Listing Feature – 2201 Forest Hills Road

Breathtaking views including city lights and Thumb Butte are captured from this fabulous split-level home near the base of Thumb Butte in Country Club Park. Perfect for a family home or AirBnb investment, this home has been well loved and taken care of.

Complete with a raised hearth fireplace and wood floors, it also has large picture windows that give views in three directions. The main level is comprised of the master suite including bathroom and walk-in closet, office with built-in shelves and desks, a second bedroom, and guest bath. Also on the main level is the sunny kitchen and adjacent morning room. Nearly every window you look out from this home you are met with views and nature.

The lower level has a family room with a fireplace, two bedrooms, two baths, laundry room and a fabulous bonus space which has potential for a great lock-off Airbnb suite.

Nestled on a 1.29 acre tree and boulder studded home site, this house boasts 3168 square feet and a detached over-sized 2.5 car garage with shop. It opens to tiered decking and patios to extend living outdoors with the jaw-dropping views of Prescott we all love.

You don’t want to miss this amazing property with plenty of room for the whole family and land that is to die for!

Interested in seeing this home? Call us today for your showing appointment at 928-771-1111.

10 Best Things to Do in Prescott, Arizona!

It’s summertime, which for some means extra time to fill their days, or kids at home to keep occupied for the next two months. Here are the top ten best things to do in Prescott, Arizona according to AZCENTRAL.COM.

Watson Lake:

  • Boating, fishing, and kayaking on the water give you an up-front view of the gorgeous boulders that make up the Granite Dells.
  • Hike one of the many trails around Watson Lake, one of which makes a 4.8-mile loop around the lake and takes you all throughout the beautiful Granite Dells. The loop takes you behind the lakes damn, where water flows past you as you are ensconced by towering boulders.

Visit Downtown Prescott:

  • The famous Whiskey Row makes up one side of the courthouse which is centered in the historic downtown area. Named Whiskey Row for a reason, it is a stretch of fun bars and saloons to help liven up your weekends or go out for a mid-week drink with friends.
  • Visiting Downtown in the summer means there will be one of numerous art festivals occurring. There is some kind of event going on every weekend, which always gives you something to do!
  • Walk around the Courthouse and see the different statues and plaques to read, learning more about Prescott’s rich history
  • Wanting to come to Prescott when it’s a bit cooler? Visit at Christmas. The holiday decorations light up the square and are a glorious site to see.

Lynx Lake:

  • Lynx Lake is in the middle of the pines with beautiful viewing surrounding. Come spend the day and enjoy the warm weather as the sound of the breeze rustling through the pines helps you relax even more.
  • Hiking, boating, kayaking, camping, and fishing are just some of the fun activities to partake in at Lynx Lake.

Sharlot Hall Museum:

  • Sharlot Hall Museum is a museum that was built around the Territorial Governor’s mansion, a rustic log cabin from 1864 that still stands.
  • The museum hosts the Prescott Indian Art Market, the premier Native American art market in the Southwest.
  • Sharlot Hall, whom the museum was named after, was a respected poet, historian, and activist years before women had gained a right to vote. She successfully fought a measure that would have brought AZ and New Mexico into the union as one state.
  • She also preserved and restored the first Territorial Governor’s Mansion and stocked it with her extensive collection of artifacts. The mansion as well as buildings added around it to complete it as a museum, opened as a museum in 1928.
  • The living history program at Sharlot Hall Museum features staff and volunteers dressed in period appropriate clothes to help make your experience complete.
  • Other buildings that are included in the Sharlot Hall Museum are the Bashford House and Fort Misery. Slated for demolition, the Bashford House was transported to the grounds of Sharlot Hall Museum and restored in the 1970s. Fort Misery is the place where the town people met and decided to become a town, and to call it Prescott.

Phippen Museum:

  • An amazing art museum that showcases Western Art.

Smokie Museum:

  • The host of an annual Navajo rug auction full of amazing Native American rugs, and an event you do not want to miss.

Goldwater Lake:

  • Yet another lake in Prescott that offers boating, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. This lake also has a great playground for kids as well as multiple gazebos you can reserve with seating and grills for picnics.

Thumb Butte:

  • Hike the iconic peak or enjoy its views from all around town. You can even drive around the peak, going up Copper Basin, the road loops around the backside of Thumb Butte and shoots you out onto Thumb Butte Road (thought use caution and have a car that can handle bumpy roads).

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary:

  • With animals such as mountain lions, mule deer, wallabies, tarantulas, and more!
  • Their motto is “Conservation through Education” and they offer a home for animals that have no other.

Peavine Trail:

  • A converted railway bed, the Peavine trail begins south of Watson Lake and Leads into the Granite Dells.
  • Part of the Prescott Circle Trail, a 54-mile loop around Prescott that has been in the works for 25 years.
  • Watson lake and the Dells are visible from the Peavine Trail and the trail goes all around them.
  • The trail is good for biking, hiking, and walking since most of the actual trail is flat, with rockier inclines on the off-shooting trails.

We hope some of these activities will help keep you busy this summer! When in doubt, Prescott has a summer event going on downtown nearly every weekend and our town is infamous for its amazing trails and outdoor recreational activities. We’re sure you’ll be able to find something to do!

Thumb Butte

If you are from Prescott, or have visited before, it’s impossible to miss one of its most prolific landmarks standing tall and proud on the western horizon of the town: Thumb Butte. Standing at 6,500 feet tall, the well known landmark rises about 1,200 feet from the downtown Prescott area and is easily spotted from nearly anywhere in town. The derivative of its name is obvious enough with its thumb like appearance sticking out from the Sierra Prieta mountain range for all to see.

The Sierra Prieta mountain range spans fourteen miles long in central-northwest Arizona, creating a natural barrier to the western most point of the town of Prescott. Thumb Butte is held within that mountain range, a natural outcropping of rock that actually has some debate around it as to how it occurred geologically.

One theory is that it is a geological formation known as a volcanic plug. A volcanic plug is a configuration that occurs when a much larger volcano’s exterior erodes and deteriorates after millions of years, and what is left behind is that volcano’s hardened center.

A second theory that is supported by the evidence of the composition of the surrounding mountains and the composition of Thumb Butte itself, is that Thumb Butte is actually a major basalt flow. A basalt flow is really just a tall lava flow, which means that at one point millions of years ago, Thumb Butte was a point at which lava escaped, built upon itself, hardened, and eventually turned into the landmark we see today. Either way you spin it, at some point in time, Thumb Butte was a volcano.

From a recreational stand point, Thumb Butte and the Sierra Prieta mountain range are an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Rock climbing, mountain biking, and countless hiking trails, the park offers something for everyone and includes trails for both novice and the more experienced adventurer. Climbing to the top of Thumb Butte itself using trail #33, you are gifted with jaw-dropping views of all of Prescott, Prescott Valley, and even some of Williamson and Chino Valley. While hiking clockwise to the top can be steep at times and definitely gets one’s blood pumping, it is made easier with a paved trail of switchbacks including safety rails and plenty of benches for resting spots. If that feels to be a little outside of your abilities, no worries, you can head up the trail counter-clockwise, which is far easier and still brings you to the peak with all its amazing views. And, if you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can even climb the boulders to the very tip top of Thumb Butte, though caution is seriously recommended as this can be a treacherous trek.

Thumb Butte and the surrounding area is a site to be seen both from afar and up close. If you’re looking for a good day hike, or a good place to explore, the trails surrounding this mountain range should definitely be on your list if they aren’t already.