Arizona Retreat Center is located in Fort McDowell, Arizona. In Maricopa County, Fort McDowell is located 23 miles northeast from Phoenix and 34 miles from Scottsdale. It is the home of the Yavapai Nation. The Yavapai have lived and worked in this area for thousands of years, and this land is only a small portion of their ancestral territory. The tribe’s lands still breathe a sense of the Old West, as cattle drives and horses wade across the Verde River to greener pastures. Greens and yellows from saguaros, prickly pear, and tall grasses fill the Southwestern landscape creating a contrast against the blue sky and clear waters of the river.
The Fort McDowell and surrounding areas offer a variety of opportunities for adventure:
stand up paddleboarding
hot air balloon rides
ATV/off road rentals
In addition, local museums, galleries, shops, golf clubs, and a casino provide endless opportunities for entertainment.
Arizona Retreat Center is also located within driving distance of other popular Arizona destinations, including Sedona (2.5 hours), the Grand Canyon (4 hours), and Lake Powell (4 hours).