My family and I literally stumbled upon Juniper Well Ranch 10 years and to say it’s “off the beaten path” is an understatement. Nestled in the heart of the Prescott National Forest between the majestic Granite Mountain and the closer Tonto, the ranch is an oasis of “laid back” living, hospitality, and natural beauty. We love going "off the grid" and leaving the cell phones packed away for a week or so.
This past July marked our tenth consecutive year of “coming back home” to the Granite Rose (our favorite cabin and the one we always try to rent) and to the warmth and generosity of Dave and Linda Bonham, our hosts.
The cabins are comfortable and inviting. The décor is authentic American West (or southwest if you’re in the Adobe…) that complements the log exteriors. After cooking up dinner in the full kitchen, try eating outside on the sheltered porch (if it’s not too hot…it is Arizona you know…) then kick your feet back, watch the sky turn red as the sun goes down and listen to coyotes howling in the distance.
Dave and Linda are always quick to address any needs, from extra bath towels to helping with cactus needles in my son's hand. When we arrive after sundown, we find a light on to welcome us. One year, we visited the ranch in October and the woodstove was stoked and warm when we walked in. We’ve come to not only love the ranch but the Bonham's hospitality as well.
It’s only been a couple of months since we were there but we’re already looking forward to next year’s vacation and visit to the JWR.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Juniper Well Ranch & Vineyards is located minutes from Prescott, Az at The base of majestic Granite Mountain. Surrounded by breath-taking, Prescott National Forest, this private guest ranch with winery is the perfect spot to relax & unwind. Enjoy one of four very private cabins with views from the porches where you may also choose to have a massage or enjoy a bottle of wine made on the ranch. Hike, feed the animals,play horseshoes or bocce, learn about wine making or just read a book. The owners father was prolific western author Frank Bonham. His books are in all the cabins as well as others for your enjoyment ... more less