Arcosanti—architect Paolo Soleri's futuristic community of soaring arches and elevated walkways in the high desert—is a different kind of getaway. Designed as an experiment in low-impact, communal living (70 or so students and staff reside there full time), the rooms have no TV or mini-bar, but they have a monkish, peaceful quality. Better yet, the place gives you access to 860 acres of wilderness and the stunning Agua Fria Canyon nearby. It's no spa, but you'll come back feeling refreshed.
13555 S. Cross L Rd.