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The Stone House

In 1901, Theodore Carlton Schnebly left Missouri and headed west. In 1902, he made the area that we know as Sedona his home. The area was named after his lovely wife Sedona Schnebly (because the Postmaster General in Washington, D.C. decided the names  “Oak Creek Crossing” and “Schnebly Station” were too long).

Their restored home is on the grounds of the Los Abrigados Resort and Spa. Oak Creek, which flows from the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff and runs through Los Abrigados, was used by Schnebly as a water source for his farm. The Owenby Irrigation Ditch, established in 1902, still runs in front of the historic Stone House on the property. It was not far from there that Schnebly opened Sedona’s first hotel, a 10 room two-story building that included a general store and post office. You can actually spend the night in the “Stone House,” the Schneblys original home, for what most of us would call a small fortune. I’m sure it is quite different from the house the Schnebly’s inhabited. It features a full kitchen, large living room and dining room, beds for six, fireplace, and sitting room. The Stone House’s master bedroom even has a Jacuzzi!

That all sounds very luxurious, but the idea of living in a simple stone house like this with beautiful red rock formations springing up from the earth all around appeals to me even more. Put that hammock from Saturday a few feet away, and I think I might have an idea what heaven is like.

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8 responses

  1. Yea, a hammock, sunshine, a cool breeze, nothing but the sound of birds…

    May 2, 2011 at 4:07 AM

  2. I didn’t realize this house existed. Thanks for enlightening me. Rather than staying there, I would rather have another drive up Schnebly Hill Road from the floor of the canyon to the top of the rim. One of the most beautiful, if not treacherous, drives I’ve ever made.

    May 2, 2011 at 4:33 AM

  3. Beautiful, I wouldn’t mind living there for a bit. I think the name Sedona is much better than the other ones!! xxoo

    May 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM

  4. What a gorgeous stone house! I would love to be there…

    May 2, 2011 at 12:57 PM

  5. lord it does sound like heaven…i so want a stone house…beautiful

    May 2, 2011 at 4:56 PM

  6. I love that house!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:01 PM

  7. Wouldn’t this stone house in the mountains with the original primitive trappings be just as lovely. It is beautiful. Shall we all start collecting rocks. MB

    May 3, 2011 at 7:03 AM

  8. Nancy

    Okay, if six of us get together from our little blogging world how would it cost each of us???? Just sayin’.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:28 AM