Ridge On Sedona Golf Resort
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... after I wore through the side of one of my shoes. We are both VERY happy we have new shoes. Flagstaff was a cool little college town, it felt very comfortable and I can definitely see the appeal for anyone college bound. It is not on the list of potential landing spots but it made for a great day trip.Our last day in Sedona we decided it would probably be a good idea to do some actual hiking so we set out in the morning for a quick six mile hike through ...
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... Michael. We hopped on a plane and flew to the #1 family destination in America - Las Vegas. Well okay, not really. I mean we did fly to Las Vegas. But only as a cheap route to get to our real destination - Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Arriving in Las Vegas we headed straight to Hertz and rented a van big enough to carry the six of us and all of our luggage. Without stopping to so much as drop a quarter into a single slot, we headed south to the Hoover Dam. Amy and I ...
... cliffs. They must have had the skill and agility of mountain goats! Visitors to the canyon are allowed to get a first-hand look at the cliff dwellings, but they must be able to climb down 240 steps! It was well worth the climb down, then back up!
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde, Arizona is literally a five-story, 20-room castle or mansion built in a cliff recess 100 feet above the ...
... for the next leg in a few days. Avgas costs about half of of what you would expect in Europe, and with no landing fee and a modest $5 a day parking, this is not going to break the bank.
Tomorrow I intend to make full use of the rental car and will be off exploring for the day.
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Annoying Sales Pitch
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone unless they are looking to buy a timeshare. From the minute we entered the lobby it was a non-stop sales pitch. My GF and I were extremely tired from the drive in and they would not let us go until we heard their annoying sales pitch. Even after expressing our lack of interest in timeshares they still bugged us on the second day. We did not receive housekeeping once the 3 days we were there.
We stayed in room 1205 at the Ridge and from our very private patio we had a perfect view of Bell Rock and surrounding rocks and mountains. The room was very clean and spacious, a one-bedroom suite with full kitchen, living room, king-size bed and wonderful two-person jacuzzi. The concierge desk was very helpful with recommendations and reservations, but tended to be extremely pushy at check-in. They tried to sell us on different tours that we didn't want and even went so far as to call different Jeep Tour companies to get us reservations when we told them we didn't want them. It is important to keep in mind that this is a timeshare resort and they will do all they can to get you to sign up for a 90-minute presentation. If you're not interested, they'll leave you alone. From honeymooners to business travellers to singles to families, this is a wonderful choice. It is approximately 8 miles to downtown Sedona from the resort, it is right off of the main highway to get to Phoenix (which is 2 hours south) or the Grand Canyon (which is 2-1/2 north to the South Rim). Although the golf course is not technically at the Ridge, it is a very short walk to it. Our room looked out on the 18th hole with the rocks in the background.
This year we took a family road trip to the Grand Canyon and then ended up in Sedona for the week at Sunterra's Ridge on Sedona. We found this
My husband and I stayed at this resort in a one bedroom unit April 30-May 7, 2005. We booked it as an exchange through RCI and were very impressed with the accommodations and the facilities in general. The decor of our unit was lovely...much better than at many timeshares we have stayed at. The full kitchen was well-equipped and had enough basic supplies for the week. The bathroom was indeed huge with a whirlpool bathtub and nice shower. Plenty of towels were available. We had a very comfortable king size bed with a ceiling fan over it, and the living/dining area was quite large. When we first walked in, we noticed that the carpet was slightly frayed in one place, and I worried that the whole unit would be shoddy. But that was really our only complaint. Everything else was quite nice. We had a balcony, but it looked directly at the rocky incline by the side of the pool (we never used the pool or the hot tubs at the resort). It would have been nice to have had a gorgeous view, but quite frankly, everything around Sedona has a gorgeous view of the red rocks. We did not feel particularly cheated just because we had a lousy view from our balcony. The people at check-in were pretty friendly, and we did use the concierge to book a massage (the Hilton Spa is nice, but the massage was not the best I have ever had), dinner one night and a Hummer tour. I agree that booking on your own would have been easier. The concierge desk was always crowded, and the young lady I dealt with was very sweet but quoted me the wrong price for my massage. I refused to pay the higher price when I went to checkout of the Hilton Spa. The Sunterra people wanted us to attend an open house to hear about other Sunterra resorts and would have given us a $100 Visa card, but we didn't have enough time for that. They asked several times but were not overly pushy about it. The location of the resort is outside of town, but the drive is so beautiful that we didn't mind not being right on the main drag. Try dinner at Rene's...it is FABULOUS!! The best rack of lamb I have ever eaten...it is now my favorite restaurant in the entire world!! L'Auberge is over-rated, as far as we were concerned. We also had Sunday brunch at the Enchantment resort, and that was a lovely experience. The Heartline Cafe is also good. The outlet malls by our resort are not particularly exciting and have gone downhill since we were there four years ago. And the shopping in downtown Sedona is very touristy. But if you want a romantic getaway with incredible scenery, then Sedona is the place for you!
Our rooms were an ajoining studio and one bedroom suites. This was wonderful since we were with our two children. It gave them their own space with kitchen and us "our time". The view was spectacular from the balconies. The Conceirge was very helpful, but we called to make reservations ourselves and got the same discounts as they would have. We did do the vacation tour, but was painless, not rude.
Watch your wallet
I went to use the facilities at a maintenance shed near the 4th hole. My wallet mysteriously disappeared. The head of maintenance prevented me from confronting those I thought were involved and basically did nothing to investigate. They told me nothing has ever happened like that before, but some staff intimated to my wife that it happens frequently. Watch your wallet.
Awesome Golf Experience
Wow! Sedona was recently named "The Most beautiful Place In America" and if you combine that will a 4 star golf course you get an unbelivable experience. The most beautiful course I have ever played. I found it difficult to concentrate on my game because I was always marvelling at the surroundings. A must for any golfer.
A Beautiful Place
We enjoyed our stay. It was a mini-family reunion, with 3 units occupied, ages from 1 month to 66 years. The view was beautiful. The units were very nice, and included a laundry in each unit. The kids loved the swimming pool, and the concierge was helpful in making other reservations. Though they can be persistent in wanting to make a sales pitch, when we told them we were there for family and had no intention of attending, they let us alone. The resort is actually in the village of Oak Creek, a lovely and easy drive away from Sedona - in the daytime! At night, it is very black, and could cause difficulty for someone with night blindness.
Good for a round of golf or just relaxing by the pool.
I liked it. Great mountain views during the day, a beautiful golf course, and great views from the hot-tub at night.
Beware of Timeshare Sales Rodents
Great location, nice property, annoying/insulting sales presentation.