Creekside Inn is located on 3 quiet wooded acres and Oak Creek runs through the property yet it is easy walking distance to Gallery Row in Sedona and just 3/4 of a mile from uptown Sedona.
The area the Inn is situated in was one of the earliest settlements in Sedona, circa 1902. Under the Inn is the basement of one of the first homes built in Sedona. The Structure of the current Inn was built in 1988 but totally remodeled as a Bed and Breakfast in 1995. Next door stands the original Sedona dairy, which has been remodeled as a private residence. The original river rock stonework can still be seen on the sides of the building.
The Inn is perfect for a quiet getaway or as the home base for a Northern Arizona vacation. Guests can catch brown or rainbow trout in the creek, relax on the porch, take a short walk to Marg’s Draw Trail head for a brisk hike, walk to galleries and restaurants or just find a secluded spot to read or watch nature on one of the many benches located throughout the property.
About the Innkeepers
With a passion for traveling that has carried them to bed-and-breakfasts in some of the world’s most popular locations such as Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Asia, the Caribbean and the U.K., Mark and Tammy Charlesworth are certainly no strangers to the hospitality industry-especially from the point of view of the visitor. The couple’s unique perspective on the “visitor experience,” along with their meticulous attention to providing first-class service at every level, becomes abundantly evident the instant you step inside Creekside Inn, where they have been the innkeepers since early 2001.
Born in St. Albans, England, Mark’s career as a marketing and business executive with such corporations as DuPont and Intel eventually brought him to Huntington Beach, CA, where he met his wife Tammy, who was working as a cosmetologist. Since being married, the two have lived on both the east and west coasts while raising their three children, identical twins Tristan and Jeffrey, and daughter Christina. They also have a white German Shepherd named Opal.
Mark counts among his interests fast cars and golf. Tammy, in addition to her devotion as a mom, is very involved in arts and crafts (a talent which she has passed onto their children) and has studied gourmet cooking with Chef Patrick.
Upon retiring from Intel in early 2001, Mark and Tammy relocated their family from Scottsdale, AZ to Sedona and became the innkeepers of Creekside Inn. Since then they have put all their children through Sedona Red Rock High School, the boys Tristan and Jeffery, have graduated ASU and the daughter Christina, is at ASU.