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Pinion Pointe- Here we come!!!!

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Thanks for the tip.. I just traded Villas of Sedona for Hyatt Pinion Point. Hope it was an upgrade! Just looked a the unit number is 1412. So I guess the view will be similar to 1612? Did you feel the unit was up to date? I saw some mixed reviews on Trip advisor concerning that. Thanks! We are going mid April.
Mid-April should be a good time to be there. I would think that any unit at Pinon Point will be an upgrade over the Villas of Sedona although I haven't stayed at or visited the latter. We liked being at the Hyatt as we could walk to the uptown area for restaurants and shops. You also have easy access to go any direction by car. The condition of our unit was fine.

With regard to unit 1412 you will be on the opposite side of the gully from building 16. I believe the main balcony will be facing southwest and the smaller balcony off of the master bedroom will be facing southeast. The unit also sits below the internal road/parking area, so I am not sure of the view you will have. You may get a decent view since there are no buildings right next to you.

Enjoy. Best regards.

Mike
 

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Most of the hiking areas required a Red Rock pass. However, we were able to use our Senior Pass for the National Parks (62 and over). See below:

"A Red Rock Pass (or America The Beautiful Interagency Pass, Golden Age or Golden Access) is required when leaving your vehicle unattended while recreating on National Forest land around Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. View the Red Rock Country Map to see locations of fee areas where the Red Rock Pass is required.

The pass must be displayed in the windshield of the vehicle. Vehicles parked on the National Forest in the red rock area that do not display a valid pass in the windshield are subject to receiving a citation. A pass is not required for incidental stopping to take a photograph or to enjoy a scenic vista (approximately 15 minutes or less)."
Just to clarify- since America the Beautiful Passes are valid in Red Rock Country in lieu of the Red Rock Pass, according to the website, then the only pass needed is the Senior Pass for the National Parks, right?
 

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And for trip planning- is the drive tot he Grand Canyon an easy day trip? Any suggestions/advice?
Also- Painted Desert?
Any other recommendations- all appreciated :)
 

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And for trip planning- is the drive tot he Grand Canyon an easy day trip? Any suggestions/advice?
Also- Painted Desert?
Any other recommendations- all appreciated :)
Grand Canyon is an easy day trip.

In March, with kids, we drove from Piñon Pointe to Grand Canyon, hiked down to the Colorado river in the bottom of the canyon via South Kaibab trail, returned up via Bright Angel trail, and drove back to Piñon Pointe, all in one day. It was a long day though.
 

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Thanks for the tip.. I just traded Villas of Sedona for Hyatt Pinion Point. Hope it was an upgrade! Just looked a the unit number is 1412. So I guess the view will be similar to 1612? Did you feel the unit was up to date? I saw some mixed reviews on Trip advisor concerning that. Thanks! We are going mid April.
I realize that this is a 4 month old thread but thought that I would opine. We stayed in unit 1412 in early February 2020. We had to walk down about 22 steps from the parking lot. The efficiency face West (towards the parking lot) but looked directly into a rock wall. So, while the efficiency had zero view, it also had near 100% privacy. The master side looked SE. Immediately in front of the patio was a gully with trees and shrubs and birds. But on the horizon we could see the red rocks. It wasn't a gorgeous view but was pleasant enough and private.
 

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Hyatt: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Bonita Springs, and 2X Dorado Puerto Rico. Mexico: Crown Paradise, Royal Holiday Club and Mayan Palace.
or … National Forest ! , National Monuments ! and State Parks !!

(I Don't think there are any "National Parks" that are real close to Sedona. ??)

However there are National Monuments nearby , and 2 national Parks quit a far away: https://www.lauberge.com/blog/nature/top-5-national-parks-near-sedona-to-celebrate-national-parks-day-on-august-25/

Plus all the State Parks. and the Red Rocks of Sedona itself, one highlight is the Church of the Holy Cross ( Built into the red rocks) : https://www.gatewaytosedona.com/the-chapel-of-the-holy-cross-sedona-architectural-landmark ….and what strikes me is the MANSION finished recently that is directly across the road from the entrance gate to the church ( now hidden partially by the planted landscape trees). ! The whole area is a residential area.


Not to mention the view of Sedona from the airport road look out up on top of the hill where the airport is. (They are now charging $3 to park up there however ) (They say they are using the money collected to make the parking lot much nicer !) . and even the view from the pool of the Hyatt itself ! all Gorgeous!
 
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I realize that this is a 4 month old thread but thought that I would opine. We stayed in unit 1412 in early February 2020. We had to walk down about 22 steps from the parking lot. The efficiency face West (towards the parking lot) but looked directly into a rock wall. So, while the efficiency had zero view, it also had near 100% privacy. The master side looked SE. Immediately in front of the patio was a gully with trees and shrubs and birds. But on the horizon we could see the red rocks. It wasn't a gorgeous view but was pleasant enough and private.
Do you have to drag your stuff down 22 stairs? We are flying in so we won't have a big cooler or anything but still.... Otherwise on a daily basis, we can use the exercise!
 

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Do you have to drag your stuff down 22 stairs? We are flying in so we won't have a big cooler or anything but still.... Otherwise on a daily basis, we can use the exercise!
Yes and no. After I had made a couple of trips with the lighter stuff, I spotted a Pinon Point employee and asked him for help. He carried down about 5 or 6 fairly heavy loads. I tipped him $20. On the day we left, I carried the stuff UP the 22 steps. I took my time and it worked out okay. But, we travel with everything but the kitchen sink. So, if you are only dragging flight luggage, it won't be that bad. But you can always ask for help from the staff.
 

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I realize that this is a 4 month old thread but thought that I would opine. We stayed in unit 1412 in early February 2020. We had to walk down about 22 steps from the parking lot. The efficiency face West (towards the parking lot) but looked directly into a rock wall. So, while the efficiency had zero view, it also had near 100% privacy. The master side looked SE. Immediately in front of the patio was a gully with trees and shrubs and birds. But on the horizon we could see the red rocks. It wasn't a gorgeous view but was pleasant enough and private.
We stayed in this area as well. The front desk staff referred to it as "Machu Pichu". I believe we stayed in unit 1821. Probably not our first choice in unit, but we did enjoy the views.
 
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