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“Creekside Oasis”

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Forest Houses Resort
Ranked #46 of 48 Hotels in Sedona
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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“Creekside Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

We enjoyed our recent stay in the Tree House, a "studio" on stilts. The porch overlooked beautiful trees and flowers alongside Oak Creek, and, although you could hear traffic drive by on 89A, it was still very relaxing. The kitchen had every convenience, and the firewood station even had newspaper and kindling (although we could find no matches and were glad we happened to have some of our own). We loved the dog-friendliness of the property and hope to return with one or two of our own. About halfway between Sedona and Flagstaff, so more touristy sites were easily accessible but far enough away so that we got a sense of a true, rustic getaway. Look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

We have been coming to Forrest Houses for over 10 years and absolutely look forward to our visits. We bring books, games and lots of food. there are great hiking trails nearby and great patios to enjoy a good book on. We always feel welcomed and Bob is very gracious. We have all of the modern convenience in a great setting. Our absolute favorite house is the cloud and we enjoy this every May. There is no AC, but this has never been an issue. The weather is always cool in the mornings and evenings.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

Our 1st trip to Forest Houses, can't see how anyone would give them a bad review. We arrived a little early and the owner went out of his way to get our cabin ready for us. The grounds are very pretty, however from what I read I thought it was further up in the woods, other than hearing the road traffic this place was great. Our cabin was very clean, and all our needs were met. It was nice to get away from the tv and electronics. Games and books are provided to borrow. The price is also very resonable compared to the resorts in the area and we found plenty to do in the surrounding area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mesa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

Please don't let the negative reviews steer you away from this gem! In fact, my husband and I are bewildered how anyone could find the setting and staff more than exceptional. We have been going to the Forest Houses since 2005. At this point, we have four reservations booked a year, because we treasure the escape that this beautiful place provides. It is true that there is no cell phone reception or tv, and that is EXACTLY what we love, nothing but nature and a chance to relax by the creek! Bob and his staff have ALWAYS been accommodating and polite. In fact, we left several items in the Trout house last spring, only to have Bob call and tell us that he was going to be in Mesa the following weekend and would bring us our belongings! We love everything about this diamond in the rough. We travel very often and have stayed in many resorts, hotels, and cabins. You will never find a place more serene than The Forest Houses.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

I'm not usually one to review alot but I've been coming to Forest Houses since I was a teenager with my parents. We have our weekend booked out a year in advance and absolutely cannot wait to go back every year. I'm honestly shocked when I see bad reviews because everyone is so friendly and accommodating. I hope to find another weekend where my boyfriend and I can escape for a weekend from the heat.

The properties are quite simple - no TV and no Internet. The idea is to unplug! If you're looking for something high tech and fancy you won't find that here - try an overpriced hotel in city!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank NinaSaraa
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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

It was time for a long overdue getaway! I carefully researched everything, and decided on Forest Houses. I disregarded the bad reviews here -- I gave the current owner the Benefit of the Doubt for being an older person with a hearing loss, not the weirdo people claimed him to be. I am not a complainer by nature, but the reviews came true. They overbooked my room and kicked me off without apology. The owner himself was blatantly dishonest about several things. From the GetGo, the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing. If you want a vacation you can rely on, DO NOT MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT FOREST HOUSES RESORT. There are many more to pick from! And anyplace will treat you better than they treated me here.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Glen Head, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

We rented "Mary's House," one of about a dozen cabins flanking Oak Creek Canyon on this property. The floor-to-ceiling windows offered a gorgeous and serene view, while the wrap-around porch provided a closer look. Everything was impeccably clean when we arrived, as if it had been detailed instead of cleaned, and the whole house was impressively decorated. There's no television, cell phone service or wi-fi, which might be a negative for some visitors but for us was a wonderful opportunity to disconnect for once. We played board games, baked, read some of the many books and magazines scattered about on bookshelves and end tables, and walked along the creek. And the king size sleep number bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable! The only downside was that there were many spiders in the house and quite a few ants, but that's expected, I suppose, when one is in the middle of a canyon. We would definitely stay again!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Forest Houses Resort

Property: Forest Houses Resort
Address: 9275 N State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-9635
Location: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Sedona
#25 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
#28 Family Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Forest Houses Hotel Sedona
Forest Hotel Sedona
Forest Resort Sedona

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