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Whether you’re flying in to the state’s third-busiest airport a few miles down the road, traveling by tour bus, private vehicle or motorcycle, you will find Chino Valley businesses eager to serve you.

Although there are many fine choices for lodging, dining and sightseeing within a 20 mile radius of Chino Valley, visitors to our town will find first-rate accommodations at Days Inn Chino Valley, located on Highway 89 in the south part of town. During your stay at the 100% smoke-free hotel, you can enjoy an indoor pool and hot tub, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and a free continental breakfast. Meeting and conference rooms are also available.

Or, stay at the Primrose Inn & Suites, offering the "best suite in northern Arizona," complete with a fully stocked kitchen, two queen beds, cable, DVD, Wi-Fi and outdoor patio. The Inn also offers a recently renovated mini suite and several standard rooms.

Local dining options are numerous and varied, catering to a variety of budgets and tastes. Choose from one of several fast food outlets, family dining, Italian pizza, barbecue, Mexican, Oriental and local cuisine — there is something sure to please every palate.

Wine-tasting, fresh food and live entertainment can be found year-round at Granite Creek Vineyards in Chino Valley, selected as one of Arizona’s 50 best places to visit. Granite Creek was the first farm in Arizona to be Certified Organic and today is one of only a handful of wineries in the United States that makes Certified Organic Wines without any added sulfites. Every Saturday afternoon from April through November, visitors can taste an array of award-winning wines and order lunch or dinner from the seasonally inspired menu, all while listening to live music from some of Arizona's best musicians.

The Garchen Buddhist Institute Retreat Center attracts over 500 visitors to Chino Valley with its summer and winter teachings. Nestled in the forested foothills near the mountains surrounding Chino Valley with spectacular panoramic views of the red cliffs of Sedona, the San Francisco peaks, and Chino Valley itself, the Garchen Buddhist Institute Retreat Center offers a setting of extraordinary natural beauty. Facilities are available for individual or group retreats, workshops, classes, weddings, memorial and award ceremonies. All buildings are wheel-chair accessible, heated and evaporative cooled. Electricity is produced from solar-panels with generator back-up, and water comes from The Garchen Institute’s own well.

Enjoy our area’s wide open spaces, trails, ranch lands and streams, and make the most of your adventure by first visiting the Chino Valley Ranger District. Your choices for area attractions are plentiful, from golf at Antelope Hills Golf Course to a night of gambling at Bucky’s and Yavapai Casinos in Prescott. Visit the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary to see a variety of exotic and rescued animals or the Highlands Center for Natural History for an education on local plant life. Choose a concert or show at the Yavapai College Performance Hall, be entranced by Native American art and culture at the Smoki Museum or view art and historical items of the American West at the Phippen Museum.

Minor league hockey, first-run movies, horse racing, car races, car shows and various music, arts and crafts festivals and celebrations round out the area’s choices for entertainment. And don’t forget the individual art galleries, Indian jewelry and artifact stores, a weekend Swap Meet and a multitude of antique and second-hand stores to browse.

Get ready to have some fun!

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