Prepare Your Trip


We are located in the high desert with a 4,500 feet altitude. Typical desert weather is warm or hot in the day, with cooler temperatures at night. Our rainy season is in July and August when short, heavy monsoon rains occur throughout the day. Year-round we recommend sun protection and light layers to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day.

What to Bring

We highly recommend comfortable, relaxed clothing for easy movement. Layering, even in the summer months, is recommended to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day and night. In addition, we recommend you pack:

  • A swimsuit for our Jacuzzi and pool – Pool under renovation until Spring 2024.
    We supply pool towels, which are self-served. Coin laundry and dryers are also available onsite
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairdryer
  • Body lotion and sunblock/sun protection
  • Water bottle

Arrival + Departure

The most convenient airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor.

Check-in is at 4:00 p.m.
Check-out is at 12 noon

Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat doesn’t allow day visits except during our Day Visit, which is held normally on Saturdays and requires a reservation. In our ever-increasing effort to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our guests, our Day Visit is currently unavailable. If you are interested in visiting us, please make an appointment by just filling out the form below or contacting the welcome center at welcome@sedonamagoretreat.org.

Guest Guidelines

  • We ask for shoes to be removed before entering our meeting rooms. We recommend bringing shoes that can be taken easily on and off.
  • To maintain an environment conducive for meditation, our casitas do not have televisions or phones in them.
  • Verizon, we have found, provides the best reception in our high altitude. 
  • We are an alcohol and smoke-free facility.
  • No meat is allowed on the premises.
  • We offer pescatarian and vegetarian meals and accommodate guests with major food allergies. If you have questions please contact the welcome center.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the Welcome Center Lounge, which is open 24-hours.

Location + Getting Here

Sedona Mago is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Phoenix and the Grand Canyon.

The most convenient airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor. Visit driving directions or the shuttle information page for information on how to get to Sedona Mago from Phoenix.

Please be aware that if using a GPS, it may lead you to Forest Service Road 525, which passes through the private property of our neighbors.

Do NOT use 525.

Input 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 on your GPS to get directions to the correct turn-off and take Bill Gray Road (761). The retreat center is located about 10.8 miles from 700 N Bill Gray Road. It is about a 30-minute drive up the dirt road.

We also offer a Travel Guide that provides a printable version with practical information such as weather and recommendations for packing.