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“Peaceful Getaway”
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Kohl's Ranch Lodge
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Payson
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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“Peaceful Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My husband and I were traveling through Arizona and chose Kohl’s Ranch from an internet search. The property was lovely! We stayed in a two-bedroom house that was impeccably clean and had all the amenities we could want. The staff was friendly and accommodating to our requests. We were on the creek and enjoyed wine on the back porch at night and coffee in the morning. There were plenty of activities for the family and I love that they had scheduled events throughout the week if interested. I wish we had more time to stay at Kohl’s Ranch and I would definitely come back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We spent 3 nights here as a gift from our children...the studio apartment was spacious with a microwave, mini refrig and coffee pot.....a lovely lawn view from the sliding glass doors,,the patio area had a small table and 2 chairs great for bird watching or just sitting back and reading a good book....the beds were very comfortable with firm mattresses, fluffy pillows and nice linens...we played bocci ball, some mini golf, took a walk by the creek and just relaxed...unfortunately we couldn't recommend the restaurant...., limited selection and the quality was fair at best...it is a perfect place to get away for a few days if you're looking for some rest and relaxation.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We've stayed here a few times in the Spring and Summer and really enjoyed it. It's not an overly fancy hotel but if your looking for a laid back getaway in the woods you've come to the right place. The kids really loved the backyard play set and the sports court plus playing by the creek was a real treat for those of us from the desert. You can even go fishing right there outside the hotel. The hammocks were a lovely spot to relax too :-)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

I was in serious need of a "get-away" so we booked two nights at Kohl's Ranch -- our first time to stay there. We had a two-bedroom cabin, creek-side, with a terrific deck and its own hot tub. Being there on week nights before school lets out, it was very peaceful and pleasant. My guess is that summer weekends are probably not so quiet.

The facility itself was lovely -- no complaints. The problems relate to what we didn't know (especially since we booked ahead and they had ample opportunity to communicate with us) -- first, that the restaurant was closed while we were there. The saloon also was closed our first night, but we got a great dinner in the saloon the second night. Second, they had told us when we booked that the wifi there was unreliable, so we didn't take a laptop. When we got there -- they had a new system and working wifi! It would have been nice (and good marketing) to let us know ahead! (There is an available computer in the lobby, if you're desperate.)

We asked (at check-in) if there was still a restaurant at Christopher Creek and were told yes! Plus a small market. Off we go to Christopher Creek (about 4 miles), only to discover that the restaurant regularly is not open any of the nights we'll be there. REALLY annoying that the lodge staff 1) didn't know,or 2) didn't say.

The cabin had a well-equipped small kitchen, so we stocked up from the market to cover the next few meals. (Not the "vacation" I had pictured.)

This was a two-bedroom with a tv in each bedroom AND the living room. The cabin is all knotty pine with little to absorb sound. Drying my hair in the bathroom was loud for my husband watching tv in the front room. Be aware of the potential for minimal privacy and maximum noise.

We would stay here again. We'd just be a lot more precise in asking questions, and avoid the busy season. Fall should be lovely.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

My wife and I ran up to Kohl's Ranch last weekend. What a great place. We loved it so much, we decided to book a family vacation in June.

We stayed in a one-bedroom and it was the perfect size. It had a kitchenette, but we did not use it. Tonto Creek runs through the property and they have a sport court and sand volleyball court.

We ate dinner and breakfast at the Zane Grey Steakhouse and had very nice meals.

I would recommend this to any one, even families.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Queen Creek, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go on a little getaway for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We stayed in a 1 bedroom cabin overlooking the creek. It had a full kitchen, bath, fireplace and a whirlpool tub on the deck. It was beautiful and so relaxing. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed listening to the creek with the breeze coming in. At night we enjoyed the fireplace. When we checked in they gave us goodies and a card and wished us a happy anniversary. We went hiking and hopefully next time we will try horseback riding. It was a great and memorable anniversary.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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diamondresorts, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about you and your husband’s recent stay here at Kohl’s Ranch Lodge. We were quite honored to hear that you both choose our resort to spend your 1 year wedding anniversary. It was with great delight that we also read that you had a great and memorable time. We look forward to seeing you both in the near future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

This is a Diamond Resorts Property that we traded our timeshare for. We stayed in a 2-Bed, 2-Bath cabin. It had a spacious kitchen, was clean with a living/dinning room area as you entered. There is a stream running behind the cabins with a wonderful little green area with BBQ's. It sits amid the forest and is 17 miles from the town of Payson. It is a peaceful setting. The staff is highly responsive to any issues. There is no AT&T phone reception here. The internet connection was not good. They were changing providers to clear up the issue. Even with the update, there were times that we could only get reception in the bedroom.
We enjoyed the property but would stay in the Pinetop area next time we go to the RIm Country.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Diamond R, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay here at Kohl’s Ranch Lodge. We were glad to hear that our accommodations, location, and customer exceeded your expectations and contributed to your positive stay. Our location is a huge draw for many of our guests. While it is in a very peaceful, quiet location; one of the drawbacks is that cell phone reception and Wi-Fi signals are not the best. As you stated, we have made steps to try in resolve this issue with a change in providers. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We hope that you will consider us again the next time you are visiting the area.
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Property: Kohl's Ranch Lodge
Address: 202 South Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, HC-2, Box 96K (mail), Payson, AZ 85541-2272
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Region: United States > Arizona > Payson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Payson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kohl's Ranch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you first arrive at Kohl's Ranch Lodge in Payson, Arizona you will be sure you have truly cornered a little piece of paradise. The location is what creates this setting, which borders on perfection. Kohl's Ranch Lodge is at the base of the Mogollon Rim and on the banks of Tonto Creek. All of this comes together in the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. This stunning, off the beaten path section of Arizona's back country was made most famous by author Zane Grey, who stirred up vivid imagery of a striking land throughout his tales of the Old West. Not to mention, the people here are known for their historically famous, western hospitality. You will revel in the casual and friendly atmosphere that makes each stay here an inviting experience that leaves visitors wanting to come back for more. ... more   less 
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