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“Wonderful Winter Getaway!!”
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Sedona Bear Lodge
Ranked #16 of 29 Sedona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had a family reunion in Phoenix the last week of January, so my fiance and I decided to fly in from Boston early and rent a car to check out Sedona for a couple nights. We love staying in B&B's instead of hotels, so I spent a lot of time checking out the B&B's on TripAdvisor. We chose Sedona Bear Lodge because it was just enough out of the tourist area to make it easy to get into town if we wanted, extremely close to the great hikes we wanted to check out and still nice and quiet in the evenings. I emailed with Masumi (she and her husband Myles own the inn) and got a great winter rate for the Indian Garden Room. I asked for some advanced advice on hikes and other activities, and she was quick to email back with recommendations.

We drove up a little earlier than check in time, so we stopped at the Ranger Station for a map and headed to our first hike. Turned out it was only a few minutes drive from the B&B so we went there right after we got off the trail. The Sedona Bear Lodge is tucked into a residential area, with an easy U-shaped driveway and lots of parking. We were greeted by both Masumi and Myles and they gave us the tour. The front door opens into the dining room and kitchen...they have a coffeemaker, tea and small fridge in the dining area which are always available for guests to use. The fridge is stocked with water bottles for guests and the side table has lots of books about Sedona and things to do in the area. The room opens into a large living room with couches and lazy boy chairs, a big flat screen TV, fireplace and DVD's about Sedona. We didn't see the other rooms, but headed right up the stairs to the Indian Garden Room. It was just right for us - queen bed, wall mounted flat screen tv with satellite, a small table with chairs and a bathroom (complete with heat lamp). It also has a porch off the room with chairs that would be great in warm weather. We happened to get snow during our stay - which didn't stop us from hiking - but we appreciated the electric blankets on the beds to take the chill out!

Breakfast both mornings was delicious and plentiful...I don't eat wheat and Masumi went out of her way to make - from scratch - a wheat-free tortilla to wrap my breakfast burrito in! I was so impressed and grateful, as it was delicious! We started with coffee and they had yogurts, granola (including a wheat free one), and beautiful fruits on the side bar that we helped ourselves to. Then they brought out the main meal, amazing, and then followed it up with a homemade cantaloupe sorbet!! We were so full, and honestly, we ate lunch after 3pm both days because breakfast kept us going. On our last day, Masumi even made us a bag of homemade wheat-free cookies for the road!

It was a really wonderful few days...we got great sleep, did about 2-3 hikes each day, came back to the room and napped and then went out to dinner. Each room has a binder filled with information, brochures and menus from the local area, so we took advantage of them and had some great meals. Masumi and Myles were lovely to chat with, both are very warm and calm and we enjoyed their company. We had keys to both the front door and our room, so it was easy to come and go. They even had slippers available so we could leave our red mud covered shoes at the door.

I highly recommend this B&B for your Sedona stay! This B&B is just right and you'll be good hands with Masumi and Myles!!

Room Tip: The Indian Garden room is up a set of stairs with a door at the bottom of the stairs as it's the...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was a GREAT place to stay. We were in the Indian Garden room. It was pleasant, clean and cozy and it had a private balcony. We have stayed at many B&B's and I have to say that Myles and Masumi made this stay one of the best. They were great hosts. They made us feel welcome and were extremely friendly and outgoing. We enjoyed meeting them (and Meeko), and felt very comfortable staying there. The breakfasts on both mornings were incredible! Absolutely delicious and very filling. If we go back to the Sedona area, we will definitely plan on staying here again! If you cannot decide on a place to stay in the area, you can stop looking now. This is THE best place to stay. Good price, great hosts, excellent food and a nice area of town. Believe the reviews.

Room Tip: The bed in this room was a bit hard for my taste, but it was a very comfortable room for the 2 of us...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Give this serious consideration if ever in Sedona. You won't come across better hosts and Miles prepares near gourmet breakfasts. The lodge is located in a secluded yet convenient part of lower Sedona not far from some spectacular hike options. Stayed with a large party and everyone raved about the experience and the spotless accommodations.

Room Tip: Viewed all available 5 rooms and would recommend any.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a night recently and as the previous reviews state- Miles and Masumi really are incredible hosts. They couldn't do enough for us in terms of providing information on the local area (the vortexes, where to eat etc) and cooking us an awesome breakfast (burritos!) at a stupidly early time due to us having to leave so early to make a flight in Phoenix. The room and building were very nice- all in all it was perfect for what we needed- it was only a shame we couldn't stay for longer.

Aside from the B+B it is also worth noting that we really enjoyed Sedona- reviews of the place seem to be fairly mixed but the scenery is spectacular and bizarrely despite our scepticism we both felt something weird around one of the vortexes!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

You can't beat the service of Miles and Masumi. They are the wamest most accomating hosts at a B & B that we have ever had. They even got up at 5 am to make as breakfast before our departure to the airport on the last day.

The breakfasts on the other days was very good also.

The room we had was very well appointed and the bed was very comfortable and our floors were beautiful wood. The bathroon was nice. The place was very quiet and clean. We will come back and also recommend this place to my best friends. I am very surprised by the recent negative (3 of out of 5) review. For one thing they were wrong that only 1 of 20 jets worked. They all woked. You just had to turn one control.

Also it is near alot of hiking trails.
Curtis and Marie-France

Room Tip: It can be very noisy if you stay in Sedona so you are better i a palce like this.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Pros:
The hosts were extremely nice and the service was wonderful.
Breakfast was very tasty and had a great variety to choose from

Cons:
The jacuzzi had one of twenty or so jets that worked.
The Hacienda room that we stayed in was average. The floors were uneven and the bed was simply a box spring & mattress sitting on the ground from what I could tell.
The doors needed to be shoved or yanked hard on to open.
In a very "residential" area, if you know what I mean. Not the types of B&B I have been to before (Moab, Midway, York, UK)
From what I could tell, there were no views of anything from the house besides 75ft tall trees.

Overall:
I felt that paying $155 was too much for the quality of housing we received. The website made it sound like a fairy tale. "When you enter our lodge, you will also be greeted by hand-made teddy bears that are nestled in waiting to be cuddled.". It was as I rated it- Average

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Masumi O, Owner at Sedona Bear Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

We thank you for your honest comments and opinions. We will definitely take your comments and do the necessary changes to satisfy our guests as best as possible. We will be in the process of redesigning the room to a different theme "Zen Style". A platform will be installed with bamboo flooring. We hope to have you back someday and enjoy our new room. We will be working on our jacuzzi after this project is completed.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Myles & Masumi are exceptionally friendly and helpful, providing detailed local info to help you make the most of your trip. Very comfortable rooms with many thoughtful extra touches. Delicious & varied breakfasts and home baked goods. You feel really valued and very well looked after as a guest here. Would not hesitate to return!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sedona Bear Lodge

Address: 65 Piki Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336-4345 (Formerly Territorial House Old West B&B)
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Location: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #16 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Sedona
Price Range: $120 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful West Sedona on 3/4 acre and nestled in its own quiet and peaceful atmosphere of Juniper and Cottonwood trees. You will awake to the aroma of fresh ground coffee and a delicious gourmet breakfast served with home-baked breads or muffins. What you’ll find at Sedona Bear Lodge is a warm and friendly place where you can relax and feel at home. ... more   less 

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