Evidenced by its nickname, “The Grand Canyon State,” Arizona’s claim to fame is the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, one of the most renowned natural wonders in the world. And just as there are many ways to experience the magnificent Canyon—mule rides and helicopter flyovers are just a couple—there are myriad ways to explore Arizona. For instance, you can drive the iconic Route 66, visit the Hopi tribe’s villages, or see the sacred red rocks in Sedona. Whatever you’ve got planned for your trip, Arizona cabin rentals are a great lodging choice, especially if you enjoy outdoor locations and superb natural scenery.

Vacation cabins in Flagstaff

Many travelers heading to the Grand Canyon choose vacation home rentals in Flagstaff The city is one of the jumping-off points for visiting the world-famous natural attraction, which lies just 80 miles away. That’s not the only reason cabin rentals in Flagstaff come highly recommended, though. With its rich Native American heritage, its legacy as a popular pit stop on the legendary Route 66, and its location within the world’s largest Ponderosa pine forest, the city is a fascinating destination all on its own. The downtown area is dotted with sandstone brick buildings dating from the 1890s, while the lively Historic Southside District features restaurants, bars, local breweries, and nightlife venues. Coconino National Forest’s diverse landscapes, ranging from alpine tundra to Sedona’s famous red rocks, will delight nature lovers and shutterbugs, while those more interested in outer space can pay a starry-eyed visit to Lowell Observatory and Meteor Crater.

Phoenix holiday homes

Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona, and you can be certain that you won’t run out of things to do here. You might spend the days showing off your swing at one of the area's many golf courses or pampering yourself at the spa resorts, then dance the night away in one of the city’s pulsating nightclubs or bars. Getaway cabins in Phoenix will also put you close to attractions like the Heard Museum, whose focus is on American Indian art and culture, and the 140-acre Desert Botanical Garden, which showcases agave and cacti that grow in the region, as well as desert flora from Australia and South America. Camelback Mountain, so named because its shape resembles a camel’s hump, is a popular hiking spot; besides all the calories burned, the prize for your efforts is a breathtaking vista of the city and its surroundings.

Scottsdale cabin rentals

A visit to Scottsdale is usually equated with golf courses and spa resorts, making it a very leisurely destination indeed. You can go for a bike tour around the downtown area, known as Old Town, and check out the varied shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries, or you could pop into the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Families might need more than a day to fully explore the 5 world-class attractions within OdySea in the Desert, including the country’s largest indoor butterfly conservatory, Butterfly Wonderland. The sprawling complex offers shopping and dining as well. Nature lovers and adrenaline junkies will also get their fill in Scottsdale, where the menu of outdoor activities includes helicopter tours, river rafting, and hot-air balloon rides—it’ll sure help to have a cozy cabin rental to retire to after a day’s worth of adventuring.

Cabins for rent in Sedona

The desert town of Sedona is best known for its red rock formations that are so steeped in mysticism, they’ve become a mecca for spiritual seekers looking to experience the dramatic buttes’ healing energies. If that sounds too woo-woo for you, don’t fret. There are tons of other reasons to swing by Sedona, from its thriving art scene to its string of vineyards and tasting rooms. Of course, the rust-colored landscapes remain among the town’s top attractions, and you can take in the scenery while hiking, biking, or just driving around the area. Slide Rock State Park and Red Rock State Park are good places to start. Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock are mainstays on Sedona itineraries, as is the tiny yet striking Chapel of the Holy Cross that was built in the 1950s on one of the buttes.