Enjoy Idyllic Weather and a Full Event Calendar in Sedona This Fall

The city offers a full calendar of festivals and events to suit nearly any interest. If you’re planning a trip to Sedona this fall, here are some popular events to consider adding to your itinerary.

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Enjoy Sunny Days and Cool Nights in Sedona This Summer

Whether you’re seeking an escape from the Phoenix heat or you simply want to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Sedona at a time when there are fewer crowds, here are a few popular highlights to experience during the summer months.

By |2023-08-02T16:20:21+00:00August 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Terrapin Station: El Portal’s Newest Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental

At El Portal, we are passionate about providing guests and their pets with luxurious places to stay as they experience all that Sedona has to offer. [...]

How We Created an Authentic Arts-and-Crafts Style at El Portal

From the moment you enter El Portal, it’s clear that it is vastly different from any corporate hotel. From the windows framed in recycled 200-year-old wood to the Arts-and-Crafts-style furnishings found in each room, El Portal radiates a distinctive charm reminiscent of a bygone era. While most hotels are constantly remodeling and redecorating in an attempt to be trendier than the competition, Steve and Connie are always striving to make El Portal feel more authentic.

By |2023-07-25T00:39:22+00:00March 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Literal and Philosophical Wave Wave

The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, near the Arizona-Utah border. The Wave is a popular destination for hikers and photographers, and is considered to be one of the most photographed landscapes in the American Southwest.

By |2023-07-25T00:41:53+00:00January 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ideal Base for Trips to the Grand Canyon

Staying in Sedona offers the perfect alternative to staying near Grand Canyon National Park, allowing visitors to avoid the tourist congestion while accessing the Grand Canyon in less than two hours by car.

By |2023-01-26T19:32:17+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Arizona State Parks, Grand Canyon|0 Comments

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.

By |2022-07-22T23:59:17+00:00July 18th, 2022|Things to Do in Sedona|0 Comments

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.

By |2022-08-29T18:00:32+00:00June 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 Adventures As the chill of winter dissipates, the outdoors beckons, with ideal temperatures and a strikingly [...]

By |2023-01-26T20:50:36+00:00February 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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+ [...]