Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa 7

Finding Serenity in Sedona

Zen, fun and amazing food all at one location—Kimpton Amara Resort & Spa. This 100-room boutique resort, set amongst the stunning red rocks of Sedona and nestled against the banks of Oak Creek, just below the main uptown shopping area, offers a laid-back and serene, yet fun, experience.

The room décor is a modern interpretation of Sedona’s Native American heritage, and there are a mix of guestrooms and suites.

The property itself features a heated negative edge pool and hot tub that’s framed with striking views of Sedona’s mountains, as well as lush green foliage. Just steps away, a path leads to the creek.

When you’re ready to dine, make it a point to eat at SaltRock, the resort’s on-property restaurant. Led by Executive Chef Logan Stephenson, the restaurant serves everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to a poolside menu and afternoon snacks. Dinner options include Prime Ribeye and Stuffed Squash, while the afternoon snacks include Carnitas Tacos and Deviled Eggs.

The property also is home to the Amara Spa, which offers a variety of body treatments and facials, as well as makeup consultations. Many of the treatments incorporate Native ingredients and promote natural healing, with elements such as Native rattles, crystals or stones, and more. Guided meditations, a Rain Dance massage, and a Winds of Change signature treatment (which incorporates Native rattles and chakra balancing) work to ease away stress and transform your energy.

If you want to feel serene past your spa appointment, take advantage of the daily free yoga—and don’t worry about bringing your own mat, because there’s one provided for use in every guestroom. Use of the Amara Spa Relaxation Room and steam room is included, as well.

Also included? The daily hosted evening social hour in the lobby living room.

If you venture off the property, you are just a brief walk up a short hill to the town, where you can wander amongst the shops and restaurants.

While Amara Resort is perfect for a romantic getaway or a girls’ trip, it’s also a great place for families. And, the resort is pet-friendly too!

Amara Resort and Spa, 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336; Reservations: 855.324.1313/Hotel: 928.282.4828 or AmaraResort.com.