Best resorts in Sedona, Arizona: Where to go to see Red Rocks

By Tetiana PavlichenkoNov 15, 2023 16:11 PMSedona
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Best resorts in Sedona, Arizona: Where to go to see Red Rocks
The astonishing beauty of the red rocks is mesmerizing at any time of the year. Source: Image Guy Pendlebury/Pixabay

The famous red rocks of Sedona have become a pilgrimage destination for tourists from all over the world. The quiet spa and wellness area has now become a popular destination for a relaxing vacation with a magnificent panorama all around. There are many great spas here, and it's hard to say which one has the best view of Sedona's surroundings. Since the town is surrounded by magnificent red cliffs, you can admire this ethereal fantasy landscape from almost every window or balcony. However, these top 5 resorts in Sedona are worth a special mention and should be visited to energize and enjoy the surrounding mountain scenery.

1. L'Auberge de Sedona

Best resorts in Sedona, Arizona: Where to go to see Red Rocks
Stunning views of the cliffs can be enjoyed from every balcony or terrace. Source: Lauberge.com

The best luxury hotel in Sedona is more than just a chic Arizona vacation resort. It has 62 cottages, 21 guest rooms and the exclusive five-bedroom Creekhouse lodge. Ranked No. 1 in the Southwest and West by Conde Nast, the hotel finds inspiration in the surrounding landscape and creates unforgettable moments for its guests. The resort's culinary programme features several fine dining establishments. For example, guests can dine in a scenic, romantic setting on the banks of Oak Creek or have a drink at Sedona's open-air bar. The L'Apothecary Spa, offering both traditional services, such as deep tissue massages, and signature treatments such as specialty body scrubs, cranial-sacral techniques, facials, and more, is amidst the idyllic scenery. The activities programme qualifies as Sedona's best resort with on-site workshops, ATV and buggy rides through Sedona's off-road terrain, gallery and store tours, golf at nearby courses, Grand Canyon tour by car or train, hiking trails, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides.

2. Enchantment Resort

An enchanting name suits this resort, surrounded by acres of pristine wilderness, like no other. One of Sedona's most beautiful resorts, with stunning views of red rocks, dense groves of pine trees and ponderosa pines, Enchantment Resort offers five-star facilities and service to its guests. To accommodate them, a stunning collection of rooms and suites at the foot of Boynton Canyon has been designed with the surrounding scenery in mind. All rooms feature fireplaces and elegant furnishings and have private terraces or patios where you can sit and enjoy the canyon views. Some suites have private plunge pools. Vacations at Sedona resorts like Enchantment offer a wide range of outdoor activities. There's biking, hiking, rock climbing, golfing on the championship course, stargazing, and more. The busy leisure time is worth diluting with a visit to the world-class Mii amo Spa just steps away from the resort. Enchantment features several diverse restaurants, an outdoor pool with a bar serving cocktails and a variety of snacks, as well as a patio store with a picnic area overlooking the canyon.

3. Sky Ranch Lodge Resort & Botanical Gardens

It's hard to find a bad view in Sedona, but this hotel does its best to enhance the already perfect scenery. With lush gardens all around, a charming pool, a morning coffee on the picturesque patio or on the veranda by the koi carp pond, a stay here will allow you to fully enjoy the natural beauty and quiet solitude. Sky Ranch Lodge often tops the rankings of Sedona resorts with the best red rock views. Travellers arriving here for a vacation will find themselves 500 feet above the city on the edge of the airport, so the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets can be seen here. The resort features a seasonal outdoor pool with umbrellas and lounge chairs and an outdoor saltwater Jacuzzi. 94 modern rooms, including two cottages, are prepared to accommodate guests. There is complimentary parking and shuttle service to Sedona restaurants or Mesa Grill at the airport. Free time at Sedona's top resorts should be reserved for outdoor activities: exploring the airport loop trails or viewing the stunning scenery from above on a helicopter tour.

4. Amara Resort and Spa

This oasis on the banks of Oak Creek will appeal to travellers looking for a diverse vacation experience and the best resorts in the Sedona area with comfortable accommodations. The recently completed renovation offers guests a treehouse aesthetic that emphasizes unity with nature. A vacation at Amara is the perfect place to relax and enjoy leisurely activities: spend time in the heated landscape pool, indulge in relaxing treatments at the spa, snap photos on the creekside swings, and end the day sitting by the outdoor fire pit. Meals are provided by SaltRock Restaurant, with a menu featuring seasonal contemporary cuisine, traditional Southwestern dishes and award-winning agave-based cocktail programmes. A spacious patio, on which you can enjoy handcrafted beverages and a beautiful panorama of the red rocks, will provide unforgettable memories of a vacation at the finest resorts in Sedona, Arizona. The concierge team can help you organize activities such as jeep tours, hiking excursions, yoga and meditation classes, golf and shopping in Sedona's stores.

5. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Best resorts in Sedona, Arizona: Where to go to see Red Rocks
The grounds of the resort are gorgeous, as is the scenery around it. Source: Image Hilton.com

Like many Sedona resorts with stunning views of the Red Rocks, the Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock emphasizes relaxation, fitness and carefree fun. Guests have access to a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool and a family pool with swim toys, water playgrounds and a nearby café. In addition to outdoor adventures near Sedona's red rocks, the best resorts also provide an abundance of on-site activities. For example, the Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock features a 25,000-square-foot wellness centre with a gym, three tennis courts and fitness classes, as well as an eforea spa offering state-of-the-art treatments and signature services based on locally sourced organic ingredients. It features 221 rooms and suites with fireplaces and private balconies. In addition to the poolside café, there is also a restaurant with an indoor, garden veranda and garden seating by the fire, water activities and lawn games. You can sip a cocktail or other drinks at the bar, as well as listen to live music or watch a game on the 16 screens.

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