Hotel at a Glance: Orchards Inn
Sedona is known for its red rocks, the craggy peaks rising from the desert landscape. With 180-degree unobstructed views of the majestic rock formations, Orchards Inn has an unbeatable hillside location. The upscale inn also puts guests within walking distance of uptown Sedona.
- Watch the sunset from the balcony of your spacious room, which has access to Oak Creek.
- Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool or jacuzzi; they feature views of Snoopy Rock and Oak Creek Canyon.
- Dine alfresco on an outdoor patio at Taos Cantina, the onsite restaurant. It serves up fresh Mexican and Southwestern fare and premium tequilas; this Getaway includes a daily $25 dining credit.
- Walk to uptown Sedona and spend the day dining and browsing quirky shops and galleries.
- Don't miss a Jeep tour—they get up close to the red rocks in a way cars on the road cannot. You'll see canyons and Native American ruins.
Sedona, Arizona: Majestic Rock Formations and Quirky Arts Community
Surrounded by a band of red sandstone formations, Sedona boasts a breathtaking natural skyline. Head to the 3.2-mile Airport Loop hiking trail for views of famous outcroppings such as Cathedral Rock and Courthouse Butte. About 10 minutes outside of the city at Slide Rock State Park, you can barrel down a natural water slide and see a preserved turn-of-the-century homestead.
Since around the 1960s, artists have been drawn to Sedona's majestic landscape and cubist street signs. Although the arts scene has dwindled a bit in recent years, the city's creative spirit is still very much alive at Gallery Row, where more than 50 art shops and boutiques hawk pottery, jewelry, and metalwork.