Free Admission to National Parks

sinaguan_vbarvThroughout the year the National Park system has free admission days.  Tomorrow is one such day.  In the area you can visit the Grand Canyon, V-Bar-V Heritage Site (see pic on left), Honaki and Palatki ruins.  We are taking the grand-kids out to visit some of Arizona’s best parks.

 

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Sedona Wine Fest

The Sedona wine fest is back in town.  This is the 8th year.  Buy your tickets online to save some real money. If you want to go on Sunday, when it’s slower, use promo code “sundaydeal” for $5 off on the online ticket price.

 

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Live Sedona Earthcam Video

sedona-earth-camAre you in the frozen north or broiling in Phoenix?  Check out the Sedona Earthcam! It refreshes regularly and is a great way to get a Red Rock fix without getting on a plane.

If you’d like to make the move to Sedona permanent, give us a call.

 

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RV Parks in the Sedona Area

Travel and camping in an RV is a popular activity.  We get frequent questions about where to stay.  Here’s some options.

Sedona RV Parks

Oak Creek Mobilodge, 1156 Highway 179, Sedona AZ 86336 – Pull through to 42′. Waterfront on Oak Creek with mature Sycamore and Cottonwood trees. Monthly spaces available
928-282-7701
Email ocmsedona@gmail.com

Rancho Sedona RV Park, 135 Bear Wallow Lane, Sedona AZ 86336
Trees, shade and Oak Creek access.  Big RV’s welcome.
928-282-7255
www.ranchosedona.com
Email info@ranchosedona.com

Cottonwood

Rio Verde RV Park, 3420 E SR 89A, Cottonwood AZ 86326.
Overlooks the Verde River.
928-634-5990
www.rioverdervpark.com
rioverdepark@gmail.com

Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort, 6400 E. Thousand Trails Rd, Cottonwood AZ 86326
Clubhouse, pool, fishing, mini golf.
855-242-1797
http://www.rvonthego.com/arizona/verde-valley-rv-camping-resort/

Camp Verde

Distant Drums RV Resort,  583 Middle Verde Rd, Camp Verde AZ 86322
www.ddrvresort.com
877-577-5507
Email info@ddrvresort.com

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Taste of Marrakesh Restaurant

We had lunch today at the Taste of Marrakesh.  It’s a Moroccan inspired restaurant.  The food and service were both great.  We had the small tacos which come with your choice of meat.  I had lamb, elk and bison. Very good and included Harissa and Tzaki sauces.  Dishes run $9 on up.  Ours were $10 each.  They also have kebabs, salads, gyros and more.   They serve organic, clean food.  Menu

This small restaurant is in the Bell Rock Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek.  It’s tucked away next to a barbershop and adjacent to the parking lot of the Bell Rock Inn.

Give it a try.  I’ll be back.

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Eat at the Schoolhouse Restaurant

schoolhouse-logo1We had lunch today at the Schoolhouse Restaurant.  It’s opened recently in Sedona (VOC) and is an off-shoot of the original Schoolhouse Restaurant in Cottonwood.  Both are excellent.

Prices are reasonable, particularly for the quality of the food.  The food was excellent, some choices for lunch were Pork Belly Tacos, Thai lettuce wraps, smoked salmon tortas, the perfect Reuben and many salads.  Most items were about $9.50.

Dinner is a different menu and entrees average around $22.  MENU

I was told that they are planning to discontinue lunch service soon but go to 7 days a week.  Happy hour 3-5 and then dinner.

This is now our favorite restaurant and it’s even better that it’s in the Village of Oak Creek where we live.  We have reservations for dinner on Saturday.

7000 Hwy 179, Suite C-106, Sedona, AZ 86351
928.284.2240

Till next time

Troy
Find your Sedona home => www.susanandtroy.com

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Horseback Riding: M Diamond Ranch

We already have two horses so we haven’t tried this one (maybe soon) but the reviews look excellent.

Arizona and horses go hand in hand. Skip the jeep tours and see the area from the back of a horse.Sedona-Horseback-Trail-Rides-11Riders who set out from M Diamond Ranch can thread the red cliffs of a narrow canyon, trot across scrub-covered hills, or climb a ridge to gaze onto the sweeping vista of the Verde Valley. These excursions are possible thanks to the 100-year-old ranch’s uniquely qualified trail guides, the only ones in the area permitted to lead visitors through the scenic Red Rock District of Coconino National Forest. Each holds CPR and First Aid certifications, and can safely lead groups or private rides out on tours lasting up to three hours, either during the day or by moonlight. On each outing, they teach guests basic tenets of horsemanship, cowboy history, and cowboy culture, including the art of switching places with your horse to fool outlaws.

After trail rides, draft-horse-drawn wagons transport visitors to optional cowboy cookouts at an all-weather elevated site with panoramic views. Here, chefs serve traditional frontier fare such as 16-ounce rib-eye steaks, campfire chili, and dutch-oven cornbread, while visitors commune or listen to live country-western and rockabilly music. Though they entertain daily, the ranch’s staffers also perform vital tasks behind the scenes; they conduct regular trail maintenance and put proceeds toward preservation—efforts that have earned them a Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Award.

http://www.sedonahorsebackrides.com/
Address: 3255 Forest Service Road 618, Rimrock, AZ 86335
Phone:(928) 300-6466

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Sedona Dog Friendly Hotels

Here’s a list of some dog friendly hotels in the Sedona AZ area.  Some do have a surcharge for a pet, so be sure to ask when you make a reservation.

http://www.sedonahomesonline.com/sedona-pet-friendly-hotels/

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Visit Page Springs Cellars!

When it comes to wineries, Page Springs Cellars has it all. From massages in the vineyard to wine tasting, gourmet appetizers, & live music on the weekend. My friends and I have done it all and we keep coming back for more. The staff is very friendly and if you’re new to wine tasting, not to worry! They will help figure out the perfect wine for you. Inside the winery, it has a modern look with warm lighting and if you happen to stroll outside, there’s a scenic deck along the Oak Creek with plenty of seating throughout for everyone. I highly recommend the Wine Flight which includes a taste of 5 wines and a souvenir wine glass to take home all for $10. Page Springs Cellars is the perfect relaxing getaway after a long week and is only a 15 minute drive south of Sedona.

pagespringscellars

For more information visit:
http://pagespringscellars.com/

Address:
1500 North Page Springs Road
Cornville, AZ 86325‎
(928) 639-3004

 

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Eat at the Heartline Cafe

heartline cafe sedona azThe other day we went for lunch at the Heartline Cafe.  The atmosphere is excellent and the prices were affordable.  Most importantly the food was excellent. I had the Chipotle Chicken Wrap which was very good and loaded with chicken.

They serve breakfast all day and they do have a lunch menu besides the full dinner menu.   The menu is online and you can also reserve a table (recommended for dinner) on the website or give them a call.

1610 W. State Route 89A,  Sedona, AZ
928-282-0785

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