Fall is the ideal time for a weekend getaway to Sedona as it marks the start of the Sedona fall foliage season bringing stunning views of brilliantly colored trees with newly changed red, burgundy and gold leaves throughout the small Northern Arizona town.

With leaf-peeping lasting just a few weeks, enjoy the cool mountain air, stargazing and cocktails by the fire at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa. Set against the backdrop of the famed red rocks, guests can take in the palette of colorful leaves while gazing out past the resort’s beautiful heated infinity-edge pool and hot tub or by grabbing dinner on the patio of its signature restaurant, SaltRock Southwest Kitchen. Lawn games like cornhole and bocce ball are also available to guests daily in the courtyard and set the stage for the resort’s complimentary hosted wine hour from 5-6 p.m.

Amara’s intimate, boutique resort nestled along Oak Creek combines modern design with Arizona’s comfortable, laid-back lifestyle all within walking distance of Sedona’s uptown district. The resort overlooks the Cleopatra Red Rock Formation where Camel Rock and the much-loved Snoopy Rock are in perfect view.

With rooms starting from $255 per night between October and November, fall guests can take advantage of the season by mentioning “Autumn” at check-in to receive a Red Rock Hiking Kit that includes:

  • A hiking book mapping out the best trails around Sedona
  • Complimentary transportation to and from the nearby trailheads
  • Amara sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick

The resort’s award-winning Amara Spa will also offer its latest, Sedona-inspired treatment, the Kansa Marma Point Facial, designed to harmonize the mind, body and spirit with the healing properties of Kansa wands. The 90-minute Kansa Marma Point Facial ($190) begins with deep inhalations of locally, wild-harvested blue spruce essential oil to calm the mind. The vibrational sounds of the Sedona vortex-tuned, metal heart chakra singing bowl will continue the state of relaxation and promote relief from daily stress. The specially designed facial massage using the Kansa wand and facial dosha oils reduces congestion and inflammation and revitalizes the skin, as the wand gently lifts muscles and pulls acidity from tissues. The journey ends with a Kansa wand foot massage that addresses all marma points in the feet. The Kansa Marma facial will be available through Nov. 30, 2017.

To learn more about Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa or to book a reservation, visit www.amararesort.com or call 928-282-4828.