Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Not What We Had Hoped For

1.8 on August 19, 2018

The neighborhood and property exterior was not attractive and the pool was green. The owner said that the front and back doors were not usually locked even though there was a key pad for guests to use for security and we found that to be true. Breakfast on the first morning was good but the only continental items available all day was granola/milk. No fresh fruit was offered or present like the website describes. The 2nd morning we went downstairs at 8:20 as instructed and found no breakfast, no host, no explanation. I texted the Innkeeper who texted back that the owner would be providing breakfast. I texted the owner who said he had a migraine and that we should go to town for breakfast. I asked to be compensated for the breakfast that wasn't provided and he gave us $20! The room was clean but the jetted tub only runs for maybe 10 minutes then shuts off for 20 minutes, on for 5, etc.....not what we had hoped for....

Relaxing and quiet

5 on June 05, 2018

After the death of my husband. I needed time alone. My friend booked this place, and I am glad we stayed here. The food was organic and the host Fiona was warm, enjoyable and accommodating. The rooms were clean, and I felt like I was a queen with the extraordinary warmth and welcoming manager/innkeeper. I will come again. Thank you for all the love you gave me at the worst time of my life. I needed love, peace, and warmth. I got it at the Desert Rose.


2.0 on March 28, 2018

The picture of the B&B on the web site did not match the site. Junk vehicle in front and junk vehicles in back. Private Pool (green slime) and outside of house not maintained (needing regular maintenance and upkeep). Front flower planter had weeds, dead plants, few live plants). Surrounding neighborhood overall appears to be depressed area, abandoned run down homes overgrown with weeds. Check in time was 4 pm, but we waited 45 minutes for B&B to open. As instructed on note left on B&B door, we called inn manager and left 2 messages with no replies. Once we were inside, the Inn was nicely decorated and the back yard also looked nice and had a nice stone fountain, not operating possibly because of cool weather. Our deluxe room w/jet tub bedroom quarters overall looked nice, the bathroom was nicely decorated, but even so needed repair. The bedroom floor was cold, cracked and chipped concrete. A/C portable unit on floor between bed and wall (hazard). Jet tub (hazard) parts missing from jets, filter cover broken (1/2 missing) jagged edge, grab safety handle loose, drain plug under faucet (flow of water pushes plug away from drain, making it difficult to fill tub). The breakfast was good and pleasantly served but not plentiful.

Everything about Desert Rose is Perfect

5 on February 11, 2018

This was our second time at Desert Rose. We planned on a one night stay but loved it so much, we decided to stay another night. We truly feel at home at Desert Rose. It is very clean and inviting. Lot's of sitting/living areas for relaxing or being close to your loved one. Including a gorgeous outdoor sitting area perfect for seeing shooting stars (saw 8 our 1st night and 10 then 2nd!). We adore the goats and llamas and have so much fun feeding them. Our host Fiona was so accommodating, kind and friendly. She works very hard and does a great job. Breakfast is always outstanding and she even had a cupcake for me the morning of my birthday. Cottonwood is a favourite destination of ours now because of her awesome recommendations of what sites to see. Can't wait to stay again.

Two night stay

4.2 on January 27, 2018

The positive: Fiona was outstanding inn keeper. The place was very clean. Our bed was comfortable. I liked the outside waterscape and the llamas were neat. The negative: the place needs a little care and repair. The hot tub cover needs replaced, it gives a bad look to the otherwise nice patio area. The hot water faucet doesn't work on the lobby area. I am a coffee drinker and would have liked access to a small coffee pot. I would have preferred nicer towels for the bathrooms. These are just small things. We will be staying here again, especially if Fiona is there!

Nice and clean B&B

4.8 on October 20, 2017

The room we stayed in was very nice and clean. We had the king size bedroom with the bathroom. It was on the bottom floor, which was great since both of us have an issue with stairs. We did need to go up a few stairs though to the dining room. Breakfast was good. Fiona was a great hostess. It was also fun to feed the goats and llamas.

Review Desert Rose Bed & Breakfast

4.8 on August 22, 2017

Guests arrive at a lovely densely wooded area to a large nicely decorated house. Fiona met and welcomed us at the door. She was cordial, helpful and friendly during our stay. We were happy with our large room and bath, the nice breakfast and the lovely setting both inside and outside. Every attempt was made to make guests feel at home and yet find something different like a beautiful outdoor fountain, roses, a pool, and alpaca & goats. We would visit again and recommend the site to our friends.

4 night stay

4.6 on August 05, 2017

I recently stayed at Desert Rose, great place to stay. Sebastian and Fiona were very accommodating. I was there for business in town, so i could not enjoy their breakfast having to leave early, but Fiona set up the coffee to be available early for me. I needed a quite and restful place to stay and received that plus a friendly smile !

Fiona is the greatest host!!!

5 on June 22, 2017

This was the first time my husband and I stayed at a bed&breakfast and I have to say that our experience was beyond our expectations thanks to our lovely host Fiona!!! Our trip began with a kind and warm message from Fiona, we were thankful she was kind enough to even stay up late enough to greet us with a warm smile even though we arrived late on our first night! Fiona provided us with some great recommendations regarding local foods in the area and in Sedona as well! She was meticulous, lovely and it was very admirable to see how much attention she placed to everything she did for us including the delicious and healthy breakfast she made from scratch every morning (waffles with fresh fruit-one of our favorites!). It is evident she really places her heart and soul in the B&B. The location of the desert rose B&B was great- just a simple 20-30 min drive to Sedona, which was also outstanding. There are some great restaurants in the area such as Nick's Italian Steak and Crabhouse with a special on Tuesdays -2 filet mignon dinners for $30- (recommended by Fiona!). What we loved about our experience is that not only was inside the desert rose b&b very well kept, very clean and apt as a comfy sojourn, but Fiona really made us feel like family... She was honest with her recommendations (we were on a budget and she always took that into account with any recommendations/suggestions) and she is VERY knowledgeable of the area, and surrounding local areas (so for any travelers, our tip is -you wont be making the most out of your trip if you don't ask or check-in with Fiona for recommendations!) Outside the B&B there are some Llamas and goats you can feed as visitor on the B&B, which was also a memorable experience for us! My husband and I def plan to be back to the desert rose B&B and we plan to recommend it as long as Fiona is there!!! Thank YOU Fiona, for making our experience so memorable!!! Michelle&InChul:)

Lovely little quite place

4.8 on April 27, 2017

I loved the quiet coziness of this place. The building is "well loved" or rustic without being worn out and updated just enough to be modern without being sterile. I love the llamas and goats and enjoyed the grounds. The proprietor was difficult to contact before my stay but Fiona was able to accommodate me very nicely and was extremely pleasant to work with. Breakfast was delicious and enjoyable. I would stay here again.

Above and beyond

4.4 on September 28, 2016

The room was fine, breakfast great, but more than that, the host took the time to give me detailed directions to my next destination which turned routine driving into an extremely interesting day.

Great B&B choice

4.4 on August 07, 2016

The host was extremely friendly and served amazing waffles and bacon for breakfast. The room was very well kept and the llamas in the front yard were adorable. Over all a great budget choice!

Nice place overall, perhaps overpriced a bit.

3.6 on July 22, 2016

I found this bed and breakfast clean and comfortable, but a bit overpriced. The building is completely surrounded by private property which is off limits to guests so that if one wants to do more than walk around the bed and breakfast building, you have to leave the property and walk along the country road. It's hard to ignore the beautiful pool sitting next to the building, but it's not available to guests.

great place to stay

5 on June 16, 2016

Great place to stay. Friendly and clean.

Quirky but super cute!

4.8 on October 30, 2015

Betty was so sweet and accommodating to us. She had great recommendations, gave us maps, and even let us use her ipad to map out everything we wanted to see. There place is just outside of Sedona, but is centrally located to other cool places like the mining town Jerome (must see!), and other archaeological monuments. I love her alpacas, and the fact that you can go and feed them is so cool! The baby one will even let you pet him! Also Betty prepared fresh eggs for us in the morning that came right from the chicken coop outside. There are plenty of DVD's to check out and watch in your room too! The decor could use some updating, but if don't mind that, I would say give this place a try!

Great little B&B in Cottonwood

4.2 on August 07, 2015

When we drove into the neighborhood where Desert Rose is located, we thought we had made a mistake. It's on the outskirts of Cottonwood and surrounded by less than luxurious homes on acre-plus rural lots. Upon turning at the flags marking the driveway of Desert Rose, however, we found a wonderful little oasis with chickens, llamas and various fruit trees. Rooms were spacious, there was a large collection of DVDs, and Sebastian and Betty could not have been betters hosts. Breakfasts consisted of fresh eggs from their own chickens, homemade preserves from the various fruit trees, and other organic and healthy fare.

Very relaxing

4.8 on April 26, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay. Wife loved the chickens and llamas.

Home away from home

5 on September 21, 2014

We stayed in the deluxe room - comfortable bed, whirlpool tub, double shower, convenient in-room fridge for leftovers or wine purchases, flat screen TV. Delicious breakfast - yummy homemade banana bread and zucchini bread and quiche. We fed the llamas some carrots, clucked at the chickens, and borrowed their bikes and took a pleasant ride around the neighborhood. There is a nice little exercise room, if you are so inclined; we opted for some R&R instead. A great place to stay that is very conveniently located close to downtown Cottonwood, Jerome, and Sedona. The owners Sebastian and Betty are so friendly and helpful! Will definitely be back!


5 on September 21, 2014

This is a great place. The accommodations were very comfortable, the host is genuinely happy to meet your needs. The breakfast was GREAT!

A pleasant surprise in Cottonwood

5 on September 20, 2014

Sebastien is a wonderful host, and very solicitous. The Desert Rose was quiet, comfortable and convenient for my property search in the area. I enjoyed the outdoor space and the nice living room as well as the little library in the foyer. Rich from Santa Cruz, California

Like being a family guest

5 on September 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay and the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. The Innkeeper, Sebastien made us very welcome, and served a nice breakfast with an assortment of breads, yogurt, fresh fruit and his own farm fresh eggs. The wine tour included three of the best wineries. The rooms were clean and inviting, and the small size makes it inviting to chat with the other visitors, read or listen to the waterfall. They have information on all the local attractions.

Wonderful find!

5 on September 16, 2014

We had a wonderful get away at Desert Rose. Sebastain was wonderful, very accommodating, friendly, the grounds were gorgeous, the home immaculate and wonderful breakfasts. Will return for sure!

First Year Anniversary

5 on January 08, 2014

Though the location is a little bit far out of the way and it actually had me wondering if it was an actual house rather than a B&B, I really did love this get-away! The service was amazing and the beds were astounding. I definitely recommend this place for a cheap vacation.

Simply superb!

5 on December 30, 2013

Inn keeper Sebastien couldn't have been more accomodating. If you don't see what you need, just ask! He responds 24/7. Truly a wonderful experience.

Our 2nd Stay

5 on December 12, 2013

This was our 2nd time at the Desert Rose B&B, very pleasant, just like the first. Great service and we always feel welcomed. Rooms are good size and very neat and clean.

Great place to stay

4.6 on September 27, 2013

Sebastien and staff are great, we were from Australia and met some fabulous people staying there and had a great time. The rooms were great, and the breakfast in the morning was lovely with fresh fruit, toast and juice. Great way to start the day. We will definitely be staying there again.

Great way around Sedona

5 on September 02, 2013

The room was spacious and clean. The place was easy to find with easy access. The breakfast was plentiful and healthy. We hiked around the area and were happy to avoid the traffic in Sedona. Merci Sebastien.

Arizona wine tasting

4.2 on August 26, 2013

The Desert Rose was a very nice retreat for two days for both of us. The beds were comfortable and allowed us to have a great night sleep. Our host was accomodating, friendly and gave us helpful advice when venturing out to taste the Arizona wines. Both of enjoyed our weekend getaway.

Great Experience

4.6 on August 22, 2013

Our first time at a B&B -- great experience with very helpful host's. Thanks for accommodating us for a very early breakfast. A quiet, cozy atmosphere with comfortable beds and soft pillows. Loved the llama's! We would definitely stay again. Good job Sebastian.

Fun place for get away

4.2 on August 21, 2013

My husband I traveled to Desert Rose for our anniversary and stayed 2 nights. The room was wonderfully equipped. The entire staff was warm and welcoming, answering any and all questions we had at any time of night. They were able to give us some tips on nice places to visit and eat. They provided transportation to various vineyards for tours and then into town for dinner and drinks afterwards. They also encouraged a community amongst the guests so everyone felt welcome and entertained. Breakfast was very delicious, filling and healthy.

Just What the Doctor Ordered!

5 on August 10, 2013

What a wonderful relaxing get-away. The grounds are beautiful and spacious.The home is comfortable and clean. Everyone was friendly,welcoming, and kind.

We plan to return!

5 on June 29, 2013

My husband and I have enjoyed staying at several B&Bs in the past. The Desert Rose offered us a wonderful experience and we plan to return again in the future. We stayed in the largest room w/ our own full bathroom. It was very roomy and private. The quiet setting was a welcome escape from Phoenix. Our daughter was getting married in Sedona; we chose to stay in Cottonwood to avoid the traffic and crowds in Sedona. The Desert Rose B&B was the perfect place to stay. Sebastian was very helpful when ever we needed him. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed sitting near the waterfall to read and relax. Sebastian was very gracious to allow the wedding party to have a photo shoot on his property before we headed to Sedona for the ceremony. Again, the landscaping was perfect for these photos of a very special event and the pictures are gorgeous! Thank you so much Sebastian!

A hidden gem

3.8 on June 06, 2013

The Verde Valley is finally becoming a vacation destination and places like Desert Rose really add to the reputation. The grounds are spacious and helped to make the visit relaxing and our dog just loved running around the place. We opted to take the chouffered wine tour which enabled us to sample the grapes without worry of driving. Rooms are nice with plenty of common area.

A great stay at Desert Rose!

4.8 on May 30, 2013

We had a great time at Desert Rose. Everything was taken care of and was perfect. We went on a wine tour as well, and Sebastien took care of everything. The breakfast was great and we were free to use the fridge, toaster and microwave as we pleased. Awesome! We plan on going back. :)

A True Gem!

5 on May 28, 2013

An excellent BandB, we truly enjoyed every aspect of our stay at The Desert Rose. The rooms are immaculate as are the lounges and dining room. The furnishings make you feel like you are staying in a palace! The bedroom was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The surrounding gardens are luschiously green and well maintained and Sebastien is so friendly and accomodating you couldn't feel more at home. I strongly recommend Desert Rose and will return at our earliest opportunity.

Desert Rose B&B

5 on May 24, 2013

Extremely quiet, very clean and spacious, we stayed here last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. We even shared some wine with the other guests, a great time. Additionally when you stay, you need to visit old town Cottonwood, a destination in itself. Antiques and at least four wine tasting rooms in the old town. For dinner, try Abbie's kitchen. Fantastic food.

It is very nice

5 on May 16, 2013

The room and bath were very large and spotless. It was quiet and cozy even when there were other guests. Sebastian is a great host.

17th Wedding Annirverary

4.0 on May 03, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful time and will let our family and friend know about your place.

Our Stay at Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast.

3.8 on April 23, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Desert Rose! The rooms were spacious, the food tasty, and the staff very friendly and attentive! I would definitely recommend this B&B to others!

Great Stay! Will be back soon!

4.2 on March 24, 2013

Sebastion was great from start to finish. The house is very clean and the beds are wonderful. Breakfast is bagels and toast with some juices and coffee, nothing crazy so if you are really hungry I would suggest going out to eat otherwise its nice. The llamas were friendly. Be sure tograb some carrots and feed them. I would definitely recommend Desert Rose to friends and family!

Good getaway spot.

4.0 on March 18, 2013

Close to many points of interest including Sedona, Jerome, Tuzigoot, Wine tasting rooms and vineyards.

Desert Rose B&B

5 on February 25, 2013

We stayed at Desert Rose B&B for our Anniversary on Valentines Day. The accommodations were very clean, and the property is centrally located for lots of activities in the Sedona and surrounding areas. The B&B has very spacious indoor and outdoor areas. The Deluxe Room (King bed) was comfortable and the room was very nice with a great bath and shower, lots of room. The outside area has a fire pit that was great and enjoyable. Sebastien serves a nice continental breakfast spread, and he was very helpful, handy, and friendly. I would definitely recommend this B&B to friends and family.

Innkeeper Response
We are extremely happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed both Valentine's Day AND your anniversary with us at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast and look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write this review!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Relaxing Stay

4.6 on February 21, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay. The breakfast was very elegantly served and the table was beautifully set. We will tell our friends.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay enough to want to share your experience with all your friends. Please do send them to us and I can assure you that they will be very satisfied as well! Looking forward to hosting you again soon.

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Really great place

4.8 on February 13, 2013

We loved staying at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. It was a beautiful place, very clean, and Sebastien, Ben and Heidi made us feel at home. I loved the 3 Llamas they had as well. Even though it rained all weekend, we still had a wonderful time and would go back for sure. I would recommend this to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
We are very happy that we could bring a little sunshine to the rainy weekend. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Weekend getaway

5 on February 12, 2013

We had a great time at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. It was very relaxing and they made us feel like we were at home. The breakfast was awesome in the mornings, the room were very clean. I would recommend this place to anybody and we will definitely go back.

Innkeeper Response
We do like to make our guests feel very comfortable while staying with us at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Friendly, Homey and relaxing

5 on July 02, 2012

My wife and I were looking for a weekend getaway, since we live in Phoenix this was a nice short drive. We were greeted by Nathan, who was extremely helpful and friendly. The room was extremely clean and well stocked with all of the necessities. We enjoyed our morning coffee sitting by the fountain and interacting with the Llamas on site. The breakfast was very good and well presented with cloth napkins and silverware. They have friendly dogs who got to feel comfortable with us. On the grounds are fruit trees. Plum, peach, Apple and Apricot. The staff encouraged us to pick Plums, (they were the only fruit ripe at the time). We had a wonderful stay and had a most relaxing weekend. Thank you Desert Rose staff.

Innkeeper Response
I would say that Friendly, Homey and Relaxing described the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast very accurately. We like to say "Casual Luxury!" We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write this review!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

My Amazing Stay

5 on May 22, 2012

So many businesses these days are corporate owned and all you can expect is the very same service no matter where you stay. But a better choice is a Bed and Breakfast owned by a family that has a true investment about return business. Such a place is Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast located in Cottonwood, Arizona. It is situated between the historical town of Jerome and beautiful Sedona. Cottonwood is in the Verde Valley and boasts gorgeous sunsets which can be viewed at Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. There is such a relaxing atmosphere and very “homey” feeling at this establishment. It is much more laid back and the grounds are amazing along with the owners. We were promptly greeted by the owners and shown everything on and around the property. On site are extravagant llamas and the owners even took time out of their busy day to walk us into the pen and let us play with and feed the llamas. Such an adventure I will never forget! Breakfast was full of conversation and I now even have Facebook friends from Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. For the price you won’t find a better deal in the area. Try staying there and you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to return to Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast for a taste of their hospitality and accommodating service. Sincerely, Rhonda

Innkeeper Response
Yes, we would agree that staying at a B&B truly supports the local economy as all B&B's are owned by private families who pride themselves in providing a homey place to stay along with 5 star service. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we do look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

What a great place to stay, we loved it and you will too.

4.8 on May 21, 2012

We had an incredible stay at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. Great experience and a good place to rest. Beautiful gardens and clean, nice looking interior. The rooms are wonderful and there are many added extras like complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, tea and fruit, as well as a good selection of dvd's, videos, music and there were ample towels and shampoo, conditioner, body washes and lotion to use in the bathroom. We had a very decent comfy bed and our own mini fridge and tv with dvd player. For those travelling with kids there are big gardens, llamas, a pool, game sets, inflatables and a kids playground set.We were well looked after and the staff are very hospitable and friendly. We were not disturbed by other guests as all the rooms are private enough. There is a waterfall feature and pond to relax by as well as a telescope to do star gazing with. Though there is much to do in the surrounding area, we were so relaxed that we hardly went out and just enjoyed the rest. Easy access to the Sedona, Jerome, Verde Canyon Railway and close enough to include a day trip to the Grand Canyon. We would definitely go again, what a wonderful place.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We do look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Bets Bed and Breakfast in Arizona

4.8 on May 19, 2012

Desert Rose is the most wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Arizona and really made us feel at home. We highly recommend your Bed and Breakfast to americans and travellers from abroad. Anyone needing a breakaway in Arizona. It is a beautiful place to relax, a home away from home and a haven, close to a lot of interesting places to discover. It is very very beautiful and a balm to the soul. You could not choose a better place to stay and will not be dissapointed. Thank you so very much for hosting us for two days and for excellent service and a wonderful stay. We pray you are blessed with many visitors crossing your threshold, we have been to many places and can vouch that Desert Rose is outstanding and a true gem. Wonderful birdlife and 4 very friendly llamas in their own courters give it that extra touch. Very private. You are not aware of other guests as the rooms are all private and the grounds are big. Luxurious enough for business, honeymoon and other important trips, yet casual enough to just relax, hang out and be lazy and have a ball. They really went the extra mile.Thank you so very much for your outstanding hospitallity and an incredible stay. Nina & Chris Davis

Innkeeper Response
I must say that this review almost made me blush! We do try hard to be the best and thank you for noticing! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Our Central Arizona Home-away-from-home

5 on February 02, 2012

We had a wonderful time. Friendly hosts provided a clean, quiet, sunny room, comfortable bed and beautiful surroundings. A well stocked library and DVD collection are available. Breakfast includes a variety of healthful fresh options. Centrally located, there are numerous activities nearby in Sedona, Jerome and Verde Valley. Even the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater are day trips from here. The grounds were pleasant with a lovely waterfall and pond. We had a great time and hope you and your friends will have the opportunity of a similar great experience.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we very much look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Falling in love with AZ!

4.6 on December 31, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Desert Rose as part of a vacation from the holidays. The proximity to the areas major attractions is ideal. Don't be deterred by the lacklust neighborhood you drive through to reach the bed and breakfast. One inside the gates of the property, you will be greeted by a beautiful pack of Llamas and gracious hosts. The house offers LARGE rooms, cable TV in both the private and shared space, HUGE bathrooms, and beds so comfy you may not make breakfast! Breakfast is not overly ornate, but is prefect to power you through more sightseeing or other adventures. I would highly recommend the Desert Rose B & B.

Comfortable and accommodating!

4.2 on November 17, 2011

Our first experience with a B&B was a great one, thanks to the staff at Desert Rose. As we planned our trip (our destination was Verde Canyon Railroad), the staff kept in constant communications with us - sending us pictures of the very room we were going to be staying in, working out details of the railroad trip and answering all of our questions. They were very helpful in providing a very nice air-bed for my 5 year old son - it was ready when we got there. When the GPS said we were a quarter mile away and we were still in a sort of run down neighborhood, we thought maybe we had made a mistake. Our fears were quelled when we arrived at the Desert Rose. The grounds are well isolated from "the neighborhood" and the dwelling itself is set well back on the property. Once you pass through the gate, you feel much better. The grounds were well kept and my son went crazy for the resident llamas. Even the cats running around the property lent to the homey atmosphere. One of the staff greeted us and showed us around - made us feel right at home and answered all our questions. They got the information for our train ride to us promptly. The only complaint we had was the first night we stayed, we didn't know how to turn on the heat! I guess most people figure out that the "simulated fireplace" is also the heater, but we didn't until the morning. We found everything clean and operational - but be warned that this isn't the ultra-modern B&B you might see on TV. Others have reviewed it as

Innkeeper Response
It always makes us very happy to have first time B&B'ers and convert them into B&B lovers! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for taking the time to write trhis review. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

A big "Thank you" to Betty and Sebastian

4.4 on October 26, 2011

We just completed a three-night stay at Desert Rose B&B. We were extremely pleased with everything. Betty was a most pleasant host: friendly and extremely accomodating. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Our breakfasts were prepared very much to our satisfaction, healthy and better than we expected. We enjoyed the other guests and attractions around the area. Overall, we couldn't be more pleased and will definitely want to book directly and stay again if we make another trip to that area. Jeff and Pat J., Las Cruces, NM

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are very happy that you thoroughly envoyed yourselves whilst staying at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. As Innkeepers, it is most satisfying to us when guests enjoy their stay and notice our dedication to high customer service. We look forward to having you come stay with us again soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Awesome stay-Excellent personal service

4.0 on May 12, 2010

Wonderful bed! I slept beautifully. Breakfast was cooked to my order and was yummy!

Innkeeper Response
It has been said by most of our guests that have stayed with us that our beds are extremely comfortable. Even sometimes so much that we have had to extend the breakfast hours a little to accommodate late sleep ins! We do try to make a full breakfast when it is requested by guests, and are glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Desert Rose B and B

3.0 on April 19, 2010

Stayed here to avoid the pricey Sedona weekends and really relaxed. We loved the turkeys!!

Innkeeper Response
It was great to have you with us, please come back soon.

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Cozy getaway

3.8 on April 16, 2010

We needed a short break from our daily routine and this was a great place for it. Comfy bed, spacious and clean bathroom, walk in closet/dressing room and a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. We were met by Arizona high country winter weather, but didn't mind because we found lots to do in the surrounding area, and the two night stay was just right. With a new baby arriving just before our own arrival, Sebastian was able to greet us and make sure we had an enjoyable stay. I would go back there again. Would have been great to use the pool, and a hot tub would be wonderful, but warmer weather is just around the corner, and our stay was very pleasant despite that. JC, Tucson, AZ

Innkeeper Response
Yes the weather in the Verde Valley can change dramatically from day to day. You should come back these days, the forecast is for daily highs in the mid 80's, and SUNNY for at least the next ten days! We have our eye out for a hot tub... We surely agree that it would be a great addition to the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Wow! What a place!

5 on April 16, 2010

The Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast was a breath of fresh air! My stay was absolutely pleasant and the innkeepers (owners) were so very helpful. Sebastien even added oil to my car and checked my headlights to assure a safe trip home.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much. It was a fantastic pleasure having you stay with us, and it was my pleasure to top up your oil, our guests safety and enjoyment are two of our top priorities. Hope your drive back home was uneventful! Come back soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Pride for detail

4.6 on April 12, 2010

Just look at the photographs! Such a beautifully maintained property, inside and outside. Right from the beginning when i made initial contact, service, respect and care was paramount. Desert Rose BandB came highly recommended to us during our vacation and we tried our luck with making a last minute reservation, the night prior. Innkeepers were both VERY accommodating. Extremely knowledgeable with surrounding area [right down to PHoenix] and Sebastien has previous experience as a Travel Counselor. Breakfast is magnificently served with True Silverware Service and nutritiously provided by resident Turkeys. Delicious! Two comfortable living rooms provide ample space for taking it easy or watching some DVDs. Every sleeping quarters has a wonderfuly unique design and beauty. As an international flight attendant, many B and Bs have been visited and this, Desert Rose leads the Bed and Breakfast industry!! A thousand thank yous Sebastien and Betty!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an eloquent review. I am blushing! Guest satisfaction, respect and care is our TOP priority. Keeping the B&B very clean and the grounds well manicured are also two more of our top priorities. We hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again.

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

No disappointments

5 on April 06, 2010

My wife,son ,his wife ,two boys and I recently stayed a night at Desert Rose. It was everything we could have hoped for. Too bad we only had one night.Sebastian was a gracious host. He answered all our questions, prepared a great breakfast and even found a basketball and inflated it so the boys could shoot hoops. No negatives here. We will return as soon as possible. JJ Payne,Pickens, SC

Innkeeper Response
It was a great pleasure having the whole family here. The young ones were a treat! We really like having well behaved children stay with us, it puts a special buzz around the place! Please do return as soon as possible and maybe stay for a little longer next time; as you know, there are so many things to do within 15 minutes from the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast

4.0 on November 07, 2009

We stopped at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast as a last vacationing spot, before driving back across the country. It was a pleasant stay, and we felt welcome and comforable. Sebastien went out his way to help us with our sightseeing, and gave us a great advise. If we are ever lucky enough to make it back out to Arizona, we will definitely return!

Innkeeper Response
Hope your drive across the country was memorable yet without any glitches! Thank you very much for your kind remarks and we do hope that you come back soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Wonderful Getaway

5 on September 29, 2009

A delightful Country Estate Get away. All the amenities, with private well trimmed gardens, outdoor patio, waterfall, reading room, large screen television, spotless and well kept. It was a delight being there. Sebastien and Betty take care of your every need while you are in their B & B. House was spotless, rooms were clean and ready for company. Fresh towels, very comfortable atmosphere. Breakfast was on time, and very nice. They know the area well, and can help you to get where you need to go, without hassle. Shopping is close by, in case you forget something, we will visit them again.. Herman & Pam

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for the kind words. It was a great pleasure hosting you and we look forward to having the opportunity of hosting you again soon.

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

We will be back!

4.6 on September 13, 2009

The B&B was perfect for my 3 brothers and I. We stayed 3 nights and were well rested from a good nights sleep. The rooms were so relaxing and comfortable. Be sure to ask Sebastian to make his banana nut blueberry muffins for you. They are to die for! They are a great group of people and made us feel like family while staying there. Thank you for the wonderful accommodations during a difficult time. A Eggert-CO

Innkeeper Response
It was a great pleasure hosting the 4 of you. We are glad to have been able to make your stay a comfortable one during this difficult time for all of you. Hopefully we will get the chance of hosting you uunder different circumstances.

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

a great place to return to time and again

4.0 on September 08, 2009

We had the privilege of staying at Desert Rose in August 2009. What an elegant estate. We stayed here for 5 nights and wow, were we spoiled. From the very plush comfortable bed to the breathtaking views to the quiet suroundings. Sabastian and Betty are absolutely fabulous and just plain ruined us to stay any place else. They catered to our every need. From start to finish was top notch. We have already planned our next trip in October. We can't wait!!! See you soon gail & gerry

Wonderful 6 nights at the Desert Rose

5 on August 29, 2009

Our stay at the Desert Rose was great! We booked all the rooms and they were all great. Sebastian and Betty served us breakfast every morning. We enjoyed this very much and we felt pampered. The table always looked so very inviting the way they set it each morning. Each morning when we left for our adventures of the day, we stopped in Sedona for an iced latte. After this we did a lot of hiking in Sedona, followed by shopping in Sedona, Flagstaff, and Cottonwood. We discovered a beautiful lush creek area at Crescent Moon at the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona. We explored Bell Rock, Courthouse Rock, Spaceship Rock, Airport Vortex, and Boynton Canyon Vortex. All of these were an easy drive from the Desert Rose. At the end of each day we enjoyed a nice meal at various restaurants near Desert Rose before returning to our rooms. We had a great time and would return to Desert Rose without hesitation.

Innkeeper Response
It was a great pleasure hosting you. Hopefully we will have the opportunity of hosting you during your next Sedona/Verde Valley trip!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

A great getaway with or without the kids

4.0 on August 24, 2009

We recently spent two nights at Desert Rose B & B along with our 3 sons ages 6, 8 and 12! This was actually their favorite part of the trip as we travelled through different parts of Az for 8 days! They called it "Homey"! We were comfortable and loved the charm of our rooms, the various areas inside and out that we could sit and just enjoy our surroundings and each other's company! Be sure to visit Desert Rose; we are so glad we did!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for the kind words. We really try our best to provide a home away from home in a peaceful quiet setting, providing World Class Luxury at a Small Town Price!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

A great place with great service

5 on August 17, 2009

Easy to find location, beautiful estate, and a great host with attention for detail. Cottonwood is a decent place with a big department stores and good restaurants nearby. The area around the house is quiet, far away from big streets and in a calm neighborhood. The rooms are sufficiently large and clean, the beds are comfortable. The two rooms that we had shared a shower/bathroom, whereas the larger of the two had also a private toilet. The breakfast was delicious. We had as a family of 2 adults and 2 children a wonderful stay. I surely recommend this B&B to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
It was a great pleasure hosting and we look forward to your next visit!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Fantastic service and location

5 on August 12, 2009

I usually don't write reviews but it would be crime if I didn't share my experience at the Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast. My family and I, live in the Netherlands and were traveling the states on our big family vacation getaway. We absolutely loved and enjoyed our stay at Desert Rose!!!! The service and food were excellent. It is not easy traveling with children but we felt at home and were able to entertain the children and also find time to relax. It was lovely chatting with Betty and meeting Lola. Sebastien knew what questions to ask and went above and take of our needs!!!! Always full of ideas and good suggestions (very knowledgeable of the area). Good location and close to many attractions. We visited Montezuma's castle and Well, the Grand Canyon (only a 2 hr drive), Slide rock and red rock national parks, Jerome and Sedona. I would visit Desert Rose again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting this area of Arizona.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for taking to write such an elaborate and eloquent review. We try our best to make guests feel comfortable and at home in our B&B. Looking forward to hosting more people from the Netherlands soon!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Quaint B&B

4.0 on July 26, 2009

Very quaint B&B in beautiful rural setting. If you want to get away from the city, this is the place. Very relaxing, beautiful grounds, the hosts were very friendly. Great place to stay if you are going on the Verde Valley Railroad.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for the review, guest reviews are very important to us! As stated, we are very close to the Verde Canyon Railroad, provide world class accommodation at small town prices! We take great pride in our B&B and are particularly proud of our very well manicured flower beds and grounds!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Nice Find

4.4 on July 19, 2009

We were very pleased to find this B&B, so close to Sedona, yet reasonably priced. The owner made sure we were comfortable and the house and grounds were great. Loved the pet turkeys outside! Good base for visiting Jerome also.

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure having you here and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Thanks!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Perfect Getaway........

5 on July 12, 2009

My first experience to a bed and breakfast, and a perfect getaway from the Tucson valley. The community of Cottonwood puts to 20 miles in any direction to relax and experience the abundant Verde Valley, Sedona, Clarkdale, and Jerome. Sebastian, Betty and daughter Lola are wonderful hosts that we look forward to visiting with again....with friends too! David

Innkeeper Response
We are very glad to have made your first experience a great one which I am sure all Inkeepers will appreciate. Please do come again and bring ALL your friends! Have a fantastic day!

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

Relaxing home away from home

5 on July 05, 2009

What a wonderful stay we had at the Desert Rose B&B! Sebastian and Betty were wonderful hosts and saw to our every need. At night it was like coming home and a great place to relax. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms sparkling clean and well decorated. This was our first experience at a B&B and they have set the bar VERY high! This property is also convenient to all of the area attractions and still has a nice rural, relaxing feel. Loved it! Will do it again! Already I have recommended it to several friends. Margaret

Innkeeper Response
Again, glad to have made a first experience a great one. Our main goal is to make sure that every guests stay is at least a good one if not an awesome one! Hopefully we did not set the bar so high that we cannot attain it during your next stay! Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future and also hosting your friends. I can assure that we will take as good care of them as we did of you. Your home away from home! (Without all the chores!)

- Sebastien (innkeeper)

A rose in the desert!

4.2 on July 04, 2009

The level of personal service and friendliness at this B&B is unsurpassed. We stayed two nights in the mid sized room and were delighted to find other friendly guests with whom to enjoy meals and conversation. The room was very comfortable and quiet....away from the bustle of Sedona.. and close to other attractions as well such as the Verde Valley Railway. I slept like a log and we would stay again in a heartbeat!

Beautiful grounds. Secluded area.

5 on June 05, 2009

Just outside Clarksdale on the Jerome-Sedona-Prescott loop. A short drive to the Verde Canyon Railroad. Large rooms in a home recently coverted to a B&B. Very friendly host. Recommended.

Cottonwood, AZ gem

5 on June 05, 2009

Spent a very enjoyable and wonderful Memorial Day weekend at the Desert Rose B&B in Cottonwood, AZ. Sebastian and his wife have done an outstanding job with this property and are just the best hosts! Rooms are very clean and accomodating, the service makes you feel so much at home, and their location is ideally suited for many activities in the area, e.g. wine tasting, hiking, close proximity to Sedona, state parks, etc. We highly recommend the Desert Rose - thoroughly enjoyable!!


5 on May 25, 2009

We just spent 3 nights at the Desert Rose, and absolutley loved it! Sebastien, Betty and Little Ms Lola are great!! The turkeys are very cool. We stayed in the full size room and it was worth every penny. Enjoyed reading outside and inside. The grounds are beautiful. The food was outstanding. The wine was great. Please call Sebastien before booking on line. He is great at what he does, and will be a great success. Leonard & Shaaron Stowers

Wonderful stay!

5 on May 21, 2009

We stayed at the Desert Rose for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Our room was ready for us when we arrived. It was bright, spacious and clean. Our hosts were welcoming and organized. We brought our bikes with us and spent a few mornings enjoying the bike trails nearby. We also spent one day doing a wine tour at a few local wineries. Sophie Myre - Toronto, Canada

Great, comfortable place to stay!

4.6 on May 15, 2009

We stayed in the 'compact' room, which really is quite spacious! It's a beautiful house, tastefully decorated and easy to get to! The host was very friendly and accommodating and asked the right questions to ensure guests were comfortable. I would recommend Desert Rose without hesitation!

great place to stay

4.4 on May 06, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Desert Rose. The room was very nice & homey. It is close to everything in the Verde Valley. The hosts are great and the grounds are beautiful. Very relaxing place to stay.

very nice B&b

5 on May 03, 2009

pleasant place, great hosts, lost to see around !


4.0 on May 03, 2009

The Desert Rose is a great, relaxing serene place to stay which is centrally located and close to Sedona, Jerome and all the Verde Valley has to offer.

Very Relaxing Atmosphere

4.0 on April 26, 2009

Enjoyed our stay here ... if you like a place that has a great outdoor space as well as in, you'll like the desert rose ... feels homey, and resort-ish both at once ... LW, Michigan April 2009

Desert Rose Bed and Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $99 - $169
  • Reviews (81) 4.6
  • Rooms 3
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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