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 took about an hour an d a half to get into my room. When my room was ready my luggage was lost. The room had an old bucket on the window sill from prior guest. The floor was dirty and I found what looked like the inside of a marker on the floor. The bathroom rug and shower matt was not laid out and I had to set the room up myself. The only bright spot of the trip was the restaurant staff who were very friendly and prompt at getting drinks for breakfast and dinner. Fireplace in the room did not work.
Although we had some very minor issues while staying there, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We would highly recommend splurging and stay for at least two nights! The staff is courteous and accommodating. It would be nice if a few more items were complimentary, since the cost of staying is at such a premium.
My wife and I's first vacation in 6 years. Without a doubt, we had a wonderful time and loved this resort. Already planning a return trip in the spring. The service, accommodations, and physical location are all top notch. We critically reviewed our time here, and had nothing but positives to speak to.