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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not come here for an overnight stay, but rather to use their kayaking services. We did the two hour kayak trip and were extremely impressed! Our group arrived late and the staff seamlessly had us join a group that was coming next without any complaints. The girl in the office was so polite and the man who gave... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I decided to try the two hour Kayaking trip one early Sunday morning. We had a remarkable time out there on the lake. Beautiful scenery, majestic creatures, awesome outdoor experience! Be sure to review what is best to bring and wear while out on the lake. Enjoy a nice calm ride down the lake. While enjoying the... More 

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Thank Catie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome staff. Great interaction and time on the Salt River. 2 1/2 hours on the kayak and we traveled about 4 miles. Easy set in at the Guest Ranch and they transported us back from the let out point. Staff was very friendly and helped with our lunch as well.

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Thank Mo G
Phoenix
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I learned about SLR on Facebook otherwise I had no idea you existed. I was happy to plan a kayak trip on the river with my family. We chose the 2-hour trip. Online reservation site was easy to use. The reminder email was helpful. The experience exceeded my expectations. The staff was nice. The equipment was in good shape. The... More 

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Thank Kim D
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great day trip for locals or visitors. If you think that Arizona is hot and dry in the summer time, then get yourself, family and friends to Saguaro Lake Ranch for kayaking. They make it super easy for you – launching at their ranch and picking up your crew at the end. No lugging around heavy equipment. Super friendly staff... More 

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1 Thank Carmenqb
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63 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Traveling to this ranch over night was a great addition to our Arizona trip! My kids loved the shuffleboard and pool. The views were breathtaking and the photos alone were worth the visit. The owners were very friendly...great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Thank Liz J
SaguaroLakeRanch, Manager at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Liz, Thanks much for your kind review, and we're so glad you and your family enjoyed your time at the ranch and in Arizona! Hope to see you again. All the best, Saguaro Lake Ranch Management More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I'm adding a number of photos, so please check them out. This place is amazing. A trip back in time in a peaceful, beautiful setting. Rustic but not kitschy. My little Pink Adobe Casita/Cabin, was just steps from the river-and may 90 seconds from the office/dining room and adjoining great room. My room had no phone, no TV, no microwave... More 

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SaguaroLakeRanch, Manager at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Del, Thank you for your review, photos, and helpful feedback! It's good to hear that you enjoyed peace, relaxation, and the beauty of the surrounding area here at the ranch! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. All the best, Saguaro Lake Ranch Management More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We are ladies of a certain age and weren't sure we were up to this challenge. This was to be our first kayaking experience. And what an amazing experience we had. It was 2.5-3 hrs approx, the river keeps you moving but paddling makes you go faster and helps steer you in the right directions. The scenery was stunning. It... More 

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SaguaroLakeRanch, Manager at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy the river and great job on trying something new! See you again. Sincerely, Saguaro Lake Ranch Management More 

Williams Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I booked Saguaro Lake Ranch with much anticipation after reading great reviews. Upon arrival, I found that the Salt River is NOT visible from the resort. The room itself was rustic to the point of being poorly furnished; there was an odor in the room as well. The carpeted floor was actually squishy underfoot. The bedside lamps did not turn... More 

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Thank Jeanne H
SaguaroLakeRanch, Manager at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Jeanne, Thank you for your feedback, and we deeply regret that you had such a poor experience at the ranch. The Lower Salt runs along our lower lawn and unfortunately is not visible from every cabin porch; it is just a couple minutes' walk down to the river, however. We definitely want to address the issues you mentioned regarding... More 

DesMoines
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for the Ritz full of Pomp and Circumstance this is not the place for you... If you are looking for ultra quiet experience, sleeping in clean quiet Cowboy cabin... getting in touch with nature, walking down to the River's Edge, maybe even take a horse out for a day trip, and dining in an old historic... More 

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SaguaroLakeRanch, Front Office Manager at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We were very glad to have you two stay with us again, and it's always good to hear that our guests are soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of the ranch. :) Hope to see you again! More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

Address: 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215-9724
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Mesa
Price Range: $149 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Saguaro Lake Ranch Hotel Mesa
Saguaro Lake Hotel
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Mesa
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