While droves of leaf-peepers descend upon the Northeast this season, consider Sedona, Arizona as an alternative. Get an eye-full of colorful foliage, as well as Sedona's famous red rocks — all without battling the crowds or your wallet. Kimpton's Amara Resort and Spa has rooms available from $255 per night. That's as much as 60 percent less than current rates elsewhere on the market.
Book directly with Kimpton for travel on select dates now through November. When checking in to the hotel, mention "Autumn" to the front desk and receive a complimentary hiking kit, complete with a Sedona area trail book, free transportation to trailheads, and an arsenal of sun protection, including sunglasses, sunscreen, and chapstick.
Accommodation includes a private patio or balcony, a king bed or two double beds, free mountain bikes rentals, and yoga classes. Guests also receive complimentary access to the spa's steam room and lounge (spa services cost extra).
After a day of hiking (or lounging by the resort's heated infinity pool), head to Amara's lobby for a complimentary wine hour. Then, enjoy a meal at the on-site SaltRock Southwest Kitchen, a favorite of locals and visitors alike, serving up tacos, small plates, cocktails, craft beers, and Arizona wines — yes, Arizona has its own wineries! End the night around the courtyard fire pit, or take a soothing hot tub dip under the stars.
This sale goes through the end of November, or until room inventory sells out. We recommend booking now.