Sedona Hotels, including the Southwest Inn at Sedona have been proud to Host the Sedona International Film Festival. The Southwest Inn is not about to stop now! This year we are especially excited, due to the sheer number of films on display. There will be over 160 films showing in three different theaters between February 23 and March 3. Here is just a few of the films on display: Death by China 2.0, Go Ganges, Journey to Planet X, Teddy Bear, and A Virus Called Fear. The price of the tickets start at $12 each, or you can buy a package deal: $100 for 10, $200 for 20, or $475 for a Gold Pass that gets you into unlimited films. They even offer a $900 Platinum "All Access" Priority Pass that gets you into unlimited films, and all the festival activities, events, and parties!
After all that fun you are going to need a warm, comfortable place to stay. Southwest Inn at Sedona is just the ticket!! We provide breakfast and wifi, free of charge. We are also conveniently located in the middle of the three theaters showcasing these movies. As such, there are several directors and performers staying with us, giving you the chance to possibly meet and talk them during breakfast!!
USA Today has ranked Sedona, AZ. as their #5 Winter Destination. Many of the Hotels in Sedona are offering winter get-a-way packages, including the Southwest Inn at Sedona, who recently received a 2012 award as an "Elite Hotel" from Tripadvisor. The Southwest Inn at Sedona also offers a variety of vacation packages in Sedona. So, why did USA Today rank Sedona has their #5 favorite destination?
It's almost winter in Sedona: We had our first snow of the year and it's only going to get colder from here; but that only happens in the early morning--by the afternoon, the sun is out, the air is crisp, and the hiking trails are empty.
The Southwest Inn is full of great ideas for a rainy or snowy day.
- Our rooms all have fire places to keep you warm.
- We keep a collection of board games for just such occasions.
- You can stay in touch with the outside world over our free WIFI network.
- Check out our Spa Package and our Affordable Getaway Package. They both include some nice "you" time.
- Don't forget, we have as much warm coffee as you'd like in our lobby. There's nothing quite like Sedona when there has been snow. The entire landscape gets a thin layer of white to contrast the red rocks. We suggest you find a nice warm and quiet place to enjoy the view, and what better place than The Southwest Inn at Sedona. For any more ideas or information, feel free to call us at 1-800-483-7422.
In the late fall, Sedona becomes a more secluded and quiet place. The leaves are changing and the unique climate of Sedona offers an array of colors not to be found anywhere else. Restaurants in the area are becoming less crowded, so don't worry about a noisy atmosphere or needing a reservation. Arrange for a limo, from the Southwest Inn, and go for a tour around the four prominant vinyards in the area.
Look at the Southwest Inn at Sedona Packages to get some ideas on a fall trip. One of the best packages in the fall might be the Sedona Rail Road Package ,which includes two tickets on a train ride through the mountains where you can enjoy the changing leaves. Come enjoy a quiet Sedona at The Southwest Inn. For any more information, give us a call at 1-800-483-7422.
Google has begun taking their specialty cameras far beyond the road. They have captured the Swiss Alps from a Snowmobile. They even captured the inside of The Smithsonian from a push cart. Most recently Google rigged up some special back packs and sent them down the Grand Canyon
on the backs of some able hikers. We at The Southwest Inn at Sedona
have been providing our guests with maps for years. And now, Google Maps has taken the leap to provide Southwest visitors to the Grand Canyon some very special help via their map technology.
If you would like to visit the Grand Canyon in style, try the Southwest Inn at Sedona's Grand Canyon Package
. Give us a call at the Southwest Inn
for more information: 800-483-7422.
Why is the current Economic Recovery so slow?
As a practicing CPA, down in the trenches, I can attest that each of the above economists are a little bit right, but they are missing the two most salient points on what is holding back the economic recovery. As seen during daily audits, consumers are not spending like they were, because of the linguring debt overhang; and, business are not investing, because of the Washington Disconnect.
The Southwest Inn at Sedona is a Boutique Hotel in Sedona Arizona, squeezed in between Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona, just south of the Grand Canyon; and in one of the hardest hit regions in the United States. The thought of four more years, like the last four is of great concern. The Southwest Inn has previously published a blog on our opinion of the causes of the financial collapse; and, we have published a humerous-realistic reason behind the credit economy that failed; and, we have posted a link to a video that appears to be sadly true.
- Richard Duncan lays out his conclusion that our economy grew out of credit-debt, and blew up because of credit-debt though his use of numerous government charts. Many of the businesses that I have worked for have felt this false economy for the last decade, but were victems, unable to get off of the roller coaster. And, this is where John Taylor is absolutely correct is his criticism that without consistent and long-term policies, businesses cannot survive. Just imagine at half time, if the officials told the pass-happy New England Patriots that the rules just changed, and they could no longer throw passes??
- Why has Washington been so anxious to "bail out" those individuals who were NOT making payments on their debt, and leave the responsible individuals fending for themselves? The conclusion, reached by Reinhart and Rogoff calls for some kind of overall debt restructuring, in order to get the economy back on track; but, the charts in Duncan's book show this has not happened.
- Paul Krugman displays a telling chart in his book, that answers the question-"where did all of that money used for stimulating the economy go?"--his chart clearly shows that banks are sitting on record reserves.
- Now comes the Washington Disconnect: yes, the banks are flush with cash reserves, however they have also been engulfed in the regulations of the Dodd-Frank bill that affectively prevents the banks from lending these funds into the business sector.
The question that we must ask each of the candidates for the upcoming presidential election is: which candidate, former Governor Romney, or President Obama will be able to unlock the Washington Gridlock over the Small Business Administration that will release funds into the market place?
After watching the recent debates, and witnessing first hand, from the trenches, and looking at the decrease in SBA activity in the last four years, perhaps it is time that we tried a businessman in Washington.
The Southwest region of the United States is considered one of the key areas for the development of Solar energy. This was highlighted at a recent gathering in Las Vegas, as discussed in an excellent article in the Christian Science Monitor. The concept of revitalizing our economy through innovative energy development in the Southwest is also the solution expresssed in Richard Duncan's book, "The New Depression". Many Arizona hotels and businesses in the Southwest, like the Southwest Inn at Sedona have suffered in what authors Reinhart and Rogoff labeled as the 2nd Great Contraction in their extensive text, "This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly".
During the 2nd 2012 Presidential Debate, both Candidate Romney and Incumbant Obama mentioned the need for energy independance, including developing alternative energy like solar, hydro, and wind. So, we have to ask ourselves-which nominee will more likely be able to successfully revitalize the Southwest economy through the development of Solar energy-former Governor Romney, or President Obama?
Of concern: are the pledges of President Obama, and the recent statements of Senate Majority Leader Reid; and the misuse of stimulus funds during the last four years. The recent pledges of the President sound identicle to the pledges of the 2008 "then candidate Obama", and yet in the four years that he has been in office, not a single solar tower has appeared in the deserts of Arizona or Nevada. However, as we now know, thousands, millions and billions of the stimulus funds were channeled into solar panel manufacturing companies: shouldn't the funds have gone into the infrastructure development, so that there would have been a demand for the solar panels? Is this what Governor Romney brings to the table from private enterprise-a common sence approach to logical business solutions?
Is it time to give a businessman a shot at running the government? The Southwest has been one of the hardest hit regions in the United States; the devlopment of alternative energy in the Southwest would go a long way towards revitalizing the Southwest economies. Is there any reason to believe that the next four years will be any better than the last four years?
has been ranked as the 3rd Best Trail Running City in America by the October, 2012 issue of Trail Runner Magazine
. Come visit the Southwest at Sedona
to experience for yourself why Sedona was ranked as #3.
The Southwest Inn at Sedona
is staffed with serious runners, who know the trails in Sedona, and can guide you to the trail that will challenge your ability. Please refer to our Sedona Running Guides
for more information on running in Sedona.
Call us today for information: 800-483-7422.
Many Hotels in Sedona, including the Southwest Inn at Sedona are counting down the days between games. We have Three teams all looking quite promising this year. Whether its college ball or the pros, Arizona has high hopes for this season.
*U of A
If you plan on coming to AZ to catch any games, consider coming up to Sedona for a couple days of relaxation.; and please call the Southwest Inn at Sedona for information: 800-483-7422.
We at the Southwest Inn at Sedona are getting more and more excited each day about this season of football. The Cardinals are looking quite promising this year. If you plan on visiting Arizona for any upcoming games, you should consider taking a detour up to Sedona for a couple nights. Sedona could be the perfect place to celebrate a win or, Heaven forbid, recoup from a loss. You can come take in our gorgeous views. Coming from Phoenix or Tucson you'll surely want to take a nice cool dip in our creeks. Need to clear your head and strategize about your Fantasy Football team? What better place than Sedona's beautiful trails? Four of Arizona's cities recently made it into Bloomberg's Top 50 Cities in the Country article. We in Sedona like to think that these cities are so popular because it is so easy for them to get away to Sedona now and then. For any info on Sedona and accommodations give us a call at The Southwest Inn at Sedona 1-800-483-7422, or direct at 1-928-282-3344.
We at the Southwest Inn at Sedona are getting more and more excited each day about this season of football. U of A is looking quite promising this year. If you plan on visiting Arizona for any upcoming games, you should consider taking a detour up to Sedona for a couple nights. Sedona could be the perfect place to celebrate a win or, Heaven forbid, recoup from a loss. You can come take in our gorgeous views. Coming from Phoenix or Tucson you'll surely want to take a nice cool dip in our creeks. Need to clear your head and strategize about your Fantasy Football team? What better place than Sedona's beautiful trails? Four of Arizona's cities recently made it into Bloomberg's Top 50 Cities in the Country article. We in Sedona like to think that these cities are so popular because it is so easy for them to get away to Sedona now and then. For any info on Sedona and accommodations give us a call at The Southwest Inn at Sedona 1-800-483-7422, or direct at 1-928-282-3344.