The Boulders

34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ, USA

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  • Service19
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Hotel Description

Seldom have nature and high tech come together so flawlessly. Camouflaged amidst jaw-dropping 12 million year old rock configurations silhouetted against the Arizona desert sky, Boulders is a hippie camp gone super-luxe. It's for those with a burning desire to commune with the desert and spirits of the Native Americans, but who can't let go of their Gucci glasses or their stocked wine cellars.

Casitas are shadowy adobe structures that seem to be carved out of the rocks themselves. The interiors mirror the desert's soft, endless slopes — wooden beamed floors, shapeless leather sofas, whitewashed walls and fireplaces with rounded corners, and terracotta tiles the color of sand. There are even cacti scattered about to make the illusion complete. At night, the jackals and owls sing you to sleep. And don't be surprised to find a desert wren or a chameleon perched on your towel rack.

Boulders is suited to the active and the lazy alike. The sedentary can lounge outside drinking margaritas and listening out for the occasional bird call. For the more actively inclined, there are heavy-duty aerobics classes, yoga, tennis, riding, golf, and rock climbing. Warning, it can get pretty hot here — Arizona in the summer is ninety-plus if you're lucky, over a hundred on average. Rooms are air-conditioned, but outside is a different story. Golfers have it easy, as their carts are equipped with misting sprays. For the rest of you, we can only recommend that you hydrate. But no matter what your activities during the day, the new spa is a necessary stop at the end of it.

There is an unmistakable New Age aura about the Boulders so if communing, chakras, and crystals give you a headache, you might want to give it a miss. But rest assured that every aspect at the Boulders—whether it's the Frette sheets on your bed, the ostrich steak on the menu, or the Vichy shower in the spa—is top-notch. For the ultimate Boulders experience, you must take a night hike. Equipped with the $2,500 night-glasses, you will get a unique insight into the desert's nightlife and at that moment, you will truly feel one with nature.

How to get there: The Boulders Resort is approximately a 50 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 160 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Daily resort fee of $29 on Casitas, Sonoran Casitas, and Boulders suites, and $33 on One, Two and Three Bedroom Pueblo Villas and Two and Three Bedroom Hacienda Villas. The resort fee includes: guestroom high-speed internet access, daily newspaper, valet parking, resort transportation and all gratuities (excluding Food , Beverage and Spa). This fee also includes a daily membership to the Golden Door Spa which allows access to the spa pool, niwa, sauna, steam room, O'Furo, fitness center, fitness classes and Golden Door Spa café. Primary guest must be 21 to check-in.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Standard Room- 1 King Bed

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  • Executive Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD library
    • DVD player
    • espresso machine
    • Ferragamo bath amenities
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds and is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    • carpeted floor
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    • stand up shower
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  • Boulder Casita- 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    • arm chair
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    • central air conditioning
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    • minifridge
    • Patio or balcony
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
    • wood fireplace
  • Casita- 2 Double Beds

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    This room features 2 Double Beds and is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • Patio or balcony
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • 2 Double Mobility/Hearing Accessible

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    This room features 2 Double Beds and is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD library
    • DVD player
    • espresso machine
    • Ferragamo bath amenities
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • Casita

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • Patio or balcony
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
    • wood fireplace
    • working desk
  • Casita - Accessible

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    This room is approximately 550 ft²/51 m².
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    • flat panel television
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  • Executive Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 1100 ft²/102 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
    • wet bar
    • wood fireplace
  • One Bedroom Pueblo Villa- 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 1400 ft²/130 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
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    • patio
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wood fireplace
  • Two Bedroom Saguaro Villa

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    This room is approximately 1800 ft²/167 m².
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    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wood fireplace
  • Two Bedroom Ocotillo Villa

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    This room features 2 King Beds and is approximately 1800 ft²/167 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
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    • patio
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    • stand up shower
    • wood fireplace
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  • Three Bedroom Ocotillo Villa

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    This room is approximately 2200 ft²/204 m².
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  • Three Bedroom Saguaro Villa

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  • Two Bedroom Luxury Hacienda Residence

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    • soaking tub
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Daily resort fee of $29 on Casitas, Sonoran Casitas, and Boulders suites, and $33 on One, Two and Three Bedroom Pueblo Villas and Two and Three Bedroom Hacienda Villas. The resort fee includes: guestroom high-speed internet access, daily newspaper, valet parking, resort transportation and all gratuities (excluding Food , Beverage and Spa). This fee also includes a daily membership to the Golden Door Spa which allows access to the spa pool, niwa, sauna, steam room, O'Furo, fitness center, fitness classes and Golden Door Spa café. Primary guest must be 21 to check-in.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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