My husband I got married in Sedona and we always wanted to go back for our 5-year anniversary. This last October was our 5-year and now we have a one-year- old son. He’s amazing and of course we love him but he’s a busy boy and exhausting ha! As much as we love taking him everywhere we really wanted to get away just the two of us. My goal was to find a place that was adventurous, yet still romantic and relaxing. Sedona was the perfect ultimate getaway!
When I’m planning a trip and researching places to stay I really look for something that offers a unique and intimate experience but still relaxing and luxurious. Amara Resort was perfect (www.amararesort.com). The property isn’t too big and had a little courtyard area in the middle with an infinity pool, fire pits and lounge seating. My absolute favorite thing was every night at 5pm all the guests would gather in the grass area for wine hour and to watch the sunset. The view of the red rocks was so peaceful and serene. We loved the hotel so much that the last night we stayed we ended up sitting by the fire in our robes drinking wine. Then heading back to our room for room service and a movie. The perfect parents night in!
L’auberge is where we got married and such a special place for us. There is a feeling here that I’ve never exper enced anywhere else. Something so calm, tranquil, and magical. One of the things we loved so much was their brunch by the creek. There is just something I loved about sitting by the creek listening to the water and the birds. I have to say I was a little worried it wouldn’t be as amazing as I remembered but it was even better!! My husband ordered the carnitas breakfast tacos, which were to die for!! We were able to walk the grounds and reminisce about our wedding day. Loved and cherished every moment.
Sedona is known for its beautiful hikes and when we got married we were so crazed with wedding plans that neither of us got to hike at all. We made this a priority this time and were able to fit in 2 hikes in one day. Sunrise hike to Cathedral Rock was a little challenging hiking up a steep ravine but well worth the view of the beautiful red rock canyon. We also hiked Devils Bridge at sunset. What makes this trail so fascinating is the incredible ending view of Sedona’s largest natural sandstone arch, one that you can actually walk across and take some cool photos on (that is if you are not scared of heights!).