So Many Things To Do

By Enchantment Resort (September 30, 2014)


As a guest of Enchantment Resort, one has access to many resort activities each day.  Our fall activities schedule lists more than 100 classes and excursions for the week, including fitness and yoga, culinary, arts, active adventures and Native American programs.  A few require advance sign-up due to space limitations, but most are available for guests to join at will.

Our culinary program includes a healthy cooking demo, organic gardening and composting class, Juicing 101, a class on the health benefits and proper preparation of tea, and wine tasting.  Explore your creative side with our gourd decorating,  watercolors or creative photography classes.  Many fitness classes are offered and provide a great opportunity to try out a different exercise from your usual routine.  Try aqua aerobics, energy dance or WOGA.

Hiking, mountain biking, tennis and golf provide further options, and our Native American programs offer unique experiences throughout the year, especially during the Winter and Summer Solstice.

Let us know how we can help plan an exciting itinerary for your next visit.



Renowned for its red rocks and outdoor activities by day, many don’t realize Sedona has an incredible night life: it is the world’s eighth international dark sky community, a recent designation from the International Dark-Sky Association recognizing excellent stewardship of the night sky.  The community as a whole has banded together to keep light pollution down so we can look up and see stars, the phases of the moon and the Milky Way.

Enchantment’s location in a private canyon offers even more intense viewing of the night sky.  With minimal light pollution and fully shielded light fixtures that direct light downwards, all guests need do is walk outside and look up.  Twice a week, guests may join a guided stargazing session led by a local expert with a powerful telescope.

Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment, has designed two treatments around the phases of the moon, and each is offered only on days around that moon’s phase.  Spirit of the New Moon is about manifesting one’s deepest desires and wishes; Spirit of the Full Moon is about releasing what no longer serves one’s life.

The next full moon is September 8, so book your appointment now.


Play at a higher elevation at Seven Canyons, ranked among America’s best residential golf courses by Golfweek, where 10 degrees can make a world of difference.  With vistas of red rock cliffs, verdant greens, and the occasional javelina sighting, guests of Enchantment Resort enjoy rewarding time on the course with new GPS-equipped golf carts.

Join one of our Summertime Golf Clinics and learn from our expert pros, every Friday morning.

Our summer golf packages offer great value, combining a summer getaway with a round of golf.  We provide use of Ping clubs and Footjoy shoes if you need them,  unlimited use of the Practice Park and driving range, and complimentary transfers between resort and course.

Spa and Golf Package: a 60-min spa treatment, a round of golf and daily breakfast included with casita guestroom.

Fairway Getaway Package: a round of golf, sleeve of balls, and daily breakfast included with casita guestroom.

Make this the summer you go beyond watching tennis on ESPN to playing on the court, surrounded by the red rock country of Sedona.  Whether you’re looking to learn a new sport, perfect your serve, or whack a few tennis balls with friends, our tennis professionals will help you give it your best shot.

Spend an hour working on specific skills in our complimentary group tennis clinics offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 am-11 am.   In-depth tennis clinics designed for kids, adults or families are offered throughout the summer for an additional fee.

Compete in ongoing tournaments such as our annual Whites and Woods Mixed Doubles, open to specific skill levels.

Ranked among “the world’s top 100 tennis resorts and camps” by Tennis Resorts Online, Enchantment offers a total of seven courts, surrounded by beautiful red rock scenery and a stellar coaching staff.  Come check it out!

Summer Solstice marks the beginning of summer, and we celebrate the bounty the season brings with a week-long program of  Native American-inspired events June 15-21. Guests are welcome to join in the activities, including Native American craft demonstrations. Try your hand at Navajo beadwork and learn the significance the stones hold, weave sash belts in the traditional Navajo style, watch how Hopi drums are made and see traditional and contemporary styles of Katsina Doll carvings.

Traditional dance performances will feature Hopi Derrick Suwaima Davis, the only seven-time Hoop Dance World Champion; and  Chasingwind and The Pollen Trail Dancers performing Navajo dances to honor the Solstice.

We’ll be introducing a labyrinth, dedicating a Medicine Wheel, and much more during this special week.

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The Chef’s Table is our new, interactive culinary experience offered each Tuesday and Wednesday evening in the Wine Bar at Che-Ah-Chi. Seating just 14 guests, the Chef’s Table features a four-course menu designed around a theme created by Executive Chef’ David Schmidt with wines that pair or contrast, chosen by our sommelier Michael Robb.   The diners are the final arbiters, tasting and discussing with the chef and sommelier between courses.  It’s fun, it’s social and it’s delicious.

Recent themes have included Latin flavors of South America paired with South American wines; bacon-inspired cuisine paired with Zinfandels; and New World cuisine with Old World Wines.

The menu is announced the Friday prior and reservations are required. $75 per person plus tax. Each Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 pm.



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Surrounded by the dramatic red rock cliffs of Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort guests are immersed in the beauty of Sedona from the moment they arrive.

More than 100 activities a week await guests at this Arizona family resort, allowing them to customize their experience with hiking and mountain biking excursions, tennis clinics, spa treatments, cooking and wine tasting classes, creative photography, Native American educational programs, yoga and dance classes and much more.

This spring we’re introducing several new activities:

For families and groups, we’ve created All Ages Yoga, a fun class suitable for all age levels.  Held outside, on the grassy lawn, it’s a version of gentle yoga with lots of stretching and movement.  Guests will learn proper stretching techniques to improve flexibility and keep muscles strong.

The health benefits of juicing are the focus of the new Juicing 101 class at Mii amo Spa.  Guests will learn the healthful properties of various fruits and vegetables, how to combine them for best effect and flavor and how to add supplements, such as chia seed and local bee pollen and tinctures like gingko and kava.  Different ways to juice will be demonstrated with a discussion of best juicers and blenders for the home cook.

With the addition of Seven Canyons as our newest amenity, guests enjoy exclusive play at this private club featuring an 18-hole championship course designed by Tom Weiskopf.  Seven Canyons Golf Clinic provides guests with hands-on training from our pros.  Rotating weekly clinics focus on ways to improve your game through chipping and putting, pitching and sand, full swing and more.

View the activities schedule or contact our concierge to help plan your stay.

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A lover’s feast awaits Friday evening in Che-Ah-Chi, a Sedona dining experience where a special prix-fixe menu ($125 per person) revolves around foods believed to be aphrodisiacs.  Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, when the chef pulls in such persuasive foods as oysters, chiles, figs, and of course chocolate, among many others to create an irresistible four-course meal designed to entice the senses.

White chocolate vinaigrette tops an arugula salad with strawberries and almonds.  Or will you be seduced by the Kumamoto oysters sided with warm ale, garlic and capers? Still, there’s the Hamachi, glistening with an olive oil gelee over charred avocado.  And that’s just the beginning.

Second course contenders involve lobster bisque with chile pepper compote, or a pheasant struedel with figs and walnuts. Main course options are heady with duck breast, beef tenderloin, sea bass or scallops, each with lovely renderings of sauces and herbs, perhaps Thumbelina carrots.  Dessert is much anticipated and will not disappoint, as chocolate abounds.

Commit now by calling Che-Ah-Chi at 928.282.2900 to book your table.


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Camp Coyote is the children’s program at our Arizona family resort, located in its own adobe house with the sign of the colorful, howling coyote.  The new year begins with special events in January led by our cheerful Camp Coyote team pictured here (clockwise from top left): Rebecca Wolf, Activities Supervisor, with Camp Counselors Dakota Lavender, Natalie Rivera and Stacy Hernandez.

On Wednesday January 1, the Coyote kitchen will be the hub of delicious baking throughout the day as camp counselors show tiny campers the essentials of baking cookies and cupcakes.  Kids will be able to watch, learn, assist in the important task of decorating, and they’ll taste the fruits of their creative labor.

Monday January 27th is Chocolate Cake Day and that means learning to bake the perfect chocolate cake and eat it too.  They’ll be popping lots of fresh popcorn on National Popcorn Day on  the 19th, the perfect accompaniment for the Sunday reading circle.

Check our website for ongoing special events planned in addition to the regularly scheduled programs designed to educate and entertain children ages 4-12 at our Sedona resort.

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Five-time world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa) has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, the Billboard Music Awards, the Tonight Show and the White House, and he’ll give two one-hour performances with the Yellowbird Indian Dancers on the Village Terrace at Enchantment on Thanksgiving Day.

Duncan is also a noted flute player, having being named “Artist of the Year” for 2013 by the Native American Music Awards.  He’s toured with acclaimed Native American artist E. Carolo Nakai as well as pop artist Nelly Furtado.  He will play flute as an accompaniment to storytelling led by his wife, Violet Duncan by the outdoor fireplace from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  

Camp Coyote staff will oversee Arizona family resort activities via a holiday craft station set up for kids throughout the afternoon at Juniper House, also at the Village. Families are welcome to stop by and try their hand at making pinecone turkeys and other fun diversions, and there will be S’mores by the fire that evening.

Guests may choose from two bountiful Sedona dining experiences.  A traditional Thanksgiving buffet featuring chilled seafood, antipasti, rosemary-basted natural Amish turkey and all the trimmings will be served in the Anasazi Ballroom from 1 to 6 pm.   A prix-fixe, four-course menu will be served in Che-Ah-Chi, our signature restaurant.  Executive Chef David Schmidt incorporated all his favorite autumn flavors in this menu, and then some.  Here the turkey is cider-brined with buttery mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, cranberries and offal gravy. Other entree choices include a bourbon-glazed pork chop with duck-fat red cabbage, grilled prime rib with mushrooms and chestnut tortellini in a pecorino broth.

Please call 928-204-6000 for reservations.