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Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Ranked #10 of 57 Hotels in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Scottsdale for 30 years, and never knew about the treasure of Saquaro Lake Ranch! We celebrated a friends birthday and it was amazing to kayak down the Salt River and then picnic on the lawn when we returned- we saw over 20 wild horses: spectacular, fun, terrific, beautiful! We’’ll be back!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Patty S
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Easy to book, great communication throughout and a great trip. No previous experience required as it’s a nice easy ride to suit all experience levels. A great way to see wildlife in a relaxed environment. Waterproof bag for valuables, sunscreen, hat and a bottle of water is all you need in addition to your camera. Really great way to spend a half day. We will take the longer trip next time. Fantastic.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great adventure! We were all 3 first time kayakers. The "launcher" was very thorough and informative. They were on-time for launch and pick-up. Wonderful trip. I'll do it again. The kayaks had back support which was a main concern of mine. We got just wet enough to have fun but did not tip over at all. We brought water, wore sneakers and sunscreen. It was fantastic.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Sonia D
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Saguaro Lake Ranch makes kayaking the Salt River so easy. The staff are easy going and extremely helpful. They are very reassuring to new kayakers giving a thorough orientation to the kayak and to the river. I recommend this to everyone.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Hidden away in the East Valley is a beautiful ranch and your starting off point to kayak the Salt River. I went for the 4.5 hour kayak down to Granite Reef, and it was amazing! Easy to kayak, beautiful scenery, and the fact you don't have a guide makes it all the more of an adventure. Loved every minute of it!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Thank My W
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Additional Information about Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

Address: 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215-9724
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Mesa
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Mesa
Price Range: $197 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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 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. ... more   less 
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