Sedona is one of the most popular destinations in the Southwest, with dozens of hotels and motels around town. Rooms rates are high, particularly in spring and fall, and particularly for rooms with a view of those rocks and canyons. Note: Terms like “resort” and “bed & breakfast” are used a bit creatively here. Some top-tier places require a 2-night stay on weekends. In this environment, Airbnb has come to play a big role in tourist accommodations; there are many deals to be had there and on other overnight rental apps.
Getting Pampered in Sedona
While Sedona isn’t yet a resort spa destination on par with Phoenix or Tucson, it does have an ever-growing number of spas that can add just the right bit of pampering to your vacation. Longtime local favorite Therapy on the Rocks, 676 N. Ariz. 89A (www.myofascialrelease.com; tel. 928/282-3002), with its creekside setting, offers massage, myofascial release, and great views of the red rocks. A half-day of therapy here will run you $350. In west Sedona, try Sedona’s New Day Spa, 1449 W. Ariz. 89A (www.sedonanewdayspa.com; tel. 928/282-7502), a beautiful day spa with a resort-like feeling. Massages start at $125; fuller treatments begin at $185. In the Village of Oak Creek, the large Hilton Eforea Spa, at the Hilton Sedona Resort, 90 Ridge Trail Dr. (www.hiltonsedonaspa.com; tel. 928/284-6900), offers a variety of treatments starting at $132 for massages and $215 for more elaborate treatments. There are also exercise and yoga classes, a pool, and tennis courts.
Within Oak Creek Canyon along Ariz. 89A, there are several national forest campgrounds. Manzanita, 6 miles north of town, is both the largest and the most pleasant (and the only one open in winter; $20 per night). Other Oak Creek Canyon campgrounds include Cave Springs, 13 miles north of town ($22 per night) and Pine Flat, 12 miles north of town ($22 per night). The Beaver Creek Campground, 3 miles east of I-17 on F.R. 618, which is an extension of Ariz. 179 (take exit 298 off I-17), is a pleasant spot near the V Bar V Heritage Site ($22 per night). Reservations up to 6 months in advance can be made for Manzanita, Cave Springs, and Pine Flat campgrounds by contacting the National Recreation Reservation Service (www.recreation.gov; [tel] 877/444-6777 or 518/885-3639). On the website, search for the campground name and include the Arizona state abbreviation, AZ. There’s also a good guide to commercial campgrounds at www.sedona.net/campgrounds.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.