CONVENIENT HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
We have negotiated discounted rates with two hotels that are very,
very close to the Sedona Creative Life Center (SCLC), the event site
The Blast, and
right next to what is probably the best shopping area in Sedona (Tlaquepaque
area) with numerous restaurants, new age stores, and gift shops.
These hotels are a 2-3 minute drive from the SCLC event site. Since
this will be peak season, these rates are discounted compared with
what you could otherwise get in September.
The hotels we highly recommend (at discounted rates) are the King's
Ransom Sedona Hotel, for $99/night before taxes and fees, or
Sedona Motel, which
has rooms at either $79.95, $89.95, or $110/night before taxes
and fees. Most
people will be staying at the King's Ransom, but there are a small
number of rooms available at the Sedona Motel as well. Both are very
nice locations, though neither is an exceptionally high luxury location.
You can hold your reservation right away by calling
the hotel and simply giving a credit card number;
your card will not be charged. To get
the best room, we recommend making your reservation as soon as possible;
the King's Ransom rates will also expire on August 15th. When
you make your reservation, be sure to tell them that you are
Blast Astrology Conference," and make sure you are getting the
rate quoted above. If there is any problem with getting your room
or getting the above rate, please contact us right away.
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE HOTEL TO THE EVENT SITE
The Sedona Creative Life Center (SCLC) is not a hotel, so everyone
will be staying offsite and driving 2-3 minutes from the above hotels
to stay at a different hotel). We strongly encourage carpooling,
and there should be ample opportunity to share rides from the above
to the SCLC. Walking to and
from the SCLC is not possible because it is along a busy road with
no sidewalk, and therefore dangerous.
ROOMATES AND CARPOOLING
You can go here to post
requests for roommates and carpools, or you can contact us directly
and let us know if
share a room or ride, or looking for a roommate or carpool. Our contact
info is to the left. Also,
see the note titled "SHUTTLE" below.
You can rent a room for yourself or try to find a roommate
of us will be staying at the King's Ransom (although there
option, see below), which is about a 2-3 minute
drive to the event site. Before taxes, it's $99/night
(this rate expires on August 15th), and if they do not give you
this rate call us at 1-866-673-5693 and let us know, because
give you that
rate. Tell them you're with the Blast for the special rate: http://www.kingsransomsedona.com/ The
rooms here are very nice, as the hotel has just recently
been remodeled, although they are a bit small. You
can see from the website how the rooms have
patios and outdoor views, and are built around a
large swimming pool
and hot tub area. Their phone number is 800-846-6164.
The outdoor area is nice, and the temperature should be appropriate
for swimming during the day. They are updating their wifi internet
access, and should have it available in all rooms by September.
There is an exercise room here. Amenities
small refrigerators, irons, and hair driers, HBO/Cable,
and are all non-smoking.
option that is also a 2-3 minute drive from the event site
(and a little closer to a major shopping area) is the Sedona
Motel. The rooms here are either $79.95, $89.95, or $110
before taxes--depending on the type of room. Make sure
you tell them that you are with the Blast and that
you get that rate. This
hotel is close to a major intersection,
but the rooms are a bit bigger and the rooms also come with
the King's Ransom, but also have a safe in each room.
Wireless access is not likely to be available here, although
dialup is possible. The number of
rooms available here are much more limited, so
if you plan to stay here, we suggest making your reservation
as soon as possible. Their number is 1 877-828-7187. Their
website is http://www.thesedonamotel.com/
are of course welcome to make your own arrangements
to stay somewhere else in Sedona, but we highly recommend
either of these two hotels since they are very
close, nice, and very affordable for the season. In case you
is, by law, no camping allowed in the town of Sedona. If
you want to see about making resevations elsewhere, Sedona Central
Reservations can help you find a hotel that suites your desires
and budget: 800-445-4128 or 928-282-1518 http://sedondacentralreservations.com
Most people, by far, will want to fly in and out of Phoenix
Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which
is about a two-hour drive from Sedona. However, Horizon
now flies directly between Flagstaff and Los Angeles, so you
might want to look into flights going to Flagstaff as well (especially
on the West coast), since Flagstaff is about an hour from Sedona
with a very nice, scenic
drive through Oak Creek Canyon. There is also a shuttle service
going between Flagstaff and Sedona (see below).
you are renting a car, you might want to see if someone
else is looking
AND CARPOOLING" above). If you are looking for a
ride to Sedona, also
the forum to see if anyone is offering that. Another
option is to take a shuttle. (see below).
If you would rather not rent a car, you can just take
a shuttle to and from the Phoenix airport. The
round-trip price with Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle is $80 ($10 off,
which is a
special Blast Conference rate), or the one-way price is $50.
They can take you to our main conference-sponsored hotels. When
you call them at 928-282-2066, be sure to tell them
with The Blast to see about the discounted rate.
Their website is: http://www.sedona-phoenix-shuttle.com/
shuttle company option, just in case the above isn't
available at the time you need to go: Ace-Xpress Shuttle:
They can pick you up at different spots. Cost:
one way and $109 roundtrip. Call 1-800-336-2239 for
might also just want to take the shuttle one-way from Phoenix
to Sedona and then check with us once you
are at The Blast to
see if you can find a ride back to Sedona, since many people
will have rental cars.
you fly into Flagstaff, there is also a Shuttle
down to Sedona for $30 one-way. It seems like a more Mom
andPop type operation, so be sure to call them in advance
to schedule and confirm a reservation.
Once you are in Sedona, you will not be able to get
around on foot, so if you take a Shuttle,
you will want to find others to carpool with to get
Sedona for food, as well as to get to and
from The Blast at
the Sedona Creative Life Center. See
the section about "ROOMATES AND CARPOOLING" above.
WHEN TO ARRIVE AND DEPART
The conference starts early in the morning on Tuesday, September
16th and goes until about 6:30 pm on Sunday, September 21st.
Because we start early in the morning, you definitely want to
arrive in Sedona by at least the night before your first day
here, as it takes an additional two hours to drive to Sedona
from the Phoenix airport. Keep in mind that it takes about two
hours to get
four hours before your flight home.
The average daytime temperatures at this time of year
give a high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit and a nightly
low of 58 degrees. The humidity is, of course, typically
low. Be prepared for the possibility of hot weather
or cool nights, and be sure to drink plenty of water!