Hannagan Meadow Lodge
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Charles wanted to fit in another fly fishing session with Chuck before we left as well as one final ride on Rosie so he had an early breakfast lane whilst the three of us preferred a more relaxed approach. Oliver and Abi had an arena session booked at 9.15am so they could practise lopping and get hints and tips from the wranglers. I packed and caught up on Facebook, emails etc then headed to the arena to take photos and video of Abi & Oli. Charles had improved so went ...
You've heard the saying "the early bird catches the worm"' well, Charles thought he'd start early and pack in as much as he possibly could starting at 7.30am with breakfast. The rest of us preferred the lye in. After his breakfast he had a Ono on one fly fishing casting lesson with Chuck, so for 1 hour 30 mins he practised various styles of casting.
The rest of us had a relatively lazy morning with breakfast at 9am. Oliver and Charles went for another archery session to sort the ...
Breakfast at 8am was great.
Our first activity was a riding lesson in the arena so we headed over the the barn to sign yet another waiver and choose our cowboy boots and helmet for our first sit on a horse. Bonnie & Duke were looking after us so the first question was who has never ridden a horse before, which was Charles & Oliver. Abi and declared ourselves beginners as we haven't been on a horse in a while. We ...
... Ronnie went more mainstream and got a deli sandwich across the street. With food in hand, we found a nice bench beside a river and chowed down.
After Silver City, we headed northwest and ultimately ended up in a tiny town named Alpine, AZ, where we found a remote campsite at Lake Luna. For $12, we had the whole place to ourselves except for one other camper. Some of the most beautiful scenery ...
Camping in the forest about two miles out of town, we are exploring for wifi. The community center offers connectivity. We meet Lynn and eventually her husband Brian (both artists). They invite us for a shower and dinner. Incredible salad and huge burgers with bacon and all the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hannagan Meadow Lodge Alpine
The trip was Awsome
We enjoyed the trip and friendliness shown to us by all.
Thank you so much.
Sorry about the computer mix up, guess my eyes do not see as well anymore, as it was in a black case on the floor of the back seat. Thanks for calling back.
We watched the Arizona Highway show last night and it was a good show.
Rolland and Donna Paul
P.S. You might promote the trip south because it is also awsone. It takes about another 1 1/2 hours to get back to Globe that way, but was well worth the slow drive.
Most well equiped cabin ever...
Over the years we have stayed in many cabins. Hannagan Meadow Lodge is far and above the most well equiped. The food was very good.
We needed a little getaway from the hectic pace of the Phoenix metro area so after doing a little research, we discovered Hannagan Meadow Lodge on the internet. It sounded perfect , we selected the cabin that best suited our needs and soon found ourselves driving from the desert valley to high up through the gorgeous mountains with superlative views. We arrived to find that the Lodge looked exactly as it was pictured and described, we quickly went to our comfortable and cozy cabin and settled in.
This is such a beautiful place and I love bringing my parents and grandchildren but there are many things that need improvement.
Been by Hannagan Meadow Lodge a few times but this time we made it our first overnight stop. Up from Phoenix via Safford and the Coronado Trail on motorcycles to The lodge. Staff was great, rooms were nice and we had a blast! Bill the lodge wrangler had some stories and was easy to get him started on them. Nice thing too, Bill listens to your stories also. Food was great and I had the prime rib special on Friday night. It came with salad bar and potatoe. On the salad bar was a beef stew soup made by the part owner/cook that was out of this world. Very beautiful place set in beautiful surroundings. The elk came into the meadow around dusk and gave us all a show. We sat out on the front porch had some drinks, talked and made some friends with the staff and other guests. Breakfast buffet in the AM was pretty good and we were ready to head out after that to get on with our ride. If you like watching television, listening to the raido and talking on the phone then this place is not for you because none of this is in the rooms. I reccommend this place highly and I will be back. Thanks to the staff, we had a nice stay with you all!
Atmosphere was perfect
We loved the cabin, the wilderness, and the people. It is a beautiful area. We really enjoyed the fireplace in the cabin.
Pros: Unique and beautiful location. Great food at the lodge (breakfast and dinner) at very fair prices. Cabins in good shape and can accomodate any number of guests. Excellent outdoor cooking facilities open to guests (grills, fire pits, picnic tables, fire wood, hatchets). Walking/hiking trails nearby. Wrangler Bill is quite a character and happy to accomodate any and all horseback riders.
We stopped patronizing Hannagan Meadow Lodge a few years ago when its 5-star location, just across the road from Blue Range Primitive Area and some of the finest wilderness hiking in Arizona, could no longer compensate for filthy rooms, trashy grounds, lousy service and really bad food. We heard new managers were in charge and, tired of the drive between Alpine and the trailheads especially after dark when elk own the highway, decided to give them another try for the recent holiday weekend.
Beautiful aera , lots of wild life,saw several wild turkeys and their little ones.
Great weekend getaway
I recently discovered yet another completely unique area in Arizona. Being in Hannagen felt like being in Montana or Idaho yet was close enough to be a weekend adventure from Phoenix. Great staff, fun location, I would highly recommend to all...