Creekside Sonoran charm
88 Rooms /17 Suites
L’Auberge de Sedona is a place to escape in Arizona’s gorgeous Red Rock Country. The calming vibe of the luxury retreat is enhanced by the sound of water trickling over rock as the free-flowing Oak Creek courses through the 11-acre property. Accommodations include cottages, cliff-side suites or cozy lodge rooms with views of the creek or craggy red rock panoramas. The natural, rugged setting offsets the luxurious hotel, which has become a place that attracts couples celebrating special occasions, families reveling in outdoor adventures, gal pals sharing a creekside lunch and businesspeople on renewing executive retreats.
The L’Auberge de Sedona aesthetic is a pleasing mix of provincial country and contemporary design. Spacious green lawns, shade trees and outdoor decks for dining and lounging are part of the magic at the luxury inn. At the restaurant, multi-leveled flagstone flooring, fireside tables and river rock make for romantic outdoor dining — and some of the most sought-after tables in stunning Sedona. High-style Arizona sunning can be had at the manicured pool area while nearby sycamores and oaks provide a shady respite for splashing in the landscaped creek area.
Guest rooms here are designed to bring the outdoors inside — eco-friendly fabrics in natural hues harmonize with views of the outdoors in all 26 guest rooms and 61 suites and cottages. All suites offer indoor/outdoor living spaces including large decks for lounging. The cedar-lined outdoor showers and spacious bathrooms in the suites take rustic-chic bathing to a new level.
Individual cottages are decorated in two basic styles: rustic elegance or Zen-like contemporary. Straight lines, bamboo flooring and leather sofas give the Spa Cottages and Vista Cottages a more contemporary feel. Gas fireplaces, indoor and private outdoor showers and deep, jetted bathtubs add to the romance. The Creekside Cottages’ vaulted ceilings, heavy wooden headboards and oriental rugs on oak floors exude more of the cozy, European cottage feel. (You’ll also be able to hear the creek from your outdoor shower.) Tip: the rustic elegance of wood-burning fireplaces makes Creekside Cottages a natural choice for fall and winter escapes. In spring and summer, book a Vista Suite for sweeping Red Rock views.
You could easily stay tucked away in front of a fireplace in one of the guest rooms, but you’d miss the resort’s locally inspired spa treatments and full roster of activities, which include walks guided by photography pros, geology discussions about the red rock splendor, sunrise yoga on the lawn or stargazing in dark skies filled with countless points of light.
L'Auberge Restaurant is a popular spot for its French-influenced fare and its appealing Sunday brunch (the main attraction, though, may be the chance to dine alfresco on the creekside patio). The restaurant's wine list is extensive and acclaimed, but you'll want to reserve time just for exploring its selection of Arizona wines, some produced in nearby Verde Valley.
L’Auberge de Sedona’s location is second to none — it’s where Sedona’s lauded Red Rock Country meets the lush oasis of Oak Creek. The natural sanctuary is located 200 feet directly below uptown Sedona and you’d never know you’re so close to town at this quiet, hidden retreat. Private shuttles whisk you to uptown shops, the galleries at Tlaquepaque or nearby restaurants. If you are a fitness buff, climb the stairs behind L’Auberge de Sedona straight up to main street Sedona.