If you’re searching for a tranquil and romantic bed & breakfast amid the cool shade of Oak Creek Canyon, this is the place. Tranquility is guaranteed by the fact that there are no TVs or Wi-Fi in the rooms (there is Wi-Fi in the lobby). Located 3 miles north of Sedona on the banks of Oak Creek, this inn has been run by the same family for some 35 years. Its attractively updated cottages, which date from the 1940s, are surrounded by beautiful grounds (with a swimming hole!) where birdsong and a babbling creek set the mood. A Western/rustic-Mexican style predominates, and most units have fireplaces and kitchenettes. In summer, breakfast is served on a creekside terrace, and spa services like massages and facials take place in a creekside gazebo. While there are no red-rock views, the Briar Patch makes up for that with a delightful combination of solitude and sophistication.