The sheep pen, creek side tables, and trees all dusted in snow.
Having our property nestled along Oak Creek Canyon certainly has its perks during the hot summer months. Unlike the rest of Arizona, or even nearby Sedona proper, our shady trees and close proximity to cool, creek water make for a much more pleasant and manageable summer temperature.
Winter along Oak Creek is similar to summer in its contrast to the rest of Sedona; with a lower elevation than the rest of the town, it is fairly common to have a beautiful white winter at Briar Patch Inn. Since our blog is new and you readers may be planning your holiday vacations early, we thought it would be fun to share with you a bit of what the Patch can look like in a colder season. These pictures were all taken this past December 2012, when we had a truly white winter.
We hope you are enjoying your summer. Please come and visit us soon!
Our mascot Henry blending right in, a snowy pathway, and an angelic tree cloaked in snow.
Sedona is a wonderful place to vacation. It has great restaurants, shopping, jeep tours, and more. But by far, the single most compelling reason to visit is the beauty of Sedona’s natural landscape. In case you’ve never been, here are five scenic reasons why Sedona should be your next travel destination…
Red Rock State Park
With over 286 acres of natural red rock, you won’t be short on sites to see. There are hiking trails, guided hiking trails lit by moonlight, and a large variety of plant, animal, and bird life to observe. Red Rock State Park is a site you literally can not miss; it’s the basic back drop for all of Sedona!
Oak Creek Canyon
This 12-mile long river gorge descends from Flagstaff all the way into Sedona where we happily nestle. Often known as the Second Grand Canyon, it is known for its unparalleled beauty. Great fishing too!
Slide Rock Park
If you have children, this naturally formed rock slide water park is the place to visit. Several Olson children have made their way down these slides over the year. Did you know it also contains one of Sedona’s only existing apple orchards?
Coconino National Forest
This picture probably should have gone first because all of scenic spots are located here. This website is a great resource on the forest’s camping and visiting hours.
For serious hikers, you might try climbing the top of Wilson Mountain, the highest peak in Sedona. It’s a grueling 11-mile trip but the view at the top makes it well worth it!