The Southwest Inn at Sedona is offering their own SEDONA LATE FALL COUPON PROMOTION. The Fall Coupon Promotion will give our guests the following:
- Coupon guaranteeing the lowest rate published at the Southwest Inn at Sedona.
- Coupon at a participating restaurant for a dinner discount.
- Coupon at one of the participating jeep tour companies for a discount on their tour.
Fall Coupon Promotion is limited to availability, so please call today for your Sedona Fall Get-A-Way--800-483-7422
Many of the Sedona, Arizona Bed and Breakfasts have noticed a sharp drop off in visitors from Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain (PIIGS) this summer. Are they boycotting Sedona, or are they not traveling, from the economic status that they are living in?
To counter the collapse of the PIIGS economy, the Southwest Inn at Sedona has put together an Economic Revival promotion that should "bail out" the strapped visitors coming to re-fresh their spirits amongst the Sedona Vortex sites. Contact the Southwest Inn today for details: 800-483-7422!
And so goes the beginning of Edward Abbey's famous fiction work, The Monkey Wrench Gang, originally published in 1975. I first read The Monkey Wrench Gang, while on my way to the Southwest Inn at Sedona, for a vacation.
Wikipedia writes that the novel concerns the use of sabotage to protest environmentally damaging activities in the American Southwest, and was so influential that the term "monkey wrench" has come to mean any form of sabotage, activism, law-making, or law-breaking to preserve wilderness, wild spaces and ecosystems.
The book's four main characters are: "Seldom Seen" Smith, a Jack Morman river guide; Doc Sarvis, an odd wealthy and wise surgeon; Bonnie Abbzug, his young sexualized female assistant; and George Heyduke, an eccentric Green Beret Vietnam veteran. Together, they set out to destroy what they see as the system of western pollution. As their attacks grow from cutting down billboards along Route 66, to de-railing coal cars, the law begins to close in.
The text of the book takes place in the Southwest, just north of Sedona, Arizona, along Lees Ferry, and up to Jacob Lake. If you are driveing down to Sedona, from the north you can either go through Page, or you can take the route where The Monkey Wrench Gang spent most of their time, along the Vermillion Cliffs Rim, between the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and the Glenn Canyon Dam.
Edward Abbey often describes the Southwest in a very colorful and illustrating tone. If you are headed to Sedona for a vacation, I recommend that you acquire a copy of The Monkey Wrench Gang to read, while you drive through the valleys of the ecologiclly-minded misfits that so many have come to love.
Pleas contact the Southwest Inn at Sedona, for directions: 800-483-7422!
Fans can enjoy Arizona Football virtually every weekend during the fall season: either the Arizona Cardinals or the ASU Sun Devils are playing. After the game, fans can extend their Arizona vacation by driving up to Sedona and staying at one of the Sedona Hotels, or at one of the Sedona Bed and Breakfasts. During their stay in Sedona, fans will enjoy a number of the Sedona Area Attractions.
The schedules for this year are as follows:
Arizona State Sun Devils:
- vs. USC--Sept 24, 2011
- vs. Oregon State--October 01, 2011
- vs. Colorado--October 29, 2011
- vs. Arizona--November 19, 2011
- vs. California--November 25, 2011
- PAC 12 Championship Game--December 02, 2011
- vs. Carolina--Sept 11, 2011
- vs. New York Giants--October 02, 2011
- vs. Pittsburgh--October 23, 2011
- vs. St Louis--November 06, 2011
- vs. Dallas--December 04, 2011
- vs. San Francisco--December 11, 2011
- vs. Cleveland--December 18, 2011
- vs. Seattle--January 01, 2012
Please give the Southwest Inn at Sedona, for assistance in planning your Arizona Fall Football Vacation Get-A-Way: 800-483-7422
I decided to write this blog in hopes of informing some of you about a Sedona Spa Package at the Southwest Inn at Sedona.
Being as it was our first time in Sedona, Arizona, my friend and I spent a few days searching the web on things to do in Sedona when we found a list of Sedona Vacation Packages on the Southwest Inn website. We had previously read tons of great reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp about this hotel and decided to look into these packages, and see which one might be in our best interest. We searched through the description of each, everyone sounding tempting, when we fell in love with the Get-A-Way. This one included not only a discount on our two night stay, but a massage for two, two of the custom coffee mugs from their lobby, and it took care of our dinner dilemmas for one of our nights by including a gift certificate for a neat Southwestern restaurant down the road called the Barking Frog Grille! We are definitely more of the 'spa' type so you can understand why this one intrigued us! We planned our massage for the day after we had arrived in hopes to relieve us of the long trip to get there, (Which it most certainly did). We had such a great massage at one of the beautiful spas there in Sedona and had no regrets of the package we choose! We even slept in a bit the next morning and then had coffee out on our balcony, enjoying our new mugs as we watchd the sun rise over the eastern red rock rim. We spent the next day wondering aimlessly around the shops and galleries around town finding treasures that we couldn't live without and later headed off to dinner at the Barking Frog, which was everything we had hoped it'd be... delicious! We unwillingly had to head home the day after, but were so incredibly happy with our trip! I hope this helps some of you make your Sedona trip memorable and great!
Traveling from Phoenix and escaping the dreadful heat, I decided to come up to Sedona and spend the weekend in a lot cooler environment. Taking my breath away by the beautiful Red Rocks and the wonderful scenery, I decided what better way to stay outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature then by playing a round of golf at Seven Canyons, nestled in the fresh canyons of Sedona.
I was told about Seven Canyons by a nice young lady at the front desk of the Southwest Inn, where I stayed for my weekend getaway. I’ve only golfed a couple of times, but it was in the heat of Phoenix… not enjoyable. So I thought to myself that why not try golfing somewhere cooler where you can relax and enjoy the peacefulness of a lot fresher place. I truly feel that you can achieve something important out there on the links in the Arizona high desert; I didn't really understand it until I completed the first couple of holes. As I played the first hole, I played it in a new light. I have been used to playing, and seeing courses that are manufactured according to preconceived ideas of what a course should be. Here in Sedona, the holes are defined by trees, or hummocks, or water on it's sides, and there are obstacles near where our shots will probably land.
So, teeing off on number two, I got a better idea of what it would be like to take a "found" landscape and play golf on it with many, many ways to play the hole, depending on your imagination and skill. The subtle green sites on 4 and 7 which feel like someone draped the smoothest blanket on gentle hillsides sorta like "let's play to over there" to the side of that hill even though "over there" would be flattened by a succession of committees to make it more "fair" on any other golf course. Even though Seven Canyons was made, they are the most natural feeling holes I’ve ever seen on any golf course; I felt like I was on some primeval landscape for the first time thinking this would make a great place to play a game with some clubs and a ball from here to there. I was proud for having accomplished something remarkable, and I think back that I spent my time at Seven Canyons, and that I’ve played in the most beautiful place where life seemed to be in balance.
As the Arizona State University Sun Devils football begins their 2011 season, visiting fans will have the opportunity to venture up to Sedona, and enjoy many of the Sedona Lodging Attractions, from one of the Sedona Hotels, like the Southwest Inn at Sedona. The 2011 season begins as ASU faces off with USC this Saturday at the Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix, AZ.
After the game, take a cruise up to to see the Red Rocks of Sedona at the Southwest Inn at Sedona, which annually flies the flags of the Fiesta Bowl Teams.
What better way to end a football weekend than a Hummer tour through the Red Rocks guided by Sedona Off Road Adventures followed by dinner at the popular Barking Frog Southwestern restaurant and a private balcony view of a remarkable Sedona sunset right out the door of your hotel room?
Call us today 800-483-7422 to book your stay for one of the exciting weekends of pig skin, southwestern cuisine, and comfortable accomodations here at the Southwest Inn!
Disneyland is well know for the fun and adventure of the many rides and attractions. I just came back from Disneyland on the two day hopper. One of the best rides turned out to be Thunder Mountain. The setting is in the Red Rocks and the old west. The ride is a roller coaster, which takes you through the red rocks. What a great time. Then going through Sedona Arizona I Stayed at one of the Hotels in Sedona: the Southwest Inn. From my Balcony I could see the real Thunder Mountain. I disovered that the Thunder mountain ride was recreated from this beautiful town in Sedona, AZ, where Walt Disney would come to gather inspiration fo rhis movies. The views from the Southwest Inn took my breath away as I watched the sunset of the red rocks and pink and blue skys. To think I had just been to the greatest attraction only to later see the orignial inspirtation. I am so glad to have experienced both Thunder Mountains. I appreciate how beautiful Sedona is and that Walt Disney thought so too.
The following comment was emailed to me from Duffy Witmer, CEO of The Pioneer Saloon in Ketchum, Idaho. Duffy was responding to my earlier blog, regarding our economy. I have worked with Duffy and the Witmer family for over 20 years; we meet monthly to discuss the economy and the impact on The Pioneer Saloon and The Kneadery, as well as family planning issues. Duffy has been an inspiration on running the Southwest Inn at Sedona. This comment would be funny, if it were not so sadly true.
Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit ...
She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar.
To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. Heidi keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).
Word gets around about Heidi's
"drink now, pay later" marketing strategy and, as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Heidi's bar. Soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Detroit.
By providing her customers freedom from immediate payment demands, Heidi gets no resistance when, at regular intervals, she substantially increases her prices for wine and
beer, the most consumed beverages. Consequently, Heidi's gross sales volume increases massively.
A young and dynamic vice-president at the local bank recognizes that these customer debts constitute valuable future assets and increases Heidi's borrowing limit.
He sees no reason for any undue concern because he has the debts of the unemployed alcoholics as collateral!
At the bank's corporate headquarters, expert traders figure a way to make huge commissions, and transform these customer loans into DRINK BONDS.
These "securities" then are bundled and traded on international securities markets.
Ignorant naive investors don't really understand that the securities being sold to them as "AAA Secured Bonds" really are
debts of unemployed alcoholics. Nevertheless, the bond prices continuously climb - and the securities soon become the hottest-selling items for some
of the nation's leading brokerage houses.
One day, even though the bond prices still are climbing, a risk manager at the original local bank decides that the time has come to demand payment on the debts incurred by the drinkers at Heidi's bar. He so informs Heidi.
Heidi then demands payment from her alcoholic patrons. But, being unemployed alcoholics -- they cannot pay back their drinking debts.
Since Heidi cannot fulfill her loan obligations she is forced into bankruptcy. The bar closes and Heidi's 11 employees lose their jobs.
Overnight, DRINK BOND prices drop by 90%.
The collapsed bond asset value destroys the bank's liquidity and prevents it from issuing new loans, thus freezing credit and
economic activity in the community.
The suppliers of Heidi's bar had granted her generous payment extensions and had invested their
firms' pension funds in the BOND securities.
They find they are now faced with having to write off her bad debt and with losing over 90% of the presumed value of the bonds.
Her wine supplier also claims bankruptcy, closing the doors on a family business that had endured for three generations, her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor, who immediately closes the local plant and lays off 150 workers.
Fortunately though, the bank, the
brokerage houses and their executives are paid HUGE bonuses and bailed out by a multi-billion dollar no-strings attached cash infusion from the government.
The funds required for this bailout are obtained by new taxes levied on employed, middle-class, nondrinkers who have never been in Heidi's bar.
Several Sedona Hotels, including the Southwest Inn at Sedona are supporting the Women's Arising Conference in October of 2011.
The Southwest Inn at Sedona is located at the corner of Dry Creek Road, which leads out to the conference site at the Enchantment Resort. Either before, or after the conference, many of the guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the attractions of Sedona.
Please call the Southwest Inn at 800-483-7422 for more information and to inquire about our special pricing for the Women's Arising Conference.