When Andy and I were planning our road trip around the southwest, we knew that we wanted to spend some time in Sedona – a place that everyone seemed to rave about. After looking for hotels in the area, I quickly got sticker shock as they were exorbitantly priced. Knowing that there had to be another option, I expanded my search to the surrounding area.
Selecting the Beaver Creek Inn
Whenever I have a hard time finding an inexpensive room, I check Bed & Breakfast. Since B&B locations are small and don’t have much presence online, you can normally find a very nice room for a reasonable price. As an added benefit, you also typically get an amazing breakfast included in your rate.
It was on the B&B page that I found the Beaver Creek Inn – a nice looking, well priced option. While it was located in Lake Montezuma, not Sedona, that didn’t bother us as it is near Montezuma’s Castle, Montezuma’s Well and Tuzigoot National Monument. Since we wanted to see all of these, we decided we could hit all of the attractions on our way up to Sedona.
As always, I book directly through the website, not a third party such as Bedandbreakfast.com. This gives the hotel the most money as possible as they don’t have to pay the third party site a commission. While all rooms were reasonably priced, being the bargain hunters that we are, we booked a queen bed ADA room which was $8 cheaper than a standard king room. Before anyone judges me, I did put in my reservation notes that we did not need the ADA room and would be willing to move should someone need that room.
Since it is a small B&B, the check in time is limited to 2-6pm on weekdays and 2-8pm on weekends. You are able to check in outside of these hours if needed but must make special arrangements.
We arrived during check in time and were greeted by a very friendly woman who promptly completed our paperwork and gave us our key to the room. Additionally, she told us about the features of the inn and provided us a map of the surrounding area with the attractions clearly marked.
We booked the ADA room and even though we said we would give it up should someone need it, we were given that room.
Our first impression was how large the room was. The bathroom was quite large as well, and the bathroom shower was a decent size as well even with the bench built in to meet ADA requirements. For the cost savings that we had on the room and the minimal time we were in the shower, it was worth it.
The room has a sliding glass door so you have access to the outdoor area. Our room was on the ground level but there are 2nd floor rooms with private balconies should you have any concern about safety on the ground floor.
While we always prefer king size beds when we travel, we were perfectly happy with the queen size bed in our room. The bed was extremely comfortable with both of us sleeping well the night that we were there. Since we were off the beaten path, tucked away in a more residential area, it was extremely quiet at night.
Beaver Creek Inn doesn’t have cable, opting instead to include a DVD player in the room with DVDs available in the hospitality room. While it would have been fun to cuddle up in bed and watch a movie, we completely ran out of time. Personally I agree with this approach because I feel like nobody really watches TV when they are on vacation.
There is no breakfast at the inn, but there are snack options available in the hospitality room. Everything is based on the honor system with the priced called out and a jar for the cash. Andy and I swung by to check it out in the morning before we headed out. Since we wanted something more than cereal or granola bars, we decided we would just grab something on the road.
If you don’t mind a 30 minute drive to Sedona, I would highly recommend staying at the Beaver Creek Inn. The room was very large and well decorated with an extremely comfortable bed. In addition to the great pricing, you’re also supporting a small business which is something that I love.