What We Love
- Waking up to a newspaper and fresh orange juice waiting at the door
- The profusion of Native American motifs in the resort's design
- Playing croquet on the (internationally rated!) courts
What To Know
- The spa is adults only
- There's a daily resort fee
- Cell phone service can be spotty
You’d imagine that an isolated canyon resort would be a tranquil place to relax and do nothing—and it is—but there are also myriad activities available daily for those who want to do more than lounge by the pool looking at the scenery. Hiking Boynton Canyon is probably the most popular activity, but there are jeep tours, hot air balloon rides, tennis courts, a golf club, cooking demos, wine tastings and wellness workshops…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Accommodation at Enchantment is in adobe casitas that complement the landscape; inside, natural materials including wool Pendleton blankets, benches upholstered in leather, and stone countertops help enhance the feeling of being in one of nature’s most spectacular achievements. Comforts aren’t neglected—beehive fireplaces occupy a corner of most rooms and are deliciously cozy on cool desert nights, viewing decks are generously sized and look out onto the red rock formations, and the pool suites (splurge if you can) have heated outdoor spa pools with waterfall features that are a romantic’s dream.
In the Area
Part of the appeal of Enchantment Resort is its isolation. It’s a nine-mile drive from Sedona, and most guests will probably spend the majority of their time close to home or on one of the outdoor excursions that are so popular. The resort’s seclusion doesn’t extend to animals, though—javelin, coyote, and deer are all around. If you want to drive into Sedona for a day’s shopping or a nice dinner, you’ll want a car, but it’s probably easier to spend a day in the city before or after your stay at Enchantment, so you can let the isolation and natural beauty work its magic on your stress levels.
How to Get There
In all my travel and resort stays, I have never been somewhere so exquisite as Enchantment Resort. As soon as you enter the property you immediately feel an energy of peace and tranquility. Astounding views and great hiking that has trailheads starting from the property.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jim at Mii Amo and was blown away by his customer service and passion for the resort.
Definitely recommend Enchantment Resort for anyone who needs a recharge from the busy city life.
We have stayed at several places in Sedona for the past several years. This is our first stay at the Enchantment Resort. We like the resort as it is off the beaten path - the resort is quaint, quiet and very well managed. It was very relaxing and the staff was so helpful in every which way. We highly recommended anyone who want to get away from the big city grind and stay a week - doing nothing! Go hiking in the a.m. and relax in the p.m. at the pool! Wonderful!
We are regular visitors to Sedona. This is our first stay at the Enchantment Resort. It was a luxurious, relaxing and delightful stay. We felt absolutely pampered by the staff with a special shout out to Beth Ann Schroeder whose personal touch assured us an amazing experience along with Jennifer Fishel and Bailey. Also the dining was first rate. The food was terrific as was the restaurant staff, especially Ramazan! We definitely look forward to visiting again!