L’Auberge de Sedona: the loveliest of pauses

Abby Tegnelia

Getting some sun on my cabin’s balcony at L’Auberge de Sedona.

In this world of online projects and juggling a million things at once (let alone my full time job, two rambunctious big dogs, plus three to four fancy fashion soirees, magazine parties, and premieresΒ a week — and I try to saveΒ some time for friends), I think it’s become extra-important to take a pause every once in awhile. Stop time, turn everything off (most importantly my brain!) and just … pause. Recently I was lucky enough to land in gorgeous Sedona, Arizona, at the decadently peaceful L’Abuerge de Sedona.

When you live in the desert like I do, waking up to this lush view is a dream come true! Even though it had snowed (!) the day prior to our arrival, it was warm and sunny by the time we got there. Sitting on my private balcony or on the main deck eating lunch was both peaceful and reenergizing — it’s amazing what one rushing creek and loads of green foliage can do.

L'Auberge de Sedona

The grounds of L’Auberge had many more colors that we see in other parts of the Southwest.

L'Auberge de Sedona

The infamously strong southwestern sun beats down on the classic decor of an L’Auberge room.

L'Auberge de Sedona

And how does one sleep in these idyllic surroundings? In the fluffiest bed, of course!

L'Auberge de Sedona

A few days in my private cottage in beautiful Sedona, the sound of the rushing creek lulling me to sleep at night, was just the pause I needed from my busy life in Las Vegas. Where do you go when you need a little break?

Β On this trip, I was a guest of L’Auberge, but all opinions are my own.


If you’re like me (on a budget), you’re looking for the best deals the web has to offer for booking a fabulous vacation for you and your family. My Sedona trip was a stunning southwest getaway with a rushing creek and amazing views that reminded me why nothing rejuvenates me like taking mountain holidays.

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  1. You have the best getaways. I always thought that if I lived in Vegas I’d be perfectly happy to never leave, but it seems like there’s just as many fun places within a few hours drive.

  2. Thank you very much for staying with us….love the photo of the sunlight coming into the room! Hope to have you visit us again soon!

  3. What a great place! I have never stayed there but had the most amazing dinner there once sitting right next to Oak Creek. Hope to return someday – and Abby, that pic of the shadow and curtain is amazing… I love the way it makes me feel.

  4. It was soo gorgeous! I’ve never stayed on a rushing creek like that before — nor would I have guessed that existed in the Southwest. It was such an easy drive. I want to go back!

  5. You’re so adventurous! Love all your travel stories. I agree with you… sometimes we just need to take a pause and step away from all the technology. Very good advice!

  6. Beautiful and different place to relax I’d say. Good for you!

  7. You do breaks better than anyone I know… πŸ™‚

  8. That bed is gorgeous!

  9. If we weren’t on the coast of Spain, I would be GREEN with envy.

  10. This looks like a beautiful place to stay in Sedona – lots of lush green foliage to compliment the harsh rocky landscape!

  11. Can you take me on your next break? It looks beautiful! πŸ™‚

  12. This place looks amazing!
    I don’t think I’d ever want to leave. I need to plan a trip to Sedona!

  13. A private cottage with a fancy French name…. perfect for a pause.

  14. Wow! I bet it’s a dream come true!

  15. Sounds lovely! There is something so rejuvenating and wonderful about the sound of water. I was privileged to stay with friends who had a house on the water on the island of Stromboli. The sound of the waves was a tonic for my weary soul! Glad to hear you came back refreshed. πŸ™‚

  16. That’s beautiful! The water just makes me want to jump right in. What a beautiful place to relax and getaway for a bit. Makes me long for summer!

  17. Wow, looks amazing! What a life of luxury and glam you lead my friend!

  18. Amazing how many interesting places one can find just around, only if she really knows where to look.

  19. Hello Abby!

    Great choice!! I totally agree with you that sometimes it might be a good idea to take a break! I can perfectly understand because as I told you before, I manage my B&B but at the same time I like writing on my Blog, jogging and making fisical excirces and lastly, I would like also stay a little bit more with friends of mine.
    As one time a traveler from U.S.A told me: “Take it easy, Alessandro!!”.

    Bye for now.

  20. This looks like a place I need to go to hit “pause”. L’Auberge is in such a gorgeous setting. Very nice.

  21. Wow, looks like you had a lovely time πŸ™‚ Love the red trees!

  22. Looks like the perfect spot for a break! For me usually the best true break is just staying home – if I go somewhere else, I get too excited about experiencing everything to really relax. Besides, at home I get Lola!

  23. What a wonderful place to escape to, Abby! Greenery and water ALWAYS restore me. πŸ™‚ My favorite go-to place is either the beach or the mountains. Love them. πŸ™‚

  24. That seems like such a nice relaxing stay! And that bed looks very comfy.

  25. Such a gorgeous property! I especially love the rushing waters outside the front door!! (and the stellar company)

  26. Great looking resort Abby…We are headed to Napa soon and nearly booked the L’Auberge. Now I’m wishing we had…

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