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Kohl's Ranch Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   202 South Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, HC-2, Box 96K (mail), Payson, AZ 85541
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Payson
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vecchio7 Yucaipa, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Yucaipa, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting hotel experience for me. About a month ago I tried to call to book a hotel stay for me and my family, but the lady was quite rude on the phone. The website was not working, and I was frustrated. She insisted the website worked and I could book my stay on the site. I asked... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this little place. My boyfriend and I found this place through a Groupon deal and we instantly fell in love. The staff was friendly and helpful. I don't think I have ever use the front desk so often in my life. This place is definitely family friendly but also great for couples too. We were afraid that we would... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you and your boyfriend’s experience here at Kohl’s Ranch Lodge. We were delighted to see that you took advantage of a rental deal via Groupon, and that our activities, accommodations, and customer service exceeded you and your boyfriend’s expectations. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We can’t wait to see and your boyfriend/family again soon! More

South Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I will just add some to the previous reviewer. The lodge is about 18 miles north east of payson. Staff are friendly and accomodating. As the restaurant and pub are only open on fri-sund and its pretty isolated, i suggest you stop and either the safeway or basha grocery store and pickup some items for sandwiches/snacks. The mini fridges are... More

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Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
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131 reviews 131 reviews
81 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A great couple of nights in October - room 102 - Studio. The room had everything you require including a comfy king bed, full oven/hob, microwave and fridge - although the fridge was a little small. There was also a patio outside with seats looking towards the river. Rooms also have Internet connection, which we didn't expect. We ate at... More

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I wanted to get a away for a quick spur of the moment, weekend without the kids and stayed at Kohl's ranch for the 1st time. My boyfriend made the reservation by calling Diamond, on Friday morning, for a same night reservation. We requested a 1-BR with the hot tub. The representative at Diamond was unsure that it would be... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

What a lovely place to get away. We visited in January so some of the attractions were closed for "off season". Beds are a little harder that I am used to but what a great stay. Lots of fresh air, hiking, day trips to quaint neighboring towns. e are planning on coming back "in season" with the kids and grandkids.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I went for a one night escape to relax we were attracted to the lodge for its location. It had a wonderful view and was a very relaxed setting. We had gotten a 1 bedroom cabin and were very pleased with the amenities it had a fireplace in the living room, full kitchen large bathtub and a... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

We regret to read that you had a mixed experience here with us and although we are pleased to know that you did find the location and atmosphere at our resort pleasant, the fact that you did not have an opportunity to enjoy a hot bath has marred your stay to some extent. We are of course sorry for any... More

Tucson, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My daughter and I returned to Kolh's for the 4th or 5th time over 13 years. We have stayed on both sides of the Creek, in the cabins and in the Lodge. In the past, we brought our dogs who stayed with us in the cabins and I noticed immediately that dogs could not go into the cabins anymore-a great... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We have a adult son confined to a power chair. The fact that the handicap accessible cabins were already booked did not deter the local management from making our stay absolutely enjoyable. They had a ramp built and installed before our arrival. Our son was able to move freely in and out of the cabin and enjoy watching his kids... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

At Kohl's Ranch Lodge, we continue to emphasize The Meaning of Yes® and passionately urge team members to go above and beyond when delivering an exceptional hospitality experience. We are very pleased to read that our best was done to accommodate your son and host you and your family. We hope to see you visit us again soon and wish... More

Sedona, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Looked forward to mountain getaway for Thanksgiving. Weather was great, allowing time to sit outside and enjoy quiet and warmth of sun. Resort lobby boasted warmth of fireplace in evening, also a patio firepit. We enjoyed watching transformation of lobby with the glow of the Christmas tree and other decorations. Heard about bald eagle pair that roosts at local fish... More

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Also Known As:
Kohl`s Ranch Hotel
Kohl`s Ranch Hotel Payson
Kohls Hotel Payson
Kohls Ranch
Kohls Ranch Lodge
Kohls Ranch Az
Address: 202 South Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, HC-2, Box 96K (mail), Payson, AZ 85541
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Location: United States > Arizona > Payson
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Payson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kohl's Ranch Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you first arrive at Kohl's Ranch Lodge in Payson, Arizona you will be sure you have truly cornered a little piece of paradise. The location is what creates this setting, which borders on perfection. Kohl's Ranch Lodge is at the base of the Mogollon Rim and on the banks of Tonto Creek. All of this comes together in the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. This stunning, off the beaten path section of Arizona's back country was made most famous by author Zane Grey, who stirred up vivid imagery of a striking land throughout his tales of the Old West. Not to mention, the people here are known for their historically famous, western hospitality. You will revel in the casual and friendly atmosphere that makes each stay here an inviting experience that leaves visitors wanting to come back for more. Enjoying Payson, Arizona: This area has been dubbed the "heart of Arizona" because of its history and scenery. It is truly a stunning and unpredictable back country area of Arizona. Here, you may even experience snowfall in winter months. While you are staying in your subtly elegant surroundings, you can enjoy a multitude of activities. This is an area that was practically made for experiencing horseback riding along the dusty trails. Of course, this also means the country is ideal for similar activities such as hiking. Most of the area surrounding Payson is the Tonto National Forest, part of the United States Forest Service, so you will find a well-maintained park service to enjoy for many of your outdoor adventures. Other areas are under the jurisdiction of tribal governments, which means they are also kept up. In some areas, fishing is another very popular outdoor event to enjoy. From the Tonto Natural Bridge to the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park to the Tonto Apache Indian Reservation, you will find scenery and activities in or around Payson, Arizona to fill your days. Kohl's Ranch Lodge Accommodations: After a long day of hiking, biking or fishing, you may want to simply relax and unwind in your private room, maybe even bask in the air conditioning and watch a movie on the DVD player provided in each room. You can also enjoy the outdoors without ever leaving the grounds. Serve up some BBQ from the cookout area and soak or swim in either the outdoor hot tub or heated outdoor pool. You will love your time at Kohl's Ranch Lodge. ... more   less 
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