Carefree Resort Begins Multimillion-Dollar Makeover

Renovation upgrades give property more polished and revitalized look By: Mackenzie Maher
Carefree Resort // (c) 2010
Carefree Resort // (c) 2010

The Details

The Carefree Resort and Villas in Carefree, Ariz., is poised for a high-profile makeover this summer, giving it a more polished look without sacrificing the resort's unique character. The first phase of the renovation began on July 1 and will cost nearly $6 million.

The seven-month makeover will revitalize the property with new design elements as well as upgrades to the resort casitas, tennis villas and restaurants. The western Red Horse Saloon restaurant will be closed and will reopen as a meeting facility. Its new owner, Bridlie Hospitality Management, has already completed changes to the property, including the outdoor fountains, patio areas and flower-trimmed landscape.

The renovation is expected to be complete in early 2011.

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