If you would like to experience the Old West with modern amenities, I can't think of a more wonderful place to recommend than the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. It's way east and borders a national park so you know you are going to get spectacular views, peace, and quiet. For the next few days I'll give you a tour of this terrific property. Their website for more specific info is here.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: