Modes of Travel | December19th, 2018

L’Auberge de Sedona

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A Destination Hotel, Arizona

www.lauberge.com

Sitting atop an outcrop of iron redrocks, every atom within feels awake and supercharged as the sky is ablaze in sunset’s shimmering splendor. The sun in its unfiltered glory is golden orange,bursting with a palpable radiant energy. Melting sherbet colors of peach, pink,and yellow flow in a turquoise sky, subtly morphing as cloud puffs dance and disappear. The quietude is magical and reverent. A day is coming to an end with a breathless connection to earth and humanity. This is Sedona, Arizona’s vortex of legendary mystique as a spiritual center. A beacon of awakening, across time a magnetic pull for those seeking harmony and healing, inner peace and connections, a haven for expression and creativity beckoning artists,musicians, creative thinkers, naturalists, and writers. The allure of the stunning natural beauty of its landscape lies in red rock formations with intriguing names like Cathedral, Bell, Coffeepot, Mother and Child, Snoopy,Elephant Rock and Giant’s Thumb. A tranquil, tree lined Oak Creek tumbles and flows bringing life and growth and cooling respite from the dazzling sun.

Here we connect with nature, with the beauty that surrounds us, fills and renews us, replenishes us with an inner joy. Here the spirit of L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel captures the elements of natural beauty, bringing comfort and relaxation in tranquil harmony poised in an idyllic setting of luxury cottages, a vibrant lodge, spare treat, and the ultimate in extraordinary dining.

At L’Auberge de Sedona your senses are heightened with a renewed awareness of freshness through the cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Franck Desplechin and his enlightened team; the pure, rarefied air with Mother Nature’s fragrant branded scents; the feel of the earth beneath your feet as you hike well-worn trails or refresh in the tingle of cooling creek waters and the pleasure of sumptuous beds and linens,plush robes and slippers, rich woods and textured fabrics. The sounds of morning call you to your large private cottage deck for red tinged sunrises,and the panorama of the vast star studded night sky ends each day in quiet awe and wonderment. The 62 cottages of L’Auberge de Sedona are expansive with a casual elegance and signature open air outdoor cedar showers. Choice accommodations include cottages with defining locations, stunning Red Rock Vistas, calming Creekside coziness, fragrant Garden amongst flowers and foliage, or Spa retreats with Jacuzzi tubs. Many cottages offer gas fireplaces,a fireplace concierge along with nightly turn down service, and a daily rotation of meditation cards for all. The 21 lodge-style guest rooms and suites offer a resort within a resort experience with all the amenities, picture window panoramic views, and delightful service found throughout L’Auberge de Sedona.

The healing and restorative powers of natural herbs enhance L’Apothecary Spa’s natural spa experience. The spa’s blending station features local botanicals, fragrant natural herbs to customize treatments along with the renowned Lotus Wei’s signature essences, elixirs,mists, and serums. The full menu of body treatments and massages, facials and wraps is designed to promote inner harmony through nature, rejuvenating body,mind, and spirit holistically. Unforgettable in its connection within the natural setting, L’Apothecary Spa is transformative in restoring energy and a sense of well-being, releasing stress, recharging and reconnecting.

The Creekhouse offers unique intimate space, perfectly designed for events of any size from weddings to reunions to business retreats. The staff planners ensure perfection in meeting the need sand visions of guests with creativity and professional experience.

Cresson Oak Creek is L’Auberge de Sedona’s premier dining experience curated with the skillful attention of Executive Chef Desplechin. Recognized as “One of the Top 10 Best Restaurants in the South West” by Conde Nast Traveler and, most recently, one of “Top 100 Al Fresco Dining” spots in the US by Open Table, the cuisine showcases the “spirit of Sedona,” offering dishes with local roots and global depth, sprinkled with a dose of innovation.” Attention to detail, artisanal products, locally sourced,and natural, sustainable produce defines the signature character of this extraordinary dining. The prix fixe dinner menu offers incomparable selections and pairings with choice of three, four or six courses, the ultimate Creekside dining experience.

L’Auberge de Sedona offers more casual upscale fare at ETCH Kitchen & Bar and Sonoran-style Mexican delights at Agave 89, located at neighboring property, Orchards Inn. In all,the impressive dining opportunities at L’Auberge de Sedona distinguish this resort experience and contribute to its captivating ambience. For an off property experience, Elote Café is located just a few miles down the road and is popular for its Latin-inspired cuisine.

L’Auberge de Sedona is a magical retreat, connected to the vibrant energy of Sedona’s cultural and artistic charm, its dynamic flow of galleries and festivals, its outdoor culture of hiking, biking, fishing, off-road adventuring and more. Its location approximately 90 minutes north of Phoenix makes it an ideal destination with proximity to Grand Canyon, the mountains of Flagstaff, and the amazing Native American cliff dwellings and petroglyphs of Montezuma’s Well and Castle National Monument.  Enjoy relaxing beside the outdoor pool and a daily menu of fitness and wellness activities, yoga,guided hikes and trail runs, painting classes, and nights of guided star viewing. Special events include a Winemaker’s Epicurean Experience with Isabeland Michael Mondavi, November 2nd – 4th, and evenings of live music entertainment guaranteed to enrich your L’Auberge de Sedona experience.

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