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Kohl's Ranch Lodge

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Green Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't mind having mice running around in your unit then this would be ok. We caught 3 mice and there were still more in the unit when we left. We have never stayed in a resort or hotel room that had mice in it. This is uncalled for. Beware if you are not an owner because then I...

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Diamond R, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Our property maintains an aggressive pest-control program in order to protect against pest problems during the seasons were they are imminent. We truly apologize for the anomalies that occurred during your visit and hope this situation will not deter you from visiting us in the future.

Glendale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit/stay at Kohl's Ranch exceeded our expectations. This is a quaint and quiet property next to Tonto Creek and close to Rim Country fishing lakes. The staff was friendly and accommodating. They made you feel right at home. Our room was clean and comfortable. There are cabins on the property and another guest told me the cabins are very...

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Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room, but service was atrocious. Bartender wouldn't provide the wifi password. Couldn't get me into my room until 5 PM--even though I checked in at 2:30. Air conditioner cycled on and off continually all night, which was disruptive. Put me next to the ice machine, which was also noisy. Also overheard a complaint about the food at the restaurant,...

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Diamond R, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Our Check-in and out times are provided on your reservation confirmation, we apologize that you did not notice this detail. Any issues within your unit brought to our attention would be rectified as swiftly as possible; we hope you bring this issue to our attention on your next visit.

tucson, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kohls Ranch lodge is located 17 miles north of Payson AZ. Depending on the time of year, rates may be pretty reasonable. There are facilities for families and activities for the kids. On the grounds there is a playground, a lawn chess set badminton courts and putting green as well as a pool and hot tub. This is a place...

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Vail, Arizona
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Kohl's ranch is an out-of-the-way-place down on the Tonto Creek out of Payson, AZ about 15-20 miles, all by highway. It is a woodsy setting, very quiet, and a relaxing location to get away from it all. We stayed in a deluxe 2 bed room unit ("cabin") with Tonto Creek about 50 feet out our front door and deck, babbling...

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Phoenix Arizona, USA
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We could not stay at this location because a pet is not welcome unless you are a timeshare owner. This information was not provided when the reservation was made through Diamond Resorts. Kohls Ranch directly provided this very disappointing news. Ruined our weekend. Had to scramble for other accomodations. Not fun!

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Diamond R, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

We have a strict no pets’ policy; however we accommodate our guests who have service animals. We do not discriminate against any guest or their animal. We hope you return for another stay, in the future.

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place close to home, but far enough that we would be able to enjoy some Fall leaves and hiking. This place was perfect! It has a rustic cabin feel even in the studio rooms, with everything you need. There was a little kitchenette with a stove, oven, sink microwave, refrigerator and everything else including dishes,...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Man what a great place.! We stayed for one night on Monday and only payed 71$. Its in the middle of nowhere and is a perfect place to relax or to reconnect with your loved one/s. They have a "saloon" connected to the resort where you can have breakfast,lunch, or dinner. They have a heated pool, hot tub, playground, volleyball...

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Although the location is beautiful and the resort grounds are nice, the rooms are nothing more than a super 8. Broken furniture, dirty carpet, no house keeping during our stay, no clean towels, rude staff, extremely loud voices early morning in the hall by the house keeping closet, and just nothing special about this place at all. The pool is...

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Diamond R, Manager at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Please know that these issues do not accurately reflect our deep commitment to unparalleled service, and will be amended in short order. We are currently renovating this resort to meet the Diamond standard and appreciate your patience. As we are primarily a Vacation Ownership property, housekeeping services are provided on a weekly basis. A daily housekeeping service is available for...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We rented 2 studio suites for 3 days and lodge was quiet and peaceful. We had 4 yr old with us and there was lots to do to keep him entertained (even though we were gone most days hiking). They had extensive list of games to check out and anything we needed, the staff was quick to help. The fish...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When you first arrive at Kohl's Ranch Lodge in Payson, Arizona you will be sure you have truly cornered a little piece of paradise. The location is what creates this setting, which borders on perfection. Kohl's Ranch Lodge is at the base of the Mogollon Rim and on the banks of Tonto Creek. All of this comes together in the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. This stunning, off the beaten path section of Arizona's back country was made most famous by author Zane Grey, who stirred up vivid imagery of a striking land throughout his tales of the Old West. Not to mention, the people here are known for their historically famous, western hospitality. You will revel in the casual and friendly atmosphere that makes each stay here an inviting experience that leaves visitors wanting to come back for more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kohl's Ranch Lodge

Address: 202 S Kohl Ranch Lodge Rd, HC-2, Box 96K (mail), Payson, AZ 85541-2272
Region: United States > Arizona > Payson
Price Range: €60 - €173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kohl's Ranch Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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Kohl`s Ranch Hotel Payson
Kohls Hotel Payson
Kohls Ranch Lodge
Kohls Ranch Az
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“Get a room not facing the parking lot and check out availability of cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles 638darrenj, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some reviews mention no amenities in room, these are in the lodge itself like a typical motel room. Rent a 2 bdrm cabins with full kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles barte47, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try a one or two bedroom. They have cabins by the river that looked wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles T2572WIsharonw, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“a room overlooking the back and the creek.”
 of 5 bubbles CMcD515, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“request a Creekside room.”
 of 5 bubbles ItamiTravels, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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