Winter Wanderlust in Sedona
L’Auberge de Sedona gets the best of both worlds each winter season. We get to experience a mild winter with possible dustings of snow changing the “red” rock color, while the afternoon temperatures warm up for seasonal exploring – or staying cozy in front of the fire! We’ve collected some of the best winter activities to enhance your Sedona itinerary from December through February.
Take a stroll through the shops and galleries or Tlaquepaque, where you can catch one of those annual winter events, or simply discover the boutique shopping district to discover a unique gift. Find art, outdoor gear, home decor, and much more for your holiday shopping.
With the sun rising later in the winter, it will give you plenty of time to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Then when the day has been warmed by the sun, hit the trails for a mid-day hike (or bike!). If you choose to head out in the later afternoon, find the perfect viewpoint to watch the sun begin to set as the red rocks illuminate for an inspiring view.
Local’s Tip: Stop by Hike House for an expert guide on the best trails to hit during the season!
A fan-favorite destination to see while in Sedona is the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a remarkable chapel built into red rocks and is a must-see when visiting Sedona. You’ll most likely catch a glimpse when you come into town, but it’s well worth a dedicated trip to see the wonder and is perfectly combined with a hike at one of the many nearby trails. In 1932, a local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brinswig Saude was commissioned to build a church into the red rocks that were inspired by the Empire State Building. Now the church is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. The church is open to exploring 9-5 seven days a week.
Looking for the most memorable view of the sunset over Sedona? Check out Airport Mesa, which recognizably houses the Sedona Airport. Take the winding drive to the top of the mesa where there is a parking lot and overlook to enjoy the vibrant colors created by the sunset, (We recommend doing this with a hot chocolate in hand).
No matter if your stay is for relaxing in the chilly weather with a warm drink, or enjoyment of the holiday season with a local Sedona experience, L’Auberge has you covered. Book the Home for the Holidays offer to relax in a Creek or Garden Cottage with a wood-burning fireplace and luxurious seasonal amenities, Available for stays 12/1/22 – 1/4/23.
Posted: October 19, 2022
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