My wife and I were taking some visiting friends to Saguaro Lake to eat lunch at the marina. I decided to turn off at the Ranch to show them the horseback riding concession. To our surprise, we realized that Saguaro Ranch had overnight accommodations. We had lived nearby for 15 years and somehow missed it. Our anniversary was in 2 weeks and we reserved a cabin for the occasion.
We love the place. It was quiet and beautiful. There was a nice seating area overlooking the Salt River and plenty of other places to sit and read or watch the birds. There were herons, ducks and lots of other varieties. Speaking of birds, my wife and I looked up from reading at one point to find we were being circled by a flock of buzzards. We decided maybe we were too relaxed.
They have a wonderful, friendly and courteous staff. The rooms were clean and well kept up. We plan to stay again sometime soon with the grandkids.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Saguaro Lake Ranch Hotel Mesa
- Saguaro Lake Hotel