Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona

Enchantment Resort has been on my bucket list forever. Why? Because I’ve sent countless clients for over 10 years, and the consistently rave reviews and Instagrammable photos made it a hotel I knew I needed to visit.  There was no question when I sat down to map out a two week trek from Las Vegas to Phoenix for my family this summer, this iconic Southwest property was a not-to-miss stop.

Enjoying Enchantment’s beautiful scenery with my children
The grounds of Enchantment Resort, Arizona
Charming Enchantment Resort

First Impressions

The towering and oftentimes glowing Red Rocks are otherworldly (especially for an East Coaster like me).   I was also struck by how harmoniously the adobe casitas blend with their surroundings, creating a tranquil setting amid an incredible backdrop.

Enchantment accommodations
Sunset at Enchantment
Enchantment pool
Pool with a view at Enchantment

Accommodations

The spacious accommodations are decorated with an intentional Southwestern flair, boasting custom cabinetry, local stone, and Native American art. Additionally, every room or suite has an outdoor deck for guests to enjoy the spectacular views of Boynton Canyon. For my family, I chose a One Bedroom Casita Suite so my children had their own separate sleeping area and plenty of space to spread out.  I particularly loved the beehive fireplace and open beam ceiling.  

Living room area in our One Bedroom Casita Suite
Casita Room deck, Enchantment
Outdoor deck of a Casita Room at Enchantment

The Dining Scene

Enchantment Resort is located 20 minutes from downtown Sedona (I recommend renting a car so you can come and go as desired).  For the nights when you want to stay put, Enchantment provides guests with several great options with the best views in the area.  Che Ah Chi’s elegant dining room has the most striking vistas.  Sourcing food from local growers and ranchers, the chefs use unique ingredients to create extraordinary southwestern dishes with a twist.  Tii Gavo, which means “gathering place,” is the hotel’s casual option – a spot where diners can enjoy the outdoor terrace and its stunning views.  Given the temperate evenings so many months of the year, it’s an ideal setting for dinner (and definitely for lunch in colder months when the Arizona sun is always shining).

Che Ah Chi’s dramatic views
Outdoor patio at Tii Gavo

Things To Do

Where do I begin?  There’s no end to the activities available for guests at Enchantment.  The resort boasts an 18 hole golf course, 6 tennis courts, lap pool and outdoor pool. Yoga, biking, art and photography classes, Native American cultural programs, and star gazing with an astronomer are also offered.  There’s truly something for everyone.

Tennis courts at Enchantment
Tennis courts with a view at Enchantment
Relaxing by the pool at Enchantment
Pool time at Enchantment

The Landscape and Hiking

But more than anything, I think what makes Enchantment so special are the numerous, easily accessible options for hiking.  The famous Red Rocks of the Coconino National Forest border the property, which means that trails of all sorts and levels are right there or very close by.  Guests are immersed in some of the prettiest scenery the US has to offer. The buttes and pinnacles carved by the force of the desert are truly breathtaking and entice even non-hiking enthusiasts to get out and explore.

Hiking in Sedona
No shortage of photo opportunities while hiking in Sedona
Desert Southwest cactus
The beauty of the Southwest desert
Hiking scenery in Sedona
Southwest landscape

Sedona

As wonderful as the resort is, most people don’t go to Enchantment just to go to Enchantment.  The Grand Canyon is within a day trip’s reach.  Then there is Sedona itself; a charming town with many locally owned shops and restaurants, downtown Sedona is only a 20 minute drive away from the resort.  During my visit, I bought unique earrings hand-crafted by a nearby Native American tribe, and my family enjoyed our first taste of rattlesnake sausage and cactus fries.  Quite good, actually!  We finished the day with a privately guided tour in our own Pink Jeep (worth every penny) – an iconic experience for anyone visiting Sedona for the first time.

Sedona Pink Jeep tour
Pink Jeep tour in Sedona
Pink Jeep tour private guide
Learning about the local flora and fauna from our private Pink Jeep tour guide
Enjoying rattlesnake sausage and cactus fries in downtown Sedona
Rattlesnake sausage and cactus fries? Yes please!

Spa, spa and more spa

I would be remiss not to mention Enchantment’s famous spa, Mii Amo.  Regularly awarded as one of the best destination spas in the world (Mii Amo was recently named Travel & Leisure’s 2018 #1 Destination Spa), their holistic approach to rejuvenation draws travelers from all over.  Traditional treatments and also more unusual choices, such as a cleansing guided by a shaman and a meditation chamber modeled after a Native American kiva, are on the extensive menu of services.  

Mi Amo Spa
One of many spots to relax at Mii Amo Spa
Pools at Mi Amo Spa, Enchantment
Indoor and outdoor pools at Mii Amo spa

Complimentary Virtuoso Amenities

Because Enchantment Resort is a Virtuoso property, I am able to offer these additional amenities when I book your stay:

  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per room
  • Upgrade subject to availability at time of check-in
  • $100 USD Credit Towards Spa Services OR Seven Canyons Golf, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, based upon availability