I had never really heard much about Arizona prior to moving here, and I think that must go for a lot of people- because this state is full of amazing places to check out and most of them are free of the crowds that are ubiquitous in California! I am just starting to explore the aptly nicknamed “Sunset State”, so what follows is my wishlist of unique and interesting Airbnbs in areas I have either visited, or am hoping to!
A wonderful place for aquatic adventures with long days spent swimming, sunning, and boating, Lake Powell also boasts some incredible hikes nearby- like the iconic Antelope Canyon! While exploring this area, I’d opt for one of these cool earth houses:
GRAND CANYON/ FLAGSTAFF/ SEDONA
Visiting the Grand Canyon is the iconic family road trip! And within a couple hours of it are a couple of Arizona’s hippest towns – Flagstaff and Sedona. I haven’t made it to this area yet, but when I do, these spots are on my wishlist!
tiny houses with big vibes:
or, for a group- this sweet dome:
SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK/ TUCSON
Come hike amongst the giants, giant saguaro cactus that is! As the innkeeper I may be a bit biased but in my opinion, there’s no better place to stay as your Saguaro basecamp then JTH Tucson! The only issue is that once you get here, you may find yourself too relaxed to leave the grounds. Here’s a couple of my personal favorite suites, but really you can’t go wrong:
Agave Suite (for sunset views)
Ocotillo Suite (family friendly)
It’s a 2 hour drive from Tucson, and you can stop to explore Sonoita (Arizona’s wine country) along the way. Bisbee is a beautiful, historic cliffside mining town turned artist colony. And accordingly the accommodations in Bisbee are creative and eclectic: