An afternoon driving through the Verde Valley was a lot of fun and there is a Verde Valley Wine Trail.  Time was limited, so the wine trail is a future trip.

Cove Mesa Vineyard Tasting Room

The Cove Mesa Vineyard Tasting Room was fabulous!  Emma was our server and she was fantastic.  This is a newer vineyard and the wine was very good.

The Ghost Town of Jerome

We drove through Historical Cottonwood to reach Jerome, once known as the “Wickedest Town in the West”.  Founded in 1876, it was a copper mining town that was booming.  After the war, the need for copper died out and Jerome became a ghost town.

Jerome Grand Hotel

The Jerome Grand Hotel is haunted.  Between 1927 and 1950, it was the United Verde Hospital and was not used for 44 years.  It then became the Jerome Grand Hotel.  The Asylum restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Definitely a spot to spend the night!

Haunted Hamburger

The Haunted Hamburger

This restaurant used to be a boarding house and is said to be haunted by a few ghosts.  Burgers were good and they make a few interesting drinks, like this Bourbon Bacon Milkshake.

Chateau Tumbleweed Winery

I feel like this winery is specifically for me.

Chateau Tumbleweed

I got myself a wineglass!

We would have loved more time here, but we got enough of a glimpse during our afternoon to know that we have to return and spend more time.

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