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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
Raleigh, North Carolina
May 12, 2004
The staff was very helpful and prompt in every way. Last but not least, the large lagoon spa, for adults only, was warm, invigorating, relaxing, and a wonderful way to get to know other guests.
From journal A Week in Wonderful Sedona
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
Kings Park, New York
May 21, 2006
From journal Sedona Pines Resort
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
Orchard Park, New York
May 27, 2004
Pool and putt putt are available at no extra charge. Overall, the only thing I would object against is the cost. I believe these units should be available for fewer points. All Sedona Red Rock destinations are within 20 minutes driving distance.
From journal Hiking in Sedona and Around
Maple Grove, Minnesota
October 27, 2002
A few additions: The concierge (Peggy) is great to work with and will help you determine the best choices for activities that fit your needs and desires. They handle all the tour reservations right at the resort office and give you detailed directions and maps to wherever you need to go. They also arrange various speakers that will acclimate you to local folklore like the Medicine Wheel and Vortex's, and local history. There are lots of planned activities for kids and adults. The outdoor heated pool is spacious. The most relaxing thing to do at night is to sit outside on the deck in the dark, having a cocktail, watching the stars and listening to the streams and waterfalls, all with NO BUGS!
From journal Best Vacation Ever - Sedona, AZ
December 9, 2003
Good golf at Verde Santa Fe (Cornville near Cottonwoord), and I also recommend visits to Touzigoot National Monument and to the ghost mining town of Jerome, where artisans have renvoated the town to show off and sell their art, jewelry, and pottery.
From journal Sedona December Vacation
by Ken & Alice
March 24, 2001
Photos of Warick Castle are included. Warick castle was built over 1000 years...
From journal Moor... of Cornwall (Devon, and Southern England)
August 28, 2007
This "resort" is made up of individual modular buildings that are cozy, but bright with the many floor to ceiling windows in the living room and clear story windows elsewhere. Though each unit is compact it is perfect for a couple and very efficient in total design. The Jacuzzi/bathtub/shower was too small for being used as a Jacuzzi unless you were 5'2" or less. There are plenty of amenities on site and the distance from the center of Sedona affords some country quiet, but good views.
The staff were very accommodating. We found our unit very clean and the only glitch was a water problem where water from the Jacuzzi leaked into the kitchen area leaving a large puddle. The platform bed was very comfortable, though the bedroom was quite tight and we had to place one rollerboard suitcase on the floor of the closet.We are planning a return visit in late October.