Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast

80 Canyon Circle Drive , Sedona, AZ 86351 USA (Show map)


If you (and your traveling companions) would enjoy a comfy, cozy & fun B&B (with a billion dollar view) we recommend you take a look at us. - single rooms or two-bedroom/two-bath condos - comfy King Beds, 3 course breakfast - relaxed, low-key atmosphere - casual and fun owners and chief bottle washers - amazing hiking trails - views, views, views! Bell Rock & Courthouse Butte - private outside entrances to all rooms - private baths - all rooms - take-out Tuesdays (see website for details) Selected Top 10 Coziest B&B in America by SmarterTravel -



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Don't Look Any Further. This is the Place!

5 on March 28, 2015

Mark and Carrie thought of absolutely everything and then some. The teamwork between the two from the warm welcome through incredible breakfasts until you say "see you soon" made our stay feel like visiting old friends. Mark, Carrie and Tequila(the four legged hostess) make it seem effortless, but work very hard to make sure you enjoy every moment of your stay. The pictures of the view, honestly don't do it justice. We loved the family style breakfast table and sitting at the fire under the stars at night getting to know other guests. What a joyful place. Thank you Mark, Carrie and Tequila! We will be back!

This B&B raises the bar!

5 on November 18, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Cozy Cactus. This. Place. Is. Amazing. Cozy, clean and numerous small "touches" that made us feel at home. Mark, Carrie and their loving dog, Tequila, instantly made us feel like family. They have a special, laid back touch. Enjoy Carrie's delicious breakfast (they best we've had) every morning, complete with perfectly brewed coffee and warm conversation. (I'm an introvert, but I couldn't WAIT for breakfast each day). They are helpful, but they also give you plenty of space. The main room is full of movies, books, tv and a stocked fridge for refreshments. Firepits outside and all sorts of seating enabled us to share the space, but enjoy some privacy. Even Tequila knows not to enter anyone's room. You can't beat the stunning view from this B&B. Every day, we sat in awe of how gorgeous everything was. Our bed was delightful cozy and we even had an enormous stone shower to enjoy after a long hike. We had to leave especially early, but Mark made sure to be up to great us as we left. Carrie made us a special "to go" breakfast that was out of this world. She even helped us track down a lost sweatshirt (left in the cab on the way to the airport). Bottom line....these owners take pride in what they do. Carrie, Mark and even Tequila deliver abundance, in order to make your stay spectacular. We hope to be back again and again!

best place i was and friendliest hosts i met ever!

5 on August 30, 2014

it was the third stay from me and my daughter. every time if i will come to arizona from germany i will stay minimum four nights or more there. breathtaking view from our suite and the backyard to the red rocks. great three course self coocked breakfast from the hosts better than in a five star hotel every morning together with the other guests with hummingbirds around. very helpful tips from the hosts about the area and possibilities to explore. thank you both for so special times there - see ya next year again!

Desert Heaven

5 on August 29, 2014

The Cozy Cactus is my favorite B&B! We loved the Vortex Vista suite with its own balcony. The views are amazing. The three course breakfast is yum yum yummy! Mark makes the best muffins and is known as the Muffin Czar. Mark and Carrie are very accommodating and so friendly. Mark let us borrow hiking poles for one of our hikes and Carrie was gracious enough to let us use the washer and dryer. The suite was immaculate. We enjoyed stretching out on the balcony lounge chairs and viewing the incredible stars. We can't wait to return!

The Mark and Carrie Team

4.8 on April 14, 2014

Mark and Carrie, with help from their new dog Tequila, make us feel like special guests each time we stay here. Their repeating guest percentage has to be one of the highest in the industry. The three course breakfasts eliminate any need for lunch! The views from the patio are outstanding.

The coziest B&B you can find!

4.6 on January 04, 2014

We visited the B&B in September 2013 and the Cozy Cactus gave us a great time in the Sedona area. We would like to come back any time. The B&B is perfectly situated, it is really cozy (!) and the owners are great people.

THE place to stay in Sedona!!

5 on December 15, 2013

If you want to wake up to spectacular views of the Red Rocks, Cozy Cactus is the place for you. My husband and I stayed there recently (December 2013) for four nights. We arrived on the first night after dark, so we didn't see the wonderland into which we were driving. When we woke up the next morning, the Red Rocks of Sedona were so close that it looked like you could reach out the window and touch Bell Rock! There had been a light snow overnight (apparently pretty rare in Sedona), so the Red Rocks were dusted with white. It was spectacular! We had a lovely one-bedroom suite with a kitchenette, living room, and fireplace. It was warm, welcoming, and very comfortable. The king-sized bed was wonderful (and we are very picky about our bed)! Breakfast and coffee were served in the common dining room, which looks out over Bell Rock, Courthouse Rock and Castle Rock. As we sat having breakfast the first morning, we were visited by a beautiful coyote, just outside of the backyard fence line. I guess he smelled the amazing breakfast and thought he'd come check it out! More likely he was drawn in by the beautiful array of birds just outside the windows. For our after-breakfast hike, we just had to step through the backyard gate and we were on the well-marked trails that circulate among the Red Rocks throughout Sedona. While the Cozy Cactus and the location are spectacular, the real treasures at this B&B are the owners, Mark and Carrie. Both are gracious, warm people with a real focus on customer service. Mark is the guest-proclaimed "muffin czar", with a new taste combination each morning. Meanwhile, Carrie creates beautiful and hearty breakfasts to keep you full and warm on the trails to come. If you are anywhere near Sedona, it would be well worth it to spend some time at the Cozy Cactus!

Cozy Catcus B&B Stay

5 on November 26, 2013

Our hosts could not have been nicer. Great place to stay. Breakfast was wonderful, spectacular views and trails right out back. Highly recommend

Wonderful location

4.8 on November 20, 2013

We stayed at Cozy Cactus in early November - in the Vortex Vista Suite. It was wonderful - fabulous unobstructed view right out our door. Room was so comfortable and all the amenities. Loved being able to hike right off the patio! Carrie and Mark went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our stay. We hope to return!

Can't Be Beat Especially If You Like to Hike

5 on November 06, 2013

Carrie and Mark have created an oasis where hiking is out your back door yet restaurants and shopping close by. We cooked on the grill for two nights of our three nights and enjoyed the lovely views and quiet. The breakfasts were outstanding and we hope to be able to return! Elaine and Nick Prine, Monticello, Fl.

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Rooms & Rates

Cowboy Hideaway Condo

Your condo includes two bedrooms, two King beds, two private baths, three flat screen TVs and a separate living room. Separate living area includes: electric fireplace, hideaway couch, cable DVD/TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, glasses, wine glasses, dishware, utensils, and much more, but no oven/range. The back door (yes, you have both, a front and back private entrance) leads to the back patio which runs the length of the property and looks onto the Coconino National Forest; the perfect place to relax after a busy day in Sedona.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $300 - $340

Bloomin' Cactus Suite

Large room with Red Rock views that opens up to the covered furnished breeze-way. King bed, kitchenette (with wine glasses and all), kitchen table and a new Lazy Boy Twin Sofa Sleeper. The bathroom has a beautiful tile shower, double sink vanity and new comfort seat self-closing toilet "fancy". Wireless internet, flat screen TVs and private outdoor entrances are part of every room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $190

Vortex Vista Suite

This is our signature suite; the views from the balcony are the best in the Sedona area; a quote from a local resident. Fifteen foot back balcony overlooks the National Forest and Bell Rock and the front balcony has beautiful sunrise, sunset and moonrise views. King bed, large custom tile shower, kitchen...and much more.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

Sedona Sky Condo

The beds (two Kings, or one King and two twins) will comfort your weary bodies after an adventure-filled Sedona day. The two-bedroom condo has two private baths, three flat screen TVs and a separate living room. Separate living area includes: electric fireplace, hideaway couch, cable DVD/TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, glasses, wine glasses, dishware, utensils, and much more, but no oven/range. The back door (yes, you have both, front and back private entrances) leads to the back patio which runs the length of the property and looks onto the Coconino National Forest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $300 - $340

Desert Rendezvous

The DR as we like to call it, features a King bed, classic furniture, leather couch, flat screen DVD/TV with cable, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes, glassware, wine glasses and utensils. The room also has a private bath and private courtyard. No red rock views from the inside, but there are views of Castle Rock from the private courtyard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $190

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Location Type

Red rock formations, Desert, Mountains


Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) 95 miles

Directions to property:

North from Phoenix, South from Flagstaff on Interstate #17; exit 298 Sedona/Oak Creek Exit; :Left from south or right from North onto SR 179. Proceed 8 miles to the Village of Oak Creek, take the left exit from the Bell Rock Blvd. round-about. Go 1 block, turn right onto Canyon Circle Drive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chamber Music & Jazz Festivals, Jerome/Flagstaff/Cottonwood/Prescott, Metaphysical Pursuits, Grand Canyon & other monuments, Sedona International Film Festival, Festival of Lights/Holiday B&B Tour, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Washer/dryer , I-Pod Radios in all guest rooms, Glassware, Dishes & Utensils, White noise machines in all bedrooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Chuckwagon Dinners, Wildwest Shows, Variety of Spas & Holistic Treatments, Hot Air Balloon, Helicoptor & Bi-Plane Rides, Jeep & Private Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Allowed outside on patios - away from windows
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited (Suitable for mature children 15 and older)
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit (100% for single nights)
  • Cancellations: Ten day cancellation required. For cancellations of less than 10 days, full refund only if specific room(s) is re-booked. $25 cancellation fee.



Carrie and Mark Peterson

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Mark is the muffin Czar (as his muffins-zar-great) or so he’s been told and Carrie is the master of Hatch green chile on the savory days of course. We love this life we’ve chosen and we love our guests from near and far. We are blessed and would love to share our little piece of paradise and some good times with you.

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3 course breakfast except for Take Out Tuesdays

  • Time Served: 8:00 Summer, 8:30 rest of year
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options