Route 66 Painted Desert Adventure Base Camp


Entire rental unit hosted by Kelly

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Joseph City, Northern Arizona's oldest city, settled in 1876. Your Base Camp For Adventure is located on... World Famous Route 66! Centrally located amid many Northern Arizona treasures of Culture, History, Geology, and Nature. Explore Wild-West history in Holbrook on Bucket of Blood Street. Stand on a corner in Winslow, AZ next to a Flatbed Ford! Marvel at Petrified trees in Petrified Forest NP, lose yourself in the beauty of a Painted Desert Sunset, or explore a local favorite, the "Cracks"!!!

The space
Location, Location, Location! Adventure in every direction! Spin the compass needle and start your day's adventure! Our comfortable, clean and well-equipped nest will serve as the perfect launchpad for the making of memories that will last a lifetime. Modern and outfitted with everything that you need for a restful night in preparation for your next day's adventure. We are child, infant and pet friendly. We provide many extras to assist in the care of infants, children & pets.

Please take note that Google incorrectly lists all Joseph City addresses as being in “Holbrook”. This is due to the fact that Joseph City is not incorporated so Google incorrectly identifies us as a Holbrook address. GPS guidance will deliver you to the correct location, you will just note that you are actually in Joseph City and not Holbrook.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Living room
2 sofa beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Central air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Holbrook, Arizona, United States

Joseph City is a peaceful and quiet little town of about 1,500 residents and is Arizona's oldest non-native city and a refuge from the hubbub of our larger, younger, and more chaotic sibling cities. Joseph City was settled in 1876 by colonists who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This band of 73 pioneers was led by Captain William C. Allen. They traveled to the Little Colorado River basin of Arizona seeking farmland and water that would support their families. Joseph City was one of four Little Colorado River colonies. The other colonies were Brigham City, Sunset, and Obed. Joseph City is the only surviving colony remaining.

The hardest trial for the new colonists was trying to get water for their crops. This meant that they had to try to tame the Little Colorado River. This was difficult due to the flooding season that would destroy dams along the river. The first dam was built in 1876, shortly after the colonists arrived in the area. For the next 18 years, the colonists built ten more dams. The eleventh dam was built in 1894. This dam lasted for 29 years. In 1923, the eleventh dam was destroyed and the colonists were forced to build a new dam. This dam still currently stands and directs water to the inhabitants still in the city. Joseph City stands as an emerald jewell in Arizona's high desert of the Colorado Plateau. Irrigation water provided by the Little Colorado River and modern wells feed a townwide network of irrigation ditches that provide water to residents yards and many remaining fields of various crops grown by local farming families. Many with family roots that they trace to the original 73 pioneers that tamed this small parcel of Arizona's wild badlands of the 1800s.

No stoplights, light traffic, a low crime rate, and a relaxed atmosphere are hallmarks of our little town. We have amazing Pizza at Mr. G's on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings. Esther's Diner serves a great selection of American classics and the nearby cities of Winslow and Holbrook host many great restaurants, diners, and bistro's in addition to a Super Wal Mart in Winslow and Safeway's in both Holbrook and Winslow where supplies for your fridge, cooler and other needs can be procured. Loves Travel Center in Joseph City has a Subway and Chesters Chicken, convenience store, and gas to fuel your adventures across this wild and beautiful land!

Hosted by Kelly

  1. Joined in November 2015
  • 94 Reviews
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During your stay

My work schedule as a locomotive engineer may preclude my physical presence to assist with questions regarding the many adventures that surround our peaceful little town, but I can receive text messages 24/7 and will respond as soon as I am able. If I am available, I can assist with more in-depth assistance regarding local attractions, directions, and advice.
My work schedule as a locomotive engineer may preclude my physical presence to assist with questions regarding the many adventures that surround our peaceful little town, but I can…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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