I was invited to my cousins wedding at this lovely location. The resort itself is absolutely stunning!! The grounds are very well kept and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
The wedding was held on the golf course and made for an amazing view of the mountains and sunset (which was perfect for this 530 wedding). The area where the reception took place was right below the main restaurant/bar for the resort. the area provided was small but perfect for the amount of people attending (they may have a separate location for bigger parties) there was plenty of room on the dance floor for us to all get-down and boogie!
The resort also catered the food and I must say I was very impressed. AS the guests of the party entered the reception area we were greeted with smiles by two young ladies serving finger foods as appetizers. There was a try of baby bruschetta, and crape wrapped asparagus sprinkled with asiago cheese. Both were very good but I must say to the restaurant manager... if this asparagus isn't on your normal menu it should be and ASAP! They were Delicious and everyone really enjoyed them!! For dinner we had the option of a steak which came with a side of mashed potatoes and asparagus or salmon that came with a side of rice pilaf and asparagus. I was lucky enough to try both options and personally i would always pick salmon of steak but this time around I enjoyed the steak much more! My steak was cooked just perfectly but i did hear other guests say there's was a little rare for their liking (I didn't mind it at all).
although I didn't have took much connection with much of the staff the ones that were working this party we all extremely nice and helpful!
all in all i would defiantly recommend this location to throw and large corporate event or wedding. I'm sure you will be taken care of!
This place looks very rustic when you first check in. We had a Casita with a private patio without a fireplace. The casita is nice because it is two levels. There was a King size bed on the top level and a double fold out couch below. They feature 37" Westinghouse flat screen TVs. Several lamps in our room did not work (3 to be exact even tried the bulbs... no luck) . They do not have black out curtains (strange for a hotel especially in AZ) and our room was east facing so we had the early morning sun through red cotton curtains. GOOD MORNING!!! (see photos posted to their page) The curtains do not close completely so you can actually see into the room from the outside at night. Wasn't pleased with this, but we weren't in the room too much so it didn't turn into an issue. All of the rooms in this hotel are at ground level . They have patios and windows that open, which I really liked.
The Bathrooms are HUGE and offer good fan ventilation, large two person showers but the shower head and water pressure left much to be desired. One plus is they use Aveda products, which are a high end boutique botanical line. The only thing is its a community dispenser so you don't get un opened, unused products. The towels were very very scratchy.. needed softner badly.
We mostly opened the windows in the room for ventilation. The A/C and Heater were unbearably loud.. seriously sounded like something was stuck in a fan.
The pool area was deserted. The pool was ice cold, so obviously not heated in the off season months. The hot tub was marginally luke warm the first time we tried it and shortly after we got out, engineering showed up and said it was fixed. Perhaps they read our minds because we didn't complain we just got out of it after about 5 minutes of it not getting hot. They did fix it and it was great the next morning when we used it.. exactly as a HOT tub should be.. HOT!
The Grill restaurant and Kokopelli's was just right. We had Ruben sandwiches on marbled rye for lunch . They were tasty. The bread is thick and hearty so I cut most of my crust off... The french fries are shoestring style and we just OK. The corned beef was delicious, very lean no fat and thin sliced. Just enough kraut to make it tangy. Decent swiss cheese.
Dinner Kokopelli's - we had : Scallops , Ahi & Ribs. I had the scallops with mashed potatoes and vegetables. My BF had the Ahi and double veggies. My Dad had the Ribs and mashed . We all cleaned our plates. The highlight though of our meal was our server. Don't remember her name (my bad) but she is from Michigan and we are also from the Great Lakes states so it was fun talking about home. She was charming and did a really nice job. They are a little understaffed in the restaurant so heads up to the Owners.
The lady who helped check us in seemed a bit anxious and condescending to the young man who is obviously new to their hotel and in training when checking me in. He was doing the best he could and I thought it could have been handled with a little more finesse in front of customers.
Overall it was a decent experience and we would stay here again (with a travel zoo voucher only.. I do not feel the room warranted $240 value as posted on our voucher) There is no charge for parking and you can actually skip the valet golf cart rides and bell person golf cart rides.. the place is more accessible than it appears on the map they show you at check in. There is a premium liquor store down the road for easy access to purchase libations for your room if you do not want to pay room service prices. Oh read the fine print on your voucher too!
Played last week and as good as it's ever been.
Ok, the practice facility is not up to par with the course but who cares.
The course itself was in perfect condition, nothing to say but had a great day.
Tip: Do not be above the hole if possible.
Closest location for a business trip. Dated rooms. Wi-if is useless. Could not park anywhere near my room. Slept soundly. Upon waking, saw that I had a voucher for free breakfast. Went to the restaurant in the main building. Selection was extremely sparse but I figured that it was fine for a complimentary breakfast. Got some bacon, fruit, and hash brown (I mean REALLY sparse selection!!!!). Waitress approached me and told me b/c I had chosen a hot item, I would be charged an extra $6! I was amazed. I politely paid and left her a generous tip. The room was $190 alone for nothing special. I'll have to check the Best Western down the road next visit to the area.
Great place! Very comfortable, beautiful scenery, and the course is usually in great shape. Always encountering amazing wildlife too! Fun time for sure.