Carefree Resort


37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, AZ 85377

Tucked in the scenic foothills of the Sonoran Desert just 35 miles North of Scottsdale, Arizona lies the aptly named Carefree Resort & Conference Center. At this desert gem, guests can embrace the Southwestern lifestyle in total relaxation, Arizona-style. Situated on 23 acres peppered with desert wildflowers, towering Saguaro, Giant Ocotillo, and Prickly Pear Cacti, Carefree Resort & Conference Center is an authentic Southwestern retreat for those is in need of rest, relaxation and a little bit of rodeo.


The resort's 328 guest rooms and residential-style villas are gracious but not overly done resulting in soothing and simple spaces with uncluttered panoramic views of the Continental Mountains. Indulge in the perfect details, such as adobe-style fireplaces, two-person whirlpool tubs, private patios for lounging, and plenty of seclusion.

  • Resort RoomRead More

    Resort Room

    Decorated in desert neutral tones, this spacious room features two-queen beds with premium bedding, luxurious bathroom with granite countertops, a balcony or patio with a mountain or pool views; amenities include flat-screen plasma TV with premium cable channels and pay-per-view movies, complimentary daily newspaper and wireless Internet access.
    • Cable/satellite television channels
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Crib upon request
    • Daily Newspaper Service
    • Hair Dryer
    • Individual temperature control
    • Iron and Ironing Board
    • Premium bedding
    • Robes
    • Rollaways Available


The Lariat Grill offers a warm, comfortable ambiance with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant boasts a New-American and regionally-influenced Southwestern menu, with a touch of Mexican & Santa Fean influences. The ambiance is perfect for any gathering and the meals are served with impeccable attention to quality and detail. Theauthentic wood-burning brick oven adds an exciting flair to Lariat specialties such as grilled steaks, delicious seafood and thin crust pizzas. The Lariat Grill also offers outdoor dining on its Sunset Terrace, which overlooks the resort's Serenity Pool and Botanical Gardens.

Red Horse Saloon is the perfect place to relax after a day of fun in the sun is Carefree's Red Horse Saloon. A replica of a turn-of-the-century saloon, the Red Horse Saloon has a full menu highlighted with juicy burgers, thick sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, cold beer, and specialty margaritas. The Red Horse is a gathering place for resort guests and Carefree residents alike. The setting is very comfortable overstuffed couches, billiard tables and big screen TV's.


The resort provides complimentary shuttle service to Carefree’s art galleries, shopping, and restaurants within a three-mile radius. Recreational activities are aplenty here, with two outdoor pools, five lit tennis courts, and a day spa. The resort is also home to its very own Grasshopper Studio, where guests can watch and learn about the art of glassmaking.

Exercise Equipment, Hot Tub, Outdoor Pool, Sauna, Cable/Satellite Television Channels, Complimentary Toiletries, Crib Upon Request, Daily Newspaper Service, Hair Dryer, Individual Temperature Control, Iron and Ironing Board, Premium Bedding, Refrigerators Available, Robes, Rollaways Available, 24 Hour Business Center, ATM/Banking, Bellman, Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuffle, Concierge, Disability Accessible Facilities, Elevators, Hair Salon, Laundry Facilities, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, Multilingual Staff, Pets Are Welcome, Phone with Voice Mail, Safe Deposit Boxes, Tour Desk, Wedding Services, Tennis, Accessible Path of Travel, Accessible Bathroom, Roll-In Shower, In-Room Accessibility, Elevators
Additional fees may apply for select amenities and services.


Please note: Guests will be required to present a valid photo ID and a credit card upon hotel check-in. Hotel package prices include room and room tax, only, and do not cover incidental charges, parking fees, cleaning fees, or resort fees which some hotels may collect upon check-in to cover added-value services such as spa, fitness, phone charges or energy fees. In most cases, guests must be at least 21 years old to check in and there must be one person at least 21 years old staying in each room. Most hotel check-in times are 2:00pm to 3:00pm and most hotel check-out times are 11:00am to 12:00pm. To avoid confusion, please note that your flight departure date and time may be different from your hotel checkout date and time.

Resort Fees Applicable: No