Charlene K retailer: Enchantment Resort
No one knows when the first humans arrived in Boynton Canyon, but this magnificent setting is part of the creation story told by the elders from various Arizona tribes. Ancient waters that covered the Southwest left behind incredible red rocks, which attracted long-ago people to this enchanting area.
Homesteader John Boeington, whose name became associated with the canyon, was only one of the early settlers. Miners, ranchers and Native Americans who struggled to survive in the region were all drawn by the natural pageantry of the breathtaking red rock walls.
After Boeington left, other owners included a Montana rancher, Western novelist Zane Grey’s literary secretary, a mid-century resident who built a 9,000-square-foot mansion, and eventually tennis legend John Gardiner with plans for a hotel in Sedona…