If your typical vacation to escape the heat usually involves a trip North on I-17, then it's time for a change! Next time head out of Phoenix on SR-87 through Payson and on into Greer.
Then 6 miles off the highway you will find a guest ranch located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest called Hidden Meadow Ranch .
At 8,550 feet, their average summer temperature is in the mid to high 80's, and if that isn't good enough it's an all inclusive guest ranch with a restaurant on-site and enough activities to keep you and your family busy for days.
Guests will stay in handcrafted log cabins with a king sized beds in the downstairs master bedrooms, and queen and twin size beds in the upstairs loft.
You will be served three fantastic gourmet meals each day and get a choice of amazing ranch-sponsored activities. My favorite was learning to horseback ride in the arena, and also seeing the look on my 5 year olds face when he caught fish after fish in their private pond. They also offer guided nature hikes, canoeing and mountain biking during the warmer months, as well as archery and BB gun shooting, leatherworking and woodworking projects all year long.
I think this is one of Arizona's best kept secrets, and I hope you all get a chance to experience their amazing staff and wonderful facilities. And to help you get there, just mention Sonoran Living and receive $100 off your first nights stay with a minimum of a 2 nights stay.
Hidden Meadow Ranch
PO Box 300
620 County Rd 1325
Greer, AZ 85927