With the opening of The Collective Sedona, there’re now even more reasons to head to the most beautiful place in America
With the opening of The Collective Sedona, there’re now even more reasons to head to the most beautiful place in America.
By Sondra Barr
For Phoenicians looking for a respite from extreme summer heat, Sedona offers the perfect weekend road trip destination. A roughly 100-mile drive from the North Valley, Sedona is perfectly situated to take full advantage of the richly hued stone formations that surround it with an otherworldly beauty. In fact, the scenery is so stunning that when USA Weekend unveiled its Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot.
Aside from the surrounding 1.8 million acres of national forest land that offers a multitude of opportunities for recreational activities including hiking and biking, the town of Sedona is complete with a host of activities all its own. Now, with the opening of The Collective Sedona, there’re even more reasons to head to this rugged, yet refined town.
A new lifestyle and shopping plaza, The Collective Sedona brings more than 30 boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and beer and wine tasting rooms to the area. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing massage at the spa, have a love of craft beer, or are an art aficionado, The Collective Sedona has something to please everyone. The best part is that it’s also one of the only places in Sedona with nightlife. Even past 7 p.m., when the rest of Sedona is winding down, you’ll find nightly entertainment events including wine tastings, live music performances, and movie nights held under the red rocks at The Collective’s outside amphitheater and courtyard.
Here’s a sampling of what’s in store at The Collective Sedona:
Historic Brewing Company: A popular Northern Arizona craft brewery that is family owned and operated, this brewery recently opened its first taproom and tasting studio at The Collective Sedona. The new tasting studio features more than 20 exclusive beers on tap including unique craft beers such as cucumber flavored beer, orange dreamcicle, and chipotle-flavored craft beers.
FourEight Wine Works: Northern Arizona’s only winery co-op features top wine makers and producers from around the state collaborating to bring the best of the state’s soil to wine lovers. The FourEight Wine Works tasting room and wine lounge is an ideal place to sit back and enjoy a glass of vino before buying a few bottles to take home with you.
Sedona Health Spa: Salt therapy caves are today’s top health and wellness trend; the Sedona Health Spa features one of the only ones in Arizona. From helping to treat skin conditions, asthma, migraines, and heart and nervous system conditions, the therapeutic benefits of a salt cave are many. The spa also provides luxury facials, specialty massages, and yoga and Pilates classes
Cucina Rustica: Home to award-winning chef, Lisa Dahl, Cucina Rustica is a Tuscan inspired fine dining restaurant that features homegrown ingredients, locally sourced produce, and inspiration from Dahl’s heritage
Bearcloud Art Gallery: Rod Bearcloud Berry, a well-known Native American artist who is known for his Mother Earth and famous red rock Sedona landscape paintings, offers painting demos, artist meet-and-greets, artist showcases, and paintings for sale in his popular art gallery
The Collective Sedona
7000 AZ-179, Sedona
WHERE TO STAY IN SEDONA
A luxury boutique inn, Las Posadas of Sedona offers an enchanting collection of beautifully decorated villas and suites. Located nearby State Route 179, also known as the Red Rock Scenic Byway, Las Posadas is close by hiking and biking trails. Its location at the gateway of Sedona’s Red Rock Country makes it the perfect oasis for you to sit back and unwind after a day of exploring the Sedona area.
The luxury boutique style suite and villa accommodations at Las Posadas provide comfort and privacy. The plush furnishings will make you feel at ease and relaxed from the start of your stay. Las Posadas includes a host of amenities in each suite including a king bed with Serta Euro-Top custom mattress, doubled-sided fireplace, a bathroom with separate tile and stone baths, a sitting room with a queen sofa sleeper, kitchenette, and more. It’s exactly how you’d imagine a cozy hideaway tucked away in the red rocks of Sedona.
Because Las Posadas is a smaller, more intimate inn, you know you’ll be receiving all the attention you deserve during your stay. The staff does everything to take care of all those little things that have a way of making your trip that much more enjoyable and worry free: concierge services, wireless Internet, a Southwest-style breakfast, and afternoon cookies, all are on the house. You can even enjoy a massage in the privacy of your own room––just another service that will make you feel as if you’re really being taken care of.
26 Avenida De Piedras, Sedona
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