Sedona's Fall ColorsAutumn is a special season, a time for reflection as the earth gives up its harvest and prepares to sleep for the winter. An incredible thing happens to the trees as they begin their preparation for a long winter’s sleep. It is a change that has its own special purpose and beauty. Taking time to appreciate those changes, to actually be out in nature among them, especially with someone you love can be a romantic and intimate time. Sedona and the Sky Ranch Lodge are the perfect places to welcome autumn. Many places in the United States have beautiful leaf turning seasons but, and you can feel free to call me biased, there is no other place like Sedona and the Verde Valley for peeping some the most extraordinary and exquisite fall foliage.

Want to plan the perfect fall romantic getaway to take in all this beauty? The best time to see all the incredible leaf turning colors in Sedona is late September through mid-October. Whether you want to hike, or drive through the scenic countryside or sit on our famous overlook, there is no way you can go wrong as long as you are in the Sedona area. Why not plan a surprise weekend getaway complete with a room at the Sky Ranch Lodge?

Right this minute the Aspens are changing into some glorious yellow hues. Aspens usually live 80-120 years while the Ponderosa pines can live to be 400-500! They cut the Aspens off from sunlight but these trees have adapted to their light conditions which mean you and your sweetie can be sure to get a good look and if you look closely you will see the leaves actually tremble to catch more sunlight. The bark turns white in the open areas to help protect the trees from the sun. In shadier areas, the bark may have a greenish hue. How cool is that? An inspiring mix of yellows and greens popping out all over the Verde Valley and you don’t want to miss it!

You also won’t want to miss the reds! Scarlets, crimsons, and other blazing shades of reds adorn the maples and oaks. Once again Mother Nature shows us what she is capable of and that she knows what she is doing. These colors are hard to describe using just words. We know red is the color of passion and there is no mistaking the passion in these trees as they work to put on a colorful show.

There are several local places to have a date to peep the leaves and see Mother Nature in all her glory but first you want to see them from our very own scenic overlook. The two of you can sit, enjoy a glass of wine and take it all in.

If you are driving you definitely want to make a stop at Oak Creek Canyon on Highway 89A north towards Flagstaff. You will want to be sure to pause at the Oak Creek Vista about half-way between Sedona and Flagstaff on Highway 89A. This makes for a great picture-taking opportunity and a chance to get out of the car, stretch your legs and smell the crisp, clean fall air and wrap your arms around each other as you do all of it. There is nothing like it to make you appreciate just being alive.

While in the car you may also want to take a jaunt up Dry Creek Road to Boynton Canyon Road or around the Red Rock Loop. Both are west of westbound Highway 89A and will offer amazing photography opportunities. Bring your selfie stick to get some pictures of you together with an amazing and colorful background.

The smartest and the coolest leaf peepers will be heading for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. So if you want to impress your somebody special, be sure to experience this adventure that takes you across the Colorado River past the red rocks of Marble Canyon and Vermilion Cliffs then climbs the aspen groves of the Kaibab Plateau. Striking colors in all their magnificence will be seen and leave you both awestruck.

Prefer to take it all in on foot? Want to walk hand in hand together through the fall colors? Not a problem in the Verde Valley! One of the most favorite fall hikes is the West Fork Oak Creek trail. Many feel it’s still the best trail to enjoy the gold and crimson leaves of fall along Oak Creek. Can you see yourself walking together between the gently flowing Oak Creek stream and the steep walls of the canyon, while surrounded by the fall foliage? It may seem like you can hear them chattering in the wind.

The Potato Patch Loop-named for potatoes grown nearby a century ago-circles Aspen Peak and has some serious lush, sun-dappled forests. If you start your hike on the Aspen Springs Trail you will quickly come to pines and oaks as well as breathtaking views. Here the Hualapai Mountains, rise to an elevation of about 8,400 feet where you will find ponderosa pines and aspens glowing in gold and green. Why not pack a picnic lunch for two and make a day of it? So much better than the usual meal and a movie date.

If your significant other is a Leaf-lover and a hiker you simply can’t go wrong with the Kachina Trail which is located in the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff. This trail is characterized by thick stands of Aspens. Limber pine and Douglas fir dominate some of the old-growth forests at the highest elevations. Take some time to love the leaves together.

Don’t miss out on one of nature’s most awesome productions. It something a couple can really share. As an added bonus you will more than likely get to see some of the local wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, turkeys, deer, eagles and more. If you miss it this time you will have to wait a whole year to see it again!

After a fabulous day of seeing the spectacular colors of fall in Sedona, come back home to the Sky Ranch Lodge and let us pamper you with wine, food, relaxation, privacy and more!

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Sedona's Fall Colors

Sedona Fall ColorsFall is the season of change. Changing leaves, changing weather and changing lives as kids go back to school and we gear up for the holidays. Fall is that great part of the year between the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Crisp air, changing colors and the promise of change. It is the time when we see what a full box of crayons Mother Nature offers us. As it is with the other seasons, there is so much to enjoy in Sedona in autumn. When people think of romantic adventures they usually think of hot summer romance or cool winter nights. Autumn gets a raw deal because I am here to tell you fall in Sedona and the rest of the Verde Valley brings plenty of chances for romance, adventure and activities to enjoy with that special someone.

Obviously we can’t talk about fall without starting with the gorgeous colors the season brings to the Verde Valley. It is truly magical! If you are looking to visit during peek time for leaf turning you want to plan for late September through mid-October. A leaf-peeping trip during this time guarantees you will see the glorious rainbow of colors. Picture hiking with your love looking at glorious golds and incredible crimsons, just two of the colors you will see as you take in all the scenery. Yellows of all hues mixed with the green pine trees makes for a stunning contrast. Reds that mix with deep shades of orange, even browns look like a picture postcard here. If you are looking for great couple photo opportunities or the perfect viewing place, then be sure to take a trip though Oak Creek Canyon on Highway 89A north. As you head towards Flagstaff you will see autumn in all its absolute glory. This is a romantic moment guaranteed to impress!

Verde Canyon RailroadDid you ever see video of the couples riding the Orient express? You can have your own short term train date when The Verde Canyon Railroad offers a Sedona Fall Colors Tour for the entire month of October! If you are looking for something out of the box to do with your significant other you have from October 1 all the way through October 31 to take the Verde Canyon Railroad on a fabulous Fall Color Tour. If you want to enjoy the best show of autumn in all of Arizona, sit back and relax in their comfortable loveseats or in side by side bistro chairs and gaze out the panoramic windows on the train and let yourselves be washed in the fall colors of nature that are bursting out all along the Verde River. Zip along at a good clip but not too fast so you won’t miss a thing. Let someone else do the driving, or conducting in case so you can focus on each other and on what you see out the window while you enjoy a seasonal cocktail especially crafted for this train.

You can find the Verde Canyon Railroad at 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

If you and your date think romance = beer, then you absolutely want to check out the Ales on Rails Beer Tasting Tour. The Verde Canyon Railroad comes through once again with an original event. If you like beer and are looking for an Oktoberfest type of event then this will far exceed your expectations! Ales on Rails happens EVERY Thursday through Sunday in October. A whole month of long weekends plus beer on a train leaves you plenty of opportunity for romance.

The party starts on the depot patio at 11:00am each Thursday through Sunday. In the spirit of a true Oktoberfest it kicks off with a German luncheon on sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel that will leave you wondering if you are in Berlin, Munich or the Verde Valley as you listen to the polka music they provide.

Be prepared to board the train at 1:00pm and continue the day with a huge selection of specialty beers including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery. No Ale on the Rails is complete without local brews and they offer rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts. Sit back with a local craft beer and watch the leaves go by as you hold hands and just be in the moment.

Do you believe in Magic? Yes, all romance is magic in a sense and no, I am not talking about the 1960’s hit song but real Magic. If so or even if you are just a little curious, come to the Magic Festival October 2-4 in Sedona. As you may know Sedona just happens to be one of the most magical places on planet earth and couples for years have been finding their own special brand of magic at the Sky Ranch Lodge. If you want to take it to the next level bring and open mind and a sense of wonder and head out to the Magic Festival.

This family friendly celebration of wonder is being produced by Jay Scott Berry and is going to provide the whole range of the ancient art of magic. All the main events will take place in and around The Sedona Creative Life Center which has magical views of its own right outside the windows. You will certainly want to see the Dream Team of international and local stars they have lined up throughout the whole weekend. Reservations are first come first serve to don’t wait and hope for someone to work some magic and make a sold out event have an opening! For a limited time, all-inclusive Golden Tickets for Magicians are just $149 Adults and $99 under 16.

Here are just a few event highlights for you:

  • Othello: Royal Shakespeare Company October 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 20134 West Highway 89A Sedona. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s extraordinary new production of “Othello” makes its Sedona big-screen debut. Let them take you back to Venice with Roderigo and Desdemona as they elope.
  • Susannah Martin Jazz Trio - Photo courtesy of Bob CoatesSusannah Martin Jazz Trio. October 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sound Bites Grill, 101 North State Route 89A Sedona. Be sure to check out the vocal stylings of Vocalist Susannah Martin who is known for her scintillating vocal renderings of jazz, Brazilian bossa nova and classic pop tunes. Music is the perfect date night activity and this jazz trio will not disappoint.
  • Fort Verde Days is being celebrated October 9 @ 8:00 am – October 11 @ 5:00 pm at Fort Verde State Historic Park, 125 E. Hollamon Camp Verde. The park celebrates with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game. Take a trip into the past, while celebrating Fort Verde Days and share your love of history.
  • The Sedona Arts Festival, the oldest and largest arts festival in the Verde Valley will be held on October 10 – October 11 will be held at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona. This incredible art festival features 125 artists from across the United States. They will be showcasing their eclectic and exquisite work with Sedona’s unique red rocks as their backdrop. Here onlookers can enjoy a mixed variety of artistic creations including Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Photography, Drawing, Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Metal, Painting.
  • October 17th brings two more art events that any art lover would want to experience: The Sedona Main Street Paint Out is the kick-off event for Sedona Arts Center’s Annual Plein Air Festival. The Paint Out offers the chance to see all the participating and nationally recognized Plein Air Artists. in one place at one time . Watch as they are challenged to create a painting from start to finish in 2 ½ hours, using only a subject in their surroundings along the sidewalks and plazas in Uptown and the Main Street District of Sedona. You can also use the 17th to participate in the kick off of the Sedona Arts Center Plein Air Festival. This is just the start of a week-long celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen and celebrated through the eyes and talent of some of the finest painters in the country. Sedona Plein Air Festival runs Oct 17 – 24, and this year the theme is “Speakeasy Salon” with a complete stage/bar/jazz night club environment created in the historical “Theatre Studio” at the Sedona Arts Center.
  • October 24. If you are an animal lover and an art lover, Red Rose Inspiration for Animals Sedona Arts and Crafts Show is a wonderful opportunity to combine the two and share your common interests. Because the Art and Craft Show for Red Rose Inspiration for Animals to Benefit Animal Rescue is a great cause! The parking lot of Redrock Precision Motors is where this will be happening and it is located at 1425 West Hwy 89A, West Sedona.
  • Thriller Dance in Sedona on HalloweenOctober 31. Halloween is on a Saturday this year which means many families may be taking a weekend trip. Uptown Sedona offers Safe & Fun Trick or Treat on Halloween October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is the time when Sedona Main Street Uptown Merchants can give back and welcome all those in costume to visit their storefronts along Main Street in Uptown for some tasty treats! Let the merchants show you their good will as they provide a safe and fun Halloween celebration. This free community event is coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program.

This is just a quick glimpse of all that is happening in the Verde Valley as we coast into Fall. For a more events or information just click here:

Enjoy your October and stay tuned for how we will welcome November!

Reprinted with permission from Sedona Sky Ranch Lodge.

Sedona Winefest wine glassIt is that wonderful time of year again! That’s right it is Sedona Winefest time! I hope you are all as excited as I am! This is an event I look forward to all year long and it is finally almost upon us. Imagine a generous mix of Arizona wineries, tasty Sedona cuisine, hip music, vendors galore, mini seminars on all things wine, toss in exciting raffle prizes, Art Exhibits, and breathtaking views. Now put that all together and you will get a small glimpse of the Sedona Winefest 2015, which has become a fall tradition in Sedona.

This year will be the 7th Annual Sedona Winefest and it will take place on Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27 at the Posse Grounds Park in the heart of West Sedona. You can enjoy delicious Sedona cuisine, live music, and vendors galore while enjoying fine Arizona wines and the beyond breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks. There is not a more perfect setting for a Winefest in all of Arizona.

This year the Sedona Winefest has expanded and will be bigger and better than ever. Reflecting the fact that as the wine industry has blossomed in Arizona, the attendance at Sedona Winefest as blossomed as well. Attendance jumped from 700 in 2009 to 3000 in 2014 and it will so exciting to see what 2015 brings! We will again have the honor of Verde Valley and Southern Arizona wineries offering their specialty wines for your tasting pleasure.

Crowd SceneFor those of you who want to learn more about wine, there will be an Education Tent offering short seminars throughout the day given by highly respected experts from the wine industry. This added attraction is designed to enrich your experience at Sedona Winefest, and our experts will be sharing their expertise on everything from how to truly appreciate wine to the elements of winemaking and the importance of vineyard climate and location.

After raising your Wine IQ, treat your palate to delectable food from local Chefs while sampling the many Arizona wines from the Verde Valley and Southern Arizona. Enjoy the beautiful vistas while you sip wine and savor the tantalizing food and music in our shaded courtyard seating areas. A wide variety of vendors will offer goods and services. Talented local musicians will play from 11:30 to 4:30 on Saturday and noon to 4:00 Sunday.

There will also be several chances to win some great raffle prizes at our hourly drawings. Raffle tickets and extra tasting tickets will be available in the tent.

Crowd SceneRemember, you will have the opportunity to purchase your favorite Arizona wine by the glass, bottle or case, so you can take home your favorites!

General Admission for Saturday is$30.00 at the door however they are offering a $25.00 online early bird price. For Sunday the price is the early bird $20 online or $25 at the door. Tickets will be available online. Saturday’s are always the busiest and if too many ticket holders are present, tickets for sale at the door can be temporarily stopped. Moral of this story: don’t wait too long to buy your tickets!

What do you get for that price? I am glad you asked. Admission includes EIGHT tasting tickets and an etched commemorative wine glass. Additional wine tasting tickets are available online or at the event. Buy 12 more tasting tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20 or 6 tickets for $5. That is a bargain and if you use your commemorative wine glass you can help the event go green.

If you are a wine aficionado a first timer who would like to learn more, this is a great event and you can’t go wrong checking it out!

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Fun Things To Do In Sedona

Visiting Sedona soon and worried you won’t get to see everything? Don’t waste your time worrying because you won’t. The fact is there is such a plethora of things to see and do in the Sedona/Verde Valley area you just can’t make it all happen in on trip so don’t try. However, we can help you hit some of the hot, must see spots so you get a glimpse of what Sedona holds in store.

Slide Rock 010You absolutely have to hit at least one of the two state parts that brackets Sedona. They are very different from each other and if you only have a chance to see one you should understand the difference. Both are beautiful beyond words. Slide Rock State Park was one a thriving orchard and has here Oak Creek forms a fast moving channel that has created a natural water ride. There are pools of water of various depths that are perfect for wading and swimming.

Perhaps the more famous of the two is Red Rock State Park. Here you can hike the Red Rocks and see the 286 acre nature preserve that is thriving with hiking trails of different vistas. Take a wildflower walk, a bird watching tour or even a moonlight hike.

If you want to get a photo of yourself and one of the most famous landmarks in Arizona then head to Cathedral Rock because it is probably the most photographed sights in Arizona. Located in the Coconino National Forest in Yavapai County, it has a summit elevation of is 4,921 feet and is known to be steep hike.

Want to see a different aspect of Sedona? See it by Starlight. You might not think about and people in cities usually don’t realize it but when you live in a city you don’t really get a good view of the stars. Sedona offers some of the best star gazing in the country. The star gazing tours have astronomers and other experts as guides and you will see the incredible beauty of the Arizona night sky.

Take an off road jeep tour. These tours will take you all over canyons, scenic rims, trails, mines and even a ghost town. There is a tour for everyone and the guides are very knowledgeable. You can see a great deal of the country during one of these tours.

If you want to relax during your trip then you definitely want to check out one of Sedona’s spas. Here you will be pampered while you indulge in a massage or other spa treatment. Sedona is famous for its healing energy so you just can’t go wrong with a spa visit. There are many to choose from and they offer a variety of services.

If you are looking for a way to see as much as possible with one event the look into one of the sight-seeing tours. These can give you a little bit of everything.

From incredible artworks all over town, to seeing nature in all its glory and appreciating the sunsets that are like no other, Sedona is a wonderful place to vacation. Whether you want to unwind or go high adventure you will find what you are looking for.

Here is a google search link to show you even more of what is available:

Sedona: come soon and you will want to come often.

Welcome Marriage Equality to Sedona Sky Ranch Lodge

Wedding pics 5 3 2015 143It is no secret that Sedona Sky Ranch Lodge is one of the most beautiful places on earth to hold your marriage ceremony. It is certainly the most beautiful wedding venue in all of Arizona.

Cindy Delost and Wanda Haza helped us reach a new milestone when they gave us the honor or hosting their wedding on May 3rd. Our first same sex wedding went off without a hitch. Two of the happiest brides we have ever seen and a ceremony that brought almost everyone to tears, including Sky Ranch Lodge management who were thrilled to witness such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. We were able to give them the magical and spiritual wedding they wanted at what they told us was the only place they wanted to have it. Love is indeed love and it was a privilege to witness this couple take their vows and become part of Sky Ranch Lodge wedding history and add to our story as they started their own. The weather could not have been more beautiful and the setting could not have been more perfect.

Wedding pics 5 3 2015 136Sedona Sky Ranch Lodge is committed to providing a warm, welcoming environment to all couples who wish to hold their wedding on our Lookout where the Red Rocks provide the backdrop of all backdrops for their special day. We work with couples to provide them the wedding they desire, whether short or long, traditional or eclectic. Our goal is to give couples a meaningful and memorable wedding that is reflective of their personal tastes and traditions.

We understand choosing a venue for your wedding is a personal and important decision and it is important to have a place that will work with couples to meet their hopes and expectations. At Sedona Sky Ranch Lodge we take the responsibility of hosting weddings very seriously. We seek to make the happy couple, their family, friends and guests comfortable and meet their every need. We go the extra mile to exceed expectations and make the big day as special and stress free as possible. We do the heavy lifting so couples can relax, enjoy their day and taking in all the love and beauty that surrounds them.

May 7 2015 luke spend night 005We are as happy for Cindy and Wanda as we are for all of the couples who choose the Sky Ranch Lodge to start their married life together. Now that Marriage Equality is the law of the land we hope other couples will find their way to us and give us the honor of being their wedding venue. There is something unexplainably wonderful about watching couples who have waited so long for that moment take their vows. That goes for all couples not just those who happen to be same sex.

There is no better or more beautiful place to cross the threshold into a new life together than Sky Ranch Lodge. Your wedding day is when your story begins and the pages are yours to fill. We are honored to be part of couples’ stories.

Sedona Sky Weddings

View-from-the-wedding-area-of-Sedona-Sky-Weddings-at-Sky-Ranch-Lodge-and-Mesa-Grill-on-Airport-Mesa-in-Sedona-ArizonaAre you looking for someplace really special to say your I Do’s? Perhaps someplace magical, mystical, healing and full of positive energy? Do you want somewhere different than the same old boring venues? Look no further for the perfect wedding venue awaits you at the Sky Ranch Lodge.

Sedona Sky Weddings offers a venue like no other in Arizona as the views are the best in the area and perhaps the entire state. Imagine saying your vows with panoramic views of Sedona’s healing Red Rocks in the background. Spectacular scenery that will not only frame your special day but will provide breathtaking photographs of your entire event that you will treasure for years to come. What a magnificent time and place for a wedding! What could be a more perfect way to start your new life together than surrounded by all of this natural beauty and energy?

Unique but inspiring. Elegant but casual. Sedona Sky Weddings can provide you with an incredible venue and recommended professional wedding service providers that will work to make your day everything you dream of and more. Whether you are looking for a casual theme or a formal ceremony with a sit down dinner, Sedona Sky Weddings can make it happen.

WJ-1030Consider the Lookout at Sky Ranch Lodge as a place to have a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. It is no surprise that this is one of Sedona’s favorite wedding venues. The Lookout is situated at Sedona’s highest point. From there you can see up to 70 miles away. Quite frankly, no other wedding site in Sedona has views that can remotely compare to what you will see here. Whether you are local or planning a destination wedding, you and your guests will be able to see stunning panoramic views of Sedona’s Red Rocks and more.

Quite often destination weddings lead to disappointment when guests are not impressed with the location or venue. But that will not happen with Sedona Sky Weddings. Guests will be awestruck at the beauty and they will soon find there is a good reason why each afternoon guests flock to The Lookout to watch the sunset in a bevy of pinks, oranges, and reds as they descend through the heavens. As darkness approaches the lights of Sedona take over and you can see them shimmering below. I would be willing to bet guests end up coming back to Sky Ranch Lodge on their own sometime so they can see more of what Sedona and the lodge has to offer.

The Lookout at Sky Ranch Lodge can accommodate up to 150 guests for weddings, receptions, and parties. You can have all your wedding weekend festivities in one place! They can help you with anything you need to rent and anything you need to cater! Imagine a welcome cocktail reception at Over the Bridge at the Lookout and then your ceremony and reception at The Lookout. Guests can stay right at the Sky Ranch Lodge which makes it easy on everyone, especially the happy couple! No need to carry all your wedding attire from one location to the next. You and your wedding party can get dressed right on site and if you forget the rings, don’t’ worry they are right upstairs in your room not miles away in another hotel.

If you are getting married and want to learn more about Sedona Sky Weddings click right here: Here are two more links to give you even more information:

Everyone deserves the wedding they dream of and desire. Whether short or long, traditional or eclectic, Sedona Sky Weddings is the perfect place to start your new life together.



Summer is finally upon us and if you are looking for a great time of year to visit Sedona this this it! Warm days and cool nights make for a perfect environment to take in all Sedona has to offer. With average day temperatures in the 90’s and evenings cooling off to the 60’s there could be no better weather for a summer vacation or just a weekend trip.

Have you ever wanted to hike the Red Rocks and experience their healing energy? Do you like wine tastings, live music, horseback riding and film festivals? If so Sedona needs to be on your vacation bucket list. If Sedona isn’t on your vacation bucket list, then you need to add it-NOW.

There are some awesome things you can do anytime in Sedona including experiencing nature in all its glory via hiking, boating and kayaking down the Verde River and the amazing Summer weather makes them all the more enjoyable. Take in a summer sunset in the desert like you have never seen before. There is no better place to welcome the Summer Solstice.

Aside from the everyday treats Sedona has to offer Summertime is jammed packed with special events including the Winemakers Horseback Trail Ride, movie premiers, art exhibits, live music and open mic nights. The June 19th will bring the Sacred Sounds Sedona Music Festival where there will be a host of musical talent unlike any you have ever seen. You can also enjoy special yoga and mediation sessions for stress relief and healing that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Have a teenager that you are never quite sure what to do with when you are on vacation? No worries! Sedona has a Teen Club Scene at Sound Bites Grill every Tuesday in the summer for teens 15 and older. If you have younger children there is a Kids n Kritters Summer Camp on the 22nd-26th for kids 7-11 years old. Your kids will love interacting with dogs, cats, birds and more. They can have their fun while you have yours.

Don’t forget Sedona has some wonderful restaurants, cafes and bars where you can try local wines and cuisine. Socialize over coffee in the afternoon and some Arizona wine in the evening. Feast on tantalizing food and then burn the calories off the next day on a hike. There is serious eating and drinking to be had in Sedona.

Check out this google search link for the latest weather and events-

Most of the United States had a long, cold winter. Why not cast off those snowy chains of 2015 once and for all by heading for some Arizona sun, dry heat and adventure? You will leave with some wonderful memories, new experiences and adventures and a big check mark on that bucket list.

Cheers to Forever | Ceremony & Cocktail Reception

The “Cheers to Forever” Package

Ceremony & Cocktail Reception

Stun your guests with the breathtaking view from the Guest Lookout at Sky Ranch Lodge as the backdrop for your ceremony, then let them enjoy it with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres immediately following. Included in this package:

For the Ceremony:

  • Wedding Ceremony Site at breathtaking Guest Lookout at Sky Ranch Lodge
  • White Ceremony Chairs Set with a Center aisle – up to 200 Chairs
  • White Linen & Skirting to Cover the Guest Book Table and Gift Table
  • Portable Sound System and Stand-up Microphone
  • Changing Room for the Bride
  • Wedding Coordinator for Ceremony, if desired
  • Rehearsal for the Ceremony (1 Hr.)
  • A Gift Bottle of Champagne at conclusion of Ceremony for Bride & Groom
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms for Wedding Group
  • Complimentary Self Parking for your group

For the Cocktail Reception:

  • Guest Lookout area for 1-hour reception – Table & Linens not included
  • Bar service for 1-hour
  • Choice of (3) butler passed hors d’ oeuvres – See our Hors D’ Oeuvres Menu
  • Bar staff and Wait staff


Ceremony Fees:

$500 Site Fee; Monday-Thursday

$1000 Site Fee; Friday or Sunday

$1500 Site Fee; Saturday

Cocktail Reception Fees:

$33 per person, plus tax/gratuity

The “I DO” Package | Ceremony Only

The “I Do” Package

Ceremony Only

Say your vows with the most breathtaking backdrop on earth. Included in this package:

  • Wedding Ceremony Site at breathtaking Guest Lookout at Sky Ranch Lodge
  • White Ceremony Chairs Set with a Center aisle – up to 200 Chairs
  • White Linen & Skirting to Cover the Guest Book Table and Gift Table
  • Portable Sound System and Stand-up Microphone
  • Changing Room for the Bride
  • Wedding Coordinator for Ceremony, if desired
  • Rehearsal for the Ceremony (1 Hr.)
  • A Gift Bottle of Champagne at conclusion of Ceremony for Bride & Groom
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms for Wedding Group
  • Complimentary Self Parking for your group


$500 Site Fee; Monday-Thursday

$1000 Site Fee; Friday or Sunday

$1500 Site Fee; Saturday