Sedona Resorts in Arizona

by Cicely A. Richard
Sedona Red Rocks

Sedona Red Rocks

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Sedona is located in Arizona’s Upper Sonoran Desert and draws visitors who want to see the magnificence of the Red Rocks that surround the city. Whether they are in the center of the city or near Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona resorts offer views of the million-year-old rock formations. Several resorts sit on the base of the mountains, near trails weaving through canyons. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy exploring the natural formations or playing golf below the mountains.

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Pet Friendly Resorts

Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa features the backdrop of Sedona’s Red Rocks and guests are steps away from 200 miles of mountains trails. The Hilton Pets Program includes organic pet treats, biodegradable waste bags and cleaning products. Guest rooms have pet pillows and bowls. Pet owners pay a nonrefundable cleaning fee. Concierge provides a list of local pet services. The Spa at the Hilton offers treatment rooms, a salon and a fitness center. Guest rooms have gas fireplaces, refrigerators and private patios. The Matterhorn Inn makes guests feel as if they are sitting on top of the work, offering views of the Red Rocks and Oak Creek Canyon. It has select pet-friendly rooms that accept two 70-lb dogs or cats. All pet must be retrained in public areas and the resort provides information about pet-friendly trails and veterinarians. Guest rooms have private balconies and refrigerators.

Romantic Resorts

Poco Diablo Resort is located near Oak Creek Canyon, boasting views of the Cathedral Rock Vortex. Its Ultimate Couples Package includes two nights, champagne and strawberries, couple’s massages, jeep and helicopter tours, wine tours and golf for two at Oakcreek Country Club. Active couples can enjoy Poco Diablo’s four tennis courts, fitness center and personalized concierge service. Select rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and golf course views. Enchantment Resort features adobe-style structures carved out of 70 acres of the Boynton Canyon. Travel + Leisure magazine has given the resort the 2009 World’s Best Award. Its Suite Romance Package includes a welcome gift, couples massages and dinner for two with a bottle of house wine or champagne. The hotel hosts wine tasting and cooking demonstrations. Select rooms feature fireplaces, kitchens, living rooms and private patios.

Family Resorts

Los Abrigados Resort & Spa has a 22-acre property along Oak Creek lined with sycamore trees. The resort is located away from the center of Sedona; however, guests are still less than 15 miles from downtown attractions. Its Leapin’ Lizards Kids Club summer program schedules daily nature activities and arts and crafts, as well as evening parties. The Sedona Spa gives spa treatments and includes a fitness center offering golf, tennis and fitness classes. Los Abrigados offers floor plans with kitchens, fireplaces and sitting rooms. The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort is on the base of Oak Creek Canyon and features a rolling green golf course. The Ridge has a children’s playground, picnic area, a game room and a movie rental library. Concierge helps families plan tours of Red Rock Canyon, and the Activities Department assists with mountain biking, hiking and fishing excursions. Guest rooms have open balconies, kitchens and walk-in showers.

Booking Vacations

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce website has tools that let visitors select a resort and book their hotel. The website also lists vacation packages or lets vacationers customize their package according to activities, attractions or locations.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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