Best Things Nearby:
Arroyo Roble is very well located in upper Sedona, within walking distance of the shops (if you don’t mind walking up a steep hill). Oak Creek Canyon is just to the north. The Grand Canyon is about 2 hours away. There are beautiful red rocks right outside your door.
Best Things About the Resort:
The resort does not have planned activities, but it does have an informational session on Sunday for a local tour company to come tell you what there is to do in the area. We got some good information here but did not take any of their tours. I also heard a lot that I had already found out in my own research. There is an indoor/outdoor pool, ping-pong, pool tables, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, racquetball courts, and outdoor tennis courts. I believe there is both a steam room and sauna, plus they have a decently equipped workout room. Equipment can be signed out at the front desk. Everything was well maintained. Note that if you want sun at the pool this time of year, you must go in the morning, as the shade takes over starting shortly after noon.
The unit was rather dark, but that probably helps keep it cool in the summer. There are gas fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, although we didn’t use them. Furnishings are older but in good shape. We had to sleep on the couch since I brought my mother and her fiancé, and it was not comfortable. We had to sleep with our heads at the end because it went downhill at the head. There is a washer/dryer, but the capacity is small and the dryer took at least three times to dry the clothing.
The kitchen is equipped basically for six but had some extra glasses and mugs. There are plenty of pots/pans/cookware to cook whatever you want, all in good shape. They supply a small box of dishwashing detergent and small bottle of dish soap. One nice touch is a bottle of liquid soap in all the bathrooms.
The master bath has a hot tub and double sinks. The bedroom has a seating area with a TV and plenty of drawer space. Since my mother slept here, I really didn’t spend any time here. Towels are just enough for six, with one mid-week exchange. They do have pool towels in your room that you could use for bathing if you wanted to.
The door to the extra bath is actually inside the doorway to the spare bedroom. This was a little inconvenient at times. The spare bedroom has two twin beds, no TV, and no dresser. The closet is large and has an upper shelf and some cubbyholes that we used for our clothes.
Although there was plenty of room for six, I would recommend four just because of the sleeping and bathroom arrangements. There is no charge for local calls. Two PCs were located in the main office area, with Internet access and a printer. This was great for checking in for our flights home.
We did the trolley ride early in the week after reading suggestions in previous reviews. We did a Pink Jeep Tour to the ancient ruins, which was very interesting. We took a day trip to a couple national parks and drove to Jerome. Note that parks and many towns close down by 5 or 6pm, so start your day early. We drove up to the Grand Canyon, which took just over 2 hours.
Overall, we liked the resort and would rate it an 8.5. They keep the grounds done very well and I like the amenities, but I think they need some updating in the units. The location was great. We can’t wait to go back to do everything we didn’t have time for.
- Unit Type: 2 Bedroom
- Activities: Not Available
- Amenities: Very Good
- Unit Satisfaction: Very Good
- Family Friendliness: Good
- Service: Good