My family of five (inc. kids aged 3, 6 and 9) stayed in the Sonoran Blue cabin no. 6, and traveled with another family of five (inc. kids aged 5, 9 and 12), who stayed in cabin no. 8, for a two day stay at the Butterfly Garden Inn after a three-day railway tour of the Grand Canyon. Spending time at the cabins and on the grounds of this lovely place was such a relaxing way to end our vacation. The weather fluctuated, but was nice enough to take advantage of the gas grills and eat outside both nights and make full use of the picnic tables, which seem to be a feature of every cabin on the premises. During our stay it was sunny and breezy, in the high 70's low 80's. At night the temps dropped to the high 30s and low 40s, so we loved the thermostat controlled fireplaces. On the day we checked out the weather plunged into the 30's, and it snowed! The cabins were exactly what I pictured and wanted: cozy, clean, comfortable, slightly rustic, very charming, no televisions and hardly any mobile service (there is free wifi, which works better the closer you get to the lobby and lounge). We spent most of one day across the road wading in the creek, and also spent some time in Sedona looking around. We otherwise took advantage of the playground and the decent selection of card and board games from the lounge. The proprietors are wonderful and friendly. My children are peanut and tree nut allergic, and I was super impressed with the way our hosts accommodated us. The really lovely breakfast basket we found outside our front door each morning was full of plentiful, carefully packaged, peanut and tree nut free homemade items. I can't imagine returning to Sedona and staying anywhere else. Highly recommend, particularly if you are looking for a cozy and personal resort alternative.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Butterfly Garden Inn, formerly Don Hoel’s cabins, is the perfect destination for individuals, families, and retreat groups who want to relax, unwind, and find refuge from the stress of everyday life. Situated 10 miles north of Sedona in the heart of the Oak Creek Canyon, our tranquil inn has charming cabins ranging from one to three bedrooms with full kitchens, each offering a delicious continental-style breakfast basket delivered to the cabin each morning. ... more less