Arizona resorts offer plenty in the way of variety, and they can be enjoyed regardless of the time of year, unless you plan on doing some skiing at one of the ski resorts. For many, the Arizona golf resorts are the most enticing, as this Southwest state boasts some of the best in the country, if not the entire world. The Phoenix area is home to the best golf resorts in the state, with the scintillating suburb of Scottsdale not to be overlooked by golfing enthusiasts. A good number of Arizona RV resorts round out the state's resort options, and while they are most popular with retirees, anyone with an RV is encouraged to keep them in mind when trying to find their ideal lodging fit.
Arizona is one of the best states in the country for golfing enthusiasts. In fact, only Florida and maybe California can rival it in terms of high quality golf courses and golf resorts. Two of the top Arizona golf resorts can be found in the capital city of Phoenix, and they include the Arizona Biltmore and the Arizona Grand Resort (pictured). You don't have to be a golfing enthusiast to enjoy a stay at these immaculate Arizona resorts, but if you enjoy golfing, then all the better. Right next door to the landmark Arizona Biltmore is the enticing Arizona Biltmore Country Club, and it boasts two beautiful and challenging 18-hole courses that can satisfy any and all golfing enthusiasts. When guests aren't golfing, they can visit the resort's luxurious spa, swim in one of eight pools, play some croquet, or relax in a sumptuous room or suite.
While the luxurious Arizona Biltmore is enticing for many different reasons, families that are visiting the Phoenix area might prefer the Arizona Grand Resort. Found near the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Arizona Grand enjoys a convenient location. As for its guests, they enjoy a slew of fantastic facilities, including a water park! For those interested in Arizona golf resorts, the Arizona Grand Resort can surely suffice, thanks to its lovely, par-71 course. This well-manicured course winds its way through the scenic South Mountain Park, affording many a scenic view, and the elevation changes keep golfers on their toes. In addition to a great golf course and a refreshing water park, the facilities at this excellent Arizona family resort include the largest resort spa in the state, one of the Top 10 Fitness Facilities in Arizona, and five different dining venues.
The majority of the best Arizona resorts are golf resorts, and a handful of them can be found in Scottsdale. Two of the more renowned Scottsdale Arizona golf resorts are The Boulders Resort and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, both of which offer five-star amenities and facilities that even the most discerning of travelers could appreciate. Consistently ranked among the best golf resorts in the state and country, The Boulders has little trouble keeping guests happy, especially since the facilities include two spectacular golf courses, a fine golf academy, a divine spa, an enticing collection of tennis courts, four attractive swimming pools, and resort village that boasts a shopping plaza, an amphitheater, and a variety of restaurants and cafes. At the Four Seasons Scottsdale, the lodging experience is similarly sublime, with the individual casita guest units figuring among the most alluring resort accommodations in the land. These are just two Scottsdale Arizona resorts that can make for ideal Phoenix area bases, with the JW Marriott Camelback Spa & Golf Resort being just one more regional gem.
Most of the resort hotels in Arizona boast golf courses, so finding a good golf resort shouldn't be hard when planning a visit to the state. For those who prefer skiing to golfing, however, visiting an Arizona ski resort during the winter months can be a fun way to spend some time. There aren't any upscale ski resort hotels in Arizona, such as those that you will find at mountain resorts in states such as Utah and Colorado, but there are a few ski resort areas that can be fun places to play when there is snow on the slopes. The best Arizona ski resort, or ski area if you prefer, is the Snowbowl Ski Area. Found in the San Francisco Peaks to the near north of Flagstaff, Arizona Snowbowl offers about 777 acres of ski areas, and the various runs cater to beginners, intermediate skiers, and the more advanced crowd. Four chairlifts carry skiers and snowboarders up the slopes, and thanks to the 2,300-foot vertical drop, you can truly do some serious skiing or snowboarding here.
In addition to Arizona Snowbowl, those who are interested in visiting an Arizona ski resort might keep the Sunrise Park Ski Resort in mind. Found in the east-central part of the state near the New Mexico border, this ski resort can also satisfy skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts with its 800 skiable acres, 65 trails, and five different day lodges. The Sunrise Park Lodge provides affordable lodging near the slopes, and thanks to its relatively complete facilities, it could essentially be described as a resort hotel. Back near Snowbowl, the Wyndham Flagstaff Resort can make for a good nearby skiing base with its well-equipped timeshare condos and its relatively complete facilities.
In addition to the Arizona ski and golf resorts, visitors can also consider staying at one of the many RV resorts. In addition to long term spaces for retirees who are coming down for the winter, most of the Arizona RV resorts also boast short term spaces for those who are planning on spending less time at the same spot. RV resorts can be found across the state, and in addition to providing full hookups for RVs, they also tend to feature swimming pools, tennis courts, tent campsites, and other facilities.
An example of a standard Arizona RV resort is the Munds Park RV Resort, which can be found near Flagstaff. This RV Park boasts more than 350 spaces, 335 of which feature full hookups and 37 of which are "pull-thru" spaces, or short term spaces. Other facilities at Munds Park include a heated pool, a hot tub, a game room, a general store, a pair of Laundromats, and numerous picnic tables. Two other favorable Arizona resorts that cater to RV travelers are the View Point RV and Golf Resort in Mesa and the Voyager Resort in Tucson, both of which offer an upscale appeal.