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Paris, France
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly a gorgeous ranch, with unexpected beauty all around you. The cliffs, the saguaros, the vast, lush lawns, and a nice, clean pool in the center of it all- you really can lose yourself in its serenity and beauty. The staff seemed nice, the breakfast was really good (but don't show up before 9am). There are no irons... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We booked a kayak tour here and turns out it is more like a glorified kayak rental. The river in its first part is very beautifull big rock formations by the river, birds and fireflies. But once you cross the first bridge like 30 min into the trip, there is a landing place where many college students go tubbing drinking... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place for a wedding. I was a guest here and the place was absolutely amazing for our 3 day wedding. Tubing kayaking wild horses beautiful stars cute cabins... Amazing stay and great memories made!

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I did the 4 hour Granite Reef paddle. I've done this paddle with them many times, just haven't yet reviewed them here. But on monday had such an epic trip I had to write! The Granite Reef trip is about 4 hours, depending on your own exuberance. I do this trip to relax and unwind, so am not pushing at... More 

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Thank CoryFriend
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Such a special trip for my sister's 40th and it was truly the staff that are the heart and soul of this super special place. They are the Ritz Carlton of customer service only desert country style. Every single person takes a genuine interest in your stay right down to the guy who picks you up at the end of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

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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Thank Ashley F
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 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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Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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Reviewed 5 June 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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Reviewed 25 May 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Mesa
Price Range: RM665 - RM844 (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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“Make sure you get a king/queen cabin! Kids in the bunk bed rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 302briannas, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in 8 and 10. Both were great. 10 had a little living room area.”
 of 5 bubbles Lanatravels, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I'd ask for a cabin close to the water-though you are never more than a minute or two away.”
  • Couch with tapestry.
  • Little Pink Adobe Casita
  • View from the porch of my cabin.
 of 5 bubbles Alobar49, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“from any room. the longer the walk, the more beauty to behold~ visually & to hear more birds singing.”
 of 5 bubbles gratefulNthankful, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The views from every room were nice.”
 of 5 bubbles KFortC, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
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