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Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 58 hotels in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
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 May to October. Hiking and bird watching are available year round.Saguaro Lake Ranch is located 15 miles from Mesa in the Tonto National Forest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Sun terrace
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Room features
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Extra long beds
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13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215-9724
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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport19 mi
Sky Harbor Intl Airport29 mi
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I took my 24 year old son tubing at this lodge. We did not stay there but would like to sometime. We took the shorter route which was enough adventure for us and very reasonable. We had a blast. I highly recommend!!!
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Hotel's Favorite
Loved everything about my stay here, amazing meals, humble rooms, breathtaking landscapes, plenty of friendly and helpful staff, easy to get to from the Sky Harbor Airport. Highly recommend them for a nice getaway!
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As an Arizona native I thought I had seen it all. From ghost towns in Southern Arizona to slot canyons in the northern part of the state, I've explored a lot. I had even been to Saguaro Lake several times. So when I was invited to come to Saguaro Lake Ranch for a tour and dinner I was excited to check it out. But when I arrived I was BLOWN AWAY by how beautiful the surroundings are. It's about a 35 minute drive from Scottsdale but feels like you are in a different world and a different time. I got to see a couple of the rooms and was served a lovely dinner and couldn't wait to go back! Fast forward a few weeks, I couldn't stop thinking about the Ranch's beauty so decided to book a stay for Mother's Day. We had friends join us and the ranch staff was super accommodating putting our rooms next to each other. We all enjoyed the Saturday night cook out, smores by the fire, visiting the horses, swimming and exploring. A nice breakfast (blueberry pancakes, eggs, hash browns, bacon, fruit, and more) was included with our room rate. My favorite part of the stay was waking up early, sitting on the patio with a hot cup of coffee and just soaking up the peaceful surroundings and stunning views. As other reviewers mentioned, the rooms could use a bit of updating. New soft goods, a fresh coat of paint and upgraded bathroom amenities would do wonders for the place, especially considering the nightly rates. However, even as is, our cottages were clean and roomy. The bed was comfortable and the A/C worked well (despite being a little noisy). To me, none of these things are worth knocking a star off of their rating. The setting alone is worth a million stars. We LOVED our stay, as did our friends. We're already planning our next stay and have more friends that want to join us. Saguaro Lake Ranch is a true hidden gem and would absolutely recommend this property to anyone that wants a taste of real Arizona.
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We rented kayaks for 3 hours for $50.00 each. They come with the kayaks and meet you in the parking lot and get get all set to go and you just make sure you are back by 1:00pm The last is so calm and beautiful. We packed a picnic lunch and had it at one of the little beaches we found! It’s like a hidden gem! I can’t wait to do it again!!!
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Saguaro Lake Ranch is a perfect example of what happens when Mother Nature and excellent hosts open their arms to visitors. We booked a cabin at the ranch hoping for beauty, calm, and adventure - and all our expectations were exceeded. The location is gorgeous. From the front porch of our cabin we drank good strong coffee and watched the sun come up over the mountains and light up the sky. At night, we drank wine and watched the world turn golden. In between we hiked, had fabulous breakfasts with our fellow travelers, and took a stunning kayak trip that will go down as one of our all time favourite mornings ever (and that includes Christmas). Our accommodation was exactly what we wanted. Comfortable, spotless, and free of TV. Our little porch was perfect for staring at the sky or meeting the neighbors. At 7 am we could smell the coffee wafting from the lodge, and some days we’d walk down the hill to pet the horses. The heated pool was a lovely way to end the afternoon, and the bin of beach towels was an added bonus. The people who ran the large were kind and friendly. The setting is amazing, and less than an hour away from the Phoenix airport. There is so much to do in the area that we had to remind ourselves not to overbook. One morning, as we sat in front of the fire with scrambled eggs and road maps, our wise host suggested we shouldn’t overdo it. ‘Take some time just to enjoy the ranch’ he said. And we did.
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$154 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesArizonaCentral ArizonaMesa
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