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hotel elev8
flagstaff, AZ

issue no.5

May 2024

travelers experience 

Williams, Az
High Camp!


Just 30 minutes from Flagstaff...

Nestled in the heart of Williams, Arizona, souvenir shops beckon travelers with their quaint charm and vibrant displays. These lively emporiums line the historic Route 66, each one a treasure trove of memorabilia and trinkets capturing the spirit of the American Southwest. As you stroll past weathered wooden facades adorned with colorful signs, the aroma of freshly roasted nuts and brewed coffee fills the air, adding to the ambiance of exploration. Inside, shelves brim with a kaleidoscope of souvenirs: intricately woven Navajo rugs, handcrafted turquoise jewelry glinting in the sunlight, and shelves packed with kitschy Route 66 memorabilia. From cowboy hats to dreamcatchers, these shops cater to every whim and fancy, inviting visitors to take home a piece of Williams' rich history and rugged beauty. Amidst the chatter of tourists and the tinkling of wind chimes, these shops offer a nostalgic journey through time, ensuring that memories made in Williams are cherished for years to come.

Grilled Meat

Get your meats smoking...

  1. Cruiser's Route 66 Cafe: Known for its classic American fare, Cruiser's also serves up delicious barbecue dishes, including ribs, brisket, and pulled pork, all cooked to perfection.

  2. Pine Country Restaurant: While not exclusively a barbecue joint, Pine Country Restaurant offers a selection of barbecue options on its menu, including BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken, alongside its famous homemade pies.

  3. Grand Canyon Brewery & Distillery: This brewery and distillery in Williams boasts a menu featuring smoked meats like brisket and pulled pork, paired perfectly with their craft beers and spirits.

  4. Red Raven Restaurant: Another spot in Williams where you can find barbecue options on the menu, Red Raven Restaurant offers dishes like BBQ ribs alongside a variety of other American and southwestern dishes.

Ridin' the Rails

The Grand Canyon Railway, based in Williams, Arizona, offers an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of northern Arizona. Traveling aboard vintage locomotives and historic railcars, passengers embark on a scenic adventure to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. As the train chugs along, passengers are treated to panoramic views of the rugged terrain, towering pine forests, and expansive desert vistas. The journey is not just a mode of transportation but a nostalgic experience, complete with Wild West entertainment and storytelling. The Grand Canyon Railway captures the spirit of adventure and nostalgia, making it a cherished highlight for visitors exploring the wonders of the Grand Canyon.

Image by Casey Horner
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Ziplines and Bears? Yup. They got bears.

Williams, Arizona, known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon," has its fair share of quirky and offbeat attractions that add to its charm.  After riding the Route 66 Zipline, offering thrill-seekers an exhilarating ride above the historic Route 66 highway you must head over to the nearby Bearizona Wildlife Park offers a fascinating mix of wildlife viewing and drive-through adventure, allowing visitors to get up close with North American animals in their natural habitats. With its blend of kitsch, adventure, and mystery, Williams, AZ, offers an array of weird and wonderful experiences for travelers to enjoy.

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Hotel Elev8 in Flagstaff is your basecamp for adventure in Northern Arizona. We are located centrally to the best that the area has to offer.

From the San Fransisco Peaks to Wupatki Indian Ruins, from Northern Az University to Walnut Canyon or beautiful Sedona...we are close to it all. Even the Grand Canyon is just 80 miles away. Within a few hours drive you can see such wonders as the Painted Desert,  Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot National Monument and the Petrified Forest.


Feeling like taking in the local flavor? We are minutes from historic Rte 66 and Downtown Flagstaff which boasts fine eateries and amazing breweries.


Feeling adventurous? Winter is the time to visit the Arizona Snowbowl. Its just 20 minutes from our Hotel. And warm summer weather will inspire you to peek over the Oak Creek Canyon overlook which leads to a refreshing family day at Slide Rock State Park finishing up with an amazing dinner with a view in beautiful Sedona.


Hotel Elev8 was designed to make your visit a unique and comfortable experience. From our hip lobby to our spacious rooms this is the place to be. Plus, our rates are fantastic and our service is unparalleled.

Hotel Elev8

2285 E Butler Ave,

Flagstaff, AZ 86004

(928) 774-1821

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