The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377

Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky – The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Located on 1,300 acres of pristine Sonoran desert, this retreat truly inhabits a unique location offering guests an authentic Arizona experience. Nestled in the Sonoran Desert – just outside Scottsdale, Arizona – our stunning natural beauty, World-renowned Waldorf Astoria Spa, and award-winning accommodations create the setting for an unparalleled getaway.

Enjoy a round of golf with a choice of two Jay Morrish designed courses. Relax and repose in adobe casitas and villas expertly blended into the breathtaking landscape of ancient 12-million-year-old boulders. Experience unsurpassed recreation elegantly combined with robust indulgence, flawless service, and a breathtaking setting.

Rooms

These Southwest-styled adobe accommodations feature wood-burning fireplaces, hand-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, and overstuffed leather chairs to create a warm, Southwestern ambiance. Enjoy a day of world-class golf or outdoor adventure and retire to your elegantly appointed room to rest and relax.

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    Casita

    The Casitas are set amid the natural Sonoran Desert terrain and ancient boulder formations. These Southwest-styled adobe accommodations feature wood-burning fireplaces, hand-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, and overstuffed leather chairs to create a warm, Southwestern ambiance. Enjoy a day of world-class golf or outdoor adventure and retire to your elegantly appointed room to rest and relax.
    • Bathroom scale
    • Cable/satellite television channels
    • CD clock radio
    • Coffee maker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Crib upon request
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    Two Bedroom Villa

    The villa offers a private patio with outdoor gas grill overlooking the tranquil desert. Upon entering the villa you are greeted into a large sized living room with contemporary design featuring a wood or gas burning fireplace, and a semi-private den. The oversized bedrooms with private upgraded bathrooms offers separate soaking tub and shower with twin vanities. The villa offers a fully equipped kitchen which includes essential accessories of china, glassware, silverware, pots, pans, utensils, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator. It also includes a laundry room with washer and dryer. All villas are non-smoking, and few units allow pets.
    • Bathroom scale
    • Cable/satellite television channels
    • CD clock radio
    • Coffee maker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Crib upon request
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    Three Bedroom Villa

    The villa offers a private patio with outdoor gas grill overlooking the tranquil desert. Upon entering the villa you are greeted into a large sized living room with contemporary design featuring a wood or gas burning fireplace, and a semi-private den. The oversized bedrooms with private upgraded bathrooms offers separate soaking tub and shower with twin vanities. The villa offers a fully equipped kitchen which includes essential accessories of china, glassware, silverware, pots, pans, utensils, dishwasher, stove, oven, and refrigerator. It also includes a laundry room with washer and dryer. All villas are non-smoking, and few units allow pets.
    • Bathroom scale
    • Cable/satellite television channels
    • CD clock radio
    • Coffee maker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Crib upon request

Dining

Palo Verde
Light and airy with an open exhibition kitchen, innovative southwestern cuisine with Arizona flavors.

The Grill
Traditional steakhouse atmosphere and chef signature menu. This small, but elegant restaurant with views of the golf course and tennis garden offers an exhibition kitchen and patio seating.

Bogey’s
Comfortable lounge with a fireplace, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual Southwestern setting.

Bakery Café
For light snacks and fresh baked goods for breakfast and lunch. This casual bistro at el Pedregal, features satisfying sandwiches served on freshly baked breads and delightfully refreshing salads.

Spa Café
Featuring light meals, fresh juices, and smoothies for breakfast and lunch. The menu features
a balance of life-giving, spirit satisfying foods to repair, relax, and help your body perform at its peak.

Pool Pavilion
Enjoy a casual lunch or beverage while relaxing by the lodge pool and take in the scenery of the boulders.

Discovery Lounge
Enjoy a casual lunch with an invitingly comfortable atmosphere, next to a glowing fireplace, and stunning outdoor views.

Spotted Donkey, el Pedregal
Fresh, lively, and energetic. Offering signature drinks, a unique food, and festive southwestern atmosphere. One of five restaurants in the state offering its own label of rare tequila, the Herradura Double Barrel Resposado, which is limited to 240 bottles a barrel.

Amenities

Play challenging golf on two championship courses ranked among the ‘Top 100 Courses in the U.S.’ by Golf Magazine. Tee off on courses surrounded by Arizona’s stunning Sonoran Desert. Tennis Magazine ranks The Boulders one of the ‘Top 50 Tennis Resorts in America.’ Play invigorating matches in the terraced tennis garden. Enroll in a clinic or private lessons with professional golf or tennis instructors and take home improved techniques.

Indulge in proven therapies and services at the renowned Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Boulders Resort. The spa offers treatments such as facials and body wraps infused with ingredients harvested from the desert. Traditional massage therapies and innovative, unique experiences inspired by the culture of the desert Southwest are also offered.

Exercise Equipment, Hot Tub, Massage Services, Outdoor Pool, Running Path, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool, Bathroom Scale, Cable/Satellite Television Channels, CD Clock Radio, Coffee Maker, Complimentary Toiletries, Crib Upon Request, ATM/Banking, Audio Visual Equipment, Babysitting Services, Bellman, Business Center, Car Rental Service, Concierge, Disability Accessible Facilities, Event Catering, Express Check-In and Checkout, Floral Service, Gift Shop, Hair Salon, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, Limo or Town Car Service Available, Luggage Storage, Medical Services Available, Multilingual Staff, Pets Are Welcome, Phone with Voice Mail, Safe Deposit Boxes, Shopping, Taxi Service, Wedding Services, Wired or Wireless Internet Access in Meeting Rooms, Golf, Tennis, Accessible Path of Travel, Accessible Bathroom, Roll-In Shower, In-Room Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment for the Deaf, Braille or Raised Signage
Additional fees may apply for select amenities and services.

Policies

Please note: Guests will be required to present a valid photo ID and a credit card upon hotel check-in. Hotel package prices include room and room tax, only, and do not cover incidental charges, parking fees, or resort fees which some hotels may collect upon check-in to cover added-value services such as spa, fitness, phone charges and energy fees. Guest must be at least 21 years old to check in and there must be one person at least 21 years old staying in each room. Most hotel check-in times are 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and most hotel checkout times are 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. To avoid confusion, please note that your flight departure date and time may be different from your hotel checkout date and time.