If you’re looking to truly escape The Carolinas this winter or spring, there’s few places where you can get quite as much of a change of scenery than in Sedona, Arizona… And from our informal research, there’s also hardly a better place to call home anywhere than Enchantment Resort. The beloved, luxury retreat is conveniently nestled just minutes outside of downtown Sedona.
A direct flight from Charlotte, at just a bit over 3 hours, will get you to Phoenix, where you can rent a car and head to Sedona – or you can fly a connector out Charlotte to Phoenix and then Flagstaff for a slightly shorter drive.
The Enchantment Resort property, spanning over 70 acres, is nestled in Boynton Canyon, one of the most scenic box canyons in the area. Enchantment was a former private ranch that now features rustic adobe casitas (with 218 guestrooms and suites) with a strong Southwest aesthetic: Think beehive fireplaces, red clay, and mesa textiles and patterns. The rooms also feature private decks or patios and several of them feature kitchens and private pools.
The resort contains everything from a spa to multiple dining options, featuring a new Executive Chef, Laurent Elmerich, and many wellness options. Che Ah Chi offers up locally sourced ingredients, and has a menu of modern American cuisine with Native American influence. Nearby Tii Gavo offers a casual gathering place with sweeping views, a cozy fire pit, and small plate Southwestern cuisine. Mii amo Café offers seasonal, mindful cuisine in a peaceful atmosphere.
There is a stunning pool, bikes availabile, daily fitness classes, golf, tennis, exclusive hiking trails, and much more to complete your experience. The property recently went through a renovation and upgraded all rooms. Learn about Native American arts and culture with local artists, or spend the evening stargazing.
If you’re starting to plan travel now, spring is a beautiful time to visit. In Sedona, the average high temperature reaches the low 80s this time of year and everything is beginning to turn green and bloom.