Waterfalls cascade over boulders in the outdoor pool at Full Circle Ranch B&B. If it weren’t for the panoramic views of the mountains in the distance, you might forget you’re in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Right outside the hotel, horses kick up dust in a corral as they wait for guests to saddle them up and ride across the rugged terrain. When you’ve had your fill of sunshine, head to the lodge’s softly lit great room to lounge on a leather couch and watch movies on a big-screen TV.
Southwestern decor and log-frame beds give the guest rooms and casitas a rustic vibe. In roomier casitas, you can warm up by the fireplace or watch the sunrise from your private balcony.
Home-cooked breakfast: The complimentary spread often includes such savory dishes as black bean, egg, and jalapeño wraps or gingerbread waffles to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Outdoor oasis: Kick back in the whirlpool hot tub.
An onsite concierge is available to help you arrange hot air balloon rides and horseback-riding excursions.
Notable recognition: The bed and breakfast received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2015.
Cave Creek, Arizona: Rodeos and Historical Sites in Old West Town
Cave Creek hasn’t changed much since its Old West heyday, when it was settled by miners and ranchers in the late 1800s. Downtown, you can play a few hands of poker and then sidle up to the bar in a saloon to sip whiskey or cool off with a sarsaparilla float. The wood-framed storefront windows are decorated with cowboy boots, ten-gallon hats, and wooden wagon wheels; you almost expect a tumbleweed to come rolling down the dusty main street. You can still watch cowboys rope cattle at an old-school rodeo or visit a local ranch to take your own steed out on desert trails that weave up the base of the Black Mountains. Visit Cave Creek Museum to see relics of the town’s Old West heritage, which include historical saddles and Native American pottery.
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What You Get
2-night stay for two
Option 1: $169 for a stay in Acacia or Desert Mistletoe room, valid for check-in Monday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday–Sunday stays (up to a $260 value)
Option 2: $199 for a stay in Acacia or Desert Mistletoe room, valid for check-in Friday–Sunday; not valid for Tuesday–Thursday stays (up to a $290 value)
Option 3: $209 for a stay in El Encanto or La Paloma casita, valid for check-in Monday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday–Sunday stays (up to a $350 value)
Option 4: $235 for a stay in El Encanto or La Paloma casita, valid for check-in Friday–Sunday; not valid for Tuesday–Thursday stays (up to a $390 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 8/16/15
Blackout dates: Not valid 7/3/15–7/5/15
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies.