What do we mean by a wag worthy trip to Sedona? Bring your four-legged friend with you on your trip to Sedona and you’ll see what we mean! Don’t leave them behind in a kennel or with a friend; Sedona is one of the pet friendliest towns around! Many restaurants, hiking trails, shops and activities allow pets. Even the Grand Canyon is pet friendly (pets are permitted above the rim and they must be on a leash at all times).
Several of the shops and restaurants have water dishes filled with wet, cool water for pooches to drink from. Sedona has a great dog park, located north of 89A on Soldier Pass Road. It has trees and a shade structure for shade in the summer and low maintenance landscaping.
But there’s probably a dog park in your home town, so where else can you go with your furry friend? Sedona offers a variety of dog-friendly outdoor activities like swimming, hiking Sedona, jeep tours, even fishing! There’s Slide Rock State Park, Coconino National Forest, and the Grand Canyon. After the day’s adventures (and before the dinner bell rings), your canine companion just may need a little sprucing up. Sedona has groomers extraordinaire – you can go to them, or they will come to you!
But the place to stay is El Portal Sedona Hotel. We are a pet friendly Sedona hotel. We have a special treat basket for your dog, and not just a dog biscuit either. It comes with a towel, wash cloth, twin size sheet and biscuits. The luxury inn was built with wood and tile flooring throughout to accommodate canine visitors and has dog friendly patio areas with some rooms (3, 4, 5, 6, and 7). Just outside the enclave is Oak Creek, perfect for walking dogs.
At this Sedona hotel pets are guests too. El Portal offers free pet sitting services for those places that are not pet friendly. We will walk, water and feed you dog, all we ask for is a cell number.
At El Portal Sedona Hotel we believe in the perfect harmony of serenity, service and style. From the moment you walk through the vine covered entrance, to the “registration desk” into the relaxing courtyard and on to your room, you will be calmed by the tranquility of El Portal Sedona.
The “Serenity” comes from the beauty of the land; there is a peacefulness of the rugged, red rocks here. The private courtyard offers an oasis to sit and read, enjoy a cup of morning coffee, or to visit with friends (old and new-found) around the fire pit in the evenings.
The “Style” is El Portal’s unique hacienda-style design and distinct turn-of-the-century architecture. These Sedona accommodations may include such features as an adobe corner fireplace with river rock stone, French doors, stencil designs, hand-painted detailing, stained glass ceiling panels, tile and flagstone flooring, high-beamed ceilings of natural, organic juniper or burl logs, rich tile detailing and arched windows. Bathroom designs may include free-form granite counters, Jacuzzi tub, steam shower, and free standing claw foot tub. Outside the suites, guests can enjoy spectacular views, a private garden or sitting terrace.
The “Service” is unmatched. El Portal provides guests with personalized concierge services. We can book wine or jeep tours, a day at the spa, tee times, or a hot air balloon ride for two. Service doesn’t stop there, El Portal provides guests with shopping and dining options as well. Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is just a one minute walk from the boutique hotel. Here you will find eclectic shopping and delightful dining. For the perfect mid-afternoon treat, RENÉ at Tlaquepaque has a menu of tapas/small plates – perfect for a shopping interlude. There is a full lunch menu and dinner menu as well, with a wide selection of wines and cocktails. RENÉ at Tlaquepaque is an award winning restaurant with a relaxed fine dining ambiance, attentive and pleasant service, and of course, outstanding food and wines.
This is the 7th annual festival with headliner David Grisman and hisDavid Grisman FolkJazz Trio. Other incredible performers include Muskellunge, Sonoran Dogs, Titan Valley Warheads, Burnett Family Bluegrass, Pick n Holler, and Matt Flinner Trio.
The boutique hotel is just across from Los Abrigados, the venue for Saturday and Sunday’s concerts. You can check in, head over to the Festival and take in some fantastic Bluegrass, grab a bite to eat, then wander back to El Portal and relax around the camp fire with a glass of wine or a cold beer as the sun sets over the majestic red rocks!
For the past six years Sedona has rolled out the royal Bluegrass carpet and this year is no different. For five days Sedona is alive with amazing Bluegrass music, entertainment, food and fun!
It all starts Wednesday, June 5th with a special showing of the 2000 documentary “Grateful Dawg” at 7 pm; director and producer Gillian Grisman uses multiple videos and live recordings to help show the bond between two friends and musicians (Jerry Garcia and David Grisman). It gives a view of Garcia outside the Grateful Dead. (Call 928-282-1177 for ticket information.)
And the excitement and entertainment just never stops…with the Bluegrass BBQ Benefit at the Segner Ranch on Thursday, June 6 at 5:30pm, featuring the music of Peter McLaughlin and Mark Miracle. (This event is already sold out!!!)
Then there’s the Bluegrass Workshop where Peter McLaughlin and Mark Miracle, a dynamic duo that will thrill you with their Guitar and Mandolin bluegrass magic. Learn a few tricks of the trade, and then jam with these award winning artists. That’s Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am for Keep Sedona Beautiful.
For more information on the 2013 Sedona Bluegrass Festival call the Chamber Music Office at 928-204-2415 or El Portal Sedona Hotel at 1-800-313-0017.
You may have noticed, dogs are not allowed on the grounds of the festival. This is why you should stay at El Portal, we offer free pet sitting for our guests pets, and there is never a pet fee at our Sedona hotel!
For your Festival accommodations in Sedona, AZ call El Portal – Sedona’s original pet friendly hotel! 1-800-313-0017. We are a minute’s walk to the Festival(El Portal is located above the “R” in Resort on the map- so close!!!)
This pet friendly Sedona hotel loves dogs and pets! In fact we encourage our guests to BRING their four legged companions when they stay at El Portal Sedona Hotel. There aren’t too many AAA Four Diamond hotels that even allow pets, let alone have them stay free of charge!
That is why these Sedona accommodations let people know when the Humane Society of Sedona has a special event going on. Now until Saturday, June 2 the Humane Society is waiving pet adoption fees when you buy a license and a micro-chip. Hours are seven days a week 10am-4pm. Dogs will be at PetSmart Friday 12pm-5pm and Saturday 11am-2pm.
They currently have 43 cats and 37 dogs available for adoption. Go in and give one of these wonderful pets a “furever” home, located at 2115 Shelby Drive. Call 928- 282-4679 or email: Info@HumaneSocietyOfSedona.com.
About Pet Friendly El Portal:
El Portal offers guests not only pet friendly accommodations, but know the places to go, eat, play, etc. with their pets. The Segners and staff have lists of groomers, pet friendly parks, and pet food and supplies in the Sedona area, and help with State and National Park pet regulations. Some great places to take “Fido” to include Sedona Dog Park – an off-leash park where dogs can romp and play; West Fork Hiking Trail – one of the best trails in Arizona and one of the top ten in the country! Try Grasshopper Point – a natural swimming hole surrounded by the beauty of Oak Creek Canyon; or Marg’s Draw Hiking Trail – an easy to moderate hike with stunning vistas of the towering red rocks.
The Matt Flinner Trio at the Sedona Bluegrass Festival
Are your toes tapping? Fingers snapping? Can you feel it? It’s coming. The 7th Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival- June 5 through June 9! For a schedule of events and performances visit Chamber Music Sedona.
Come the 5th Sedona will be the place to be! You don’t want to miss the Bluegrass Festival; incredible musicians, fine entertainment and more! There’s the screening of the 2000 documentary “Grateful Dawg;” the BBQ Benefit at the Segner Ranch, A Bluegrass Workshop with Peter McLaughlin and Mark Miracle, and the concerts on Saturday and Sunday. For tickets call 928-204-2415, or they may be purchased online as well (scroll to the bottom of the page).
Planning on taking in all of the festivities and staying for a few days? Sedona is an amazing place to visit with lush greenery, magnificent red rock landscapes, fine dining, shopping and a variety of activities for everyone in the family!
El Portal Sedona Hotel is literally just steps from Los Abrigados where the concerts take place Saturday and Sunday. It’s the perfect place to stay.
We offer our guests personalized concierge services so they can get the most out of their trip to Sedona. We can help you plan a day trip to the Grand Canyon, complete with a picnic lunch, maps and directions, or you can take a guided tour! The Canyon is less than two hours from Sedona, and by staying at El Portal you miss most of the crowds.
If the Canyon isn’t in your plans, maybe a round of golf or a jeep tour is more to your liking? Perhaps a wine tour? Kayaking? A day at the spa? We can make those arrangements and reservations for you too!
We are a pet friendly Sedona hotel where guests can enjoy Sedona and area in historic yet luxurious surroundings. There are no pet fees, and we offer free pet sitting for our four-legged guests! Each guest suite includes a private entrance, patio, fireplace, whirlpool bath and free WiFi; featherweight cashmere blankets, luxury Egyptian cotton sheets, bath towels, premium down pillows and comforters for the ultimate in restful comfort; El Portal has been awarded AAA’s Four Diamond Hotel Rating as well.
Did you know that in the in the 18th century Appalachia was the new home to many immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland? The music they brought with them were influenced by Scottish, English, and Irish traditions and also included music of African Americans – all of which share the improvisational element similar to jazz. Guitars, mandolins, fiddles and bousouki are just a few of the traditional instruments immigrants brought with them that are familiar to bluegrass aficionados everywhere.
This year’s Festival will reflect a wide variety from contemporary bluegrass, old-time string band, traditional bluegrass to one of acoustic music’s absolute masters – David Grisman and his FolkJazz Trio.
The schedule of events includes:
Wednesday, June 5, 7:00pm at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Grateful Dawg, the documentary film from 2000 which chronicles the friendship and musical relationship of musicians Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. CMS and SIFF members are $9 and general admission is $12. For tickets call 928-281-1177. Here is the official website for more information about the film.
Thursday, June 6, 5:30pm at the Segner Ranch
National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Peter McLaughlin and mandolinist Mark Miracle will perform at the annual BBQ This is a very special evening as we honor Barry Unger for his years of service – and to say thanks as he prepares his final supper for us before he retires. $65/person and only 16 seats remain! Click here to order tickets to this one of a kind BBQ at the historic Segner Ranch in Oak Creek Canyon.
Saturday, June 8, 10-11:30am at Keep Sedona Beautiful
Free Community Workshop and Pickin Party!
Mark Miracle and Peter McLaughlin will provide tips and pointers to help you refine your acoustic skills. The workshop will culminate in a final jam session with all who want to play. All attendees will receive a $5 off voucher for Saturday’s Festival Concert.
Saturday, June 8 Festival Concert – Noon to 6:30pm, at Los Abrigados – Creekside
Titan Valley Warheads
Burnett Family Bluegrass
Sunday, June 9 Festival Concert – Noon to 6:30pm at Los Abrigados – Creekside
Pick & Holler
Matt Flinner Trio
David Grisman’s FolkJazz Trio, with guitarist Jim Hurst and bassist Samson Grisman.
For days of family fun and amazing bluegrass – take a trip to Sedona! El Portal Sedona Hotel is boutique hotel offering guests unparalleled personalized concierge services for the Sedona area. We are a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and just a minute walk to Los Abrigados and Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – where the music is! These Sedona accommodations are pet friendly, so bring the family pet and we will pet sit while you take in all the “festivities” of the Festival! (Pets are not allowed at the Festival on Saturday or Sunday).
Stay at this unique Sedona hotel – reserve your room for the Festival at 1.800.313.0017 or online!
One of the most popular activities at Red Rock State Park are the naturalist guided, Moonlight Hikes. The next Moonlight Hike is Friday, May 24, 2013. These interpretive hikes give people the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset and incredible moonrise from an overlook on the hike. Then they return by the light of the moon, all the while learning about Sedona and its surrounding areas; Verde Valley and park history, as well as the riparian wildlife information, geology, botany and archaeology, all by a knowledgeable guide. The hike lasts up to two and half hours, and covers almost two miles.
Hikers should arrive about 30 minutes before the hike starts. No late arrivals are allowed and reservations are required! Call for reservations and the start time, as they vary andy are adjusted monthly due to the moonrise! Call 928-282-6907 for reservations and additional information.
Hikers need to wear appropriate clothing and shoes (prepare for cool nights) and bring water, a flashlight and insect spray. There is a $5.00 per person program fee and it is charged at the time of the reservation. There is also a $10.00 entrance fee to the park for a car of four adults. (The program fees are non-refundable unless the park cancels the hike after you arrive). Red Rock State Park, 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, AZ
Red Rock State Park is less than 10 miles from El Portal Sedona Hotel. El Portal is the natural place to stay, we are a pet friendly hotel located in the heart of Sedona. We offer our guests personalized concierge services for Sedona and area; we can make you Moonlight Hike reservations for you and pet sit while out hiking.
After your amazing moonlight hike, relax back at El Portal’s private courtyard with a cup of tea or a glass of wine!
So you know the David Grisman FolkJazz Trio will be headlining the Sedona Bluegrass Festival this year at Los Abrigados – Creekside. And we’ve told you the Matt Flynn Trio will be a main draw…but who else will be performing at the Festival?
None other than Peter McLaughlin & The Sonoran Dogs! They play a collection of traditional bluegrass standards, “new-grass,” and original compositions. With Peter McLaughlin on guitar, Mark Miracle on Mandolin, Tyler Walls on banjo and Brian Davies on stand-up bass, their improvisations make for energetic and fun performances. These guys are scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9.
Peter McLaughlin and Mark Miracle will also be performing at the Bluegrass BBQ at the Segner Ranch, just outside of Sedona, on Wednesday June 6. The BBQ is from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. For tickets visit Sedona Bluegrass Festival 2013, and scroll down!
The Segner Ranch is home to El Portal Sedona Hotel owners Steve and Connie Segner. Each year they open up their beautiful Ranch to the Sedona Bluegrass Festival for a wonderful BBQ Benefit. Join friends for a delicious evening of music and food. Chef Barron Unger will be cooking up his signature sausages and BBQ along with his delectable sides! (For directions to the Segner Ranch click here).
Take a trip to Sedona for the Bluegrass Festival and stay at pet friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel – we are just steps from Los Abrigados – Creekside! Call for your Bluegrass room – 1.800.313.0017.
For more information on the Sedona Bluegrass Festival; tickets and performers visit Chamber Music Sedona.