ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Sedona, Arizona Could Be Your Best Vacation

Updated on May 10, 2013

If you ever travel to Phoenix, Arizona, then it is worth your while to travel an hour and a few minutes out of your way to experience Sedona. A city with interesting history and surrounding beauty will always be one of my favorite locations to visit.


Cathedral Rock is one of the several named red rock sites to visit.
Cathedral Rock is one of the several named red rock sites to visit.
T.C. "Carl" and Sedona Schnebly
T.C. "Carl" and Sedona Schnebly | Source

The History of Sedona

Since 1988, Sedona, also known as Red Rock country, has become a growing community of artists and tourism, but this city's history also includes ancient civilization. A land with breathtaking scenery was a sacred land to early Native Americans. The cultural and geological history of the area is reason enough to travel to this beautiful land of inspiration.

A well-traveled route between the Red Rock country and Flagstaff was known as Munds Trail and it became so popular that resident, Theodore Carlton "Carl" Carl Schnebly, initiated the building of a post office in the vicinity. Mr. Schnebly and his wife traveled to this land from Missouri in the early 1900s. They lived by a creek and at the tail of the trading route and their home which was at the location of what is now known as Los Abrigados resort was used by people traveling in the direction of Flagstaff. The post office was called the "Schnebly Station". Although the government approved the post office, it didn't approve of the name and that was when Carl renamed the post office after his wife, Sedona. The town which used to be called Red Rock became Sedona. Carl and his wife left town a few years later after their daughter died in a horseback accident. Stricken with grief, they moved back to Missouri with their remaining two children, then to Colorado where they had three more children. They eventually returned to Sedona and are buried at the Cook Cedar Glade Cemetary. Carl passed away in 1954 and Sedona passed away in 1950.

Today millions of visitors travel here annually bringing their cameras to capture its beauty. A popular location is the local airport to snap photos of the sun going down. Other visited areas include Bell Rock, Oak Creek Canyon, Schnebly Hill Road, art galleries, great restaurants such as The Heartline Cafe, and shops focused on spirituality.

The Heartline Cafe is a wonderful restaurant to satisfy any palette along with a good menu of wines.
The Heartline Cafe is a wonderful restaurant to satisfy any palette along with a good menu of wines.

Lodging in Sedona

There are several hotels and motels in Sedona for families, but if you journey here on a solo experience or romantic get away, you will want the adventure of staying at one of their resorts surrounded by the valley's beauty. There's L'Auberge de Sedona in its French setting; the Hyatt Pinon Pointe; Los Abrigados Resort; or highly acclaimed Enchantment Resort surrounded by Red Rock country. (There are various options that can be explored further by clicking on the "Tourist Information Site" link).

Sedona is only a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • ytsenoh profile imageAUTHOR

    Cathy 

    5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Peggy, thanks very much! Since you've been there, then you understand its beauty for sure! Have a great week! By the way, I am making your Pork and Caraway Seed recipe this weekend! yay!

  • Peggy W profile image

    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    I love the Sedona area and nearby Oak Creek Canyon. It is such a beautiful part of the country! Those red rocks are amazing. If I ever get back there I would love to take one of those jeep tours. Up, useful, beautiful and interesting votes and pinning this to my Arizona board.

  • GetSmart profile image

    GetSmart 

    6 years ago

    I am planning to visit my friend in Sedona this winter. She just moved there from Florida 3 months ago. I have bookmarked this to come back. Thanks :)

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)