Escape the world at our bright, sunny desert retreat on a bluff overlooking the Verde River and hundreds of acres of parklands. Consult with our wellness concierge for a personalized retreat. Soak in the expansive views from our yoga deck and center yourself walking our labyrinth. Play a friendly game on the bocce court and enjoy star-studded nights by the fire pit. Wake to the sun rising over distant mountains and walk down to the river on our rustic trail to see nearby ancient Indian ruins, nesting eagles, and playful river otters.

Penumbra map

Prime Location

Penumbra is ideally located for your optimum enjoyment of Arizona’s Verde Valley. Here are just a few nearby attractions:

  • Sedona (30 min, 20 miles) for stunning red rock formations 

  • Jerome (16 min, 7 miles) for a historic mining town experience 

  • Tuzigoot National Monument (4 min, 1.6 miles) for ancient ruins

  • Montezuma Castle National Monument (35 min, 23 miles) for cliff dwellings 

  • Out of Africa Wildlife Park (25 min, 14 miles) for exotic animals 

  • Verde Canyon Railroad (4 min, 1.5 miles) for scenic train rides 

  • Dead Horse Ranch State Park (9 min, 4 miles) for outdoor activities

  • Blazin’ M Ranch (9 min, 3.5 miles) for cowboy entertainment 

  • Chapel of the Holy Cross (43 min, 27 miles) for spiritual views

Popular day trip destinations include Flagstaff, Prescott, and Arcosanti.

Bocce Court

Tracing its lineage back to games played in the Roman Empire, bocce developed into its present form in Italy. The object is to get your balls closer to the target ball, called the pallino, than your opponent’s balls, via an underhand toss. Anyone can play and your suite comes with its own bocce ball set.

Penumbra fire pit

Fire Pits

Penumbra features two fire pits just steps from the suites. Chat about the day’s adventures or gaze out at the parklands and mountains beyond. And nighttime star-gazing is something you don’t want to miss.

River Trail

Enjoy a scenic walk down to the Verde River on our rustic River Trail that starts just a few steps from the suites. You’ll may see the resident blue heron, nesting eagles, and playful river otters along the way.

Penumbra river trail
The yoga deck at Penumbra

Yoga Deck

Penumbra features an expansive outdoor yoga deck with views to inspire.


Center yourself with a journey into our stone labyrinth.

The labyrinth at Penumbra
Penumbra stargazing

Stargazing & Cloudgazing

The Town of Clarkdale is a dark-sky compliant community, so the stars shine especially bright here in our big desert skies. And glorious sunsets are a regular sight to behold.

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