Cherry Creek Lodge, is a portrait of when rustic Arizona meets modern convenience - the perfect place to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities or just relax at the Lodge. Our beautiful Lodge is located on a working cattle ranch within the Tonto National Forest, with grazing rights on over 40,000 acres. There are activities to suit every taste.
The rich history and culture surrounding the Lodge is the stuff of cowboy legends - detailed in several books and the source of many movie plots. One of the gunfights of the Pleasant Valley War, an infamous range war that started with a dispute between the Graham and Tewksbury families, took place on the ranch. Find out more about the history of Pleasant Valley on our history page.
Guests are welcome to bring their own horses, an advance reservation of a stall or room in one of the corrals is preferable. There is a stabling charge of $25 per day, (two flakes of hay included). If you do decide to bring your own horse, please be aware that many of the trails around the lodge are very rocky and may not be suitable for horses with delicate feet, some trails require crossing running water, and some trails include relatively steep slopes.
There is so much to do at Cherry Creek Lodge! Buried deep within the Tonto National Forest, guests are able to experience the full natural beauty of the Arizona highlands.
Whether you feel like strapping on a pair of jeans and cowboy boots and hopping in the saddle of one of our beautiful horses, flying around in our four wheelers, or venturing out on your own for a hike, you’ll take in the Arizona wilderness like never before.
Feel like experiencing rustic Arizona but don’t want to leave the comfort of the lodge? You don’t have to! There is plenty to do right outside our front door including fishing on Lake Sharon (watch out the fish bite like piranha!) or practicing your archery or shotgun skills.