This trip started in Sheraton Desert Oasis in Scottsdale, AZ. We own Starwood Vacation Ownership and we stay in Scottsdale often. This resort opened up only a few years ago. This resort has number of pools, private spa grotto, playground and barbecue grills. We get two bedroom villas that can accomodate up to 8 people. Our favorite resort is The Westin Kierland Villas in Scottsdale, AZ. There is a resort for hotel guests and villas for vacation owners. We stay in the 2 bedroom lockoff in the villas. This resort if the most beautiful resort. It has a new FlowRider, which is an artificial surfing machine. My favorite is the lazy river.
We drove to Sedona, AZ. a number of times. Chapel of the Holy Cross is the most magical place. It is only about 2 hour drive from the resorts. When you are visiting Sedona, you have to dine at Rene at Tlaquepaque.