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June 19, 2005
This would be nice if it were just my husband and me -- and no children. The second bedroom would be nice for ONE person, not two.
We especially liked the following restaurants: Silver Saddle Room at the Cowboy Club in downtown Sedona, El Rincon in Tlaquepaque, and Heartline Cafe in Sedona
The following were not so good: Oaxaca in Sedona, Canyon Breeze in Sedona, and The Orchards in Sedona
The following tours were great: Pink Jeep Tours, Verde Railroad, and Blazin M Ranch (do the railroad and ranch on the same day), Trailhorse Adventures (their dinners are fantastic as well!)
We also managed to visit the Grand Canyon NP, Walnut Canyon NP, Homolovi Ruins SP, Meteor Crater, Montezuma Castle NP, Tuzigoot NP, Jerone SP, Fort Verde SP, Wupatki NP, Sunset Crater Volcano NP, and the Red Rocks of Sedona.
Yes, we packed a lot into one week -- then it was off to another week in Scottsdale.
From journal Sedona
by kendra and glenn
March 6, 2005
From journal Trip to Sedona
February 7, 2005
I would be even happier staying a bit out of Sedona if it was summer, because the center of town gets almost gridlocked with traffic and pedestrians on weekends. From the Village of Oak Creek throughout Sedona, traffic is very slow and heavy in the summertime. It was only about a 7-minute drive to get into Sedona itself and about 11 minutes to Cottonwood, with far less traffic if you stay on the west side of town.
Cottonwood has the best-priced and tastiest Italian restaurant called Nic’s, located in old town, with a great fish selection, along with the Italian selection. The food was most delicious. We highly recommend it. You will need a reservation on weekends, or else get there right at 5pm when it opens; by 5:30 it is completely filled, and that was in the slow season. It is also very reasonably priced, with a very decent wine list.
Breakfast at the Sedona airport is a must. You sit and watch the small planes come and go, and the food is terrific. The best Mexican food in Sedona was at the Javalina Café. We were most disappointed with a sushi/Chinese restaurant in Sedona called Monsoon.
Our favorite hike in Sedona was the West Fork one; drive up Oak Creek Canyon past Slide Rock, where you can hike about 5 miles through red rock walls and where the West Fork of Oak Creek meanders down. It is absolutely beautiful back in there with the trees, bubbling water, and incredible rock formations.
The golf is great at the Sedona Golf Resort, Verde Santa Fe in Cottonwood, or if you don’t mind a drive, Stone Ridge in Prescott (this place was a wonderful surprise).
Best Things About the Resort:The resort has a heated pool (which we didn’t visit) and a Jacuzzi. There was also another Jacuzzi closer to us that they call a spa lagoon, which is very large, spacious, and wonderfully warm with a small hot-water waterfall running into it, which we did visit each and every night just before going to bed. They also have a cute 18-hole miniature golf course right on the premises (great fun). There are also tennis courts, which we did not use. The restaurant on site is delicious. Resort Experience:First of all, we visited at the slow time of year. The resort staff was both helpful and courteous. They were also very efficient, kudos.
We stayed in a one-bedroom cottage. All units are separate units, with no common walls with anyone. The units are well equipped, with a warm, homey feeling. Our unit had three rooms. The bedroom had a queen-size bed (very comfy) and barely enough room to get around the bed, but it was filled with a wall of drawers and closet, which easily held all of our belongings (of which we had too much). This enters into (or I should say through) the kitchen, which is narrow but completely stocked with all the dishes, pans, etc., necessary; a full stovetop; a microwave; and best of all, a full-sized refrigerator. This leads into the living room, which, with all the sunlight you want, was quite comfortable. It also has a nice deck outside, which we didn’t use with it being winter at the time and a bit cool. The bathroom has a wonderful shower and Jacuzzi tub complete with jets, aaahh! There were TV’s in living room and bedroom, both with VCR’s and a CD player/radio in the living room. Even though it was compact, it had all the amenities one could want and was smartly laid out. It was a very easy space to come to and go from or just lounge in. The one-bedroom is perfect for two people; any more people than that and it would feel crowded. We would go back.
From journal Sedona Excursion
New Milford, Connecticut
January 6, 2005
From journal Sedona Disaster
January 4, 2005
From journal Sedona Pines Christmas
January 3, 2005
From journal Sedona, AZ, aka Paradise
by kvick77 guide
November 22, 2004
It was in a very quaint setting-we never heard the neighbors. The only things out at night were the stars.Resort Experience:We didn't participate in any resort activities, but there was so much to do. We would recommend taking the train, www.thetrain.com, from Wilson to the Grand Canyon-wonderful! Take the club car.
We would also recommend visiting Jerome, with great art galleries and fun shopping,which had quirky and unique gifts (awesome!). Sunset Crater was worth the drive! Tuzigoot and Wapakti Ruins were amazing! One week was definitely not enough time to explore.
From journal Sedona/November 2004
October 5, 2004
From journal Family Vacation
September 7, 2004
From journal Sedona, AZ getaway
August 28, 2004
There is a restaurant onsite for when you're too tired to go out, but there are many good places to eat close to the resort.
The pool, miniature golf, adult lagoon, and a great staff, including the concierge, were wonderful. The streams flowing through the resort are also great. It is Arizona, though, so watch out for spiders!! (Not in units.)
There is so much to do in the area that you are on the go all day. There is a beautiful area for just driving. The Hummer tour was a blast! Also, the train ride and Jerome up in mountains were most enjoyable. We are going back soon. What a great place!
From journal Arizona Red Rocks