Senator/Presidential Candidate McCain flew into Sedona's airport on Friday February 29 for a much needed break. Why Sedona? Well because he owns a ranch in the area.
The Senator McCain was greeted by his wife, Cindy, who had driven in from their ranch to meet John.
He was also greeted by Mac McCall who is the airport manager, and Sedona Airport Authority President Russ Demaray, and his friend, Pam Fazzini.
He was relaxed and his laid back style showed as he climbed into the drivers seat of his SUV and drove his wife and himself back to their ranch. He was hosting a big cook out for reporters and various members of the press.
His ranch, he and his wife Cindy have owned it for over 25 years and it is valued at 1.1 million dollars. It was featured recently in the Home and Garden Magazine. The McCain's have enjoyed countless weekends, family gatherings and relaxing get-aways from their busy life in Washington D. C. and Phoenix.
So where is his ranch? I have searched for any pictues on the Internet and more specifics on the location and came up pretty empty handed. I can tell you however, I am willing to bet if you get to Page Springs, the people there will know where he lives.
What I do know is that the 6.6 acre ranch is located about 13 miles west of Sedona. It is in a small town called Page Arizona. It is the best-kept secret in the Verde Valley.The town is bordered by 2000 acres of National Forest and is located between Sedona and Cottonwood, on the banks of Oak Creek it is located at 3,400 feet in a quaint setting of giant oak trees, sycamores, old cottonwood trees and artesian streams.The Oak Creek has created a migratory corridor for more than 500 species of birds traveling from Canada to South America – a bird watcher’s paradise.
Page Springs was established by James Page, great grandfather of the current Page family still that still lives there. Some historians describe the area as “the way Sedona used to be in the early days”.
The area has many points of interest, parks and monuments to offer travelers full days of activities and fun. Page boasts several wineries.Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery, Oak Springs Winery, Page Springs and Echo Canyon Vineyard and Winery.
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In Page Springs the fly fishing is great in the Oak Creek. They have a hatchery located there and the hatchery is dedicated to raising endangered species of fresh water fish before they become extinct. Also, nearly 120 of the species of birds actually reside within the vicinity of the Hatchery itself.
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Are you interested in getting in a little fly fishing while you are in Sedona? Well, this is the perfect spot to do that.
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Page Springs Restaurant is located at the entrance of Page Springs and provides a menu based largely on ribs, sandwiches and steaks. The average entree to cost $12 to $20 and it is a "cash only" restaurant. They are open for lunch and dinner and dress is casual. John McCain and his family stop by whenever they are in town.
1975 North Page Springs Road
Cornville, Arizona 86325-6103
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Also, if you are a fan of Bed & Breakfast's, then you are in luck. Page Springs B&B sits nestled in the rolling hills of Page.
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If you enjoy RV camping here is information for you.
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If you would prefer a quiet secluded casual resort this might be the perfect spot.
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To get there take I-17 to Exit 287 Highway 260 to Cottonwood. Go right on 89A and drive a few miles and you are in Page Springs.
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This link has a short video of the area on the right hand side of the page.
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More articles to read about Senator McCain's barbecue:
Click Here For Another Article about The McCain Ranch
Click Here To Read Article About McCain At His Home Recently
Click Here For Another Article About John McCain At His Home
Click Here To Read About John's Phoenix House