A Sunset Chateau
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Located on a hilltop in the heart of West Sedona in Arizona, A Sunset Chateau B&B has unparalleled panoramic red rock views. This secluded, artist paradise, replete with original murals, paintings, and sculptures, captures the spirit of Sedona. 25 individually decorated suites have private entrances and baths, fireplaces, jetted tubs, kitchens, gorgeous red rock views, Starbucks coffee, and organic soaps & shampoos. Our spacious rooms are at least 600 square feet and combine modern amenities with Santa Fe style charm.
Each morning, we have a different featured gourmet breakfast entrée and serve a fresh fruit salad. In addition, coffee, tea, juice, cereal, and oatmeal are available every day.
Property amenities include a salt-water swimming pool & Jacuzzi tub alongside a gas kiva fireplace. Our large inner patio is surrounded by lush gardens and situated next to a waterfall with a 120-foot stream, making it the perfect place to relax. Enjoy one of our many hammocks or have a glass of wine at an umbrella tables while you take in a spectacular sunset.
A Sunset Chateau abuts the Airport Mesa hiking trail, a beautiful intermediate 4-mile loop trail with stunning views. If you want to see a 360 degree panorama of Sedona or hike to the airport mesa vortex, this is a perfect trail to start your trip.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure, a romantic getaway, or just a relaxing vacation in the midst of Sedona’s famous red rocks, A Sunset Chateau is the true Sedona experience.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Janet, Philippe & Jean Christophe Buillet for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Guests choose A Sunset Chateau for our spectacular panoramic Red Rock Views, unique & luxurious accommodations, central yet secluded location, delectable breakfasts, amenities, and our exceptional personalized service. Our goal has always been to treat each guest as our highest priority and create an indelible experience for sophisticated & discerning travelers who are looking for a unique Sedona experience.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
A Sunset Chateau has a reputation of being an artist’s paradise, replete with expansive murals, original paintings & sculptures and our exquisite room décor truly captures the spirit of Sedona. What sets us apart is our enchanting hilltop setting & park-like grounds, delectable breakfasts, and the personalized concierge services that we provide for our guests. What we love most about our inn are the unparalleled red rock views that we enjoy every day, the magical atmosphere of the grounds, and our suites which are each a unique masterpiece of art.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The number one reason to come to Sedona is experience one of the most spectacular and enchanting places of natural beauty on the planet. With breathtaking red rock mountains and a unique serenity, Sedona is like nowhere else in the world.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Our best compliment is hearing from seasoned international travelers that their stay at A Sunset Chateau was truly the best accommodation they had ever experienced and had wildly exceeded their expectations.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Some of the best-kept secrets about Sedona are the expansiveness of the hiking and biking trail system and the many wineries and tasting rooms around the Sedona area. There are nearly two hundred trails in the Sedona area of varying difficulties, each with a their own vistas and unique beauty. The Verde Valley area has also become a burgeoning wine region with many wineries to visit and many more tasting rooms.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
The first day would be well spent by visiting Tlaquepaque, a charming replica of a Mexican city, where you can visit galleries, browse through interesting specialty shops and explore this lovely city within a city; followed by a visit to Sedona’s uptown area, where you can enjoy multitudes of local shops. Then head to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, built into the red rocks, which offers spectacular vista. End your day by visiting one of our state parks or hike one of Sedona’s many beautiful trails.
On your second day, treat yourself to a spectacular hot air balloon ride or scenic helicopter tour where you will float over Sedona’s glorious red rocks for the experience of a lifetime. After breakfast, enjoy a scenic jeep tour into Sedona’s rugged backcountry, where you will learn about the origins and folklore of the city while enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Sedona landscape. In the afternoon, plan a visit to Sedona’s Palatki & Hononki Indian ruins, which you can explore on your own or set up a guided tour if you want to learn more about the rich Native American culture. Or visit Montezuma’s castle, a historic Native American dwelling built right into the mountains. End your day by relaxing on the grounds of A Sunset Chateau where you can take a swim, soak in our salt water Jacuzzi, or relax on a hammock, and prepare to enjoy a spectacular Sedona sunset.
On your third day, you can explore Sedona’s beautiful wineries, which you can either visit on your own, or schedule a tour if you want to relax and be chauffeured about. You can also schedule a scenic horseback ride in the Verde Valley backcountry. Afterwards, you can visit historic Jerome, an old mining town situated high on a hill, offering gorgeous, panoramic vistas. You will enjoy many interesting artisan shops, galleries, and restaurants in this colorful city with a unique historical background.
On your fourth day, plan to take a drive up the scenic Oak Creek Canyon up to the Grand Canyon and see this natural wonder of the world in all its majesty. Finish your trip with a relaxing in-room massage followed by a soak in the hot tub under the stars or enjoy a glass of wine on your patio.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There are beautiful hiking trails right across the street from A Sunset Chateau. If you are up for a half-mile walk down the street there is a movie theatre, Art-Mart, natural food market, yogurt shop, wonderful restaurants, supermarket, drug store, and more.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Cucina Rustica is a beautiful organic Italian restaurant with a warm and elegant atmosphere, delectable food, and a wonderful wine list.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
VisitSedona.com is the chamber of commerce’s official site and has quite a bit of information about everything Sedona. Sedona.net & Gatewaytosedona.com are two privately run websites that are also great references.
How many rooms does your inn have?
There are 25 rooms, all with private entrances and baths.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets, however, the following site lists pet friendly accommodations in Sedona: http://www.bringfido.com/lodging/city/sedona_az_us/
For the tennis lover, there are two beautiful public tennis courts across the street from A Sunset Chateau. Enjoy playing a few sets with the beautiful red rocks as a backdrop.
Pool/Jacuzzi and Kiva Fireplace
Take a dip in the pool to cool off, or soak in the Jacuzzi tub to settle in and relax. Our romantic Kiva fireplace next to the Jacuzzi runs day and night for your enjoyment. Sit by the pool and gaze out on wonderful red rock views or admire the large pool mural, one of the many murals on property painted by owner/artist Janet Buillet.
Waterfall, 120 Foot Stream and Pond
Enjoy the soothing sound of running water as you relax in our garden area. Multiple hammocks and casita suites are situated by our stream and waterfall which flow into a heart shaped pond. The lush garden foliage surrounding the stream and pond gives the area a wonderfully natural feel. So nestle in a hammock, close your eyes, and experience the waters calming effect on your psyche as you embark on the vacation of a lifetime.
Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast Each Morning
Each day a different meal is served at the chateau. Breakfasts range from culinary classics such as eggs Florentine to unique house specialties and are served from 8:30 - 10:00 am every morning.
Our french toast is served with strawberries, blueberries, toasted almonds, and a touch of fresh lemon whipped cream. A made to order omelete with is served with a freshly baked croissant. Omeletes are also served with our wildly popular salsa.
Airport Mesa Loop Trail: 4 mile loop (Easy to Medium)
The Airport Mesa Look Trail is a picturesque, easy to medium difficulty four mile loop trail, right across the street from A Sunset Chateau. On the trail you will summit the Airport Mesa and will encounter beautiful panoramic views of Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek, with a birds-eye view of Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, Coffeepot, Wilson Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and others. The Airport Mesa Look Trail is one of the most picturesque trails in Sedona and is right outside your door at A Sunset Chateau.
Our Patio Surrounded By Mature Gardens
One of the greatest parts of staying at A Sunset Chateau is the red rock views everywhere you go. Bring your own wine and appetizers out on the patio and have a romantic evening enjoying the most magnificent sunsets imaginable. There are many umbrella tables, chaise lounges, and hammocks, so take your spot in the sun or in the shade and enjoy the relaxing haven we have created for you at A Sunset Chateau.
Things To Do in Sedona
People ask, is there no end to this area's spectacular sights, as well as the availability of Sedona's spirited outdoor activities?
Certainly there is no end for the curious residents and visitors who seek the unique, private enjoyment of the canyons, creeks, mountains and forests that dot this beautiful land. All that is needed to tap into the area's natural pleasures is the ability to sense its splendor and the ambition to accept its inviting challenges. You could spend several weeks in Sedona exploring hidden canyons and enjoying red rock trails or visiting the area's sacred sites or vortexes.
Just do it, and be fulfilled by the synergism of stimulating outdoor recreation complemented by incomparable natural beauty in community that promotes eco-friendly environment!
Remember that Sedona is a perfect destination as a base to visit the Grand Canyon, Page, Lake Powell, Flagstaff, the Verde Valley including Jerome and many other destinations in Northern Arizona. There are several tour companies in Sedona that can take you to the Grand Canyon.
Attractions & Entertainment
Sedona has much to offer from the Out of Africa Wildlife Park to performing arts, wineries, and family fun events.
The amazing hikes in this area all have individual character. Their special attractions are as varied as their degree of difficulty, unique location and historical significance. Some lead to high elevations, some hug winding creeks, some afford awesome views of distant vistas, some offer intimate beauty. Fact is, picking Sedona's most popular hike is a fickle affair because recent experiences are remembered best, but you can't go wrong no matter what choice you make. Just remember hiking safety, litter defaces, leave no traces, and you need a Red Rock Pass if parking a vehicle on Forest Service land.
Biking & ATVing
Hiking vs. biking is a personal matter. They're both exceptional experiences in Red Rock Country, where an extensive connection of bike trails, often paralleling hiking trails, has been developed. Be aware, however, that bikes are not allowed in specially designated wilderness areas, only in the national forest proper. And remember that a Red Rock Pass, which is available at two chamber visitor centers and other locations in this area, is required for parking on forest land. Also, taking an ATV tour is quite popular in Sedona.
Camping & Picnicking
Popular day-use sites provided by the Forest Service are located at Call of the Canyon, near the trailhead at West Fork; Crescent Moon Ranch, headquarters for a world-famous view of Cathedral Rock; and Grasshopper Point, a smaller site near Midgley Bridge. Designated picnic areas named Encinoso, Banjo Bill and Halfway are creek-side haunts in Oak Creek Canyon, as are Bootlegger, Cave Springs, Manzanita and Pine Flat campgrounds.
Another wonderful way to see Red Rock Country is to get back in the saddle again and follow happy trails like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers used to do. Some horseback rides include such entertaining delights as creek crossings and outdoor dining and you always can sing, of course.
Slide Rock State Park in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon features a natural water slide eroded into slick rock surrounded by massive red-rock walls, as well as a beautiful orchard and historic barn. The slide makes this park a favorite of kids. A fee is required, and you can call (928) 282-3034 for further information. Red Rock State Park is labeled a different kind of park because it is a nature center that offers opportunities for recreational and educational enjoyment. Call (928) 282-6907.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park is very much alive, despite its foreboding name. More than 300 birds fly through the park each year - from predatory falcons and migrating species to the inquisitive cactus wren, the state bird of Arizona. For more information, contact the ranger station at 928-634-5283.
Tours & Excursions
Sure, you can see some of the famous red rocks like Snoopy and Steamboat while walking down main street, and you can look down at winding Oak Creek from spots in the uptown area. However, to really see this community, as well as ancient ruins, pristine canyons, vortex sites and even the Grand Canyon, book a tour or excursion in Jeeps, airplanes, helicopters and hot-air balloons or on scenic railroads. Not only will you totally be amazed at the sights, you'll learn a lot about Red Rock Country, too.
Golf & Tennis
If you're a golf buff, tee it up at highly rated championship courses open to the public, but don't get more concerned about taking shots with your camera than your clubs. Rather enjoy a short course? Play around on a couple of conveniently located executive courses. On the other hand, if tennis is your game, you'll love playing in Sedona during any season. The weather is ideal for tennis in winter, spring, summer and fall and this community's finest resorts offer professional instruction and scheduled competition on top-quality courts.
Maybe you've had enough hiking, biking and touring and now it's time to really relax, to listen to beautiful birds that whistle while they work. This community is situated at an elevation of 4,500 feet, at the upper margin of the Sonoran Desert. According to the Northern Arizona Audubon Society, this elevation, combined with a distinct change of seasons and rich riparian areas, results in a varied population of birds and thus, good birding any time of the year. Additional information is available at the District Ranger Station in Sedona.
When the sun goes down and Sedona's red rocks are blanketed by darkness, it's possible to watch a heavenly light show - one that is rarely seen in cities where bright lights drown out the limpid night sky.
Sedona's Scenic Drives
"Red Rock Country" has spectacular scenery and driving is one way to see a lot of country. Excerpt from http://www.visitsedona.com. A Sunset Chateau is the Perfect Place to Stay While Discovering All That Sedona Has to Offer!