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Saguaro Lake Ranch
13020 Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215   |  
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Ranked #2 of 55 hotels in Mesa
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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“This is an amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I choose to reserve here based on reviews that I saw online and I was not disappointed. My daughter and I were looking for a get-a-way for hiking and this was perfect. Everyone at the ranch was so friendly and helpful. Customer Service is priority one here. The location is beautiful and the breakfast is truly special. We had a great horseback ride and even better hiking. John and Sean Alee let us use a canoe to access even better hiking.
There was a great garden area with patio table and chairs on one side of the cabin and they even brought us down a fire pit to have morning and evening campfires.
This can be a great retreat for almost anyone and I highly recommend for anyone visiting the area! Thanks again everyone at SLR!!!!

Room Tip: All cabins seem to have a great view and the riverside ones look amazing
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Saguaro Lake Ranch was the best place we have ever stayed at! When we "get away" we want to GET AWAY!! We were only in Phoenix for a short weekend trip, just needing to get away for a couple days. This was the perfect place to go!! John, Sean A'lee and all the staff were fantastic even before we arrived. Emails and phone calls before we arrived assured me that we were going to be well taken care of. Because of our late arrival at the ranch (midnight) John gave us his cell number to make sure that we were able to contact him in case of trouble. Everywhere you go on the Ranch you are greeted by name. You don't realize what a difference that makes until you experience it! The breakfasts were amazing! Bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and homemade treats (waffles, pancakes, coffee cake) fresh fruit, oatmeal. Its a wonder that I can still fit my jeans!

The best part though is the ranch itself! Peace and tranquility! The rustic cabins were warm and inviting. I was so quiet at night. No traffic! Noone walking past your room! No hotel doors slamming! Just quiet! Sitting by the pool or on your front porch you are looking at birds and the cliffs and nature not traffic and freeways! Heaven!

I hope to make it back to Saguaro Lake Ranch for a longer visit in the near future. Its the perfect place to get away from it all!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is a magical little dud ranch just outside of Scottsdale. The staff and owners are the greatest at what they do. I'm not much into the cheesy cowboy thing you get in and around Arizona, but these cowboys and cowfolks were pretty down to Earth and just 'real'. The cabins are nothing fancy (I'd love to see them fixed up just a tad), but very 'old world Arizona'. Love the sunsets here!! Truly a sight to see from here. Just magical sitting by the fire outdoors with a cold beer, cowboy beans, and a good steak in the evenings. Sometimes they even have music outdoors around the firepit at night under the star filled Arizona skies!! Love it here. :)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We are part of a group of families and friends who have spent the last two Thanksgivings here. The food is wonderful, the accomodations are comfortable and the setting is beautiful. There are lots of different kinds of activities for all ages. The two days we spent here just flew by. I can't wait until next Thanksgiving.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We just returned from our second trip to Saguaro Lake Ranch. The staff is amazing. We always enjoy the amazing location. The kids had fun playing ping pong and soccer. We went on the horse ride for the first time. Last time we enjoyed a boat tour on the Desert Belle.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My wife and I just spent to wonderful days here. The staff was some of the best we have ever experienced. They are friendly, helpful, and courteous. They learned our names and called us by name throughout our stay. The room was small and dated, but met our needs well. The breakfast that is included is substantial. The first day the menu included fresh fruit, eggs cooked to order, bacon, home fries and blueberry pancakes. On day two we enjoyed a green chili egg bake, hashbrowns, bacon, oatmeal, and fresh fruit. There was a nice assortment of coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. We are planning a return trip in 2013. We chose to go to dinner in town (Mesa. AZ) but there is a dinner available nightly at the ranch. A caveat is required here. We were pleasantly invited to a beef stew dinner, that would cost $25 per person. So that's fifty bucks for two people. For 25 bucks a pop, I would require that someone feed me my stew in my room (maybe my expectations are too high). I think you are paying for convenience, saving gas money, and also building relationships with the staff and guests.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Saguaro Lake Ranch is the perfect place to relax and unwind. If you need WiFi or TV this is NOT the place for you--the rooms don't even have clocks. What the ranch does have is peace and quiet, beautiful sunrise/sunsest, a friendly and helpful staff, and good food. We had some animal visitors come by as well--a wild horse, a couple of coyotes, and some tarantulas. We rented some kayaks from the hotel and went down the Salt River--beautiful scenery and more wildlife. We really enjoyed our stay here are hoping to come back in the future.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Saguaro Lake Ranch

Address: 13020 Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Mesa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mesa
#6 Family Hotel in Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Tonto National Forest along the banks of the Salt River, this historic guest ranch boasts rustic 26 cabins. An outdoor pool offers views of the Goldfield Mountain Range.Featuring traditional Western décor, each cabin comes with a private bathroom. With no TVs or phones, all cottages offer a place to kick back and relax.Guests are welcomed in the main lodge complete with a stone fireplace and wagon wheel lights. Breakfast is served in the dining room featuring a real Saguaro skeleton.Guided horseback riding is available from mid-October to early May. Kayaking and river tubing are available from April to October. Hiking and bird watching are available year round.Saguaro Lake Ranch is located 15 miles from Mesa in the Tonto National Forest. ... more   less 
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