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Phoenix — By Heather Wright Schlichting on July 6, 2010 at 6:06 am
Filed under: biking, cabins, fishing, outdoor recreation, retreat, top-feature

A Lazy Retreat in Greer, Arizona

retreat, outdoor recreation, cabinsLooking for a getaway to escape the urban landscape, but not willing to rough it to experience the great outdoors? Head to eastern Arizona’s White Mountains where the luxurious, yet rustic Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins sits on the banks of the Little Colorado River.

A four-hour drive from Phoenix, this lodge sits at an elevation of 8500 feet beckoning visitors any time of year. Winter activities such as cross-country skiing, sledding, sleigh rides and snowmobiling are plentiful. Temperatures in the summer are in the 70s which makes it the perfect retreat to relax in the wilderness.

Near the charming and historic town of Greer, this resort is surrounded by the White Mountains and dotted with hiking/biking trails suitable for all types of skill level.

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Take a free fly-fishing lesson and catch a trout at one of the five ponds.

This resort offers their guests every type of creature comfort and FREE tools to enjoy the outdoors:

  • For bike riders mountain bikes and helmets for the entire family
  • Five private trout ponds are each fully stocked with trout for catch-and-release fly fisherman
  • Fly fishing equipment and even fly fishing lessons
  • Bird and wildlife lovers will enjoy binoculars
  • Star gazers will love the telescopes
  • DVD movies and board games for family entertainment
  • Wireless Internet access is available in designated locations
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The dining room at 373 Grill.

Two restaurants on the property serve up great options for all types of tastes. The 373 Grill, known as the “Best Steakhouse in the White Mountains,” is the Greer Lodge Resorts comfortable and friendly restaurant/bar that serves steaks, seafood, and an impressive wine list. The Neon Moon sits in front of two private trout ponds with a rear patio overlooking the amazing Riparian plains. This casual dining environment serves dinner nightly and lunch all summer long. Big screen TVs will keep you connected to the outside world and live music during the week will keep your toes tapping.

Two- to three-bedroom “Cozy Cabins” range from 500 to 1,120 square feet and are ideal for a family outing sleeping six to eight people. “Large Luxury Cabins” range from 1,120 to 2,650 square feet and sleep up to 14 people. Cabins, some dog-firiendly, include fully equipped kitchens, gas barbecue grills and large outdoor decks. Many of these cabins offer breathtaking views of the Greer Valley and the Little Colorado River meandering through the resort.  All cabins feature Westin® Heavenly Mattresses , sofa sleepers and Free Satellite TV/DVD.

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One of the many types of cabins at the Greer Lodge Resort.

If tranquility is your quest, consider the Red Setter Cabins starting at $349/night. Named by Fodor’s Magazine in 2006 as “One of the Top 10 Places to Stay In The World,” the cabins on the Red Setter property offer sit up against breathtaking views of the national forest. Cozy or Large Luxury Cabins are ideal for family reunions, group gatherings and other special engagements.

Not bringing the whole family, just planning a romantic weekend? There are also log motel rooms starting at $99/night and luxury cabin rooms at $179/night. The choices at this property seem endless. Here are a variety of summer vacation packages that are good till September 30, 2010.

Although I have not personally stayed at this resort, it is highly regarded by travel experts and locals. The lure is the cooler temperatures and the exquisite greenery of the mountains and the meadow. And although you are in the midst of the woods, you’ll receive personal attention and all the right amenities to make you feel right at home.

Greer Lodge Resort & Cabins

44 Main St, Greer, Arizona (map)


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