The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, Arizona, 85377, USA

One of the country's top resorts—and one of the few with an all-organic approach—hides amid hill-size, 12-million-year-old granite boulders and the lush Sonoran Desert. Casitas snuggled against the rocks have exposed log-beam ceilings and curved, pueblo-style half walls. Each has a patio with a view, a wood-burning fireplace, and a spacious bathroom with deep soaking tub. An upscale mall, el Pedregal Marketplace, adjoins the resort, and there are two golf courses. The Waldorf Astoria spa is one of the best in the state.

PROS

  • remote desert getaway
  • in the center of Cave Creek and Carefree shopping, events, and activities

CONS

  • on-site dining is priced above average
  • minimum 45-minute drive to Phoenix attractions

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Romantic, Service
Intimate
Remote
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 480-488–9009 | 888-579–2631

HOTEL DETAILS

160 casitas, 61 villas and haciendas
Rate Includes: No meals

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