The Can’t-Miss Desert Sanctuary With Panoramic Mountain Views


Following a $100 million overhaul, Adero Scottsdale recently opened its doors to an elevated desert sanctuary.

The property is Scottsdale’s only Dark Sky resort, and the landscape accordingly offers considerable aesthetic inspiration. The Rattlesnake Pavilion, for example, is a serpentine-shaped rest stop open to the public and anchored by an art installation. Stacked-stone art amenities in the guest rooms elegantly riff on traditional trail markers, and the resort itself is named for a surrounding canyon.

Ninety-five percent of the 177 guest rooms and suites offer panoramic mountain views. The interiors pull that landscape inside with a sunrise-inspired color palette and details that put a modern spin on traditional desert elements. (Think sleek black bedside lamps that evoke saguaro cacti and bathroom vanity aprons that look like hand-carved wood.)

Other amenities include telescope tours of the skies, nighttime markets featuring local vendors and two heated pools.