Located on five acres of land bordering Northern Arizona University, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park offers visitors a beautiful example of Arts and Crafts architecture and a peek into local history.
The Riordan Mansion was built in 1904 by the owners of the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company, Michael and Timothy Riordan. These wealthy brothers had Charles Whittlesey design their 13,000-square-foot home, which included many luxuries for the time, such as hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, electric lighting and central heat.
The Flagstaff landscape provides some of the most gorgeous scenery in Arizona, which sets a perfect backdrop to a variety of challenging and entertaining hiking trails. Whether an avid hiker or a visitor looking for an outdoor activity to take in the sights, and you want to bring along your four-legged best friend, Flagstaff has a variety of options.
Flagstaff has a lot more to offer in the winter than incredible mountain views and skiing and snowboarding. This little city provides visitors cultural excitement through art, music and local cuisine. January 2014 is full of events to entertain both young and old.
When most people think of Flagstaff, they usually don’t associate our city with horse riding. Well that’s all beginning to change, thanks in part to a group of horse lovers who meet monthly to network and simply just share their love of horses. The High Country Horse Lovers Club meets every month on the 1st Wednesday at R.E.D.S. Kitchen & Food Emporium located just a short drive from your Flagstaff hotel. Are you a horse enthusiast? If so, this club is free to join and there are no formal agendas, just a great way to meet other horse enthusiasts. It’s also a great way to learn of all the horse happenings in the high country. Grab your saddle and get going!
If you’re looking for some outdoor fun and a little bit of exercise then Flagstaff Extreme is for you. This tree top adventure course is an elevated obstacle course surrounded by majestic Ponderosa Pines. The course includes zip lines, bridges, swings, nets, and slides and is just a short drive from your Flagstaff hotel. Whether you decide to brave the course alone, bring a group of friends, or simply host a party/event, this course is guaranteed to challenge you and enable you to explore the outdoors in a whole new way. Tours can be set up via the Flagstaff Extreme website or over the phone. The summer time is peak season for the course, so make sure you secure your spot as soon as possible. See you in the pines.