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Get an overview of this hotelHigh-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 the Musical Instrument Museum.

Spa, tennis

Carefree Resort offers 5 lighted championship tennis courts, 2 outdoor pools, and an onsite spa with a lounge.

Southwest scenery

Carefree Resort rooms offer furnished patios or balconies overlooking the Continental Mountains, desert landscape, or the grounds of the property. Amenities include high-speed Internet access.

Carefree Resort & Conference Center

37220 Mule Train Rd Carefree AZ 85377

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 the hour, 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 and massages. Guests dine in the restaurant with dramatic views and terrace dining.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Total number of rooms - 204 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Computer station 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1963 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 30000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2787 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Garden 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 22 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Free valet parking, RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Desk 
  • 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 WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

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 complimentary fitness center offers treadmills, stationary bikes, stair machines, weight-training equipment, and an outdoor deck with mountain views.

Bicycle rentals make it easy for guests to explore the peaceful landscape.

Destination activities geared toward families are offered daily; several are complimentary.

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 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

The Spa at Carefree has 5 treatments rooms, a relaxation lounge, separate men's and women's locker rooms, and a spa boutique. Treatments include massages, skin care, aromatherapy, and body treatments.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50-75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Self parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50-75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25. per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Carefree Resort
  • Carefree Hotel Carefree
  • Carefree Resort And Conference Center
  • Carefree Hotel
  • Carefree Resort Conference Center

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the 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).


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