Exploring the Verde Valley Wine Region

When considering top spots for wine growing, Arizona may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, with a climate comparable to Mediterranean wine regions, Arizona’s Verde Valley has been producing quality wines that have led oenophiles across the country to take notice. As the region continues to enjoy significant growth, now is an exciting time to explore the wonderful wineries of the Verde Valley.

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El Portal Sedona Hotel Earns New Awards from TripAdvisor and KAYAK

El Portal Sedona Hotel Earns New Awards in recognition of the excellent experience we provide our guests: a 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor, and a 2022 KAYAK Travel Award.

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Experience Sedona’s Diverse Shops and Galleries 

Experience Sedona’s diverse shops and galleries. Here are some of the key Sedona shopping destinations you won’t want to miss! 

Spring Break Vacation in Sedona – Majestic Beauty and Endless Adventures

Spring Break Vacation in Sedona – Majestic Beauty and Endless AdventuresAs the chill of winter dissipates, the outdoors beckons, with ideal temperatures and a strikingly vibrant landscape.  [...]

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Pet Friendly Walks and Hikes at Your Favorite Pet Friendly Hotel

Pet Friendly Walks and HikesFor this month's blog, we welcome guest blogger Andrea Christelle of Sedona Philosophy!Sometimes you just have to take the dog with you. That’s [...]

Winter in Sedona – Spectacular!

Winter in Sedona – Spectacular!Why is winter a good time to visit Sedona? Fewer crowds! With fewer people, you can explore and discover so much more! No [...]

EL PORTAL SEDONA HOTEL RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD

El Portal Sedona Hotel Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice AwardCondé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with El Portal [...]

Walk to Town & All Around Sedona

Walk to Town from El Portal Sedona Hotel! The Sedona area is known for its many hiking trails, which allow on-foot exploration of the majestic red rock [...]

Five Reasons to Stay in a Boutique Hotel – El Portal Sedona

Five Reasons to Stay in a Boutique Hotel – El Portal SedonaWhen you travel, there are always plenty of options when it comes to choosing accommodations.  All [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel – Charming, Quaint, Unique…

El Portal Sedona Hotel – Charming, Quaint, Unique…These are Not Our Words…They are Our Guests’Isn’t it time to break the chain hotel habit? Get out of the [...]

Trending Now – Sedona for Summer Vacation!

Trending Now – Sedona for Summer Vacation!Sedona is trending now for your next vacation! It is perfectly located with Grand Canyon National Park - one of the [...]

Time is of the Essence – A Sedona Spring Getaway!

Time is of the Essence – A Sedona Spring Getaway!Do you have a favorite room here at El Portal Sedona Hotel? Is it the Grand Canyon Suite [...]

Make El Portal Sedona Hotel Your Home for the Holidays

There is so much up in the air this holiday season travel – don’t travel, drive, fly, bring the dogs – don’t bring the dogs, visit family [...]

Wide Open Spaces for You to Discover

Wide Open Spaces for You to DiscoverThe amazing fall weather makes Sedona a perfect outdoor playground with plenty to do, explore, discover! Visitors and locals alike can [...]

Fall – and the Weather is Perfect in Sedona

Fall – and the Weather is Perfect in SedonaFall Weather = The Best WeatherThere’s nothing like a hike along the gorgeous trails in Sedona during autumn…The leaves [...]

Sedona is Pawfectly Pet Friendly!

Sedona is Pawfectly Pet Friendly!It’s true, Sedona and El Portal, are pet friendly! In fact, El Portal Sedona Hotel was just recently named number three of the [...]

Great Eats – Sedona’s Cuisine Scene!

Great Eats – Sedona’s Cuisine Scene!From juicy burgers to mouthwatering Mexican to delectable French cuisine, Sedona has it all and then some! El Portal Sedona Hotel is [...]

Hike the Mystical Red Rocks of Sedona

Hike the Mystical Red Rocks of SedonaNestled amongst crimson canyon walls is one of the most beautiful places on earth – Sedona Arizona. Known for our 400+ [...]

Vacation in Sedona!

Vacation in Sedona!The most frequent comment from our guests when they leave is "there is so much more to do and see in Sedona than we thought [...]

Take a Family Road Trip through the Verde Valley

Take a Family Road Trip through the Verde ValleyIf you are looking for family-friendly things to do this summer have you considered taking a road trip? In [...]

Giving Back to the Unsung Heroes in Our Community

Giving Back to the Unsung Heroes in Our CommunityAs the coronavirus has devastated communities around the world, we have all marveled at the courage and selflessness of [...]

No Matter the Time, This is the Place, Sedona Arizona

No Matter the Time, This is the Place, Sedona ArizonaWe hope you are keeping healthy and safe! Here at El Portal Sedona Hotel, we are taking various [...]

The Story of El Portal Sedona Hotel by Steve Segner

The Story of El Portal Sedona Hotel by Steve SegnerHi, I'm Steve Segner, owner of El Portal Sedona Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Sedona. [...]

Four-Legged Friends Welcome! Discover the Beauty of Pet-Friendly Sedona with the Whole Family

Four-Legged Friends Welcome! Discover the Beauty of Pet-Friendly Sedona with the Whole FamilyNestled in the heart of Arizona, the small city of Sedona is a must-see destination [...]

Winter Festivals and Events in Sedona, Arizona

Winter Festivals and Events in Sedona, ArizonaFor holiday merriment come to Sedona, Arizona! We have some of the best events and festivals around the state, and you [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable Business

El Portal Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable BusinessEl Portal Sedona Hotel is now a Certified Sustainable Business at the Conservationist/Bronze level from the Sustainability Alliance.It’s [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel on First Friday Art Walk in October!

El Portal Sedona Hotel will present Anya Kouznetsov of Phoenix, Arizona on the October 4 First Friday Artwalk here in Sedona. A little about Anya... Anya Kouznetsov [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Showcases Landscape Painter Dawn Sutherland

El Portal Sedona Hotel Showcases Landscape Painter Dawn SutherlandSutherland’s depictions of Sedona’s breathtaking scenery will be on display at El Portal for the October First Friday Art [...]

Sedona’s Fall Festivals & Events

Sedona’s Fall Festivals & EventsFall is a beautiful time of year in Sedona, filled with amazing festivals and events!This fall starts out with the fantastic 11th Annual [...]

Things to do in Sedona – Summer 2019

Things to do in Sedona – Summer 2019At El Portal Sedona Hotel we love to help guests with all kinds of activities and excursions.  That is why [...]

Crooked Figure Theatre Performs William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at El Portal Sedona Hotel

Crooked Figure Theatre Performs William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at El Portal Sedona HotelEl Portal Sedona Hotel is pleased to announce Crooked Figure Theatre’s return to Sedona July [...]

Summertime in Sedona – and the Calendar is Full!

Summertime in Sedona – and the Calendar is Full!Visit Sedona this summer for family fun, inspiring events, fantastic festivals, and more!Summer starts early in Sedona, late May [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Hiking with Your Dog

The Dos and Don’ts of Hiking with Your DogAt El Portal Sedona Hotel, we rarely do this - have a guest blogger. But this is so up [...]

Spring Events in Sedona, Arizona

Spring Events in Sedona, ArizonaSpring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where all the birdies is?Yes, spring is just around the corner - finally! It [...]

2019 Events & Festivals in Sedona, Arizona

2019 Events & Festivals in Sedona, Arizona2019 rings in happy and eventful here in Sedona with numerous festivals and events.January gets underway with the Sedona Health and [...]

A Sedona Mountain Christmas

A Sedona Mountain ChristmasHave a Sedona Mountain Christmas with us at El Portal Sedona Hotel. With all the holiday festivities in the area, the memories made will [...]

Create Your Sedona, Arizona Adventure

Create Your Sedona, Arizona Adventure"Create" - to bring into existence; to produce through imaginative skill; to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior; [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Receives 2018 AAA Accolades

El Portal Sedona Hotel Receives 2018 AAA AccoladesNot only has El Portal Sedona Hotel received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Hotel Award for 2018, but also Inspector's [...]

What Makes El Portal Sedona One of Northern Arizona’s Ultra-Luxury Hotels?

What Makes El Portal Sedona One of Northern Arizona’s Ultra-Luxury Hotels?When traveling to stunning Sedona, Arizona, visitors have numerous options for great places to stay. But El [...]

Hike Safely in Sedona’s Summer Heat

Hike Safely in Sedona’s Summer HeatHiking Sedona's red rocks is a "spiritual" experience - no matter what the season. But with summertime temps reaching the mid to high 90s F [...]

Fireworks – Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friend Calm & Safe

Fireworks – Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friend Calm & SafeYou've got to love long weekends, but with them come fireworks. Now, they are great fun and excitement [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel – It’s all about the Personal Connection

El Portal Sedona Hotel – It’s all about the Personal ConnectionSedona is an iconic area where you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the west, [...]

Key Considerations in Planning a Pet-Friendly Vacation Adventure

Key Considerations in Planning a Pet-Friendly Vacation AdventureFor many people, pets are a vital part of the family, and the special bond shared with them is as [...]

Sedona Open Studios Tour – A Spring Event

Sedona Open Studios Tour – A Spring EventAt El Portal Sedona Hotel we love the art here in Sedona, and the Open Studios Tour is a wonderful [...]

Bringing Philosophy Outdoors to the Majestic Natural Beauty of Sedona – Finding Meaning in Sedona’s Red Rocks

Bringing Philosophy Outdoors to the Majestic Natural Beauty of Sedona – Finding Meaning in Sedona’s Red RocksSedona, Arizona has long been recognized as a mystical place ideal [...]

Sedona VegFest 2018

Sedona VegFest 2018Healthy World Sedona presents the Second Annual Sedona VegFest January 20 & 21, 2018 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop [...]

10 Exciting Things to Do During December in Sedona

10 Exciting Things to Do During December in SedonaEl Portal Sedona Hotel, we think these are a few exciting things to do on your trip to Sedona this [...]

Give an Inspired Gift this Holiday Season

Give an Inspired Gift this Holiday SeasonLooking for an inspiring gift? Give your someone special a gift certificate to El Portal Sedona Hotel this holiday season. The [...]

10 Reasons to Road Trip Arizona’s Verde Valley in the Fall

10 Reasons to Road Trip Arizona’s Verde Valley in the FallIn the Verde Valley - a lush region in central Arizona - autumn is a particularly vibrant [...]

Arizona State Parks & Trails – Best in the U.S.!

Arizona State Parks & Trails – Best in the U.S.!We would like to share this with you -  our (Arizona's) State Parks System won the Gold Medal [...]

Sedona Vortexes – What Are They?

Sedona Vortexes – What Are They?Time to test your "vortex" knowledge.  What is a vortex?  Are there different vortexes?   What do they do?  Where are they? [...]

Sedona: A Southwest Hidden Gem

Sedona: A Southwest Hidden GemWith a population of only about 10,000 residents, the small city of Sedona is often overshadowed by more famous Arizona destinations like the [...]

Summer Excitement in Sedona, Arizona

Summer Excitement in Sedona, ArizonaSedona truly is a magical, mystical city. With towering red rocks, brilliant night skies, and excitement galore! Here are just few things to [...]

Enter El Portal Sedona Hotel’s Instagram Contest

Enter El Portal Sedona Hotel’s Instagram ContestTo kick off summer, El Portal Sedona Hotel is having its first ever Instagram contest! The winner will be awarded a [...]

El Portal Sedona – Our Arts & Crafts Suite

El Portal Sedona – Our Arts & Crafts SuiteOur Arts and Crafts Suite is just that - decorated in the popular Arts and Crafts style. This room provides [...]

Sedona – a Dream Destination for the Solo Traveler

Sedona – a Dream Destination for the Solo TravelerTraveling alone offers a special magic that is often lost when traveling with companions. Solo travelers are able to [...]

A Summer Surprise at El Portal Sedona Hotel

A Summer Surprise at El Portal Sedona HotelThis August brings something new and unique to El Portal Sedona Hotel. Crooked Figure Theatre - a summer production company based [...]

Sedona Open Studios Tour is April 28, 29 & 30

Pottery by Mike Upp Sedona Open Studios Tour is April 28, 29 & 30This annual tour is a golden opportunity for art lovers to visit with [...]

Discover Sedona – a Spring Playground Among the Red Rocks

Photo credit @VisitSedona Discover Sedona – a Spring Playground Among the Red RocksSedona, Arizona is a treasure to discover at any time of year, but the [...]

Arizona State Parks Celebrate 60 Years!

Arizona State Parks Celebrate 60 Years!Our Arizona State Park system is celebrating 60 years! And there are six beautiful, historic, cultural and breathtaking parks in the Sedona area, [...]

Visit Sedona this Winter and be Amazed!

The breathtaking red rocks are dusted with snow, sunny blue skies are speckled with frothy white clouds, and less people are visiting our gorgeous little city! Not convinced? Maybe [...]

What to do in Sedona…National Forest Service Approved

What to do in Sedona…National Forest Service ApprovedSedona offers a wide array of activities, events and festivals for visitors to experience. From art hikes to van tours, [...]

Take a Walkabout in Breathtaking Sedona

Take a Walkabout in Breathtaking SedonaThe Sedona area is known for its many hiking trails, which allow on-foot exploration of the majestic red rock wonderland that makes [...]

Autumn Colors of Sedona & Fall Festivities

Autumn Colors of Sedona & Fall FestivitiesWith cooler temperatures on the horizon, the Sedona landscape changes with the rising and setting sun. Do you love fall, and [...]

Help the USFS Trail Fund with this Terrific Hiking Book!

Help the USFS Trail Fund with this Terrific Hiking Book!Here is a great resource for 9 easy hikes in the Sedona area. Not only with the purchase [...]

Sedona, Arizona – Destination Art

Sedona, Arizona – Destination ArtSedona Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour October 22 and 23.  A group of 27 professional artists in Sedona and Cornville are excited to [...]

September in Sedona

September in SedonaAt El Portal Sedona Hotel we love this time of year - not only is the weather perfect, but it is time for the 8th Annual [...]

Hiking RULES!

Photo credit @visitsedona Hiking RULES!You can read this two ways; one - hiking indeed does rule! OR the rules of hiking... Here are our top hiking [...]

Summer Safety for Pets

Summer Safety for PetsAh summertime - sunshine, blue skies, birdsong, late sunsets, swimming, hiking, touring, just relaxing and having fun. Our pets love summer as much as [...]

Five Reasons to Choose a Boutique Hotel for Personal Travel

  Photo credit @VisitSedona Business travel is a necessity, but personal travel is an adventure.  A well-planned leisure trip should provide the visitor with an [...]

13th Annual Open Studios Tour

13th Annual Open Studios TourHere's a little something to do on your trip to Sedona - the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s (SVAC) 13th Annual Open Studios Tour, April [...]

Sedona – The Mystical and Metaphysical

  Sedona is a spectacular, mystical, powerful place. At El Portal we know visitors come from all over the world for an array of experiences; whether a life-changing encounter, a rejuvenation of the [...]

Sedona Hiking Trails ~ Soldiers Pass

Sedona Hiking Trails ~ Soldiers PassPet friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel offers guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area, including recommendations on the numerous hiking trails. [...]

2016 Top 10 US Best Ranked Cities to Stay

2016 Top 10 US Best Ranked Cities to StayWhen going out to dinner, looking for the best school districts, reserving a hotel room, even trying new recipes we have [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Named as Top 10 USA Inns of 2015 by BedandBreakfast.com

El Portal Sedona Hotel is proud to be named one of the Top 10 USA Inns and B & Bs by BedandBreakfast.com for 2015.  Finalists were chosen [...]

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El Portal’s Gorgeous “Governor’s Suite”

 El Portal’s Gorgeous “Governor’s Suite”El Portal Sedona Hotel's Suite #12 -the Governor's Suite is a luxury hotel room, our largest suite with dazzling views from the gabled windows in the living [...]

Travelling with Pets: the Do’s and Don’ts of Transportation, Hotels, and More

Traveling with Pets: the Do’s and Don’ts of Transportation, Hotels, and MoreFor many people, pets are an integral part of the family, and a vacation would feel [...]

Hike Fay Canyon & Fay Canyon Arch

Hike Fay Canyon & Fay Canyon ArchFay Canyon trail is a lovely walk on mostly flat ground (with loose stones of course), in the shade of Manzanita [...]

Ten Reasons to Stay in a Boutique Hotel

Ten Reasons to Stay in a Boutique HotelWhen you travel, there are always plenty of options when it comes to choosing accommodations.  All too often, travelers fall [...]

Tips on Travelling with Your Pet – Last One!

Tips on Traveling with Your Pet – Last One!When traveling with a pet – keep it on your schedule, meaning even with time changes your pet will [...]

Why El Portal Sedona Loves RENÉ at Tlaquepaque and You Should Too!

Why El Portal Sedona Loves RENÉ at Tlaquepaque and You Should Too!RENÉ at Tlaquepaque is casual French dining at its finest! The restaurant has been around for over [...]

Sedona – One of the Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014!

Sedona – One of the Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014!Not only do we think that, but so does the Smithsonian Magazine! It has named Sedona as [...]

Outside Online – El Portal Made Their List!

Outside Online – El Portal Made Their List!Look where El Portal Sedona Hotel is now!  We're on Outside Magazine's list for "10 Hotels in the West for [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel Congratulates Artist Dawn Sutherland

El Portal Sedona Hotel Congratulates Artist Dawn SutherlandCongratulations to "local" artist Dawn Sutherland of Flagstaff! She was just invited to participate in the 10th Annual Plein Air [...]

9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event!

9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event!Yes this is an event - not just a marathon!The 9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event begins Thursday, January 30th with the movie "Desert Runners," [...]

Where to Stay on Your Trip to Sedona

Where to Stay on Your Trip to SedonaWe know you're busy, so we won't bore you with long reviews of the El Portal Sedona Hotel. What we [...]

A Red Rock Holiday in Sedona, Arizona

Google Take trip to Sedona, Arizona for a magical Red Rock Holiday. Every year during the month of December, Sedona undergoes a transformation. Store front windows showcase [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel has Received the 2013 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award

El Portal Sedona Hotel has been rated among the best in the region by Celebration Media and Talk of the Town, and given a 5 Star Rating! According [...]

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