Activities at the Briar Patch Inn
Our property “caretakers” for many years, Wooly and Bully tend the meadow and entertain guests of all ages. Watching them graze and feeding them grain may well be all the activity you want! If you would like to advance to one level higher, you may want to visit our library for just the right book to read while relaxing by the creek or resting in a hammock.
Swimming and Fishing
Our gueats are welcome to take the adventure through a dried riverbed to the creek. If you are even more courageous, you are welcome to navigate yourself into the cool waters of this spring fed wonder. From May through September, the creek is stocked with Rainbow Trout that join the German Brown trout native to our waters. Life doesn’t get much better than when one is sitting creek-side, fishing rod in hand, watching the birds dip and dive over the water, listening to the gurgle of the creek and spying those fish lying just beneath the surface, nipping about your bait. Then again, maybe an energizing hike would be a great idea!
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Hiking trails lure guests to this most beautiful part of our country, and we are proud to say that our staff at Briar Patch is knowledgeable about more than just a few. Based upon the pace you would like to set and the time you wish to spend, we can assist you in finding the right hike for your morning, afternoon or all day activity. And then, wouldn’t a massage be just the thing?
Read a Book
Many quiet and secluded spots can be found on the property, where our guests may spend an afternoon reading or napping. Guests enjoy watching the myriad of southwestern birds (and squirrels!) that flock to the feeders, while many take advantage of the photographic opportunities that abound. For others, spending a lazy afternoon fishing or swimming in the creek may hold appeal!
Shopping & Sightseeing
Shopping, Sightseeing, Indian Ruins Galleries and fine boutiques, souvenir shops and restaurants, both elegant and “laid-back” welcome your visit. The Briar Patch Inn staff enjoys sharing information with you and offering suggestions for things to do and places to go! There are day trips to such places as the “Ghost Town” of Jerome, Walnut Canyon with its fascinating cliff dwellings, Honanki and Palatki archeological sites, the Verde Canyon Railroad and, of course, the Grand Canyon (only 2 hours away). Allow us to attend to your every whim, from making your reservations for jeep tours, balloon rides and dinner in the evenings to offering suggestions for shopping expeditions and gallery viewings. Be sure to ask us about the nearby golf courses!
So many things to see! So many places to go! So many ways to enjoy, relax and pamper yourself. This being said, the staff at Briar Patch Inn suggests a stay of three nights or more. Whatever your schedule can accommodate, we, at Briar Patch Inn, promise you a treasured piece of paradise
Come Visit soon!
From unique, southwestern galleries and shops to hiking and fishing Sedona offers a variety of entertaining activities for all types of visitors. Although there are many companies offering jeep tours, helicopter rides, horseback trail rides, etc. we suggest planning activities in advance to ensure availability. For activity tours we recommend:
Pink Jeep Tours offers the most talked about off-road adventures in the southwest.
www.pinkjeep.com or call (928) 282-5000 or 1-800-873-3662
Out of Africa Wildlife Park - Experiencing Africa in the heart of Arizona.
Zippin’ Safari- A zip line that takes you soaring overtop majestic animals, like Josiah – the majestic lion!
http://outofafricapark.com/ or call (928) 567-2840
Sedona Red Rock Jeep Tours offers both jeep tours and horseback riding with guides dressed in Old West style.
www.redrockjeep.com or call (928) 282-6826 or 1-800-848-7728
Sedona Spirit Journeys Luxury Tours offers personalized tours with an experienced guide in the comfort of her Cadillac Escalade.
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M Diamond Ranch is a century old working cattle ranch offering trail rides, cowboy cookouts and entertainment. www.mdiamondranch.com or call (928) 300-6466
Sedona Balloon Flights has northern light balloon expeditions and year-round sunrise flights. www.northernlightballoon.com or call (928) 282-2274 or 1-800-230-6222
Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest running nature show!
www.verdecanyonrr.com or call (928) 639-0010 or 1-800-293-7245
Grand Canyon Railway has been serving the Grand Canyon since 1901!
www.THETRAIN.com or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN
Northern Light Balloon Expeditions has Sedona balloon flights and year-round sunrise flights. www.northernlightballoon.com or call (928) 282-2274 or 1-800-230-6222
Sedona Trolley operates city and scenic tours that can be enjoyed daily on the hour aboard one of their unique trolleys. www.SedonaTrolley.com or call (928) 282-4211
Sedona Wine Adventures: Lonely Planet recently named the Verde Valley as a top 10 destination in 2013, not just for scenery and recreation, but also for the award winning wines now being produced. Our small group tours visit the unique tasting rooms and wineries of this northern Arizona valley. http://www.sedonawineadventures.com/ for more info.