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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sedona for Your Celebration

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Orchards Inn

Celebrating your impending union with your best friends doesn’t have to mean a rowdy Vegas trip or expensive jaunt to Napa. It’s always a good idea to take your interests or passions into account when deciding the best bachelor/bachelorette route. For nature or art lovers, Sedona, Arizona is an out-of-the-box, wonderful option worth considering. The Red Rocks of Sedona are known the world over – and for good reason. It would provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for your pre-wedding celebrations. The pedestrian-friendly Uptown Sedona area would also be a perfect spot for couples on their honeymoon that want to lazy away the days exploring local art galleries or breweries.

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For a place to lay your head, whether with your new spouse or best friends, we definitely recommend checking out Orchards Inn. The property just completed a renovation of its 70 guestrooms and offers some of the best Red Rock views around. The suites are ideal for groups and feature kitchenettes, fireplaces, pullout couches and, in most cases, separate bedrooms. The balconies and patios are perfect for taking in the view and kicking back with a glass of wine.

In addition to the recent room upgrades, Orchards Inn also opened a Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant – 89Agave Cantina. It’s located just steps from the hotel and it’s a good thing because after gorging on specialty guacamoles and tasty sangrias, you’re going to need to let your food settle with a good night’s sleep. If you’re looking to burn off some calories, the hiking in the area is superb and Orchards Inn has a special package to aide you in your quest for mountain vistas.

If you want something a little more laidback, we would highly recommend checking out the lovely L’Apothecary Spa at the hotel’s sister property, L’Auberge de Sedona. While you’re there, be sure and make a reservation for L’Auberge’s infamous Sunday brunch. By staying at Orchards Inn, you’re getting the best of both worlds, in a sense.  You get amazing Red Rock views and a great location, but you can still indulge at the spa or restaurants at L’Auberge, which is a short, scenic walk away.

If you are considering Sedona for a bachelor/bachelorette trip, honeymoon pit stop or just a romantic getaway, perhaps one of the following packages from Orchards Inn will be a fit:

Hike in Paradise Package – two-night stay and the following outdoor amenities:

  • Two Hike House water bottles
  • Specially curated Sedona Trail Guide from the experts at Hike House
  • Daily Red Rock hiking pass
  • Starting at $186 a night

Uptown Girls Package two-night stay and the following amenities for an unforgettable girl’s getaway:

  • $40 dining credit to 89Agave Cantina
  • $300 credit to the renowned L’Apothecary Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona
  • Starting at $336 a night

Oh the PAWSibilities Package – two-night stay in a pet-friendly guest room with the following dog amenity:

  • Wisker’s Barkery delicious gourmet bakery treats
  • Starting at $191 a night

Brews and Dinner with Views Packages two-night stay and the following Sonoran-style cuisine:

  • Brews with Views Package includes a $30 credit to 89Agave to enjoy in the cantina or in-room. Starting at $176 a night.
  • Dinner with Views Package includes a $75 credit to 89Agave to enjoy in the cantina or in-room. Starting at $236 a night. 

For more information on Sedona or Orchards Inn, visit orchardsinn.com or call 855-654-7038.

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