Alma de Sedona Inn, Arizona, USA
The Secluded inn blends with ancient red rocks
Tucked away in a secluded neighbourhood of Sedona, this exquisite privately-owned bed and breakfast inn offers up quite a few unexpected surprises.
First of all, it’s not so much an inn, more a series of 12 tasteful, arty and spacious hill-top apartments, each with their own patio and state- of- the-art Jacuzzi bathrooms with scented candles and homemade bath salts made from Dead Sea salt, almond and vitamin E oils, lavender, chamomile, ginger and orange essential oils.
The next welcome surprise is the view; Sedona’s red rocks are legendary, but to get your very own front row seat overlooking Thunder Mountain and Cathedral Rock is something else entirely.
Then there’s breakfast; a beautifully prepared gourmet meal served out on the pool patio, with nothing but the wind chimes to disturb your morning reverie.
The main lodge has large comfortable sofas to relax in, particularly in the afternoons, when you can sample the inn’s special blend of raspberry lemonade, mint iced-tea and homemade cookies.
Innkeepers Jim and Lori provide the kind of concierge service you might be forgiven for thinking is more akin to a luxury four-star property; a sit down overview of all Sedona has to offer, where to go, what to do and a personal insight of just about every restaurant in town.
Should you feel the need the balance your inner being more harmoniously, there’s a stone labyrinth built in the gardens of the inn alongside a small creek, the perfect place to energise your ying and yang. An impeccable property, artfully constructed using red pebble dash to blend in perfectly with Sedona’s ancient rocks and set in a stunning location.
RATES: from $209 per night