A great value luxury hideaway northwest of Phoenix.
When this resort opened in 2007, it was out in the boonies northwest of Phoenix. Now, development makes it an in-town option for enjoying Lake Pleasant; it also boasts a full-service spa, lagoon swimming pool with a three-story water slide and beach, sport court, fitness center and tennis. One-bedroom suites have whirlpool tubs, complete kitchens, pullout couches in the living rooms and fireplaces, while two-bedroom suites include full kitchens with bar, dining rooms and patios or balconies with views of the surrounding mountains. One of the most interesting features is a constant array of off-site programs including horseback riding, boating and hot air balloon rides. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered on Mondays.