Sedona, Arizona, 2 hours drive north from burgeoning Phoenix and 90 miles south of the Grand Canyon, lies amidst an ancient forest of juniper and pine, surrounded by the celebrated sculptured pinnacles and mystical vortexes of Arizona Red Rock Country.
One of America's premier tourism, recreation, arts, and cultural centers, Sedona enjoys a moderate elevation of 4,500 ft., escaping the desert heat of southern Arizona and mountain snows to the north, with either just a short drive away. Four delightfully mild seasons' with average annual daily temperatures of 74 and 46 degrees, and total annual precipitation of only 17 inches makes for an ideal getaway destination year round.
In addition to its unique and startling natural beauty, the vibrant city with a residential population of 12,000 has become nationally recognized as a creative and spiritual center, attracting artists, writers and visitors from around the world, highlighted by over 40 art galleries and significant cultural facilities.
Tourism, in concert with the arts, plus varied e-businesses and outdoor sporting activities form Sedona's solid economic base with the US Forest Service estimating annual visitation at an astounding 3,000,000.
There is a definite season to the Sedona market, which corresponds to the periods of milder temperatures. The spring months of late February to June together with the colorful fall months of September through November are peak visitation periods.
World-renowned natural wonders of the area and its favorable climate coupled with super-clean air and water have made Sedona a sought after Mecca for visitors. Sightseeing, hiking, championship golf and tennis are almost year round activities. Visitors can take a Jeep ride deep into the exciting back country or view red rock monoliths from horseback, biplanes, and hot air balloons. Sedona Red Rock Country has been the setting of many major motion pictures and continues to be a favorite location for all forms of film making.
Sedona is the hub of choice for "high end" visitors to northern Arizona. After enjoying all Sedona offers, including Red Rock and Slide Rock State Parks, several popular visitor sites such as the Grand Canyon, the historic mining town of Jerome, Meteor Crater, Sunset Crater, Indian ruins and Native American Hopi and Navajo settlements are easy day trips.
Home to many "adult oriented" annual events and festivals, Sedona is typically "sold out" during many weeks of every year.
Sedona International Film Festival ( March ) "Sedona Taste" ( June )
Shakespeare Outdoor Festival ( July ) "Jazz on the Rocks"( September )
Sedona Arts Festival (October) Carnival de Mascardas (October)
Sedona Sculpture Walk (October) Fantasy of Lights (December)
ACTIVITIES - The LODGE at SEDONA - A Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn # Located In the heart of world famous Sedona Red Rock Country lies a Luxury Mission/Arts & Crafts style Arizona Bed and Breakfast Inn - the Lodge at Sedona
Experience secluded, rustic elegance at this award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn situated on two acres of serene gardens, mature pines, calming waterfalls, original art and unique rock formations
The highly desirable 15 square miles of breath taking Sedona offers a variety of popular activities, quality services and relevant attractions for discriminating hotel guests, just minutes from the centrally located LODGE at SEDONA:
? Golf and world-class tennis at the area’s #1 PGA rated Oak Creek Country Club and championship Sedona Golf Resort, open year round
? Tour Airport Mesa, Red Rock Crossing, Boynton Canyon, Slide Rock, Palatki Ruins, Oak Creek and Schnebly Hill for vortexes, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking or off-road Jeep excursions within 15 minutes from the LODGE at SEDONA
? Dine and wine at over 20 fine dining and/or view restaurants including northern Italian, continental, southwest, sushi, steak, and seafood, referred by the LODGE. Dance to live music at nearby saloons, clubs, and five star resorts
? Shop and browse at 40 nearby independent art galleries and +60 boutiques, fine clothing stores, and major brand factory outlets
? Hike the LODGE'S three wooded acres of trails and viewpoints. Walk Sedona’s largest private meditative labyrinth and marvel at several on-site sculpture
? Bi-plane and balloon tours of the Sedona red rocks and mesas are less than 5 minutes away
? Stroll Tlaquepaque, a nearby popular Mexican style village with quality galleries, markets and cultural festivals along picturesque Oak Creek
? Take a day trip north by the Grand Canyon Railroad and fly or glide through the "world wonder" Grand Canyon after hiking or horseback. Visit the IMAX theater or continue to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest
? Ski or take the Skyride at Snowbowl, just 25 minutes northeast of Flagstaff. Visit the world class Museum of Northern Arizona and the Lowell Observatory while exploring Flagstaff - only 40 scenic minutes north of Sedona
? Visit mountainside Jerome, an historic gold rush town 45 minutes southwest; explore the grounds of Montezuma's Castle and Tuzigoot National Monument along the way
? Luxuriate with a massage by the Lodge’s in house body-work therapists-cranio sacral, myofascial release, Swedish, and deep tissue massage among others
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce recognizes Sedona as a powerful and evolving destination market. Tourism development efforts have successfully targeted the “high-end,” extended stay visitor. The majority of these visitors seek out smaller, intimate luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn accommodations – like The LODGE at SEDONA. To contact the Lodge at Sedona; 800 619 4467 or www.LodgeatSedona.com - 125 Kallof Place, Sedona, AZ 86336 - Info@LodgeatSedona.com
For Sedona information, President, Jennifer Wesselhoff/Combs, Sedona / Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce at 800.288.7336 or 928.204.1123 or email Info@SedonaChamber.com
? "Romance and intrigue, comfort and luxury, beauty and character, escape and adventure - the Lodge at Sedona has it all” AZ Daily News
? Intimately elegant, renovated Mission/Arts & Craft estate set on 3 acres of grand seclusion in the heart of Sedona.
? Awarded Top 10 Inns in USA by Forbes.com and # 1 Arizona B & B by Ranking AZ Recommended by Bon Appetite, Travel & Leisure, Frommer’s.
? Enjoy spectacular red rock views, sculpture gardens, private paths, bubbling fountains and a magical labyrinth.
? Artful king suites with fireplaces, jetted tubs, private decks, stereo TV, DVD, CD.
? "The Lodge at Sedona is one of the most romantic spots in Arizona" AZ Foothills Magazine
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