Kate Nelle in a white bathing suit and Lack of Colour hat lounging in a yellow Adirondack chair in the outdoor courtyard of the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona on a gorgeous sunny summer day
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The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, nestled along the banks of Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, is a beautiful destination for a relaxing get-a-way. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly and accommodating staff. The overall vibe of the resort is very relaxed, modern and inviting. There is complimentary wine at happy hour, court yard lawn games, bikes to ride, an infinity edge pool, and sunsets that light up the red rocks.

Our room was modern and bright, and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. It was so welcoming to receive a tray of fresh fruit, macaroons, and a bottle of  wine from the management at Amara, upon our entry to the room.

First on the agenda was a visit to the Kimpton Amara Spa. I received an hour massage, and it was absolutely heavenly. When I had my aura read later that day, I credit my calm and balanced energetic state, due to the high levels or relaxation from that massage! I highly recommend booking a spa treatment during your stay here!

A bottle of wine served with a fruit tray of grapes, berries, bananas and macaroons upon arrival to our room at The Kimpton Amara Resort and SpaKate Nelle in yellow high waisted shorts and white ruffled tank top unpacking her Louis Vuitton duffle bag at her room in the Kimpton Amara Resort and SpaThe clean, bright, modern room with artful accents and aqua lamp at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa with luggage on bedKate Nelle in yellow high-waisted shorts, ruffled white tank top, and Sunny Dip hat, in front of the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants sign outside the Amara Resort and Spa red rock wall in Sedona Arizona, riding a classic red Kimpton Hotels bicycle

Dining at The Kimpton Amara Resort

The SaltRock is the cool, hip restaurant inside The Kimpton Amara Resort. It is an authentic southwest style kitchen true to Sedona. You can dine under the sun or stars, with the open patio. Like the rest of the hotel, the SaltRock is relaxed, bright and inviting, and the service was great! We enjoyed a couple of top-notch cocktails/mocktails, thanks to Robert, our new favorite bartender. He picked a flower outside, to place in my drink and made sure to check in on us throughout our stay. Definitely order the Sundevil cocktail while here.

We had breakfast, lunch AND dinner at the the SaltRock, if that’s any indication of our thoughts on this place! Spoiler alert: we liked it, we liked it a lot.

White hanging planters filled with air plants decorate the inside of the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona making the decor trendy, modern and artfulInside the Salt Rock at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona, with upholstered booths, natural rock wall elements, and potted cactusKate Nelle inside the Salt Rock Restaurant at the Kimpton Resort and Spa sitting with a cocktail at a table in the bar areaBartended straining a fresh cucumber cocktail on the bar inside The Salt Rock at the Kimpton Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

To Infinity and…Relaxation

One of the best parts about the Kimpton Amara Resort is the infinity edge pool with the most picturesque Sedona red rock views. The aqua water disappears into a canopy of tall Oak trees. Make sure to grab a cabana early in the morning and relax for the day. This pool can become very social.

Between the views, the perfect weather, and refreshing water, it is days like this that make summer memorable. I sipped on lemonade, and indulged in a poolside burger, all while working on my tan. The following pictures are some of me living my best life.

Kate Nelle in a white Solid and Striped one piece zip up bathing suit and Free People straw sun visor lounging in a cabana at the Kimpton Amara Resort and spa infinity edge pool overlooking Oak Creek Canyon and the Red Rocks in Sedona, ArizonaKate Nelle in a white zip up Solid and Striped bathing suit and Free People straw sun visor taking a dip in the infinity edge pool at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona, overlooking Oak Creek Canyon and the red rocksKate Nelle in a white zip up Solid and Striped bathing suit and Free People straw sun visor taking a dip in the infinity edge pool at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona, overlooking Oak Creek Canyon and the red rocksKate Nelle in a white zip up Solid and Striped bathing suit and Free People straw sun visor taking a dip in the infinity edge pool at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona Arizona, overlooking Oak Creek Canyon and the red rocks

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Breakfast in Bed

Eating breakfast in bed at hotels is a guilty pleasure of mine. I am such a breakfast person, I could eat breakfast, brunch and brinner every day! Craving something savory AND sweet, I ordered the most delicious waffle with whipped cream and fruit, with a side of bacon, eggs and potatoes. The Kimpton Amara Resort’s breakfast did NOT disappoint. Did I share? No. Was it necessary to eat this much food before the day begun? Yes! It takes a lot of energy to relax this hard.

Kate Nelle in pink pajamas and white towel on girls head sitting in her hotel bed at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa eating breakfast in bedWaffles with whipped cream, syrup and fruit with a glass of OJ served as breakfast in bed at the Hot

Get Outside at The Kimpton Amara Resort

As nice as the rooms are at The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, you’ll be spending most of your time outside during your stay. The resort is made to be enjoyed from all of the activities and amenities available to their guests. Conveniently located in downtown Sedona, it is a quick walk to browse the local shops and restaurants. Overall, we absolutely LOVED our stay at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, and would highly recommend to anyone traveling to the Sedona area! Check out this post I wrote a while back about The Sedona Secret Seven featuring some epic hikes and activities to do while on your vacation here. Unit next time!

Kate Nelle lounging outside in a wicker chair with retro sunglasses and a straw brimmed hat and straw bag, in the court yard at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, ArizonaOutdoor activities like bags are played in the courtyard at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona with magnificent red rock viewsSedona, Arizona Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa hotel grounds blend into the surrounding red rocksThe red rock view from the courtyard at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

**A big thanks to Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa for having us!**

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One Comment

  • Diana Elizabeth

    So gorgeous! Every shot and those waffles looked delicious! I’ve been there to meet a friend outside by the creek it’s so pretty! Hope you had an amazing relaxing time! xx

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