Ridge On Sedona Golf Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ridge On Sedona Golf Resort
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.
A Beautiful Suite and Gorgeous View
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.
Something for everyone
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
property for an obscenely low price (7 days/nights) on Wholesaleresorts where you can find timeshare rentals at bargain prices. Of course when you check in, the front desks refers you to the concierge desk where they want to offer you discounts on golf at the Ridge Resort Club, etc., with a big string attached in the form of a 'free breakfast' and sales pitch. We politely told them "no". As a matter of fact, if you can just skip the concierge desk all together. With the exception of a phone message follow-up, we didn't hear from the again.
We arrived on Sunday of Memorial weekend and the place looked full but
it was incredibly quiet and stayed that way all week. With the exception of
the carpet being frayed in the entry-way, the one-bedroom suite was in very nice condition and very user-friendly. Plenty of room and storage space for a family of four. I had read a previous review where someone made a negative comment about the bed linen, and although minor, I would have to agree; they need to update their linens and bring them into the 21st century. I have two teenage boys so we also got a roll-away bed for $25.00 for the week, which we stored in our bedroom during the day. It was great to have a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. We would have paid twice the amount for a standard room if we had stayed anywhere else.
The Ridge on Sedona is located in the Village of Oak Creek which is about 7/8 miles from the town of Sedona. It is surrounded by a lovely 18 hole golf course, and guests also have gym and fitness class privileges at the Hilton which is literally across the street. We had never been to Sedona before, so we weren't sure what to expect. The town of Sedona is busling, and the main street where all the shops are is actually on highway 89A which is very busy. In retrospect I'm glad we were a few miles out of town, and still we were surrounded by stunning views of the red rocks, and hiking trails closeby.
We took a Hummer tour which at first I wasn't sure I wanted to do,( not being a fan of Hummers as street cars) but I have to say that we had
a blast! Not to mention that the ride, although action-packed, was extremely comfortable and in hind sight I think a jeep would have been incredibly bumpy. We also had a terrific driver named Ben. The boys went to Slide Rock a couple of times during the week and had a great time. Otherwise they could be found up at the pool. In the mornings my husband would collect his golf bag and go hit balls on the driving range if he didn't play 18.
Myself, I utilized the Hilton gym and their excellent classes several times during the week. We were there for R&R, and we got it. Have to recommend the Desert Flour for lunch, and Cucina Rustica for dinner.
The Sunterra Ridge was the perfect location for our week. Can't wait to go back.
Beautiful views...great facilities!
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!
Wonderful vacation with children!
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.
There was something to do every day. We did the float trip in the Grand Canyon and was worth every penny! The bus trip there was enjoyable with our tour guide as well as the tour guide, Joe, on the river. We stopped at the Trading Post in Cameron on the way back. They had a variety of items and very reasonably priced.
The trails around the Sedona area are for all levels. Make sure you take plenty of water! It was wonderful to see the nature! The Red Rock pass is needed only if you plan to hike the trails. The Information Center informed us that it was not needed to just take pictures. We found the people in the area were very helpful and pleasing. We will definitely be back to the area!
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.
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Travel Blogs from Sedona
... saguaro cacti all around. We made it through there and thankfully hit Sedona with daylight to view the awesome scenery.
The change in terrain was really dramatic on our road trip, but by far the most striking was driving into Sedona (actually town of Oak Creek first) where the red rocks suddenly emerge out of the Aspen forests and it was like hitting a switch of red light. We checked into our resort, settled in and the kids hit the pool. Our place is ...
... Red Rock State Park and it was pretty much on our way, so we planned to stop there, have a picnic, and plan out our stay. Well, when we got to the gate, we found out they didn't allow pets in the park at all, so we made a precarious turn around with the camper (it didn't look like we could possibly fit) and drove on.
I made the mistake of thinking that the Arizona Tourist Center we found would have room for RVs to park. We ended up turning onto ...
... on the cliffs of the ...
... hooking us up. Jill, the boys and I then transferred to the truck and Mike towed us back the way we'd come (after a slightly illegal U-turn on the freeway) about 30 miles to Montecarlo (sounds slightly more glamorous than it was - a one Bison town). Here we were met by the very same chap that had replaced the tyre earlier in the day. He quickly diagnosed the problem (while the boys and I went to have a chat with said Bison) but, after a lot of umming and aahing ...
... let me tell you, it is over-hyped for a reason. When we got out at the first look out, I literally giggled because it is so big, and amazing. We pulled in just at sunset, and scrambled around the South Rim, trying to catch the light before it disappeared entirely. It was just beautiful, and slightly surreal. I don't think the human eye is built to take in anything that big.