Fairfield Sedona

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Taylor252 on September 1, 2003

Best Things Nearby:
This resort is close to many historic, educational, and interesting places! Right downtown is an artist and crafters mecca. You can wander the streets finding all kind of "must have" items. You can drive 60 min. north and west to Williams AZ and board a train that will take you to the Grand Canyon! (www.thetrain.com). The Verde Valley is about 10 miles south on I-17 where you will find the Verde Valley Wilderness Train Ride (www.verdecanyonrr.com), The old mining city Jerome which is a Ghost Town; and the Tuzigoot Ruins (www.nps.gov/tuzi). Montezuma’s Castle, an amazing cliff dwelling is also south I-17 about 8 miles. Red Rock State Park is out your back door! If you head north and east, Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings is about 40 minutes from Sedona. Meteor Crater is also east about 70 minutes. The Petrified Forest and Painted Desert are closer to 2 hours but still a day trip away. In Flagstaff, about 20 miles north is the Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was first discovered. I’ll try and give you more detailed information in this journal as well as the journal on the Grand Canyon and in "There’s a lot to do in Flagstaff" about each one of these sites.

Best Things About the Resort:
While we were in Flagstaff, we came down to Sedona specifically to check out the Fairfield Sedona Gold Crown Resort! Whenever we get close to a Fairfield Resort, we go and take pictures for our own member directory we're putting together (we're not too wild about the directory Fairfield is producing -- not enough information!), as well as check out the amenities, kitchens, and the like. It gives us a leg up when we're trying to decide where to go next. Right off we were impressed with the view. You look out your windows at Red Rock State Park. (See picture below). Sedona is also a fairly new development. Everything looked fresh and appealing. All the units, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom, have a well-equipped kitchen with microwave and garbage disposer, washer/dryer hidden in a closet, iron and ironing board, a full bathrooms (two in the two- and three-bedroom units), a breakfast bar, stereo, three TVs (two in the one bedroom), private hot tub in deluxe models only (and that can be a one-bedroom!) The interiors were decorated in bold natural tones and mostly light colored woods that blended well with the bold colors of the surrounding countryside. The landscaping was rock gardens and desert vegetation. Most appropriate and made for a lovely timeshare. We noticed that a grocery store, a drug store, and a shopping area were close by.

Resort Experience:
Sedona is at an elevation about 3500 feet. That means it’s hotter than Flagstaff by 10 degrees, but probably 10 cooler than Phoenix. Phoenix looks to be roughly 100 miles south while Flagstaff is maybe 20 miles north. The resort amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, which was open and ready for sun bathers. (We were there in the first part of February when the temperature was is the mid ‘70s,) a well equipped and modern exercise room, an outdoor hot tub, a game room and picnic BBQ area. They also have a children activities program called "Get Out and Play." The unit was spectacular. (See pictures.) The beds are reasonably new and firm to sit on (no sagging!). It looked like everyone was on the ball. The only downside is the ongoing construction. We saw quite a few workers and they made a bit of noise. This might be something to ask about if you make a reservation at this resort. Other than that, we recommend this place highly for your consideration . . . and even though our experience was in the winter, the units look well equipped, (all air-conditioned), to handle any season of the year. (By the way, Sedona hit close to 100 this year, one of the hottest temperatures on record for the area . . .)

Wyndham Sedona Vacation Resort
1500 Kestrel Circle
Sedona, Arizona, 86336
(928) 203-1026


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