About Us ~



The Crown King Cabins and Suites, is an eclectic collection of Cabins and Suites to provide over-night lodging in the Historic Ghost Gold Mining town of Crown King.

Open year round in the pristine Southern Bradshaw Mountains, tucked away in the cool pines in the Prescott National Forest, the closest temperature respite to the Phoenix Metro location, a mere 40 miles.  Crown King is a destination adventure.  Once you leave the interstate, you will travel from 1000’ to 6000’ on a historical, County maintained dirt road through the Sonoran Desert to the hidden gem town of Crown King.  The now dirt road  was originally a railroad bed called “Murphy’s Impossible Railroad”. The steam engine train ran from 1904 to 1926, bringing Millions in Gold Ore to process at $17 and ounce.  The railroad and mining was discontinued at the beginning of

World War II. Leaving behind historic buildings, antiques and colorful stories to share with Visitors.

  The Crown King Cabins, and Suites offer premiere, unique and affordable lodging in downtown.  Let the simple pleasures of years past take you on a memory-making excursion. Your own mountain retreat awaits you with all the comforts of home! Come and enjoy this well kept secret, away from phones, televisions and computers in this relaxing wilderness escape. ( If not, limited WiFi  is available.) Who knows, you may even lose yourself in a good book! The beautiful gardens on this Property invite you to relax and enjoy the serenity of this pleasurable hideaway. All Lodging is fully equipped including: kitchens, fire pits for evening campfires, barbecues and outdoor sitting, picnic areas, and gardens. You may even enjoy our “Hammock Haven” for a nice warm summer evening. Our guests are entitled to enjoy the Crown King Cabins and Suites  in a quiet and undisturbed manner; therefore, we assure quiet enjoyment and a wholesome environment. We are a Smoke Free Property. Smoking is not permitted in buildings, however it is allowed outside facility gates or inside your vehicles if it is done respectfully and safely ( unless of course we are under fire restriction then smoking is prohibited every where). We have high standards and pride ourselves in the cleanliness of our accommodations and our lovely grounds are   available to all of the cabins and the suites. The Guest Ranch is climate controlled, air conditioned and has propane heat in all cabins rentals and Lodging. Guests need only to bring themselves, their clothes, personal items (i.e. toothbrush and paste), food and drink, and if intending to barbecue, charcoal and lighter. (Fire wood and Charcoal available for sale in our new gift store)

Guest Cabins Rentals: Picturesque and Private

The secluded locations and the distinctive views make the cabins unique in themselves. Cabins are 2 bedrooms and set away from the main campus offering more privacy.  They include: fenced yard( Ranch House Cabin), porches or decks, and a wooded seasonal creek lazily babbling by the window. And, there’s more to explore the 11 acre estate to make your mountain retreat a lovely weekend getaway…or, maybe a memorable vacation.

Guest Lodging Suites: Quaint & Relaxing

Crown King Cabins and Suites offers comfortable accommodations, each with that special touch you only find in a quality, family owned business.  Each unit is eccentrically decorated often with Crown King antiques. Just a few of the many amenities are fully equipped kitchens, private entrances and decks, tastefully decorated accommodations with private baths, quiet enjoyment , amazing gardens and flowers for every season. Don’t forget to visit the “Iron Garden” (filled with everything metal I have found here in Crown King during my 50 year history here), Peek into “The Dynamite Shack” and get a look at the antique “Bottle Collection”  on display. Enjoy an  amazing meal at the 3 restaurants and keep your eyes open for the “Depot Restaurant” coming soon!  Check out the restaurants listed under attractions.


The Event Center we have been developing and improving  for 10+ years now.  Every year we add a little something new and unique.  It was created for future visitors, tourists, and guests to enjoy.  The Event Center offers a “park-like setting”, with lush lawns and gardens, an outdoor rock stage, 5 new regulation horseshoe pits, an outdoor fireplace, picnic tables, a massive gazebo, playground and so much more is in the works.

Planning a Destination Wedding or creating a memorable eventy.  With the  most beautiful backdrop of majestic pines and natural settings, the Event Center is the perfect  venue.  We can host  Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions and Picnics, Fundraising Events, Horseshoe Tournaments, Corporate and Religious Retreats, and so much more.  We have plenty of parking, restroom and shower facilities, and plenty   natural beauty to go around.

At this time, The Crown King Event Center and Crown King Cabins and Suites are the Southern Bradshaw’s most premier, one of a kind venue.  While we host unbelievable rustic weddings that include catering and lodging.

Thank you for taking the time to consider The Crown King Event Center to host your Event.

The Paccioni’s are dedicated to creating a flawless event, wedding, and party from beginning to end.  We have valuable experience in hospitality, restaurant management, party planning and customer service excellence and will oversee these events personally to create that one special memory of a lifetime. 

It all starts with a tour of the property where we will fill in all the details.  There is so much to see and experience of this 11 acre estate. We will show you exactly what could be, and explain just how amazing we can customize your event of your dreams.  Booking and planning an event does not get any easier and affordable. 

If you have a dream event in your heart, We can make it come true.

If you have a budget we can try and customizing our packaging to make it happen.

We pride our business on no hidden fees and/or agendas.  From the moment you choose Crown King for your Event or Wedding, you will know the bottom line.  We will work with you diligently leading up to your special day, and allow you to make adjustments and changes.

Take yourself, family and friends back in time to SIMPLE, NO DRAMA, NO STRESS, NO WORRIES,  just a Great Time in the Great Outdoors.







We would love to host and help create your one of a kind events!

Our Story ~


The  Bradshaw Mountain Guest Ranch, LLC , DBA The Crown King Cabins and Suites is the vision of The Woodward and Paccioni Families.  My father, the late Pastor Dan Woodward of the Chapel of the Crowned King, and my late mother Barbara Woodward, former real estate agent,  began venturing to Crown King in the early 1970’s.  We traveled in our vintage jeep up the “back roads from Lake Pleasant”  known at the 711 road.  The remains of the Orabelle and Tiger Mines were still evident with old buildings and mining equipment back then. Now in 2023, not much is left of the old days. 

We were called “Jeeper’s” back then.  My family loved the Southern Bradshaw’s and the majestic pines so much they bought land and built a cabin in the “Acres” and we upgraded to “Sloper’s”, ( a term Crown King locals use to describe “Summer Cabin Owners”).  We spent every weekend here and eventually my parents bought the Crown King General Store and now we were”Locals”. 

I married young (19 years old) to my now ex husband here and began our Family.  Three of my 5 children were born here in Crown King, including Dimitri Dante, who now lives here full time.

We continues to create a “new vision” for the Historic Town of Crown King.  Crown King is commonly known as “A Little Town with a Heart of Gold”.  We strive, as a family, to develop and create new ideas everyday.  Determined and driven to create the most premier lodging property in Crown King for our Visitors to enjoy and relax.