Cave Creek Tumbleweed Hotel
A whimsical, comfortable, ultra-clean cowboy-themed hotel.
Located right in the middle of the small town of Cave Creek, the 16 rooms at this hotel range from basic to queen deluxe to freestanding villas and casitas. All have a Western theme, reflecting Carefree’s eclectic mix of cowboys, galleries, shops and eateries. Comfortable and low-key, amenities are limited to Starbucks in the office, a soda and ice machine, a picnic and barbecue area and a pool. Casita rooms have a living room, full kitchen and separate bedroom with king bed. Queen deluxe have two queen beds, a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker, and the basic rooms have a king or two double beds, and little else. This place is really quite nice, though, with original brick walls and updated western-chic furniture with bright punches of red accent paint. Light sleepers might take note of walls that allow sound from adjoining rooms to filter through. For breakfast, there’s a great café, Oak’s Diner & Flapjacks, down the street.