Golf the first 9 holes at Sedona Golf resort and then you are rewarded at the 10th hole with this gorgeous view (although every hole is beautiful!). You don't have to be a pro to golf here. Open to the public and all levels of play.
#colorful Late spring evening along the Verde River, which flows quietly down to Cathedral Rock. All you get is drama in Sedona. Red, red rock. Green scrub and, yes, #blue sky. Curling down through an arroyo around the back of Courthouse Rock. The back of Courthouse Rock, a The flip-side of Bell Rock. Oh well, what the heck, this one looks pretty good in black and white, too. You can climb Bell Rock right to the top, but a nifty little jaunt is to about the halfway point, where the view is -- you know, we have to come up with new words for this stuff -- spectacular.
Those are the Twin Buttes off in the distance, and the light trapezoid at the very base on the right-hand side is the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Courthouse Rock. Hard not to be impressed by this thing.
Incidentally, you'll find a varied logic to the names given to the mesas and formations all around Sedona. Whoever thought to name it first appears to have claimed the rights to it, though that title can remain somewhat suspect.
For example, there is a A view off the northeast side of Bell Rock. That's Courthouse Rock to the right (in shadow), the Twin Buttes on the left, and the monster in the middle is going to be a free space for this offering. Sedona's hiking trails are mapped exhaustively, and the primary rock formations pop up all the time. But I could find no topographic document detailing each of the various buttes in the area. From the side of it, I'd say it was the rock formation viewed on the right from the Sedona airport vista, but since that is only a guess, I'll leave it unnamed. Bell Rock sits directly next to Courthouse Rock, which must make Courthouse Rock hopping mad. Easily the more majestic of the two, it has to sit back and watch while all the tourists flock around its cousin and fawn over it with lavish attention.
Truth be told, Bell Rock is a destination for many tourists coming to Sedona, primarily for its instant access from the highway, and secondarily -- I guess I don't really know the cardinality, when it comes right down to it -- because it is supposed to be the site of one of the most powerful vortices in the area. Even some of the more reputable trail guides will give you directions to it.
I climbed the thing as high as my hiking partner felt like going, gazed in wonder over the surrounding countryside and felt a rush of gratitude knowing I'd been lucky enough to see such beauty.
Do you really need a vortex if you have that? This trail courses out long past the school, but it's a great place to watch the sunset, and if you get there early enough, you can go exploring around Cathedral Rock.
( #blue ) A little later in the year that moon will rise high enough to really make the photograph I'll have to admit it, this was the thrill of a lifetime: to be standing no more than five feet from a fully-mature eagle, even though she did pretty much exactly what I have seen eagles do in the wild for the past few years.
Her name is Aurora, and she has only one functioning eye. It was injured when she was a chick. Her parents had no way to accommodate that kind of injury, so they abandoned her in the nest. Fortunately, she was rescued soon enough so that her eye could be sewn back in and she could be raised as a rescue animal and live a relatively normal life.
She is so accustomed to her current handler that she has started to lay eggs -- unfertilized though they may be.
Isn't she a beauty? Imagine standing next to her. It was a crazy bird man's dream come true. Beautiful view from the dirt road off Red Rock Upper Loop.
Plateau Fence Lizard basking in the sun (also getting ready to bolt). The view off the WNW side of Bell Rock. You'd think a guy could put a whole panorama of the valley together with these photos and come up with something spectacular (and he might have done that already). Even though you won't see it on Trover, you can do yourself one better...get down to Sedona, hike up the rock and redden your peepers at the awesomeness of it all. This beautiful creature is named Rio, and he is a Zone-tailed Hawk. While fairly common in Mexico, Central and South America, it is rare to see them in the states. Rio was probably smuggled here, though it is possible that he dropped out of a nest somewhere in the southern portion of one of the southwestern states. All the raptors were extremely well behaved at this event, but Rio was actually the most endearing. If a raptor can be said to be vulnerable, Rio seemed the most vulnerable of all. But he likes people, and he'll sit quietly while nutty bird men snap their cameras in his adorable face. And, since I have a real nostalgia for old westerns -- many of which were filmed at this very location -- another B/W version makes an appearance. The twin ribbons of Highway 179 whip by the towering rocks of the Verde Valley.
( #blue ) The sleepy little town of Oak Creek at sunset, in the shadow of Courthouse Rock. Young Joshua Tree by the trail leading to Cathedral Rock. The water has just recently receded from some of the spots along these trails. You can begin to see where the regular rush of winter creeks is wearing away through the soft red rock, leaving streaks of purple and yellow along its path. Courthouse Rock and Bell Rock sit in close proximity to each other, with miles of trails winding up and down and around them.
Bell Rock is supposed to be the location of one of Sedona's famous How these trees manage to survive is a mystery to me. But they don't just live up here, they thrive, drawing whatever bit of water they can find from the sharp, dry air., the cool condensation of the late night and early morning, and a few deposits of running water tucked away between the broken rocks. Had a blast in sedona with my lovely wife. My favorite shot from our trip. #BVStrove It's Sedona. Chill happens. I can't say enough about the place where we stayed south of Sedona. Unassuming enough, though with all the creature comforts. But the backyard was astounding. The light and color that would play over this place at dawn and dusk were a delight to behold. The yard had three religious statues, but they didn't dominate the landscape in any way. Instead, they seem to lend a meditative calm to the place, fixing your eye from time to time as it wandered through the shadows. One of my favorite spots in #arizona. #az #sedona #nature #hiking #outdoors #naturalbeauty #desert A note to photographers.
When you go to Sedona, you're going to feel like a school kid after drinking his first beer.
Everything is going to be beautiful. Everything is going to be perfectly lit. Your camera will be able to do no wrong. And you will go a little bananas with the SD card.
Here's my advice. Go for it big time.
On the first day.
Take a picture of every red rock and every mesa and every cactus and everything you can find.
Then, that evening, when you have found your quiet place and can review the day's work in calm, start This summer, I did some exploring in Arizona. Crazy hot temperatures aside, I was blown away by this site At some point, I will tell you all about the four raptors I ran into on my way to Sedona one day. For now, let me tell you that this is Jester, a female Peregrine Falcon with a huge curiosity for human beings and the cameras they carry. Sunset on the Verde Valley School Road. View looking north towards Sedona from about half way up Bell Rock. The trail out to and around the base of Bell Rock is quite easy. If you want to climb up you can decide how difficult to make it by the route you choose. Iris from the backyard garden of the rental home where we stayed. The view from the front of the church, with Cathedral Rock in the distance. Dark mesa under the last light of evening. This is Chaka (don't know about the spelling, but it's the same sound as the singer). She's a variation of Red-tailed Hawk called a Such a peaceful place. Moon over Bell Rock. Bell Rock butte is a part of awe-inspiring vistas in Sedona. Once you are driving in the scenic drive area, or on the highway 179 north toward Sedona city, it will be seen immediately. You will be fascinated by such spectacular natural beauties. When we visited here it was a cloudy day , so the picture I took was not as picturesque as I expected, but it is beautiful enough to post it #TakeAHike Travel Photos #patterns Travel Photo
travel picture One of the popular rock formation in Sedona. View looking to the west from Bell Rock Trail. Red rocks visible from the rear of the church parking lot.
( #blue ) There is a back way over the Bell Rock is a popular tourist attraction just north of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona.
Thought I'd try to manipulate the shot and turning it into one of those 'small world' type images Cathedral Rock as seen from Red Rock Crossing, outside Sedona, AZ Driving up from Phoenix towards Lake Powell, stopped at Bell Rock. Beautiful and colourful rock formations. Well worth the stop Great way to use the nature! Awesome view! #hiking #nature #arizona This is known as space rock or muffin rock and it is actually on the northside of Courthouse along the trail. We happened to stumble upon it coming around from the eastside walking around Courthouse. There is a trail that goes to the top of it accessing on the west side. It has a really good view of Cathedral from it. Its not very high but kind of neat looking. It was very windy when we were there and almost lost our hats. Sedona, AZ. Nature at its finest! Sedona is listed as a one of the most beautiful places in America list. View from Bell Rock. Great views! Cool car! #blue skies! Sedona is located in Yavapai County and the state of Arizona. The smoothed slopes leading up to Cathedral Rock resemble a playground even more than a hike. On the open flat stretches at the base of the rock, mountain bikers zip around while those on-foot spread out for photos and picnics. As the trail ascends, however, you suddenly find yourself scrambling up bald rock faces on all fours, relying on the traction of your shoes to keep you moving upward. No equipment required for this hike, just sure-footedness and wide-angle camera lens! #hiking #lifeatexpedia Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona Cathedral Rock as seen from Crescent Moon Ranch, outside Sedona, AZ. Sedona is listed as 10 Most sacred Spots on Earth since the area is famous for its vortexes, powerful centers of kinetic energy that can have a deep effect on those who visit them. Mother Nature’s red-rock temples are a perfect place for spiritual and personal enrichment of the body and the soul. The beauty of Oak Creek Canyons red rock at dusk. Sedona AZ. Cathedral Rock Awesome Bell Rock climb in Sedona, AZ. Fun place to explore. . Spiritual Red Rock Canyon, Sedona Out for a hike This was most beautiful day at the most beautiful place. AZ LOVE 🌵☀️🏜
#takeahike  Bell Rock is one of my favorite rock formations in Sedona. A view from up top On the way to Sedona, AZ there is a spot for cars to stop and for people enjoy the views of the Red Rock formations and vast open sky. 🇺🇸 This one my husband took of me as I am doing a yoga pose. Great views of the red rock formations. One of my favorite places in Arizona. The red rocks of Sedona and Cathedral Rock in particular are always epic! Taken on the Cathedral Rock Trail Arriving in Sedona, July 2014!!! It was warm but beautiful! Mild hike to the top There is some climbing involved on the path up to Cathedral Rock. Its a neat 1 1/2 hour adventure/workout on the red rocks up to the Arizona in the rain
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Get an overview of this hotelRed Rock views from two outdoor pools

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities
24/7 Desk

Guests say they love

  • Central, quiet location
  • Good for sightseeing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Guestroom size

Trails, shopping

A scenic 6-mile drive from Uptown Sedona, this hotel is about 300 yards from popular Bell Rock Vista and Pathway; Prime Outlets of Sedona mall is a quarter-mile away.

Swim, barbecue

The outdoor splash pools offer views of Bell Rock, one of Sedona's most famous landmarks. A gas grill—large enough for a family cookout—adjoins the pool area.

Separate living rooms

Guestrooms at the Bell Rock Inn offer separate living rooms, refrigerators and cooking facilities.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 August 2018 to 15 December 2018 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Bell Rock Inn's fitness room, for guests 16 years old and over, offers a treadmill, an elliptical, and a stationary bike. A DVD-rental library and a computer are available for guest use in the lobby.

Bell Rock Inn uses recycling and water-conservation programs.

Please note that complimentary WiFi may not be accessible at all times.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 85 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Weekly housekeeping provided 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 

Where to Eat

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Marketplace Cafe

Blue Moon Cafe

Desert Flour Bakery

Pago's Italian Restaurant

Cucina Rustica

Spoke and Wheel

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel has 2 heated outdoor pools. A spa tub adjoins the main pool. Seasonal complimentary water aerobics are offered twice a week.

The Sedona area offers scores of hiking trails for all levels of expertise. The Bell Rock Pathway, about 300 yards from the hotel, features close-up views of Bell Rock (a reputed New Age vortex site) and Courthouse Butte. Red Rock State Park, 10.5 miles away, offers self-guided and ranger-led tours, including birding walks. At Slide Rock State Park, 12.5 miles from the hotel, visitors can slide down a natural water chute. The West Fork Trail, about a mile past the park, is a leafy hike with numerous creek crossings and close-up views of the sheer canyon walls. (All vehicles parked in trailhead lots must display a Red Rock Pass, sold at many area stores, hotels, and trailheads.)

Area golf courses combine top-notch play with spectacular scenery. Among those open to the public are the Oakcreek Country Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the Sedona Golf Resort. Both are about one mile away.

Horseback riding, mountain biking, and hot-air ballooning are other popular pursuits. Jeep tours visit canyons, red-rock landscapes, and centuries-old Native American ruins.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, the credit card used to secure the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in, along with a valid photo ID for verification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 11.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Laundry facilities
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Bell Rock Inn
  • Bell Rock Inn Sedona
  • Bell Rock Inn Diamond Resorts Sedona
  • Bell Rock Inn Diamond Resorts
  • Bell Rock Diamond Resorts Sedona
  • Bell Rock Diamond Resorts

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Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM.

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