This was the first time my husband and I stayed at a bed&breakfast and I have to say that our experience was beyond our expectations thanks to our lovely host Fiona!!! Our trip began with a kind and warm message from Fiona, we were thankful she was kind enough to even stay up late enough to greet us with a warm smile even though we arrived late on our first night! Fiona provided us with some great recommendations regarding local foods in the area and in Sedona as well! She was meticulous, lovely and it was very admirable to see how much attention she placed to everything she did for us including the delicious and healthy breakfast she made from scratch every morning (waffles with fresh fruit-one of our favorites!). It is evident she really places her heart and soul in the B&B. The location of the desert rose B&B was great- just a simple 20-30 min drive to Sedona, which was also outstanding. There are some great restaurants in the area such as Nick's Italian Steak and Crabhouse with a special on Tuesdays -2 filet mignon dinners for $30- (recommended by Fiona!). What we loved about our experience is that not only was inside the desert rose b&b very well kept, very clean and apt as a comfy sojourn, but Fiona really made us feel like family... She was honest with her recommendations (we were on a budget and she always took that into account with any recommendations/suggestions) and she is VERY knowledgeable of the area, and surrounding local areas (so for any travelers, our tip is -you wont be making the most out of your trip if you don't ask or check-in with Fiona for recommendations!) Outside the B&B there are some Llamas and goats you can feed as visitor on the B&B, which was also a memorable experience for us! My husband and I def plan to be back to the desert rose B&B and we plan to recommend it as long as Fiona is there!!! Thank YOU Fiona, for making our experience so memorable!!! Michelle&InChul:)
I loved the quiet coziness of this place. The building is "well loved" or rustic without being worn out and updated just enough to be modern without being sterile. I love the llamas and goats and enjoyed the grounds. The proprietor was difficult to contact before my stay but Fiona was able to accommodate me very nicely and was extremely pleasant to work with. Breakfast was delicious and enjoyable. I would stay here again.
I found this bed and breakfast clean and comfortable, but a bit overpriced. The building is completely surrounded by private property which is off limits to guests so that if one wants to do more than walk around the bed and breakfast building, you have to leave the property and walk along the country road. It's hard to ignore the beautiful pool sitting next to the building, but it's not available to guests.
Betty was so sweet and accommodating to us. She had great recommendations, gave us maps, and even let us use her ipad to map out everything we wanted to see. There place is just outside of Sedona, but is centrally located to other cool places like the mining town Jerome (must see!), and other archaeological monuments. I love her alpacas, and the fact that you can go and feed them is so cool! The baby one will even let you pet him! Also Betty prepared fresh eggs for us in the morning that came right from the chicken coop outside. There are plenty of DVD's to check out and watch in your room too! The decor could use some updating, but if don't mind that, I would say give this place a try!
When we drove into the neighborhood where Desert Rose is located, we thought we had made a mistake. It's on the outskirts of Cottonwood and surrounded by less than luxurious homes on acre-plus rural lots. Upon turning at the flags marking the driveway of Desert Rose, however, we found a wonderful little oasis with chickens, llamas and various fruit trees. Rooms were spacious, there was a large collection of DVDs, and Sebastian and Betty could not have been betters hosts. Breakfasts consisted of fresh eggs from their own chickens, homemade preserves from the various fruit trees, and other organic and healthy fare.
We stayed in the deluxe room - comfortable bed, whirlpool tub, double shower, convenient in-room fridge for leftovers or wine purchases, flat screen TV. Delicious breakfast - yummy homemade banana bread and zucchini bread and quiche. We fed the llamas some carrots, clucked at the chickens, and borrowed their bikes and took a pleasant ride around the neighborhood. There is a nice little exercise room, if you are so inclined; we opted for some R&R instead. A great place to stay that is very conveniently located close to downtown Cottonwood, Jerome, and Sedona. The owners Sebastian and Betty are so friendly and helpful! Will definitely be back!
Sebastien is a wonderful host, and very solicitous. The Desert Rose was quiet, comfortable and convenient for my property search in the area. I enjoyed the outdoor space and the nice living room as well as the little library in the foyer. Rich from Santa Cruz, California
We really enjoyed our stay and the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. The Innkeeper, Sebastien made us very welcome, and served a nice breakfast with an assortment of breads, yogurt, fresh fruit and his own farm fresh eggs. The wine tour included three of the best wineries. The rooms were clean and inviting, and the small size makes it inviting to chat with the other visitors, read or listen to the waterfall. They have information on all the local attractions.
Though the location is a little bit far out of the way and it actually had me wondering if it was an actual house rather than a B&B, I really did love this get-away! The service was amazing and the beds were astounding. I definitely recommend this place for a cheap vacation.
Sebastien and staff are great, we were from Australia and met some fabulous people staying there and had a great time. The rooms were great, and the breakfast in the morning was lovely with fresh fruit, toast and juice. Great way to start the day. We will definitely be staying there again.
The room was spacious and clean. The place was easy to find with easy access. The breakfast was plentiful and healthy. We hiked around the area and were happy to avoid the traffic in Sedona. Merci Sebastien.
The Desert Rose was a very nice retreat for two days for both of us. The beds were comfortable and allowed us to have a great night sleep. Our host was accomodating, friendly and gave us helpful advice when venturing out to taste the Arizona wines. Both of enjoyed our weekend getaway.
Our first time at a B&B -- great experience with very helpful host's. Thanks for accommodating us for a very early breakfast. A quiet, cozy atmosphere with comfortable beds and soft pillows. Loved the llama's! We would definitely stay again. Good job Sebastian.
My husband I traveled to Desert Rose for our anniversary and stayed 2 nights. The room was wonderfully equipped. The entire staff was warm and welcoming, answering any and all questions we had at any time of night. They were able to give us some tips on nice places to visit and eat. They provided transportation to various vineyards for tours and then into town for dinner and drinks afterwards. They also encouraged a community amongst the guests so everyone felt welcome and entertained. Breakfast was very delicious, filling and healthy.
My husband and I have enjoyed staying at several B&Bs in the past. The Desert Rose offered us a wonderful experience and we plan to return again in the future. We stayed in the largest room w/ our own full bathroom. It was very roomy and private. The quiet setting was a welcome escape from Phoenix. Our daughter was getting married in Sedona; we chose to stay in Cottonwood to avoid the traffic and crowds in Sedona. The Desert Rose B&B was the perfect place to stay. Sebastian was very helpful when ever we needed him. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed sitting near the waterfall to read and relax. Sebastian was very gracious to allow the wedding party to have a photo shoot on his property before we headed to Sedona for the ceremony. Again, the landscaping was perfect for these photos of a very special event and the pictures are gorgeous! Thank you so much Sebastian!
The Verde Valley is finally becoming a vacation destination and places like Desert Rose really add to the reputation. The grounds are spacious and helped to make the visit relaxing and our dog just loved running around the place. We opted to take the chouffered wine tour which enabled us to sample the grapes without worry of driving. Rooms are nice with plenty of common area.
We had a great time at Desert Rose. Everything was taken care of and was perfect. We went on a wine tour as well, and Sebastien took care of everything. The breakfast was great and we were free to use the fridge, toaster and microwave as we pleased. Awesome! We plan on going back. :)
An excellent BandB, we truly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at The Desert Rose. The rooms are immaculate as are the lounges and dining room. The furnishings make you feel like you are staying in a palace! The bedroom was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The surrounding gardens are luschiously green and well maintained and Sebastien is so friendly and accomodating you couldn't feel more at home. I strongly recommend Desert Rose and will return at our earliest opportunity.
Extremely quiet, very clean and spacious, we stayed here last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. We even shared some wine with the other guests, a great time. Additionally when you stay, you need to visit old town Cottonwood, a destination in itself. Antiques and at least four wine tasting rooms in the old town. For dinner, try Abbie's kitchen. Fantastic food.