Castle Hot Springs
Scale of 90-100
Just an hour north of Phoenix, this resort dates to the late 1880s. Towering 100-year-old date palms line the entry to the canary-yellow lodge, one of the few remaining historic buildings on the property, which houses the lobby, bar and dining room. Overseen by chef Christopher Brugman, Harvest serves excellent cuisine that employs produce from the on-site kitchen garden. The property lacks televisions, as guests are encouraged to disconnect, but Wi-Fi is available. Rooms are spacious and contemporary, with large fireplaces and indoor-outdoor baths. Guests can hike to the source of the springs and soak in 120-degree mineral water. (There are also two pools that are cooler.) Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted. The hotel operates seasonally from October to May.
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The stunning, remote setting.
While comfortable, the newer buildings do not reflect the historic nature of the property.
Good to Know
Getting there requires a 6-mile drive down a winding dirt road. You can make it with a car, but the gully crossings are better suited to an SUV. The hotel is closed for the summer.
Castle Hot Springs Features:
- Horseback riding
- Hot tub
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Lodge Room, $530; Editor’s Choice: Spring Bungalow, $1,000.
Learn more about Castle Hot Springs:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.