Sedona: An Enchanting Weekend at Enchantment Resort
by, 03-30-2013 at 01:40 PM (1614 Views)
I married The Right Guy. When I ask the question "Do you want to go with me to [insert destination here]?", he typically has one of three answers: "I have already been there, but yes, we can go," "I have not been there, so yes, we can go," or "Yes, we can go." It doesn't get any better than that.
So when I asked him if he wanted to hang out at Enchantment Resort in Sedona for 4 nights over a long weekend, he said "I have not been there, so yes, we can go." *Grin* And so we went.
The first time I went to Sedona was with my mom. It was so long ago that I don't remember where we stayed or what we ate (I guess I could ask her to refresh my memory), but I clearly remember the three-ish hour scenic drive from Phoenix to Sedona and being in awe of the majestic and magical red rock. (The only other red rock I've seen that left me feeling the same way was on the island of Kaua'i at Waimea Canyon.) I left that first Sedona trip with my mom knowing that I would go back…and that I did.
Waimea Canyon, Kaua'i HI
My Fella and I took that same three-ish hour drive from Phoenix to Sedona, and just like before, I was in awe of the red rock and the desert landscape. Sade sings that it's never as good as the first time and there is some truth to that, but you know what? It was really close.
Enchantment Resort gets its name honestly. It is absolutely enchanting. The structure of the buildings blends into the red rock and they appear to be as one. When I walked into my space, I felt like I was walking into the earth. That is my truth.
Another truth is that I just wanted to relax over a long weekend with The Hubs, so I didn't formally tour the property (it sits on 70 acres), look at all of the rooms, or even make a spa appointment at the world famous Mii amo Spa (*gasp*), although I did go to the spa gift boutique to purchase the Jojoba Flower Body lotion that was in my room.
But guess what? I scoped out the lovely pool area, my King bed studio casita was off the chain (fireplace, over-sized bathtub, cushy bed, etc.), and Tii Gavo's light menu (there are three additional dining choices) was…well…enchanting. So I rested, ate, slept, rested, drove around Sedona and gawked at its landscapes, made nice with a decked out Native American guy in a parking garage on touristy Main Street, bought beads at a trading post, took in a few of Sedona's art galleries at Tlaquepaque, came back, ordered room service, and then rested some more….in my smokin hot casita at Enchantment Resort. And that was enchanting enough for me. =)
(Pictured above) Lobby, Enchantment Resort
(Pictured above) View from the front door of my casita
(Pictured above) Just a nice little lounge area near the restaurants
(Pictured above) Enchantment Resort outdoor fire pit
(Pictured above) Chapel of the Holy Cross
Travel Note for The Foodies: For me, one of the best things about travel (besides the people) is trying local cuisine. In fact, I like to share my food finds on Foodspotting from time to time, even though I admit that I'm a pretty picky eater. Simply put: I like what I like and I don't like what I don't like. (I should get points for trying corn ice cream, don't you think?!) Since My Fella and I were in Sedona, we searched high and low for Native American cuisine and were disappointed that our search yielded a Big Fat Zero. On our way back to Phoenix at the end of the trip, however, we found out about The Fry Bread House, so we stopped in and I had an Indian Taco. I didn't really like it that much and would have preferred the fry bread with a dessert. But hey *shrug* that's just me.
Luxury Link in Sedona: Luxury Link has two properties in Sedona (Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa and Lodge at Sedona) that look absolutely breathtaking. Even if you decide not to stay at Enchantment Resort, it's definitely worth a day trip to indulge at the spa.
Photo Credits: @OneBrownGirl