Archive for the ‘Day Trips’ Category

Explore Sedona

by: Editor on 7/14/2015

Explore SedonaIf it is your first time visiting with us here in Sedona, we want to welcome you and encourage you to explore Sedona the vast beauty surrounding this amazing place. If you are looking for a few ideas to help you explore Sedona we have just what you are looking for.

If you prefer self exploration, enjoy a few of our scenic routes that take you up and around to overlook the beautiful red rocks and the various formations around town. Grasshopper Point and Red Rock Scenic Byway are two fantastic drives to try. Not feeling like driving? Just check out a Jeep tour of our area. Jeep tours are the perfect way to get off the beaten path and see Sedona from a new perspective. Kids and adults alike love the adventure and rugged off-road experience. Looking to see more of the town itself? The trolley ride through town is an excellent way to explore Sedona and its local establishments. Enjoy the town on your own schedule, hopping on and off as you see fit. Enjoy shopping and dining throughout Oak Creek Village or seeing just what our great town has to offer.

We invite you to join us for a fun weekend getaway and see why so many keep coming back. Reservations for your Sedona hotel can easily be made online with our online reservation system. We look forward to having you as our guest as you explore Sedona and the amazing beauty we have here.

Summer Vacation

by: Editor on 5/28/2015

Summer VacationIt is time to start planning your summer vacation. School is officially out and before you know it, summer will be long gone. Sedona is the perfect getaway for your summer vacation. Located in the heart of Arizona, Sedona has beautiful views, fun atmosphere, plenty of things to do and is located within driving distance of just about anything in Arizona that may peak your interest.

Stick around for a day or two and explore the amazing red rock views with a hike or scenic drive. Take a jeep tour and see Sedona from a whole new perspective. Pink Jeep Tours is so much fun even the manliest of men will love riding around in a bright pink jeep! Take a day trip up to the Grand Canyon. Just a short drive North, you can be at the South rim looking into one of the most amazing views you will ever see. Head over to Montezuma Castle and see ancient ruins of the Sinagua Indians.

Book your Sedona hotel today before summer passes before your eyes. With villas located right along Oak Creek, you can relax after a long day of exploring to the trickle of the water as it flows by your window. We look forward to having you as our guest and hope to make your summer vacation even more enjoyable.

Grand Canyon

by: Editor on 3/6/2015

Grand CanyonOne 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.

Montezuma Castle

by: Editor on 2/12/2015

Montezuma CastleTake 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.

Valentine’s Day in Sedona

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

SnowbowlSedona’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.