Sedona, Arizona – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Set against lush gardens and a sparkling creek, L’Auberge de Sedona makes for a perfectly serene escape into Arizona’s red rock country. Following a multiphase renovation to the tune of $25 million, the 11-acre property has become the very definition of desert oasis with enhancements like spruced-up private balconies, 30 new cottages and a spa facelift. Creek-side massages and a saltwater pool heal the senses in a whole new you, no second to the Mediterranean- and French-inspired delights at the AAA Four Diamond L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek, which has just welcomed a Joël Robuchontrained executive chef. When you’ve had your fill, retreat into the two-room Vista Suite ($789 a night), awash in soothing shades of cream and camel, and revel in 180-degree views of brilliantly hued sandstone formations from your furnished balcony. For ultimate relaxation, soak in the majestic vistas from the two-person Jacuzzi by day and enjoy an outdoor shower under the stars by night. Then, while not one but two sets of Antica Farmacista bath products pamper, it’s the sumptuous down bed—with a massive collection of seven plush pillows—that truly whispers tranquility after the sunsets.