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Boulders Resort & Spa

EXPERIENCE: Golf | Spa | Wellness Retreats
  • Property Address

    34631 N. TOM DARLINGTON DRIVE, Scottsdale, AZ, 85377

Property Location

An extraordinary desert hideaway The Boulders Resort - Golden Door Spa is situated on 1,300 acres in the Sonoran Desert foothills of Scottsdale Arizona. The dramatic and innovative architecture blends with the surrounding desert and the 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations that dot the landscape. It is located 33 miles from Phoenix/Sky Harbor Airport minutes from Scottsdale Regional Airport and five miles from the picturesque town of Carefree. A helicopter landing pad is also located on site. Named for the 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations The Boulders is a small luxury hideaway and a nature lover's paradise where the terrain and plant life have been left virtually untouched to allow indigenous plant and wildlife to prosper.


Private casitas many of which are situated along the golf course are shaped into the natural terrain and grouped in village-like clusters. These spacious and luxurious accommodations offer comfort with a Southwestern decor. Hand-hewn wood-beamed ceilings with fans regional art fireplaces, wet bars, large dressing and bathroom areas and private patios or decks overlook the sun-streaked desert or emerald-green golf course.


Elegant one- two- three-bedroom Haciendas and Villas offer fully equipped and beautifully styled kitchens, fireplaces, flat screen televisions, full laundry room, doorstep parking and private entrances with accessibility to all resort amenities. A 5,000 sq. ft. Villa Retreat is also available. Discovery Lounge - Enjoy your favorite beverage along with out popular light fare menu throughout the day and evening in a comfortable lounge setting. Latilla - Featuring New American Fare inspired by flavors of the Southwest is flavorful yet healthy rich yet affordable and creative yet familiar with comfort foods.


Palo Verde - A casual restaurant offering indoor/outdoor seating overlooking the Duck Pond and offering a full breakfast lunch and dinner menu featuring classic dishes prepared with a Southwestern flair. Open for dinner Monday-Wednesday. Bakery Cafe - A short walk from the Lodge this casual Bistro offers a delicious breakfast and lunch menu as well as a wide variety of desserts cookies and pastries. Golden Door Spa Cafe - The Spa Cafe features healthy cuisine specifically designed to provide a delicious nutritious and satisfying experience for all including vegetarians vegans and individuals with special dietary needs. Bogey's - Whether heading to the first tee at the turn or just enjoying the view Bogey's offers classic clubhouse fare for breakfast lunch and dinner. Rusty's - This small but elegant restaurant is located next to Bogey's and offers an exhibition kitchen and patio seating. Pool Pavilion - Relax with delicious poolside fare and be sure to try one of our fabulous signature cocktails. The resort presents itself as rustic being sensitive to the desert environment and flows into the natural surroundings.

Business, Other Amenities

The classic Southwestern architecture accents the slope style removing corners. Landscaping is very green and lush, a plus to the Sonora Desert. The lobby is located in the main lodge with a large fireplace to greet visitors. A gift shop, two dining rooms, quiet sitting area, living room area with conceirge, and game area are located in the lobby.

Property Amenities

  • Blow-dryer
  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Pet friendly
  • Pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Sauna