Enchantment Resort

I love Arizona! Living in the Midwest, traveling to an area that doesn't look a thing like home is so exciting! And the Enchantment Resort in Sedona is the perfect resort to enjoy the sun, views and amazing food. Being tucked away in the valley, between the stunning red rocks, I absolutely love the seclusion that the resort provides.

Accommodations

 

There are several options for accommodations ranging from a wonderful guest room to a private pool suite. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved my honeymoon trip to Italy, but had I known about Enchantment, the decision would have been a lot more interesting.

The first class of room options are the Casita Guest Rooms. The rooms come with either a king or 2 queens and have a generous sitting area. Sliding doors provide access to a private viewing deck, where you can take in views of the red rocks. I love the decor of the rooms, the neutral tons and Southwest style are right up my alley.

The Casita Studio is an option that allows you to spread out. This option is really unique compared to most hotels that I’ve stayed at. The bed is a pull down queen that tucks away into the wall until you’re ready to go to bed. I think that’s so cool! You get a large living area, a kitchenette and the outdoor deck has a built-in gas grill! So if you want to grill a couple burgers (turkey burger for me please) then all you have to do is take a couple steps outside. Plus I’m a sucker for the wood beam ceilings.

If you want to have a some separation between living and sleeping areas, try out a junior suite. This large option gives you a bump out living area next to the bed(s). You’ll have fantastic views of the area, wood beam ceilings and a corner fireplace. The bathroom is also spectacular, I love walk in showers.

For the 1 bedroom option, there 3 different styles. The Casita, the hacienda and the casa. The Casita 1 bedroom is a perfect option for those with families or anyone that wants to have the comforts of home. In this one bedroom, you can have a king or two queens in the separate bedroom. Additionally, there’s a pull down queen in the living area. The kitchenette gives you the ability to cook up breakfast, lunch or dinner and serve it on the dining room table in the room. The hacienda includes an oversized living room, big enough to comfortably fit a sectional, and 2 pull down queen beds. The bedroom has its own deck and bathroom. The final 1 bedroom is the Casa suite. This option provides a full kitchen, a large living area and amazing regional décor.

For the 2 bedroom option, there area again 3 different styles. The Casita, the hacienda and the casa. The 2 bedroom suites offer an additional room for larger parties.

The last option is the most impressive, the private pool suites. Every pool, which is between 3 1/2 to 4 feet deep, is heated for year round enjoyment. They feature jets and a waterfall feature. I’m sold! I can wake up, roll over and be in the pool. I’m not lazy, just embracing convenient luxury. The perks of the rooms don’t stop there, you’ll have amazing views of the canyon, a fireplace, kitchenette and a pull down queen. These rooms can accommodate 1-6 people.

Activities

The resort has an outstanding golf course, called the Seven Canyons. Test your skills on this 18 hole course through the red rock canyons.

The pool at the Enchantment Resort is large and absolutely stunning. I love the fact that you can look out over the amazing rock formations, enjoy a drink from the pool bar and soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing dip in the pool. It’s heated and open year round, so whenever you go, it will be waiting for you.

The resort has 5 tennis courts that you may use during your stay. The courts and racquets are included in the rate, and the resort also offers private and group lessons for a fee.

Hiking is one of the highlights in the area. Choose between trails like the Boynton Canyon trail to walk the same grounds that the Yavapai-Apache and Navajo use to roam. The 6.2 mile trail has areas of partial shade juniper or oak trees, while you line up your perfect pictures. The Fay Canyon trail, 1.2 miles is an easier option that the entire family can enjoy.

Included in your nightly rate is access to the Mii amo spa, which is located at the adjacent Mii amo resort. This access includes use of the spa facilities that include a number of perks, such as sauna, steam room, fitness facilities, indoor pool and really special activities like art and cooking lessons. If you want to stay for a spa package, you’ll be able to take part in some Native American inspired spa services, as well as the more traditional options.

Dining

The Che Ah Chi uses local ingredients to showcase the wonderful food on the region. Whether you chose the homemade pasta, the Campbell River Salmon or the roasted Colorado lamb loin, you be able to enjoy stunning views out of the floor to ceiling windows.

If you're looking for something a little more relaxed, try Tii Gavo. I say relaxed, which is based on the casual atmosphere and large outdoor patio with spectacular views, but the food is still high level goodness. From the Grass fed beef burger to the Enchilada Skillet with chicken thighs and black bean puree, this is an outstanding place to fuel up.

I hope you enjoyed this hotel highlight! If you do end up going, please let them know that I sent you, and don't forget to join my email list!

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