Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona
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While much of Arizona is known for drawing adventure travelers, Sedona’s pull has long been to a crowd more focused on luxury and wellness.

Maybe that’s why it has some of the best resorts in the area — though there’s no doubt Sedona has plenty to offer in the way of natural beauty, too. If you’re in the mood for hikes, horseback riding, or even skiing, there are options nearby. But one of the best parts of Sedona is its laid-back vibe and the consistently stunning sunrises and sunsets on the red rocks surrounding the town.

Tucked between two state parks and a national forest, and just an hour’s drive southwest of Flagstaff, the town is close enough to major transport to be convenient and far enough to be a true escape. Book a room at one of these beautiful Sedona resorts when you really want to unwind and recharge.

L'Auberge de Sedona, Sedona, Arizona
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L’Auberge de Sedona

Though it’s set along Oak Creek, with breathtaking views of the famous red rocks, it’s actually the focus on small details that makes this L'Auberge property such a nice home-away-from-home. From the moment you arrive, the valet’s warm greeting makes you feel welcome, and the concierge service (which includes building a fire for chilly evenings and arranging romantic creek-side dinners) is the perfect touch for a cozy stay. There are several options for accommodation, including English country-inspired rooms, suites and cottages.

Enchantment Resort

This beautiful collection of adobe suites is nestled in the red rocks of Boynton Canyon. With a spa, fitness center, golf course, and tennis courts, Enchantment is perfect for a full-package holiday. There are several indoor and outdoor pools, too, and rooms are outfitted with kiva fireplaces and oversized soaking tubs.

Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, Arizona
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Amara Resort and Spa

At Amara, headboards are planks cut from fallen trees and the color scheme reflects the hues of local flora and fauna. One of the resort’s best features is its infinity pool, which looks out over the rocks. There’s also a full service spa, yoga classes (don’t bring your mat — there’s one provided in every room), and a free shuttle to town, if you prefer not to walk. The staff are warm and welcoming and all too happy to recommend local hikes and sights. Even if you don’t stay, stop by for a margarita in their SaltRock Southwest Kitchen.