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Highland Resort @ Verde Ridge

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During our 2009 summer road trip, we stayed for a few days at Highland Resort @ Verde Ridge in Cornville, Arizona.  First of all, Cornville is a small un-incoroporated, town, just south of Sedona.  Population about 4200. There is nothing to see in this small town.  Everything you need is available in Cottonwood, about 10 minutes drive.  There are two places to eat that we tried.

  • Ming House (888 S Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-4609, 928-639-2885). Food quality is decent. The owner is very friendly.
  • A taco stand on an empty lot on E. Cornville Rd, in between S. Verde Santa Fe Parkway and Main St (89A).  Food is awsome, especially the lingua (tounge) taco.
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The resort is located on 625 S Verde Santa Fe Pkwy, next door to South Verde golf course. The resort is newly built, in fact, construction is still going on. Facilities include swimming pool, a club house, exercise room, game room, barbecue area with a couple of gas barbecue pits, and small children play area.

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We booked (through RCI exchange) a 1 bedroom unit with full kitchen.  Our unit is badly situated.  The view from the living room is limited to the balcony of our neighboring unit :-( The AC unit is quite loud and annoying.  Other than those two negatives, the room is very nice, big and perfectly laid out.  The bathroom is huge, equipped with a hot tub. The kitchen is fully stocked with kitchenware, plates, cups and utensils.  Wireless internet is provided, in the room.

Full set of pictures: Highland Resort’s album