• Briar Patch Inn (Sedona; www.briarpatchinn.com; tel. 928/282-2342): This collection of luxurious cottages is located in tree-shaded Oak Creek Canyon, a few miles north of Sedona. Few experiences are more restorative than breakfast on the shady banks of the creek.

  • England House Bed & Breakfast (Flagstaff; www.englandhousebandb.com; tel. 928/214-7350): Set behind a stone wall and built of sandstone blocks, this Victorian house is only blocks from downtown Flagstaff. Guest rooms are filled with beautiful antiques, and breakfasts are served in a sunroom just off the big kitchen where guests often gather in the morning.

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  • The Inn at 410 (Flagstaff; www.inn410.com; tel. 928/774-0088): This restored 1907 bungalow offers a convenient location in downtown Flagstaff, pleasant surroundings, comfortable rooms, and delicious breakfasts. Rooms all feature different, distinctive themes.

  • The Royal Elizabeth (Tucson; www.royalelizabeth.com; tel. 877/670-9022): In downtown Tucson just a block from the Temple of Music and Art, this territorial-style historic home is filled with beautiful Victorian antiques and architectural details. Guest rooms have lots of touches not often seen in historic B&Bs, including TVs, fridges, and safes.

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  • Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn (Winkelman; www.aravaipafarms.com; tel. 520/261-7373): This is the quintessential desert B&B experience, though it isn't for everyone. To reach this inn, you have to drive through Aravaipa Creek (or have the innkeeper shuttle you across). Relaxing and, alternatively, exploring the nearby wilderness area are the main activities in this remote locale.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.