A reasonably priced lakeside boutique resort.
Located five minutes north of downtown Scottsdale, this boutique resort offers views of nearby Camelback Mountain and the McDowell Mountains in the distance. Its guest rooms are attractively sited around a pretty little lake dotted with sailboats and surrounded by velvety lawns and golf courses. In addition to standard rooms, two- and three-bedroom villas invite longer stays with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, barbecue grills and laundry facilities. The emphasis here is on golf; two beautifully groomed PGA courses plus a pro shop offer rates considered economical in Scottsdale’s rarified golf atmosphere. Other activities include swimming, sailing, sand volleyball, jeep tours, cowboy cookouts and horseback riding. The Diamondback Bar & Grill offers lakefront dining, and guests can go native with Sonoran contemporary cuisine on the outdoor terrace at the Piñon Grill.