The Grand Canyon is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Well deserving of this title, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep. The Canyon is a result of billions of years of geologic progressions, although the specific process that formed the Grand Canyon is still a debate among geologists. It is known for its visually overwhelming size and colorful landscape. The layers of colored rock are significant as they define much of the early geologic history of our North American continent. The mighty Colorado River raging through the walls continues to erode and form the majestic Grand Canyon as we see it today.
The Grand Canyon is a popular day trip for visitors staying in Sedona. With the South and East Rims located only two hours north of Sedona, you can set out on your own self navigated adventure or enjoy one of the many stress-free and convenient touring options. Options include a variety of land tours with deluxe transportation, air excursions, and the historical Grand Canyon railway.
If you would like to experience the Canyon in a stress-free grand style, then we’ve made it easy for you to do so. Our Grand Canyon Package includes a two night stay in your choice of a Real Double Queen Suite or deluxe Royal King Corner Suite, hot breakfast, and a full day Grand Canyon tour with Pink Jeep Tours for two people. Although famous for their rugged 4X4 back country jeep tours, Pink Jeep has custom built a luxurious all-terrain Tour Trekker for this special full day adventure. Your knowledgeable tour guide will educate and entertain you throughout the entire journey. Your tour begins with a drive through Oak Creek Canyon, voted one of the top 10 scenic drives in America. You will then travel through Flagstaff’s Ponderosa Pine Forest, past the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. You will have ample time in the Grand Canyon Village to enjoy lunch on your own and shop for souvenirs. Afterwards, you will travel along the south rim for some great photo opportunities. As you make your way toward the East exit, your guide will take you to lookout points that offer the best views of the mighty Colorado River, and looking into the eastern horizon you will see the Painted Desert as it blends in into our blue Arizona sky. On your way home, you will stop at the Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Just contact our concierge desk and ask for our Grand Canyon Delight Package. Summer rates for this two person package start at $502.00, plus tax. If you need additional tickets, just let us know and we will share a discount with you.
Our summer specials are on-going with nightly rates starting as low as $115.00, plus tax. Spend several nights with us and save up to 25% off any of our regular room rates!
Visit our specials page at www.sedonareal.com or call us at 800-353-1239 to make your reservation!
It’s time to start planning your summer vacation in Sedona!
Blog contributed by Debbie Dubois, Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites
For the third year in a row, we have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award!
The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
Our dedication to warm responsive service, super clean rooms and superior amenities makes Sedona Real Inn & Suites the perfect choice for summer getaways! Come and enjoy our family and pet park, community fire pit, heated swimming pool and convenient location!
Cool off in Sedona with our Summer Family Package starting at $179!*
Sedona Reãl Inn & Suites takes the hassle out of planning your family’s
next adventure. Simply pay the regular room rate and
we provide fun family goodies at NO EXTRA COST.
Family fun extras include:
- Pool Toys, Private Family Park and Barbeque Area
- Free use of our Mountain Bikes during your stay
- One-week parking pass on the Forest Service Land to Creek Access
- $20 Zainey’s Frozen Yogurt gift card
- Free Hot Breakfast and our Signature Concierge Service
Call us at 800-353-1239 or make your reservation online at sedonareal.com, and use code “FFUN” to start your vacation!
* Summer Family Package is for a one-night only and rates are priced for two adults and two children (12 and younger). $179 Standard Double Queen Rooms and $199 Sofa Sleeper Suites. Prices do not include tax.
We look forward to meeting your family in Sedona!
If you’re seeking a family vacation with youngsters, then Sedona should be top on your list. Sedona has an abundance of kid friendly activities to fit all vacation budgets.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park isn’t your typical zoo. At the park, hundreds of exotic animals from all over the world roam in a spacious natural habitat. The African Bush Safari is an entertaining ride in a safari type vehicle which allows you and your little ones to experience a personal encounter with a giraffe, zebra, ostrich and more. I can personally tell you that those giraffes love to give kisses! A variety of shows take place throughout the day with the Tiger Splash being an all-around favorite. Those big kitty cats love the water and you get to watch as they romp and play in the pool with their caretakers. If you have always dreamed of holding a python in your lap, then I suggest you take part in the Giant Snake Show. By timing your visit with the Predator Feed, you will have the opportunity to follow the caretakers as they throw 800 pounds of raw food to the animals, with only a fence between you and the hungry carnivores!
To make it easy for you to enjoy this wonderful park, we have collaborated with Out of Africa and created our Wild Thing Package. By taking advantage of this special package, you can stay one night in one of our comfy suites, enjoy our hot deluxe continental breakfast the following morning, and receive two general admission adult tickets and one child ticket to the park. The summer season rate for the package starts at $199.00 which is an incredible deal. We will happily add on additional days for you at a special rate. Check with our concierge desk for full details.
Coming mid-June, a new high flying adventure, The Predator Zip is coming to the park! This optional adventure will have you zipping right through the heart of predator territory. I can guarantee you I will be checking this adventure out in person and will be happy to share my experience with you.
You can also fill your vacation days hiking any of the hundred plus trails in the red rocks, enjoying a picnic and swimming in Oak Creek, catching a fish at the Rainbow Trout Farm, or exploring the many ancient Native American dwellings in the area. At night, drive a mile or so out of town and treat yourselves to one of the most incredible night skies in the country. When I experienced my first Sedona night sky, I had to blink a couple of times to make sure what I was seeing was real; yes, it was that amazing. And of course, you probably won’t want to leave Sedona without partaking in one of the famous jeep tours. We will help you choose the best one for your family and even share a discount with you.
Our fantastic summer specials give you the opportunity to stay longer and pay less! Save 20% off our regular rates when you stay two nights, and save 30% when you stay three nights or more! You can reserve on our web-site (www.sedonareal.com) or call us directly at 800-353-1239. Just request rate code NET2 or NET3 and start enjoying your savings!
We look forward to seeing you this summer in Sedona!
Blog contributed by Debbie Dubois, Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites
A growing part of the “Sedona experience” for many visitors is an encounter with local viticulture. Winemaking throughout Northern Arizona has climbed on the fast track in recent years, with vineyards, winemakers and tasting rooms popping up everywhere. It would be easy to assume that this is “oh by the way” wine, meant to cash in on Sedona’s popularity as a tourist destination. In fact, local producers are creating enduring, award-winning wines of considerable distinction.
Newcomers to area winemaking may be surprised at the high quality, considering Arizona’s reputation for hot temperatures and desert landscape. Northern Arizona, it turns out, offers significant advantages in climate, soil and growing conditions. With plenty of sunshine and a long growing season, many grape types flourish here.
While the rising profile of Arizona wines is a recent development, winemaking in the Copper State is not. Spanish missionaries brought Old World growing methods and grapes to the American Southwest as early as the sixteenth century. Once their sporadic efforts at cultivation subsided, permanent vineyards were a long time in coming.
Commercial use of Arizona grapes got underway in the early 1980’s. Despite the late start compared to other, better known winemaking regions, such as California, Arizona has already proved a good home to several thriving varietals. A nice mix of both reds and whites have matured into worthy estate wines here.
So what to do to enjoy the best local wines? You can visit the scene of the crime, at four nearby vineyards, or stop in at any of a dozen tasting rooms within a half hour radius of Sedona Real.
Fifteen minutes south of the hotel, three wineries sit just a stone’s throw apart in Page Springs. Situated in the Oak Creek watershed, they benefit from a potent combination of abundant sunlight, efficient hillside drainage and hospitable, volcanic soil. The result is a lovely mix of reds and whites, including a sparkler or two.
While each of the three produces both reds and whites, it is fair to say that Page Springs Cellars has had great success with Rhone-style red varietals. Javelina Leap knocks out peppery, earthy reds, and Oak Creek Vineyards excels at crisp, well-rounded whites.
Another waterside vineyard is Alcantara, overlooking the Verde River, just a few hundred yards from the confluence with Oak Creek. Known for robust reds and nicely balanced whites, Alcantara produces estate wines as well as blends using grapes sourced in Arizona and elsewhere.
All four of these wineries offer tasting, occasional cellar and/or vineyard tours and of course, wine for purchase by the bottle or case. Three of the four accommodate visitors on a deck or patio overlooking the water. All four serve edible accompaniments such as Panini, cheese, deli items and more.
In Sedona proper, four tasting rooms showcase local wines. Four more can be found in Old Town Cottonwood, twenty minutes from the hotel. Jerome has three of its own, about thirty minutes away. Some tasting rooms represent a single area vineyard or producer; some sell wines produced from local as well as out-of-state grapes.
Even Yavapai College is in the wine business. The college just broke ground at the new Southwest Wine Center, where students in the viticulture and enology degree program will learn their craft by cultivating seventeen acres of grapes.
Sedona Real is the ideal jumping off point for all your area wine touring. Close to in-town venues, you will also be nearer here than at any other Sedona hotel to Page Springs, Cottonwood and Jerome.
Here is a list of options for your tasting pleasure.
In Page Springs: Page Springs Cellars; Oak Creek Vineyards; Javelina Leap.
In Camp Verde: Alcantara Winery.
Tasting rooms and Wineries.
In Sedona: Sedona Wine and Beer Company; Made In Arizona; The Art Of Wine; Tasting Arizona.
In Cottonwood: Arizona Stronghold; Pillsbury Wine Company; Old Town Wine Cellar; Burning Tree Cellars.
In Jerome: Merkin & Caduceus Cellars; Jerome Winery; Grapes; Bitter Creek Winery.
Join us at Sedona Real Inn & Suites this summer! We are having a great special from May 28th-August 15th. Stay 2 nights and save 20%. Stay 3 nights or more and save 25%! Find out more here: sedonareal.com or us at 800-353-1239. Our concierge team can make all your arrangements for winery visits, dining and Sedona activities.
Blog contributed by: Tod Young, Concierge at Sedona Real Inn & Suites
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