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The "Opstal" on 66The "Opstal", Afrikaans (South African) for homestead on the farm. A two bed-roomed log-siding home/apartment with a private entry and spacious yard. Picture will be updated soon showing upgrades to "privatize" bedrooms completely, and adding a loft. Deck with gas barbecue. Walk route 66, enjoy all the attractions, to the Grand Canyon Railway station, (.5 mi) for the train ride to the Canyon. Private entrance, and parking off Lewis Road. Milk and a variety cereals included to start you off.
The Little HouseEnjoy your stay at our little house. it is located 10 minutes north of Williams, AZ. This is a little gem that is on it's own 5 acres of property. It has one bedroom with a queen bed. A sleeper couch that can fit two kids comfortably. A kitchen with basic amenities. A deck that you can enjoy with a BBQ grill. It is in a working neighborhood. It is conveniently located 45 minutes from the Grand Canyon. 15 minutes to Bearizona and the Grand Canyon Railway. Flagstaff is 35 minutes away.
Top of the GatewayWelcome to Williams the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Please enjoy your stay in our 1 bedroom guest suite, we are nestled in the tall pines on a hilltop overlooking the city with birds, deer, elk, javelinas, and even wild turkeys are seen walking down the street on occasion. Enjoy the fire pit when it is allowed, just bring the fixins for your smores and have fun. We are 30 minutes from Flagstaff, 55 minutes to the Grand Canyon or Sedona. Enjoy stargazing, hiking, Bearizona, and more.
The mountain town of Williams leans hard into its status as a classic Western destination. Historic Route 66 runs through downtown, and local businesses maintain the atmosphere of a mid-century road trip with twinkling neon signage and classic soda fountains. At night, actors dressed as cowboys recreate gun fights in the street, and travelers pour forth from the Grand Canyon Railway, whose terminus is in town. Located just an hour from the Grand Canyon, Williams is a popular destination for travelers looking to explore the natural wonder. The town is surrounded by a bevy of outdoor enticements, including the Kaibab National Forest, whose lake-dotted, ponderosa pine-enrobed acres are home to elks, bobcats, and owls. In the winter, Williams makes for a cozy retreat — and if you tire of snowgazing over a mug of hot chocolate, Flagstaff’s bustling ski resort is just half an hour away.
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) is located about 40 minutes from Williams, and you can rent a car at the airport. Driving is the ideal way to check out everything the area has to offer, although you won’t need a car to explore the vibrant and compact downtown. Local taxi and shuttle services will take you around town and to the Grand Canyon. Rideshares are less plentiful in this rural area, so keep that in mind if you don’t have your own transportation — especially when you’re planning trips to the airport. Consider scheduling airport rides ahead of time.
Spring and fall in Williams offer moderate, warm weather, while in the summer temperatures can soar and rain showers arrive, especially in the month of August. Expect crowds throughout the sunny months, as visitors course through Williams on their way to the Grand Canyon. In the winter, the town slows down and you can enjoy the seasonal idyll cozying up inside or exploring the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding wilderness transformed by snow. In June, sparkling vintage cars line the street during the annual Williams Historic Route 66 Car Show.
The trip to the Grand Canyon rivals the actual destination aboard this train. Accommodations range from bench seating in a circa-1923 train car to a two-story luxury lounge with a private bar, downstairs lounge, and glass viewing dome up top. As if the view weren’t enough — you’ll travel through desert, prairie, and pine forests — musicians dressed as cowboys roam the cars, serenading passengers with guitar and banjo ballads.
This pleasingly cluttered homegrown museum inside a restored gas station showcases vintage gas station paraphernalia, road signage, telephones, cash registers, and other relics of the golden age of car travel. Snap a few photos with the vintage automobile with whitewall tires parked next to a pair of old-fashioned glass bulb gas pumps, and grab a souvenir in the kitschy gift shop.
Although the nearby Grand Canyon tends to get most of the fanfare, Kaibab National forest is a worthy stop for any nature lover. In addition to more than 300 miles of scenic hiking trails, the forest is also home to 1,000-year-old petroglyphs and creek-carved gorges that have been naturally shaped into otherworldly forms. The forest’s relatively secluded atmosphere may be a welcome comedown from Grand Canyon crowds.