Nestled along Interstate 17 in Camp Verde, Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is just an hour north of Phoenix.
It is unique in that it is truly a family casino, with supervised child care at Kids’ Quest, a video arcade for teens and Shake, Rattle & Bowl – a twenty lane bowling alley that everyone can enjoy. Of course there are also the things you usually associate with a casino; 650 of the newest slot machines, as well as live blackjack and poker.
To satisfy the hungry player, you’ll be pleased to find a variety of dining options, from the 50’s-style diner Johnny Rockets to the award-winning Storytellers Steakhouse, which, in addition to magnificently prepared steaks, features fresh-daily seafood from the Honolulu Fish Company. Mountain Springs Buffet is a wonderful, affordable eatery with a wide selection of tasty items and daily specials. Three Sisters, with sandwiches, beverages and treats and open 24 hours, is yet another delicious option.
As one does not live by gaming alone, there is also the opportunity to enjoy live music at the Dragonfly nightclub on weekends.
The 80-room hotel has six suites, and features a fully equipped conference and function center. You’ll always enjoy quality accommodations and a responsive staff. To get your day started off right, they offer a complimentary hot breakfast from Cliff Castle Casino Hotel’s central location.
Now, add to this a chance for visitors to enjoy many attractions, natural and otherwise in the nearby area.
The Verde Valley is the home of Central Arizona’s scenic wine country. You can see pieces of ancient history at Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot. Enjoy the recently resurrected Old Town Cottonwood, the quaintness of Clarkdale, along with the specular views of the valley below, along with wildlife and soaring eagles while riding on the Verde Valley Railway.
We can’t leave out the cool, funky vibe of Jerome, a modern day ghost town rising like Brigadoon along the edge of Mingus Mountain. And perhaps more well-known to out of town visitors are Sedona’s majestic red rocks and world renowned art galleries that are mere minutes away from the Casino.
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel also hosts concerts and other events that perform in the Stargazer Pavilion – an outdoor arena located adjacent to the casino. The Pavilion has been host to internationally-known performers such as Willie Nelson, Eddie Money and War. On Sunday, August 31, there will be a Reggae concert featuring acclaimed bands Black Uhuru and Third World.
For laughs, Ron White will be in the house September 27. The Casino has a fine comedy tradition, hosting past performances by Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall.
One event not to miss is Taste of the Verde Valley, on November 1st that features the best of Arizona’s wines, along with food, music and art. With such a dazzling array of things to do, there is truly something for everyone at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is located north of Phoenix at exit 289 in Camp Verde, Arizona.
For more information go to cliffcastlecasinohotel.com or call 1-800-381-7568