Destination guide

Explore Sedona from vacation home rentals

The desert town of Sedona in Arizona is interesting enough, but it's the surrounding landscape of deep canyons, rocky outcrops and millions of acres of pine forest that are the biggest draw. With scenery like that, you'd be forgiven for thinking it suffered from a stiflingly hot year-round climate, but the mild winter and gorgeous shoulder seasons couldn't be better for outdoor adventures. When you stay in a Sedona vacation rental, you can decide how you want to explore. Whether it's by foot, horseback or hot air balloon, you can't help but ooh and aah at the unworldly scenery that has earned it the nickname "Red Rocks Country".

Things to do

Find out why Sedona inspires artists

When you see the dramatic landscape in Sedona, you'll realize why it's inspired so many artists over the years. The perfect way to complement the scenery is to stop by one of the local galleries to browse the works and chat with the artists. You could even pack up a paint box and easel and have a go yourself, or join one of the workshops. While you're exploring, try to make some time to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a breathtaking landmark built in the mid-50s. The 1,000 or so petroglyphs which date back centuries are also well worth a look.


What to do near Sedona vacation homes

As tempting as it may be to just kick back at your Sedona vacation rental and look out over the epic landscape in comfort, nothing beats getting out there and experiencing it first-hand. You can take your pick of how you discover the Red Rocks Country. Exploring the canyons and desert peaks on board an open-air jeep is perhaps the most comfortable, while hopping on a hot air balloon flight lets you take it all in from above. Hiking is without a doubt the most popular outdoor activity and takes little more than a good map and a sturdy pair of boots.


Sedona 's all about the shoulder seasons

Unlike much of the US, Sedona's high season doesn't correspond to its sizzling summer. Most people, particularly hikers, drop into Sedona vacation rentals during spring, when the skies are bright, the temperature is warm without being scorching and the landscape of wildflowers bursts into a color. While fall isn't quite as pretty, the climate is just as good. These 2 seasons do come with a higher price tag. If you want to save a few dollars, you should consider swinging by in winter. It might be a little chilly, but the landscape is just as dramatic.

Natural features

Watch the iconic bald eagle in Sedona

With masses of public park, Sedona is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of some of the 900 species of wildlife that inhabit Arizona. There's a whole host of species, both big and small, to spot. If you hop aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad between December and March, grab a spot in one of the open top carriages, where you'll likely spot iconic eagles which, astonishingly, have synchronized their flight pattern with the train timetable. If you're truly passionate, you can head out at night to hear the call of Sedona's nocturnal wildlife.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sedona

Fly into Sedona, AZ (SDX), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Cottonwood, AZ (CTW), which is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Sedona?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,211 vacation rentals near Sedona. From 610 Houses to 155 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sedona for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sedona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sedona:

  • West Sedona: 526 vacation rentals
  • Uptown Sedona: 125 vacation rentals
  • Nepenthe: 128 vacation rentals
  • Baderville: 25 vacation rentals
  • Prescott Valley Units: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sedona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sedona. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Slide Rock State Park: 1,275 vacation rentals
  • Seven Canyons Golf Club: 1,151 vacation rentals
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross: 1,114 vacation rentals
  • Sedona Art Center: 1,119 vacation rentals
  • Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village: 1,120 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sedona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sedona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 610 Houses in Sedona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sedona include:

  • Cabins: 155 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 206 rentals available
  • Cottages: 155 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sedona?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 321 vacation rentals with pool available in Sedona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.