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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 #3 of 11 hotels in Payson
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Gilbert, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Good: - Nice green grounds with recreational activities. - Nice creek (but lots of mosquitos). - Nice and polite staff. The Bad: - Rooms in the lodge are very old and probably the smallest bathroom I have ever been in. - Kitchen in room was small, old and funky. - Bathroom showers don’t have grab bars so be careful.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go to get out of the summer heat in the valley. The grounds were well kept, everything was clean. I can't imagine spending a week without running out of things to do, but loved it for a short get away. Our son (2 1/2) even got a free pony ride. Our cabin did have... More

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Tustin, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was visiting friends and family in the Payson area and decided to stay at Kohl's Ranch. From the moment I arrived, I felt very welcome and well treated. The staff is extremely friendly and the rooms are quite comfortable and clean. I asked for a few specifics regarding my room, and they were very happy to accommodate my needs.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We upgraded to one of the cottages off the main lobby, great choice to spend that extra money. We had a lovely two bedroom with a private balcony. Backed right up to the creek, full kitchen and two baths. Very nice.

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Peoria, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite that looked out over the creek. It was very nice inside. My son got married next to the creek and had the reception outside. It was a fun time. We walked up the creek and hung out with the family in the cool pines. (As I was filling out the review it asked... More

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

We are so happy to have been given the opportunity to share such a special moment with your family. It is a wonderful thing to have the great beauty of Tonto Creek and the lush forest surrounding us. We are thankful that our guests have an opportunity to see such things, and are pleased to read that your family immersed... More

San Tan, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here August 29-31 2013. This place needs a remodel, it is looking aged. The decor around the building can be a bit creepy for a Vegetarian and maybe for others as well if your not used to heads on the wall type of decor. The room had a dining table, microwave and refrigerator. We got a room that... More

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Chandler, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a nice weekend to get away from the Phoenix heat. The room was just ok. We were put in a pet friendly room that smelled of dogs and had traces of dog hair. I wasn’t happy about this as we didn’t request this special accommodation and would have preferred a regular room but we ended up... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Escaping the heat in the summer months? Horseback riding in the fall? Kohl's Ranch has it all! We have been here many times over the years with the family, as well as just a couple, and there's nothing quite like Kohl's Ranch. It's an escape back to nature to clear your heads of the city life, and enjoy your peaceful... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If your looking to not travel far away from home but want to feel like you have then I highly suggest this place. The staff is very friendly. The first time we stayed there we stayed in a studio efficiency. We booked late so we ended up getting two beds, but oh well. The room was nice. Had a good... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have had mixed reviews about this place. I have been a frequent visitor over the last few years and I cannot emphasize how much I enjoy the serenity of the river, peaceful grounds and wildlife around the cabins. It is a nice, cool getaway for Phoenix residents in summer time. My last visit was very nice. We had booked... More

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Kohl's Ranch Lodge 3*
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Kohls Hotel Payson
Kohls Ranch Lodge
Kohls Ranch Az

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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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