The all-inclusive Sonoran Desert Villas offers the amenities and personalized service of a 5-star luxury resort in a secluded, peaceful location. Unwind by the pool, enjoy a game of bocce ball, or work on your golf game at the putting green. Experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert while hiking or mountain biking. With 18 total guest rooms, the three luxurious houses at Sonoran Desert Villas provide all you need to leave with renewed energy and vision.
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
Sonoran Desert Villas is adjacent to the Tonto National Forest, which is the largest national forest in Arizona with more than 2.9 million acres. It is the seventh largest national forest among 154 USDA National Forests. Tonto National Forest features some of the most rugged and inherently beautiful land in the country. Sonoran Desert cacti and flatlands slowly give way to the highlands of the Mogollon Rim.
Sonoran Desert Villas is located in Fort McDowell, Arizona. In Maricopa County, Fort McDowell is located 23 miles northeast from Phoenix and 34 miles from Scottsdale. It is the home of the Yavapai Nation. The Yavapai have lived and worked in this area for thousands of years, and this land is only a small portion of their ancestral territory. The tribe’s lands still breathe a sense of the Old West, as cattle drives and horses wade across the Verde River to greener pastures. Greens and yellows from saguaros, prickly pear, and tall grasses fill the Southwestern landscape creating a contrast against the blue sky and clear waters of the river. The Fort McDowell and surrounding areas offer a variety of opportunities for adventure: hiking kayaking stand up paddleboarding tubing hot air balloon rides ATV/off road rentals In addition, local museums, galleries, shops, golf clubs, and a casino provide endless opportunities for entertainment. [Insert name of retreat center] is also located within driving distance of other popular Arizona destinations, including Sedona (2.5 hours), the Grand Canyon (4 hours), and Lake Powell (4 hours).