Cast literally in the shadows of Camelback mountain, this chic retreat is one of Scottsdale’s trendiest looking resorts, yet it’s relaxed vibes and timeless Mid-Century quality smooths any pretentious edges you might suspect.

Located at the arid base of Paradise Valley’s scenic Camelback Mountain, just a short ten minute ride to Old Town Scottsdale, with its compact, yet surprisingly diverse restaurant and bar scene, Mountain Shadows works as a holiday add-on, or a holiday in itself. Subtle tributes to the hotel’s early heritage are showcased in black and white photos that can be seen around the interior, though the resort still effortlessly flaunts its fresh, modern vibe. Natural light bellows in with floor-to-ceiling glass in each room while modern art and stylish furnishings are thoughtfully placed throughout, and spa-esc bathrooms add another dimension to the already relaxing and glamorous ambience.

Arizona & Utah


  • Activities

Resort living means activities galore, from health and fitness to an onsite 18-hole par-3 golf course, and there’s the option for in-room massage or a day spa next door at Sanctuary Resort & Spa. Or simply relax and admire the striking views over the desert from the poolside while catching some rays. For more cultural pursuits peruse nearby galleries and boutiques in Old Town Scottsdale or major museums further afield in Downtown Phoenix.