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
Truly amazing resort. The location is truly "enchanting" nestled inside Boynton Canyon with red rock walls towering above you providing amazing views. Rooms are wonderful with fireplace (gas) and porch with beautiful views. Food was outstanding. We enjoyed the nearby hiking and desert mountain biking. All good. Can't wait to return.
Let me start first by saying there are a few things to like about this place. The setting is stunning. Our room, a junior suite was clean, although not remarkable in its furnishings. But I'm sorry to say the customer service at Enchantment was a complete disappointment. After a VERY long day of travel, we arrived at around 4:45 to check in. We waited for 20+ minutes at reception to be shown to our room in spite of the fact that there were no other guests waiting! It was only after I voiced my displeasure that one of the registration assistants hopped in a golf cart and escorted us there. I made it clear to her thatI wanted to speak with someone in management about the way our check in had been handled, but no one ever bothered to contact me. Fortunately, the rest of our stay went fairly smoothly (although the light outside our casita was burnt out during our entire stay), so I let it go. I just have to acknowledge that most resorts at this level do a better job of catering to their guests.
Our family just returned from a trip to Enchantment for Spring Break. We were traveling with two adults, a 13-year old and a 10-year old. We stayed in a junior casista and were very comfortable. The setting of the resort is mind blowing and our favorite part was hiking into the red rocks right from the resort.
beautiful resort in the red rocks. a must see if going to sedona. the spa is amazing,but a little pricey. restaurants are what to be expected at a resort but be prepared to be patient, the service takes a little while, but it gives you time to take in the gorgeous views
wow - what a wonderful stay my family and I had at Enchantment. The pool was spectacular, the rooms were beautiful. We never left the resort, with the restaurants and all the fun activities. We hiked, biked, I visited the spa for yoga and barre class, played tennis and croquet. Anything we asked for everyone was so happy to help. I love this place. Definitely will return.