5 Unique Places to Stay in Arizona

Why you should stay: Rustic serenity in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, with stellar hiking nearby.

Forest Houses Resort

The vibe here is purposely quiet and low-key — there’s no Wi-Fi and cell service is weak — which is why it’s one of our favorite places to stay in the area.

Why you should stay: Designer digs near an iconic — and underrated — National Park.

JTH Tucson

Each of the rooms here sports a chic adobe-style design to compliment the surrounding landscape, yet each feels modern and comfortable.

Why you should stay: Eclectic glamping on traditional Navajo land.

Shash Dine’ Eco-Retreat

Glamping options include traditional sheep wagons (the Diné have a storied sheepherding history), hogans (traditional Navajo homes), canvas tents, and more.

Why you should stay: Rustic, hard-to-reach lodging at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Phantom Ranch

Phantom Ranch is the only lodging available below the Grand Canyon’s rim and a bucket-list place to stay in Arizona if there ever was one.

Why you should stay: Super affordable vintage lodging near a quirky pseudo-ghost town.

The Shady Dell

The Shady Dell is one of those kitschy roadside places that stuck around. Its roots date back to the time when U.S. 80 was another emblem of the open road, like Route 66 to the north.