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December Traditions

by: Editor on 12/10/2017


The annual tree lighting ceremony and Santa Visit kicks off December on the 1st at 5 p.m. Head to Canyon Breeze Plaza for holiday refreshments, free local entertainment and to snag a photo with Santa. The next day, have breakfast with the big man at the Sedona Hub located at Posse Grounds Park. The free breakfast includes pancakes, arts and crafts for the little ones, and another chance for a Santa photo op.

A tradition for many is the annual Nutcracker performance by the Phoenix Ballet. Snag your tickets early for the first weekend in December. The Sedona Performing Arts Center is a gorgeous venue, and the production showcases some fantastic costumes and award-winning dancers. You won’t want to miss the Festival of Lights, with over 6,000 luminaries which visitors are welcomed to help light up the Tlaquepaque courtyards while carolers and choirs perform This event takes place during the first weekend in December.

The Magic of the Season

Join the Holiday Sweet Stroll in mid-December, where carolers perform in the late afternoon while you stroll the shops for specials and deals. The boutiques stay open until 7 p.m. and offer a variety of holiday goodies and giveaways. It’s where the best shops in Sedona make magic happen, right in time for holiday gift giving.

For New Year’s Eve, many restaurants and bars in Sedona offer prix fixe menus, champagne toasts and unique dinners. Start planning which festivities you’ll join this year and make the most of December in Sedona.

Spooky Sedona Halloween

by: Editor on 10/28/2017


You’ll find a peppering of Halloween festivities throughout Sedona, but nearby Jerome is where the community really goes all out. Thanks to the rich Mexican history and population, Dia de los Muertos is just as popular (if not more so!) than Halloween, which means visitors can enjoy a variety of historical and cultural happenings into November. Try the Jerome Grand Hotel for their epic Halloween party and the Asylum restaurant for some of the best décor in Arizona. Wandering the halls of this haunted hotel as you party enough to wake the dead is a real scream.

Traditional American Halloweens in Sedona is largely retail, with stores, malls and shops offering the option for kids but almost nobody goes door to door. Costumes are encouraged, the shopkeepers deck out their spaces, and the Tlaquepaque shopping village makes an impressive homage for Day of the Dead.

A Hauntingly Good Time

Jerome’s famous Spook Hall ball happens the Saturday before Halloween, giving you plenty of time to recover before Asylum’s event on the big night. However, in both Sedona and Jerome a number of restaurants and tourist attractions are decorated throughout October.

Those who are looking for a massive Halloween happening might trek to Phoenix, though at nearly two hours away it’s solely for the extremely committed. Instead, take advantage of the smaller, intimate and charming events in Sedona and Jerome. You’ll be in for a spooktacular good time!


Thanksgiving Festivities in Sedona

by: Editor on 10/12/2015

Planning to be in Sedona during the holidays? You’re in luck, because some of the best Thanksgiving menus can be found in this gorgeous town. Rene is renowned for fabulous Thanksgiving feasts, including one that features a four-course meal, and an eclectically designed menu with strong French persuasions. The Heartline Cafe is another favorite and offers a multi-course meal featuring holiday staples along with regional favorites.

Try Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano for a twist on the holiday. The owners spice things up this time of year offering Italian, American, and fusion menus for the big weekend. Reds is a favorite of locals, offering traditional fare and plenty of seating during one of the busiest days of the year.

Happy Thanksgiving message with assorted pumpkins

Giving Thanks

If possible, plan and book early, especially if you’d like to try Elote Cafe. The intimate dining experience is exactly what many are after during the festivities, and Elote never disappoints with service or quality. The Barking Frog Grille dishes up a generous spread, and the staff is always committed to making everyone feel like family.

There are also many events happening in Sedona, such as Light Up the Mountain, arts and crafts, and of course some great Black Friday shopping at one of the many malls, stores, and boutiques.

Graduation Celebration

by: Editor on 5/12/2015

Graduation CelebrationThe graduates are ready and waiting for graduation arrive and have had it on their calendar for months now. As graduation approaches, make a weekend of the celebration festivities and head up to Sedona to relax and enjoy our beautiful scenery after commencement exercises have concluded. Treat your graduate to a tranquil and relaxing weekend while taking in the natural scenery. Sedona is the perfect spot for graduation celebration with the family.

Take a dip in Oak Creek or enjoy a hike through the beautiful red rocks. Our creekside villas are the perfect relaxing retreat to celebrate your graduate and their accomplishments before they head off on the next adventure in their lives. Just a short drive from Phoenix and you can be out of the hustle and bustle with your feet propped up listening to the water trickle as it flows by. We have amazing restaurants, unique shops, beautiful hiking trails an so much more.

Book your Sedona hotel now and continue your graduation celebration with us. Reservations can be made online or by calling our front desk. We look forward to helping you celebrate your graduate with a peaceful and comfortable five star stay at a two star price. Congratulations class of 2015! We wish you much success in the future.

BW Reward Program

by: Editor on 4/7/2015

BW Reward ProgramLet us give back to you! We love how loyal our customers are and we like to reward that loyalty. Our BW Rewards program is one way we can thank you for your business time and time again. Named as one of the top reward programs by US News, BW Rewards allows you to become a member for free and start earning your way to free rewards as soon as your first stay with us.

Some of the benefits from our BW Rewards program include:

  • No blackout dates
  • Exclusive offers
  • Points that never expire
  • Points earned for every dollar spent
  • Points earned with partnering programs
  • Status match with partnering reward programs

We make it easy to earn points and cash in rewards. To enroll in our BW Rewards program, visit  BW Rewards online and share with us a little information about yourself. Afterwards, start earning points through your stays with us. We make it so simple it would be crazy not to sigh up!

We appreciate our customers and our BW Rewards program offers you a chance to see just how much your business means to us. As you give to us, we give back to you. For more information on BW Reward program benefits and partnering programs, visit our BW Rewards program online.

Sedona Irish Pub

by: Editor on 3/16/2015

Sedona Irish PubThis St. Patrick’s Day catch the luck of Irish and wash it down with a great draft at Mooney’s Irish Pub. This Sedona Irish Pub is the perfect place to kick back and relax while wearing your green. You will enjoy a great atmosphere, friendly service, fun people and best of all, great beer. Did we the beautiful red rock views from the patio!?

Mooney’s is a great little gem that Sedona keeps hidden away. The drinks are priced like you would hope for and nothing about this place is flashy or pretentious. It is where you would expect to see a few regulars, and you will! Try the clam chowder or the bangers & mash. You won’t be disappointed. The bar has fantastic mixed drinks alongside the great beer. We are certain you won’t find a better bar in Sedona filled with leprechauns and possibly a pot of gold or two.

Swing by this Sedona Irish Pub and enjoy a few Irish drink specials while you toast the Irish in you. Afterwards, relax and call it a night with us and allow us to treat you to a comfortable stay. Our reservations are fast and easy online with our online reservation system. We look forward to seeing you this St. Patrick’s Day.