Check out my review of the Junipine Resort on Examiner.com as well HERE.
We dropped our luggage and walked straight back through the living room to the deck because, through the sliding glass doors, we could see it.
The incredible, mesmerizing, gorgeous view of the snow-topped mountains, the trees, the creek, the….we were overwhelmed with the beauty.
We saw a great deal of jaw-dropping scenery when we were in Arizona but Sedona was truly one of the most amazing places we have ever seen. It started with our stay at the wonderful Junipine Resort, just a few miles outside town. The drive from town out to the Junipine Resort has such incredible scenery that we had to stop several times to take pictures. Luckily, there are plenty of places to pull off the road since everyone else wants to do the very same thing.
Be aware that your GPS may not find this location for some reason, so just program in another location on that same road. This worked fine for us; once we were on the correct road, we found Junipine from the address we had.
We honestly didn’t know what to expect from this resort tucked away in the woods in the middle of mountains and burbling streams. The website talks about “creekhouses” overlooking Oak Creek but what the heck were creekhouses? Chris Bosselmann, the General Manager, assured me that he would put us in a creekhouse with a great view.
Now that we have stayed there, I think I can safely say that there are no creekhouses with a bad view. And what are creekhouses? They are incredibly lovely and luxurious villas that are overwhelmingly wonderful in every single way.
We checked in, then headed to our own little piece of paradise at the Junipine Resort. Our very own private creekhouse.
By this time in our Arizona journey, we had stayed at some really, really lovely hotels but it was extremely nice to spread out in a beautiful townhouse with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge kitchen, two wonderful fireplaces and the most incredible view we had seen so far in our travels. We really loved the fireplace in the living room – there was also one in the master bedroom which would be lovely on a cold and snowy winter night.
The living room furniture was cushy and comfortable which was great since we spent a lot of time lolling around on it in the evening doing absolutely nothing and it was great.
We stopped at a grocery in town and stocked up on food so we could prepare some meals ourselves. We ate them right here, unable to tear our eyes off the view.
If we had timed it better, we could have paid a visit to the Junipine Cafe and Grill, which is supposed to have fabulous fish, freshly caught in the creek. Unfortunately, they were closed when we were there but here’s a video clip to give you an idea.
The creekhouse was perfect for us as we spread out and took over the entire place and I relegated Tom to the other bathroom and bedroom. Which was ironic when I decided it was just a little too big and went upstairs to share his bedroom for the night. Hey. There could have been bears in those woods. Although, I have to admit, they were probably completely uninterested in a couple of tourists from Kentucky. Or from anywhere actually.
But the creekhouses would truly be perfect for families. With two bedrooms, there is plenty of room for everyone and there’s tons of things to do in nearby Sedona. I’m going to tell you all about our off-road adventure with Pink Jeep Tours soon. Here’s some ideas for things to do in the area. There’s dozens of hiking trails in the area and one of the nicest things about Junipine is that they have their own hiking trail right on the property. Just head back behind the cafe to the creek and you’ll see the prettiest little trail winding along beside the creek and up the mountain.
We hiked this entire trail which sounds more impressive than it is since it’s a pretty short trail. It actually branches off onto another trail which heads straight up the mountain. They told us at the checkin area that you could take this trail all the way up the mountain and end up in the snow.
We had no desire to hike all the way up that mountain.
All we desired was going back to our comfy, cushy seat in front of the fire in our creekhouse.
And admiring that view some more.
So that’s precisely what we did.
Full disclosure: Our accommodations were provide by the Junipine Resort, but as always, I will share my honest opinion about any travel experiences I have.Pin It