When your family’s New Year’s Eve tradition needs a makeover, a new venue can be just the ticket! Just a little under four hours from Phoenix or Tucson is the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, and nestled at the foot of these towering trees is the wondrous community of Greer, Arizona.
Often called “the heart of the White Mountain,” Greer is an outdoor, four-season recreational paradise—a place to escape. Acorn Lodge, was built in 2008 and toes the fringe of Greer as a vacation home for you and your family or friends. Styled and decorated just as you would expect a forest cabin to be, you will be enchanted by its warmth and beauty—inside and out.
When you stay at Acorn Lodge AZ, your New Year’s weekend can be spent in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests hiking, fishing, horseback riding, or on the slopes of Sunrise Ski Park—a favorite among skiers and snowboarders alike. If you prefer, lounge the day away in either of the great rooms or in the whirlpool spa set upon the wrap-around deck. With typical mountain-winter temperatures, you’ll be glad for the cozy fire no matter how you spent your day. This four-bedroom, three-bath, two-story cabin sleeps as many as eight and, of course, has a full kitchen with everything you need to make lunch for the road or full meals—just add groceries and the family!
For a special New Year’s Eve celebration, book your reservation now for Molly Butler Lodge and enjoy a fabulous dinner, wine, and celebration surrounded by people you will soon call friends. Though closed on New Year’s Day, Rendezvous Diner serves up the best breakfast and lunch in Greer. Take a morning hike and make your way there—it’s a meal you won’t want to have missed. If you’re up for a drive, head over to Pinetop-Lakeside and visit the White Mountain Nature Center and later enjoy fine dining at Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar or a more casual dinner at Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse. Many of the small communities surrounding Greer have activities and attractions—you’ll simply run out of time and enjoy every moment of doing so. Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area, Petrified Forest, White Mountain Dinosaur Exploration Region, and X-Diamond Ranch provide you and the kiddos plenty of options for recreation. If you’re into fishing, Greer is perched on both sides of the Little Colorado River and Acorn Lodge is just across the main road from the three Greer lakes, all renowned for trophy trout. Uniquely secluded, anglers have pinned favorite spots on both the east and west fork of the Little Colorado River. You can even purchase your fishing licenses online from Arizona’s Game and Fish Department.
Surprise your family with a trip to Arizona’s hidden gem—Acorn Lodge in Greer, Arizona.
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!