On special days, time should slow down so that every delicious moment can be savored. Verde Canyon Railroad—a vintage train traveling on track laid over a century ago—is in the business of timelessness. The only way to improve on a Valentine’s Day getaway into the heart of Sedona’s red rock country is to crown it with chocolate and romance on the rails. Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Train is scheduled for February 12, 13, or 14 when the rich flavors of chocolate filling one’s senses harmonizes with the wild scenery filling panoramic windows during this lavish four-hour adventure.
They say savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling very similar to the sensation of falling in love. Sweethearts can share in this feeling, nibbling delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote wilderness of the Verde Canyon.
Revel in the breathtaking sights of the Verde Canyon while savoring flavored coffees, specialty cocktails and a selection of sumptuous chocolate goodies from a free-flowing chocolate fountain. The confectionary celebration fills the exclusive first-class coaches with intoxicating scents and flavors of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. The sweet stuff flows from Chocolate fountains during this signature event, where guests can dip berries and marshmallows throughout the trip. An abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seats is assured.
The historic rail line was once a treasured connection between the booming copper mines of Jerome and distant civilization. Today, passengers relax in plush comfort as the train rumbles into terrain where eagles soar from the edges of deep red cliffs, and the perennially flowing Verde River weaves a sinuous path through the high desert. At Verde Canyon Railroad it has always been about the journey, not the destination.
A stone’s throw from the hillside mining town of Jerome, Verde Canyon Railroad’s Clarkdale depot is located in the heart of the Verde Valley, a diverse crossroads featuring amazing adventures in every direction. Only two hours from Phoenix and 25 minutes from Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad is the perfect Arizona day trip. Reservations may be made at verdecanyonrr.com or at 800.293.7245.