Arizona July 25, 2016
This Little Known Resort In Arizona Will Be Your New Favorite Summer Destination
When we think of resorts, often one of the first images that pops into most peoples’ heads is that of a luxurious place for spa treatments, gourmet food, and top notch amenities. Some, on the other hand, specialize in offering a more rustic experience where you can focus instead on enjoying the cool mountain air, hiking, and even just yourself. One such spot is the Lazy Oaks Resort, located in Pinetop-Lakeside.
Sitting along the banks of Rainbow Lake in the White Mountains, Lazy Oaks Resort provides a relaxing retreat in the woods where you can focus on you, the cool pine air, and the lapping sounds of the lake.
What a view, huh? Unlike many other resorts, this one doesn’t overwhelm you with activities, restaurants, and other amenities. It’s a quiet spot for simply enjoying nature and you’ll find that most of your resort neighbors are there for the same thing. The resort does have several row boats for use on the lake, a few fire pits, and even a spot to play horseshoes so you can show your kids how to have fun without electronics.
The resort has 15 adorable log cabins complete with a fireplace, kitchen, and a deck to sip your morning coffee. You can choose a one or two bedroom cabin for your stay; they offer a cozy accommodations for parties large and small.
Like the rest of the resort, the rooms are modest yet comfortable. It makes sense though since you're probably going to spend most of your time outdoors anyway, right? But if that rain is coming down hard, each cabin does come with a TV and WI-FI so you can stay entertained.
You know what else? This place looks pretty even when coated in several inches of snow!
Be sure to check out this short video that shows off the resort’s property, rooms, and amenities so you know just what to expect.
Details: Lazy Oaks Resort on Rainbow Lake is located at 1075 Larson Road in Pinetop-Lakeside. You can find more details and information on booking at their website,
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