Fall is coming and the weather in Sedona is perfect for that getaway you so desperately need! El Portal Luxury Inn has a phenomenal special on for the month of September! Stay one night Sunday – Thursday and get the second night absolutely free! There is so much to do and see in Sedona, this is the perfect time to visit!

Sedona is one of the most naturally breathtaking vacation destinations in the West, offering an extensive variety of activities for visitors.  Whether you are interested in arts, fine dining, hiking and exploring, or the mystical roots of this historic spot, there is no shortage of exciting excursions in Sedona.  For the first-time visitor, or travelers who find themselves drawn again and again to Sedona’s unique energy, having a knowledgeable, insider source to guide you in your planning is invaluable.

Guests of Sedona’s boutique hotel, El Portal, have access to uniquely personalized concierge services throughout their stay.  The staff at El Portal, led by owner Steve Segner, personally plan and arrange itineraries for guests, along with providing a luxurious and relaxing setting on the property.  How much guests take on is their choice, but the staff at El Portal offers a wealth of knowledge about all there is to see and do in Sedona and the surrounding area.

“We don’t just hand you a room key at El Portal. Because we are a boutique hotel, we sit down with our guests every morning, get the maps out and get them started,” says Segner.  The staff at El Portal can make hiking and sightseeing recommendations, and arrange picnics, rafting or helicopter excursions, and that’s just for starters.  Segner is an avid hiker and outdoorsman, and is well versed in what might be an overwhelming choice of trails available to visitors.  He can point guests in the right direction, whether it’s a gentle sunrise stroll through red rock vistas, or an adrenaline-pumping rock scaling adventure.

El Portal has its own well-established jeep tour company, Sun Country Adventures, which offers a variety of awe-inspiring red rock and vortex jeep tours.  Sun Country guides are knowledgeable about the history, geography and spiritual aspects of the local landscape. Segner and El Portal staff can share their firsthand experiences with these mystical destinations, and recommend one of the many trips offered, whether your interest is in Native American spiritual beliefs, the healing and restorative powers of select locations, stunning photography or simply being able to hike some of the less-traveled parts of the region.

Segner’s experience extends to the surrounding areas such as the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado River, or riding historical railroad lines through the rugged Western landscape.  El Portal staff can arrange horseback rides ending in a cowboy cook-out at sunset, gourmet picnics on the rim of the Grand Canyon with your own personal guide, or rafting trips that range from a leisurely float through the soaring cliffs of Glen Canyon to 35 miles of rapids on a one-day whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River.

Of course, when it comes to El Portal, there’s no place like home.  The Segners’ goal is for guests to make themselves completely at home in the well-appointed hotel. The twelve room boutique hotel was designed and built with painstaking attention to detail, featuring turn of the century Southwestern design, 18-inch thick handmade adobe walls, recycled wood trim and natural native stone.  El Portal’s location in the historic arts district is within walking distance to Oak Creek, the Tlaquepaque shopping village and Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, providing plenty of opportunities for pampering, dining and leisurely strolling.

For your fall getaway call 1-800-313-0017 and bring your dog (or cat…), El Portal is a pet friendly bed and breakfast!