There is an old saying,

"God created the Grand Canyon, but he lives in Sedona."

One trip to Sedona and you know it has to be true.

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Celebrities In Sedona?

I am sure as you are visiting Sedona you will hear of all the celebrities that lived or still live in Sedona. I know we have heard many over the years. Lucille Ball's old house, Nick Cage, Johnny Depp, Madonna, the list goes on.

Timeshare sales people like to glamorize the area as do the jeep tour drivers. Makes for some good conversation and makes Sedona even more appealing. Like it needs any help!

On one trip we had a women that was working in the Robert Shields Studio at the Y (which is now out of business) tell us that Nick Cage came in and was ordering his furniture for his home that was in escrow.

We later found out that he actually does love Sedona and often came to Sedona to vacation when he was married to Lisa Marie Presley. He wanted to have a home in Sedona and was even in escrow for a home in an exclusive area near the airport but we were told that at the last minute he dropped out of escrow. He wanted to own the airspace above his home and that can't be sold. I don't think he would have lived in Sedona full time anyway as Nick Cage is one of the Celebs that likes to collect homes as a hobby.

On the same trip we were told that the monster house by the chapel was Nick Cage's, Johhny Depp and then finally we were told it was the Dr. who invented the laser for Lasik eye surgery and he is from Romania.

We've been told "Madonna lives over there", or "the green house you see on the side of the hill by Snoopy rock was Lucille Ball's house".

With so many conflicting stories, who knows what the truth is. But chances are if it is coming out of timeshare person's mouth, then there is a good chance it is not true.

A few old time celebs lived in Sedona full-time in recent past. Actor Donald O’Connor and actress Sean Young lived in Sedona until O’Connor died in 2003. He was 78 when he passed and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood. Ms. Young, who appeared in “Blade Runner” and “No Way Out,” moved back to LA Canifornia a few years ago.

There was also a dancer named Ann Miller that has a second home in Sedona but lived in Beverly Hills until her death in 2004.

Now it is true that many celebs pass through the town. I have seen pictures on the wall of restaurants and hotels. Nick Cage, Johnny Depp,Bob Dylan, Mike Tyson,Oprah, Muhammad Ali, and Regis Philbin,Lisa Marie Presley, Nick Nolte and Martha Stewart and more.

Oprah and Gayle's "Big Adventure" took them to Sedona in the Summer of 2006. Oprah also said "The best part of this road trip for me was getting a chance to see the beauty of this country," Oprah says. "It really is incredible. I have to say that after we got to Sedona, it was like a breath of fresh air."With the windows rolled down, the smell of pine trees fills the car. They even stop for a "Kodak moment" to take pictures of the mountains. "Now this was worth the trip," Oprah says."

While they were in town they stopped to look for a grocery store because Oprah said " there is no place to eat in this town". They found the local health food store ( New Frontiers) and stocked up on organic bananas, Fuji apples, yogurt and green tea.


While many films were made in Sedona, the recent filming's are less frequent. When the Westerns were popular back in John Wayne's day, Sedona was a frequent back drop for the pictures.

If you are looking to run into a Celeb while in Sedona maybe plan a trip to Sedona during the Sedona Film Festival. Celebs might be spotted then. (Late Feb-March)Either that or stay at the Enchantment Resort. They might stay there and enjoy the spa and the healing treatments.

If any celebs are living in Sedona, their house was probably bought by their production company or a blind trust and none of us would know it anyway. Plus, when they probably come to town it's to relax and most likely would not want to run to town to hang out with the tourists, so they wouldn't be spotted anyway.

So forget the celebs and just enjoy this jewel in the desert yourself. It's one of the best places you can escape into nature and find peace.


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