I stayed at Boots and Saddles based on, as always, the TA posts. This was my 2nd visit to Sedona and, although I loved the last place I stayed, this time I wanted a view. Turned out, Boots is about 50 paces from the previous B&B. Irith greeted us very warmly and she turned out to be what made our visit this time so memorable and heartwarming. Irith began by sitting us down in the common area and letting us know all the interesting spots in Sedona as well as the great restaurants. Then she showed us to our room, The Ghost Rider (we tried to get the Sacred Feather, but it was booked well in advance),was gorgeous and the huge, walk-in shower with 2 heads was to die for!! Very well decorated and I especially enjoyed the partial view of the red rocks and the fact that the window by the bathroom sink opens so you can hear the lower level fountain which created a wonderful and peaceful sound floating into the bedroom. So relaxing! By the way, I love lights that dim to set a mood and I rarely see this when I travel, but Boots had them.
After Irith left, we headed out for a walk. I had no idea this B&B was so close to a phenomenal hike - we ended up hiking to the summit of Chimney Rock and it was stunningly beautiful at the top (only took about 50 minutes to get to the top). I can't even tell you how amazing the photo ops are up there. We came down at sunset which set the stage for more breathtaking photos.
I'm not a big breakfast person, but Irith talked them up so much, I decided - what they hey. I'm glad I did. Not only did they make exceptional meals, the folks at our table were so interesting and pleasant; one girl was gluten free and Irith created a special breakfast for her. A nice touch was that Irith announced to the group as a whole what we were being served so there was no wondering what we were about to eat. Apparently, there are only 7 rooms, so on any given day, there are no more than 14 people in the common area having breakfast - very cozy. Right after breakfast, she ushers folks over to the sitting area where she explains in detail the options for what to do - hiking, shopping, side trips, etc. She knows her stuff and I'm glad I deferred to her.
Part of what stands out at Boots is the attention to detail; on our last day there an unexpected snowstorm hit and while we were all having breakfast, I could see Sam scraping off snow from the windshields of each of the guests' vehicles - how nice. The snow, by the way, made for some unforgettable photographs I will always cherish.
The morning we left we skipped breakfast because we had to get to Phoenix for our flight. When I went into the common area to turn in our keys, Irith greeted us enthusiastically and offered to pack breakfast for us (I actually didn't realize they served breakfast on Mondays; I assumed it was only the weekends). We declined, but she was so nice. Dare I admit I actually got slightly teary eyed upon our departure? Yeah, I admit it.... and cannot wait to go back!!
I preferred upstairs for the view.
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