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CRESCENT MOON RANCH (AZ), AZ
part ofCoconino National Forest Recreation, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewCrescent Moon Ranch is an exceptional year-round place to stay in beautiful Sedona. The central Arizona facility is a rustic, historic ranch house adjacent to Oak Creek and near the base of the towering Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed scenes in the Southwest. Guests can enjoy hiking, photography or simply relaxing and taking in the breathtaking views.
The cabin can accommodate up to 10 people for overnight use, and may also be reserved for up to 25 people for day use. It is ideal for weddings and other daytime gatherings. It can be accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Placed beside a tree-lined creek with Sedona's famous red rock cliffs in the background, Crescent Moon's location offers a serene natural setting. The site lies in the high desert at the base of the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile slope that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation. Cresent Moon sits at an elevation of 4,000 feet and was built by ranchers of the original homestead. The cabin was later made available for public use by the U.S. Forest Service.
Guests can picnic at the adjacent day use area and fish, swim and wade in the crystal clear waters of Oak Creek. Flora, fauna and rock formations in the surrounding area provide excellent subjects for photography.
With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living room, two kitchens and an enclosed sun porch, Crescent Moon offers plenty of room. The house has beds with mattresses, and a futon and sleeper sofa in the living room. Electricity and running water are provided, and the house has heating and air conditioning, providing a comfortable stay any time of the year. Please be mindful of reducing heating and cooling cost by not leaving windows open with central heating/cooling system running.
The nearby towns of Sedona and Oak Creek offer plenty of lodging, camping, shopping and dining. A variety of hiking and swimming destinations are within a short drive, including the well-known Slide Rock State Park and Red Rock/Secret Mountain Wilderness area.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Phoenix, travel north on Interstate 17 and take the Sedona exit (exit 298) onto Highway 179 north. Go through the Village of Oak Creek, to Sedona. Turn left onto State Highway 89A and proceed west through Sedona to Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Turn left and continue to Chavez Ranch Road and turn left again. The road becomes gravel. Bear right at the top of hill and go through the locked gate (which has a "Road Closed" sign). Turn left at the end of the road. The Crescent Moon Ranch house is the stone house on the right, with a garage.
Access to the house is through a combination lock box on both the gated road and at the front door to the house. The combination lock box on the house contains the door key. The lock combinations to both the gate and house will be included in the reservation confirmation letter.
Mailing Address:CRESCENT MOON RANCH (AZ)
300 RED ROCK CROSSING RD
SEDONA AZ 86351
Phone Number:Information: (928)203-7500