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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went this past weekend for a women's retreat. Grounds are fabulous. Serene, spiritual. Rooms near registration far more superior than in two story building across the way. Bring your own shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer etc....no tv. Weird for me but was perfect for the retreat I was attending. Meals served three times daily were fabulous. Salad bar always well stocked....

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Paul C, Public Relations Manager at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have stayed here annually for a retreat event that happens in late February and early March for over ten years. The center is an oasis by itself with peaceful surroundings and well prepared food. And yet is close to interesting shops and restaurants for those who want to leave the Center. The accommodations are spacious, but it is a...

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Paul C, Public Relations Manager at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're looking forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed 21 November 2015

Room was huge! Staff is super friendly and helpful. Food is excellent. Location is handy. The grounds are a desert museum unto itself! I was here for a 4-day conference. A fully self-contained conference center. And a restful place to recharge.

1Thank Brian M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the retreat center for several days. It was very nice and the people were friendly. We liked it so much that we contemplate it as an annual retreat location. It was also perfectly located to be able to walk to restaurants and even a grocery store.

1Thank KevDanF
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Spirit in the Desert is well named, as it is an island of peace and retreat which might come as a surprise after driving through the heavily populated Phoenix area. The location has become an annual destination for me to join a group for study and fellowship and, as such, it is more like a coming home than a travel...

1Thank Pam H
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Spirit in the Desert is a lovely retreat center. The hospitality is wonderful; the space is warm and inviting; and the setting is lovely. There are outdoor fountains and paths, and the sky is clear and bright at night. Rooms are large and comfortable, with private patios that look onto great views. The food was wonderful. it was a perfect...

1Thank Connie P
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Great place for a retreat and amazing views. I stayed here for two days on a company retreat. Good location outside of Phoenix, excellent food, very friendly and accommodating staff and free WiFi. I would definitely come back.

Thank Karen O
Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Spirit in the Desert is located in the beautiful Carefree AZ desert with spectacular vistas and amazing trails and areas to explore. The retreat was head in a terrific center that has wonderful accommodations. The hospitality of the staff rivals that of nearly high end resorts costing much much more. This center is a place for reflection and understanding one's...

1Thank RDuea

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peaceful and quiet setting in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center welcomes groups,retreats, and individuals with advance notice. All bedrooms have private bathrooms, a patio or balcony with spectacular mountain views. Our full time chef will serve homemade, healthy meals and our swimming pool and hot tub will help you relax. Five meeting rooms with free WiFi and AV support will provide the perfect setting for your meetings. This oasis in the desert also features a labyrinth, prayer pathway and "Islands of Silence" mediation path for those who choose a quiet personal option. Explore the cozy Carefree city center area and the Old Wild West culture of neighboring Cave Creek. Meaningful programs are also offered focused on spiritual well-being, exploring your own purpose and meaning in all stages of life, and professional growth for church workers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center

Address: 7415 E. Elbow Bend, PO Box 3254, Carefree, AZ 85377
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Number of rooms: 26
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