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Your Hotel Christmas Guide

by: Editor on 11/20/2015

Traveling during the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Many restaurants in town will have special holiday hours, and many will feature unique holiday dishes. Ask the front desk staff about their recommendations, including an abundance of events and festivals around town.


Home for the Holidays

Everyone’s idea of the holidays is different, and packing during this time of year can be a little challenging. If you exchange gifts, make sure to shop and wrap early—and perhaps bring some small token gifts with you to open on the big day. Slip into a coffee shop for a seasonal treat with pumpkin spice or cranberry pastries.

You’re in charge of your memories and how you celebrate, so make the most of it while you’re away from home!

Sedona’s Best New Year’s Celebrations

by: Editor on 11/20/2015

Make the most of the biggest party night of the year, even if you’re in transit. At Best Western Sedona, you have a smorgasbord of New Year’s celebrations just a few miles away—and of course, getting taxi service to and from your destinations can be handled by the front desk staff. Most restaurants in town offer special menus with a champagne toast, book early, as the restaurants do fill up!

The Sedona New Year’s Winter Masquerade Ball is the biggest gala in town, with live jazz, a DJ leading the countdown, and a balloon drop. Located at Ken’s Creekside on Hwy 179, tickets are just $25, and there will be a line of cabs waiting right after midnight to whisk you back to your hotel.


Countdown to 2016

Many in Sedona choose to take advantage of the natural beauty and plan an alternative NYE celebration. For example, taking a Pink Jeep Tour to see the stars, Chapel of the Rocks and other must-stop destinations is gaining in popularity. You can also make it a night of personal reflection at the massive red rocks, or slip into a nearby pub for a low-key celebration.

No matter how you ring in 2016, doing so in Sedona will make it one to remember!

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.

Sound Bites Grill Christmas Eve Show

by: Editor on 12/22/2014

Sound Bites Christmas Eve ShowWe 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.

Turkey Trot Sedona

by: Editor on 11/20/2014

Turkey Trot SedonaThanksgiving 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.

Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

by: Editor on 10/30/2014

Have a safe and fun Halloween with these few safety tips for trick-or-treating this weekend.


  1. Trick-or-treat in groups. Don’t let you children go out with just one other person or alone.
  2. At least one person in the group should carry a cell phone for any emergencies.
  3. 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.
  4. Check and make sure costumes don’t drag the ground. They could be a tripping hazard.
  5. 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.
  6. Don’t enter a house or a car for candy, or anything else.
  7. Avoid alleyways and be respectful of others’ yards. Walk on the side walk and not through their beautiful landscaping.
  8. Watch for cars and use designated crosswalks
  9. 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.
  10. 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.