Our respect goes deep.
Standing guard at the entrance to Boynton Canyon, the resort honors the long-ago people who called this region home.
Boynton Canyon lies at the heart of Northern Arizona’s Red Rock Country.
The canyon has long been known as a place of spiritual inspiration and healing. According to Yavapai-Apache legend, it is where First Woman — with the sun and rain gods — restored the tribe to their long-cherished land. This vivid landscape was and is home to a variety of Native American tribes including the Hopi, Yavapai, Apache and Navajo.
The land, in combination with the wisdom and traditions of the peoplewho lived and live here, inspired the establishment of the NativeAmerican Program at Enchantment. It is an ongoing initiative aimed ataccurately and respectfully presenting aspects of Native Americanhistory and culture in ways consistent with tribal values andtraditions.
TRADITIONS. HERITAGE. CULTURE.
The resort’s adobe architecture was designed to evoke the ancient cliff dwellings that were once temporary homes to native tribes. To pay tribute to the area’s rich heritage and culture, a thoughtful and diverse program of guest experiences has been developed in concert with local Native American tribes.
These guest experiences include performers and participants from area tribes whose elders have approved their participation as a way to educate and inform others regarding their history and culture. In addition, Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment offers treatments and experiences that incorporate Native American influences and healing elements.
Cluture and beyond.
Film Presentations: Twice weekly, the resort presents “Che Ah Chi: The History of Boynton Canyon,” a 30-minute documentary that offers an intriguing look at the canyon though the oral history and wisdom of tribal elders and geological experts. View Clip
Apache Teachings: Native teachers share traditional knowledge of Boynton Canyon and dispel myths surrounding the site. Walk to the Ruins: An exploration of the teachings and history of Boynton Canyon’s first inhabitants during a walk to the archaeological ruins they left behind
Native American Flute: A visiting performer plays traditional melodies and expounds on Native American culture through songs handed down from elders.
Medicine Walk: A guided walk through the resort’s grounds with an Apache elder who describes the healing properties of various regional plants and trees
Solstice Celebrations: Hosted annually, a week-long series of events that includes a solstice orientation. Past celebrations have included Hopi Corn Dancers, Apache Crown Dancers, Apache guitar performances, Medicine Wheel walks and Native American cooking demonstrations.
Camp Coyote: Designed to educate and entertain children ages 4-12 years, this program includes Native American-inspired arts and crafts such as weaving dream catchers and rhythm drumming. Learn More
Enchantment honors the history of Boynton Canyon. From the ancient waters that created incredible red rock walls, to the long-ago tribes who revered this sacred setting, from the miners and homesteaders and Native Americans who lived and worked here, to the 21st-century people who appreciate Boynton Canyon's fascinating history and archaeology, discover our engaging documentary shows what makes the home of Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa such a remarkable site.