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Arizona’s Distant Drums RV Resort

Follow the beat of the drums, Distant Drums RV Resort invites you as you explore the country.

Whether you are drawn to the stories of ghost town in Jerome or the bright lights of the casino, Distant Drums RV Resort provides the perfect home base to indulge yourself in Northern Arizona’s unique history, culture, and landscapes of the Yavapai- Apache people.

Distant Drums caters to all your RV needs and expectations. Rated a 10/10*/10 park by Good Sam, Distant Drums is centrally located in the Verde Valley and minutes away from Sedona’s Red Rock Country. Set up your rig on one of our 158 sites, including 30/50 amp electrical service, cable TV and WI FI. Settle in and relax after your travel, immerse yourself in the heated pool and spa or enjoy a brisk walk in the fitness center.  Distant Drums has it all, a dog park for your furry friends, community room completed with a kitchen and outdoor patio with amazing views of Arizona’s Amazing Sunsets.

Whether you’re traveling with loved ones or as a group, Distant Drums can accommodate your needs. Host a rally to be remembered, gather for social events in the community room or share stories on the open patio. Entertainment and daily activities are at your desire. Our friendly staff will make every effort to turn your trip into a memorable experience.

While you’re staying at Distant Drums RV Resort, you won’t be far from fun. Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, located directly across I-17, is loaded with entertaining diversions.  It is truly a family casino, with supervised child care at Kids’ Quest, a video arcade for teens and a 20-lane bowling alley that everyone can enjoy. Of course there are also the things you usually associate with a casino: 650 of the newest slot machines, as well as live blackjack and poker.

Cliff Castle Casino offers a variety of dining options, from the 50’s-style diner Johnny Rockets to the award-winning Storytellers Steakhouse, which, in addition to magnificently prepared steaks, features fresh-daily seafood from the Honolulu Fish Company. Mountain Springs Buffet is a wonderful, affordable eatery with a wide selection of tasty items and daily specials. Three Sisters, with sandwiches, beverages and treats and open 24 hours, is yet another delicious option. Visit the Castle Club to sign up for our free membership and exciting offers.

Looking for nightlife, you can also enjoy live music at the Dragonfly nightclub on weekends. Cliff Castle Casino Hotel also hosts concerts and other events, many in the Stargazer Pavilion, an outdoor arena located on the property. The Pavilion has been host to internationally-known performers such as Willie Nelson, Kool and the Gang and Larry the Cable Guy. There is something for everyone at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, voted the #1 Casino in Arizona for 15 years in a row (Ranking Arizona).