- Rocamadour Bed & Breakfast for (Rock) Lovers (Prescott; tel. 928/771-1933): Set amid the rounded boulders of the Granite Dells on the north side of Prescott, this inn combines a spectacular setting with French antiques and very luxurious accommodations. You won't find a more memorable setting anywhere in the state.
- Briar Patch Inn (Sedona; www.briarpatchinn.com; tel. 888/809-3030): 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. 877/214-7350): 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.
- The Inn at 410 (Flagstaff; www.inn410.com; tel. 800/774-2008): 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.
- El Rancho Merlita (Tucson; www.bedbreakfasttucsonaz.com; tel. 888/218-8418): Once the home of cosmetics queen Merle Norman, this sprawling ranch house has been lovingly restored and decorated by some of Tucson's top interior designers. The B&B has a gorgeous view of the Santa Catalina Mountains and is surrounded by green lawns and desert landscaping.
- Across the Creek at Aravaipa Farms (Winkelman; www.aravaipafarms.com; tel. 520/357-6901): 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.
- Cochise Stronghold B&B (Cochise County; www.cochisestrongholdbb.com; tel. 877/426-4141): Surrounded by the national forest and mountainsides strewn with giant boulders, this is another of the state's remote inns. The passive-solar building was constructed from straw bales and is not only energy-efficient, but also quite beautiful.
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.