I have stayed at Sky Ranch Lodge half a dozen times in recent years, I have always opted for a rim view room and always enjoyed Sky Ranch Lodge up until this visit. It is an older facility with nice, casual 70's style decor. The reason to stay at Sky Ranch Lodge is for the view.
I find myself quite displeased with this experience. The first issue was on the deck patio the first night, we had 1 chair and had to request a 2nd chair twice before one was delivered the next day so we could not really enjoy the patio that evening at all as we would have preferred. The chair that was on the patio was filthy with old paint splatters all over it.
I also noted many insects in the room including ants, crickets and spiders--one of them on my bath towel when I looked down. Both my husband and I have several bites from some critter in the room, it looks spider in nature. I count 5 on my myself as I type.
The most annoying factor of the room was the fact that there was a big zero privacy. People who did not even appear to be residents of Sky Ranch Lodge thought it was just fine to come down and stand in the area immediately in front of our view and block the views, they bantered loudly, it included people doing photography and seemed like an endless parade. I really disliked that and felt I was booked into the worst possible room for that particular foopah. Sky Ranch Lodge has constructed a new little patio addition/common area right there which was a nice touch, but people did not stay on that, they wandered down and showed an amazing sense of oblivion to why those of us paid for the room with the upgraded view option. I am willing to live and let live but this behavior stepped way over the line.
The other thing that was most annoying was the incredibly loud AC unit, if watching TV when it came on, it required increasing the volume to be able to hear what was being watched and turning it back down when the unit switched off.
I also note that an email I sent expressing my concerns was completely ignored. I looked at my husband and we both agreed, this was not the experience we had in mind although we loved being in Sedona for our anniversary and found every other aspect of our visit to be beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sky Ranch Lodge sits on the edge of Airport Mesa, 500 feet above town, peacefully removed from all the hustle and bustle below. Massive red rock views tower in every direction from the hotel and the mesa is ringed by an easy hiking trail that offers eagle-eye views of Sedona's most stunning rock formations. These are the best views in all of Red Rock Country. Sky Ranch Lodge is famous for its richly landscaped grounds, teeming with gardens, shade trees, and ponds - often referred to as an oasis in the sky as well as "Sedona's best kept secret." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sky Ranch Hotel Sedona