Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZ

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Have fun with Dad this Weekend in Sedona, AZ!

Sedona AZ.jpg2   Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZPut away those ties, put down the grill tools and surprise your Dad this Father’s Day with some family fun in Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley. Enjoy some family time with Dad this weekend hiking in the red rocks, visiting the wildlife at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, taking a horseback ride, fly fishing, riding a train, or exploring the red rocks in a Pink Jeep! And if your Dad loves the blues, The Bresnan Blues Band will be playing live at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, AZ! Below you will find all the fun things to do with Dad this weekend, our Sedona hotel still has a few rooms available for this weekend but they are going fast! If you would like to stay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona please make your reservation today!

Have a great Father’s Day weekend and above all else have fun with Dad!

Arizona ATV Adventure Tours
ATV Sedona  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZGo on an expertly guided 30 mile ATV tour in the outback of the West Sedona Valley where over 40 movies have been filmed. Arizona ATV Adventures has over a hundred miles of trails to choose from, which allows their guides to customize each tour based on the age, interests and skill levels of the group. You’ll be awestruck by a view of the Verde Valley from the top of Skeleton Bone Mountain! If you are going to be staying at the Inn of Sedona you can save money on this adventure with our “Play Dirty Sleep Tight” Adventure Package.

Take Dad Hiking in the Red Rocks
Bell Rock  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZEarly morning and evening hikes are recommended in the heat of the summer.
Hiking is one of the most popular recreational activities for visitors coming to the red rock region of Sedona, Arizona. Visitors head out to explore the many trails in the Coconino National Forest, Sedona, Verde Valley and trails that explore the Mogollon Rim. You will find trails for beginners through more seasoned, and serious, hikers throughout Sedona, the Coconino National Forest, and the Verde Valley…Read More

Exploring the red rocks with Pink Jeep Tours
Vortex and Views  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZEnjoy the red rock views and excellent service at the Inn of Sedona and delve into the Spiritual and Mystical side of Sedona on a special Pink Jeep tour, all while saving money with the all new “Vortex and Views” Sedona Vacation Package. Pink Jeep’s newest tour will introduce you to one of Sedona’s popular attractions, a vortex! 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.

Guided Moonlight Hike & Lunar Viewing with Telescopes
Friday, June 13th, 2014 (7:00 pm)
Moonlight hike  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZDoes your Dad like to gaze at the stars? Join Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona for a guided moonlight hike followed by lunar viewing after the hike on top of their visitor center, hosted by the Astronomers of Verde Valley. 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 moonrise 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. After the hike join the Astronomers of Verde Valley for a lunar viewing on top of the visitor center. The Astronomers will have telescopes and volunteers to help guide guests though the evening sky! Space is limited and reservations prior to this event are required; please call (928) 282- 6907 to reserve your space. For more information on this special evening please visit Red Rock State Park.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park Sedona Vacation Package200 animals3  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZ
Save money and stay at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona and visit the Wildlife Preserve where large land predators like Lions and Panthers prowl majestically in their natural habitat. Enjoy the “walk-a-bout” tour and take the educational Tram. Experience the Serengeti Safari, traveling on a two-story Hummer or a Mercedes Unimog, to see other animals from the African Plains up close and personal. Feed a Giraffe right from your Safari vehicle! A delightful, all day African Wildlife Adventure this is a truly unique experience and just a 30 minute drive from Sedona.To make reservations or for more information on this Sedona Vacation Package click here.

Horseback Riding in Sedona, Arizona
Horsin Around  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZCowboy Up and experience the beauty of Oak Creek and the amazing views of wine country vistas and wildlife habitats on your next visit to Sedona, Arizona. Our Sedona hotel is proud to partner up with the amazing folks at Horsin’ Around Adventures! We have joined forces to help you save some money on lodging at the Inn of Sedona and have an have an extraordinary guided horseback ride with the friendly, knowledgeable staff at “Horsin’ Around Adventures. Check out our “Horsin’ Around” Vacation Package.

Live Performance – Bresnan Blues Band
Bresnan  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZSaturday, June 14th, 2014 (7:30 pm) Cottonwood, AZ
Don’t miss the Brensan Blues Band live in Cottonwood, AZ. The Bresnan Blues Band presents powerful blues music with influences ranging from traditional blues, 50’s rock and roll, jazz, and classic rock. The band performs high-energy, blues inspired original material, traditional blues classics with a fresh perspective, and blues-ified songs pulled from other genres. This event will take place at the Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th and Main. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.

Sedona Castaway Package
Fly Fishing.JPG 2  Family Fun this Father’s Day Weekend in Sedona, AZThink outside the box when you are planning your Dad’s Father’s Day Weekend! Teach your Dad how to fly fish in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon with Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures. Oak Creek yields great fishing year round with Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout in its pristine pools. Bring your camera, your Arizona fishing license and your licensed guides from Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures will bring the poles and expertise. Stay at our Sedona hotel and save money with our Sedona Castaway Package.

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Save Money on Your Horseback Riding Adventure in Seodna, AZ

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
“Horseback Riding in Sedona, Arizona

tight building IMG 99091 Save Money on Your Horseback Riding Adventure in Seodna, AZCowboy Up and experience the beauty of Oak Creek and the amazing views of wine country vistas and wildlife habitats on your next visit to Sedona, Arizona. Our Sedona hotel is proud to partner up with the amazing folks at Horsin’ Around Adventures! We have joined forces to help you save some money on lodging at the Inn of Sedona and have an have an extraordinary guided horseback ride with the friendly, knowledgeable staff at “Horsin’ Around Adventures.

“Horsin’ Around ” Sedona Adventure Package

  • Horsin Around Save Money on Your Horseback Riding Adventure in Seodna, AZ1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
  • Additional nights  available at a great rate
  • 1.5 hours horseback ride for 2 adults
  • FREE full hot breakfast
  • Complimentary door to door shuttle provided by Horsin’ Around Adventures
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. Please call concierge at 800-292-6344 to add children or extra adults
  • To book this Sedona Vacation Package click here

STANDARD RIDE TIMES

  • May 1st through August 30th
    10:00 am 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm
  • September 1st through April 30th
    10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

 

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Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZ

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour – June 6th, 2014
Jerome Art Walk – June 7th, 2014

First Friday Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZVisit Sedona, Arizona this weekend and enjoy the creations of talented artists at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour taking place tonight, June 6th, and then on Saturday, June 7th, head up Cleopatra hill for the Jerome Art Walk! The Sedona Bluegrass Festival is also taking place this weekend and the “First Friday Gallery Walk” concerts will feature Flagstaff’s own Diamond Down String Band performing at Goldenstein Gallery from 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, and then at the Sedona Arts Center from 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm.

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

Sedona Arts Center
“Through the Lens”Sedona Arts Center Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZ
The Sedona Arts Center is pleased to present “Through the Lens” during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour. Capturing beautiful images through the lens of a camera requires patience, time and a skillful eye. The photographer has his or her own unique perspective on any subject they choose to capture. This becomes their trademark and an interesting look into how they see our world! Come see the world through their eyes in this brilliant and colorful exhibit. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“It’s Good in the Garden”
Goldenstein Gallery Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZGoldenstein Gallery Presents “It’s Good in the Garden”. This stunning exhibition celebrates the astonishing power that art has to transform the atmosphere of our surrounding environment. Glendon Good, Frank Maquette, Cheston Trammel and Dwayne Cranford are among the artists represented in this dazzling show. many new works by renowned artists are featured such as Mike Medow, David DeVary, Marilyn Bos and Shane McDermott. The gallery is honored to host Chamber Music Sedona and the Diamond Down String Band with the Sedona Bluegrass Festival performing at 5:00 pm. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Father Knows Best at Rowe Fine Art GalleryKen Rowe Gallery Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZ
It’s time to celebrate dear ol’ dad when Father’s Day rolls around on June 15th. But what do you get the man who has everything? Ask the experts at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on June 6 during Father Knows Best, a special show that coincides with the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.Surprise dad with a painting or sculpture that will always make him think of you. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Mountain Trails Gallery – Women of the West: Painting and SculptureMountain Trails Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZ
Women of the West: Painting and Sculpture opens with a reception during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tours at Mountain Trails Gallery in the Beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. This Exhibit will be highlighting paintings and sculpture by some of the leading women artists in Arizona as well as the American West.For more information on this event please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
Michael Horse: Painter, Jeweler, Renaissance Man
Turquoise Gallery Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZSedona welcomes the return of popular Native American artist and actor Michael Horse. The Turquoise Gallery has represented Horse since the 1970s and is pleased to unveil his newest ledger art paintings and jewelry pieces. Born on the Pascua Yaqui reservation in southern Arizona, Horse comes from a talented family of jewelers, potters and painters. His sterling silver jewelry is astonishingly detailed, with many pieces harking back to the katsina jewelry made in the 1940s. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
Russ Vogt: With Flying Colors
Lanning Gallery Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZThe Lanning Gallery is pleased to present Russ Vogt: With Flying Colors during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tours. With many unifying themes, an overarching quality of all his work is a vivid, exciting palette. Beginning with his love and appreciation for the natural world, Vogt draws inspiration from rich reality before departing into color choices equally mischievous and provocative. 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 Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZJune 7th, 2014 (5:00 pm – 8:00pm)
Warm, easy nights of June in Jerome will set the perfect mood to welcome art lovers as they stroll the lovely galleries and studios that circle the town from the Old Jerome High School to Made in Jerome Pottery and The Adorn Collection. 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 Gallery Events this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome, AZDid 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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Great Summer Rates and Excellent Views at the Inn of Sedona

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Great Summer Rates, Free Hot Breakfast, Shuttle Service and Excellent Views

tight building IMG 99091 Great Summer Rates and Excellent Views at the Inn of SedonaWe are excited to announce that Sedona, Arizona was recently placed third for Best Summer Weekend Escape, chosen by the readers of 10Best and USA TODAY! All of us at the Inn of Sedona are ready to help make your summer getaway to the red rocks special! With great summer rates, free hot breakfast, complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service, and a wonderful staff, including concierges to help with your planning, now is the perfect time to visit! Enjoy early morning and evening hikes in the red rocks, (we highly recommend Bell Rock Pathway for an easy sunset hike), horseback riding, fly fishing, jeep tours, and more!

Staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona Great Summer Rates and Excellent Views at the Inn of SedonaThe BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona showcases all that Sedona has to offer. The hotel’s award-winning terraced design takes full advantage of its hilltop location with promenade decks all around that allow our guests to enjoy 360 degree red rock views without leaving the hotel. Take a stroll along the sunrise side as the day begins, and take in the views as you have your breakfast. In the evening, stroll over to the west side to watch a spectacular sunset right from the deck, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand.

Last Minute Getaway Mobile Special
website QR code Great Summer Rates and Excellent Views at the Inn of SedonaWe 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.

Sedona Vacation Packages
Save up to 20%
sleepjeepSR 2010 205x1501 Great Summer Rates and Excellent Views at the Inn of SedonaA 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. If you feel like a more customized experience would be best, we can help with that! Call our Concierge Desk 7 days a week to get personalized service to help you create your dream Sedona vacation. See all of our vacation packages here.

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New Photo Safari Jeep Tours Offered in Sedona, Arizona

New Photography Tours in Sedona, Arizona
See Top Sedona Photo Destinations with Pink Jeep Tours and Susie Reed

submarine pano c susie reed New Photo Safari Jeep Tours Offered in Sedona, ArizonaSedona’s beautiful landscapes are a draw for photographers near and far who now have a fun, quick way to get to some of the area’s best photography locations on two new exclusive photo safaris with Pink Jeep Tours and acclaimed photographer Susie Reed. To celebrate the establishment of these tours they’re being offered for the first time on June 21st and July 6th, 2014

They’ve been designed especially for photographers who will be driven over rocks and boulders and up rugged dirt roads to some hard reach spots where spectacular photo opportunities abound. These safaris are unlike any other Pink Jeep tours. They include different combinations of destinations and longer stops than regular their tours, which is advantageous for photographers who like to take their time shooting. Plus for those who want, Reed will provide useful photo tips and techniques that can help photographers of all levels improve.

These special tours will depart from Pink Jeep Tours at 204 Hwy 89A in Uptown. Both are sunset tours. On June 21st, from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the “Sedona Majestic Landscapes Photography Tour” will go up the Mogollon Rim and Broken Arrow to Submarine Rock, Mushroom Rock and the stunning surrounding area. Then on July 6th, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the “Sedona Canyons & Spires Photography Tour” will take people to shoot picturesque red rock canyons and breathtaking soaring spires at Vultee Arch, Rattlesnake Point and other picturesque locations in Sedona’s beautiful high desert outback.

susie reed pic 2014 New Photo Safari Jeep Tours Offered in Sedona, ArizonaBefore both tours Reed is offering an optional Landscape Photography Basics workshop where she’ll explain creative and technical aspects of a good photo shoot, recommend camera settings, share tips for composition, shooting landscapes, panoramas, HDR and more. Workshops will be at the Gandolfo’s Studio at 220 Goodrow Lane in West Sedona on June 4th from 1:15pm to 3:45 pm and June 7th from 1:45pm to 3:15 pm. People do not need to take a tour to attend.

Fine art and commercial photographer Susie Reed has over 30 years experience behind the camera. Her work has been in major museums and galleries including the De Young Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum and the International Museum of Photography. In Sedona her beautiful photos are at celebrated Goldenstein Gallery, the Enchantment Resort and Forest Service Visitor Centers. She’s a popular teacher and speaker who’s done both for camera clubs, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, Sedona Arts Center and Sedona Photofest, where she was also director of their photo competition.

 Photo safaris and workshops are open to all levels of photographers. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. To book workshops and tours, get prices or further information call 928-204-5856 or visit www.susiereedphotos.com.

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2014 new1 New Photo Safari Jeep Tours Offered in Sedona, Arizona At the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona we strive for excellence in the guest experience. To that end we have worked hard to be a leader in the conservation consciousness of our beautiful city. Not only is the Inn of Sedona considered Green Lodging by our local “We Value the Verde” community but we are certified green by the AZH&LA as well as listed by TripAdvisor as a Bronze level Green Partner. We are always looking for ways to improve on these accolades and will continue to do so as we move forward.

 

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2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

Red Rock State Park
Moonlight Hikes, Bird Walks, History, and Yavapai-Apache Nation
June 2014

Red Rock State Park1 2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaRed Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events, presentations and guided hikes in store for you this June! Take a leisurely bird or nature walk, enjoy a guided and informative Moonlight hike followed by lunar viewing on top of the visitor center and more! Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day also takes place June 21st, and features three dance troupes; the Gourd Dancers, Bird Dancers, and Crown Dancers whom will perform throughout the day

Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (7:00 am)Red Rock State Park 2 2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 9:00 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 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaEvery Day at 9:00 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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Guided Moonlight Hike & Lunar Viewing with Telescopes
June 13th, 2014 (7:00 pm)
Moonlight hike 2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaJoin Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona for a guided moonlight hike followed by lunar viewing after the hike on top of our visitor center, hosted by the Astronomers of Verde Valley. 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 moonrise 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. After the hike join the Astronomers of Verde Valley for a lunar viewing on top of the visitor center. The Astronomers will have telescopes and volunteers to help guide guests though the evening sky! Space is limited and reservations prior to this event are required; please call (928) 282- 6907 to reserve your space. For more information on this special evening please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day
Yavapai Apache Nation1 2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaJune 21st, 2014 (10:30 am – 3:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park is proud to host this Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day. The event will include three dance troupes; the Gourd Dancers, Bird Dancers, and Crown Dancers whom will perform throughout the day. There will also be several craft vendors, fresh fry bread, and guest speakers representing the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Though there is no reservation fee for this event parking is limited. Entry fees for Red Rock State Park are as follows:$5.00 per adult (14 and up), $3.00 per youth (7-13), and free for children (0- 6). Donations are suggested. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Salt Procurement & Ritual Lecture
June 22nd, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Salt Procurement Ritual Lecture 2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaJoin Red Rock State Park in welcoming Todd Bostwick, Senior Research Archeologist for Paleo West Archeology in Phoenix and the Director of Archeology for the Verde Valley Archeology Center in Camp Verde. Todd Bostwick will speak about the prehistory salt mining in what is now known as Camp Verde. Todd will discuss the discovery of prehistoric mining operation by the Sinagua people and how the rare-valuable item led many dangerous journeys across the Southwest through sacred lands associated with the Salt Woman deity. Please call ahead (928. 282.6907 to reserve your space; the program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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tight building IMG 99091 2014 June Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaA 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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Inn of Sedona 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2014 en US large 15972 5 Inn of Sedona 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceAll of us at Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona are pleased to announce that we have received another TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

We would like to thank all of our guest who have taken the time to write a review for us on TripAdvisor. We read all of our reviews thoroughly and listen to the suggestions offered for improvement and make sure to keep up the things that you let us know made your trip excellent.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“We are very pleased to receive another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence” said Elizabeth McIntire, GM of the Inn of Sedona. “We work hard to offer our guests a memorable stay in Sedona and this proves that our hard work is translating into positive reviews and a better guest experience.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

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2014 Sedona, Arizona Bluegrass Festival in June

Chamber Music Sedona
8th Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival
June 3rd – 8th, 2014

It’s that time of year again, when the sounds of bluegrass fill the red rocks! The 8th Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival presented by Chamber Music Sedona will be taking place from June 3rd – 8th, featuring five days of bluegrass activities including 2 days of concerts, a bluegrass barbecue, a very special movie presented by the Sedona International Film Festival and more. The Bluegrass Festival is part of “Sedona Arts Week”.

Sedona Bluegrass 2014 Sedona, Arizona Bluegrass Festival in JuneCome and enjoy Bluegrass from many different perspectives with Darol Anger, arguably one of today’s best bluegrass violinists; Peter Rowan, a legend in the Bluegrass world; The Furies with their mythical, magical, musical mayhem; Laurie Lewis, Bluegrass’ leading female guitarist; Tom Rozum with his gifted mandolin and versatile vocals; Ben Sollee who is breaking new ground with his cello; Yugchen Lhamo, Tibet’s reigning vocalist; The Sonoran Dogs with their amazing improvizations on the traditional bluegrass style; and Pick & Holler with their high energy old timey originals. – Chamber Music Sedona website.

Bluegrass Festival Schedule of Events

June 3rd (2:00 pm)
Spirited Creativity Exploration
Bring your instruments, your voice and your stories and jam with Michael Miles and foremost fiddler Darol Anger. Hear their stories of how their music developed and led to a whole new genre of American music. Experienced musicians as well as ordinary music lovers are invited. Tickets are $35. This event takes place at the Sedona Public Library at 2:00 pm. To purchase tickets please visit the Sedona Cultural Collaborative.

June 4th (6:30 pm)
Sedona Cinema – “Then There’s Mike and Darol”
The longtime friendship shared by two of the acoustic string worlds most respected artists will be the focal point of “Then There’s Mike and Darol” Darol Anger will be here to introduce the film and host a Q&A discussion following the screening. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

June 5th (5:00 – 7:30 pm)
Bluegrass Picnic BBQ
Join friends for a delicious evening of bluegrass and food on the lawn at the beautiful Segner Ranch in Oak Creek. Bring your lawn chair and a blanket for this picnic where you will experience great BBQ and fabulous Bluegrass while lounging on the lawn surrounded by the red rocks of Munds Canyon. Tickets are $70. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Chamber Music Sedona.

June 6th (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Bluegrass in the Galleries – Free Event
First Friday Gallery Walk concerts will feature Flagstaff’s own Diamond Down String Band performing at Goldenstein Gallery from 5-6:15pm, and then Sedona Arts Center from 6:545-8pm.

June 7th & 8th
Bluegrass Festival Concerts
Come and enjoy two afternoons of great Bluegrass in this spectacular setting on the bank of Oak Creek in the heart of Sedona. Passes for this festival range from $40 – $80. For more information on this Sedona event or to purchase tickets please visit Chamber Music Sedona.

The Illuminate Film Festival and the Sedona PhotoFest will also be taking place during Sedona Arts Week. For information about money saving passports that will give you access to many of the Arts Week activities please visit The Sedona Cultural Collaborative.

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tight building IMG 99091 2014 Sedona, Arizona Bluegrass Festival in JuneA 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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Remember All Those Who Have Served this Memorial Day Weekend

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Remembering All Those Who Have Served our Great Nation

Memorial Day1 Remember All Those Who Have Served this Memorial Day WeekendAll of us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona are honored and grateful to live in the United States of America. This great nation of liberty and freedom has come at a heavy price. This weekend remember to honor all those who have served, and their families. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may have our freedom. No words could ever come close to expressing our gratitude to the men and women in the military forces of the United States.

“Our Debt to the Heroic Men and Valiant Women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices”. - President Harry S Truman

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Special Big Screen Premiere of “Richard II” in Sedona, AZ

Sedona International Film Festival
High-Definition Premiere of “Richard II”
May 26th, 2014

Richard II teaser Special Big Screen Premiere of Richard II in Sedona, AZThere will be a lot of early morning and evening hiking, biking and sightseeing in Sedona on Memorial Day, but what about something to do in the afternoon? Well if you are a fan of Shakespeare there is going to be a very special showing of William Shakespeare’s renowned play “Richard II” on the big-screen at the Mary D. Fisher Theater at 2:00 pm! If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona we will be more than happy to drop you off at this special screening in our complementary “About Town” Sedona guest shuttle.

Royal Shakespeare Company – “Richard II”

Back by popular demand, the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, “Richard II”, hits the big screen in the United States. The company is delighted to be bringing back this 2013 sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

“A lucid and gripping account of Richard II. David Tennant is in splendid form here. In his gorgeous, gold-embroidered robes, this Richard is wrapped in the mystique of medieval majesty.”The Independent

This special screening takes place at the Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona, Arizona at 2:00 pm. Tickets for this event are $15 or $12.50 for Film Festival Members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928.282.1177. To purchase tickets online click here. For more information please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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

new shuttle Special Big Screen Premiere of Richard II in Sedona, AZDid 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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