When looking for a short getaway with friends, the Verde Valley RV Resort and Cabins in Camp Verde came up several times. We don’t have an RV, so the cabins with their wood paneling drew us in, not to mention the simple and fun amenities. We booked a two night stay – and were not disappointed!
The resort is about 1.5 hours from Phoenix and has over a dozen cottages, ranging from studio-style to 1 or 2 bedrooms. We booked a 2 bedroom, which had one room with a queen bed, and then the second room with a bunk bed, and another bunk with a bottom double bed. A small bathroom, kitchen, and living area were also included. This setup worked perfectly for our group of 7 (2 families, adults, 5 kids). It was snug but not crowded. We also loved the patio attached to our cabin, complete with an umbrella and shade tree.
Amenities at the resort are simple but great. There is a pool, ranging from 3-6 feet depth, and a hot tub for ages 18+. The kids loved the pool! Lots of pool chairs and umbrellas are available for use. The pool is by the clubhouse with also offers restrooms, additional seating, a fire pit (we couldn’t get it to work), and occasional activities. We enjoyed the Friday morning complimentary waffle breakfast!
Next to the clubhouse is a small, fenced playground, a basketball court, and a pickleball court. A decent-sized dog park is also available for use, on the other side of the resort. The two-level mini-golf course with 18 holes is closer to the entrance. We enjoyed this as well, even though one ball decided to land in the pond, and three others got stuck in a pipe. You can check out the golf clubs and balls at the front desk, which is the first building you see when you arrive.
One other feature we loved about the resort was the easy access to the Verde River! It was less than a 5-minute walk to the river. There had been some heavy rains the weekend before our visit; so with the muddy water and decent moving current, we didn’t get to play in nature as much as we had hoped. Still, the older kids in our group enjoyed floating down, and everyone loved looking for rocks and shells along the dry portion of the creek bed.
Overall, this resort is a great place for families, affordable, and we would come back! The total cost for our two-night stay was $234. Prices can vary depending on what size cabin you choose, and weekday vs weekend. Here are some tips for visiting the Verde Valley RV Resort and Cabins in Camp Verde:
- no linens or towels are provided, so bring your own, including a hand towel for the bathroom and a bath mat; there were two dish towels provided, which can be used to clean up spills.
- our kitchen was well equipped with a fridge and freezer, microwave, two-burner stovetop, a sink with a dish drainer, three pots, a coffee maker, 6 plates/bowls/spoons/glasses (including wine glasses), and silverware. There were little extras like a wine bottle opener, dish soap, a few serving bowls, etc. We brought some of these from home but didn’t need to use them, including toilet paper. We did bring and use paper plates for the kids.
- consider bringing some extra camping chairs if your party is over 4 people. Our two came in handy!
- the resort is very strict on the 5MPH speed limit, so please be mindful of that.
- Camp Verde is about 10-15 degrees cooler than Phoenix. So 100 here would be 90, not bad! There is also more potential for storms in the summer, so keep an eye on the weather.
- the bottom of the river is very rocky. Bring water shoes! Or tough it out.
- if you’re looking for things to do in Camp Verde, check out this fun list!
- for our cabin stay, we spent the majority of the time at the resort, and it was lovely. On the third day, we packed up and spent most of the day in Prescott, enjoying the zoo and the nearby lake. Prescott is about 50 minutes from the resort.
- for more information about the resort, check out their website.