CAREFREE RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

37229 Mule Train Rd., Carefree, AZ 85377 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.5 Star Resort Spa or Beach Resort in Maricopa County
33.82343 -111.90858
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3.5/ 5

Based on 578 guest reviews

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  • Has outdoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 18.7%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 204 rooms
  • 2 floors in property
  • Check out time: 12:00 noon
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 9.6/10
  • Hotel has 8 meeting rooms

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Check Rates 1 King Bd Pool or Mtn Vw WiFi 550 Sqft
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Check Rates 1 King Bedroom Fridge Micro WiFi Dining 777sqft
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Check Rates 1 King Bedroom Full Kitchen Dining 1440 Sqft
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Check Rates 2 Double Bedroom Fridge Micro WiFi Dining 635sqft
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Check Rates 2 Queen Bd Fridge Micro WiFi 550 Sqft No View
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Check Rates 2 Queen Bd Pool or Mtn Vw WiFi 550 Sqft
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Check Rates 2 Queen Bedroom Full Kitchen Dining 1440 Sqft
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Check Rates 2 Queen Bedroom Sitting Area Private Bath 600 Sqft
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Check Rates 2brm 1 King 2 Queen Fridg Microwave WiFi Dining 1110sqft
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Check Rates 2brm 1 King 2 Queen Fridg Microwave WiFi Dining 1110sqft Bed and Breakfast
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Local Attractions

Downtown Carefree (1 mile from property)offers a large variety of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries for a wonderful western experience. Local golf, jeep tours, horseback riding, and hot-air balloon rides available among other attrations.

Verified Reviews of Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Our Stay was Perfect!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
All of the staff were most accommodating and very attentive to our every need. Would love to hold any meeting there again.
(Group coordinator, booked 20 rooms), from US flag
07-Feb-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 04 to Fri Feb 06 2015 at a $170.00 group rate (25% discount).
Response from Management on 10-Feb-2015:
Thank you for the kind words and feedback Pat! Let us know when we can start the process for next time.

Customer Reviews of Carefree Resort & Conference Center

3.5 out of 5. Based on 578 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Continental Mountains and towering Saguaro cacti, the Carefree Resort & Conference Center has 204 spacious deluxe guest rooms and suites. Just minutes from north Scottsdale, our retreat-like oasis encompasses the natural beauty of our surroundings while catering to the pleasure of our guests with two heated pools, two Jacuzzis, five lighted tennis courts, an exercise room, three restaurants, and spa. Play the greens at several nearby championship golf courses. Unwind with a tennis match on one of the resorts five lighted tennis courts, enjoy a work out in our full-equipped fitness center or lounge in one of our heated pools. Experience the beauty of the Tonto National Forest with guided tours by horseback, jeep or bicycle. Escape with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride for a bird's eye view of the Sonora Desert. The resort's signature restaurant, the Lariat Grill, creates a warm, comfortable ambiance with inspiring mountain views. The intimate dining room features a delightful collection of southwestern cuisine. Enjoy our outdoor dining patio for those beautiful desert sunsets. Relax and exhale while experiencing the spiritual decadence of massage treatments and therapies exclusive to our Spa. Spend an afternoon or an entire day dedicated to body treatments, massage and skin care all designed to relieve stress and fatigue while rejuvenating the body and mind. Make your next vacation a stay to remember at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 12:00 noon
Year of Last Renovation: 2011
Floors: 2
Rooms: 204
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 204
Handicap Rooms: 6
Suites: 20
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 8 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 80000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1100 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 15.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 3p - 11p
Pool Info:
Carefree Resort & Conference Center boasts a spectacular Serenity Pool and accompanying whirlpool nestled in the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. During the day, enjoy lunch or your favorite cold libation as you soak up the sun. In the evening engage in a conversation over the poolside gas firepit. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing respite at our newly remodeled Carefree Suites pool.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hours on individual reservations
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 13.27%
Total Misc Fees: $12.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 9.30%
Audio Visual Tax: 9.30%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 12.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 6.00 Per Item (PER NEEDED)
Shipping Handling Fee: 10.00 Per Item (Varies)
Additional Person Fee: 10.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimentary)
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 200.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 200.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 50.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 22.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 22.00%
Banquet Labor Fees: 50.00 Per Hour
Banquet Bartender Fees: 125.00 Per Hour
Chef Attendant Fees: 125.00 Per Person
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 22.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 25.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 35.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 35.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 42.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 24.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 68.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 80.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 14.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 78.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 3.50 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 3.75 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar: 18.00 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 39.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Small pets allowed in Resort rooms. Non- refundable deposit of $100 due at check in.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Carefree Resort and Conference Center is located just North of the Phoenix/Scottsdale Metro Area in Carefree, Arizona. The resort is serviced by Phoenix Sky Harbor airport located 27.5 miles (45 minutes) to the south and Scottsdale Airport located 12 miles to the south.

Local Shuttle Info: complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Full Service Restaurant serving breakfast daily or Catering Functions for private dining

Internet / WiFI

Wi-Fi is part of the Resort Fee and gives you access from your sleeping room and any common areas.

Seasonality and Projections at Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Rate fluctuations of Carefree Resort & Conference Center

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group/meeting rates and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group bid was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 65.9% in the month of February 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $270 in the month of March 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Carefree Resort & Conference Center in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Carefree Resort & Conference Center.

Feel free to use the Carefree Resort & Conference Center meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Carefree event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Saguaro Ballroom 80 x 120 x 20 10000 400/400 300 400 92 80 240 63/50 1100 1000 1000
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Saguaro Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
10000 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
80 x 120 x 20 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
20
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Board Room 24 x 20 x 9 480 --/-- -- -- -- -- 18 --/-- -- -- --
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Board Room

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
480 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
24 x 20 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Complimentary with minimum spend in Banquet food and beverage
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Cholla Ballroom 108 x 42 x 14 3696 250/270 215 250 100 80 100 28/23 350 350 350
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Cholla Ballroom

This is a Jr. Ballroom and can be divided in two. The foyer can be used as registration, am/pm breaks. The meeting room was renovated in May 2011.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3696 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
108 x 42 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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The Opera House 72 x 112 x 22 8064 350/375 300 250 194 60 80 50/40 500 450 --
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The Opera House

Large open room with built in stage and additional space on the mezzanine level. Terrazzo floors and beautiful large chandeliers - pays tribute to our western heritage with artwork and lighting
Room Type:
Auditorium
Total Size:
8064 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
72 x 112 x 22 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
14
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Palo Verde 1 32 x 28 x 9 896 50/-- 45 32 30 25 -- --/-- 50 -- --
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Palo Verde 1

Palo Verde rooms have four options- almost all square, all right next door to each other. Hard wall seperates rooms. Close proximity to sleeping rooms. Rooms have Sunset Terrace for a meal option. New carpet, lighting, art work and paint - great rooms!
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
896 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 28 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Palo Verde 2 32 x 36 x 9 1152 60/-- 50 40 30 25 -- --/-- 60 -- --
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Palo Verde 2

Beautiful room with large windows facing the main pool! Most popular meeting room - easy access to main area. New carpet, lighting, art work and paint. Three other rooms right next door, separated by hard walls -
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1152 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 36 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Palo Verde 3 32 x 27 x 9 864 50/-- 40 32 25 25 -- --/-- 50 -- --
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Palo Verde 3

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
864 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 27 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Palo Verde 4 32 x 27 x 9 864 50/-- -- 32 30 25 -- --/-- 50 -- --
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Palo Verde 4

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
864 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 27 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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