Amy Risley

Enchantment Resort

>
Enchantment Resort Design details.

Design details.

Enchantment Resort Casita Junior Suite living room, complete with beehive fireplace, a small outdoor patio and charming Southwest flair.

Casita Junior Suite living room, complete with beehive fireplace, a small outdoor patio and charming Southwest flair.

Enchantment Resort King sized bed.

King sized bed.

Enchantment Resort Every single hotel in the world take note- not having to crawl under a desk or shimmy behind the bed to plug in personal electronics means everything to me.

Every single hotel in the world take note- not having to crawl under a desk or shimmy behind the bed to plug in personal electronics means everything to me.

Enchantment Resort The dramatic, sculptural entrance to Mii amo spa feels like a Richard Serra sculpture...on Mars.

The dramatic, sculptural entrance to Mii amo spa feels like a Richard Serra sculpture...on Mars.

Enchantment Resort One of three pools. Can you even handle that backdrop?

One of three pools. Can you even handle that backdrop?

Enchantment Resort The entrance to the Crystal Grotto. Whether or not you have an ounce of spirituality in you, starting the day with their quick intention ceremony might change your morning ritual for good.

The entrance to the Crystal Grotto. Whether or not you have an ounce of spirituality in you, starting the day with their quick intention ceremony might change your morning ritual for good.

Enchantment Resort Beautifully presented edamame with a trio of salt at Mii amo Cafe.

Beautifully presented edamame with a trio of salt at Mii amo Cafe.

Enchantment Resort Setting off on a hike. Sedona is widely known as a spiritual power center. The Boynton Canyon Vortex, a short hike from the property, is said to strengthen the masculine/feminine or yin/yang balance.

Setting off on a hike. Sedona is widely known as a spiritual power center. The Boynton Canyon Vortex, a short hike from the property, is said to strengthen the masculine/feminine or yin/yang balance.

Enchantment Resort Our knowledgable guide walked us through the fascinating history of the area's native culture. Here he shows us an example of primitive sandals made from the yucca plant.

Our knowledgable guide walked us through the fascinating history of the area's native culture. Here he shows us an example of primitive sandals made from the yucca plant.

Enchantment Resort Just casually sampling berries off of trees. What could go wrong?

Just casually sampling berries off of trees. What could go wrong?

Enchantment Resort

"Diamonds in the Rough", an exhilarating and challenging women-only mountain biking excursion was a major trip highlight.

Enchantment Resort The open kitchen at Mii Amo Cafe.

The open kitchen at Mii Amo Cafe.

Enchantment Resort View 180 earns its name during sunset cocktails.

View 180 earns its name during sunset cocktails.

Enchantment Resort The most vividly colorful and delicious charcuterie plate that ever was.

The most vividly colorful and delicious charcuterie plate that ever was.

Enchantment Resort And speaking of vivid, the pricky pear margarita (right) will light up your life.

And speaking of vivid, the pricky pear margarita (right) will light up your life.

Enchantment Resort Che-Ah-Chi dining.

Che-Ah-Chi dining.

Enchantment Resort Welcome to Enchantment...so lovely the way the architecture blends in with the landscape.

Welcome to Enchantment...so lovely the way the architecture blends in with the landscape.

Highs & Lows

  • The location embodies everything the phrase "America the Beautiful" is about. The way the resort is so gracefully tucked into the canyons creates an unmatched, almost otherworldly environment.

  • Their activities offering reads like a university course catalog...from mind, body & wellness programs to hiking, biking and tennis, there's so much to do and explore. Some of the more unique highlights include stargazing, chanting...even gourd decorating!

  • Mii amo Spa is an experience in and of itself and on my next trip I won't be able to pass up one of their all-inclusive 3, 4 or 7 night spa packages.

  • The resort is a good two hour drive from Phoenix airport, but worth the seclusion from anything urban or fast paced.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Resort & Spa

  • Vibe

    Luxury meets spirituality amidst one of America's most stunning backdrops.

  • Location

    Situated on 70 acres at the foot of Boynton Canyon's stunning Red Rock formations. It's a 2 hour drive from Phoenix, and just 2 hours south of the Grand Canyon.

  • Rooms

    218 at Enchantment & 16 at Mii amo, the property's destination spa.

  • Music

    None that I can recall.

  • Year Opened

    1987

  • Designed By

    Gluckman Mayner were the design architects for Mii amo, which has won the American Architecture Award given by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture.

  • Health & Wellness

    Gorgeous indoor and outdoor pools, a state of the art gym and classes ranging from yoga & meditation to bootcamp & barre. Golfers can tee off at the newly remodeled and picturesque Seven Canyons course.

  • Restaurant

    Four dining experiences all focused on locally sourced ingredients and creative menus. Che-Ah-Chi is the more formal of the bunch, serving contemporary American cuisine with a Southwest touch, View 180 features tapas and lighter bites, Tii Gavo is the ideal lunch spot, featuring casual fair like tacos and burgers, and Mii amo Cafe serves an organic, spa-style menu.

  • Bar

    View 180 is the place to be for sunset cocktails like the photogenic and delicious Prickly Pear Margarita, and their Wine Bar features one of the largest selections of Arizona wines.

  • Minibar

    Nothing official, but some delicious fruits, cheeses and crackers were there at check-in along with a nice bottle of red.

  • Children

    Many activities including junior and family tennis, and Camp Coyote for kids aged 4-12.

  • Price

    Affordable Luxury

Women's Only Mountain Biking Excursion

Women's Only Mountain Biking Excursion

Enchantment Resort, Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ, United States

Hike the Red Rocks

Hike the Red Rocks

Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ, United States

Melt the day away at Mii amo Spa.

Melt the day away at Mii amo Spa.

Enchantment Resort, Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ, United States

Share this Hotel

More AHL

SedonaArizona

L’Auberge de Sedona

by Natalie Decleve

“A pitstop for spiritual awakening.”

ScottsdaleArizona

The Saguaro Scottsdale

by Lauren O'Keefe

“Like a desert Pool Party at Andy Warhol’s.”

TannersvilleThe Catskills

Deer Mountain Inn

by Tansy Kaschak

“The Catskill's hideout you don't want to miss”

PortlandOregon

Kex Hotel

by Nora Colie

“A European Gem Inside Portland”

BrooklynNew York City

Wythe Hotel

by Laura James

“The hotel that outlasted the hipster”

BostonMassachusetts

The Newbury Boston

by Ernesto Roman

“A historical landmark in Boston”