Enchantment is the word for this place. The location is the main attraction, of course, as the scenery is amazing. You sit in the restaurant and stare up at huge red-rock formations towering above you. I've stayed in resorts in the mountains and this beats all of them for scenery.
Our casita was a short walk from the main lodge. We took the golf cart shuttle sometimes and walked at other times. The room was very nice--a really comfortable bed, modern tub and shower, tasteful decoration. We didn't have much of a view from our room, but you only needed to step outside the door to view the scenery.
Food at the various restaurants was good but a little overpriced, I thought. You're a captive audience at Enchantment, as it's a bit isolated, and while you might not see much of your fellow guests during the day, they all show up for meals. We waited a long time to get in for lunch the first day, but the service was good after that. Dinner at Che-Ah-Chi (the main restaurant) was good but with most entrees starting at $40, you expect more than good. Our waitress forgot about taking our order after bringing the drinks, and we waited quite a while (20 minutes) before she showed up again, very apologetic. To the credit of the resort, they gave us our drinks for free and dessert as well, so that shows a real willingness to make up for the inconvenience. Che-Ah-Chi features a menu (you can view it online) somewhat typical of many modern establishments where the chef goes out of his way to put together combinations of foods that you would never think could ever go together. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't, but you're definitely paying for the concept.
A popular hike starts right behind the spa and winds uphill for around 30 minutes. Everyone we met on the trail seemed to be enjoying themselves. My wife, with her recently-replaced knee and a brace on the other one, negotiated the climb with little difficulty. The view from the top is spectacular.
We played golf at Seven Canyons, which I will review elsewhere, but it was well worth it. We had the course almost to ourselves and the weather was perfect (65 degrees, no wind), so it was odd there weren't more golfers.
If you're going to Arizona, Sedona is one place not to be missed. Enchantment Resort makes the most of its location. It is fairly expensive, especially the food, but you are paying for the views. We would certainly return to Enchantment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by stunning views of red rock Boynton Canyon and the Coconino National Forest, Enchantment Resort combines the rugged grandeur of the Southwest landscape with luxurious amenities and Native American culture. All 218 Arizona-style guest rooms, completely renovated, have beehive fireplaces and private patios with views of the towering crimson cliffs. The 70-acre resort offers guests more than 100 activities each week including hiking, mountain biking, tennis,cooking classes, arts and crafts, and Native American programs. Resort guests enjoy exclusive access to Mii amo, a destination spa, consistently ranked among the world's best, and Seven Canyons golf club for 18 holes of golf with stunning views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Enchantment Hotel Sedona
- Enchantment Hotel And Mii Amo
- Enchantment Resort And Mii Amo
- Enchantment Resort Sedona, Arizona