Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome Easter Weekend

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Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour – April 3rd, 2015

Jerome Art Walk – April 4th, 2015

Larry Witt Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter WeekendVisit Sedona, Arizona this Easter weekend and enjoy the creations of talented artists at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour taking place April 3rd, and then on Saturday, January 4th, head up Cleopatra hill for the Jerome Art Walk!

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during the First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. If you are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to Uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Go Wild with Joshua Tobey at Rowe Fine Art Gallery
Ken Rowe Gallery Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter WeekendA life-size bear with arms extended in a welcoming gesture. A regal mountain lion. The mythical jackalope. A bugling elk. The horse in repose. These are just a few of the bronze sculptures that renowned artist Joshua Tobey will bring with him when he returns to the Gallery! This is Joshua’s only Arizona show in 2015 and his only appearance anywhere this spring. Joshua loves interacting with art enthusiasts and telling the stories behind his creations. Meet him in person at Rowe Fine Art Gallery! For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Adrea SMith Gallery Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter WeekendAndrea Smith Gallery Presents Kurt Wenner
Kurt Wenner, one of the most recognized artists ever to exhibit in Sedona, is an American artist with an international following. While most known for the invention of interactive 3D pavement art illusions, his work also includes large-scale oil paintings, ceramic murals, sculptures, decorative elements, and architectural designs for public and private clients in more than 30 countries. Wenner has created a collection of sacred art images specifically for Andrea Smith Gallery. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Sedona Arts Center
“Beyond Ordinary”Sedona Arts Center Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter Weekend
This month, Sedona Arts Center brings together artists who strive to go beyond the ordinary in their mediums. Gretchen Lopez is known for her figurative Native American paintings and exciting plein air landscapes. Christine Debrosky has a luminous quality within her pastels while Linda Sherman’s watercolors simply flow. Mariann Leahy has taken her ceramic work in an entirely unique direction while April Bower continues to create brilliant one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Larry Witt: Segmented Turning”Larry Witt Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter Weekend
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery is proud to present “Larry Witt: Segmented Turning” as its featured artist for SGA First Friday in the Galleries event! The impressive wood vessels created by artist Larry Witt are made up of as many as 5,000 pieces of wood; each vessel a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. “Segmented turning is a small part geometry and tons of patience and imagination,” the artist notes. For Larry Witt the attraction of turning wood is that there is absolutely no limit to what he can create; his challenge is only to transfer his many ideas into designs. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Goldenstein Gallery
Impressionist/ Expressionist Show
Goldenstein Gallery Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter Weekend Goldenstein Gallery in West Sedona holds its second reception for Impressionist-Expressionist as part of its dynamic three-month series celebrating different art modalities. When we think of arts most enduring and popular modalities, Impressionism and Expressionism, we don’t envision something radical. Yet in their time these movements were ground breaking and forever changed the art world. Among the renowned-featured artists are the stunning pieces of Karyl Bennett, Peter Myerson, Sherab Khandro and Art Decker – artists that continue the tradition of expressing something ground breaking with their work.For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
Jerome Art Walk1 Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter WeekendApril 4th, 2015 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
The monthly tradition of Jerome First Saturday Art Walk has taken root and will blossom once again this spring with new artists and studios as well as Jerome’s exciting and well-known galleries. Every first Saturday, the creative community of Jerome is pleased to host an evening of art, music and entertainment with open studios and galleries displaying local, regional and national artistic treasures. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

new shuttle Explore the Galleries in Sedona and Jerome  Easter WeekendDid you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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Guided Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park in April

Red Rock State Park – Guided Geology Hike

April 12th, 2015

Red Rock State Park Guided Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park in AprilSpringtime has arrived in Sedona, Arizona and now is the perfect time to participate in Red Rock State Park’s Guided Geology Hike taking place on April 12th, 2015! Learn more about the majestic red rocks of Sedona while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Red Rock State Park!

Sedona Guided Geology Hike
April 12th, 2015 (1:00 pm)
Join Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. if you are interested in taking this popular Sedona, Arizona hike make sure to contact the park about schedule changes or reservations. Call 928.282.6907 or visit Red Rock State Park. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear.

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A Weekend of Family Fun in Camp Verde, AZ

Camp Verde, Arizona

Pecans, Wine, Kayaking, Archaeology and more this Weekend in Camp Verde

If you love pecans, wine, kayaking, archaeology, sunshine and clear skies then Camp Verde is the place to be this weekend! The Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival, Verde River Runoff, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair & American Indian Art Show and the 2015 International Archaeology Film Festival all take place this weekend. And if that wasn’t enough, there will be no admission fee at Fort Verde State Park on Saturday and Sunday! So what do you say, are you ready for some fun!

Camp Verde’s Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival
March 28th & 29th, 2015 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Pecan Wine 680x1024 A Weekend of Family Fun in Camp Verde, AZThe Town of Camp Verde, its sponsors and its partners, are pleased to announce that the 2015 Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival will take place in downtown Camp Verde. This year’s event will, among other things, launch Camp Verde’s year long Sesquicentennial celebration, commemorating the community’s founding in 1865. The Festival is actually a handful of events rolled into one: Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival, Verde Valley Archaeology Fair, Verde River Runoff canoe and kayak race, and a host of activities surrounding Arizona State Parks Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month. Admission to all events is free. Charges will apply for wine tasting and race participants. There is a $12 charge for wine tasting that includes six tasting tickets along with a wine glass that is yours to keep.For more information please visit www.campverdepromotions.org.

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Verde Valley Archaeology Fair & American Indian Art Show
March 28th – 29th, 2015
The 2015 International Archaeology Film Festival
March 27th & 28th, 2015
AFairLogo.gif 3 A Weekend of Family Fun in Camp Verde, AZThe Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and International Archaeology Film Festival are held during Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month on the last weekend in March. Enjoy two exciting days of archaeological adventures, and take a trip back in time to explore the past through hands-on activities and presentations.

Experience the excitement of archaeology with dozens of hands-on activities, live presentations, and special programs. The Fair includes the annual American Indian Art Show with artists from Hopi, Navajoland, Zuni and several New Mexico pueblo communities. Artists will demonstrate their medium and have their work available for sale. The Art Show is in the Community Center with the archaeology exhibits.

The 2015 International Archaeology Film Festival will have film showings March 27th and 28th at 7:00 pm at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, 210 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde. Tickets will be $10 per film (Members $8). For more information please visit the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair.

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Verde River Runoff 2015
March 28th, 2015 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
runofflogo A Weekend of Family Fun in Camp Verde, AZVRVNO is proud to host this 3rd Annual Verde River Runoff 2015! This 10 Mile CANOE / KAYAK race is along a remote and beautiful stretch of the Verde River from White Bridge, Camp Verde to Beasley Flats! Join the Awards and After-Party, March 28th at the Sesquicentennial ‘Spring Heritage Festival’ behind the Camp Verde Community Center 395 S. Main St Camp Verde, AZ. All proceeds benefit the conservation and outdoor recreation in and on the Verde River Valley. With multiple categories for entry, the Verde River Runoff is a great river run for a variety of experienced paddlers. For more information or to register please visit the Verde River Runoff website.

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Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to Camp Verde, AZ

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tight building IMG 99091 A Weekend of Family Fun in Camp Verde, AZA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Old Town Blues Fest this Saturday in Cottonwood, AZ

5th Annual Old Town Blues Fest this Saturday in Cottonwood, AZ

March 28th, 2015

Jim Glass Old Town Blues Fest this Saturday in Cottonwood, AZBeautiful weather and the unique styles, harmonies and rhythms of the top Arizona Blues performers is what is in store for you at the 5th Annual Old Town Blues Fest this Saturday, March 28th at the Olde Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, AZ!

This year’s Blues Fest evening headliner will be blues master Jim Glass and his band. This versatile performer has been performing throughout the country for over 40 years, with strong roots in the Southwest. He is an Arizona Blues Hall of Fame member and music legend with his vintage Les Paul guitar and soulful vocals. He has shared the stage with music icons Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Edgar Winter, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, and more.

Old Town Blues Fest Program

  • 2:00 pm  – 3:30 pm Old Town Blues Fest All-Star Band
  • 4:00 pm  – 4:45 pm Mother Road Trio
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm JC & the Juke Rockers
  • 6:00 pm  – 6:45 pm Sweet Baby Ray’s Back Porch Blues
  • 7:30 pm  – 8:45 pm Jim Glass Band

Tickets for this day of unbelievable blues are only $20 in advance or $25 at the door! Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 633 N. Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.

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  • All Packages are priced for Two Adults. Please call concierge at 800.292.6344 for children or extra adults.
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  • And as always when you stay at the Inn of Sedona you will be treated to unbeatable views of Sedona’s Red Rocks from our terraced promenade decks. Enjoy early morning sunrises, spectacular sunsets and of course, memorable moonlit nights.

General Admission Includes: African Bush Safari, The Wildlife Preserve, Tiger Splash, The Wonders of Wildlife Show, The Giant Snake Show, Predator Feed

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2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding Areas

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A Hikers Guide to Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding Areas

Bell Rock pathway 3 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasHiking is one of the most popular recreational activities for visitors coming to the red rock region of Sedona, Arizona especially in the Spring and Fall. A true hiker’s paradise, Sedona offers a wealth of trails to enjoy nature and the spectacular views in red rock country.

Visitors head out to explore the many trails in the Coconino National Forest, Sedona, Verde Valley and trails that explore the Mogollon Rim. you and your family will enjoy being out in nature taking in the beauty of the red rocks against the crystal blue sky and all the desert flora and fauna of the area.

Below you will find trails for beginners through more seasoned, and serious, hikers throughout Sedona, the Coconino National Forest, and the Verde Valley. We of course have a few of our favorites and guest favorites to share with you, and I am sure you will find a few favorites of your own. Below you will find information on the Coconino National Forest, our favorite Sedona hikes and some tips and resources to help you plan your hike. Have a great time exploring!

Our favorite hikes and places to hike in the Sedona areaForest Map 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding Areas

Coconino National Forest
The Coconino National Forest, one of six National Forest in Arizona, offers on of the largest varieties of landscape and beauty from the towering red rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra. Whatever difficulty level of hike or scenic wonders you want to experience you will find it here. Recreation and hiking information is divided into three Ranger Districts, just click on the area you are interested in hiking and see what awaits you! Before you hit the trail, visit the Coconino National Forest website for maps and information.

Red Rock State Park 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasRed Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park is a family-oriented 5-mile network of trails with a diverse habitat of plants and wildlife. The Forest Service presents popular talks at the visitor’s center on the natural history of Sedona, and living with our wildlife neighbors. They also offer the following guided hikes and walks: Geology Hike, Moonlight Hikes, Bird Walks and Nature Walks. To see the Schedule of guided hikes please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Bell Rock Pathway
Hiking Sedona1 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasThis trail takes you on a scenic journey of the red rocks with panoramic views that can’t be beat. This hiking trail is marked as easy to moderate and there are other paths and trails that lead off the Pathway for you and your family to explore. The Pathway is about 7 miles round trip and it is important to remember it is not a loop. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying your hike and remember you have to hike back the distance you go in. You do not have to hike the entire pathway to enjoy some great views of the red rocks. As soon as you walk the first 10-15 minutes you will be close enough to feel the energy of Bell Rock and get some great views!

Directions: From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 3.6 miles to a paved turnout and trailhead parking on the left (east) at milepost 309.8 for the South trailhead, .2 miles south of the entrance to the United Methodist Church for the North trailhead. Visit our Bell Rock Pathway Photo Album.

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Red Rock Crossing – Crescent Moon Picnic Site
Rock Carins Red Rock Crossing.jpg2  2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasRed Rock Crossing is one of the most popular places to take a leisurely hike and take some great photos of Cathedral Rock. The Crescent Moon Picnic Site offers pathways that take you to the crossing where Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek meet. There are Picnic Tables, grills and well maintained restrooms. Enjoy a little water play in Oak Creek, walk the pathways and visit Buddha Beach, considered to be the site of a powerful vortex. You will find a variety of rock cairns, last time I was there I was overwhelmed by the complexity of some.

Directions: Drive west from Sedona on US 89A. Just outside town, turn south on FR 216 (Upper Red Rock Loop Road). Drive about 1.5 miles and follow the signs to Red Rock Crossing. All roads except the short segment leading from Red Rock Crossing Road to the picnic area are paved.

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West Fork Oak Creek Trail
West Fork 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasThere are a number of reasons why West Fork is the most popular trail on the Coconino National Forest. You’ll know some of them once you’ve strolled beside the pleasant little stream that ripples along the canyon floor and look up, way up, at the dizzying cliffs that tower above it. There was a lot of talk that the West Fork Trail was very damaged by the fire last year, I assure you it is just as beautiful as before! This hike is most popular in the fall when vibrant colors take over the trail, but spring is also a great time for this hike, just keep in mind this hike will be cooler than the others, if you start early or late in the day you will want to dress in layers! I also highly suggest to bring your camera along.

To access the West Fork Oak Creek Trail drive north 9.5 miles from Sedona to about halfway between milepost 385 and 384. The trailhead is on the west (left) side of the highway. Visit our West Fork Trail photo album.

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Hiking at Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff
walnut 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasCarved by Walnut Creek over a period of 6 million years the canyon is twenty miles long, 400 feet deep and 1/4 a mile wide. The canyon offers two trails, the Rim Trail that takes you on an easy beautiful stroll above the rim of the canyon and the Island Trail that is more strenuous and descends 185 vertical feet into the canyon. if you can handle it, the Island Trail is the way to go! The Trail starts with a ramp type walkway down, then stairs taking you down further into the canyon where you will see cliff dwelling rooms along the trail with more visible across the canyon. The trail is paved making it a little easier to walk but I suggest if you have back problems, or a fear of heights, stick to the rim trail….Read More

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park (Cottonwood)
DHRSP 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding AreasThe beautiful park with the unfortunate name sits on over 400 acres in Cottonwood, Arizona and is right next to the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area. The temperatures at the park are often mild, due the park’s elevation, and make it an ideal place for outdoor activities. This state park is a short distance from Sedona and has numerous hiking trails, not to mention trails for mountain biking and horseback riding. You can even take along a nice picnic lunch for your family and take in the scenic view at any of the picnic tables around the park.

Directions from Sedona: Head south on Arizona 89A, continue straight through AZ RT 260 intersection in Cottonwood, turn right onto N 10th Street to the park. Visit our Dead Horse Ranch Photo Album.

Our favorite Sedona Hiking Resources

Tips for Hiking in Sedona

  • Make sure to bring plenty of water. Even if you are only hiking a short distance, hydration is key. Take more than you think you will need.
  • Create a hiking backpack that includes water, first aid kit, protein snacks, trail map, compass, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • It is always safer to hike with others. Always let somebody know what trails you plan on hiking.
  • Wear suitable clothing and shoes for hiking.
  • Don’t leave the trail. The ecosystem of the desert is fragile and leaving even a footprint can damage it.
  • The trails in Sedona and the Verde Valley are very traveled and it is unlikely that you will come across a rattler, however if your tromp around off the trails you are asking for trouble! With that said be aware of your surroundings and respect the wildlife of Sedona!
  • Bring a camera to take some amazing shots.
  • Know your limitations.
  • Don’t rush your hiking experience. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

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Check out our Pink Jeep Adventure Package for your Sedona Vacation!

Sedona’s Vortex and Views

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
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  • Vortex and Views 2015 Hiking Guide for Sedona, Arizona and Surrounding Areas2.5 hour Pink Jeep Vortex tour for 2 adults on Pink Jeep’s newest tour that will introduce you to one of Sedona’s popular attractions, a vortex. Learn the history behind Sedona and delve into the Spiritual and Mystical side as well. You’ll enjoy the majestic views from Upper Red Rock Loop Road. A visit to the Airport Vortex will give you an opportunity to experience a vortex first hand and develop your own interpretation. You will also have a sojourn to Mystic Vista. A short hike with your Pink Jeep guide will provide views of Cockscomb, Doe Mesa, Bear Mountain, Boynton Canyon, Thunder Mountain, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock.
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V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days this Weekend!

V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days

Discover how the people of the past thrived in this region for thousands of years!

March 2st – 22nd, 2015

vbarv01 V Bar V Archaeology Discovery Days this Weekend!One of our favorite events taking place during Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month takes place this weekend at the V Bar V Heritage Site! If you love history, archaeology, ancient technology and petroglyphs the V Bar V Archaeology Discover Days event is the place to be this coming weekend, March 21st – 22nd, 2015!

Discover how the people of the past thrived in this region for thousands of years. See ancient methods of making pottery, see how to make fire by friction, and learn how the plants in the area were used for food, fiber and medicine. Visitors can take part in target practice with “rabbit sticks” and atl-atls, make pottery, grind corn on a metate, and taste traditional foods. You also have an opportunity to learn more about ancient trade routes from Coconino National Forest Archaeologists Peter Pilles and Travis Bone, and author and archaeo-astronomer Ken Zoll will be on hand both days from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm to talk about the Spring Equinox effect.

This truly is a wonderful event for the entire family, to be able to have some hands-on learning experiences, taste the traditional foods and to have truly knowledgeable, friendly people giving insight into the ancient technologies and ways is what makes this event high on our list of must attend events this weekend! If would like too see all the events, entertainment and fun things to do taking place this weekend in Sedona and the Verde Valley please visit our Events Page.

The V Bar V Heritage Site is locate 2 1/2 miles south of I 17 at exit 298 off F.R. 618. Go past the Beaver Creek Bridge and make a right hand turn. A Red Rock Pass or equivalent is required for parking. Passes are $5 per vehicle and are available at the V Bar V visitor center. From more information please call the Red Rock Visitor Center at 928.203.2900.

The V-Bar-V Heritage Site, acquired in 1994 by the Coconino National Forest, is one of the most well preserved and largest petroglyph sites in the Verde Valley. If you are interested in learning more about this Verde Valley treasure please click here.

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“Good Eats” at the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Sedona, AZ

Sedona, Arizona

“Good Eats” at the Village Schoolhouse Restaurant in the Village of Oak Creek

By: Lisa Peters

schoolhouse village 3 “Good Eats” at the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Sedona, AZ

 Well the verdict is in! The newly opened Village Schoolhouse in Sedona, AZ is a hit! You might remember a few years back I was raving about the Schoolhouse in Cottonwood, now they are settled into their new location in the Village of Oak Creek offering some of the same great items that were available at the Cottonwood location along with the addition of some new Sedona creations! And yes the wonderful Chef Christopher Dobrowolski and his wife and partner Laura Fayette-Dobrowolski are at the helm!

 I had the opportunity to visit the new Village Schoolhouse this past Friday with a friend. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere was friendly with lots of windows and fun art decorating the walls. You knew by the accent colors and the smell of delicious food wafting in from the kitchen that this was the Cottonwood Schoolhouse recreated to fit the larger Sedona crowd. Although we arrived after traditional lunch hour it was very busy and even though you do not need reservations I would highly suggest them. With the kind of crowds they are attracting your wait could be a little lengthy without one.

Harris Ranch Beef Burge “Good Eats” at the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Sedona, AZI would like to say I tried something new for lunch, but that would not be true. I am totally addicted to the Thai Style Goodness Salad and just can’t resist it! With mango, local greens, soft soy bean noodles, avocado, sweet & spicy Thai vinaigrette and roasted peanuts it’s a home run. I also have them add roasted chicken to mine, tender and delicious! I can’t help myself, it is so goooood!

My friend had their Burger, the beef is ground fresh daily and it’s served on a jumbo english muffin with aged Wisconsin white cheddar, romaine, tomato, chef’s mayo and bread & butter pickles. It came out cooked the way she liked it and was juicy and delicious. One of her other favorites is the All Natural Dr. Pepper Braised Chicken Wings. While we were there, a gentlemen next to us got the Perfect Corned Beef & Pastrami Ruben. We saw it being served and when I asked him how it was, he said it was perfect!

Another item that deserves a mention is their “Soup of the Moment”. Always interesting and inventive a cup makes a great addition to any meal.

Diver Scallops “Good Eats” at the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Sedona, AZAs for Dinner at the Village Schoolhouse I don’t think you can go wrong, no matter what you pick! With that said, I would have to say that the Pan Seared Diver Scallops, the Hemp Seed Dusted Cold Water Arctic Char and their 8oz Prime Aged Flat Iron Steak get my highest recommendations!

So the next time you’re coming up to the Sedona area make sure to stop in Oak Creek Village and try out the new Village Schoolhouse! To learn more about this top restaurant please visit the Schoolhouse website, or visit the Schoolhouse on Facebook. The Schoolhouse hours currently are: Thursday-Monday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for Lunch, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm is Happy Hour and 5:00 pm begins Dinner service. They are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but are planning on expanding to seven days a week very soon.

I have always been a fan of the Schoolhouse, and I will miss their location in Cottonwood, but now I have a great reason to visit Sedona more often! I guess I’m a schoolgirl at heart. Seriously, go and enjoy some great food, and if you have a moment, let us know about YOUR experience!

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Sedona Entertainment: Zenprov Comedy’s “The Alien Monologues”

Live Entertainment in Sedona, AZ

Zenprov Comedy Presents: “The Alien Monologues”

March 21st, 2015

AliensPoster Sedona Entertainment: Zenprov Comedys “The Alien Monologues”When you look into the sky are you searching for UFO’s, or maybe you stay up late watching reruns of the original Star Trek dreaming your were on the enterprise exploring the galaxy, or maybe just maybe you are an alien yourself! Well if this describes you and/or your friends then you do not want to miss “The Alien Monologues” presented by Zenprov Comedy taking place at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday March 21st, 2015!

“On Saturday night, we are going to transform, transmute, and transmogrify the Mary Fisher Theater into ‘The Mother-ship of Sci-fi Comedy,’” said Derek Dujardin, director of Zenprov Comedy. According to Dujardin, the troupe has added a game that has one actor reading lines from an original “Star Trek” TV show script while other actors must improvise and justify what is said to make the scene make sense in a totally different context, such as a job interview or working at Starbucks. Another game includes organic scenes inspired by random lines of poetry written by the late, great Lenorad Nimoy. Also, on menu will be a glimpse into the future as first four humans take a one-way-trip to Mars on Mars One in 2024. What will happen when they land there? The audience will decide.

Tickets for this one-night-only outrageous night of laughter are only $12 if purchased in advance or $15 the day of the show! The ZenPov Comedy Show are known to sell out quickly, we highly suggest purchasing tickets as soon as possible. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.zenprovcomedy.com.

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BWIS 2 Sedona Entertainment: Zenprov Comedys “The Alien Monologues”We appreciate the fact that you can’t always plan in advance. And we know that sometimes you’re heading to Sedona without knowing where you’ll spend the night. We think you should still get a deal, even at the last minute.

Visit our mobile site from your smart phone and you’ll see a phone icon at the bottom of the page. When you click on it you’ll find our Sedona hotel Mobile Special. Show that page to our front desk agents to receive your discount. It’s that easy!

We’re not talking about 5%, or even 10%, this is a 15% discount off our standard rate! We don’t offer this rate anywhere but from our mobile site, so even if you’re a last minute kind of person, you’re still a VIP with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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Save Money on an ATV Adventure at the Inn of Sedona

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

“Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” ATV Adventure Package

ATV Sedona Save Money on an ATV Adventure at the Inn of SedonaVisit Sedona, Arizona this spring, stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, and save money on an ATV adventure! If you have always wanted to experience riding an ATV, but never really had the opportunity, here is your chance to save money and experience the fun of exploring the red rocks of Sedona, ATV Style with our “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” ATV adventure package! The Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and Arizona ATV Adventure Tours teamed up to bring you this fun Sedona package. And it’s okay if you don’t have experience on an ATV, Arizona ATV Adventure tours is owned by a nationally certified ATV Safety Instructor who trains all of their guides. You’ll get hands on training before your tour on their custom built ATV training course. Their first priority is your safety, all drivers will be trained and evaluated for safety before the tour begins.

Play Dirty, Sleep Tight
Give new meaning to the term “adventure” on your next trip to Sedona with our new Guided ATV Adventure Package, “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight”. Take an amazing 3 hour ride through the outback of the West Sedona Valley, where over 40 movies have been filmed over the years. With over a hundred miles of trails to choose from, your http://blog.innofsedona.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=241250&action=editguides will customize each tour based on the age, interests and skill levels of the group.

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • “Funtastic” 3 hour guided ATV tour for 2 Adults
  • Package is priced for 2 adults. Please call our Concierge at 800.292.6344 to add children or extra adults
  • Our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle will take you right to their door
  • Full Hot Breakfast each morning
  • To Book this package click here
  • For more information on our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
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Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ

Weekend Events Guide for Sedona, AZ

March 13th – 15th, 2015

tight building IMG 99091 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZThis is the perfect weekend to take a spur of the moment trip to Sedona, AZ! Beautiful weather and fun events are what it is all about this weekend in the red rocks. If you love the blues, Olde Sedona Bar and Grill is the place to be on Friday night when the “Rocking Blues Band” Blues Dawg takes the Stage at 9pm! Saturday is jammed packed, the Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival will be taking place along with Family Archaeology Day at Red Rock State Park, Living History Mountain Man Camp at the V Bar V Heritage Site, Sedona Arts and Crafts Show in West Sedona and legendary guitarist Esteban will be playing at Sound Bites Grill!

Featured Sedona/Verde Valley Weekend Events

Blues Dawg at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill
March 13th, 2015 (9:00 pm)Joe Neri Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ
If you love the blues you do not want to miss the popular rocking blues band – Blues Dawg at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. Blues Dawg is a contemporary electric blues band steeped in the traditions of American blues and roots music, a seasoned and professional band of musicians with decades of performance experience, including most of the venues throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley. There is no cover charge for this event, Olde Sedona is located at 1405 West Highway 89A.  To learn more please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill on Facebook.

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45th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
March 14th, 2015 (10:30 am – 3:00 pm)
St. Patricks.png 2 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZDon’t miss the Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival taking place on and along Jordan Road in Uptown Sedona. Parade entrants include dignitaries and civic, social, cultural and religious organizations with area businesses. The Festival begins immediately following the parade, featuring live entertainment, free children’s and family activities, food booths and a Beer Garden until 3:00 pm. Both are free to attend. For more information on this Sedona Festival please visit the Sedona Main Street Program.

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Family Archeology Day-Saturday
March 14th, 2015 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZLooking for something to do with the whole family that’s not just educational, but fun? Red Rock State Park’s Connections Program will be hosting a Family Archeology Program. The program will consist of two different educational activities. One activity will focus on the science of archeology with a hands on excavation experience in the park’s interpretive ‘dig site’, while the other group will hit the trails for an anthropologically focused educational hike. The Connection Program has been developed for students from first through twelfth grade in order to provide field activities in a natural environment. There is an age limit of 7 years old with an adult for this program. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Living History Mountain Man Camp
March 14th – 15th, 2015 (9:30 am – 3:00 pm)VBarV Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ
Visit a living history Mountain Man Camp at the V Bar V Heritage Site. Learn about the early 1800’s history of this region from the point of view of mountain men who were exploring, fur trapping and trading. See demonstrations of natural hide tanning and learn about native plants and wildlife. See and learn about petroglyphs that were made by over 700 years ago. Red Rock Pass or equivalent required for parking. Passes are $ 5.00 per vehicle and are available at the V Bar V visitor center. For more information please visit the V Bar V Heritage Site.

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Sedona Arts and Crafts Show
Rosey crafts show Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZMarch 14th – 15th, 2015
By attending this event not only do you help support an organization that excels at saving the lives of many wonderful and loving animals, but you also get a chance to see the creations of talented local artists and craftsmen that participate in the show.This event takes place in West Sedona in the front and side parking lot at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill. The events start at 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday.For more details please visit Red Rose Inspiration for Animals.

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Sedona Entertainment – Legendary Guitarist Esteban
March 14th, 2015 (7:00 pm)
Esteban July 2014 682x1024 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZLegendary flamenco/classical style guitarist, Esteban, will be returning as “Artist in Residence” at the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Show Lounge! Esteban has created a special Sedona Dinner Concert with his daughter Teresa Joy and drummer Joe Morris. Show times are Saturday and Monday Evenings at 7:00 pm. Please call 928.282.2713 for more information, tickets, menu details and reservations. Dinner is served in the Celebrity Show Lounge until 11:00 pm and Dinner packages are available. After the show you may visit with Esteban and Teresa Joy for photos and autographs. Visit www.soundbitesgrill.com or www.Estebanmusic.com for further details.

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Stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and take an adventurous guided Pink Jeep Tour into the red rocks, all while saving money!

Sleep n’ Jeep

  • sleepjeepSR 2010 205x1501 Beautiful Fun Filled Weekend Awaits in Sedona, AZ 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Thrilling Two Hour Pink Jeep Broken Arrow Tour for Two Adults. Excitement abounds on this fun-filled four-wheeling two hour adventure that leads you up, on and over the red rocks. You’ll be awestruck by the natural splendor and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down “The Road of No Return”.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Package is priced for two adults. Please call our concierge at 800.282.6344 to add children or extra adults.
  • Book this Sedona Package
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