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2024 Summer Newsletter

Greetings from the Briar Patch Inn!

We want to welcome you to enjoy the Briar Patch Inn during the hot summer months…where you will be greeted by cooler temperatures beneath towering shade trees by the very refreshing creek.  Did you know that Oak Creek, a tributary of the Verde River, flows along the bottom of the Canyon, and is one of the few perennial streams in the high desert region of northern Arizona? Oak Creek is largely responsible for carving the modern Oak Creek Canyon. Movement along the Oak Creek Fault, a 30-mile long north–south normal fault line, is thought to have played a role as well.  We are so lucky to have it run along our property.

We are honored to have won Bed & Breakfast by Kudos2023 Best of the Best Reader’s Choice for Hospitality.  Thank you to all of our guests who voted for us.  We will continue to provide exceptional service to our guests.

We proudly announce the birth of two Hummingbirds on the property! The mother made the nest on a branch that was just above the walkway to the side door of the lodge.  We easily witnessed the progress of the miniature eggs – the size of Tic Tacs –  evolving into adorable, tiny hummingbirds. They hatched a few days apart from each other.

Some of you have enjoyed the magical experience of a massage in our outdoor Creekside Gazebo.  If not, now is the time to see what it’s like with our new “misters” to keep you cool by the creek during your session. Our gifted practitioners will transport you to a place of relaxation and bliss that you have never felt before. Call the office to book your next session.

Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, from 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM, our guests and outside visitors as well, enjoy the gift of LYRA, our two classical Musicians. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the office. The cost is $25 per person.

The restoration of the 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Full Kitchen ”Butterfly Cabin” is now complete.  Owner Jo Ann Olson, with her creativity and expertise in design, has yet again created a most comfortable and charming environment.  Because it is just steps away from the Ponderosa Cabin, we feel it will serve well for retreats and large family gatherings.  The Master bedroom has two full beds, the second bedroom has two twins and the third bedroom has a full bed. There is a full kitchen, a dining area and living room area. The front porch overlooks the property. Please call the office for more information and availability.

Quantum Light Retreats, a group led by our own Elizabeth Brito, will begin to host 3 and 4-day Retreats every month here at the Patch. She and eight other local practitioners will be hosting differently-themed, all-inclusive retreats designed to help participants connect with Nature in a healing way. All retreats will be centered on healing the mind, body & soul, utilizing varied modalities, and can be personalized for your group.  They will include all lodging, meals, workshops, personalized sessions, and Sedona excursions. The Briar Patch Inn, in concert with Sedona itself, offers Sacred Land to be experienced and incorporated into one’s healing or spiritual journey.

Upcoming Quantum Light Retreat dates & themes:

July 29 – 8/1 Sedona Healing Retreat

Aug 11 – 15  Sedona Healing Retreat

Sept 19 – 23 Connect with Nature – Fall Equinox

Oct 6 – 10 Connect with Nature

Nov 10 – 15 Sedona Healing Retreat with Grand Canyon Day trip

Dec 8 – 12 Health & Wellness – Prepare Your Mind Body & Soul for 2025

All retreats are open to individuals or couples. See more info at: https://www.bodyandsoulhealingsedona.com/quantumlightretreats

Contact Elizabeth Brito ebrito@bodyandsoulhealingsedona.com 928-288-2395

Desert Magick: Call Yourself Home Women’s Retreat

August 24-28, 2024

Join us along the banks of Oak Creek for a sacred immersion to connect deeply with our wild nature, the land, our bodies, and each other. We will spend time in yoga and meditative practices, dance, transformational ritual, creative practices, art making, and women’s community. There will be hiking, swimming, stargazing, vision quests in nature, and a beautiful ceremony led by a Cherokee medicine woman. You will leave replenished and supported in what comes next. For more details visit www.wanderfreewellness.com/sedona2024

Contact Jen and Titiana at jen@wanderfreewellness.com

Ignite Your Intuition Retreat

September 5-11, 2024

Are you ready for Illumination, Transformation, and Rebirth? Join us on a mesmerizing journey amidst the red rocks of Sedona, where we’ll immerse ourselves in the vortexes of the sacred land, release ancestral karma, and share in ceremonial circles and celebrations.


Connecting with your Spirit in Nature Heals

October 3 – 6, 2024

Jackie-eaton.com and Heathersue.com bring you the “Heaven on Earth” retreat at Briar Patch Inn in Sedona. When we take the time to “unplug” and retreat away from the everyday distractions of society and connect more mindfully with our Spirit in nature, we are able to reset our inner world, so that we may lead healthier, more balanced lives. Jackie Eaton and Heather Sue Del Rios will be bringing their love, passion and connection to the Spirit world and Mother Earth creating a Heaven on Earth experience for all who attend in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.

Space is limited to 14.  Link to retreat: https://jackie-eaton.com/sedona-2024-retreat/

Contact Heather Del Rios Heatherdelrios@gmail.com 339-832-8850

SoulSync Empowerment Retreat: Briar Patch in Sedona Arizona

October 10-14, 2024

Are you ready to peel the layers away and clear out the energy of past experiences so you can start living your most authentic life? Imagine the exhilarating rush of standing on the precipice of your own greatness, feeling the pulse of your potential course through your veins. It’s a sensation of liberation, of shedding the doubts that have held you back and embracing the untapped reservoir of strength within.

Join us! Let’s set your soul ablaze with the fire of possibility. Join us for an all-inclusive retreat experience. Airfare not included.

Our retreat offers empowering workshops, uplifting yoga sessions, delicious food options, shopping, hiking, enhanced self-awareness activities, and a supportive community.


USE CODE: BRIARPATCH20 for 20% off at checkout until August 31, 2024 at 11:59 pm

For payment plan options, please email: synchronizedyogatherapy@gmail.com

This is the link to our website: https://syt.uscreen.io/pages/soulsync-retreat

Contact: Chelsea Scroggins

Finding Sanctuary Within

October 19 – 25, 2024

Are you ready to dive deeper into your heart and soul?  We invite you to step away from your daily schedule and become inspired, grounded, empowered & connected.  Are you longing for more presence and ease in your life?  Are you longing for connection with your heart and soul?  Are you ready to experience stillness so you can be guided by the whispers of your intuition? Come and join us for a 7-day inclusive retreat.


Contacts: Angely (Jenna) jenna@sanctuarybridgetransformations.com 928-273-0348 OR

Lotus: lotus@sanctuarybridgetransformations.com 928-830-7158