If you are looking for that refreshing scenic getaway, Enchantment Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona is an excellent choice. The five-star resort is nestled in spectacular rock formations of Boynton Canyon. This secluded resort offers spa, tennis, golf and hiking trails with breathtaking views. This resort offers a perfect setting for a romantic wedding including catering.
Accommodation type: 5-star hotel
No. of Rooms & Suites: 218
Pricing: starts at $515 for single rooms
High season: May to September
Nearest airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Suitable for: Families, Couples, Weddings, Conference Meetings, Hiking Groups, Golfers
- Andrew Harper, “Top 20 Spa Resorts in the World.” Readers’ Choice Awards 2015
- US News & World Report, Best Hotels in the USA; #1 in Sedona, 2015
- TripAdvisor, Certificate of Excellence, 2015
- Smart Meetings, Gold Smart Stars Award, 2015
- Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence, Che-Ah-Chi, 2015
- Golfweek, “Best Residential Courses,” Seven Canyons 2015
- Fodor’s, “10 Amazing Outdoor Pools in the U.S.” 2015
Enchantment Resort located in Boynton Canyon is steeped in history by the Native Americans as a sacred place for healing. The Apache name for the canyon is Che Ah Chi. Homesteader John Boeington was one of the first settlers in the canyon, therefore, his name became associated with the canyon name.
Miners, homesteaders, and Native Americans have all lived in between these canyon walls. Later, it was owned by a Montana rancher, then by the literary secretary of Western novelist Zane Grey, then later in the mid-twentieth century by a resident that built a 9,000-square-foot mansion in the area. This southwestern adobe-style resort blends naturally in the canyon surroundings giving it a timeless quality. Finally, in 1987, tennis legend John Gardiner opened his Tennis Ranch on the beautiful grounds of Boynton Canyon and gained worldwide fame.
At Enchantment Resort, each room has a southwestern rustic look and a luxury feel. View Boynton Canyon landscape from the private decks and patios. Cozy fireplaces add warmth and intimacy. Single rooms, doubles, and suites are available. The rooms are called Casitas: guest rooms, studios, junior suites and pool suites. The rooms contain mainly either a plush king-sized bed, one or two queen-sized beds, along with a comfortable sitting area for reading, relaxing or unwinding. While some rooms benefit from either a private outdoor viewing deck, an outside patio, or a spacious outside deck where they can enjoy spectacular views of the Boynton Canyon and beyond.
Guest can enjoy a variety of excellent dining experiences at the resort, conference rooms are also available so its a great place for meetings. Among some of the best restaurants of the resort that visitors can enjoy are:
- Mii Amo Café: continuously changing menu, they have some ingredients grown locally.
- View At Che Ahi Chi: tapas-style menu, beautiful views, and intimate lounge setting.
- Tii Gavo: a casual Southwestern menu and casual ambiance.
- Che Ah Chi: American and Southwestern menu based on local and neighboring organic food and a fine nationally recognized wine list.
- The Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar: upscale comfort food menu with bar.
The resort also offers five outdoor tennis courts including two center courts designed by golf champion and course architect Tom Weiskopf. The resort provides free access to the courts for their guests. Golf instruction is also offered at their Performance Center where the talented golf pros offer instruction to beginners and advanced players.
pa, fitness and yoga sessions. The Mii Amo Spa offers an all-inclusive experience. Meditation walks, stargazing, fitness walks are a few of the resort’s signature activities.
Mountain biking is another activity that can be a group or self-guided experience. Bikes are available to borrow at the resort. For guest desiring to know more about the metaphysical properties of the area, activities include vortex lecture, chanting, guided meditations, and a morning ritual to help focus on your intention for the day.
Enchantment Resort is located on 70 acres in Boynton Canyon, nine miles from Sedona. Area transportation is available. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located 2 hours from Sedona, and it is home to US Airways and Southwest Airline, this airport serves most major airlines. Also, the Flagstaff Airport is located about one hour from the resort, and the Sedona Airport (SDX) is located within nine miles of the resort. They welcome charter and private flights.
Passenger coaches, passenger vans, and full-size coaches are available for transport from the airport and sightseeing tours. Rental cars are available at the Phoenix and Sedona Airport as well as downtown Sedona.
Main Attractions around Enchantment Resort
1. The Grand Canyon
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is only two and a half hour drive from the resort. You can arrange guided tours from ground or air. Ride the canyons in a Bell Jet helicopter viewing ancient Sinagua Indian ruins. The highly skilled and informed pilot will be able to answer all questions. You can also float over Sedona and the surrounding area to view the spectacular landscape from a hot air balloon, you might also even spot some local wildlife.
Take a jeep cross-country tour of the local landscape including vista overlooks and Native American history and culture. You can arrange a pick up at the resort. Both south and east rim canyon tours are available. From two hours to all day excursions, the Grand Canyon tours will be a once in a lifetime experience. The Painted Desert, Navajo Reservation, and the 12,600-foot San Francisco Peaks are added features to a charted Grand Canyon south rim tour flight.
Sedona Wine Tours and Jerome Wine Tours offer visits to the award-winning local wineries. Tastings are of course available. The heart of the wine trail is Cottonwood, located in the Verde Valley between mountains in the south and west and mesas and buttes in the north and east. Old Town Cottonwood retains the charm of its early beginnings when it was just a small farming community.
Cottonwood has its name from the trees that grow along the Verde River. Moreover, you can also take a historic tour through the Verde River Canyon on a steam locomotive of a mining railway that dates back to 1911. Ride by rail to tour the Grand Canyon from Williams, Arizona.
Visit local arts and crafts galleries, boutiques for shopping, and excellent Mexican and French restaurants, as well as an on-site brewery. Enjoy flower gardens and water fountains for relaxation. Tlaquepaque is the most distinctive Sedona shopping experience you will ever find in the Southwest. Moreover, it is a great place for wedding ceremonies that take place at the Chapel and the receptions are held in the courtyards.
Tlaquepaque has been a landmark since the 1970‘s and its name means the “best of everything”. Moreover, it is authentically fashioned like a traditional Mexican village. This is the place where you can find together every kind of art, from bronze sculpture and ceramics to blown glass creations and fine art pieces.
The Enchantment Resort has been rated number one resort in Sedona and number 3 in Arizona. The location in Boynton Canyon is awe-inspiring. The resort offers facilities ideal for a quick getaway to business conferences. An excellent choice for a wedding or a honeymoon, the experience will create lifetime memories. Next time you are in Arizona you can also check out the Miraval Resort.