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Carefree Resort & Conference Center in Carefree, Arizona

Situated on 23 acres peppered with desert wildflowers, towering Saguaro, and Prickly Pear Cacti, the aptly named Carefree Resort & Conference Center is an authentic Southwestern retreat for those in need of rest and relaxation. Carefree Resort & Conference Center's 228 lavish guest room accommodations envelope you in architectural elements that celebrate both the Sonoran Desert and the tropical oasis of the resort's lush setting. Choose from spacious Sonoran Suites or palatial Resort and Premier Rooms.

Begin the day perfecting your backswing on one of the resort's five lighted championship tennis courts before slipping into one of the half-dozen treatment rooms at The Spa at Carefree for a tantalizing out-of-body spa experience. Choose from an array of desert inspired massages and body polishes that will help you unwind and set a perfectly peaceful tone for the remainder of your stay. Then, tempt your taste buds with traditional, yet innovative cuisine from thick, juicy steaks to succulent seafood dishes at The Lariat restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Lariat takes your dining experience to the next level with a warm ambiance and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. For those who prefer a refreshing al fresco experience, outdoor dining is offered on the Sunset Terrace, which overlooks the resort's gorgeous Serenity Pool and Botanical Garden. Indulge in a delicious nightcap in the Lounge's casual setting before returning to the decadence of your own personal oasis in the desert.

Location of Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Carefree Resort & Conference Center
37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, Arizona

Nearest Airport: SCF

Amenities for Carefree Resort & Conference Center

  • General Information
  • 228 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • 2 Pools and a Children's Pool
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Tennis Courts
  • Car Rental
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Luxury Linens
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Nature Walks
  • Business
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Culture & Arts
  • Educational
  • Golf
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Carefree Resort & Conference Center

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our "girls" vacation and the three of us are very experienced SPA JUNKIES. We LOVED Civana from beginning to end. We recieved a warm welcome from Kyle Treat, the general manager, and from each member of the staff we interacted with during our stay. The property has a casual contemporary Palm Springs vibe and it's beautiful!!! We enjoyed ordering drinks at the pool and eating delicious meals in their two restaurants. The classes were original and well designed. Lisa guided us on two hikes to ancient ruins and she was professional, the views spectacular!!!. These three Spa Junkies can't wait to return to Civana when their "New" spa building opens in the fall!!!

tcam325 - Tucson, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

The accommodations at Civana are superb for relaxation, conversation, and renewal. If planning a business meeting or retreat, make sure to build in adequate free time to explore the area or relax onsite.

Loey P

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

From the outside it “appears” the formally Carefree Inn has undergone a dramatic transformation. It has a modern vibe with a lot of white (walls, floors and light fixtures). The rooms have new functional furniture and the bathrooms “appear” to have been redone. We stayed here 3 nights for a golf tournament. The first evening the air conditioning wasn’t working so we were moved to a different room. The next morning we discovered the shower head was broken in the new room. Finally the last day the smell of sewage in the building, hallway and our room was so overpowering we opened every window and door trying to get enough fresh air so we could shower and leave. The style was updated, but the substance was left behind.

Lo V

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was scheduled to go to a conference there. The property is well maintained and super clean and elegant. Staff are utmost professionals. Excellent food. It is kind of out of the way though and there are virtually no vending machines for snacks, other than soda. Also, they are mindful of light pollution so keep area lights dim at night. Older folks like me would do well to bring a flashlight.

tmcnamara1 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from a girls trip to the beautiful Civana spa in Carefree, it was wonderful ! The rooms are newly remodeled and beautiful, the beds and pillows were very comfortable. Michelle is a very good masseuse and I enjoyed my massage, it was a good reward after a spin class offered at the resort. We also tried the TRX class with Lisa and really enjoyed it. The classes were interesting and we all experienced new things. We also enjoyed the juice bar. We look forward to returning once the new spa is up and running this fall. Best of luck to the new owners !!

Joanne D

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