We enjoyed this resort very much (now part of Diamond International rather than Sunterra). We have learned to not waste time on the sales presentation and the reviews about that were not good, so we again avoided it, even with a $75 gift card lure.
We got a call a few days before for VIP check-in. To be honest, I expected a hard sell for the "tours", but it actually worked very well. We were arriving late, so Jill had our room already assigned (with the location requests I had given her), key cards ready and hiking information for us. She mentioned the property tours, but did not push it at all - we also didn't get any other phone calls, so I was pleased about that.
The resort itself is nicely located on the south end of the Village at Oak Creek - 5 miles from Sedona through very scenic country. The upper loop (buildings 12 - 16) at the resort faced over the golf course north toward the rocks. Across the parking lot was the upper pool (warm enough to swim even in winter) and just down some steps a very nice, secluded hot tub (not hot enough for me, but ok with family).
We went to their "wild things" program, which was great - included a couple of live tarantulas to hold as well as several snakes (also to touch and hold). It was fun for kids and adults. Even though it was Christmas week, they seemed to continue their activities, but our timing never quite fit.
We made the longish drive to Grand Canyon and spent a very white Christmas day there. The rim roads were closed due to unusual cold and snow, but the shuttles ran within the village area from the Visitor Center to Bright Angel viewpoints. It was interesting to see it with snow all around.
Overall, The Ridge was a really good exchange for us.
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- Also Known As:
- Ridge On Sedona Golf Hotel Sedona
- Ridge On Sedona Hotel
- Ridge On Sedona Resort
- Ridge Sedona Golf Resort