Off the beaten path, the resort is nicely situated between Cottonwood and Sedona, about 2 hours from Phoenix.
Our 1 bdrm was very well equipped, virtually new and spacious. The noise from the A/C fan was too loud to sleep so we only ran it while out. (OK for the spring weather.) There was a water heater in a closet in the bedroom which also made enough noise to wake us occasionally. There is no lock box to safely store valuables. The only thing missing for me from the beautiful bathroom was a make-up/magnifying mirror. Otherwise, our overall experience was outstanding. Our family was able to play pingpong and billiards regularly - no waiting. There was a good selection of recent DVD's with available popcorn. The saltwater pool was heated and clean. Someone else commented that the pool area was small but that wasn't our perception of it at all This isn't a high traffic resort. A list of interesting organized activities is available at the sister resort in Sedona but we didn't have a chance to check them out.
What impressed us the most was the lack of sales pressure for time shares or activities. In fact, we found the whole area offered remarkable service at tourist sites without the usual emphasis on selling and tipping -- this made us even more willing to be generous and engage!
Worthwhile outings were Verdi Valley Railroad, Blazin' M Ranch, Sedona Helicopter ride, a walk through Jerome and hiking anywhere in Sedona. Decent inexpensive 9 hole golf course in Cottonwood. Avoid the overpriced restaurants along the main strip in Sedona - there are plenty of great, less expensive places on the fringe.
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- Highlands Resort At Verde Ridge Cornville, Arizona