The 14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival

En plein air is a French term that translates literally as “in the open air.” The term “plein-air painting,” as it is currently used, usually refers to paintings [...]

October Brings Art to Sedona

Fall not only brings about a plethora of color and changing landscapes to Sedona, but a variety of festivals and fun as well! Reserve your room today [...]

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; cause or occasion. (Miriam [...]

Experience Our Native American Culture in Sedona

The Sedona area is one of the best places in Arizona to experience American Indian culture. At El Portal Sedona Hotel we offer our guests unique concierge [...]

Sedona Heritage Museum – Caretakers of Sedona History

The Sedona Heritage Museum, a lovely and historical center, gives visitors an eye (and an ear) into the history of the Sedona area. But it offers much more [...]

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 Portal Sedona Hotel—an ultra-luxury hotel nestled in the heart of [...]

Hike Safely in Sedona’s Summer Heat

Hiking Sedona's red rocks is a "spiritual" experience - no matter what the season. But with summertime temps reaching the mid to high 90s F (low to mid 30s C), [...]

Fireworks – Tips for Keeping Your Furry Friend Calm & Safe

You've got to love long weekends, but with them come fireworks. Now, they are great fun and excitement for us humans, but not for our canine companions. Fireworks [...]

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

Sedona is an iconic area where you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the west, sadly many people simply pass through, taking a few photos [...]

Key Considerations in Planning a Pet-Friendly Vacation Adventure

For many people, pets are a vital part of the family, and the special bond shared with them is as close as the ones shared with human [...]