Live Show: Vortex of Love in Sedona, AZ

Zenprov Comedy: Vortex of Love

February 13th, 2016

vortex-of-love-posterVisit Sedona, Arizona on Valentine’s weekend and kick off the romantic holiday with laughter, after all isn’t laughter the ultimate aphrodisiac! Join Zenprov Comedy for the spectacular love fest of funny in the “Vortex of Love” on February 13th, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 7:30 pm!

If you’ve never attended one of their live performances before, Zenprov Comedy is similar to the popular improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The troupe performs fast-paced games and scenes created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or prepared ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice.

“The audience is half our show,” said Derek Dujardin, director of the troupe. “For this Valentine’s Day performance, we’re going to focus a lot on love and relationships. We might interview a couple for five minutes on how they met and fell in love. Then re-play their love story as a science fiction film, a Western movie, and finally as a corporate training video.”

The group has added a whole new repertoire of improvise games, including “Improvised Love Poems,” “Silent Movie Dubbing”, and their own twisted version of the “Dating Game” that uses famous historical figures, in-animate objects, and zoo animals as contestants.

Ticket for this show are $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show. This one-night-only performance is expected to sell out so please purchase tickets early. You can purchase tickets online at the Sedona International Film Festival website or in person at Mary Fisher box office.

If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and will be attending this event, take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle that will drop you off at the theatre and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel (last shuttle pick up is at 9:30 pm)

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

Did 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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Tom Frye Live in Sedona, AZ

Live Performance of “Tru” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre

January 22nd – 24th, 2016

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While you are visiting Sedona, AZ this weekend don’t miss your chance to see acclaimed actor Tom Frye live at the Mary D. Fishere theatre when he stars in “Tru” — the one-man show about the life of the late Truman Capote! There will be three performances on the Goldenstein Stage from January 22nd – 24th. Tickets for this funny and poignant show are only $15 for general admission and $13 for Film Festival members and students. All tickets also include a meet-and-greet with Tom Frye in the lobby after the show! Purchase your tickets today at the Sedona International Film Festival website.

If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and are planning on attending this event, take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle that will drop you off at the Theatre and pick you up when you are ready to return to the hotel (shuttle pick up runs until 9:30).

More About the Show

“Tru” explores the life and times of Truman Capote through his own words. Frye revives the role originally directed by the author Jay Presson Allen.

Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, “Tru” takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment during the week before Christmas 1975. An excerpt from Capote’s infamous novel “Answered Prayers” has recently been published in Esquire and the author’s friends, recognizing their characters as thinly veiled versions of themselves, have turned their backs on the man they once considered a close confidant.

Alone and hurting, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol and chocolate truffles while musing about his checkered life and career. It was a turning point for Capote, who died in 1984, as he began the downward spiral from literary celebrity to the alcoholic and addict who made a fool of himself on talk shows. He reflects on this in the play as well as his life in general, making for a funny, poignant, and compelling drama.

For more information showtimes or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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2016 “Winter Wonderful” hotel special at the Inn of Sedona

  • 2IOS (2)Special Rate Valid January 6th – 27th, 2016
  • Save $20 to $40 per night
  • Reservations must be made by phone, directly with the hotel – 928.282.3072 or 800.292.6344.
  • FREE full hot breakfast
  • Warm cider available in the lobby to ward off any winter chill.
  • Make your reservations now, like snow in Sedona, this offer won’t last long!
  • For more information on our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona!
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Upcoming Festivals in Sedona, AZ

Upcoming February and March Festival in Sedona, Arizona

The Sedona Marathon,  Sedona Film Festival, Mountain Bike Festival, Yoga Festival, Pecan and Wine Festival and More!

2FEB Festivals

WOW, is the only word that describes February and March in the red rocks of Sedona, AZ! If you like testing your endurance and strength or hob-knobbing with celebrities while taking in some great movies or if you love to mountain bike, strike your warrior pose on the red rocks or sample the great taste and flavors of the Verde Valley, then February and March is the perfect time for your visit to the red rocks. I’m not kidding, book your room and check out all the festivals below. (If you are interested in staying at our Sedona hotel during these festival months please make your reservations as soon as possible, our rooms are going fast!) Make your reservation today at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona!

February and March Festivals
To see all the events and entertainment taking place during the festivals please visit out Sedona Events Page

11th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 6th, 2016
Registration Fees
1416520861The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event. Spectators, supporters and participants will also be treated to an Event Expo. The community of Sedona features artists, and live performers that will inspire and entertain both locals and visitors alike. To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 12th – 14th, 2016
Tickets: $129 per person
Choclovers-rezweb_giftcard1-300x300This delectable affair is one of the most popular Verde Canyon Railroad events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature. the confectionary celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Fruit, pretzels and marshmallows are ready to be dunked into free-flowing chocolate fountains. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery of the Verde Canyon viewed from the comfort of a train. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website.

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The 22nd Annual Sedona International Film Festival
February 20th – 28th, 2016
Purchase Passes here
2016 film festJoin filmmakers, celebrities, industry guests and film buffs from all around the world as Sedona takes center stage with its biggest celebration of film yet! From features to shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films!  Already recognized by filmmakers and audiences as one of the top festivals in the nation (and named the “Fest to Impress” by MovieMaker Magazine), the 2016 edition will continue a tradition of honoring those motivated by passion for their art and driven by a love for making timely, moving and important films. For more information or to purchase passed please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Sedona Mountain Bike Festival
March 4th – 6th, 2016logoBsize
Passes: $50 and up
The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is a 3 day mountain bike celebration that will include a Main Expo/Festival area at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Village, Bike Demos, Shuttled Rides, a Beer Garden, great Bands and more! Sedona’s average temperature in March is 65 degrees and with over 200 miles of single-track trails, it’s the perfect biker destination. For more information and to stay up to date and in the loop please visit the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival.

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Sedona Yoga Festival
March 10th – 13th, 2016
Ticket/Passes:  www.sedonayogafestival.com
Sedona YogaSYF provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with 3 days and 3 nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy medicine in the undisputed spiritual center of the American West. The 4th Annual Sedona Yoga Festival will be held at a single conference venue, the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock For more informatioin or to purchases passes to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Yoga Festival.

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46th Annual Sedona St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
March 12th, 2016
St PatricksThe fun kicks off at 10:30 am with the festive parade that starts at Jordan Historical Park and proceeds south on Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. The St. Patrick’s parade is popular and we highly suggest showing up a little early and picking your place along the route to watch. The Festival begins immediately following the parade, featuring free children’s and family activities, food booths and music until 3:00 pm. If you are a guest at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and would like to attend this event, take advantage of our Complimentary ‘About Town” shuttle that will drop you off in Uptown Sedona for this event and pick you up when you are ready to return. So if you are over 21 enjoy some St. Patty’s day libations and leave the driving to us! For more information please visit the Sedona Main Street Program.

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Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival
March 19th & 20th, 2016
Pecan-Wine-680x1024The Town of Camp Verde, its sponsors and its partners, are pleased to announce that the 2016 Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival will take place in downtown Camp Verde. 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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Explore Sedona with Pink Jeep

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

Inn of Sedona and Pink Jeep Adventure Packages

pink jeepIf you are planning a trip to the red rocks of Sedona, AZ in 2016, we highly recommend taking an exciting ride through the red rocks with Pink Jeep! In fact we are so pleased with our guests’ experiences with this tour company that we have not just one but three vacation packages that will save you money on your lodging at the Inn of Sedona and includes an excursion with the ever popular Pink Jeep Tours. You have a choice! Our Sleep N’ Jeep package that includes the “Broken Arrow Tour”, by far their most popular excursion; the “Vortex and Views” package that will introduce you to one of Sedona’s popular attractions, a vortex; and last but not least our “Grand Canyon Experience” package, a day long narrated Grand Canyon Tour in a Pink Jeep Luxury Coach.

Sleep n’ Jeep
Pink Jeep’s famous “Broken Arrow Tour” is by far the most popular four-wheel drive tour in the Southwest. Excitement abounds on this fun-filled four-wheeling Two Hour Adventure that leads you up, on and over the red rocks.

  • sleepjeepSR_2010_205x15012 Days/1 Night, our Concierge can assist with additional nights, all at a money saving rate.
  • Two Queen Beds on the Second Floor
  • 20% off this Upgraded room with direct access to our Promenade Terraces
  • Thrilling Two Hour Pink Jeep Broken Arrow Tour for Two Adults
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. To add children or extra adults please call concierge at 800-292-6344
  • Complimentary door to door shuttle
  • FREE Full Hot Breakfast
  • Book this Package

Sedona’s Vortex and Views
This Pink Jeep tour 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.

  • Vortex and Views1 Night Package, please contact our Concierge for additional nights at a great rate.
  • Two Queen Beds on the Second Floor
  • 20% off this Upgraded room with direct access to our Promenade Terraces
  • 2.5 hour Pink Jeep Vortex tour for 2 adults
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. To add children or extra adults please call concierge at 800-292-6344
  • Your Vortex guide will pick you up at the hotel
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • Book this Package

Grand Canyon Experience Tour
This day-long adventure in a world famous Pink Jeep Luxury coach is both educational and entertaining. Visit the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon!

  • Grand Canyon1 Night Package, additional nights are available. Our Concierge is here to help!
  • Two Queen Beds on the Second Floor
  • 20% off this Upgraded room with direct access to our Promenade Terraces
  • Day Long Narrated Grand Canyon Tour in a Luxury Coach for Two Adults
  • Package is priced for TWO ADULTS. To add children or extra adults please call concierge at 800-292-6344
  • Complimentary door to door shuttle
  • Full Hot Breakfast
  • Book this Package

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Terrace View

The 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. What are you waiting for, make your reservations today!

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Entrance Fees waived for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Enjoy a Day of Discover on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January  18th, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park

logo_nationalparkserviceIf you are going to be visiting Sedona, Arizona over Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend it would be the perfect time to take a day trip up to the Grand Canyon and include some stops at National Monuments in Flagstaff along the way.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units across the country and offer visitors fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 18, 2016. Flagstaff Area National Monuments will also waive entrance fees on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in recognition of his civil rights effort, entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monument! See Below for more information on these National Monuments.

To celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial year, the NPS will offer 16 entrance fee-free days in this year (16 in ’16). The remaining fee-free days will occur April 16-24 during National Park Week, August 25-28 to celebrate the National Park Service’s birthday, September 24 for National Public Lands Day, and November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. For more information about free entrance days in the national parks, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Flagstaff, AZ

Day Trip Note: Consider taking the Scenic Loop Drive: Sunset Crater Volcano is located along a 34 mile scenic loop road that takes you from open meadows and the beautiful Ponderosa pine forests surrounding Sunset Crater, through Juniper grasslands and view of the Painted Desert, to the open red rock landscape of the Wupatki Basin and Wupatki National Monument. Drive time along the Loop Road is about 1 hour

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Free Entrance

Seasonal Hours – visit website
Fees: Ages 16 and up $5.00 / Under 16 Free
Directions

Sunset Crater Volcano was born in a series of eruptions sometime between 1040 and 1100. Powerful explosions profoundly affected the lives of local people and forever changed the landscape and ecology of the area. Lava flows and cinders still look as fresh and rugged as the day they were formed. But among the dramatic geologic features, you’ll find trees, wildflowers, and signs of wildlife – life returns. People had been living here for several hundred years, at least, before the volcano erupted. Although we don’t know what they called themselves, archaeologists consider them representatives of the Sinagua culture. They were farmers, living in scattered groups adjacent to their corn fields. Their homes were pithouses, dug partially into the ground. 900 years later, Sunset Crater is still the youngest volcano on the Colorado Plateau. The volcano’s red rim and the dark lava flows seem to have cooled and hardened to a jagged surface only yesterday. As plants return, so do the animals that use them for food and shelter. And so do human visitors, intrigued by this opportunity to see nature’s response to a volcanic eruption. Make sure to walk the Lava Flow Trail while you are there! For directions to this monument click here. For more information visit Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

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Walnut Canyon National Monument
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Free Entrance

Seasonal Hours – visit website
Fees:$5
Directions

Experience Walnut Canyon National Monument, once home to a vital pueblo community over 700 years ago that built their homes in shallow alcoves along the ledges of the canyon. Carved 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! You will enjoy the scenic beauty the Rim Trail provided, but I have to tell you, 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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Wupatki National Monument
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Free Entrance

Open Daily (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Fees: Ages 16 and up $5.00 / Under 16 Free
Directions

From hunter-gatherers to farmers, herders, ranchers, and caretakers, many people have called Wupatki home. Less than 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo was the largest pueblo around. It flourished for a time as a meeting place of different cultures. Yet this was one of the warmest and driest places on the Colorado Plateau, offering little obvious food, water, or comfort. The builders of Wupatki and nearby pueblos have moved on, but their legacy remains. It will take about 2 hours to see five prehistoric pueblos. If you have less time, allow at least 30 minutes to visit the largest Wupatki Pueblo located behind the Visitor Center. For more information visit the Wupatki National Monument.

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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. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Spend Valentine’s Weekend in Sedona, AZ

Treat Your Special Someone to a Valentine’s Day Weekend in Sedona!

February 12th – 14th, 2016

ValentinesThis Valentine’s Day skip the flowers and candy hearts and treat your special someone to the beautiful scenery of Sedona, Arizona, famous for it’s beautiful sunsets and vibrant colors of the red rocks that surround it!

Stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and enjoy beautiful views from our award-winning terraced design that allow our guests to enjoy 360 degree red rock views! Take a stroll along the sunrise side as the day begins, and in the evening, stroll over to the west side to watch a spectacular sunset right from the terrace, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand. Than add to all of that the Chocolate Lovers Festival at the Verde Canyon Railroad, Esteban’s “Valentines in Sedona” show at Soundbites, Sedona Jazz at the Church and you have one awesome, romantic, special Valentines Day weekend!

Blazin’ M Ranch – Cottonwood, AZ
Vittles, Vines and Valentines
February 10th – 13th, 2016
Two adult dinner and show tickets for $50, plus tax
Blazin mIf you looking for something a little different to do with you special someone for Valentines check out “Vittles, Vines and Valentines” at the Blazing M Ranch! No Valentine’s Day should be spent without chocolate and wine, so also included in the special price is a miniature Chocolate Walk featuring tasty homemade treats from Sedona Fudge Company to enjoy as you stroll through the shops at Blazin’ M before dinner. For more information or to make reservations please visit the Blazin’ M Ranch.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration
February 12th – 14th, 2016
Tickets: $129 per person
Choclovers-rezweb_giftcard1-300x300This delectable affair is one of the most popular Verde Canyon Railroad events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature. the confectionery celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Fruit, pretzels and marshmallows are ready to be dunked into free-flowing chocolate fountains. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery of the Verde Canyon viewed from the comfort of a train. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website.

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Sedona Entertainment: Zenprov Comedy Live Show
“Vortex of Love”
February 13th, 2016 (7:30 pm)
vortex-of-love-teaserTickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show
Is laughter the ultimate aphrodisiac? Find out: Join Zenprov Comedy for the spectacular love fest of funny in the “Vortex of Love.” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre! The group has added a whole new repertoire of improvise games, including “Improvised Love Poems,” “Silent Movie Dubbing”, and their own twisted version of the “Dating Game” that uses famous historical figures, in-animate objects, and zoo animals as contestants. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Esteban’s “Valentines in Sedona” show at Soundbites
February 13th & 14th, 2016
Two Dinner Shows at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Cost: $100/$110/$125 per person
Esteban-Color-bc-3-2015Treat your special someone to an evening of romance, great food and the beautiful sounds of Esteban along with Teresa Joy on violin, Raul Yanez on keys and Joe Morris on hybrid kit. The Love songs arrangements by Esteban will certainly melt you and your loved ones heart in the special Valentine’s Day dinner concert at Sound Bites Grill! This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and breathtaking experience of music mastery at its finest that can not be duplicated! The concert will take you on a musical journey with stories that inspire and ignite the passion of the soul. For more information or to make reservations please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
“Valentine’s Day Trunk Show”
Andrea SMith GalleryFebruary 14th, 2016
Bali artist, Susan Tereba will be bringing her collection directly from the largest gem and jewelry show on the planet. Tereba stunning creations are hand-carved from Wooly Mammoth tusk in her secluded studio in Asia. Her designs are one-of-a-kind spiritually infused jewelry and sculptures that draw upon elements from different cultures around the globe, crossing eons of time with the intention of reawakening the senses of joy, respect and awareness of our interconnectedness with all that is. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Red Rock State Park
Guided Geology Hike with Chris Weld
February 14th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
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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Sedona Jazz at the Church: Valentine Jazz for TwosomesTonyVaca
February 14th, 2016 (3:00 pm)
Tickets: $15
Sedona Jazz at the Church presents their annual “Valentine Jazz for Twosomes” concert with the Tony Vacca Trio! This concert will take place at the beautiful Saint Luke’s Church located On Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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Terrace View

The 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. What are you waiting for, make your reservations today!

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Special Sedona Marathon Lodging Rates

11th Annual Sedona Marathon

February 6th, 2016

On your mark, get set, ready, GO!

1416520861It is almost that time of year again. When the red rocks of Sedona, AZ are filled with the sounds of runners pushing themselves to do better and get healthier, all while taking in the beautiful scenery of Sedona.

The entire Sedona area is ready to welcome thousands of runners, as well as their families and friends, for a weekend of fierce competition and neighborly camaraderie at the 11th Annual Sedona Marathon presented by Northern Arizona Healthcare!

Oh, wait a minute, you didn’t hear about the marathon and you want to participate? No problem! You can still register for any of the four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon! For more information or to register for this  event please visit the Sedona Marathon Event website.

All of us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona would like to do our part in making it more affordable for the participants and their families to stay in red rock country during this event by offering our Sedona Marathon Lodging Special. This special is valid the weekend of the marathon for participants, and the spectators who come to cheer them on!

Special Lodging Rates During the 2016 Sedona Marathon

  • Sedona MarathonValid February 5th – 7th, 2016
  • Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.5344 and ask for the “Marathon Special offer”
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

 

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Zenprov Comedy in Sedona, AZ

Zenprov Comedy: Release the Laughter Self-Help Show

January 9th, 2016

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Sometimes we all just need to have a good laugh! Visit Sedona, Arizona this coming weekend and get your fix of laughter at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre when Zenprov Comedy presents “Release the Laughter Self-Help Show” on Saturday, January 9th, at 7:30 pm!

The journey to becoming “a better you” is a roller coaster ride, so why not laugh at the ups and downs along the way? Join Zenprov Comedy for a light-hearted, a good-humored trip through the world of self help books, seminars, pharmaceuticals, gurus, 12-step programs, and spiritual practices in the “Release the Laughter Self-Help Show”

“Sedona is big on self-help, especially right after the New Year,, so we decided to do a show that looks at the funny side of making positive changes.”  – Derek Dujardin, the director of Zenprov Comedy

Much like the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the troupe performs fast-paced games and scenes created in the moment, always based on audience suggestions. Unlike sketch or stand-up comedy, nothing is rehearsed or prepared ahead of time. Best of all, it’s never the same show twice.

Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival, calls Zenprov Comedy, “The best comedy troupe in Arizona. The audience was laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting!”

Tickets for this show are only $12 pre-sale and $15 the day of the show! For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival. If you are a guest of the Inn of Sedona this weekend and wish to attend this show, make sure to leave the driving to us and take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle. 

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

Did 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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January Hotel Special for Sedona, AZ

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

We are Extending our Winter Wonderful Hotel Special!

Winter special 2Happy 2016 everyone! All of us at Inn of Sedona had a great time over the holidays with our guests and their pets in the red rocks! Since many of our guests took advantage of our December “Winter Wonderful” hotel special we have decided to extend it into January 2016! We consider it a small way to thank all our guests that helped to make our holidays warm and bright! Cheers to 2016 and we hope to see you soon in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, AZ!

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2016 “Winter Wonderful” hotel special at the Inn of Sedona

  • 2IOS (2)Special Rate Valid January 6th – 27th, 2016
  • Save $20 to $40 per night
  • Reservations must be made by phone, directly with the hotel – 928.282.3072 or 800.292.6344.
  • FREE full hot breakfast
  • Warm cider available in the lobby to ward off any winter chill.
  • Make your reservations now, like snow in Sedona, this offer won’t last long!
  • For more information on our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona!
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January at Red Rock State Park

January 2016 Events at Red Rock State Park

Guided Birds Walks, Geology Hike, Archaeology Hike, and More!

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Red Rock State Park in beautiful Sedona, AZ is ready to get your start to 2016 off with a bang!  Learn more about the beautiful red rocks during the guided geology hike taking place on January 10th, or visit the park and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park during the guided Archaeology hike taking place on January 17th! Kenneth Zoll will be at the park on  January 24th to present: “Meteorites Among Ancient native American Cultures”! The park will also be offering daily “Guided Nature Walks”, and Guided Bird Walks every Wednesday and Saturday! Have a great time at the park and a fabulous 2016!

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (9:00 am)
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as HOME_653advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park
January 10th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
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. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Archaeology Hike at Red Rock State Park
January 17th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkRed Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennium. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Now for the first time, filling a gap in the natural and cultural interpretation programs, an archaeology hike will add this experience for park visitors. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. And we will explore ideas of other cultures who may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walksEvery 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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Meteorites Among Ancient native American Cultures
Lecture Series at Red Rock State Park
January 24th, 2016 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park for an interesting lecture by Kenneth Zoll on the occurrence of meteorites discovered on archaeological sites in North America. Much like meteorite hunters of today, ancient Native American cultures actively engaged in meteorite collecting for various reasons. Kenneth Zoll is the Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. Mr. Zoll is the author of several popular books on cultural astronomy and rock art in Central Arizona. This lecture is included with your entrance fee. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve your seat 928-282-6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Special Lodging Rates During the 2016 Sedona Marathon

  • Sedona MarathonValid February 5th – 7th, 2016
  • Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.5344 and ask for the “Marathon Special offer”
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

11th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 6th, 2016
The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event.To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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