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.

Listing Feature – 9560 N. Rincon Ridge Trail

Check out our gorgeous new listing in the desirable Legend Hills!

This home has breathtaking views of both the city lights and distant mountains, including Mingus Mountain as a backdrop.

Coming with its own gated entry and perimeter fencing, this single level home sits on 2.07 acres well-suited for dogs, horses, and kids (two hoofed animals per acre are allowed per the HOA – no pigs but goats are okay).

This warm and inviting home has 4 bedrooms, an office/den, and a great room with an open floor plan. The great room features a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling stacked-rock wood-burning fireplace and wood-look tile flooring runs throughout all living areas.

The master bedroom is roomy and inviting with its own entrance onto the back porch, a spacious walk-in closet, dual vanity sinks, a large walk-in shower, and a luxurious bathtub.

Other features include a walk-in pantry, 4-burner stove plus griddle, granite counter tops, a split bedroom floor plan, 8 foot doors, 9 foot ceilings, a separate laundry room with ample storage and utility sink, covered decks in the front and back of the house, a 3-car garage with a paver driveway, and a dog run.

There are also great wells in this area – pumping 30+ gpm at the time of drilling.

Interested in this amazing listing? Give us a call at 928-771-1111, we’d love to tell you more about it!

Recreation.Gov Prescott National Forest Spotlight

Recently, on recreation.gov, our very own Prescott National Forest was featured as a “Highlighted Location” to visit. Us Prescottonians already know how gorgeous our outdoor living is here and how amazing it is with all our hiking, biking, kayaking, and so much more! We have an amazing playground for outdoor activites!

Here is what the website had to say about our beautiful national forest:

In the American Southwest, only 120 miles from one of the largest cities in the country, lies an outdoor and recreational wonderland of lakes, mountains, and desert just waiting for those who seek adventure and the chance to bring home a story. This astonishing place where “the desert meets the pines” is Prescott National Forest in Central Arizona, a year-round destination for camping, fishing, horseback riding, off-highway vehicle touring, and other exciting outdoor activities!

Prescott National Forest is guardian of more than 100,000 acres of wilderness, and part of a much larger area of protected lands as it borders three other National Forests in Arizona – Coconino National ForestTonto National Forest, and Kaibab National Forest. Prescott National Forest offers nearly 450 miles of scenic trails for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The forest also contains a National Recreational Trail (Granite Mountain Trail) and a National Historic Study trail (General Crook Trail), and, with the mild climate of the area, visitors can enjoy hiking the trails year-round. Prescott National Forest also provides access to the Verde River, with opportunities for motorized boating, kayaking, and fishing. Once an active gravel pit, the Alto Pit in the forest is now a haven for off-highway vehicles like dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles. The 20-mile trail system offers something for everyone, with challenging rides for advanced recreationists and exhilarating learning opportunities for beginners. For more thrill-seeking visitors, Prescott National Forest has you covered with hang gliding, technical rock climbing and bouldering, and whitewater rafting.

When it comes to camping, the forest delivers a range of unique campsites and historic cabins that offer pine-clad mountain hideaways, rustic indoor retreats, and stunning stargazing spots. The best part of all is that there’s still a chance to plan a summer escape to this Arizona oasis. A number of locations have mid-week and even weekend availability in July and August. You can find more information about your camping options and check availability for your next trip to Prescott National Forest below:

Yavapai Campground

White Spar Campground

Alto Pit OHV Campground

Hilltop Campground

Sycamore Cabin

Horsethief Cabin

Lynx Campground

Groom Creek Horse Camp

Potato Patch Campground

 

Antelope Hills Golf Course

Antelope Hills Golf Course offers 36 holes of championship golf, a chipping green, putting green, bunkers, grass practice tee, and stalls. A public Golf Course, it includes a clubhouse with pro shop and a restaurant called the Manzanita Grill. Also located on the grounds is Centennial Center, a banquet facility. Antelope Hills Golf Course is located at 1 Perkins Dr., Prescott, AZ 86301.

For information on fees, hours, and services, give them a call or visit their website at: www.antelopehillsgolf.com / Phone: (928) 776-7888

Book a Tee Time

There are three ways to book a tee time at Antelope Hills, in person, by phone, or online. The lowest golf rates are always available online. Walk up or phone reservations are subject to higher prices than those posted online.

Academy

Junior Golf Program – This program is designed for kids (boys and girls) ages eight to 16 and consists of five lessons. Students may register for any or all sessions, but students are expected to attend the entire session. The cost is $50 per student for five classes of 1-1/2 hours each. If you have any questions, you can call Mack McCarley at (801) 915-8391.

FUNdamentals Golf Program – This program will equip juniors with the knowledge and ability to play golf in a courteous, fast, and safe manner, no matter what their golf skills may be. The instructor(s) will escort, instruct, demonstrate, and role play with the juniors from arrival at the golf course, to checking in for play, to playing golf, to completion of play. The program costs $10 and should take 2-3 hours to complete with the Certification and FUNdamental Golf Program Card distributed after the instruction. For times and registration, contact the golf shop at (928) 776-7888.

Manzanita Grill

Manzanita Grill offers a full-service restaurant and bar for golfers and non-golfers alike. Some of their special offerings include all you can eat prime rib buffet every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all you can eat seafood buffet every Friday from 11a.m to 8 p.m. You can call their phone directly for more information and reservations at (928) 777-1879

Centennial Center

Formerly known as the North Clubhouse, the recently remodeled Centennial Center is an ideal venue for weddings and banquets. Overlooking the golf course, this facility accommodates a capacity of 150. A complete selection of banquet foods and beverages are available from their professional staff. A/V equipment is available, making it the perfect meeting facility in Prescott. For information simply fill out the Weddings and Banquets form online.

Listing Feature – 3103 Mountain Lake Drive

This is our new listing of a quaint and charming manufactured home in Mountain Lake Estates. Within walking distance to Willow Lake, this home offers great near by trails to enjoy the outdoors, along with beautiful views of Willow Lake and the surrounding dells.

The home is a single level, 1392 square foot Cavco manufactured home that offers three carpeted bedrooms, two bathrooms, an AZ room, plenty of storage space, and a separate laundry room that leads to the garage complete with its own separate storage closet. Brand new wood laminate Pergola floors are throughout the main living areas. When you first walk in the front door, you are met with an open living room and dining space, making your entertaining areas spacious and welcoming, with plenty of light.

You will be delighted with this fresh and newly remodeled kitchen! With light tones of white and grey, the kitchen is up-to-date on the latest trends. The cabinets are soft-close dovetail drawers topped with granite counter tops. A giant stainless-steel farm sink and new appliances complete this kitchen with its modern flair.

The master bedroom is extremely spacious compared to other manufactured homes. It was recently painted a soft grey, has a large closet space, and its own bathroom with dual sinks and a linen closet.

The bonus Arizona room is 120 square feet, featuring panoramic windows and views of the surrounding lake and dells. It’s the perfect place to sit and have your morning coffee or tea, or go out and read a good book.

The fenced backyard rounds out the property making it suitable for just about every buyer’s needs. A small paved area for seating and grilling, and rocks to accommodate any furry friends you may have. The home has extremely minimal landscaping in both the front and backyard.

The home also comes with a nice 2-car garage and a great front porch for enjoying Prescott’s nearly year round good weather. And did we mention how close it is to Willow Lake? In this picture, you can see it just down the road!

Interested in this property, or wanting to learn more about it? Call us today at 928-771-1111. We’d love to answer any of your questions and even show you the home!

Prescott’s Whiskey Off-Road!

This coming weekend, April 26th through the 28th is Prescott’s beloved event, The Whiskey Off-Road. What this event is mainly about is every mountain bikers dream – an extensive and challenging race through some of Prescott’s most scenic mountain scapes. Starting in downtown Prescott, the course climbs through Prescott National Forest and past beautiful picturesque views of our favorite town. The course includes both dirt and paved sections, and takes participants through some of the best single and double track trails.

Beginning Friday with a community concert to kick off the event, downtown Prescott will be alight with festivities including live music and all the fun things there are to do around downtown (great food, good bars and coffee shops, delicious desert places, and plenty of antique shops to keep you busy!).

During your visit to Prescott as either a participant or spectator, enjoy three fun-filled days of event festivities and being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s wild west heritage and feeling welcomed by its modern day appreciation for the outdoor enthusiast.

Up to 96% of participants finish the race and are greeted at the end with a well-earned commemorative pint glass emblazoned with the distance they’ve completed on it. After the race, there is also a Downtown Music Festival with free live music, a cold beverage (gratis) from Four Peaks Brewing Company, and the comfort of the entire downtown Prescott lawn waiting to be enjoyed. This is a finish line that will make every mile worth the effort!

All of this event information is only half the entertainment! See below for a schedule of events with things to enjoy during The Whiskey Off-Road this weekend! Have fun!

Event Schedule:

Thursday, April 25th

4p – 5p:  Kate Courtney Speaking at the Hendrix Auditorium – Mile High Middle School

Friday, April 26th

12p – 7p:  Bike & Gear Expo Opens
12p – 9p:  Amateur Packet Pick-Up: Whiskey Row
2p:  Mandatory Pro Racers Meeting p/b Stan’s NoTubes & Pro Packet Pick-Up: Hassayampa Inn – Arizona Room
2p:  15 Proof Fun Ride: Whiskey Row
2p – 8p: 
Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Cortez St.
3:30p:  Swing by the Stan’s NoTube Expo Tent for a free sealant refresh
4p:  Time Cut-Off: 15 Proof Participants (Aspen Creek Aid Station)
5:15p:  Pro Women El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Cortez St. (20 min + 3 laps)
6p: 
Pro Men El Yucateco Pro Fat Tire Crit: Cortez St. (20 min + 3 laps)
7p: 
Four Peaks Brewing Co. Criterium Awards
7p:  Mandatory Stan’s NoTubes Amateur 30 & 50 Proof Riders Meeting: Main Stage

Saturday, April 27th

7:30a – 7p:  Bike & Gear Expo Opens
9a – 4p:  Register for the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kids’ Fun Ride: Registration Tent
7:30a:  Wave 1: 50 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
7:45a:  Wave 2: 50 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
8:30a:  Wave 1: 30 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
8:45a:  Wave 2: 30 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
9a:  Wave 3: 30 Proof Backcountry Ride: Whiskey Row
10a – 9p:  Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Goodwin St.
12p:  Stop by the Maxxis Tent for a chance to win a free tire!
12p – 4p:  Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Free Bike Decorating Party at the Holiday Courtyard
12:30p:  Time Cut-Off: 30 & 50 Proof Participants (White Rock Trail Head Parking Lot)
4p:  Concludes 30 & 50 Proof Participants
4p:  A Toast to the Over the Hill Gang
4p:  Four Peaks Brewing Co. Amateur Awards Party: Main Stage
6:30p:  Raise A Pint to our Dedication Recipient: Main Stage
7p:  Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

Sunday, April 28th

7:30a – 2p:  Bike & Gear Expo Opens
7:30a – 8:45a:  Register for the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kids’ Fun Ride: Registration Tent
8:30a:  Pro Men Backcountry Race: Whiskey Row
8:40a:  Pro Women Backcountry Race: Whiskey Row
9a:  Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kids’ Fun Ride: Whiskey Row 4 Proof Start
9:05a:  Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kid’s Fun Ride: 2 Proof Start
9:10a:  Yavapai Regional Medical Center Kid’s Fun Ride: ½  Proof Start
10a:  Free Yoga at Barley Hound – Instructed by Rachel Peters
10a – 2p:  Four Peaks Brewing Co. Beer Garden Opens on Goodwin St.
1:30p:  Four Peaks Brewing Co. Pro Awards Party: Main Stage

 

Listing Feature – 3555 Friendly Meadow Road

This is our amazing listing on 3555 Friendly Meadow Road in Williamson Valley Ranch. Right away, you are taken aback by the breathtaking views of Granite Mountain and ”The Indian,” which are captured from this rambling main level living family home.

Rural living offers a sense of space around you with only a 20-30 minute drive from downtown, giving you the feeling of being away from it all, while still being close enough to downtown to enjoy all of Prescott’s festivities. A large and fabulous deck with spa gives you a glorious outdoor living space you can enjoy all year long, taking in the views and the big night sky.

Approximately 3,557 square feet, the home includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom is complete with a separate exit onto the expansive deck and plenty of windows to help you take in all of your wonderful views. The master bathroom includes dual sinks, a separate shower and jetted tub, and a walk in closet.

A spacious eat-in kitchen features granite counters, an island with breakfast bar, a gas range, plenty of pantry storage space, and an adjacent seating area with Kiva fireplace. Next to the kitchen is a cozy sunken living room that offers a more intimate gathering space when entertaining guests, or a little privacy to sit aside and read a book, or whatever you like.

The lower level living is a walk-out basement complete with its own family room and a full second kitchen for multi-generational living. It includes plenty of storage space to put all of your treasured items, a separate exit to outside, three bedrooms, and a large bathroom with three sinks to accommodate all those in this living space.

Not only does this home have all the living space you need, but it also sits on three acres to accommodate any growing your family will do, including horses and farm animals! The home has a brand new well plus storage tank. The well and the storage tank holds 3,400 gallons at a time and pumps 725 gallons per day. A typical family of 4 only uses 350 gallons per day.

Interested in this home? Call our office today for a showing appointment! 928-771-1111. Interested in homes similar to this one? Still call! We’d love to help you find the right home for you!

Listing Feature – 6235 Almosta Ranch

You have to see this amazing new listing in The Reserve At The Ranch in Prescott!

This is an amazingly luxurious contemporary, single level home.

With jaw dropping, sweeping long distance views of the surrounding mountain ranges, this home gives the feel of being surrounded by nature, but still sits in the town of Prescott.

Located in the gated upscale community of the Preserve at The Ranch, this property boasts over four private acres and sits on a knoll with beautiful serene views from its many walls of windows.

With 4445 square feet and having been extensively remodeled to create a more open and livable space, you will have plenty of room to make this home your own and entertain guests.

The renovations include a temperature controlled wine cellar, an inviting wet bar with gorgeous three dimensional bluestone tiles, and an all new dream kitchen with four ovens, an 8-burner Viking gas range, and a 48” Subzero. A portion of the home that was once a portion of screened in porch is now the new family room, inviting and spacious for all to enjoy the amazing views.

This home also has a lot of outdoor living space that truly puts the icing on top of the cake of this immaculate house, allowing you to enjoy the remarkable views from both the outdoors and from the comfort within your own home.

The outdoor living includes a lower flagstone patio with a fireplace surrounded by a seating area, an outdoor BBQ kitchen area, and an inviting sunken spa surrounded by decking and that rests on a peninsula jutting from the patio to allow you to take in all your incredible views.

Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet or a beautiful home to bring your friends and family for get-togethers, or maybe both, this home has it all!

Call for you showing appointment today at 928-771-1111.

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.