Clarkdale's vintage ballroom, clubhouse and park with bandstand are a wonderful setting for our dance weekend. A few local dining spots and one small vacation rental lodge are within walking distance of the hall. Otherwise lodging is at least a short drive away. Lodging, a variety of dining options and camping can be found in Jerome, Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde.
Hotels and motels in Cottonwood are expected to fill up quickly. There is at least one other event in Cottonwood the same weekend as May Madness in 2017.
Check below for hotel deals in Cottonwood. Note that many of these deals expire in April.
CLARKDALE There is a vacation rental lodge in Clarkdale that has 6 apartment units. As of the end of March there were no vacancies for the entire weekend. Link: clarkdalelodge.com
COTTONWOOD The closest lodging to May Madness besides the Clarkdale Lodge is in Cottonwood, just two miles from Clarkdale, which offers rooms to fit anyone's budget. "Mom & pop motels," national chains, bed & breakfasts and even a state park are in town. Everything from fast food to historic old town bistros & coffee shops are available. If you need supplies Cottonwood has everything from big box retailers & drugstores to authentic Mexican bakeries and olive oil outlets! Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood is an excellent camping option; the park has sites for tents and trailers, with or without electric hook ups, hot showers and opportunities for other activities in this beautiful riparian setting. Try our Facebook page to talk about booking adjacent sites, sharing campsites etc. Links: Dead Horse Ranch State Park May Madness Facebook Page
JEROME If you're looking for someplace unique & unforgetable, head 15 minutes up the switchbacks to Jerome for unforgetable views in the liveliest ghost town in Arizona. Upscale bed & breakfasts and the historic Grand Hotel are wedged between ruins, kitchy shops and haunted gourmet kitchens. Links: Jerome Chamber Grand Hotel
SEDONA & CAMP VERDE Sedona's timeshares and resorts are about 30 miles across the valley in the redrocks. Camp Verde is about 20 miles back at the freeway exit and has several chain motel offerings. Links: Sedona Chamber Camp Verde Chamber
COTTONWOOD HOTEL DEALS
The hotel deals below have been arranged for the May Madness weekend. Call the hotel directly before the deadline date to book these deals.
All options need to be booked by April 18. If you have problems, ask for Pilar. (928) 634-9975.
Option #1: 1 room with one queen bed $99.99 + tax
Option #2: 4 mini-suites; each has 2 queen beds $109.99 + tax
Option #3: Apartment suite pull out couch; murphy bed (3-6 people) kitchen etc. $159.00 +tax
Option #4: House suite: 2 queen beds; 1 king bed $169 + tax
Verde Valley Inn
Book by April 25. Conference # 22012. Tell them that Diane Duffy organized this.
If you have any problems, ask for Jason. (928) 634-3678
A limited number of rooms: $129.95 + tax with 2 beds; +$10 person for 3rd and 4th person.
Max 4 people per room.
Book by April 18. Tell them you are with the "May Madness group". 928-639-1888
A limited number of rooms: $109.99 with 2 beds; $99.99 with 1 bed.