This was our first trip to Sedona and my husband and I did not want to leave. Sam and Irith the owners and innkeepers of Boots and Saddles made our stay incredible. Their inviting warmth and hospitality are second to none. Before we even landed in Arizona we had a message from Sam asking how everything was and stating he was looking forward to our arrival. When we arrived Sam took his time showing us everything we needed in our room. The Sacred Feather room exceded our expectations. The view of Thunder Mountain was beautiful, the room had everything we needed from a very comfortable bed, to a beautiful two person shower, chocolates every night, coffee/tea and cold water bottles filled in the mini fridge ready for our hikes the next day. There were plenty of towels, a gas fireplace with a timer so we could fall asleep to it and of course our favorite..the hot tub which we enjoyed overlooking the beautiful scenery on the balcony with a telescope to gaze the mountain. The decorating done by the Irith and the Kachina House next door had just the right touch. The grounds of the B&B were very nicely done and we loved hearing the water fountain every morning and evening when entering or leaving our room. Boots and Saddles has a wonderful atmospere with a perfect mixture of intimacy yet allowing us to be very private. You do not feel as though you are in someone's home as the room is in the building Sam and Irith built 10 feet away, yet you come down for breakfast every morning and gather with the other guests who are just as happy to be there as you are.
The first morning or your stay, either Sam and Irith will sit down with you and give you all the information you need to enjoy Sedona and their tips on from where the best hikes are to where we should eat and shop, ect. They provide you with maps and will talk with you as long as you like or need. They are also happy to make every and any reservation that you would like. Both Sam and Irith hold their business and name in high regard therefore their recommendations are very sound. Although they have their recommendations they are not pushy with any of them. At any time in the day Sam will answer the phone and be happy to help with directions for hikes or anything else you may need. They also prepared a to go breakfast the morning we left as we were leaving before breakfast so that we would not have to stop or leave any earlier than we had to. This was a wonderful touch. We did have reservations about the 8:30 am breakfast however it turned out to be an excellent time which got us going for our day so that we could enjoy as much of Sedona as we could in our short 4 day stay.
You would think that with running two B&B's they would be frazzled and have little time for each person however they do this very well and are very organized making each guest feel important. If you get a chance, spend time talking with their life, they are very intelligentt, energetic people with a zest for life and have travelled and lived in many countries.
The only negative I have is to say (and this is personal preference) that their pillows are all feather pillows in which I and my husband do not sleep well on. I would recommend them to purchase a few firmer foam pillows for their guests that either are allergic to feathers or just are not comfortable on them. I'm sure if I asked they probably would have.
I would recommend Boots and Saddles to anyone who asks. My husband and I had one of the best vacations ever and enjoyed every second of our stay. Sam and Irith were a big part of making this vacation as wonderful as it was.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled just under Thunder Mountain and Red Chimney Rock in Sedona, Arizona, one can sense the bygone days of the Old West. Beautifully decorated rooms with in-room jetted tubs for two in front of the flickering fire. The Suites at Sedona B&B is the perfect place to unwind, explore, or rejuvenate a romance. Voted #1 B&B with "Most Hospitality" for 2004, "Best Customer Service" 2003, & "B&B Guests want to return to Again" 2002. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boots And Saddles Hotel Sedona