The Arabella Hotel is named for Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly, the namesake of our beautiful town and a warm-hearted pioneer woman who came to Arizona Territory with her husband Theodore Carlton (TC) Schnebly in 1901. The Schnebly’s planted orchards along Oak Creek and hosted early tourists in the area that is now known as Sedona. You will find a statue of Sedona Arabella Schnebly in the main lobby of the Resort.
Our property was also built on the land that was home to the original Sedona Lodge and Sedona Soundstage – both created for the production of many Western movies that were filmed here in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Legendary actors including John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Henry Fonda, James Stewart and Marlon Brando all filmed movies in Sedona. Our Resort was also formerly known as The King’s Ransom Inn in the mid 60s, in reference to Elvis’ vast collection of lavish jewelry and embellished costumes. You can visit The Sedona Heritage Museum in Up Town to learn more about the history of our charming town.