If you are seeking a little pampering for your body and soul, then you need to look no further. With our numerous resort style and boutique spas, Sedona has become a mecca for relaxation and rejuvenation.
One of my favorite spas in Sedona is Sedona’s New Day Spa. With its beautiful décor and eclectic selection of treatments, it is a relaxing retreat for the ladies. Imagine beginning your experience with the 90 minute True Sedona Clay Treatment. Your therapist will start by first dry-brushing your skin in preparation for the creamy Sedona clay mask. The antioxidants and minerals detoxify and balance the skin. A wrap with a warm Vichy shower and relaxing massage with Desert Dew Lotion will leave you relaxed, hydrated and fragrant. And since I know you won’t want to leave your face unattended, a facial should be next on your agenda. Utilizing Pevonia Bontanica products, your therapist will customize your 60 or 90 minute facial to your specific needs. I personally love the 90 minute facial as the extra time allows your therapist to indulge you with a relaxing massage to your head, neck, arms and feet. After your treatments, you can enjoy some time in the steam room, or grab some cucumber water and snacks and relax in the lounging area.
I recently had the delightful opportunity to experience Namaste Spa. Namaste Spa is new to Sedona and is located just across the street from Sedona Real Inn. How is that for convenience? Namaste is a full service spa complete with custom massages, facials, hair, make-up, nail services, and even lash extensions.
Summer months bring on the sizzling specials at Sedona Real Inn & Suites! By requesting the “Net” rate, you will receive a discounted rate on a one night stay with rates starting as low as $115.00 per night. Since we want you to stay longer, we are offering a 20% discount off a two night stay and a 25% discount off a three night or more stay. Just request “NET2” or “NET3” and enjoy your savings! These special discounts are valid May 28th through August 15th.
You can make your reservations on-line at www.sedonareal.com or call us directly at 800-353-1239. We look forward to helping you plan your spa getaway in Sedona!
Blog contributed by Debbie, Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites
Sedona offers an abundance of fun activities for families. With over 100 hiking trails, recreation parks, and numerous touring options such as helicopter rides, jeep tours, scenic train excursion, and ATV tours; there are limitless choices to suit your vacation time and budget.
Beautiful Oak Creek meanders through Oak Creek Canyon and the heart of Sedona offering several refreshing swimming areas. The infamous Slide Rock State Park located in Oak Creek Canyon is a nature created water park featuring slippery slides over natural red rock sandstone. Grasshopper Point is another popular swimming hole in Oak Creek Canyon with inviting deep clear pools for an invigorating swim. The scenic Crescent Moon Ranch only minutes from the hotel offers picnic grounds, creek swimming and trails; all with the majestic Cathedral Rock as a backdrop. For a unique evening adventure, plan your visit around the full moon and enjoy a “Moonlight Walk” at Red Rock State Park, also just minutes from Sedona Real Inn.
Events are on-going throughout the summer in Sedona. The annual Sedona Bluegrass festival taking place June 3rd-9th will be showcasing emerging Bluegrass artists from around the USA. July 4th celebrations include a live concert in the park during the day followed by an evening laser light show. Tlaquepaque honors Independence Day on Saturday, July 6th, with their Sizzlin’s Summer Bash. This celebration is a great family event with a BBQ, live music and entertainment for the kids. For a little authentic cowboy action, make plans to participate in the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration on July 27th held in Uptown Sedona, complete with gunfights, roping, music, storytelling and much more. August is peak season for the hummingbird population, and August 2nd-4th, it is celebrated with The Sedona Hummingbird Festival. The festival includes many entertaining and educational presentations and tours of hummingbird hotspots. The summer season comes to a close with the Moonlight Madness Street Festival and Sidewalk Sale August 31st through September 2nd. You can spend the days enjoying great bargains plus entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Wind down your days relaxing in the hotel hot tub or with a refreshing dip in the pool. Our new family park complete with patio area and fire pit, picnic tables and barbeque grill, offers the perfect area for a family picnic and entertaining game of Frisbee.
Take advantage of our summer promotions and spend your summer vacation with us. Stay with us two nights, May 28 through August 15, and save 20%; stay three nights or more and save 25%. The longer you stay, the less you will pay! We look forward to helping you plan the perfect summer vacation!
To make reservations call us at 800-353-1239 or go to sedonareal.com
Blog contributed by: Debbie Dubois – Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites
(Slide Rock Swimmer – Bill85704 on Flickr)
Here in Sedona, we are blessed with four mild seasons. If you love to hike, you truly appreciate this, because you can hike the same trail in each of the seasons and visually capture a completely different beauty in the red rocks. I am a novice photographer and absolutely love taking pictures and it’s amazing to see what each changing season will hold.
Spring is upon us now and this is the time of year when our red rock country comes to life. Snow melt from the high country fills our pristine Oak Creek and creates waterfalls in the canyons. The shades of the forest evergreens deepen, desert cactuses blossom, wildflowers sprout out of the red earth, and our flowering trees burst with shades of pinks, yellows, whites and reds. From some of the north facing mesas, you are apt to see snow on the San Francisco Peaks outlined in the distant horizon. Top off this kaleidoscope of color with a pristine blue sky and you see perfection.
Spring also offers near perfect temperatures for exploring the back country with cool mornings and mild daytime highs. There is a hike for everybody here in Sedona. Just let us know what you’re up for and we will send you on your way!
Visit our web-site at www.sedonareal.com for our fantastic on-line spring specials!
If you only have one day … Use code NET for a great rate on a one night stay. Rates start at $122.00 through March 14th; March 15th – April 20 rates start at $151.00.
If you can stay longer and enjoy more trails … Use code NETF for a discounted multi-night stay. 17% off 2 nights or more through March 14th; or 17% off 3 nights or more March 15th – April 20.
We look forward to helping you enjoy springtime in Sedona!
Blog Contributed by Debbie at Sedona Real Inn and Suites
/>As the train winds along the banks of the Verde River, sunlight filters through oaks and sycamore trees, revealing shades of blue, green and grey in the water. Reflective shards of yellow shimmer at the surface. Overhead predator birds come and go, searching the bottomland and the craggy canyon walls for small animals. Hawks, buzzards and even eagles make this river corridor their home. They are used to the train, and do not stop circling while it passes.
Cliff dwellings, corn cribs and other remnants of a vanished Native culture can be glimpsed in niches high up the sandstone walls, the past standing silent guard over the present. So goes a typical afternoon spent on the Verde Canyon Railroad, a relaxing journey filled with the ancient rhythms of wildlife, shifting sunlight and the river itself. For four hours, passengers can forget where they came from and where they are going, letting the river take them where only it knows the way.
The Verde Canyon Railroad traces its lineage to the days when copper was king, and ore and materials needed a way out of the mining boom town of Jerome. As a working railroad, it ceased operation in the early 1950’s, when the mines shut down. In the early 1990’s it gained new life as a scenic railway, following the same route as in bygone days, showing off a remote riparian corridor that is mostly inaccessible by any other mode of transport.
Departing the station in the historic town of Clarkdale promptly at 1:00 pm daily, the train turns around midway at the old Perkinsville ranch property, and returns along the same route, reaching the depot by 5:00 pm. Passengers enjoy comfortable seating, good visibility from anywhere inside the cars and shaded viewing platforms to enjoy scenery in the open air.
First class seating is extra plush, featuring upholstered booths with tables, a full bar in each car, and an hors d’oeuvres buffet. An attendant who fills drink orders doubles as tour guide, pointing out distinctive geological features and signs of Native culture on the surrounding cliffs. Passengers are briefed on the railroad’s colorful history as well as alerted to the occasional riverfront homes visible from the train, wilderness outposts still occupied by special arrangement with the Forest Service.
For those who love the entrancing combination of sublime scenery, vibrant history and intriguing cultures, Sedona and the Verde Valley may be just for you. To help you create an unforgettable Sedona experience, Sedona Real has teamed with the Verde Canyon Railroad to offer the Ride the Rails package. Choose one night in a Royal King Corner suite or a Real Double Queen suite with patio or deck, and receive two first class tickets for the train, with full amenities. Explore the unique, high desert river country and know you’ve found a delightful bargain.
Winter can be a great time to explore Sedona’s parks. The beauty is always there but the winter months incur much less foot traffic and the peacefulness is a delight.
Red Rock Crossing, aka Crescent Moon Ranch, is a longtime favorite of mine and I recommend it regularly to guests visiting for its beauty and proximity to Sedona Real Inn. And for those of you wanting New Year’s inspiration, I’ve included the great special our hotel is offering for January!
Last weekend, I took my three month old Australian Shepherd puppy, Rory, to Red Rock Crossing for a walk along the creek. It is especially nice for those traveling with their furry friends as it is one of the few pet friendly parks in Sedona offering creek access.
We started out strolling down the sidewalk and through the meadow passing the picnic areas and restroom facilities. We could see glimpses of Cathedral Rock peeking through the bare winter trees as we made our way.
We then entered the path locals refer to as the Enchanted Forest. The short trail through the forest is encompassed by gnarly, big rooted shade trees. There are also several little side paths where we were able to access quiet areas next to the creek. Rory had a blast running alongside Oak Creek and dipping his paws in the crystal clear but chilly water.
Exiting the Enchanted Forest, we land on a massive slab of red rock sandstone. Although I’ve seen it personally many times before, that famous and majestic view of Cathedral Rock towering behind the creek never fails to strike me with awe. Cathedral Rock is noted as being the most photographed place in Arizona next to the Grand Canyon, and in my opinion, this is one of the best vantage points. The different seasons and various times of day all offer a unique and beautiful view.
Rory has given his enthusiastic approval of the park and wants to share with all his furry friends. Crescent Moon Ranch is a day site area with an entrance fee of $9.00 per car and is open daily from 8am to dusk. It is also very close to Sedona Real Inn starting with a beautiful winding drive down Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Feel free to call me at Sedona Real Inn at 800-353-1239 to make your reservation and arrange all your (and your furry friends) activities!
See you soon,
Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites