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WorldMark Bison Ranch
2341 Quarter Horse Trail, P.O. Box 2365, Overgaard, AZ 85933   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Overgaard
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
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“Remote but great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a great place to stay. We stayed at this World Mark Resort during the Easter/spring break. The days were quite warm and the nights downright frosty. The fireplace was a perfect addition even though the central unit maintained perfect comfort, whatever the outside temperature. The 2BR/2BA was spacious and perfect for our 3 adults and 1 teen (it had a pull down bed in the living area). The kitchen was clean, roomy and appointed. The staff had ensured a small starter supply of those little things one often forgets e.g. coffee filters/paper towels etc.. The pool and hot tub were open and numerous things going on even though we were not around to use them. We used the resort as a staging point for day trips to Sedona, Grand Canyon etc. I do have some heartburn with the $4/day charge for WI-FI; seem a bit cheesy. That aside, I would highly recommend this resort for couples or families and will certainly use it again if I’m visiting the area

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Robyn G, Front Office Manager at WorldMark Bison Ranch, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear Fireball15,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience regarding your stay at WorldMark Bison Ranch. We were pleased you chose us to spend your family vacation with!

The spring can still be quite chilly in the evenings, but the weather for the most part has been beautiful!

We take pride in keeping our units in tip top shape for our guests. We're very glad to hear the space was a perfect fit for your family. We're happy you took note and saw of all our different amenities, even though you weren't around to use them. Maybe during your next visit, you'll be able too. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip viewing all the beautiful sites in surrounding areas.

Unfortunately, we do have to fee for Wi-Fi, if you want access in your room. Please remember, if you bring your own laptop or tablet device, we do have free Wi-Fi down in the lobby. We also have a guest computer, free of charge for you to use anytime with printing capabilities for your convenience.

Again, I would like to thank you for choosing Bison Ranch for your family vacation. We appreciate the feedback you sent us. It helps our staff better understand how we can help our guests and to better you stay.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Resort directly, as we will be happy to assist you.

Best Regards,

Robyn Garvin
Guest Services Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We came in to town in the worst snowstorm of the year, but even that was beautiful. Everything you need is here. We made day trips to the Petrified Forest National Park and also the Painted Desert. We went to the Canyon de Chilly National Park as well as the Montezumas Castle, Montezuma's Well, the Hubble Trading Post and numerous drives through the Tonto National and Sitgreaves National Forest. Spectacular views and uncommonly kind people. We were so delighted with the service, the amenities, the lovely fireplace, and the wildlife. While stopped to cahnge into a sweatshirt on Route 260 we saw both a coyote and three days later a Mexican Gray Wolf. The elk are numerous and camera snaps are possible.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Atoka
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This resort was great. The whole staff is great and very helpful.. We were there out of season but still found a lot to do. Pool still closed but the hot tub was great. Everything nice and clean and the grounds well kept.. The stores in the complex were all great shopping.. The owners all really friendly and helpful. We had a 2 bedroom upper unit and the stairs are pretty steep for the elderly. and getting your stuff upstairs was tiring. Wish the master had a bathtub, but the hall bath had one.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I love this resort. The staff is wonderful, they worked very hard to take care of any concern that I might have. The unit was fantastic. It was large, clean, comfortable and very well-equipped. The location is beautiful with lots of nature to explore. This is one of my favorite places to visit and I will come back whenever there is an opportunity!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Castro Valley, California
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86 hotel reviews
Reviews in 140 cities Reviews in 140 cities
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This resort is first rate even in the off season/shoulder season. Our 2BR/2BA unit was very large, clean and had a very well-equipped kitchen. There is a washer/dryer in the unit and a BBQ on the balcony which was easy to use. While the pool was not yet heated, the hot tub was, as well as the childrens pool. There is a nice playground and open areas for kids to play. There is a nice clubhouse with pool tables and ping pong, which you can use for a nominal charge. There is a very small exercise room. And while we stayed here on a timeshare exchange, there was no sales push. The businesses on the grounds were all closed, most due to open mid-April. The staff here were very friendly. This resort is located in the small town of Overgaard. There is almost nothing to do in the town itself, but if you are willing to drive, there are several wonderful day trips to take, including the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park. Couple of other things. The grocery store in town is small with a fairly poor selection of foods, and the produce was marginal. There is a Safeway in Show Low (35 miles) and one in Payson (40 miles), so stop there to do your shopping. And while the wifi works great, there is a weekly charge of $14.95, and you can only hook up 2 items. You cannot purchase additional service. This is a real inconvenience. For the 3 of us with 2 Ipads, one laptop and one Kindle Fire, we had to make the decision as to which two items would be on the wifi.
We would definately stay here again, and would recommend this to our friends. The resort and the set up of the units made this a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay.

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  • Stayed April 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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Satellite Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The unit is huge. Extremely large bathrooms, nice kitchen. The kids loved the game room and spent all their time there while we were at the resort. The staff is so friendly and goes out of their way to be helpful. I was really impressed with the comfort of the units. The fireplace was perfect, nice front and back balcony/porch. We used the barbecue grill and the individually packaged spices were perfect for spaghetti night. The sheets were soft, beds comfortable. I wouldn't change a thing. It's one of the nicest places we've stayed with the family.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a wonderful resort. The staff couldn't be any more helpful. The resort is very well maintained. We stayed there in January. Temps were in the 50s. Our only complaint was that there are activities scheduled by the resort, but they are not very well publicized. Only a small calendar posted on a bulletin board in the lobby. There was talk of a welcoming event, but the fact that week-long guests check in on both Fridays and Saturdays seemed to cause the staff to be confused themselves as to whether and when such an event would be held. The result was that no such event occurred, plus none of the scheduled activities (such as bingo) happened because no one other than us signed up. It was obvious to us that this was because other guests didn't know about them. Aside from that, our experience at the resort was very positive and we would recommend it to others without any qualifications.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 2341 Quarter Horse Trail, P.O. Box 2365, Overgaard, AZ 85933
Location: United States > Arizona > Overgaard
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Overgaard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
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