Hannagan Meadow Lodge
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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.
A Little Slcie of Heaven
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.
Although we had a fully equipped kitchen and brought our own food and drink supplies, we opted to have our first meal at the restaurant in the Lodge. The meals were delicious and the portions very generous, we were very satisfied. The folks who run the lodge are very friendly!
I've always heard about the "whispering pines" and imagined that I knew what it meant but after being in Hannagan Meadow, I now know what the sound is really like and how peaceful it is. We can't wait to go back, our visit was just too short. We will recommend Hannagan Meadow Lodge to all of our friends, family and to anyone who is looking for a new place to explore or to just relax and enjoy.
This is such a beautiful place and I love bringing my parents and grandchildren but there are many things that need improvement.
We always rent Leopold and arrived late to find one very disgusting toilet, obviously it had not been cleaned. My granddaughter was going to try and clean it but I said absolutely not. We did not get a response in the lodge even though it was before 8PM. We went to the Assistant Manager's residence and Nikki did come right down to clean it and was very apologetic. Rustic cabins are fine but rustic doesn't mean dirty. I swear the same dirt is in this cabin as three years ago when first rented, i.e. blinds, baseboards. My hair spray rolled under the bed and I hated to get it. Had to wash the can off as it was coated with dust. The beds are very comfortable but wonder when the bed skirts, quilts and shams were last washed. There were two dead flies in the refrigerator. It needs a good thorough cleaning and should be maintained in that manner after each guest leaves.
Seem to be a a lot of people there to work but hard to tell what they do. All the travel trailers detract from the beauty of the lodge, cabins and area.
Store was rarely open and poorly stocked. Used to be able to get many souvenirs and did get a couple of shirts. Wish the post cards were still available. Due to lack of items as souvenirs, went to Ålpine and spent $80 there, too bad it couldn't have gone to the store at Hannagan. It was also my understanding there hadn't been any gas this summer. It did not affect me but surely did people on the way down the Coronado Trail.
Did not find the people to be very friendly for a customer service oriented business. Other than Bill, the Wrangler, I believe the most friendly person was named Iva.
We had a couple of meals at the lodge and the food was very good.
The best part of the stay, other than the beauty of the location, was Bill McClain and the horses. We had many rides and loved it.
I will only come back next year if Bill and the horses are there. If the other things are not improved, it will be my last stay. I spend a lot of money for our stay and don't think it is too much to expect these changes to be made.
Great ride to a great lodge!
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.
Cons: Wish the General Store was open more and had a better selection of food products for sale. What they do have is a bit pricey. Area behind the lodge was a bit disheveled looking - took a little bit away from the overall beauty of the place. Wish there were a few more amenities - board games in the lodge, or sports equipment for free or for rent (badmitten net, soccer ball, for example).
New Management - A Welcome Improvement
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.
We had the Babbitt room, at roughly 10' by 10', the smallest in the lodge. It was clean, the double bed was comfortable, the shower had no visible mold but ample hot water. A single window looks out the front of the building toward the eponymous meadow. Price was $60 per night.
The dining room serves a breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 9:00 and dinner from 5:30 to 7:00. Menu for the latter offers four entrees: sirloin steak, salmon, chicken fried steak, and marinated chicken. Prime rib was also available both evenings we were there. We sampled the prime rib and chicken fried steak (actually chicken chicken fried steak) and deemed them quite good. Portions were large, and the service, while a bit unprofessional, was prompt and congenial. Bill for dinner for two plus a couple glasses of no-name cabernet plus tip came to about $40. Breakfast offerings were scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, bacon, biscuits, gravy, waffles from a box and cereal. The gravy looked similar to that served at dinner with the chicken fried steak, which I really enjoyed, but was actually rather tasteless. The biscuits, which appeared to have been made on site, were good. Breakfasts for two cost about $15, and we had to hunt down someone to pay.
Overall, we were pleased with our stay and are planning another in the not too distant future. New comers should consider that highway 191, which passes in front of the lodge is quite popular with motorcyclists of the Harley Davidson variety. Those machines make a lot of noise, and their owners, after they finally kill the engines, talk very loudly. If you imagine sitting on the front porch in the late afternoon listening to the breeze in the aspens, you may be disappointed.
Beautiful Aera in the mountains
Beautiful aera , lots of wild life,saw several wild turkeys and their little ones.
Nice large herd of elk all cows and calves between Hanningan meadows and Alpine.
Beautiful pine covered mountain tops about 9 thousand feet elevation .
A fee things I do not recommend staying at the meadows cabins,, very pricey ,and not origional ones as we we told , they were cabins moved in from another forest service site..So if you are planning on trip their let them know you want the origional cabins..Whcih are much better at same cost..Also if you are looking for a nice quite get away as we were ,,youll not find it their as their childern are allowed to run around the whole place on the 4 wheelers, eairly am and late pm. At what ever speed they want..
Plus coming to your door asking are you going to be coming down to the resturant for breakfast or dinner... We had made res, several weeks in advance, with no contact from the office, I called to reconfirm just the day before giong up the desk clerk,confirmed all was okay..But ot find out after driving almost 200 miles up to Clifton , only about 70miles from the Meadows that the Road had been closed for three weeks and was advised we now must travel several hours and many miles futher into New Mexico to arrive by night fall at our destanation before night falls,,,I believ this should have been their responsablility to have advised me when I called to reconfirm...As their was anouther route we would have taken.
Alpine has several cabins for rent and at about 1/2 the cost....
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...
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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 ...
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Breakfast at 8am was great.
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