I am traveling with my husband for our second babymoon to AZ mid Nov. We are flying into phoenix and plan to spend 2 nights there and then we are thinking of driving to the grand canyon and staying a night or two and then return to Sedona until we have to come back to phoenix for our flight. The last time we did this...we went to Sedona and then did a day trip to the GC which was wonderful but leaving at night made me nervous. I cant remember the route we took but it was for the most part a open road (pretty straight and safe going but too dark coming back). So for that reason we are thinking of spending a night at the GC. I really would appreciate some recommendation or accommodations...at both GC and Sedona. We has originally reserved at some high star place in Sedona but when we arrived and realized it was next to a safeway...I was quite disappointed. We called l'auberge and the gentleman actually recommended the Orchard Inn (their sister Inn) which was PERFECT!! The room was simple but the views from our balcony were spectacular which honestly is what we wanted and want this time too. I called them but it was actually double what we paid so before we settle on them I am looking for some suggestions.
I also am looking for a suggestion(s) for the GC? Simple, clean and of course breath taking views ;-)
Also anything that we should see/do out there in any of the 3 places mentioned? My brain is mush right now but we did go to some parks, a candle lit place, museums, but that was December last time we traveled...it was gorgeous! We loved our visit and that is why we decided to go again!!
Thanks for all your suggestion/recommendation and time to read and respond.