We recently returned home from a tour of the Southwest that ended with 3 nights in Sedona. We are a family of 5 with children ages 14, 11, & 8. We booked the "cottage" at BWAR and it perfectly met our needs as a family of 5. The cottage does not look like much from the outside but the inside is beautiful.
The outside offers a lush and green private front and side yard for our kids to run and play -- but more importantly...privacy. There was a front porch with chairs running along the front of the cottage with amazing views of the red rocks (snoopy rock). It had a private driveway so we had our rental car available to us at all times. We were literally steps from the main hotel pool and just down the hill was the villa's club house (another pool - indoor/outdoor, and game room). At the end of the villas was the creek and then the rocks. My children had a great time exploring the creek area. Behind the cottage was the walkway to the pool and the main hotel. Next to the main hotel was the breakfast room. Breakfast was hot and fresh and outstanding for a complimentary hotel breakfast. It certainly met the needs of my family and everyone started their day satisfied.
Inside the cottage appeared to be recently redone. The living room was large and comfortable with a queen sleeper sofa. There was a kitchen area with full fridge, microwave, stove top and it was stocked with disposable dishes (not very eco friendly but made sense with no dishwasher). There was a large table and a desk area as well. There was a large King bedroom and another bedroom with a queen bed. The bathroom was well appointed. Obviously it was extremely quiet and private. There were TV's in both bedrooms and in the living room. The inside was lovely -- however we really did not take advantage of it at all since we were rarely in the cottage. We truly used it to sleep and regroup between activities. We did use both pools.
It perfectly met our needs and with the included breakfast, no extra fees, and no need for 2 rooms it was very economical as well. I far exceeded our expectations.