MAY MADNESS ~  Lodging
Clarkdale's vintage ballroom, clubhouse and park with bandstand are the perfect setting for our dance fiesta. A few local dining spots are within walking distance of the hall, however, all lodging is a short drive away.  Lodging, a variety of dining options and camping can be found in Jerome, Cottonwood, Sedona and Camp Verde.
 
JEROME     If you're looking for someplace unique & unforgetable, head 15 minutes up the switchbacks to Jerome for unforgetable views in the liveliest ghost town in Arizona. Upscale bed & breakfasts and the historic Grand Hotel are wedged between ruins, kitchy shops and haunted gourmet kitchens. Dancers who enjoyed the Ghost Town Chill Down weekends a few years back remember walking out their doors to spectacular vistas and memorable times in what used to be the biggest mining boomtown in the southwest.  We suggest you look into the Mile High Inn, Ghost City Inn B&B, The Connor Hotel,  as well as the many other charming Bed and Breakfasts and vacation rentals in Jerome!
 

COTTONWOOD    The closest lodging to May Madness is in Cottonwood, just two miles from Clarkdale, which offers rooms to fit anyone's budget. "Mom & pop motels," national chains, bed & breakfasts and even a state park are right at hand.  The town offers everything from fast food to historic old town bistros & coffee shops. Two motel listings are offering discounts  with early reservation. The Little Daisy Motel  offers discounts to May Madness contra dancers.  If you need supplies Cottonwood has everything from big box retailers & drugstores to authentic mexican bakeries and olive oil outlets!
 
Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood is an excellent camping option; the park has sites for tents and trailers, with or without electric hook ups, great hot showers and opportunities for other activities in this beautiful riparian setting. This year we have reserved the entire RAVEN LOOP GROUP CAMPSITE for use by May Madness dancers.  Please email us at maymadnesscontrafest@gmail.com if you are interested in staying in Raven Loop with other dancers.
 
SEDONA & CAMP VERDE      Sedona's timeshares and resorts are twenty miles across the valley in the redrocks while Camp Verde (14 miles back at the freeway exit) has several chain motel offerings.