Experience Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ

Out of Africa Wildlife Park Sedona Vacation Package

1956675 658260454210790 288212157 o Experience Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZWhat? You haven’t visited the wonderful wildlife and staff at Out of Africa Wildlife Park? Really? You haven’t given giraffe treats to Kibo or received wonderful giraffe kisses? You haven’t met the Ostrich “Chili-Pepper”, who has full reign of the Serengeti preserve, or seen the African lion Lazarus whose ferocious roar displays his dominance and his desire to impress the three lion girls next door? You haven’t even experienced the awe and wonder of the big cats playing in the pool during “Tiger Splash”? Wow, are you missing out! Let’s change that! It’s fall and the weather is beautiful in the Verde Valley. Now is the time to take advantage of one of our most popular Sedona Vacation Package that includes a discounted rate for lodging at our Sedona hotel and two tickets to see all the wonderful wildlife above, including “Jericho” (Southern White Rhinoceros), at Out of Africa Wildlife Park!

Our Out of Africa Adventure Sedona Vacation Package

As you can tell we are really big fans of Out of Africa Wildlife park, which is why we are so proud to be able to offer you this Sedona Vacation Package! If you would like to see some of our pictures of Out of Africa Wildlife Park click here.

  • 200 animals3 Experience Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Two Adult Tickets to Out of Africa Wildlife Park
  • FREE Full Hot Breakfast
  • All Packages are priced for Two Adults. Please call concierge at 800.292.6344 for children or extra adults.
  • Additional nights available at prevailing rates without amenities of the package
  • 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.
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General Admission Includes: African Bush Safari, The Wildlife Preserve, Tiger Splash, The Wonders of Wildlife Show, The Giant Snake Show, Predator Feed

For those of you who may not know, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is not a zoo, it is a place like no other, were you can see hundreds of animals from all over the world in their natural habitat along with wonderful and exciting educational attractions that get you up close and learning about the wonderful animals that live there. Out of Africa is known for their commitment to wildlife and serves as a safe haven for the animals they have rescued over the years.

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Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!

2014 Sedona Arts Festival

October 11th and 12th, 2014

Sedona Arts Festival Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!The much anticipated 2014 Sedona Arts Festival will be taking place this coming weekend October 11th – 12th, at the Sedona Red Rock High School. The Sedona Arts Festival has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and attendees. 125 artists from across the United States will be showcasing their exquisite work against Sedona’s stunning red rock backdrop.

Enjoy a wide variety of artistic creations in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Photography, Drawing and much more! There is also a popular KidZone, where children have a blast creating their own masterpiece while you shop! And if you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona our Complimentary”About Town” Sedona Shuttle will be more than happy to drop you off at the festival and pick you up when you are ready to return.

The 2014 Guest Gallery Featured International Artist Porfirio Gutierrez

Porfirio Gutierrez 2 Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!The Mexican Village of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, gave Porfirio Gutierrez his start in life. Porfirio, in turn, is determined to give Teotitlan its future. As the center of Zapotec culture and weaving traditions, Teotitlan produces many of the hand loomed wool goods commonly associated with Mexican exports. While the tourist industry supports weavers in the village, it is also the source of environmental and economic conflicts that keep the community from advancing its health and well-being.

With an eye to the future and roots firmly in the past, Porfirio is blending Zapotec-inspired patterns with his eco-conscious sensibility, producing striking tapestries and other fine weavings. The range of styles he achieves in his work brings new meaning to the idea of organic design: both his materials and his methods have evolved to blend effortlessly with contemporary California style…Read More about this artist by visiting the Sedona Arts Festival Website.

For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Arts Festival.Ticket prices at the gate are: Adults $10, Senior/Students: $9, Children 12 and under are FREE. Entry Fee supports the Sedona Arts Festival’s Scholarship and Arts Education Programs.

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival
Special Rate is available for stays from October 17th through October 26th, 2014

Sedona Plein Air Festival Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!Stay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2014 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place from October 18th – 25th, 2014. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!

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Step Up Your “Wing” Game with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

Schoolhouse Journals October 2014

By Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

Christopher Dobrowolski Step Up Your Wing Game with Chef Christopher DobrowolskiAhhh… here we are again in the midst of my family’s favorite time of the year. Leaves are changing right along with the weather and in Northern Arizona we are getting our first taste of fall with a slight chill in the air. This month we’re going to talk about a couple of things that have been hot in the food industry and hit close to home at the Schoolhouse.

Upscale comfort food has been growing at an amazing pace. While comfort food itself has been around a long time, chefs are really starting to jazz it up. Mac and cheese just isn’t the same as Mamma made, and there is an ever growing catalog of “what else can we put in it”! At the Schoolhouse we keep it simple by using a little brie and white cheddar and finishing it with some Black Garlic that explodes with Umami (we will discuss this later). Add some five spice braised pot roast and some crispy purple kale and WOW, the flavors explode.

Wings are making a comeback again this year. Chefs are really taking it outside the box. The difference isn’t only with the basic chicken as the wow item, chefs have added duck wings, and yes, pork wings also. Now I know pigs don’t fly, but duck and pork wings are gaining huge ground because of their low cost. You probably won’t see the basic hot, hotter or rip your face off hot, like you did with chicken, since there are so many things you can do with them.

Now to get back to the funny word I used earlier, Umami. You can be mad at your parents and teachers for telling you there were only 4 basic tastes that your taste buds could recognize. Umami is the 5th basic flavor sense your buds recognize and it represents savory taste through glutamate receptors. Umami is naturally found in a number of foods including, shell fish, cured meats, mushrooms, fermented cheeses and some vegetables. Now that you know what it is I’m going to give you a recipe for our Black Garlic~Dr. Pepper Wings so you can experience the true depth of Umami.

Step up your “Wing” Game with Dr. Pepper Black Garlic Wings

Ingredients2Schoolhouse Wings Step Up Your Wing Game with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

  • 2 Pounds fresh (not ever frozen) Chicken Wings
  • 20oz Dr. Pepper Soda
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Siriracha Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Gluten free Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • I Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • I Sassafras Stick
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Garlic Puree (Amazon)

Directions
Combine Worcestershire, Ketchup, sriracha, Dr. Pepper, Fresh garlic, black pepper, paprika, sassafras stick, and black garlic puree. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until it’s thick, about 30-40 minutes. Set sauce aside while you prepare wings. Fry wings at 350 degrees until they are golden brown and cooked through, 10-12 minutes. Drain wings on a few paper towels and then toss wings in cola sauce. Serve with napkins!

Thank you for reading my jabber. I look forward to writing November’s Journal so I can give you a “recipe for success” for your Turkey Day!

Best regards, Chris Dobrowolski, Schoolhouse Restaurant

Schoolhouse 3 Step Up Your Wing Game with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

 

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2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Guided Moonlight Hike, Geology Hike, Bird Walks and Watercolor Class

Sedona Moon.jpg2  2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkAutumn has arrived in Sedona, Arizona! Oak Creek Canyon is now open, cooler weather and crisp blue skies greet our visitors and Red Rock State Park is in full fall swing offering both their Guided Moonlight Hike and Geology Hike in October. And of course, they will still be offering their Bird Walks and Nature Hikes. Cathy Stedman will also be at the park for the first day of a workshop series on the basics of watercolor painting.

Red Rock State Park – Guided Moonlight Hike
October 8th, 2014Moonlight hike 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park (5:00 pm)
The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas.The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Reservations are required, please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. A $5.00 reservation fee is required as well as an entry fee upon arrival. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

Sedona Guided Geology Hike
October 12th, 2014 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkJoin 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. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Intermediate Watercolor Class
Water color 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkOctober 18th, 2014 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)
Join Sedona watercolor artist Cathy Stedman for a 4 hour watercolor class at Red Rock State Park. Course costs $50 per person per workshop, with an intimate class size of only 12 students. Course fee includes park admission, all art materials, and instruction. Each day’s workshop will feature a theme (Red Rocks, Fall Colors). Please register early: registration is first come, first served. To register please call 928 282.6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park. There will be another class available on November 15th, 2014.

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Guided Bird Walk
Red Rock State Park 2 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkEvery Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 7:00 am and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Grand Canyon Experience Tour (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Save 20% on the package
  • Save up to 15% on additional nights
  • Grand Canyon 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkThis Pink Jeep Tour is both educational and entertaining on this day-long adventure in a world famous Pink Jeep Luxury coach. Visit the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Marvel at the majestic vista from several vantage points along the South Rim. Departure from and return to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.
  • Free Full Hot Breakfast Daily
  • Package is priced for two adults. Please call our concierge at 800.282.6344 to add children or extra adults.
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Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZ

Enjoy these Fall Festivals and Celebrations this Weekend in the Verde Valley!

Fall Fest at Slide Rock, Ales on Rails, Clarktoberfest, and Sedona Book Festival

Sedona AZ.jpg2  Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZWow, the weather forecast for Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley is looking great for this weekend. To accompany the great weather “Ales on Rails” at the Verde Canyon Railroad, “Fall Fest” at Slide Rock State Park, and the Clarktoberfest all take place this weekend as well! For all you avid readers and inspiring authors the Sedona Book Festival will also be taking place. See below for more information on these highlighted festivals and events, if you would like to see all the fun things to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley please visit our Events Page for Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley! Have a great weekend!

Fall Fest at Slide Rock State Park
October 4th, 2014 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)Fall Fest 21 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZ
Don’t miss the Annual Fall Fest at Slide Rock State Park! The Park’s history comes alive as it celebrates ‘Homecoming at the Homestead’ with the original apple sorting machine in action, along with talks, live music, demonstrations and exhibits in the 1932 apple packing shed. Featuring the annual bake sale and silent action. Your state park entry fee gets you into this event. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Slide Rock State Park.

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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad - Clarkdale, AZ
October 2nd – 5th, 2014 (Starting at 11:00 am)
ales1 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZDon’t miss “Ales on Rails” every Thursday through Sunday in October at the Verde Canyon Railroad. The fun starts at the depot on those day at 11:00 am! Even the railroads beer, brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudels are dancing the polka. Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without a wide selection of flavorful beers and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. They showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts; an array of flavors to match the pageantry of color that awaits in the Canyon. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets aboard the train that departs at 1:00 pm please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Clarktoberfest – Clarkdale, AZ
Clarktoberfest Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZOctober 4th, 2014 (12:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Clarkdale’s Entertainment District will be hoppin’ on Saturday!, Main Street will be blocked off in the Historic Business District between 9th and 10th Street. A beer garden, wine area, food, arts and crafts booths, live music will make this a day-long destination for locals and visitors alike. Featured entertainment: Izzies, Janice Paul Combo and Cooper State Collective.

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2014 Sedona Book Festival
October 4th, 2014 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
sedonabookfestival Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZThe 2014 Sedona Book Festival will be held at the Sedona Elks Lodge, says Joe Neri, founder and organizer of this popular annual event to celebrate books and reading, and sponsored by The Well red Coyote bookstore. As in previous years, the Festival will be an all-day event, featuring local and regional authors, publishers, organizations and others affiliated with books and reading. There will also be author presentations throughout the day. For more information please visit The Well Red Coyote.

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tight building IMG 99091 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome

Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour and Jerome Art Walk

October 3rd and 4th, 2014

First Friday Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome

The beautiful blue skies and cooler weather of Autumn have arrived in Sedona, Arizona along with some very cool art exhibitions taking place this coming Friday, October 3rd, during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour and on October 4th at the Jerome Art Walk. This is one weekend in the red rocks you don’t want to miss!

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during Sedona’s 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
October 3rd, 2014

Sedona Arts Center
“3Ds: Diverse, Dimensional & Dramatic”Sedona Arts Center Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
The Sedona Arts Center is pleased to present there October exhibit “3Ds: Diverse, Dimensional & Dramatic”. Experience diverse media, dimensional wall and pedestal art as well as dramatic creations by Dennis Ott (Ceramics), Joanne Hiscox (Mixed media/Glass) Shirley Eichten Albrecht (Fiber/Sculpture), Shermane Frei (Fine Crafts), Dee Durkee (Fiber Vessels) and Sue Horine (Jewelry). For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“10th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show”
Goldenstein Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeJoin the Goldenstein Gallery for their very popular “Cowboys and Indians Show”. This highly anticipated celebration of the American West has received international acclaim including being featured multiple years in the prestigious Cowboys and Indians Magazine. Showcasing internationally renowned contemporary Native American and Western Artists, it is deeply rooted in tradition yet flourishes with new innovative styles that capture the imaginations of today. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
“Stories in Stone” at Rowe GalleryKen Rowe Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
Don’t miss “Stories in Stone” at Rowe Gallery! Native American stone sculptor Alvin Marshall presents his continuing story – preserving the heritage of Navajo people and culture. His speaking stones share Navajo traditions and lore – translated through artist and stone. Experience Navajo ‘beauty way’ as Marshall reveals the stories in his sculptures. The gallery is located in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
The Colors of Autumn at Mountain Trails Gallery
Mountain Trails Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeMountain Trails Gallery located in the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village celebrates “The Colors of Autumn”! Colorful and vibrant paintings by the gallery’s award-winning landscape and still-life painters will be on exhibition. Throughout Sedona and Red Rock County during October, a selection of these artists will be participating in workshops, painting demonstrations, and the 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, so opportunities to meet artists and watch them as they create new works of art will be abundant. For more information on this event please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Tradition: John MacLeod and Escalante Rugs”"
Turquoise Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeThis new October exhibition highlights both John MacLeod’s magnificent recreations of ceremonial Native American war shirts and Escalante’s impressive selection of hand-woven rugs and pillows from top Zapotec Indian weavers. John MacLeod, will be at the exhibition’s opening to meet visitors and describe his traditional techniques and inspiration. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
“Brilliant Hues: Randi Solin Glass & Mark Gould Paintings”Lanning Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
Color and more color are the defining characteristics of this October exhibition at the Lanning Gallery! Two award-winning artists are celebrated in this colorful exhibition Randi Solin (Glass) & Mark Gould “Paintings”. Both artists are coming to town to attend the opening artists’ reception. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
Jerome Art Walk1 Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeOctoberr 4th, 2014 (5:00 pm – 8:00pm)
Twenty-five galleries and studios will be welcoming visitors with beautiful art, music and refreshments. From blown glass to lovely jewelry, there is a treasure to be found for everyone! From the working studios of The Old Jerome High School to the lovely pottery of Made in Jerome, the true handmade Jerome touch is everywhere. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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tight building IMG 99091 Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival

Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival

Special Rate is available for stays from October 17th through October 26th, 2014

Sedona Plein Air Festival Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air FestivalStay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2014 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place from October 18th – 25th, 2014. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!

10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 18th – 25th, 2014
Plein Air Festival is a celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes of 30 of the finest plein air painters in the country. The week long festival will feature these painters all over town,on the streets, trail-heads, creeks and vistas, capturing the beauty of the Sedona area on canvas. “En pleinair,” French for “in the open air,” is a spontaneous art form with artists creating outdoors, responding to the immediacy of the moment and reflecting the excitement of the changing light, weather conditions and deepening shadows on canvas. For more information visit Sedona Plein Air Festival.

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Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

Slide Rock State Park Fall Festival

“Homecoming at the Homestead”

October 4th, 2014

Fall Fest 2  Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

Fall is creeping into the red rocks of Sedona bringing cool crisp air, beautiful blue skies and of course the Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park. “Homecoming at the Homestead” is the theme for this year’s festival taking place on October the 4th, 2014. From watching the original apple sorting machine in action to informative and entertaining talks, from special kids activities to live music, there is something to enjoy for everyone in your family. Oh yeah, and you don’t want to miss the annual bake sale and raffle! I am sure you can find a tasty goody or two!

You are welcome to arrive at the park early and bring a picnic for your family to enjoy while you are exploring, learning and having some good old fashion fun at the park. Due to the late frost last April there is no apple crop, but what the park is lacking in apples this year it makes up for in fun!

Highlighted Festival Events

  • Arizonan guitarist singer songwriter, Jack Wilden will be playing in the Apple shed over lunch and again in the afternoon during the Festival.
  • Bring your binoculars and head up for a close up look at the birds of Slide Rock State Park. Dena Greenwood will give a talk titled ‘Birds of Slide Rock State Park- “How I 1st fell in love with birding” from 9:30 am – 10:00 am and lead a bird-walk from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
  • Patty West will lead a wild plant walk at 10:30 am. Meet Patty at the shed for a fun and informative walk in the park to explore the wild side of Slide Rock State Park.
  • Slide Rock State Parks’ homestead history comes alive with the park’s own, Kathy Pendley Shaw who will present a talk and demonstrate the original apple sorting machine.
  • Story teller and musician, Tony Norris will capture the spirit of Oak Creek Canyon in story and song.

This festival is extremely popular with locals and visitors, we highly suggest arriving to the park early. Your State Park entry fee will get you into this event. for more information please visit the Friends of Slide Rock State Park on Facebook. We hope to see your there!

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BWIS 2  Annual Fall Festival at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZAll of us here at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona are looking forward to the Fall season! Along with all the great events and festivals, the weather is close to picture perfect, the town is a buzz with activity, and our guests are out hiking and biking the red rocks!

Fall, in our opinion is also one of the best times to enjoy Out of Africa Park, the Verde Canyon Railroad and tours with Pink Jeep and Arizona ATV Adventures. With that in mind we wanted to highlight our most popular Fall Sedona Vacation Packages, click here to save money at the Inn of Sedona!

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Outdoor Family Fun at Verde River Day this Weekend

Verde River Day in Cottonwood, AZ

September 27th, 2014

Verde River Days Outdoor Family Fun at Verde River Day this WeekendHave some outdoor family fun at Dead Horse Ranch State Park during Verde River Day taking place this coming Saturday, September 27th, 2014! The activities on Verde River Day promote preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde River’s riparian habitat. Enjoy some quality time with the family while enjoying fishing, canoeing and live entertainment.

The Celebration begins at 9:00 am with activities, nature based exhibits, a variety of live animals, canoe rides (with or without assistance), sandcastle building and of course fishing for catfish in the lagoon! We also highly suggest taking a nature hike, along the river, where you will find beautiful large Cottonwoods. My family, enjoys hiking the Forest Loop Trail, part of the Ditch Trail and we usually end the day with the Verde River Greenway Trail. If you would like to learn more about the park or this special family event please visit the Dead Horse Ranch State Park website.  Hope to see you there!

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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tight building IMG 99091 Outdoor Family Fun at Verde River Day this WeekendA 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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Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

Our Sedona Hotel now offers 3 Different Pink Jeep Adventure Packages!

pink jeep Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona

It is no secret, Pink Jeep Tours is a guest favorite when it comes to exploring the red rocks of Sedona and for guided tours to the Grand Canyon! Our Sedona Hotel now offers three different Pink Jeep Adventure Packages that save you 20% or more! Stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and choose a tour for two adults from three of our favorites; Broken Arrow Tour, Vortex Tour or Grand Canyon Experience. The choice is yours! See below for more details.

Sedona’s Vortex and Views (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Vortex and Views Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona2.5 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.
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. Please call concierge at 800-292-6344 to add children or extra adults.
  • Your Vortex guide will pick you up at the hotel
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • Book this Sedona Package

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Sleep n’ Jeep (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • sleepjeepSR 2010 205x1501 Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of Sedona 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.
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Grand Canyon Experience Tour (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Save 20% on the package
  • Save up to 15% on additional nights
  • Grand Canyon Pink Jeep Tour Adventure Packages at the Inn of SedonaThis Pink Jeep Tour is both educational and entertaining on this day-long adventure in a world famous Pink Jeep Luxury coach. Visit the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Marvel at the majestic vista from several vantage points along the South Rim. Departure from and return to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.
  • Free Full Hot Breakfast Daily
  • 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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