Book your room at Carefree Resort & Conference Center
Standard Room, 2 Queen BedsMax Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)
Premier Room, 2 Queen BedsMax Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)
Suite, 2 Double Beds (Sonoran)Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 4 infants)
Suite, 1 King Bed (Sonoran)Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)
Premier Room, 1 King BedMax Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)
High-desert resort in foothills near Scottsdale
A Carefree oasis
Saguaro cacti and other native flora spans more than 20 acres of the Sonora high desert. The resort is 2 miles from downtown Carefree and 11 miles from Sundial Musical Instrument Museum.
Carefree Resort offers 5 lighted championship tennis courts and an onsite spa with a lounge.
Carefree Resort rooms and villas offer furnished patios or balconies overlooking the Continental Mountains, desert landscape, or the grounds of the property. Amenities include high-speed Internet access.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Carefree Resort encompasses 23 acres of the Sonora high desert peppered with desert wildflowers, towering saguaro, and prickly pear cacti. The resort is 2 miles from the town of Carefree's art galleries, shopping, and restaurants. Complimentary transportation is provided within three miles, on demand, and based on availability. Complimentary newspapers are available at the front desk and valet parking is free.
The resort offers 5 lighted tennis courts. The onsite spa provides an array of treatments including facials, massages, and body wraps. Guests dine in the restaurant with dramatic views and terrace dining.
- 24-hour front desk
- Total number of rooms - 218
- Tennis on site
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Conference space
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Shopping center shuttle (complimentary)
- Fireplace in lobby
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
- Computer station
- Designated smoking areas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Laundry facilities
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 2
- RV, bus, truck parking
- Free valet parking
- Parking (limited spaces)
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Free self parking
- Year Built 1963
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Wedding services
- Television in lobby
- Hair salon
- Health club
- Free Wi-Fi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Poolside bar
- Number of meeting rooms - 22
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- 24-hour business center
- Conference center
- Outdoor tennis courts 5
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Free self parking, Free valet parking, RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces)
- Premium bedding
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Complimentary weekday newspaper
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Designer toiletries
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
- Free Wi-Fi
- Room service (limited hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
The Lariat Restaurant - Overlooking the main area with views of the Continental Mountains, the restaurant serves seafood, steaks, pasta, brick-fired pizza, and other popular fare. Decor includes rock walls, a fireplace, and potted cacti. Outdoor dining is available on the adjoining Sunset Terrace. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served.
Room service - Available from early morning to late evening.
Nearby Things to Do
Spanning 23 acres of the Sonora high desert, the Carefree Resort offers numerous recreational opportunities. Guests have access to 2 outdoor pools and 5 lighted tennis courts. A tennis pro, lessons, and equipment rental are also available (surcharge). A complimentary fitness center offers treadmills, stationary bikes, stair machines, weight-training equipment, and an outdoor deck with mountain views.
On Friday and Saturday nights, during summer months, "dive-in" movies are screened at the main pool area. Bicycle rentals make it easy for guests to explore the peaceful landscape.
Destination activities geared toward families are offered daily; several are complimentary. On Friday nights, a singing cowboy on horseback makes an appearance.
The resort can arrange a variety of off site activities that include boating and fishing on Bartlett Lake, hot-air balloon rides, and Jeep excursions (surcharges). Guests also enjoy priority access to 15 highly ranked golf courses nearby, including the Grayhawk Golf Club, designed by Tom Fazio, and Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Scooter/moped rentals on site
- Tennis on site
- Tennis lessons on site
- Golf lessons available nearby
The Spa at Carefree has 5 treatments rooms, a relaxation lounge, separate men's and women's locker and steam rooms, a full-service hair salon, and a spa boutique. Treatments include massages, skin care, aromatherapy, body treatments, hair salon services, and nail care.
- Facial treatments
- Number of treatment rooms 5
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Body treatments
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time ends at 2 AM
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age is 21
Special check-in instructions:
Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 10 PM.
Check-out time is noon
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
- A 13.27 percent city/local tax will be charged
- Resort fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night
- Pool access
- Fitness center access
- Shuttle service
- Internet access (may be limited)
- Phone calls (may be limited)
- Self parking
- Pet fee: USD 50-75 per room, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
We should mention
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the condominium resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).