The house is Kathy and Larry’s primary residence. They are a lovely couple (from Illinois) who are interesting, knowledgeable, smart, funny, and VERY talented. We stayed in the main house (not the casita – which is a separate house adjacent to the main house). The host’s bedroom and the “safari” guest room are on the second floor. There is another similar guest room on the first floor. We stayed in the safari room and it was fantastic. Large room with a couch and table, separate sitting chairs, king size sleep number bed (with dual controls), desk/coffee corner, large whirlpool tub under a picture window, dual sinks, huge 2 person shower with towel warmer. The bedroom has HUGE picture windows that look out at Cathedral Rock (a vortex and major Sedona attraction). It is air conditioned and has a ceiling fan to boot. Suffice it to say – the room is fantastic.
Gourmet breakfast (I mean gourmet!!) is prepared and served by the hosts on their outdoor deck (also facing Cathedral Rock) every morning. They will prepare a wide variety of breakfast options with place mats, nice cutlery and glassware, fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit, yogurt/fruit parfaits, eggs any style, breakfast meats, etc, etc, etc. The preparation and the service are impeccable!
Unlike some B&B’s, you are sharing the hosts living areas. We were welcome to use 90% of their interior house and 100% of the exterior (several outdoor patios, bocce court, horseshoe court, etc). It was not weird at all (for us) to see our hosts when we were at the B&B. We chatted about our hikes and restaurants, shared our plans for the next day, shared about each other’s families/aspirations/life. We didn’t spend a ton of time at the B&B because we came to explore Sedona, hike, and dine. Incidentally, there are hikes you can access from the home without driving to a trail head.
We are pretty particular and don’t rave about places without reason. Sedona Cathedral Hideaway is VERY SPECIAL. and we would not consider staying anywhere else when we return to Sedona. If you want zero interaction with your B&B hosts, perhaps this isn’t the place for you (your loss). However, for us, the time we spent getting to know Kathy and Larry was precious (and yet we were out and about a lot).
In summary – this a fantastic place to stay. Sedona is special, as are the accommodations and the hosts (yes you, Kathy and Larry.! Thanks for a lovely, memorable stay in Sedona).
TripAdvisor Review from mjb_3517, Oct 5, 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina