March 31, 2013

10 Best Small Towns in America | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides

10 Best Small Towns in America | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides

What it's Like: Red-rock panoramas and the mythical "vortex" energies set the scene for this spa and wellness haven.

The striking vistas and natural splendors that once inspired artists like Max Ernst and countless Western filmmakers are today attracting a mix of New Age healers, spa therapists, artisans, and wellness-seekers to this mellow desert town of just over 10,000 residents. Sedona is light on historic activities, so visitors are free to hike, mountain bike, or jeep-tour around the red-hued canyons and buttes; shop for jewelry and Native American crafts in the town center; and park themselves at spots like Elote Cafe for gourmet Mexican (and great views), or Dahl & Di Luca for elevated Italian. Many guests simply settle into a health-minded hotel and indulge in spa treatments, yoga sessions, and excursions to the Vortex, a rock outcrop that's said to be a powerful source of ancient energy. Accommodations here tend toward the upscale—favorites include the celeb-endorsed Enchantment Resort and its Mii Amo spa and hillside, cottage-style L'Auberge de Sedona—but deals can be found at places like the Sky Ranch Lodge, where some rooms have fireplaces or kitchenettes. 
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The Aerie Sedona - Elevated Living

With the arrival of spring we have revised prices for The Aerie lots in Sedona, AZ. They are now reduced 15% across the board. You can see above a map of the community. All the lots in green are sold, and all the lots in blue are for sale. The prices range now between $327,000 and $1M. Several other lots are available but not listed, prices upon request. This 15% price reduction is time limited, and will be honored until 2 Aerie lot sales occur, after which all previous pricing will be reinstated.

There are currently 3 completed and occupied homes, and 3 more homes are under construction for a total of 6 beautifully designed residences. The lots are all approximately 2.5 acres, and the minimum square footage is 3500 sqft inclusive of the garage.
The Aerie is a community of architectural distinction with a collection of homes that carefully blend into the natural setting. Aerie I includes 41 homesites situated between Doe and Cockscomb Mountains. Residents enjoy panoramic views of Capitol Butte and Chimney Rock, and long distance views of legendary Cathedral Rock to the south.
You can see a virtual tour of the property by clicking here: See virtual tour of the community 
Showings of The Aerie are available by appointment ONLY. Call me to set a time (928)274 1521
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Sedona named one of 10 Best Destinations for Girlfriend Getaways by Smarter Travel

Sedona, Arizona: Take a Spiritual Journey
March 15, 2013
In this town two hours north of Phoenix, some of the most profound spiritual experiences occur not inside a retreat center but out on the land. For centuries, Native Americans have considered Sedona's red-rock landscape sacred. The city is known for its vortexes, or spiritual power spots, where you can sit with a spiritual guide who will lead you and your girlfriends through meditations, breathing exercises, and visualizations.

Take a mystical tour with a Native guide who shares sacred songs and spiritual wisdom. Or work through your issues with one of the many alternative healers that practice in Sedona. You can try psychic readings, shamanic journeys, chakra healing tours, medicine wheels, and Reiki. Whether you're looking for an intuitively guided spiritual massage or a spiritual retreat center, you'll find it on the Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association website.
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