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Seven of Inspirato's Scottsdale homes are located within The Rocks Luxury Residence Club, nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. Each of these three- or four-bedroom standalone homes—including Mickelson, Hogan, O'Meara, and Sonora—have their own hot tub/plunge pool and ample outdoor space for soaking up the sun. Mountain Shadows Resort sits at the foot of Camelback Mountain, just miles from downtown and offers two pools, one of the best par-3 courses in America, and more.
When the cold of winter sets in and golf courses turn brown, there's a luxurious domestic escape in the midst of the shimmering Arizona desert. Scottsdale is for vacationers who expect the best. In recent years, the dining scene has been transformed into a smorgasbord of gourmet cuisine and names such as Armani, Gucci, Vuitton and Ferragamo reside in its boutiques. Scottsdale has an incredible collection of golf courses and the mild, sunny winter days invite you to take advantage of the area's beautiful courses. There's no need to accept the winter doldrums; get away to Scottsdale for an dose of the finer life.
With dozens of award-winning spas, Scottsdale is a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Unique treatments incorporate Native American traditions and Sonoran Desert botanicals; lose yourself in pampering for the entire day … or longer.
Camelback Mountain is a scenic hiking spot in this desert oasis. The incredibly steep, 1.2-mile Summit Trail offers spectacular views; the Cholla Trail is a lower-key hike with a gradual incline; there are also several easy trails at the base.
There aren't many water activities in the Scottsdale area, but one you've got to try is tubing the Salt River. Spend an afternoon floating down the river under sun-filled skies. Tubing season is May to September.
Take a jeep or Hummer through the backcountry to experience the desert's saguaro-covered mountains and unique rock formations. The most popular four-wheeling locale is Tonto National Forest.
Sedona is an easy day trip, just 120 miles north of Scottsdale. Hike amid the town’s iconic red rock formations, slip away for pampering spa treatments, or peruse the art galleries downtown.
Biltmore Fashion Park houses Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. Scottsdale Fashion Square offers Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Ferragamo and more. For independent fashion, visit The Mix Shops of Southbridge.
Scottsdale offers warm conditions in winter, spring and fall that are ideal for golf. In the winter, temperatures climb into the high 60s, so you can tee off (or stroll the shops) when most of the country is cold. In the summer, your concierge can book a morning tee time to take advantage of the milder temperatures. There's very little rainfall in this part of the country, allowing a surplus of outdoor activity.