Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana (Prices & Photos)
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is famous for its design that showcases local geology, using woods, stones, flora, gems, minerals and the colors of the Sonoran Desert. And, with the longest water slide in Tucson, a play fountain for the kids, children’s programs, hiking trails, jeep tours, and horseback riding, it offers more than enough to keep the kids entertained too. This ultra-exclusive luxury resort tucked within the rolling hills of Marana boasts 20 miles of hiking and biking trails as well as a beautiful spa. its restaurant offers indoor/outdoor seating, with the menu focused on southwestern cuisine using local ingredients. Rooms feature copper accents, crystals, and colorful geodes as well as Tortolita Foothills and Wild Burro Canyon views. The resort also highlights the indigenous people of the region with a library housing books on the area’s cultural and natural history, Native American art and an outdoor sunset celebration every evening that includes a Native American flutist.