Sedona Pines Resort
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Elaine and Dan invited us to stay with them for a week at this resort in Sedona. (For those who do not know, Elaine is Ken's sister.) After spending 4 months in the RV, it was nice to have more space to move about more freely. And to have a bedroom and a full bath. It was nice to have a bathtub and take a soaking bath.
We had a …
... a safer perspective.
The whole two hour tour was superb. What an adrenaline rush!
On the last really steep descent which was basically a rocky staircase which she carefully bumped us down one rock at a time, I casually and facetioulsy said to Kate who was sitting in the favoured passenger seat in the front next to the driver, "After this you should feel OK with my driving..." to which she replied, "Oh, no. I feel totally safe with Sindy."
... get some nice pics of the sun reflecting off of the rocks & light through the clouds but didn't stay for all of it. After about 30 mins we headed back down the mountain for dinner at an italian place that we found. It ended up being pretty good food though a bit of a wait for it before hand. Jon had a curry pasta dish that vanished quickly. I had a ravioli dish with gorgonzola sauce that was lovely. The only problem with vacationing in a place for a couple days it causes ...
... desert gardens, and tall columns of pinyon and large ponderosa pines. There are some beautiful houses and a resort in the valley. The canyon abruptly narrows and steepens up a shifting path beside a wash, with the sky a canopy of trees and the ground a carpet of leaves and, horror of horrors ... snow, albeit melting.
The trail was flanked by crooked bushes with extremely smooth, reddish brown twisted branches. They say the trees are ...
... a little chilly, but still clear and dry enough to hit the trail. I drove to a hiking trail just south of the Village of Oak Creek, and a little south of Sedona. The trail I set off on was a 3.6 mile trail called the Bell Rock Pathway.
The entire area was beautiful. It was surrounded on all sides by massive buttes and the aforementioned Bell Rock. Bell Rock gets it name from it's bell shape. On further research, I read that it's known as an ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sedona Pines Resort
Beautiful units respect the surrounding environment
If you are looking for a ritzy resort with super-luxurious ammenities, Sedona Pines Resort is not for you. I have visisted Sedona Pines each year for the past three years, and I have come back because of the excellent service, the beautiful surroundings, the clean, quaint cottages, the peace and quiet, the family friendly environment, and most importantly... the outdoor activities. I have three children under the age of five, and they love the mini-golf, pool, nature-walks, and playground on-site. Family-friendly+ A++. Sedona Pines seems to be geared toward active, nature-loving people who appreciate a resort that attempts to fit into the natural setting without swallowing up the scenic surroundings with over-indulgent bedrooms. Sedona is not a place you will likely spend your time indoors, but if the cottages are your concern you should know that they are set up with a pull-out bad in the wonderfully furnished living room, fully equipped kitchen, a large, relaxing bathtub, and a comfortable bedroom with awesome views. :)
A Truly Fantantastic Resort!!
Our stay was from Feb. 27 to Mar6 2004 The weather was cooler than we had anticipated but after all the elevation is 4,000ft plus. We flew into Phoenix, rented a car and headed north for the resort.. Such a wonderful warm welcome from Karen in the Main office. We didn't know what to expect in the way of accommodation. Some reviews had been Negative.The accommodation was EXCELLENT. It could not be more thoroughly equipped.... Right to the smallest detail. Although compact, The two of us never felt Crowded in any way, We just loved everything about it The Grounds and facilities are quite comprehensive and well cared for. Took several interesting tours arranged by Concierage, Peggy Everyone, Staff and fellow guests were so friendly.We can't wait to return some time soonHighly Recommended.
Last Minute Canceled Valentines Weekend Reservations
Booked Valentines weekend 6 weeks in advance, confirmation ever arrived as promised. When I called Feb 10 they said they were just going to call me to tell me they did not have a room available. Never stay here if you want definate rooms for a holiday or special event.
A rip off.
They canceled reservation made months in advance. Salesmen are unethical. Management does not return calls. Too much fine print. Bad experience but a learning one.
Great location , just a few miles from Town
I was worried at first about our accomodations , but we were very pleased to find that the living space was very clean with new appliances and decent furniture . The bedroom was small but very comfortable and good for a relaxing quiet sleep with the sound of the little river flowing past the bedroom window .The Staff was extremly friendly and helpful upon checking in... even the maintence man came over and helped me adjust the temperature on the water heater when I was concerned about the setting ... at night it's a must to stroll around the by the tennis courts and take in the brilliance of the nights sky. It's far enough away from town so you don't feel your on top of it and you have a nice view of the red rock mountains... we'd stay again as long as we could get an outside unit away from the RV"s and new construction... no restaurant ..used kitchenette and drove into town for breakfast some mornings ..it's worth it and very clean !!
RCI Gold Crown Classification Questioned
My husband and I just returned from a stay in Sedona, AZ. I booked the Sedona Pines Resort based on the RCI classification of a Gold Crown Resort. The employees of the resort were the nicest and most accomadationing that one could possibly ask for. That's were the Gold Crown services stopped. The room at the resort was set up exactly as a very small mobile home. My husband, who is an average sized male had to turn sideways to get between the wall and the foot of the bed. The doors to the bathroom were sliding and smaller than an average doorway. If you expect great TV reception forget that also. Sedona is a great place to visit, but I would recommend that you skip the Sedona Pines Resort if you're expecting 5 star accomadations. P. S. If you try the Sedona Pines take your own toilet tissue.
NOT A TRAILER PARK BUT AN RV PARK CONVERTED
We bought into to this 3 years ago exactly for the reason that is what it is. They have put modular units on each of the sites that rv's were at. We like the idea that we are not in a condo or glorified hotel. We have indiviuality in our units.
After seeing many time shares where you were in condo settings with others above and below we just weren't impressed. This place fell right into our idea of what we wanted to do when we would spend a week somewhere. Since there is so much to do in the area you are not in the unit all the time.
Yes the bed in the master bedroom is only a queen but then the size was done that way so the bedroom would not be so crowded.
Trailer Park, yes, but a dump, no...
Just to clarify the previous review... I would agree that Sedona Pines is not the most desirable of "resorts", and it IS laid out likde a trailer park. The units are small, but new and well-kept. One thing that this "resort" offers that other Sedona resorts I've stayed at is that each unit has a fairly spacious porch on the side of the unit.
It's great for a dinner outdoors in the fresh air in the evenings. The trailer park has a pool, a pretty nice restaurant on-site, and free mini-golf and free laundry facilities. There is also a man-made babbling brook that flows among the units, which makes for a relaxing sleep.
I don't know how this resort measures up cost-wise, since my family stayed there as a guest of a person who had an RCI exchange there, but if it's cheap, it's not too bad. I don't think I would personally buy there though...
Very nice, but small
We just returned from a 7 day stay at Sedona Pines Resort. We made our reservations over 6 months ago using our RCI exchange week and were very apprehensive about Sedona Pines after reading a recent post that it was a "glorified trailer park". Granted, the layout of the resort is similar to a trailer park and the "cottages" are very small. However, we were very comfortable during our stay. The cottages are very tastefully furnished and are equipped with everything you will need, including a week's supply of cream and sugar for coffee (which incidentally are NOT included at our 5-star home timeshare). The front office staff is very courteous and we had a delicious dinner at Mr.
Judi's, the restaurant that is on-site. We did not spend much time in the cottage during the day because we had so many activities planned during our stay in Sedona. However, we would not hesitate to recommend Sedona Pines to anyone looking for a very clean and comfortable place to stay.
Sedona Pines is a glorified Trailer Park
Sedona Pines is a glorified trailer park. This timeshare placeis a waste of time to visit. If this is a destination for you, it would be in your best interest to find accommodations elsewhere. The stories I heard from the timeshare salesman were so fabricated that a 3 year old could see through them. Stories of a prominent cardiology going there for weekend retreats are ridiculous. Literally, these cottages, or villas as the salesman slipped out are single wide 400 square foot trailers. Their claim that it is the newest 5 star resort in Sedona borders on fraud, and disparages the likes of Mobil who uses the Star ranking of hotels, resorts, and restaurants. The minute you step foot onto the "resort property" with the "villas" you will be immediately on the phone with your attorney demanding a rebate of your airfare and "resort fees." The claimof hiking trails is beyond stupid, as most of Sedona has hiking trails, even without this trailer park. Save your money, time, and aggravation, and don't stay at Sedona Pines (trailer park) Resort.