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The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

  • 34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr. Map It
  • Carefree
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Remote desert getaway
  • In the center of Cave Creek and Carefree shopping, events, and activities


  • On-site dining is priced above average
  • Minimum 45-minute drive to Phoenix attractions

Updated 05/22/2014

Fodor's Review

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.

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Hotel Information


34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, Arizona, 85377, United States

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480-488–9009; 888-579–2631

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 160 casitas, 61 villas and haciendas
  • No meals

Updated 05/22/2014


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