Enchantment Resort is debuting the second phase of a property-wide renovation with an $11 million refurbishment of all 218 guest rooms. The work, with designs inspired by Native American traditions and the surrounding beauty of Boynton Canyon, includes new state-of-the-art technologies as well as linens, décor, bathrooms and indoor and outdoor patio furniture.

New interiors showcase a modern adaptation of furniture styles and fabrics, which stand out against the resort’s adobe walls in a tailored, regional style: seating combines wood, leather and upholstered fabrics reflective of the area’s outdoors; custom lighting elements of crystals and metal complement decorative fixtures derived from local jewelers; and artistic materials and details are fused with uncomplicated lines and forms to maintain the balance between history and clean-lined comfort.

Guestroom bathrooms, the largest undertaking of the redesign, were completely renovated. An expanded layout with raised ceilings opened up the space to allow even more natural light. Suite bathrooms now showcase five fixtures including a soaking tub and walk-in shower!

Sedona in the summer boasts sunshine-filled days, and cooler evenings with plenty of opportunities for stargazing. The entire family will enjoy this perfect Southwest vacation package, which includes:

  • Two nights at Enchantment Resort
  • One breakfast entrée or breakfast buffet per person each morning at Yavapai Restaurant or from Room Service
  • Daily Camp Coyote for children ages 4-12
  • A group Pink Jeep Tour — choose one of several adventures including Ancient Ruins, Coyote Canyons, Diamondback Gulch, Photography Tour or Scenic Rim
  • Daily use of Mii amo spa (for age 16 and older), tennis courts and mountain bikes

Packages start from $1,414 and are based on a family of four. To learn more about this and other packages at Enchantment Resort, please visit our website.

While enjoying your stay at Enchantment or Mii amo Spa, take advantage of our location by exploring some of the trails surrounding our resort. We are located at the mouth of Boynton Canyon, one of seven wilderness canyons comprising the Seven Canyons Area. There is a hike for everyone here – easy, moderate or strenuous (aka gnarly). One of my favorite little short hikes in the area is Doe Mountain, which is actually a mesa just about a mile west of the resort. Exit our front gate, turn right at the first stop sign and park at the second parking lot on your left, less than a mile away.

 The narrow trail zigzags up the northwest slope of the formation, landing you on top in about a half hour – a 467’ moderate climb. Walk over to the east side of the mesa and explore the red rock cliffs. Millions of years of erosion have carved out some unique rock sculptures here.  Great views loom to the east, with Thunder Mountain, Wilson Mountain and parts of the Mogollon Rim dominating the landscape – truly a magnificent payoff for a short hike. Great place to bring a lunch and find your own special spot on the red rock cliffs. Just remember they way you came up, because it is the only way down! 

This is a great choice for an early morning hike on a hot summer day, going up on the north side in the shade. By the time it gets hot – it’s all downhill.

Our glorious world-class destination spa, Mii amo has inspired the creation of La Bella Donna’s Compressed Eye Shadow Compact Colour Collection, Sedona Sunset.  Amidst the red rocks of Arizona and glorious beauty of Sedona’s sunsets, the eyes become the face focus for spring 2011.  The Compact Colour of compressed mineral eye shadows may be described as a fiery glow, just as the day gives way to night on a fantastic evening in Sedona. The new collection is now available at Mii amo Boutique!

Enchantment Resort has orchestrated 3 days of events from April 22-24, honoring planet Earth, including gardening, cooking, wine tasting, joyful dancing and star gazing.  Guests will relax in beautiful natural surroundings, learn to release tension and restore balance for a healthier existence.  All events are open to guests of Enchantment Resort and Mii amo.  For a complete list of activities, please visit http://enchantmentresort.com/activities/calendar/

Highlights include:

o Apache Teachings:  Listen to authentic Apache teachers as they share traditional knowledge of Boynton Canyon

o Gardening from the Inside Out:  Eloquent, inspiring and passionate, Bill McDorman challenges gardeners to breathe deeply, slow down and create a new context of understanding of the spaces around them.  Rather than have their gardens be “one more thing they have to do,” Bill helps his audience reframe their relationship to this magical interface that is informative, whimsical and downright spiritual.

o IT’S ALIVE! Wildflower Walk:  In this delightful stroll in and around Enchantment, Bill McDorman will identify and share lore of the wild, edible and medicinal plants in our midst. He’ll throw in a bit of geology just to make sure we know where we are.  Most importantly Bill will engender a spirit of wonder as he inspires us to connect deeply with the world in which we live.

o Walking in Beauty:  Join Colette Coletta in an experiential class in awareness and appreciation of Mother Earth.  Explore images such as mandalas, sand paintings, and medicine wheels with regard to their meanings for various indigenous groups and the ways that these images can help develop a deeper connection and understanding of one’s true nature.

o Rising in Love:  Alok is a highly original Zen Calligraphic painter and provides a special demonstration of his art. Private sessions for a personalized calligraphic portrait for individuals, couples or families are available April 16 – 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mii amo library.
o Cooking Demo & Organic Wine Tasting:  Executive Chef Ted Cizma will prepare an appetizer of locally grown produce, house-baked bread and freshly made cheese, and pair it with the sustainable and organically farmed wines of Arizona Stronghold, made in the Verde Valley.

“The Droppah”

By John Meyers (March 1, 2011)

During a somewhat mundane, workmanship match played out from the baseline, when commentator Patrick McEnroe exclaims “the droppah!” you can tell he is genuinely excited.  A shot more commonly used in the infancy of open tennis, the drop shot has recently become more prevalent in the modern game of power tennis.

Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and many clay court specialists have worked this shot into their repertoire. Although some opponents – especially those who can’t hit one – consider this a cheap shot, not worthy of one with solid groundstrokes, it’s still a winner, just like the 90 mph forehand down the line. A true touch shot, the dropper – when used with discretion – can throw a baseliner off their game, resulting in constant muttering and creative exclamations.

Even doubles players can make great use of this shot, especially if your opponents like to stay back on the baseline. After your return of serve, wait for a short ball, act like you’re hitting a normal groundie, and at the point of contact soften your wrist and let your racquet head slide under the ball.

The keys for a successful drop shot are disguise and discretion. You can turn a backhand slice into a drop shot and your opponent won’t read it until it’s too late. But hitting this shot from behind the baseline is a recipe for disaster.  Be patient, wait for that short ball, and give your opponent something else to think about with “the droppah!”

Whether you have been fortunate enough to visit Boynton Canyon or not, you can see what an amazing destination it is.  For centuries people have revered this sacred setting and now we have brought this Canyon’s history to life with our DVD Che Ah Chi, now available online and at our two boutiques located on property. Che Ah Chi, the Apache name for the legendary red rock canyon home to Enchantment Resort is a 30-minute film featuring interviews with tribal elders and geological experts that generously share their oral history and wisdom of the mysterious canyon with Native American filmmaker and director RJ Joseph.

Che Ah Chi is an engaging documentary featuring Native Americans and experts telling an intriguing history of Boynton Canyon’s dramatic earth changes, prehistoric ruins, creation stories, inhabitants and its healing waters. It is important to document the history of Boynton Canyon, ensuring future generations can fully understand its importance and significance. We had the privilege to document tribal elders revealing information usually reserved only for their own storytelling circles. Che Ah Chi gives viewers the opportunity to witness their deep insights into their respective cultures and gain a greater respect for this intricate canyon. You can view a segment of the documentary, by visiting http://www.enchantmentresort.com/activities/native-american/. It is sure to inspire a first or return visit.

Treat your sweetheart to the Enchantment Resort Valentine’s Suite Romance Package throughout February. You’ll delight in your choice of luxurious Southwestern suite accommodations for a rewarding two or three nights in the heart of red rock country, plus these amazing Champagne Strawberry Truffles as your turndown treat. Or, surprise your Valentine and make these delicious truffles at home.

12 oz. white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoon champagne
1 teaspoon strawberry puree
Milk chocolate, to dip the centers in


o Melt white chocolate in a heavy saucepan on low, stirring constantly; stir in whipping cream.

o Stir in champagne and strawberry.  Pour into a shallow pan lined with parchment paper or foil.

o Refrigerate until mixture is thickened, but still soft, about 2 hours.

o Shape 1 tablespoon of the mixture by rolling into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place balls on waxed paper.

o Refrigerate until cold, then melt the milk chocolate and dip the centers and place on waxed paper.  Truffles can be refrigerated 2-3 days or frozen for several weeks.

As a business professional, you may choose to have a destination meeting for a variety of reasons. Your business space might be undergoing repairs, or you may desire to create an environment for your employees where they can enjoy the benefits of a team-building atmosphere while accomplishing tasks away from the workplace. Whatever your reason, having a Sedona meeting has the potential to dramatically benefit your employees and company as a whole.

Accommodating Facilities

Whether your meeting is for a small corporate board or a large number of business associates, hosting your meeting at Arizona’s premier Southwestern resort is a winning combination. Enchantment Resort features flexible meeting space that feature the best of the resort’s spectacular Sedona setting, with over 13,000 square feet of usable meeting and event space, and 20,000 square feet of picturesque outdoor space for any special event or function.

There are ballrooms, function rooms, and countless locations to accommodate you and your staff amidst beautiful scenery. These areas are enhanced with advanced technological capabilities, giving you the flexibility to create a dynamic presentation or meeting built upon participation.

Balance Work and Pleasure

Without question, Enchantment will offer you the tools to accomplish tasks and meet the goals of your meeting in Sedona. However, when the day is done and your meeting is nearing its completion, you and your employees will be able to enjoy the beauty of one of the most gorgeous Southwestern resorts around. Enchantment’s unforgettable suites, award-winning amenities, and mind-body-spirit building exercises will revitalize your staff and leave them feeling peaceful, focused, and far happier.

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We are happy to announce the arrival of our new signature line of Jojoba Flower bath, body and hair products! These amazing new Mii amo Spa products will now be featured in-room at Enchantment Resort.

Jojoba Flower is a line of natural skin care products inspired by the plants and herbs found in the high desert and red rock canyons around Sedona. This area’s unique ecology and majestic canyons have long provided an important medicinal and spiritual resource for the Apache, Hopi, Sinagua and Yavapai Native Americans. We incorporated the local folklore and the canyons rich and diverse plant life for inspiration in developing Jojoba Flower Skin and Hair Care Products. We hope you will enjoy these products in our rooms at both Mii amo and Enchantment Resort, taking with you a bit of Sedona – past and present.

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