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13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215-9724
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In the Tonto National Forest along the banks of the Salt River, this historic guest ranch boasts rustic 20 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
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private bathrooms
Extra long beds
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Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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KatePeterCardiff wrote a review 18 Jun
Cardiff29 contributions32 helpful votes
We have just had 2 nights at the ranch after travelling through America for the last two weeks , John and his team were amazing, a great welcome and nothing too much trouble and a fantastic location Really enjoyed the kayaking and horse riding
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Geoff D wrote a review Oct 2020
San Diego, California4 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Beautiful property, from the rocks rising straight out of the river, to the hikeable mountains with saguaro cacti, the dam / lake, and wild horses! ... so great. The staff was amazingly accommodating. We (family of 4) went horseback riding back-to-back days and the guide was great as well. I recommend a Saguaro Lake Ranch vacation for a peaceful reset, great for kids or without.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Saguaro Ranch, Owner at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Responded 07 Nov 2020
Thank you for the wonderful and informative review. We loved having your family stay and ride with us. We hope to see you again!
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soayres wrote a review Apr 2022
Needham, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family had a great visit. Swimming in the pool, kayaking, horseback riding, enjoying the sunsets and the stars and just relaxing. Beautiful grounds, staff friendly and accommodating. Breakfasts were great so I can only imagine how good the dinners would be (unfortunately weren’t offered during our visit). Looking forward to returning someday.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Nicole wrote a review Apr 2022
27 contributions
We absolutely adored our stay at the Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch this past February. I really can't wait to go back and explore more of this hidden gem. Traveling with our three teens sons can be a challenge; one of our son's has Autism and we have to ensure that the resort/hotel we choose are not going to overload his senses and can accommodate certain requests. The Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch has been through an Autism training to obtain their certification, so we know their level of understanding and accommodations will be in place when we arrive. The remote location of the ranch along the Salt River allows us to disconnect for a few days and enjoy the kids and the activities in nature. We hiked the trails around the ranch looking for petroglyphs, went kayaking on the Saguaro Lake, and I took a beautiful horseback riding trek around the hills. The ranch is also close enough to places like the Superstition Mountain Museum, Goldfield's Ghost and Mining Town, and Adventures Out West Segway tours. We also treated ourselves to the Cowboy Dinner and the Brisket and Burgers BBQ while there. OMG, amazing food. And they were able to accommodate our request for alternate menu choices for my son with Autism who doesn't eat many of the side dishes that were offered. From start to finish, our stay at the Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch was a dream come true. We had planned to come two years ago, but then the pandemic hit. We waited until it was relatively safe to travel again and was so excited to bring our family to stay at this amazing autism-certified ranch.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: For a family of 5, we stayed in the Casita, which had two sets of bunk beds and a Queen. Perfect...
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Kathryn G wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York31 contributions6 helpful votes
this was everything we were looking for and more- my mom and I spent two nights in feb and the weather was perfect. We did kayaking and horseback riding which were wonderful. Everyone was lovely and the breakfast/main lodge was cozy. The views and property are beautiful. Rooms are comfortable- we drove offsite one night for dinner and the other night had the burgers and bbq at the ranch. Will be recommending this place for sure!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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ANNE R wrote a review Nov 2021
40 contributions13 helpful votes
My Partner and I spent Thanksgiving at the Guest Ranch.We received a warm welcome and went to our Cabin.The Cabin was very cozy. Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous. We ate outdoors and the Meal was fantastic. The Chef outdid himself and the staff did a wonderful job. The Managers are wonderful people. We will be going back in t h e future.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Patriciasidbo wrote a review Oct 2021
Tucson, Arizona2 contributions
My review could go on and on about our wonderful two night experience at Saguaro Lake Ranch. I could even post our photos of our beautiful surroundings there. I would rather you wonder and experience the ranch as we did. Let me add this about the associates ~ “When a team feels like family to their guest. They will go all out to love and serve one another.”
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Saguaro Ranch, Owner at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Responded 02 Nov 2021
Oh thank you Pat squared!:) So pleased to hear you connected with nature and enjoyed your time while here at Saguaro Lake Ranch with us. Tucson isn't too far, we do hope to see you for another staycation real soon. Thank you again!
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Sean K wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a great birthday weekend celebration. We had a solo cabin and it was great. There was a huge front porch to sit on and enjoy the view and the fresh air. Everything you needed was in the room. The staff was great and very helpful. The Sunday hot breakfast was good. The only thing missing from this great spot is a meal option on the property for all three meal times.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Wifi & internet is not very good so down load whatever you need before arriving.
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Response from Saguaro Ranch, Owner at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Responded 02 Nov 2021
Nothing like sitting on an open porch with the breeze in your face, and birds chirping around you to celebrate another year of life. How wonderful! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us. We are strictly a Bed and Breakfast Ranch, so we do apologize for not accommodating to lunch and dinner but we have the Saguaro Lake Marina restaurant a mile a way and a microwave and mini fridge in each cabin for your afternoon and evening dining needs. We do hope to have Cowboy cookouts for dinner in the future so keep updated on out website for when that will start. Hope to see you out here again with us! Thank you so much for the great review and 5 stars!
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Danielle G wrote a review Oct 2021
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Peaceful trip down the river. The kayaking was easy for beginners. Some spots had no current, which is fine. We did see about 8 wild horses in last half of the trip. We took the ‘left’ fork a few times- it wasn’t much different than the right forks. Overall- thought it was a great activity and a great way to see Arizona!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Saguaro Ranch, Owner at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Responded 02 Nov 2021
Thank you Danielle for the review. Ending the peaceful trip with those horses is such a treat! So glad you got to experience that here with us. We do hope to see you out here again. Maybe you can try out the canyon and cliffside trip for more gorgeous views and other wild birds.
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Darci L wrote a review Sep 2021
Albion, Nebraska64 contributions8 helpful votes
We rented some kayaks and went on a 2 hour excursion down the Salt river. First half was very quiet and felt close to nature. Second half went through public access area and became more crowded. Life jackets and a lesson provided. $50 per person on Labor Day weekend… really not bad.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Wear sunscreen, and bring something to drink. We were parched towards the end. Kayak had drink...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Lake Saguaro (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Goldfield Ghost Town (12.3 km).
Does Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.