L’Auberge Team Itinerary Suggestions
As new year resolutions have been made we hope that travel and new experiences are top of your list. At L’Auberge we have set a goal to revisit our favorite places that we often recommend to guests and to take tips from each other on new experiences to encounter. Peruse our list of Sedona Favorites from some of our management team to curate your own destination itinerary.
Favorite Hiking Trail to Bring Your Pup
- Carlos, Director of Rooms: Little Horse Trail. This is an easy trail for two and four-legged guests with plenty of parking. Round trip this is a 3-mile trail but, like many Sedona trails, can be extended by including other trails.
- Colm, Managing Director: Best hike for Summer days when the afternoons are hot is West Fork. The trees offer really great shading so the dogs don’t overheat, it’s a lot of fun crossing all the streams and if you get there early it’s not so busy. Insider Tip: Your pup will love bouncing around in the water, but remember to bring a towel for when they get back in the car.
- Lexie, Front Office Manager: Huckaby, a moderate 2-mile hike, is a favorite among pups as they get to splash in the water and get into the shade along the creek. This trail can be started near Midgley Bridge which is just outside of Uptown Sedona.
- Kara, Director of Sales: Jacks Canyon is where I trained my dog to trail hike. It can be difficult if you go to the end but the trail is beautiful throughout so I hike for a few miles and turn around. Some days you’ll see other hikers with dogs, some days you’ll run into locals on their horses and some days you’ll have the trail to yourself.
Favorite “Not So Busy” Hike
This question was met with a unanimous answer – Slim Shady Trail! It’s one that isn’t well known and you can get to it by starting on Hi Line trail. It’s great for views of Bell Rock, across the street, or Cathedral Rock and because it’s not well known it’s generally not very crowded.
Favorite Sedona Restaurant (besides Cress on Oak Creek, of course)
- Carlos, Director of Rooms: Miley’s Café in the Village of Oak Creek is a must for a Mexican style breakfast – which is served all day. It’s a locals’ favorite and in a great location to stop in after hiking Bell Rock Trail.
- Colm, Managing Director: No doubt, 89Agave Cantina in Uptown Sedona. But there are so many great spots to choose from, when I want a change from Mexican food I do enjoy Mesa Grill, the restaurant up at the airport for lunch, or Butterfly Burger for a great cocktail and nice dinner.
- Lexie, Front Office Manager: Indian Gardens in Oak Creek Canyon can’t be missed! They serve local craft food with delightful flavors as well as specialty coffees. They have seating indoors and out, but the garden is definitely the way to go!
- Kara, Director of Sales: Picazzos in West Sedona is a great casual lunch or dinner spot. Their menu is mostly Italian with a number of gluten free and organic options.
Favorite Day Trip from Sedona
- Colm, Managing Director: Jerome is about a 45-minute drive from L’Auberge up to an old mining town. Now it’s an artist community with unique boutiques and several restaurants or wine tasting rooms to choose from.
- Lexie, Front Office Manager: Flagstaff! About 45-minutes from L’Auberge through the switchbacks of Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff is true mountain town with hiking, biking, skiing, and lots of eating! There are several breweries in the area too (along with brewery tours!) that offer distinct flavors of this small town.
Best Spot for Photos in Sedona
- Carlos, Director of Rooms: Crescent Moon Ranch for the sunset golden light. This is a spot that you can drive to, pack a picnic and just enjoy.
- Colm, Managing Director: The top of Cathedral Rock for sure! (That’s me in the top photo if you zoom in.) It definitely takes some time to get to the top, but it’s 100% worth it especially if you can make it for sunset.
- Lexie, Front Office Manager: Hi Line trail with views of iconic rock formations all around.
- Kara, Director of Sales: Strolling through Tlaquepaque. It feels like you’re in an old-world town with the cobblestone road and beautiful art pieces scattered throughout. If you’re visiting around the December holidays they have a stunning display of lights and luminarias.
Whether you’re looking for the best hike, the best way to see Sedona or how to spend a day trip, L’Auberge de Sedona provides an ideal backdrop for your adventures.
Posted: January 26, 2022
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