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.
by: Editor on 12/31/2014
Sedona is the perfect place to ring in the new year. We have amazing weather, beautiful scenery, friendly people and plenty to do. Who needs the chaos of New York City or the traffic of Los Angeles? Sedona is not only relaxing but we also know how to throw a party. With plenty of celebrations to choose from this New Year’s Eve, you can choose one or hit them all. New Year’s Eve Sedona can’t be missed!
Just a few option to choose from this New Year’s Eve in Sedona include all the fun at Sound Bites. Hosting their annual New Year’s Eve bash with live music, buffet dinner, party favors, balloon drop, dancing, midnight toast and so much more you don’t want to miss this party. (For reservations call 928-282-2713). Poco Diablo’s New Year’s Eve party is another fun option with a contagious atmosphere. Live music, champagne and hors d’oeuvres are just a few of the things you can look forward to at this lively celebration. The fun kicks off at 9 am and lasts until 1 am. Space is limited so be sure to call 928-203-5923 to reserve your space. RED’s Restaurant at Sedona Rouge offers an amazing New Year’s Eve package year after year. Grab dinner, listen to the music and relax in style. RED’s is high class festivities at its finest.
No matter how you choose to celebrate remember to play it safe this holiday. Always have a safe ride to your destination. If you need a ride feel free to contact our front desk and we can gladly help you arrange transportation. We take pride in having you as our guests and we value safety above all. We look forward to having you stay with us, at BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas, as you ring in the new year.
by: Editor on 12/22/2014
We all love family but the holidays put a new spin on family time giving you more to dread than look forward to. Keep your sanity this Christmas by getting out of the house for a little holiday fun and entertainment. This Christmas Eve head over to Sound Bites Grill Christmas Eve show and join in the third annual festive tradition.
The Jolly Holiday Christmas Show featuring Miller, Miller, Martin and Ki will not disappoint. The Dinner & Show package gives you a chance to have a lovely dinner without the cleanup afterwards. The delectable Christmas Eve buffet dinner is just the start. Enjoy beautiful guitar and vocal renditions of long time Christmas classics and favorites. Listen to a few new tunes with classical and electric guitar, in Latin, jazz, rhythm & blues and so much more.
We don’t want you to have all the fun alone, bring the kids, in-laws, neighbors or anyone you think needs a little extra holiday cheer. Why not make it a new holiday tradition? The fun starts at 4:30 pm with a mix & mingle. Dinner is served at 5:00 pm followed by the show at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your seat today. Head over to the Sound Bites Grill website to make your reservation or call 928-282-2713.
by: Editor on 12/4/2014
Hiking is Sedona’s number one activity for locals and visitors alike. With ample opportunity to connect with nature and many trails for all skill levels most would consider Sedona the mecca of hiking. For those of you who are looking for an easy hike/stroll in a peaceful area, we have one more spot for you, Crescent Moon Ranch.
Crescent Moon Ranch is not only beautiful but very peaceful as well. While this is a hot spot to visit during the summer months it can be just as great in the winter months also. The water may be a bit chilly for a swim but you can still stroll along the banks of the river and enjoy the breath taking views of Cathedral Rock.
Pack a picnic lunch, bring a blanket and a book or even a frisbee and enjoy relaxing in the sun while taking in the amazing views around you. Bring your furry friend, Fido, or the kids along. They are bound to run out some energy! And you certainly don’t want to forget your camera. With a majestic background, you might even capture your Christmas card picture while visiting.
There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds and the public facilities.
by: Editor on 11/20/2014
Thanksgiving is here which means it is time for Sedona’s 5th annual Turkey Trot. What better way to burn off all of the pumpkin pie and stuffing that you are going to eat than to join in on a fun run?! Start the day off with a little exercise to get your blood pumping and ready for the extended family that will soon be knocking on your door.
The fun begins Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27 at 9:00 am. Be sure to register early, if not, you could show up that morning and there not be enough spots for you. Pre registration can be done online. The cost is only $35 and you get a t-shirt! Awards will be given for the top three males, top three females, as well as the top male and female finisher in each age bracket.
If that’s not enough for you, try the Iron Turkey Challenge. Bring your frozen or thawed Thanksgiving turkey and carry it through the entire race. While there are no additional awards for the Iron Turkey Challenge, it adds additional admiration from fellow runners and onlookers alike.
Be sure to get a good night’s rest the night before. Let us help you relax in comfort here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble and Creekside Villas here in Sedona. Our goal is to bring you as much of home away from home as we can. Reservations can be made online with the quick click of a button making it even more convenient for you.
by: Editor on 10/30/2014
Have a safe and fun Halloween with these few safety tips for trick-or-treating this weekend.
- Trick-or-treat in groups. Don’t let you children go out with just one other person or alone.
- At least one person in the group should carry a cell phone for any emergencies.
- It is hard for drivers to see pedestrians after dark. Carry a flashlight, glow sticks or consider using reflective tape on costumes. Still undecided on a costume? Opt for something bright to help with visibility.
- Check and make sure costumes don’t drag the ground. They could be a tripping hazard.
- Make sure costumes with weapons are not easily mistaken for actual weapons. Also check that they are not sharp or rough edges as they could easily hurt someone just by walking too close.
- Don’t enter a house or a car for candy, or anything else.
- Avoid alleyways and be respectful of others’ yards. Walk on the side walk and not through their beautiful landscaping.
- Watch for cars and use designated crosswalks
- Parents, sort and inspect all candy before the kiddos get their hands on it. Any candy that has been unwrapped or looks questionable should be thrown away.
- Eating too much candy at once can cause serious belly aches. Spread the candy out over an extended period of time to avoid hurting tummies and sugar highs.