by: Editor on 2/12/2015
Take a day trip to Camp Verde and explore ancient Indian ruins that date back to 1100 AD. Camp Verde is located just South of Sedona is is a short 30 minute ride from your Sedona hotel and is the perfect day trip to experience Arizona’s history.
Montezuma Castle National Park, in Camp Verde, is ancient cliff dwellings comprised of five stories and over 20 rooms. These dwellings, abandoned long ago, housed members of the Sinagua culture and still contain artifacts that date back to their existence in this area. Montezuma Castle is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America due to its placement and the protection it receives from exposure to natural elements.
Today, the dwellings are part of a national park and are protected to conserve the history and significance of the ruins. Open to the public, visitors can walk through the dwellings and experience the living conditions of this ancient tribe. The visitor center and museum houses tools used for building the dwellings, cooking, and sewing. Various other artifacts, jewelry and gemstones are also on display. As you look through the artifacts take in the history of the dwellings, its occupants and their culture.
For directions, hours, fees and more, visit Montezuma Castle online.
by: Editor on 2/7/2015
There is nothing more romantic than touring wineries while enjoying the scenery and tasting top wines with your loved one. If you are spending Valentine’s Day in Sedona, take your loved one wine tasting in Page Springs. Page Springs offers a number of intimate, fun and beautiful wineries here in Arizona which makes the perfect romantic day trip. Home to 83 different wineries, it rivals Napa/Sonoma of California. Because of the elevation and wonderful climate, this is the perfect location for successful vineyards.
Quaint wineries and stunning red rock views is the perfect recipe for a romantic day. Javelina Leap Vineyard and Winery sits on a 10 acre estate vineyard in Page Springs. Enjoy sampling wine in their tasting room and get a chance to mingle with the owners who personally hand craft their superlative wines. Page Springs Cellars is nothing less than a picturesque winery that sits next to the beautiful Oak Creek. Known for several of their delightful wines, they are one of the most popular wineries in the area. Lastly, Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery produces some of the best wines in the area. Stop by and end your day with a some of the most delicious desert wines this area has to offer.
Conclude your romantic wine tour with a peaceful, relaxing evening with us. Enjoy spending an evening in one of our creekside villas. Listen to the trickling of Oak Creek before you enjoy a soak in our whirlpool tub. Sip a glass of champagne from one of the local vineyards next to the fireplace as you relax in warm plush bathrobes. Book your Sedona Valentine’s day hotel with ease online of by calling us today. We look forward to helping you enjoy your romantic holiday with your special someone.
by: Editor on 1/29/2015
Sedona’s location is ideal for exploring Arizona. With a quick ride, you can enjoy a variety of activities and sample all that Arizona has to offer. Take a quick day trip up to Flagstaff for a little winter fun. The view alone will prove to be worth the drive. Enjoy a little winter activity and hit the slopes of Snowbowl. Snowbowl is one of Arizona’s ski resorts and boasts of being one of the oldest, continually running ski areas in the United States.
Located on the San Francisco Peaks, Snowbowl receives approximately 260 inches of snowfall a year. Enjoy 40 runs that range from beginner to advanced across 777 acres. There are six chair lifts that operate throughout the ski season.
Hart Prairie Lodge is the prefect place to grab a snack or a beverage after working up an appetite on the slopes. Ski lessons are available as a group or individually. For the more advanced skiers and snowboarders, sharpen your skills at one of the terrain parks. Choose from three different terrain parks and impress with your freestyle abilities.
For more information, directions, hours, rates, trail maps and lift tickets visit Snowbowl online. Thaw out from the cold and enjoy a relaxing evening with us here at Best Western PLUS Arroyo Robel Hotel & Creekside Villas, a Sedona hotel that prides ourselves in making you feel at home.
by: Editor on 1/16/2015
Arizona is proud to be the host of Superbowl XLIX this year. Rich in history and beauty, our great state has so much to offer visitors. While there isn’t much time left before the big game, you still have time to plan your travel and things to do while in town.
Take a quick trip North to beautiful and peaceful Sedona. Find out why so many call our area one of the most beautiful places in the country. With so much to offer, you will find Sedona the perfect place to relax for a day or two.
The majestic surroundings of beautiful red rocks like you have never seen before will make you wonder why you never visited before. Bring you hiking shoes and take a refreshing afternoon hike of enjoy the sunset while at dinner on a patio overlooking Oak Creek.
With numerous outdoor activities and beautiful sights, Sedona is the perfect getaway to enjoy a nice relaxing evening without the hustle and bustle of crowds and the city. Let us show you how to relax in style. Enjoy one of our creekside villas or a comfortable, spacious room that will make you feel as if you are at a five star resort on a one star budge. We have affordable rates but don’t be fooled by our prices, our luxury is out of this world. Reservations a fast and easy on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon!
by: Editor on 1/14/2015
Here in Sedona, there is so many beautiful and majestic sights to see. It can be difficult to see everything there is to see while visiting. Pink Jeep Tours takes the hassle out of sight seeing. It is a fantastic way to see all there is to see and have a great time doing it.
Pink Jeep Tours is an off road, adventurous, scenic tour of the amazing surroundings of Sedona. Not only will you get a full on educational ride but it is thrilling and exciting. With a number of tours to choose from, there are several options that are sure to fit any budget.
The Scenic Rim Tour takes you North to the Grand Canyon for an experience you will never forget. Take a leap back in time as you explore Indian ruins on the Ancient Ruins Tour or try out the most popular tour, the Broken Arrow Tour, that gives you a look at the red rock country here in Sedona. For a list of tours and pricing check out the Pink Jeep Tours website or stop by our front desk and allow our friendly staff help you decide which excursion is for you. Even the manliest of men will enjoy riding around in a pink jeep as you throw it in four wheel drive and climb through Sedona’s backyard to catch up close views of some of our famous red rock formations.
by: Editor on 1/9/2015
So you made a new year resolution to get fit, lose weight and eat healthy. Don’t give up yet. We have a few local restaurant options to try while visiting. Sedona’s healthy restaurants are not rare but we have listed a few of our favorites for you to try out.
The Field Organic Restaurant is very unique yet simply amazing. The Costa Rican fusion menu offers a healthy fare is one that you have not quite experienced. Every dish on the menu is fresh and are made with organic ingredients. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you dine outside on the patio. Don’t visit Sedona without stopping in this great spot.
Another favorite among locals here in Sedona is Elote Cafe. This fantastic restaurant stands out among all the restaurants in the area. Not only is is healthy but local organic ingredients are incorporated into every dish. The head chef has a passion for food and it is apparent in every dish that comes out of the kitchen. This is a very popular place for a reason. Expect a wait but know that the food is worth it.
Its not everyday that you can put healthy and Italian into the same sentence. Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen breaks this stereotype with their delectable menu that is not only exploding with flavor but offers gluten free options, lighter versions of your favorite dishes and meals that don’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards.