Posts in December 2012
You’re on an exciting trip in the high desert Southwest, enjoying great scenery, and after a few days it’s time for…laundry. Especially if you’ve been hiking around Sedona’s red rock landscape. It’s not just the rocks that are red, it’s the dirt too.
You want this distracting chore to be easy, something you can do easily at the hotel. And so it is.
Our new guest laundry facility offers two washers and two dryers for your use, as well as a folding table, in the building just across from the lobby. They are coin operated and ready for duty.
Our back-up washer-dryer combo machine is still available in the pool area for those who prefer to be outside while their clothes tumble, perhaps enjoying a dip or a soak. You can get as much change as you need at the front desk.
Contributed by Tod Young, Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites
The first question we always ask at my house when contemplating a trip is, what about Rajah? He’s our German monkey chow (part shepherd maybe, part chow and definitely all monkey). If he can come, and it’s someplace he will enjoy, then we’re in. If the destination requires a plane flight or we can’t find suitable pet-friendly accommodations and activities, then we quickly lose interest.
If we didn’t already live in a house in Sedona, we would be thrilled to learn about Sedona’s brand new, one-and-only, hotel family and pet park, at Sedona Real. Not only does Sedona Real want you to bring your animal companion, we want you to tell him or her to expect a good time. At least as good as you will have yourself.
The fun starts at check-in, with treats and a special bowl and leash for your four-legged traveler. The hotel’s location, by the way, is ideal for quick access to outdoor adventure, offering human and beast alike plenty of dramatically scenic trails in the nearby Dry Creek Basin.
Our new family and pet park features grass, all the better for certain activities and necessities, as well as a grill and picnic table. Not to mention bags and a trash receptacle. It’s just on the other side of the wall from the parking lot, so you can visit easily and often. There is plenty of room for romping, chilling, picnicking and exploring.
Here’s what several recent guests are saying about the pet park… “the on-site dog park and picnic area is a nice touch…we could walk our dog and no one turned their nose up at us…incredibly pet friendly and there was even a pet exercise area…great area to walk the dog, large enough to let the dog off for exercise without worrying about roads or traffic.”
We understand that the logistics of your trip and the rhythm of a travel day may be largely determined by meeting your dog’s needs. While you’re staying at Sedona Real, you won’t have to get in the car to head for a hiking trail, or leash up for a walk along the highway every time your dog needs to go. Just step through the back gate and take care of business.
Stay out there and grill a steak or gaze at the stars. Notice how lush a patch of healthy grass feels in the middle of the red rock high desert.
Just so you know: The pet park is now officially Rajah inspected and approved. He recently left his calling card as he often does on official visits. If you don’t see it, your dog will probably tell you when you’re near the spot.
Blog contributed by Tod
Blog contributed by Tod Young, Concierge @ Sedona Real Inn & Suites – www.sedonareal.com