Sedona is known for its serene, calming essence and stunning scenery. Soaring red rocks, towering trees, vortexes, and Oak Creek Canyon are hallmarks of this locale known for its soothing ways.
And, nestled under a canopy of Sycamore trees and hugging the meandering Oak Creek, is L’Auberge de Sedona.
As you approach the resort there’s a sign arching across the roadway, welcoming you as you enter the property.
“L’Auberge de Sedona” it reads.
Cross under and you know you’ve arrived at this storied locale, where pampering abounds—luxurious accommodations, delicious food, a spa to melt your worries away—and it’s all set to the soundtrack of the soothing babbling of Oak Creek and the beauty of the red mountains.
There’s also a small beach area leading to the creek that boasts a hammock, and chairs are available just a short wade into the creek so you can sit and let the water serenely swirl around your ankles.
In fact, the entire property is inspired by the area’s natural beauty and designed to allow its guests to embrace serenity and nature. There’s also a pool; fitness center; a variety of activities, including classes and stargazing (offered exclusively to guests); and the La Galerie art program provides a way for guests to experience Sedona’s art scene without leaving the property via onsite collections, an Artist-in-Residence program, and art events.
There are several types of accommodations at L’Auberge. The Creekside Cottages are individual cottages that are set against the banks of the creek. Meanwhile, the Vista Cottages offer panoramic views of the red rocks. The Garden Cottages sit amidst koi ponds and meticulously maintained landscaping, and the Spa Cottages are along the garden path and offer special calming amenities.
The locations offer a variety of extra touches such as private outdoor cedar showers, fireplaces, outdoor patios, and more, depending on your category choice.
In addition to the individual accommodations, guests can also choose The Lodge, a two-story building with 19 rooms and two suites, which also acts as an art gallery and showcases renowned artists and features a fireplace and common area. And, The Creekhouse is an over-3,000-square-foot, private, five-bedroom home perfect for groups or a larger family. It features a great room, dining area, living room, deck, and more.
One of the stars of the resort—which draws people in the Valley to drive up even just for a single meal—is its restaurant Cress on Oak Creek. While Cress offers an indoor space and a patio, it also offers tables alongside the creek. The intimate setting, topped by the stunning scenery, is rivaled only by the nationally recognized culinary team’s creations. The menu offers elevated dishes from the Southern regions of Spain, Italy, and France, all infused with local ingredients.
Recent dinner selections included Pan Seared Sea Scallops (ragout of sweet corn and potato, crispy pancetta, sweet corn sauce), Seared Filet of Beef (dauphinoise potato, baby summer vegetables, currant tomatoes, cabernet reduction), and Roasted & Stuffed Desert Quail (brioche and grape stuffing, smoked farro, braised leeks, artichokes, creme fraiche, jus de volaille).
Breakfast and lunch are also offered, as well as a Sunday brunch.
L’Auberge de Sedona’s culinary offerings also include 89Agave Cantina, which is located just up the road in town and serves authentic Mexican cuisine in a fun, casual atmosphere.