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Garlands Oak Creek Lodge

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8067 N State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-9696
928-282-3343
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: One special menu is presented each night by Chef Brian Widmer. The fixed...
One special menu is presented each night by Chef Brian Widmer. The fixed price meal includes homemade bread, soup, salad, the featured entree, dessert and coffee. (Dietary restrictions are happily accommodated with advance notice.) With limited seating guests often share a table. Over the years our guests have often told us of friendships forged while enjoying a delicious dinner; for many it is part of the unique experience that is "Garland's Lodge." (Tables for two can be requested, but cannot always be guaranteed.) Cocktails are served by the fire or out on the lawn while the season permits, beginning at 6 P.M. All are seated when the dinner bell rings at 7 P.M.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful, atmospheric setting for a good dinner

The lodge building and grounds are perfect and absolutely beautiful. Everyone is served in the rustic but elegant dining room at the same time, making for a festive, communal atmosphere. The dinner was good and it was nice that they incorporate their own produce into some of the courses. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
DawnM160
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The lodge building and grounds are perfect and absolutely beautiful. Everyone is served in the rustic but elegant dining room at the same time, making for a festive, communal atmosphere. The dinner was good and it was nice that they incorporate their own produce into some of the courses. They have some excellent unique cocktails too. I thought a little... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This "fixe prix" place was once the "go to" for a fabulous meal. They still have an enchanting location with lovely flower garden and the recipes seemed much as before but the pea soup was served lukewarm and the halibut was overcooked and also served far less than hot. We understand the place changed hands last year so maybe they... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was our third year at Garland's. It is difficult to tell that this place is under new ownership. It's grounds are still kept impeccably.There is a flower gardener,a vegetable gardener and an orchardist. When we were there, the peahes and plums were ripe, and being incorporated into their menus. Our cabin had an incredible view of the red rocks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cabin resort living. This place is very quaint and tucked within Oak Creek Canyon. If you want to escape city life or anything stressful, this is the place. The grounds are lush. There is no wifi and that's they way they intend for it to be. Garlands encourages going dark with technology and just relax, get out there to walk... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I, together with four other couples, went to Garland's for our 19th anniversary to have dinner at the Lodge. To our absolute dismay, it was a disaster. They are under new ownership and the new folks must not "get it". We understood that they did not want to provide separate checks, but were told (while enjoying pre-dinner... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our three generation family enjoyed every minute of our recent stay. Atypical of an Arizona resort. Cool, green, restful, fun. Can't wait to go back.

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Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beautiful, woodsy location, with the river running through it. Charming rustic restaurant. Wonderful staff, very attentive. One seating per evening. Five course culinary experience!!

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have enjoyed the unusual experience of this fabulous restaurant and lodges several times. I have traveled the world and this place is right up there with any place I have been. The food is fresh and much of it grown on the property. The ambiance of the restaurant is delightful. A creek is between the highway and garlands so... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You must eat here not only for the great food but for the magnificent surroundings and beautiful lodge. It is a place that shouldn't be missed. I also understand their dinners are excellent, we will have to try that the next time we are in Oak Creek Canyon or Sedona.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very relaxing location and setting for all nature lovers. Super beautiful location and away for the outside world.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8067 N State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-9696
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: 928-282-3343

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

One special menu is presented each night by Chef Brian Widmer. The fixed price meal includes homemade bread, soup, salad, the featured entree, dessert and coffee. (Dietary restrictions are happily accommodated with advance notice.) With limited seating guests often share a table. Over the years our guests have often told us of friendships forged while enjoying a delicious dinner; for many it is part of the unique experience that is "Garland's Lodge." (Tables for two can be requested, but cannot always be guaranteed.) Cocktails are served by the fire or out on the lawn while the season permits, beginning at 6 P.M. All are seated when the dinner bell rings at 7 P.M.

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