Sedona Real Estate News

Thanks for stopping by our Sedona Real Estate News Blog. Here we will have featured Sedona homes and real estate. We will also have news and articles about buying and selling Sedona homes and property.

 

March 3, 2021

Celebrate Easter with an Egg Hunt at Your Sedona Real Estate

Sedona real estate owners have an Easter scavenger hunt.Even through the pandemic, the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department is keeping busy coming up with safe activities for those living in Sedona real estate. An upcoming event is the Spring Scavenger Hunt Pick-Up. While normal Easter egg hunts will not be possible this year, the city has come up with an alternative way for families to celebrate. Residents are invited to drive through to pick up a readymade scavenger hunt. Be sure to register in advance. Registration is open online through March 22nd, 2021. 

Sedona Home Owners Pick up Scavenger Hunt Materials from the Easter Bunny

Pick-up of the scavenger hunts will take place on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 9 to 11 a.m. Come to Posse Grounds Park, located at 525 Posse Ground Road in Sedona, to pick up your activity. Just look for the Easter bunny, who will be handing out the scavenger hunts. The activity includes clues that will lead families on a fun adventure around their Sedona real estate and ends with a fun surprise. Please stay in your vehicle the entire time when picking up the scavenger hunt. There will be directional signs posted on Posse Ground Road, so just follow them and look for the bunny.

After you pick up your scavenger hunt, consider parking elsewhere and enjoying the fresh air and scenery at Posse Grounds Park. Spanning 78.63 acres, this park offers tennis courts, softball fields, a sand volleyball and basketball court, a bike skills park, dog park, fitness trail, a large playground for children, and a multi-use grass field. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a few hours away from your home. If the pick-up day doesn’t work, come back another day to explore the park, it’s a true treasure enjoyed by all who call Sedona home. Also watch for outdoor performances to resume at the Pavilion at Posse Grounds Park in the future.

 

March 1, 2021

Get Out and Run Near Your Sedona Home at the Sedona Stumble

Sedona home owners run the Sedona Stumble.Many who call Sedona home have experienced events being canceled. Luckily, the 2021 Sedona Stumble is still on. This event, featuring 5K and 10K trail runs, will take place on Saturday, March 20th, 2021, beginning at 9:30 a.m.. The races will take place on the gorgeous grounds of Posse Grounds Park. Runners can enjoy views of the red rocks while completing the course. Those participating in the 5K will complete the loop once and those participating in the 10K will complete the loop twice.

Registration is open now and the price for the 5K is $25. The price will go up to $35 on race day. The price for the 10K is $35 until race day when it will go up to $45. Packet pick-up will be available March 15th through 19th at Run Sedona, located at 150 State Route 179, Suite #5 in Sedona. Packets will also be available on race day from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Posse Grounds Park Ramada.

The Race Course Will Give Runners a Great View of Sedona Real Estate

There are some changes this year, with a COVID protocol in place to protect everyone involved. Runners will start in waves. Start times will be determined in order of registration. The earlier you register, the earlier you will run. While picking up packets, keep six feet of distance from other participants or staff members. Runners must maintain this distance while at the starting line and while on the course. Hand sanitizer will be available at packet pick-up and near all restrooms. Spectators and those who have already finished are also asked to not congregate near the finish line. There will be no awards ceremony. All participants can check their email back at their Sedona home for the results after the event ends.

Prizes will be distributed to overall male and female, overall masters male and female, and male and female age group winners. It’s going to be a great time for all and it’s important for everyone to be safe and follow protocols, as this is only the second event to take place in Sedona in the past year. All who live in Sedona real estate are invited to learn more about this event and consider registering at the Run Sedona website

 

Feb. 24, 2021

Everyone Living in Sedona Has a Great Time with Sedona Adventure Tours

Everyone living in Sedona loves kayaking the Verde River.Anyone living in Sedona looking for a fun outdoor experience should check out Sedona Adventure Tours. Due to both the time of year and the need for safety precautions for COVID-19, only two adventures are currently on offer--the Inflatable Kayak Adventure and the Water to Wine Sedona Kayak Experience. They’re both super fun.

Sedona Real Estate Owners Float Down the Verde River in a Kayak

For the Inflatable Kayak Adventure, adventurers living in Sedona meet up at the Beasley Flats River Access Point parking area. At that point, you’ll get instructions on how to use all your gear, which includes an inflatable kayak, a life jacket, and a paddle. All gear is carefully cleaned and sanitized between each use. Be sure to dress in clothes and shoes or sandals that can get wet. Bring plenty of water and snacks, a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. Once you’re in the water, the tour is totally self-guided. The trip down the Verde River lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours.

This is a great tour for people of all ages. Kids ages 3 to 12 can ride tandem with an adult. Kids 13 and over can paddle themselves. Strong kids ages 7 to 12 can paddle a beginner kayak. The cost per solo kayaker starts at $68.75 on weekdays. Tours leave every day of the week at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon.

The Water to Wine Sedona Kayak Experience is open to anyone 21 and older. It’s an ideal way to explore natural Sedona real estate, with a stop at Alcantara Vineyards for a delicious taste of civilization. The kayak portion of the tour is self-guided and is in one of the most scenic sections of the Verde River. You’ll also get to play and relax on the sandy beach on the Alcantara Vineyard property. Tours leave on the hour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All kayak gear is provided and is carefully sanitized between uses. Bring a reusable water bottle, dress in clothes that can wet, and don’t forget your ID so you can enjoy the amazing wines paired with excellent food.

Visit Sedona Adventure Tours online to learn more and book your tour. 

 

Feb. 22, 2021

Explore Sedona Property and Go Fishing with Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures

Sedona property owners go fishing with Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures.Sedona property owners who want to experience the natural landscape in a whole new way should check out Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures. There are two options--a 4-hour excursion on Oak Creek for $195 per person or a 6-hour trip for $300 per person. There are discounts built into the booking system for groups of three or four. If you have five or more people in your group, call 1-844-4TROUTS or email info@sedonaflyfishingadventures.com to book your adventure. Both options include all the gear you’ll need--waders, boots, wet wading guards, and a full rod set up.

You will need to purchase a fishing license separately. You can do that online at Arizona Game and Fish or in person at the local Basha’s market or Clark’s Grocery in Oak Creek. 

You’ll also get an experienced guide to lead you to the best fishing spots. Beginning fly fishers are very welcome. Your guide will be very happy to instruct you in the basics of fly fishing and give you advice throughout your adventure. Each of the five guides brings with him a wealth of experience in fly fishing, as well as a lot of passion for the sport. The guides spend a lot of time hiking and exploring back country Sedona property, so they can take their groups to fishing holes that are off the beaten path. Everyone who goes on a fly fishing adventure should be in good enough physical shape that they can handle hiking on rough terrain.

Pack a Lunch, Dress for the Weather, and Have a Blast Fishing Near Your Sedona Home

Be sure to check the 10-day weather forecast before booking your trip. If Oak Creek is too high, you won’t be able to fish. You’ll also want to be sure to dress for the weather. In the winter, wear long underwear, bring a beanie, and dress in layers. In the summer, you’ll want a long sleeved shirt that offers sun and UV protection, along with lightweight shorts. Pack your own food at your Sedona home, and consider purchasing a water bottle from Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures to commemorate your trip and cut down on plastic waste.

Visit Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures online to learn more about what to bring and book your trip. 

 

Feb. 17, 2021

Sedona Real Estate Residents Find Books and More at the Library

Sedona real estate owners find great books at the library.Sedona real estate owners are super lucky to have a great local library. Despite the changes and challenges brought by the pandemic, the library has managed to stay open. If your Sedona home could use a few good books, the library is the place to go. There are two locations--the Main Library at 3250 White Bear Road and Sedona Library in the Village at Bell Rock Plaza, Suite 51 A. Each location has its own hours for different services.

Browse the Stacks or Pick Up Holds to Take Back to Your Sedona Home

The Main Library is open for patrons to browse the stacks Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. During that time, patrons can also use the computers inside the library. Outside wi-fi access is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Use the password splsplspl to access it.

If you’d rather just pick up your books quickly, you can also visit the library website anytime to find books and put them on hold. When your books are ready, you’ll get a notification. Come to the library for contactless pickup, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. You’ll have 10 days to pick up your books from the time they’re ready.

At Sedona Library in the Village (SPL-V), they’re open Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During those times, contactless holds pickups are available. There are three public computers for use for 30 minutes at a time. Wi-fi is available, too. Check with staff for the password.

In addition to books, you can check out Chromebooks and wi-fi hotspots if you don’t have good internet at your Sedona real estate. Anyone interested in birds can check out a bird watching kit, which includes binoculars, books, maps, games, and a bird call identifier.

The library has some great online tools, too. Check out electronic versions of books, audiobooks, and periodicals. There are special collections for kids of animated picture books.

Visit the Sedona Public Library website to get an online library card, learn how to get a physical card, and check out the many online resources.

 

Feb. 15, 2021

Learn about Pluto from Sedona Homes at the I Heart Pluto Festival

Learn about Pluto in Sedona homes.Anyone interested in astronomy will enjoy the I Heart Pluto Festival and attend for free. It started on Saturday, February 13th. Since it is entirely virtual, all previous sessions are available to watch on YouTube in Sedona homes. The next live session will be held on Tuesday, February 16th at 6 p.m. Join Dr. Will Grundy for a talk entitled “Pluto After New Horizons”. Dr. Grundy will discuss the implications of the discovery that Pluto is a complex double planet after the flyby by the New Horizon.

On Wednesday, February 17th, Jim and Charlene Christy will welcome viewers to a tour of the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station (NOFS). The highlight of the tour will be the telescope that discovered Pluto’s moon Charon, which Jim Christy discovered in 1978. Interestingly, NOFS is just a few miles away from the site where Clyde Tombaugh first found Pluto in 1930.

Families with kids can tune in from Sedona homes on Thursday, February 18th from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Kids will enjoy fun activities just for them, led by Lowell Observatory educators. They’ll hear the story of Venetia Burney, who at just 11 years old came up with Pluto’s name. Kids will also see the educators use liquid nitrogen to recreate the surface conditions of Pluto. Next, at 6 p.m., viewers can learn about Clyde Tombaugh and how he discovered Pluto. Lowell Observatory Historian Kevin Schindler will give the talk. The last event of the festival will be an open discussion at 7 p.m. Alden Tombaugh, Clyde’s son, will be one of the speakers. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jeff Hall.

Find Amazing Art of Pluto for Sedona Real Estate

Visit the I Heart Pluto Festival website to learn about upcoming events and to find links on YouTube to archived sessions. Sedona real estate owners should also check out the art show on the site. There are photos and paintings of Pluto, its moons, and Clyde Tombaugh for sale. 

 

Feb. 10, 2021

Sedona Update January 2020 vs 2021

Here's the first update with statistics.

January 2021 Sedona Real Estate Market Statistics

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Feb. 10, 2021

Wine Lovers Living in Sedona Go to Vino di Sedona for Great Wine, Food, and Music

Wine lovers living in Sedona go to Vino di Sedona.One of the cool things about living in Sedona is the number of restaurants, cafes, and wine tasting rooms. Most people don't think of Sedona as a wine-growing region, but it’s starting to become well-known for its rich wines. If you’re interested in trying wines grown and made near your Sedona home, check out Vino di Sedona. They specialize in beers and wines made in family-owned businesses that create small batches with great care.

Wine flights are available Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. You’ll get to taste three different wines for $16. Discover new favorites and take home a few bottles to share on special occasions. Come in for happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. everyday and enjoy discount pricing on draft beers, wine, and mead, as well as tastings. You’ll also receive a 20% discount on food.

Sedona Home Owners Find Delicious Food and Fun Events at Vino di Sedona

Vino di Sedona is a wonderful place for people living in Sedona to go for a celebration. In addition to the amazing selection of wine, beer, and mead, you can enjoy appetizers or a full meal. Rebecca’s salmon bruschetta is made with fresh Alaskan salmon and served cold on a toasted baguette. You can order one of the charcuterie platters or a dinner salad. Check out the sandwiches for something more filling, including a Cuban panini and port beer brisket sliders. Pizza goes great with beer and wine. Choose between the crispy flatbread version or the deep-dish Chicago style.

You’ll also find a full schedule of music and events at Vino di Sedona. There’s live music everyday, starting at either 5 or 6 p.m. Every Thursday it’s open mic night, as well as the third Tuesday of each month. Release your inner artist with the help of a relaxing glass of wine or beer, as well as a friendly instructor at Paint Along events. These are held Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit Vino di Sedona online to find the full wine and beer lists, the menu, and upcoming events. 

 

Feb. 8, 2021

Sedona Property Owners Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Golden Goose Grill

Sedona property owners celebrate Valentines Day.Valentine’s Day is on its way, and Sedona property owners have lots of great choices for where to go for a special night one. The Golden Goose Grill, one of the best local spots for steak and fine dining, is offering a fabulous prix fixe dinner starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 14th. Put on your glad rags and take your special someone to the West Sedona landmark for a Valentine’s Day to remember. The three-course meal starts with an appetizer. Options include raspberry and goat cheese salad, kale caesar salad, or Italian wedding soup. If you and your date want to share your appetizer, opt for the appetizer sampler platter or heirloom tomato bruschetta.

For the main course, there’s something for every palette. Choose between lamb shank, chicken cordon bleu, pecan-crusted grouper, or lobster thermidor. The chateaubriand option serves two. Finally, you’ll get to choose from a selection of fresh, home-made Valentine’s Day desserts. The price of the meal varies, depending on the main course you choose.

Find Amazing Cuisine Near Your Sedona Home, Offered 7 Days a Week

The Golden Goose Grill is open seven days a week, offering lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. til closing. The interior is decorated with colorful glass art. The regular menu offers both American and Italian classics and updates them for a new generation of diners. There’s also a fully stocked bar, so you can order your favorite cocktail, savor a glass of wine or a refreshing beer. The patio is a great place to enjoy your meal and the stunning views in West Sedona. It’s also dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your four-footed friends at your Sedona property.

Visit the Golden Goose Grill online, find the full menu, see photos of the restaurant, and make reservations from the comfort of your Sedona home. 

 

Feb. 3, 2021

Sedona Real Estate Owners Try OLLI Classes for $10!

Sedona real estate owners take enriching classes through OLLI.The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) through Yavapai College has a variety of classes and workshops available to those 50 and older living in Sedona real estate. These offerings are a terrific way to meet and connect with others who are 50 and over. Stay active and involved while attending classes and workshops. The schedule for 2021 winter classes and workshops is available and lists offerings from January 25th through March 5th. Due to the pandemic, all classes are online.

If you are new to this program, consider a trial membership. This option is open to first time members only. For only $10, gain access to member-only programming and also purchase OLLI courses a-la-carte for two terms. Multi week classes cost either $30 or $35 and one time workshops cost $15. There are also many free workshops to take advantage of as well. The membership also allows for a-la-carte pricing for culinary classes through Prescott OLLI that are available to Sedona Verde Valley Members. All of the perks of a membership make it easier to connect with others and keep active while in the comfort and safety of your Sedona real estate.

Take Classes from the Comfort of Your Sedona Home and Expand Your Mind

All classes are offered on Zoom. All members of OLLI can take a complimentary Zoom orientation class to learn how to use this technology. These classes are offered weekly and there is also a tutorial and guide sheet that can be downloaded. Topics for available winter classes include active mind and body, arts, computer and technology, finance, economics, and law, health and nutrition, history and current affairs, nature and the outdoors, philosophy and religion, science and math, self-enrichment and lifestyle, social security and medicare, and writing, literature, and languages. All who are over 50 and call Sedona home are invited to learn more about the class offerings at OLLI on the website and consider a trial membership.