Have you always wanted to explore the art galleries and natural red rock formations in Sedona, Arizona, but thought the luxury hotels there were out of your price range? Just for today, Groupon is making Sedona more affordable. Today’s Groupon travel deal offers two weekend nights at the Sedona Rouge Resort and Spa for just $299.

You must purchase your Groupon by 3am EDT tomorrow (August 17, 2011) and there are certain dates that are excluded from the deal. Make sure to read the fine print before you purchase your Groupon. Once you have your Groupon, you simply call the resort to make your reservation. In addition to Friday and Saturday night accommodations, the deal includes a 60-minute spa treatment for one and a $25 dining credit in the hotel restaurant. Taxes are additional.

There are also similar deals for staying two nights Sunday through Thursday ($249) and for staying three nights ($498.)

About the Sedona Rouge Resort and Spa

The Sedona Rouge Resort and Spa is located in the heart of Sedona, surrounded by the dramatic red rocks that make this area so remarkable. All 87 guest rooms include free wireless Internet access as well as small refrigerators, plush bathrobes to use while you’re at the resort, and 32″ flat-screen television sets. Facilities at the resort include a heated, outdoor swimming pool, a full spa, a fitness studio, an observation deck for red rock viewing and a restaurant that serves southwest-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About Sedona

Sedona, located in north-central Arizona is a magical place. The red sandstone rock formations that surround the town have inspired artists and writers for generations. Sedona is home to an interesting collection of art galleries and artist studios as well as an annual film festival. It’s the kind of place you can do everything or relax and do nothing at all.

Sample Airfares

If you don’t live within driving distance of Sedona, the nearest airport is located in Flagstaff, about 19 miles away. Current roundtrip airfares to Flagstaff include Chicago/O’Hare Airport $394, Los Angeles $274, Denver $216 and Dallas/Ft Worth $340. You can save even more by flying into Phoenix and driving two hours north to Sedona.

Please note: airfares are tricky things and are subject to change without notice. The prices quoted are valid at this writing and require a Saturday night stay. Taxes are additional.

This sounds like a PERFECT weekend vacation for those of you who are lucky enough to live within driving distance of Sedona!  Has anyone vacationed there before?

 A Weekend of Luxury in Sedona for $299