Visit - Uptown Sedona is a vibrant area dotted with lovely shops, galleries, restaurants, and wonderful public works of art. Our favorite places to visit in uptown are:
Shopping - Sedona Arts Center - Located in the Uptown area of Sedona, the Sedona Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide arts education and establish an appreciation of the arts. It emphasizes Sedona as an artistic community and facilitates artists' development. There are many art programs open to the public as well as classes of instruction. The beautiful Gallery exhibits art works of many local artists.
Shopping - Clear Creek Trading Company - The trading post is a relic of the old west and still trades with the Native local tribes. Walk through the store to see a collection of bones, skulls, hides, beads, and many other curiosities. You will certainly find a souvenir for many of your friends... Clear Creek Trading Company 435 N Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Dining - Black Cow Café - Our favorite place for a snack in uptown. Try the home-made ice-cream and the "best-in-the-world" hot dog. 229 N Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Dining - Sedona Memories - Large, fresh, and delicious sandwiches served during lunch hours. 321 Jordan Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Other Uptown Restaurants:
- Cowboy Club/Silver Saddle
- Gallery on Oak Creek at Amara Resort & Spa
- Takashi Japanese Restaurant
We'll be happy to recommend our favorites.
Highway 89A North
Visit - Oak Creek Canyon - It has been suggested that the Oak Creek Canyon is one of the top 8 Scenic drives is the United States. It is a drive you will take if you do a day trip to the Grand Canyon or you can enjoy a day in the Oak Creek Canyon Hiking, Fishing, Photographing or just relaxing.
Visit - Slide Rock State Park - This area was the summer playground for the Phoenicians before it became a park. It is a natural water slide in the Oak Creek 7 miles north of town. A wonderful way to cool off in the summer and rinse the Red dirt off after a jeep or horse back ride. There are some nice walking trails also.
Hike - West Fork - This hike is particularly beautiful in the fall and summer as it has such beautiful color and you get to ford the West Fork of Oak Creek many times. "Call of the Canyon" is the lesser known name. Three and a half miles North of Slide Rock State Park
Visit - Dry Creek Road - West Sedona provides wondrous hiking off of Dry Creek Road in many areas including Boynton Canyon. We have maps and hiking books as well as our own experience to share with you for all comfort levels of hikers. Just a drive out Dry Creek Road is a photographer's delight.
Visit - Red Rock Crossing - Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing is the most photographed rock structure in Arizona, and will continue to be if we keep sending you out to this most beautiful of our local parks. ($8/car entry).
Visit - Red Canyon Ruins - The Palatki and Honanki ruins had been a Sedona secret for many years and not many visitors saw them even though they are the most spectacular ruins in the Sedona area not managed by the National Forest Service. You can actually enter the dwellings and there are pictographs and petroglyphs on the walls. There is a local Friends of the Forest volunteer to answer questions and protect the site
Visit - Red Rock State Park - There are hiking trails including the one to "The House of Apache Fire". You can take a guided hike here as well as guided bird hikes. This Arizona State Park is dedicated to environment education. There are films as well as displays. ($5/car entry)
Visit - Airport Mesa - Sunset at airport mesa or the airport vortex is a must. Drive up Airport Road from 89A in West Sedona.
Hike - Boynton Canyon — Three miles (each way) of a beautiful moderate hike. During the three hours hike you will enjoy a variety of landscapes and fantastic canyon views.
Hike - Doe Mountain — A short and very rewording hike. In only 35 minutes (0.7 mile) you reach the top of a flat mountain with great panoramic views of the area.
Hike - Bear Mountain — Probably the best hike in the area but not for the faint of heart. The trail moves up the mountain in a series of ascends each with a better view. Take lots of water and some food. Cell phone is a good idea in case of emergency.
Hike - Devil's Bridge — An easy 35 minutes hike to a natural bridge between two rock formations. It is highly recommended not to cross the bridge although many hikers do.
Shopping - Kachina House — The most exciting place in Sedona for Native Indian art lovers. As one of the largest wholesale businesses of Native Art in the country you will find great authentic art for very reasonable prices.
Dining - Heartline Café — Fine dining in a lovely homely setting. Try the pecan encrusted local trout.
Dining - Savannah's — Mid-Western Corn fed prime beef steak. Try to dine on Friday or Saturday when Dick Curtis sings "Oldies".
Dining - Dhal & DiLuca — Excellent Italian fare in a beautiful restaurant and a great service.
Dining - Euro Deli — Best freshly prepared sandwiches made with the best cold cuts and cheeses. Try the lunch specials.
Dining - India Palace — Great taste of Indian cuisine, with the Chicken Korma at the top of the list. The lunch buffet is a great deal.
Dining - Szechwan Restaurant & Martini Bar — Fine chineees food in a beautiful restaurant.
Shopping - Tlaquepaque is a re-creation of a Mexican shopping village near Guadalajara. It translates to the "finest of everything". The American male remembers the name as he pronounces it "to lock your pocket". The architecture, flowers, trees, alone are enough to suggest some time here. This is another favorite of Sedona brides. Some of the most wonderful art can be found here including sculptures by Susan Kliewer (Susan sculpted the larger than life statue of Sedona Schnebly located at the library off of dry creek road). The city of Sedona got its name from Mrs. Sedona Schnebly when her husband Carl submitted the name Schnebly Station and it was refused because it would not fit on a postal stamp. Open 10-5 winter and 10-6 summer.
Shopping - Gallery Row - Not only does Tlaquepaque have wonderful shopping but you will find wonderful shops and art in Gallery Row beginning at the Oak Creek Bridge going south including Hozho, Garlands, and the Hillside shops among others.
Visit - Chapel of the Holy Cross - The Chapel of the Holy Cross designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude is considered to be one of the significant modern churches in the world. It took an act of Congress to build it on national forest lands. The views are stunning. Now a visitor center open daily 9-5.
Hike - Bell Rock - Bell Rock located on the East side of highway 179 is one of the best known red rock formations and one of the most climbed on and fallen off of. It is located near the highway where there is also a new hiking trail called Bell Rock Pathways
Day Trips In the Area
Jeep and Tour Company - A Day in the West - offers jeep or horseback to the Bradshaw ranch where over 40 western movies have been filmed. You can include dinner at the western film set with your tour if you wish. They will pick you up at our B&B. We offer the "Apache ambush Thrill Ride" as one choice in our jeep or horseback package. They also offer many excellent sight seeing tours by jeep.
Jeep and Tour Company - Sedona Red Rock - will pick you up at the B&B and are another choice for our jeep or horseback package.
Jeep and Tour Company — Pink Jeep - offers many excellent sight seeing tours by jeep including the "Broken Arrow".
Hot-Air Balloon Company — Northern Lights - For an early morning breathtaking view of the red rocks we suggest the Northern Light Balloon Company. They pick you up at the B&B and take you up in the red rocks of West Sedona at sunrise followed by a Champagne breakfast. What a way to start your day.
Hot-Air Balloon Company — Red Rock - For an early morning breathtaking view of the red rocks we suggest the Red Rock Balloon Company. They pick you up at the B&B and take you up in the red rocks of West Sedona at sunrise followed by a Champagne breakfast. What a way to start your day.
The Verde Canyon Railroad takes you on a four hour train ride along the Verde River into the Sycamore Canyon only seen by rail or on foot. Wildlife and nature are the highlights of this tour. It is narrated one way. First class includes hors d'oeuvres.
Tour - Arizona Helicopter Tours, and Sedona Biplane, are just two of the ways you can get your feet off the ground and see spectacular scenery of Sedona that can only be seen by air.
Tour- Colorado River Rafting - day scenic FLOAT trip on the Colorado River through spectacular 1400 foot cliffs are available from our Bed and Breakfast.
Tour - The Wildland Trekking Company- Guided hiking and backpacking tours to the Grand Canyon.
Golf - Sedona Golf Resort — provides a combination of jaw-dropping splendor and exceptional challenge. Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, the thrilling 6,646-yard, par - 71 course
Golf - Oak Creek Country Club - is a Robert Trent Jones Championship Course. We would be happy to arrange a tee-time for you.
Day Trip - Indian Ruins - If you choose to stop here on your way into Sedona exit I-17at the 298 mile marker, turn right onto the forest service road, over Beaver Creek, and you will soon see the sign for V-BAR-V on your right.
Continue to Montezuma's Well. It is a limestone sink hole formed by the collapse of an immense underground cavern. The springs that feed it flow continuously. Both the Hohokam and Sinagua diverted the water to irrigate their crops as well as built their homes in the area. Walk to the bottom of the well to see how their irrigation canals worked and dangle your feet in the cool water on a warm day and try to imagine how the people went about doing their daily work.
From here you can go to the Montezuma Castle site where you will find an amazing five story cliff dwelling built in the 12th century by the Sinagua farmers and a wonderful visitor center. On the paved pathway you will find many plants identified for you. ($2/person entry).
Off on Highway 260 thru Cottonwood to Clarkdale where you can walk thru the Tuzigoot Indian dwelling site built between 1125 and 1400. It crowns the summit of a long ridge that rises 120 feet above the Verde Valley. It was inhabited by 50 to 200 persons.
Day Trip — Flagstaff - Highway 89A will continue to Flagstaff. The elevation of Sedona is 4500'. Flagstaff is 7000' and is tall timber and can be snow and winter. You can stop at the Scenic Overlook at the top of the switchbacks where there are both beautiful photo opportunities and the site of the Native American Arts Cooperative, a group that certifies the authenticity of Native American made Jewelry and other goods for sale there.
(Lowell Observatory) The Observatory houses a 100 year old telescope and the personal library of Percival Lowell, the astronomer who discovered Pluto. A Tour is available.
(Museum of Northern Arizona) The Museum has exhibits and artifacts of the Native American People and history of the area. A gift shop offers art by Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni crafts people.
Day Trip - Grand Canyon - Many of our guests leave after a hearty Southwest breakfast for the Grand Canyon and return in time for a Sedona Sunset. One route is 89 North of Flagstaff to the Sunset Crater National Park Loop. This is a 31 mile loop road that will take you to Sunset Crater, crater and lava flow area, next a panoramic view of the Painted Desert and the arrive at Wupatki ruins. These ruins include not only a pueblo, with original 800 year old beams in place, but also a ball court and sacred blow hole. At the end of the loop road you'll continue North on 89 into the Navajo Nation.
The 100 year old Cameron Trading post can be an interesting stop with their gift shop, museum, and Navajo tacos. (A small one for two). From there you enter the Grand Canyon through the Navajo Nation and may see them selling their arts on the side of the road. This will take you to the East entrance to the South rim of the Grand Canyon, usually less traffic than from the South entrance.
After a late lunch at the historic El Tovar Hotel, we recommend a 15 to 45 minute hike down the Bright Angel trail to give you a feeling of being below the rim. You must stop at the IMAX theater enroute back to Sedona via Highway 180. This is a very rewarding day. A jacket may be needed at this altitude.
Day Trip — Other - You can do commercial tours to the Grand Canyon via air or land. We will be happy to make arrangements for these tours if you do not prefer to do the driving. Grand Canyon 'Deluxe' Tour Lunch & IMAX included $95/per person
We can also make arrangements for air tours over Monument Valley, Lake Powell, and other sites; or ground tours to the Navajo & Hopi reservation including a tour to the Hopi First Mesa. A real treat.