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... down to the dining room, which kept Matt busy. We were also able to try the rattlesnake and cactus fries before we left too. The snake was battered and deep fried so it tasted like chewy chicken...I guess it was worth it to say I tried it, but I don't think I will be beating down any doors to do it again!
We left the restaurant a little earlier than we thought and headed to the airport. Thankfully we had LOTS of time because the car rental ...
... stopped at the Moab Brewery for root beer, real beer, and some fries. It was very good, and everyone enjoyed being in the air conditioning for a bit. We returned to the campground and everyone went back to the pool. I put in a couple loads of laundry (I think the laundry is part of the reason the camper is smelling a little ripe!) and Abe is going to return to the Rock Shop with Ben to see the treasures there. As we drive across Utah, I'm aware that there is so much of the ...
... some cards and called it an evening. The forecast for the next day called for high winds so we decided it would be a good day to hit up Flagstaff instead of hiking the red sands around Sedona. It turned out to be a perfect day, no winds. This made me very happy since we started the day with a round of disc at Thorpe Park on a recommendation from our buddy Ferris who had gone to school out there. It was a good course, a nice mix of open space and ...
... through uptiwn Sedona but was pretty tired by now so time to head to our hotel.
We had splurged and paid double our normal points. Wnded up at the beautiful Arroyo Pinion completr with jacuzzi and fireplace. Time for a snooze!
Left at 4:30 to carch the sunset atbthe airpprt mesa (5;17pm). Ended up being much less impressed than we expected. Like sunrise, it isbover quickly. Got some nice ahots of the rocks glowing red.
Then to ...
... Butte and Cathedral Rock. There was a photo at every turn, and different undergrowth too, with a variety of cacti and flowers, and we even saw a horned lizard. Maybe it was only a matter of time, and we were lucky it hadn't happened sooner to one of us ... I turned an ankle! I proceeded to hobble a mile or so back to the car. After an evening of ICE, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Adobe Grand Villas Sedona
A Feast for the Eyes and the Taste Buds
As a couple who has traveled extensively and quite comfortably throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, I can say our first class experience with Adobe Grand Villas was at the very top of the list. Not only do I appreciate their fine service and fabulous fare but my professional design background provides a keen eye and tremendous respect for the designing, planning and care that went into their suites. Our garden theme villa not only offered serenity and privacy but we couldn't help but be delighted with the tasteful yet surprisingly whimsical amenities. A clue or two: very unusual waterfall showers, lighting that doesn't quit, fabrics and colors which embrace you, and details that you will only hope to remember and duplicate at home.
After long adventurous days of exploring Sedona we chose to spend a couple of nights in our villa where we opted to have a private meal prepared and served by their chef ... one of many reasons friends referred us to the Adobe Grand Villas. I've never had any fine dining experience more exquisite than those meals prepared by the magnificently talented Chef Michael. The ambiance, presentation, texture and taste is a feast for all the senses. We also enjoyed the same wonderful meals in their small, intimate dining room and outside on their very comfortable patio. I loved the Sunday brunch. The food and dining there is better than anyplace else in town... one of the best of the best in the country!
We travel to Sedona at least once a year for an informal and relaxing mini-vacation. This was the greatest Sedona experience ever! No other resort or facility in the area even comes close the comfort, the food or the attention to detail offered by the Adobe Grand Villas. For such an elegant establishment we were particularly pleased to see such a down-to-earth friendly, informative yet highly professional staff. It was refreshing and just what we needed to become energized before returning to the city once again.
We look forward to our next stay with you and know it will be just as fabulous. We may not even leave our villa next time.
Thank You Chef Michael and Staff!!! See you soon.
Great Rooms, But The Greatness Ends There!
The rooms at this hotel are incredible. We have stayed at many 5 star hotels in the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe. This hotel has rooms that are fit for a king, however the rest of this resort/bed and breakfast/hotel is lacking! The breakfast only lasts for a couple of hours and isn't much better than the Hampton Inn, also-if you don't get there when it is being served you are just out of luck. The innkeeper that we dealt with was very fake and prissy. Not exactly what you would expect from a $575 per night B&B. The location isn't very good, and the view from our room was not good either. The place shuts down at about 7, and they can't get out of there quick enough. The pool and spa are nice, but nothing to write home about. Basically, this is a great place to stay if you are planning on staying in your room all of the time, and do not care about services--otherwise, spend your money somewhere else!
Disappointing expensive new property
We stayed for three days at this new and very expensive property in Sedona. Although rooms and bathrooms are extremely large, decor is weird and unfunctional. For example, sinks and shower do not work well; entertainment system is incomprehensible; lighting is extremely poor, and to top it off, a lampshade caught on fire due to poorly design/placement of light bulb. Owner has mastered the art of absentee management. At least one innkeeper was unhelpful and rude. Breakfasts were mediocre. We tried to discuss our problems with the owner who remained completely unreachable. Don't believe the ads and hype and go elsewhere in this wonderful town.
Incredibly romantic and luxe!
Sometimes when I read a review composed of superlatives, it feels exaggerated, but the Adobe Grand Villas deserves all kinds of accolades. I echo what other visitors have said on this forum - the fabulously comfy beds, the stunning architecture and design, THE SPACE, the delicious meals and snacks. I liked staying where the staff knew my name immediately, but was not intrusive at all. Whether you believe in a subtle energy of vortexes or not, I think you will find that Sedona is really quite special, and the Adobe Grand Villas would be special anywhere in the world.
Stayed 3 days at the ADG in Jan 06, and was very impressed.
The room (Red Cinder Villa) was huge (950 square feet - the bathroom really IS bigger than most hotel rooms!) and well designed and laid out. Gas fireplaces in the bedroom and by the jacuzzi tub were a nice touch (Sedona gets a bit chilly in the winter!). Well maintained with many small "extras" - robes, slippers, water and juices in the fridge, a basket of free snacks, fresh baked bread every day. Even a mini-waterfall on the outside of the door - went to sleep every night to the sound of falling water! (yes, it can be turned off if it intrudes)
As good as the room was, the staff was even better. Chef and GM Michael showed us to our room personally, even though we were late, and his breakfast creations were inventive and delicious (real New Orleans style beignets!). And Lynn was an absolute charmer - always greeted us with a smile, and helped with everything from balloon and restaurant recommendations to masking tape and labels so I could send a package.
Expedia rate was US$250/night, off-season. Worth every penny.
I do considerable travelling, and have seen a lot of hotels. This is one of the best I have ever stayed at. Highly recommended.
And as an aside - the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow tour is also not to be missed!
My husband and I stayed at the Adobe Grand Villas for our honeymoon. We were looking for a quiet, secluded place without a lot of crowds, and the Grand Villas met our expectations. The breakfasts were WONDERFUL and the staff was by far the friendliest folks we have dealt with. We did have one problem, which the staff tried their hardest to remedy. At the time we stayed there, they were completing construstion on some of the villas. The construction started very early, and went on until about 4:00 every day. Since this is an intimate property, the noise tended to ruin a nice, quiet day. The staff was willing to upgrade us to one of their newest and largest villas, which we declined (we stayed in the Cactus Flower, and it was BEAUTIFUL!). They also brought us up a tray of fruits, cheeses and chocolates to make things a bit better. In the end, the staff had communicated to the construction workers not to use the buzz saw at 8:00 in the morning (and gave us a $50 voucher to use in the giftshop) -- and the rest of our week long stay was nice.
Overall, we felt the Villas were in a fine location, pretty close to most attractions. Even better was the fact that we were able to visit their other property and have use of their mountain bikes - which was located close to many beautiful biking trails.
My husband and I both thought the price was a tad steep - but it was our honeymoon and we were willing to pay a bit extra. Now that the construction should be completed, this would be the perfect place for a quite little escape, with great breakfasts and scenery!
*** By the way, the linens on the beds (and the bed itself) were out of this world! I know it must sound odd going on about the bed, but trust me... it was like sleeping on a cloud.
Didn't want to come home......
After cancelling at Enchantment after reading the reviews, we booked the villa (Sunset) at Adobe Grand Villas. Wow! We certainly made the right choice. A beautiful room with a stunning view. A very friendly and helpful staff, great food and a great location. We spent two glorious nights here and didn't want to leave! Make sure to book the private dinner prepare by Chef Michael - one of the best meals we ever had and by far the most romantic.
After checking out many of the other spas and hotels, we will return to the Sunset Villa at Adobe again hands down!
Loved Adobe Grand Villas
We arrived late at Adobe Grand Villas after a really bad experience at the Enchantment resort earlier in the afternoon. We were fortunate the Adobe Grand Villas had a vacancy. They welcomed us warmly, and we were the first guests ever to stay in the brand new suite Antiquities (all of the rooms have different names).
The room was beautiful, bed was very comfortable, and the fireplace in the bedroom and a second one in the bathroom near the jacuzzi were great. The staff was great. The only complaint I have is that our room still smelled of paint since it was brand-new--but that was much less of a problem after our first night. Also, our room did not have a good view.
All in all, I givie this luxury B&B an A++.
Stay away from the Enchantment resort.
Very friendly inn keepers, pretty place
Stayed only one night at this Boutique hotel and while I can agree with the other reviewer about how pretty and nice it was, I have to be honest and I felt the price point was a little high. (paid just under 500).
Right next door is the Sedona Inn which was another B and B that I had been considering.
First Sedona, is beautiful, and if you want intimate, quaint, clean, nice and close to town then this is a great place.
For us, in hindsight we would have preferred The Enchantment, but I was a little scared off by some of the reviews and did not understand that this place is close to the main roads which in some ways can be a good thing while the enchanment is about 15 minutes away. If you are not "into" large resorts, or would prefer the smaller more personal experience then this is the place for you.
There is fresh baked bread in your room on arrival, great breakfast meals, lots of extras, clean big rooms with little terraces and views in the distance of red rock. You are a 5 minute drive from Pink Jeep Tour and 15 min. from Enchantment which is where they suggested we eat dinner and that was a great suggestion. Played golf at Oak Creek Country club which was so much fun, really pretty and some tough rough. Greens are also tricky. Oak Creek CC was about 25 minutes from the hotel. I would recommend this place if intimate is better for you!
By Far, the Best of the Best
I am honor to be the first to write a review for this magnificent Bed & Breakfast Boutique Resort. I have stayed at many luxurious hotels and resorts throughout the world and was not disappointed by this place. First I would like to explain the reason I chose to stay here. We had originally booked the Lonesome Dove room at the Adobe Graham Inn (the sister resort), but decided to check out this newer property. Once we saw the rooms and other facilities, we fell in love. We ended up choosing the Cactus Flower room. It was a tad more expensive than the Lonesome Dove ($40 per night more), but well worth it. This property is a lot newer and each room is very well decorated. Our room was upstairs and had a nice view of Thunder Mountain. We also liked the location of the resort better than the other one. It was closer to town. Also all of the villas were equipped with DVD players (rather than VCRs) and all had fireplaces next to the Jacuzzi tubs. The only downside that I could see was that they didn't have the mountain bikes available at the Adobe Villas.
Now for the review...
Things we enjoyed:
1. The rooms were amazing. Each uniquely decorated. I liked our rooms because it had carpet. The couch was amazingly comforatable and was able to be moved right in front of the TV and fireplace.
2. The Bed. This alone would bring us back. It was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on (even better than the Ritz). We never wanted to get out of bed.
3. Kitchenette. We loved having fresh bread baked right in our own room. I have never seen this down anywhere else. We would come back to our room to the wonderful smell. Plus there was always complimentary juice, soda, or water in our fridge. As well as chips and other snacks all free of charge.
4. Bathroom. We enjoyed the jacuzzi tub every night. And the Fireplace was a nice touch. Towels were always changed and were extremely soft.
5. Food. Very well prepared each morning back the Chef. It wasn't too fancy, but tasted great. The afternoon snacks were ok as well.
6. Service. IT was great. Vicki was there for questions and suggestions. Both restaurants that she suggested was wonderful. The turndown service was great and the cleaning service was super.
7. The massage Therapist that they suggested was wonderful. She came right up to our room and did the massage there.
- there were doing some constructions on Hozani street and things were a tad messy with that (but never heard a peep at night or early in the morning)
- Wished that breakfast could be served in our room (although it was a very very short walk to the eating area).
- Wished they had the mountain bikes available for use
- Wished they had a workout room
Other than that, we had a fabulous time and would go back their in an instant. Even though this is a expensive place (we spent close to $400 per night), I think it was worth it. I have never been in a resort quite like it and would definately recommend it if you want to truely experience sedona. Hope this review helps, if you have any further questions, please write me.