15 Romantic Getaways in Rural Arizona
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to book a romantic stay for you and your loved one. Thankfully we live in a state full of uniquely beautiful getaways.
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Check out this list of 15 hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and cottages that are nestled in the landscapes of rural Arizona.
1. Peaceful Treasure in Quaint Shopping District
Copper City Inn - Bisbee, AZ
Copper City Inn is located on the quiet end of the Bisbee, a few steps from the shops and restaurants of Arizona's historic business district, nestled into the side of Tombstone Canyon. They offer three quiet, relaxing rooms each decorated in a different style. Mary Jane Colter room is Art deco, the Louie de Bisbee room is French antique, and the Warren Suite - equip with a completely stocked full kitchen - is Mission Arts & Crafts. Each room has french doors leading to a balcony with table and chairs.
2. Historic Flair with Modern Personality
Tavern Hotel - Cottonwood, AZ
Euro Style with ten exquisite guestrooms and 2 luxury penthouses in Old Town Cottonwood's dining, shopping and entertainment district in the heart of the Verde Valley, Arizona. This boutique hotel has only deluxe accommodations. The hotel was originally built in 1925 as a grocery store and was a center of activity in Old Town Cottonwood. The historic building was preserved and the hotel was completed in 2011 with the goal of exceeding all travelers' expectations.
3. Energy Conscious Inn
The McKenzie Inn Bed & Breakfast - Eloy, AZ
If you are interested in taking a weekend away in the country, The McKenzie Inn is sure to please you. Located on Lucky Nickel Ranch in Pinal County Arizona, you’ll find it amidst cotton fields, hay bales, and surrounded by clean fresh air on a small scale organic vegetable farm. Owners Michael and Pani McKenzie have designed and built the Inn with the most current engineering technology. This example of energy conservation for a green building combined with modern comforts is a testament of affordable luxury. A gourmet three course breakfast, homemade baked breads and cookies await each guest.
4. A Mountain's Dream
Dream Manor Inn - Globe, AZ
Perched high above Globe, on a hill in the lovely Arizona Sonoran Desert, you will find your perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of busy lives. Enjoy this beautiful Arizona Boutique Resort with mountain views, waterfall, gardens, and a spectacular four-story observation tower. You might spot wildlife like deer, javelina, rabbits, squirrels, and a variety of birds like eagles and quail. Relax with a massage or take a dip in the new pool and spa. Our unique 20-room resort has a variety of different rooms to choose from. Located just minutes from downtown Globe and Apache Gold Casino and Golf course.
5. Elegant Schoolhouse
Noftsger Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast - Globe, AZ
Built as a school in 1907, this majestic Bed & Breakfast is filled with rustic elegance & framed by mining era houses. The guest rooms are carefully appointed with private collection of mining era antiques & art. Original chalkboards in the guest rooms are "decorated" with comments from past guests. The front rooms provide a panoramic view of the ruggedly beautiful Pinal Mountains. Rear rooms face the Old Dominion Mine, offering a picturesque view of historic mining operations. Elementary school classrooms in a previous era, guest rooms today are unusually spacious, each with a sitting area and private bathroom. The Noftsger Hill Inn stands high above the Cobre Valley in the shadow of the Old Dominion Mine, - a monolithic monument to miner, academic & architect.
6. Creek-Side Luxury
Junipine Resort - Sedona, AZ
Located eight miles north of Sedona on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek, Junipine Resort offers individually decorated one and two bedroom creekhouses that accommodate up to six adults. Each Sedona Villa style creekhouse is situated in a very private, wooded environment. Select from a secluded forest view, or an expansive creek view; with a private hot tub on your back deck, if you so choose.
7. Nature-Lover's Cabin
Lakeside AZ Cabin - Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
Located in beautiful Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, this cabin is a perfect getaway for families or a small group get-together; accomodating up to nine guests. The split floor plan also features a wood burning fireplace, front and back covered patios, and many beautiful windows. The cabin in within minutes to several lakes, hiking trails, horseback riding, golf courses, zip line, restaurants, movie theaters and shopping. Hon-Dah Casino is just 15 mins away, and for those who love to ski, your only 35 miles from Sunrise.
8. Craftsman Cottage
Granite Creek Cottage (Sloan Cottage) - Prescott, AZ
Granite Creek Cottage is an adorable 1939 Craftsman cottage just 2 blocks from the historic Courthouse Square and world famous Whiskey Row. This downtown area is where most of the eating, socializing, shopping happens. The Cottage sits right on Granite Creek, which runs seasonally.
9. Quaint and Cozy Inn
Strawberry Inn - Strawberry, AZ
The Strawberry Inn is a unique boutique hotel, designed for roadtrippers, adventure seekers, and nature-lovers. The Inn operates much like a vacation rental, with all reservations and check-ins via online and email, although we do have a local property manager for guests as needed. Please watch your email for details after making your reservation. Our accommodations are suitable for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, hunting excursion, corporate retreat, or family reunion. Rent one room or the entire property (8 rooms).
10. Private Group Getaway
Show Low Vacation Rental - Show Low
Located on a quiet, heavily treed street in Show Low, Arizona, Cedar Ridge provides the perfect mountain getaway for all types of guests, including individual families, groups, fishing buddies, honeymooners, friends on a ski vacation, and everything in between. At Cedar Ridge, you’re just a short drive from many nearby amenities including Sunrise Ski Resort, multiple fishing lakes, great hiking and ATV trails, top area restaurants, antique stores, a movie theater, and tons more.
11. Historic Inn with Home-Town Feel
Gaslight Inn - Glendale, AZ
Experience the old town charm and hospitality of historical Glendale, Arizona. There is nothing better than staying in a luxury Inn, in one of the oldest buildings in the heart of old town surrounded by antique shops, bars, and home town unique eateries. The Inn hosts afternoon teas daily from 11am-4pm; a delightfully decadent afternoon with a traditional high tea on fine china, antique & replica tea cups & tea pots, and a wonderful display of finger sandwiches, quiche, three tiered sweet plates, freshly made scones, Devonshire cream, & lemon curd.
12. Fresh Baked B&B
Olney House, Cottage B&B and Bakery - Safford, AZ
Built in 1890, the Olney House is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings as one of the finest examples of Western Colonial Revival architecture in the Southwest. A stay in the beautiful cottage or its guest house comes with a full breakfast, served to your cottage when you wish. The best part? The home's summer kitchen - located in the common courtyard - has been transformed into a bakery that offers a full array of sweets, artisan breads and pastries which are baked fresh daily.
** Bed & Breakfast and Bakery are currently for sale. Contact Ruth Dannenbrink for more information: (928) 428-5118
13. Ranch Amongst the Mountains
Rancho Milagro B&B - Sonoita, AZ
This B&B is located right in the middle of the Sonoita Elgin wine country. Experience the serenity of the high country living, the 360 degree view of mountains all around you, the colorful sunsets and the privacy and luxury of your comfortable en-suite room. Go hiking, bird watching or enjoy sightseeing at the nearby tourist attractions.
14. Star-Gazer's Lodge
Cat Mountain Lodge - Tucson, AZ
Built in 2009, this beautiful 13 acre eco-friendly bed & breakfast offers a vintage ranch setting with a mix of Southwestern comfort and modern conveniences. One of Tucson's finest little gems, a bed & breakfast in the desert. Located directly next to Tucson's privatley-owned observatory, guests can explore the panoramic view of the dark skies over Tucson using several large telescopes.
15. Cozy Log Cabin
Grand Living Bed & Breakfast - Williams
We welcome you to Williams – Gateway to the Grand Canyon ® where cowboys, horses, vintage cars and motorcycles are as much a part of the picturesque landscape as the Blue sky, sunshine and fresh, clear air. Enjoy a scenic mountain view from the wrap-around porch with rocking chairs & benches. Grand Living Bed and Breakfast is the closest Bed & Breakfast to the Grand Canyon National Park - only an hour drive away. Let the quiet, spacious but cozy log home immerse you in the simplicity & peaceful surroundings of the Bill Williams mountain with an elevation of 6,770 feet.