10 Things To Do In Cornville, Arizona - Updated 2022

things to do in cornville arizona
Haley
Haley 
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During your Arizona adventure, be sure to visit the Sedona bedroom community of Cornville. In Cornville, you can visit three wineries, the largest hatchery in Arizona, a truly unique art exhibit, all among beautiful cottonwood trees that grow in the valley. Driving by the wilderness not enough for you? Nature tours are available for you to experience the beauty up close. With so many things to do, you’re probably also wondering where to stay? Don’t worry as there are a number of Airbnb vacation rentals in Cornville and the nearby city of Sedona has several Airbnbs with pools as well. Nevertheless, Cornville is home to a plethora of art exhibits, wineries, and natural attractions. If you’re curious about what these are, here is a list of things to do in Cornville, Arizona.

1. Try out DA Ranch's fine wines

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

DA Ranch is a family-owned estate vineyard that started as simply a family gathering spot for the Petznick family. This family gathering spot has since evolved into a winery after the vineyard’s first wines were bottled in 2008. Since then, the winery produces over 1,000 cases of wine to regularly share with its guests.

Like many wineries in Cornville, this vineyard also hosts regular wine tasting events for guests to enjoy their 100% estate-grown Arizona wines that are complemented by the winery’s picturesque outdoor surroundings.

DA Ranch

Address: 1901 Dancing Apache Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325, United States

Website: DA Ranch

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. Have a nice meal at Manzanita Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Manzanita Restaurant on Friday, September 11, 2020

Manzanita Restaurant specializes in serving German cuisine that is guaranteed to leave you wanting to return for another delicious meal. Its menu is composed of a variety of appetizers, entrees, salads, seafood, and German specialties. Some dishes you can encounter include crab cakes, French escargots, green bean tempura, sirloin steak, filet mignon, grilled vegetable dinner, trout almandine, Swiss-style veal bratwurst, wiener schnitzel, and sauerbraten.

Finally, the restaurant boasts the numerous achievements it has earned over the years such as being featured in Arizona Highways magazine and Fodor’s Travel Guide. With these honors, you just know that the atmosphere and food quality are top-notch.

Manzanita Restaurant

Address: 11425 E Cornville Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325, United States

Website: Manzanita Restaurant

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 4pm - 8pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

3. Visit a community art exhibit

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Through the years, this building has definitely seen some wear, but it continues to inspire those who seek out the...

Posted by Eliphante Village on Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cornville, Arizona is home to one of the most unique art exhibits in the world. Eliphante Village’s birth began in the 1970s, when artist Michael Kahn and his wife, Leda Levant, who lived in Sedona, met a couple with land in Cornville. Michael took advantage of the acreage and began building large, three-dimensional structures, that today form fluid caverns, giving all who enter an out of this world experience. The art exhibit is all outdoors, and is community supported, with resident caregivers continuing to maintain the experience. All the exhibits are made with reclaimed materials, adding to the natural, yet designed, feel. At Eliphante, you’re sure to fully understand the community’s motto: “…life is art & art is life.”

Eliphante

Address: Coconino National Forest, 1200 S Loy Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Eliphante

4. Horseback ride through the wilderness

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The horses are ready to ride! Are you ready? 928-649-3377

Posted by Horsin' Around Adventures on Friday, June 10, 2016

While in Cornville, you’re sure to notice the beautiful surrounding mountains and underbrush, a staple of Arizona wilderness. If you’re wondering what to do in Cornville, AZ, and want to fully immerse yourself in Arizona’s nature, consider taking a horseback tour with Horsing Around Adventures. With Horsing Around Adventures, you can, as the name implies, take a horseback ride in wildlife habitats, over mountainous trails, and through wine country terrain. Depending on your time limit and budget, you can choose tours that range from ninety minutes to all day, and adventures ranging from a simple wilderness tour to a cattle-drive and cowboy dinner combo. Specialty tours are also available, with horseback and rafting, horseback and helicopter, and more available on request.

Horsing Around Adventures

Address: Horsing Around Adventures, 2650 N Dancing Apache Rd, Cornville, AZ 86351

Website: Horsing Around Adventures

5. Hike through the surrounding area

If horses aren’t your thing, but you still want to tour the wilderness, check out Yava-Coco Tours. Yava-Coco Tours are guided hikes through the Cornville and Sedona area that are designed to be informative, yet safe and fun for all. With over 3,000 search and rescues performed in the Sedona area each year, having a guide as you trek the wilderness is your best option for having an adventure you’ll want to remember as not being spent in the hospital. Your tour will be guided by Soaring Bear, a man named by his Sioux brothers, which he carries proudly. His name is well-earned as his passion for Sioux culture and hiking is shown on every tour. During your tour, he will take you to a Native American medicine wheel and explain what it was used for, as well as go through a traditional ceremony for healing. Tours are available for couples, groups, military-guided tours, and even one-on-ones. No matter who you’re traveling with, you can always experience the wonder.

Yava-Cocoa Tours

Address: 441 Forest Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

Website: Yava-Cocoa Tours

6. Play golf while vacationing

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

If you’re a golfer, then playing golf should definitely be on your list of “Cornville, AZ, things to do” list. Opened in 1997, Verde Santa Fe Golf course is a public golf course, that is the perfect place for you to hang out and relax—even if you have no previous golfing experience. This 18-hole course has four levels of tees for varying skill levels, and golf instruction is available, so you’ll never feel out of your element. Golf clubs are available for rent, and if you already have a set that needs some TLC, golf club repair is on-site.

Verde Santa Fe Golf

Address: 1045 S Verde Santa Fe Pkwy, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Verde Santa Fe Golf

7. Drink wine with man's best friend

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Are you traveling with your best friend but afraid most businesses won’t allow his or her four paws in? Look no further than Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery. At Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery, you can hang out with your dog while sampling wines from Oak Creek. Oak Creek’s wines are made from both estate and purchased grapes, so your palate will get a full spectrum of tastes. Food is also available, including a snack tray to pair with your wines. Kids are also welcome, so bring the entire family for this tasty and tasteful experience.

Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery

Address: 1555 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325

Facebook: Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery

8. Tour a winery

Page Springs Cellars
Source: Photo by Flickr user Aaron Vowels used under CC BY 2.0

Want to tour a winery? Head to Page Springs Cellars where you can taste the wine, tour the vineyards, learn the history of wine-making, and experience one of the best wineries in Cornville. At Page Springs, you can learn how wine has developed over the centuries, and about the cultures that form the sweet grapes into the beloved beverage. Award-winning wines are available for your palate’s delight, including a special tasting poured directly from the barrel. During your tour, you’ll see Page Spring’s beautiful grounds, including the estate’s vineyards, wine cellar, barrel room, and crushpad. If you’re lucky enough to be in Cornville during the last week of June, be sure to head to the Tilted Earth Festival, a music, food, and wine party that will be held June 24th. But don’t fret if your travel times don’t coincide. Page Spring Cellars offers yoga and massage sessions amongst the wine making atmosphere, to allow you complete and total relaxation during your Arizona adventure.

Page Springs Cellars

Address: 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Page Springs Cellars

Tilted Earth Festival

Address: 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Tilted Earth Festival

9. Eat and drink at Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you want to taste wine, but are also looking for a full-course meal, look no further than Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery. While drinking Javelina Leap’s delicious, award-winning, Arizona wines, you can enjoy a cheese and meat platter, or eat an entire pizza by yourself—no judging. The winery is surrounded by a desert environment, so while you’re enjoying your wine, you might see some fascinating animals and plants in their natural home. Bird watchers are encouraged to bring binoculars as the site is prime for sighting diverse species of our avian friends.

Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

Address: 1565 Page Springs Rd., Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

10. Visit Arizona's largest fish hatchery

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Important info for anyone heading to Big Lake with their boat: We've become aware of an issue with the South Cover...

Posted by Arizona Game & Fish Department on Saturday, April 16, 2022

Finally, to cool down and relax, head to the Page Springs Fish Hatchery. As the largest hatchery in Arizona, Page Springs is another great site for bird watching, while learning about rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, pike minnow, and razorback sucker fish. The hatchery grounds include a nature trail that meanders through the facility and along Oak Creek, with markers describing riparian habitat and wildlife, perfect for an afternoon stroll. While fishing is not available onsite, the fish bred at the facility are used to stock the nearby Oak Creek, Verde River, West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creeks. So once you’re done learning about the fish, head down to the stream of your choice and catch a few for dinner.

Page Springs Fish Hatchery

Address: 1600 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325

Website: Page Springs Fish Hatchery

Visit Cornville

For full-bodied wine and a full-fledged adventure, look no further than Cornville, Arizona. With wilderness tours on horseback or on foot, unique art exhibits, and enough wine to last a lifetime, your Cornville vacation will be remembered forever.

Frequently asked questions about the things to do in Cornville, Arizona

1. Which are the top attractions in Cornville?

Cornville has many great attractions that are sure to be enjoyable for many different kinds of travelers. Some of these attractions include DA Ranch, Page Springs Hatchery, Verde Santa Fe Golf, and Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery.

2. Which are the top activities in Cornville?

With many great attractions, Cornville will also be home to a lot of wonderful activities that are sure to be a lot of fun. Some of the activities we recommend are visiting a community art exhibit, hiking through the wilderness, touring a winery, and playing some golf.

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Haley has been writing stories since she was five, but did not decide to be a full-time writer until her college years. She studied English and Biology at Eastern New Mexico University and has...Read more

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