For those looking to escape to Sedona, Ariz. this summer to explore the fabled vortexes and connect with the metaphysical energy for which the small northern Arizona town has become famous, Amara Resort and Spa is offering a 40% savings with rates starting from $199/night, new menu items at its signature restaurant SaltRock Southwest Kitchen and a limited-time spa treatment at Amara Spa.

Perfectly situated along the banks of Oak Creek, Amara is the ideal getaway for summer visitors to cool down, refresh and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding red rocks. As Sedona averages 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Phoenix, guests will enjoy rising early for morning yoga, taking a dip in the infinity-edge pool with a craft cocktail in-hand and playing courtyard lawn games like cornhole and connect four with the family. Amara also offers complimentary mountain bikes for those looking to get out and explore the hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails around Sedona and offers a special stargazing demonstration led by a local astronomy expert every Monday night.

This summer, Amara is offering the “Beat the Heat” discounted stay package for those who book direct now through August 31, 2019 and includes:

• Rates starting from $199 per night (40% off high-season).

• Beautifully appointed deluxe accommodations.

• Two welcome cocktails at check-in.

• Book online at or call 877-488-1908.

Throughout their stay, guests can also dine at the resort’s signature restaurant, SaltRock Southwest Kitchen, offering a menu of Southwestern-inspired cuisine featuring fresh, light and seasonal dishes using culinary traditions and ingredients of the Southwest and Verde Valley. SaltRock’s new summer menu was developed by young, up-and-coming Executive Chef Lindsay Dale with a few standouts including Shrimp & Grits ($18) with grilled corn polenta, charred scallion cilantro aioli and pepper chutney; Beets & Ricotta Salad ($16) with housemade ricotta, roasted baby beets, pickled strawberries, wild lettuce and pasilla tangerine gastrique; and Filet Mignon ($45) with tomatillo cilantro puree, crispy fingerling potatoes and roasted baby carrots.

No stay would be complete without a trip to the award-winning Amara Spa offering a limited-time, 60-minute Sedona Serenity Gemstone Facial ($150) from June 1 through August 31. During the facial, guests experience massage techniques using lapis, white opalite and jade wands with Gua Sha gemstones that are charged monthly at the Cathedral Rock vortex during the full moon. These stones are selected for their unique qualities to improve inner balance, energy renewal and awareness of one’s possibilities while the specific massage movements promote healthy circulation, lymphatic drainage and well-being, while releasing muscle adhesions. As a parting gift, those who enjoy the facial will receive a polished relaxation thumb gemstone. To book a spa treatment, visit

To learn more about Amara Resort and Spa or to book a stay, visit or call 928-282-4828.