Sedona Tours and Activities
at the Briar Patch Inn

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Activities at the Briar Patch Inn

Our property “caretakers”, Rosie and Posie, tend the meadow and entertain guests of all ages. Watching them graze and feeding them grain may well be all the activity you want!  

Swimming and Fishing
Our guests 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!


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 on 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

You may want to visit our library for just the right book to read while relaxing by the creek or resting in a hammock. 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. 

Shopping & Sightseeing

Shopping, Sightseeing, Indian Ruins, Art Galleries 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 art 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.

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Sedona Tours

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 to ensure availability. For activity tours, we recommend:

Pink Jeep Tours offers the most talked about off-road adventures in the southwest. 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! or call (928) 567-2840

Sedona Red Rock Jeep Tours offers both jeep tours and horseback riding with guides dressed in Old West style. 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. or call (928) 282-8966

M Diamond Ranch is a century-old working cattle ranch offering trail rides, cowboy cookouts, and entertainment. or call (928) 300-6466

Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show! or call (928) 639-0010 or 1-800-293-7245

Grand Canyon Railway has been serving the Grand Canyon since 1901! or call 1-800-THE-TRAIN

Northern Light Balloon Expeditions has Sedona balloon flights and year-round sunrise flights. 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. 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. for more info.

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