by: Editor on 3/6/2015
One of the best things about Sedona, aside from the fantastic climate and amazing views, is the excellent location. Sedona is the perfect getaway that allows you many getaways in one trip. Just a short ride from Phoenix, Jerome, Flagstaff, and the best yet, the Grand Canyon. Just a short two hour ride, the Grand Canyon is one of the most majestic views on the face of this earth and you can’t turn down an opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon.
There are a number of things to do at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Inside the Grand Canyon National Park, you will find beautiful walking trails throughout the forest and along the rim. Stop in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and see the interesting displays and exhibits explaining all about the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and the history of the area. Take a nature walk with a park ranger and learn interesting facts from their experiences and time within the park.
Get a little exercise, see more of the Grand Canyon and have fun doing it on a bike. You can rent a bicycle for the day or join one of the bicycle tours that gives you more knowledge and beautiful sights than you can imagine. If you want to go it alone, take off on foot along the rim and read the signs posted at various points to learn as you take in the beautiful surroundings. Bring your camera and a few snacks for this unbelievable day trip from Sedona.
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 10/6/2014
The beautiful red rocks of Sedona is a must see for visitors from all over the country. Here, in Sedona, there are a number of tours you can take of the area. Most tours visit the most popular tourist attractions as well as give you ample views of the beautiful red rocks that surround the area.
One of the most unique and popular tours in the area comes by one of the most fun looking modes of transportation, a bright pink Jeep. The Pink Jeep Tours is not only fun and exciting but attracts even the most manly of all visitors to the area, giving them a rugged off road experience. In addition to panoramic views and off roading, learn so much more about Native American history in the area, nature and local geology.
For a spectacular ‘over-view’ of the area, check out one of several helicopter tours. Recently, these tours have become increasingly more popular. Offering red rock views like you have never seen before and a tour of the surrounding areas such as Oak Creek Canyon, this is the way to do a tour! With several tour options to choose from you can choose the tour that is just right for you.
by: Editor on 7/23/2014
Just down the road from the beautiful Sedona is the town of Jerome. What was once the largest copper mine in Arizona producing a massive 3 million pounds of copper per month. People from all over flocked to Jerome in search of work and the town had a population of over 10,000 in the 1920’s. It has now become the largest ghost town in America.
The town sits high atop Cleopatra Hill at 5,000 feet above sea level with amazing views of the surrounding area including the red rocks of Sedona. The town is considered haunted and has several establishments such as the Historic Jerome Grand Hotel. Once a hospital, the building stood unused and empty for 44 years before being turned into a hotel. The Community Center is considered haunted by the locals due to the odd happenings in the facility as well as the Inn at Jerome which is located on Main Street, once a brothel and home to Madam Jennie Banter, the wealthiest woman in town during her time.
Aside from the rumored haunted buildings, Jerome is a quaint town with much to see and do. Enjoy walking through the unique shops that line the small yet quaint streets of the town. Stop in and have a scoop of hand dipped ice cream or enjoy any one of the surprisingly delicious restaurants. Jerome is surprisingly busy each and every weekend as visitors from surrounding areas flock to this unique town to get away and enjoy the atmosphere.