Sedona, Arizona is a little town that has made a big splash. The unique red rocks and perfect weather ensure that Sedona would not be a secret for very long, and sure enough by the 1980’s Sedona hit the big time for tourist destinations.
Do not let this prevent you from a visit, off-peak travel is highly recommended here (skip the high traffic summer season and certain times in the spring).
I started going to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon years before L’Auberge was built in 1983, but this was my first stay at the luxurious 4 star resort. We stayed in one of the Garden Cottages just a few feet from the Creek side Cottages and, of course, the creek.
Dogs are allowed, for a small nightly fee, in the Garden Cottages and all around the property. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a customized treat bag waiting for us in the room. L’Auberge is one of the most dog friendly places that I have ever visited!
My recent trip to Manhattan helped to prepare me for the price tag of my stay at L’Auberge in Sedona, Arizona. This is not a low-cost get-a-way, so be ready to spend a bit of cash. Even the dump hotels in Sedona are overpriced, so if you are planning to stay in Sedona, spend a tad more and stay at L’Auberge or one of the other luxury resort/hotels.
The main attraction for me was peace and quiet. My dog and I walked down by the creek every morning, and sat and watched the ducks play. Each morning there are assorted pastries and coffee for breakfast in the lobby bar, with a view.
There are areas around the resort for short walks, and great hiking nearby.
It is a short, steep walk up to the 89A highway for shopping, dining, wine tasting, and organized tours. The resort also offers included shuttle service, which is a life saver in the dark!
My favorite meals on-site at the resort were on the creek side patio. Offering a great wine selection and delicious menu with a spectacular view.
L’Auberge has a good restaurant on-site, be sure to make reservations ahead of time. For the value, I prefer the restaurants off-site from the resort.
There is a heated salt water pool and large hot tub in a secluded area next to the day spa. All along the creek there are quiet spots to kick up your feet and relax.
Overall L’Auberge is a nice relaxing vacation, especially with the dog. It is the best luxury resort in Sedona and Northern Arizona.