If you make it to Sedona, take an hour to check this. Spectacular building and setting. Inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
There are also some great short hikes in the red rocks nearby. Park on the street down below.
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. Only a limited number of angles available from which to photograph this beautiful church. But every one of them yields very satisfying results.
( #blue ) 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. It's hard to believe that this structure was almost never built. And if its benefactor had succeeded in an earlier attempt, we would now know it as one of Hungary's Had a blast in sedona with my lovely wife. My favorite shot from our trip. #BVStrove It's Sedona. Chill happens. Once in a lifetime opportunity: two Buddhist monks ascend the stairway to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. 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. I was very impressed with Sedona being from Colorado I've seen mountain towns before but this was better. The rocks aren't really mountains but there is still a town hidden back there which is so special. This is the view from the chapel of the Holy Cross. If you are in Sedona you should really visit this church. Its so beautiful and the vistas are amazing.
#roadtrip 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 ) The Chapel of the Holy Cross is built into the buttes outside of Sedona, Arizona. A local sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude had originally planned to have the chapel built in Budapest, Hungary, but the plan was aborted due to the outbreak of World War II. She later decided to have it built in her native region.
#architecture #StunningStructures 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 The view from the chapel.. That mansion and the view.. breathtaking! 😊 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 You can drive right up to this chapel and look around inside whenever it is open to the public. #BestOf5
More on http://www.ajauntwithjoy.com 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! You can see this chapel from off in the distance, but up close its truly something to see! I fall in love with Sedona each time I visit. Nice architecture. Chapel built into the mountain, open to the public from 8-5. Absolutely beautiful views of the red rocks from all sides! **this would be a perfect place to watch the sun set if they didn't aggressively enforce closing time. Simple yet beautiful chapel | Great views Sedona is listed as a one of the most beautiful places in America list. View from Bell Rock. Spectacular Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, AZ. Very cool place and even better views. Light a candle while you're there. Amazing landscape
and church #roadtrip The rare winter snow had provided a #colorful contrast to the red rocks of Sedona 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 Chapel of the Holy Cross Such an interesting church built into the red rock of Arizona. Peace be to all who enter! Awesome Bell Rock climb in Sedona, AZ. Fun place to explore. . Spiritual Red Rock Canyon, Sedona Chapel Entrance
#architecture 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. Imagine this view is part of your service each Sunday. Might even make me get out of bed. #architecture A Roman Catholic chapel built into the buttes. Built between red rock towers, this Roman Catholic Church was the inspiration of Marguerite Bruswig Staude, who went on a trip to NYC in 1932. There she realized that a cross could be seen in the newly constructed Empire State Building when viewed from a certain angle. This inspired her to build a church based on that design. She searched all over for the location and was struck by Sedona. The Chapel of the Holy Cross was completed in April 1956. #architecture From A view from up top I visited here in March 2013. Between oak creek and sedona, az March 2013 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
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Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Smoke-free property


Situated in the suburbs, this romantic bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bell Rock and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a library and a lobby fireplace. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and phones. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities that guests will find include ironing boards and free toiletries.

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Canyon Villa Inn with the View Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. This romantic bed & breakfast also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and a fireplace in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Canyon Villa Inn with the View Bed & Breakfast is a smoke-free property.

  • Free breakfast 
  • Library 
  • Total number of rooms - 11 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Fireplace in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Phone 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor pool.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 


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

  • Accessible bathroom 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 9 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-in fee
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Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Canyon Villa Inn with View Bed & Breakfast
  • Canyon Villa Inn with View Bed & Breakfast Sedona
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  • Canyon Villa Inn View Bed & Breakfast Sedona
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Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

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