We stayed for one week in a one bedroom I exchanged. the staff was very friendly and the room was well maintained, clean, and efficient for our family. I feel like they do a better job than Marriott.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
We, 2 adults and 3 children (13,11,8) just returned from a week in Sedona. The property is a timeshare property owned by Diamond Resorts. It is located in the community of Oak Creek which is 8 miles south of Uptown Sedona. As for location, some of the best trails we did, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock and Templeton trails, were within 2 miles of the property. The communities of Oak Creek & Sedona are small enough that dining, supermarkets, outdoor activities are all within a maximum of 20 minute drive.
First the property, the units are either a one bedroom with pullout couch or a studio with pullout couch. They are surrounded by an 18 hole well attended golf course. Our unit faced north and had a beautiful view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. They do not offer two bedroom with single beds in the 2nd bedroom. You must get the one bedroom plus studio for a family of 5. This is the only drawback for families. The unit was clean and fairly well stocked. This unit had the basic needs. Refrigerator with ice maker, electric stove, microwave and enough pots and pans to make simple meals. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The desk reception was friendly and quick. On two occasions we had to call guest services and within 15 minutes the problems were resolved.
Timeshare properties are infamous for going with the hard sell even if you are already an owner. On check in we skipped the concierge desk, usually the first wave of attack, and never returned to pick up our arrival package. We were not contacted again regarding time share opportunities. Very pleased with that.
As for the area, if traveling with children, this is only for the outdoor adventure type. There are no arcades, mini-golf, go-karts etc. The entertainment is the outdoors. Aside from the numerous trails, there are bike rentals for on & off road, jeep tours and off road rentals, balloon and helicopter tours. We opted for two Jeep tours. One with Safari Jeep and the other with A day in the West. Both companies are the small, locally owned operations. We were pleased with both. The highly advertised Pink Jeep tours have the corporate backing and 80 spotless jeeps, but for my money I go with the Mom & Pop operations. We took the Diamond Back Extreme tour (think bouncy roller coaster with more dust) and the Mongollon Rim sunset tour. Both were a hit with kids and parents alike. We traveled during the high spring break season. We got out early to find parking on the popular trails. We worked up an appetite, ate lunch and then relaxed poolside while the kids splash about.
Sedona is 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. If I were to do it over again I would have stayed overnight in nearby Tusayan. There is too much to see in 6 hours.
We will return again in the future, it is that much fun.
Our stay at the Ridge was wonderful. It snowed while we were there which made the place look so beautiful. The accomodations were clean, and comfortable.We stayed a week with friends in a one bedroom with a studio. The Studio had a mini kitchen complete with microwave, mini stove, and full size refridgerator. We were able to enter our studio separately from our friends' which made our stay very private and we did not have to inconvience our friends. We also had a full bathroom and access to a washer and dryer. Management was very accomodating. We attended a sales presentation; but did not feel pressure from the sales representative. Would highly recommend the Resort to our friends.
The Ridge on Sedona was very close to the famed Cathedral and Bell Rock. You definitely need to rent a car, but in our case we just made it a road trip and had a blast! The Jeep tours looked fun, but we ended up creating our own Jeep tour, and as long as you can handle your 4WD vehicle with enough clearance...you should be having your own adventure in no time while following the Broken Arrow Trail. Enough about the location, calm, quiet nights with clear skies made for beautiful night time star gazing along the golf course too.
The staff who greeted us were not very helpful to say the least. I turned down their time-share offer politely, and they still insisted on giving me the 10 minute speech about what free things they would throw at me if I went to their presentation. The front-desk people were nice, the concierge...not so much. Good thing we were able to navigate the area pretty easily! Since we were there during winter, we turned on the unit fireplace every night and woke up to beautiful sunrises across the Sedona rocks overlooking the golf course. The spa wasn't warm enough in my opinion, but the large hot tub in the unit made up for it.
Despite the unwelcoming concierge desk, the unit itself was gorgeous, clean, and romantic. My boyfriend and I took two other friends and we all had an amazing time hiking and exploring. Some even went shopping in town and swimming in the hot tub. I wouldn't mind staying here again!
My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion in Sedona. We exchanged our time share to a 2 bedroom unit at the Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort. We called in advance and asked for a room with a view. We were greeted very friendly and were given a wonderful room with a magnificent view of the Red Rock and facing a golf course. The unit was great and updated, the service great and friendly. We had a wonderful time in that resort and would highly recommend it.
We were here this past weekend and enjoyed the accomodations. The Staff was very nice and helpful. They accomodated the needs of our Autistic Child by putting us near the pool and on the upper floor. All was very clean and the furnishings were new. We will return.