About Little Daisy Motel

About Us

Little Daisy Motel is proud to be a family owned and run motel. My grandparents, Harold & Diane Lovett purchased the motel in 1989.  In 1993, they added on another building, which is now where the office is located.  In 1997, my parents, Becky & Gene Kulis began managing the motel for my grandparents, and eventually purchased the business from them in 2002.  My parents semi-retired in 2007, and my husband and I began living here as resident managers. We are proud to be the third generation here, and it's important to us that we make your stay at Little Daisy as comfortable as possible.

Our family proudly supports our local youth programs.  From boxing to cheer leading, football to baseball, and much more, we are very much involved.  Not only do we support them with financial and in-kind donations, but we coach their teams and spend countless hours volunteering our time.....because we our passionate about our youth.

Little Daisy Motel has been a part of the community for well over 5 decades in Cottonwood.  We are named after the Little Daisy Hotel that was built in Jerome in 1917. The hotel was built by United Verde Extension, and today the private residence stands out on the hillside overlooking the UVX operations and all of the Verde Valley. The 100 room hotel opened with a gala celebration on New Year’s Eve 1918, and operated about 20 years as a modern hotel for miners, officials, and hundreds of vacationing visitors. It was eventually sold for salvage for a few hundred dollars. So welcome to the namesake of that wonderful time of the roaring twenties in Jerome!


There are 5 State Parks in our immediate vicinity:
Deadhorse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood offers camping and river experiences such as canoeing, fishing etc.; Jerome State Park in Jerome is a fascinating history of mining in the "billion dollar copper camp"; Fort Verde State Park in Camp Verde gives an authentic look at an 1860' s cavalry post; Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon is world famous for its beautiful setting and water fun in the creek; Red Rock State Park, also in Sedona, is a center for environmental education in a beautiful red rock and creek setting.

Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well National Monument all are within easy driving range of the Little Daisy Motel. All are visible remains of prehistoric Indian dwellings and activities of over 1,000 years ago.
Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon are 17 miles away. The Grand Canyon is a 2-1/2 hour drive through scenic Oak Creek Canyon and Flagstaff. Phoenix and the desert country are an easy 2 hr. drive South on I-17.

We pride ourselves on our home town atmosphere and friendliness. Please come visit with us and give us an opportunity to earn your respect. You'll like what you see!

Go Marauders!

Go Marauders!



Proud Supporter of High Desert Youth Football and their governing board, Northern Arizona Youth Football

Proud Supporter of High Desert Youth Football and their governing board, Northern Arizona Youth Football