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
It's a lot more fun to get healthy when you have the company of an amazing spa and wellness specialists to usher you through the process, and this is exactly what you can expect from Enchantment. I just had a magically restorative getaway, filled with great hiking, meditation, and delicious food. I highly recommend hiking Devil's Bridge if you're up for a moderate hike that turns strenuous toward the end. It's worth the views and the amazing photo opps. Mii Amo spa is tranquil and restorative and offers all the opportunities to improve your health if you wish to indulge in their more focused wellness offerings. The dining venues were fantastic - order the house-made "sodas" made with muddled fresh fruit and soda water - so good! Waking up to the views, surrounded by soaring red rocks is a highlight of the resort and what makes it unique to other spas. There are so many outdoor activities too. This is the perfect place for a couples vacation, a girlfriend spa getaway, a Mother & Daughter weekend, etc... there is so much to do!
We had an incredible stay at this beautiful resort for a week of hiking all the great trails Sedona has in store for everyone.
Waking up to an outstanding view, all our breakfasts and dinners at Che Ah Chi were great. Spa access was fantastic.
Our room was adequate with comfortable king bed. Service at the resort was at times excellent, other times lacking (pool service just closed), overall good, with excellent concierges giving great hiking tips. Would definitely recommend.
You won’t find a more spectacular setting: stunning red cliffs in an isolated canyon, spiritual vortexes close by, and plenty of hiking/biking and spa opportunities. Excellent eating and drinking venues. Our favorite was in the spa building. I enjoyed the superb avocado toast every morning. Very relaxed, eat in your bathrobe if you want. Our room was very large and comfy. Everything worked well. Complimentary OJ delivered to door every morning was a nice touch. We hiked several of the trails accessible from the resort. All were world-class. Staff were all very professional and pleasant. They all seemed to enjoy working there. Hardest part of visit was leaving. I could have stayed forever.