We booked several cabins for a family group stay in May. We had a Couple's Cabin and overall, it was comfortable and worked out fine for our needs. Another couple had the loft cabin and they did not find that comfortable at all. I think only children should be climbing up to go to bed. After a certain age, it's really not safe. The ladder to the loft bed wasn't attached so it could easily fall away from the bed.
It didn't bother us but a couple of people in our group had trouble sleeping because of the early morning crowing of a rooster nearby. We asked about it but the office staff acted like, "What rooster?"
The kitchen in our cabin was small and there's no - and I mean absolutely no - counter space. Fridge is also very small so I'm glad we didn't stay longer than a couple of days. Having a shower in the cabin was nice. The loft cabins don't have showers tho so our friends found that to be terribly inconvenient.
Our cabins were close to the "springs" which is basically a scummy pond. Yes, the story about the springs is interesting but it's still a scummy pond. We didn't encounter mosquitoes during our stay but it's early in the season and it hadn't rained yet. I'm sure the mosquito population explodes around the "springs" after the monsoon season arrives so if you're staying in or near the cabins then, expect to be bitten. .
The location is the biggest draw of this place. We waded into Oak Creek and hiked a couple of the trails near the creek. We sat outside under the shade of the trees and had great meals on one of the cabin decks. Our family agreed that we had a good time overall. The cabins are about the same price as a mid-price hotel room but definitely lacking the amenities of a hotel. I really didn't like paying that much to "rough it".
We did not have any negative encounters with the office staff but we also didn't encounter any problems that needed their attention. We're trying to decide if we want to come back next year but some in the group want to try another campground. So I would recommend this place only if you do your research, look at the pros and cons, read reviews and decide if the cost is worth the stay.
- Also Known As:
- Lo Lo Mai Springs Hotel Cornville
- Lo Lo Mai Springs Cornville, Arizona