Want to get away from it all? Trade the stress of daily life for the serenity of arid climes. A romantic jaunt to the desert is the ultimate escape. The cell-phone-off-hiking-boots-on mindset is both relaxing and revitalizing. Spend your days exploring the otherworldly landscape and enjoying pampering spa treatments. At night, return to your private patio for stargazing.
From grand dame resorts and hip hotels to splurge-worthy sanctuaries and modern-minimalist retreats, we’ve rounded up the most drop-dead gorgeous desert digs in the U.S.