4.2 on October 06, 2014
Wonderful escape if you would rather experience more of the desert and less of the city. Room was beautiful and had a private porch that overlooked the desert where you could relax, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the stars come out.. Tom and Debbie are wonderful hosts... the breakfast was gourmet, wonderful and unique. Highly recommended!!!!
4.0 on June 10, 2014
We had a very nice 2 night visit at Full Circle. Would definitely recommend to friends and would return in a heartbeat. Excellent!
4.8 on April 19, 2014
Every time we walked in it smelled liked something had just came out of the oven. . It was wonderful. Sherrie was great and her sweet treats that she left in our room were a special touch. The sunrises and sunsets were awesome... Thanks for one of the best vacations we have had in a long time.
5 on April 18, 2014
This was our fourth stay and has always been a relaxing, friendly experience with an outstanding breakfast. Phil and Mary
4.4 on April 05, 2014
Full Circle Ranch is a very relaxing and restful place. The room and bathroom were somewhat small, but very clean and nicely decorated. The bed was very comfortable and we were pleasantly awakened by all the birds in the area. Breakfast was delicious and the host was more than accommodating to our needs.
4.0 on April 05, 2014
This B&B is located almost at the north end of its neighborhood towards the Tonto National Forest and has a beautiful desert view from the pool and patio. It might be difficult to find for the first time if arriving after sunset. There is a sign on the corner of the property, but it is a distance from the last traffic signal. We stayed in the Acacia room, which suited our one-night visit. It was quiet. The bathroom and walk-in shower were large, but the bedroom does not have a lot of room around the bed and the television looked small. If you wanted to spend time in your room, you would be better off choosing a larger option. Breakfast on the patio was delicious -- fruit followed by french toast. Sherrie was concerned about our needs and comfort. The other guests were quiet and friendly. We would certainly return, but would extend our stay and choose a more spacious room.
5 on March 30, 2014
What a wonderful place! Quiet, super clean, peaceful, wonderful amenities, and the most delicious breakfasts we have tasted. Sherry, the innkeeper, is so friendly, welcoming and has a lot of great suggestions for activities in the area. Her breakfasts are not only delicious, but plated beautifully. We sat on the outdoor porch and enjoyed our morning meal with a beautiful view of the desert, often chatting with other guests. Our room was so clean, bed very comfortable and we had all we needed. We stayed in one of the casitas for a week and had our own little porch to soak up the sun in the morning and view the stars at night or just relax and look at the mountains during the day. We often relaxed in the pool area which was beautiful, clean and peaceful. We have stayed in the Scottsdale area for several years for our vacation but this was my far the most relaxing and enjoyable place we have been. We will definitely be going back!
4.6 on March 27, 2014
What a wonderful surprise - better than the photos - such a peaceful, star-studded location!! Breakfast was incredible and the location was convenient. We will definately be back!
4.8 on March 27, 2014
We've been on many trips for medical needs, and in the process discovered amazing places. A Friend, Myself, and Mom went to Arizona for surgery during my Birthday week. In March/April 2013, had surgery and fun! Our trips are purely medical based, so we make them enjoyable by staying off the beaten path. Due to my health we are picky and inspect everything; Need few stairs and prefer an ADA room. I travel with a Service Dog with allergies and special needs. We review places by comparing and ranking them with criteria most important to us. Belated reviews as my health allows. Trip: 23 days, 03/29-04/21/13 # of Places stayed: 6 Overall ranking of this Inn is: # 1 of 6. Our Room: Joshua Tree, 3 nights; 4/2-4/5-2013 This was our 2nd stay at Full Circle Ranch, And will not be our last. Sherrie should win as Innkeeper of Arizona! She does a lovely job interacting with her guests, a pleasure to chat with, and respectful of privacy. She's a phenomenal Cook! Transfers healthy into decadent every morning. Hard to pick, I think my favorite are her gingerbread waffles! The property is gorgeous, and well maintained. The common areas are inviting with authentic western flair. A huge covered patio where breakfast is served, looks out over the pool with an infinity wall making it appear that water flows into the mountain desert backdrop, Paradise! More to love, The built in hot tub, and rooftop deck for stargazing. The Joshua Tree room is very comfortable with a front porch private entrance. Super comfy bed! The bathroom, TV and Fridge are very adequate. Most important, it's spotless! It's "Lindsay Clean" which requires a lot of details, it passes with flying colors. Highlights: Sherrie the Host and wonderful Dog Hannah. Cleanliness of the property and rooms. Gorgeous pool with special features. Delicious food with views and lots of wildlife. Location, quiet with hiking trails within steps. You can bring your horse with you!
4.6 on March 26, 2014
Full Circle Ranch is a very pleasant place to stay. Remote, yet only minutes from the I-17 freeway. Close to restaurants in Cave Creek. Warm hostess (Sherry) who makes the most wonderful breakfast. You will not be disappointed. We have stayed here in the past and will again in the future.
3.4 on March 24, 2014
We spent two nights at Full Circle Ranch; ours was more of a 'business' trip than pleasure, so we really needed a quiet place to sleep, and a nice unhurried breakfast in the morning. Sherrie was a wonderful hostess; her breakfasts were excellent, and her organization of the B&B is impeccable -- every possible need was anticipated. We will stay there again if we have the chance.
4.6 on March 23, 2014
The stay was wonderful. Mostly because noy only the end was great but the manager/hostess was sonice and helpful. The food was to die for and the little treats. What a beautiful place to stay
3.8 on March 21, 2014
Sherrie is really wonderful and accommodating. The view from the tables where breakfast is served is breathtaking. We enjoyed the hot tub, although the pool was still a bit too cold (we visited in early March). We stayed in the Desert Mistletoe room and had the beds converted into a king. The room is small but the common areas are comfortable if you want to relax and read in a comfy chair. Sherrie always has a huge variety of teas on hand - which is a big plus for me - and she leaves sweet treats in your room for an afternoon snack. We enjoyed visiting with Hannah, the dog, in the afternoon when she was out and about in the yard and pool area. She's very sweet and well behaved, but if you're not a dog lover you may be less comfortable with Hannah being around. This inn is a bit away from the main town and highways so there's a peacefulness to the property. We heard birds every morning and throughout the day. You can hear the horses whinnying at nearby ranches. It was a relaxing place to spend a few days. If you get a chance, take a short hike in the Cave Creek park.
3.2 on March 20, 2014
The place is clean, has great ambiance and is nestled into the desert. But calling this a B&B is like calling the Hampton Inn a B&B cause it includes a free breakfast. The Innkeeper is not the owner and treats it very much like a job and practically every request or even attempt at conversation is met with resistance. The business about it providing a complete concierge service is total bull. I asked about golf -- forget reservations I couldn't even get any recommendations. The Hot tub is lovely but it is turned off and covered and requires a two hour notice to be turned on and is promptly turned off around 8.30 pm. Not sure why it is covered if it is not heated. Methinks it is to dissuade its use. I had paid over $1000 dollars in advance, arrived at 2 am, and was rushed even while eating breakfast into paying the remaining balance on the total cost of the stay. I suspect because many a guest would like to escape if they could. I am type 2 diabetic, didn't ask for any special diet prior to arriving. However, the extra sweet breakfasts and other goodies (and they are good), had my blood sugar well above normal and into dangerous levels -- not her fault of course, but my request to give me the same meal as she was preparing for another diabetic guest was rebuffed with -- "don't eat it or take extra insulin or whatever it is you diabetics do". In her defense, she did relent within a couple of days and withheld the dressing on the fresh fruit and gave me an English Muffin for breakfast. Perhaps the place is too much for her to run on her own. My impressions were not unique. The guest book is sparse and at least one other guest couple had the same vibe and I don't believe they get a lot of repeat customers. If you are just looking for a place to stay and experience the Arizona desert -- this is a great place, but you are going to feel like you are the poor country cousin who is imposing on the rich city one. Brad C/Edina, MN
5 on March 16, 2014
Full Circle Ranch is truly an oasis! The ranch is beautiful and the surrounding nature is incredible. You can sit for hours just relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views. It's the perfect cute for the stressed out. The breakfasts were also amazing. It's a place that's really hard to leave
4.8 on February 25, 2014
My wife and I spent a February weekend escaping the midwest cold by enjoying a stay at Full Circle Ranch. Full Circle Ranch was exactly what we were looking for and Sherrie is an awesome host. She keeps everything very clean. Breakfast is served between 8 and 9 and believe me you don't want to miss it. We had some fantastic breakfast burritos and some out of this world waffles. Sherrie is also great at adapting her breakfast to meet specific food requirements. We stayed in the Joshua Tree room and it shares one wall with the kitchen so you may hear some noise as Sherrie gets your breakfast ready, kind of like home. Sherrie knows that and is very respectful and works hard to keep the noise down, but If you are a light sleeper and that bothers you, I definitely recommend the casitas as they are separated from the main house. I gave the room 4 stars because the bathroom is starting to show a little wear, not because of the kitchen noise, which was really minimal. The Ranch is in a great location to get to various activities and Sherrie directed us to great restaurants for dinner. If we are ever back in the area, we will definitely stay here again.
5 on July 01, 2013
Everything about the Full Circle Ranch was outstanding. Sherrie was warm and friendly. Her breakfast was delicious. The setting was ideal and location very quiet. A great stop over on our way to Sedona.
5 on June 03, 2013
Yes, this was my first experience with a B&B, but I wouldn't give Full Circle Ranch (FCR) anything under 5 stars regardless because the experience was wonderful and exactly what I needed. I drove 350 miles from CA for a five night stay based on three things: a friend's recommendation of Cave Creek, reading online reviews of FCR and FCR's website. When I arrived the hostess, Sherrie, greeted me and surprised me with a free upgraded room! And, no, nothing was wrong with my original room. Because I had arrived on Memorial Day, Sherrie was (understandably) throwing a small get-together and therefore felt that I would have more privacy in one of the bigger rooms. (By the way, the attendees were very respectful.) The room itself (a casita) was better than any hotel room I've ever stayed at. It had all the small comforts you could ask for. Like the main house, it had a terrific blend of Arizona home-life and chain hotel fixtures. Very cozy, in other words. Within the first hour I saw jackrabbits, Quail and doves—later on I saw a cottontail. And I can’t forget Sherrie’s loveable dog Hannah! Very well mannered old girl who liked to have her stomach scratched. The patio view was great—not a single bug bit me the entire time. If you’re looking for almost complete silence this is the place for you. Nature was the predominate sound, but if you’re itching for city life it’s only 15 or so minutes away. I stayed at the Ranch the majority of the time so I couldn’t tell you what sights to see, but I do know that Sherrie could tell you instantly. The meals at breakfast were outstanding—and we’re talking a full meal here, folks, not some crappy hotel coffee and bagel. Each morning brought something new and delicious. I could go on and on, but I’d say just look at her website. Everything you need to know is there. It’s a great place and if I’m ever in the area again I will be staying here. You should too. --Mike F
5 on April 22, 2013
Full Circle Ranch is set in a spectacular setting. There are beautiful views as far as the eye can see. Along with those views are wonderful walks close by. Sherrie is friendly and helpful and a fabulous cook. We couldn't have been happier with our gorgeous room and delicious breakfasts.
4.0 on April 18, 2013
Wonderful experience. This property is very relaxing and peaceful. Rooms are extremely clean. My favorite part was eating breakfast on the patio and watching all the wildlife.
5 on March 27, 2013
We were looking for a place outside Phoenix but still close enough to enjoy what Phoenix has to offer. The Full Circle Ranch was just what my wife and I were looking for. We stayed in the casita El Encanto. The private patio was very much enjoyed as we enjoyed the breezes and the birds in the late afternoon. The room was spacious, pleasantly decorated, and the bathroom was very roomy. Sherrie was an excellent hostess providing yummy breakfasts and great information about the area. I have one small grip as the Wi-Fi did not sync up with my Apple products (Sherrie was working on the problem). Since I am supposed to be on vacation this isn’t all bad but we use Yelp extensively so we had to fire up the phone after leaving the B&B as they did not have service for AT&T. We are thinking of returning next year to catch a few spring training games.
4.0 on March 24, 2013
Gem of a B&B in the outskirts of N.Scottsdale. We stayed for 2 nights and loved the patios and views of the mountains and cacti in a hacienda-style setting. The breakfasts were wonderful; we also had a baked treat waiting for us in our room in the afternoon. Small fridge with bottled water available in rooms. Quiet and restful.
5 on March 24, 2013
Very serene with western motif. Sherrie was excellent hostess and cook!
5 on February 22, 2013
This was our first BnB and boy did we hit the jackpot! The entire property is used for BnB accommodations, and Sherrie, the hostess, makes you feel welcome. The area is quiet (except for listening to coyotes at night - cool!) and peaceful; the breakfast is not only delicious gourmet fare, but served with class and pleasantness. This is a great place to stay if you want to take off for golf in Scottsdale or CareFree or to explore the desert. But it's also a great place to stay put to read by the pool or enjoy the desert beauty from the hot tub. I just wish I owned a horse - with the attached mare motel you could bring your own equine friend and ride the miles of trails in the area. (The local Mexican restaurant, El Encanto Dos, even has a hitching rail and corral so you could ride up for lunch or dinner and leave your horse right there!) When we come back to the Phoenix area, there's no way we will be staying anywhere else!
4.2 on February 17, 2013
we spend 9 days at this B&B and have been awarded with piece and tranquillity. Sherrie is an awesome host, her breakfast is formidable. She is also well informed about music scene in Cave Creek and has very interesting knowledge about surrounding area.It was a very nice and pleasant experience for us.
4.8 on February 16, 2013
We loved our stay at Full Circle Ranch. The place is very peaceful and the breakfasts were yum! Highly recommended!!
5 on February 11, 2013
Quiet and relaxing desert retreat nearby to everything. Immaculately clean room and private bath. Delicious homemade breakfasts and sweet treats waiting for us at the end of our days. Innkeeper Sherrie is the perfect blend of friendly and professional. We are spoiled for life! S. Barto, Carlisle, PA
4.8 on January 23, 2013
Wow what a great place ! Very friendly , meeting you at whatever level you are comfortable with . I am gluten free and she took extra time and care to make delicious meals for me . Thank you ! Waking up in the desert while warming in the spa was really special .
4.4 on December 30, 2012
Have always stayed in hotels and thought we would try a B&B. Very nice experience and really enjoyed the personal touch and excellent food.
3.2 on December 06, 2012
Sherrie was awesome, couldn't be nicer. I great place to relax!
4.8 on December 04, 2012
Full Circle was a wonderful destination for us following a family Thanksgiving in Scottsdale. Sherri served us delicious, home cooked/baked breakfasts and kept us supplied with treats in our room. If you're feeling like a splurge at dinner, make a reservation at Binkley's for an exceptional dining experience.
4.4 on November 26, 2012
We needed a short getaway with peace and quiet. This was the perfect spot. We will return.
4.8 on November 19, 2012
lovely fountain, hot tub in rear, spectacular views. Sherrie has a real oasis here.
5 on November 14, 2012
Best rest in the west
5 on November 13, 2012
We had an amazing time. Our trip was a perfect combination of sightseeing, shopping and lazy afternoons soaking up the sun by the pool. Sherry spoiled us with gourmet breakfasts and yummy afternoon treats.
5 on October 19, 2012
Friendly atomosphere. Beautiful area. We really enjoyed our stay!!!
5 on October 13, 2012
Full Circle Ranch was all that we had hoped it would be. It was quiet and secluded, yet close to fabulous restaurants and shopping. Honestly, we spent much of our time reading poolside, which is just what this busy mom needed on her first trip away from the kids. At night we went into town for a delicious and romantic dinner and then can back to the ranch for a dip in the hot tub and a great view of the moon and desert at night. The room was cozy and clean and we appreciated the wonderful lemon macadamia cookies that were waiting for us. In the morning, great coffee followed by a first class breakfast started the day off right. Sherrie is not only a very hospitable hostess, she is also a very accomplished cook. I would highly recommend the Full Circle Ranch and hope to get back there again sometime.
5 on October 12, 2012
Sometimes the place makes itself perfection, and sometimes the innkeeper makes the place perfection. Rarely do they play yin and yang to each other to combine and be perfect. Full Circle Ranch is one of these. Sherrie is wonderful as a hostess and innkeeper, Hannah the Inn's dog just adds to the appeal. However she stays so out of the picture and unobscure that even "non" dog people would be happy here. Sherrie is a fabulous cook, bought her cookbook, and shared some tips as well. We stayed in the Joshua Tree room which has a private entrance off the front porch. Gorgeous room, but more than anything the cleanliness was next to none, and I'm very very picky. I have a compromised immune system and travel with a service dog, so being clean is a must in my book. The bed and linens were so comfortable you wanted to linger. The only thing I can nit-pick about the room is the shower stall size, it's not bad at all, I'm just very tall and clumsy and my mobility is a bit limited. The soaps and water pressure were great. By far though the highlight of our stay.... the pool... I'm not a big pool person as chlorine doesn't agree with me well. However, how can anyone resist a pool with a drop off ledge that goes straight into the desert, with a built in hot tub and waterfall. The hot tub was just the right temp and not too hot. The pool just cool enough. The BEST... being naughty and sitting in the hot tub during a late night desert rain storm, total Bliss. Can't wait to come back.
5 on October 07, 2012
First time we had stayed in the Sonora Desert, and we were extremely pleased with the B & B we chose. It was remote enough to be very quiet at night, but close enough to stores and restaurants . Sherrie who was our hostess, was a dream, she did everything to make our stay so pleasant. The B & B itself , through Sherries hard work, was spotless, and our room , which was one of the casitas , was perfect. One very rare treat, which we seldom find in our stay in different B& B's, are cookies in our room every afternoon when we return from our outings. Sherrie did not disappoint us, every afternoon she made cookies and put them in our room. I find it is the small things sometimes on a holiday that make all the difference . All in all I would highly recommend this B & B .
5 on September 27, 2012
Full Circle Ranch is the best. Nothing disappoints. Rooms, views, host, and the food is fabulous. You will love it here.
5 on September 26, 2012
We always stay at B&B's on our holidays, and I must say this was one of the nicest ones we have been to.. the rooms, food and especially the service from Sherrie was excellent . The surroundings of the Sonoran desert were spectacular , and it was so peaceful and quiet. My wife and I never return to the same vacation spot twice, but in this case I would make an exception. The address they have shown on this site is incorrect, it should be North 24 th street
5 on September 23, 2012
We certainly enjoyed the hospitality we received from Sherry. Breakfast was superb and the peace and calm on the property was just what we were looking for. Will return!
4.4 on September 10, 2012
We only stayed one night, but everything was excellent!!!
5 on August 27, 2012
Absolutely wonderful place to stay! !!! Awesome rooms, awesome views, awesome food! And awesome service! ! Can't say enough! Thank you for a wonderful 3 days on our honeymoon, it was incredible! Hope to stay again in the future, and will highly recomend to everyone we know. Many blessings. Shawn and Amy chapin
5 on July 21, 2012
My wife and I enjoyed an unbelievably greeat weekend at Full Circle. Our room was perfect, the pool was magnificent, and the service and food were absolutely outstanding. We can't wait to go back.
3.0 on July 16, 2012
good vlaue. pretty location. friendly hostess. adequate amenmities
5 on May 15, 2012
Sherrie is great host and she makes the most amazing food. She certainly pays attention to details. The accommodations were first rate. House/rooms were warm, welcoming, and spotless. The rooms were beautiful with nice amenities. The common area has sodas, fresh baked cookies, teas, coffee, and cold bottled water, all nicely presented and available 24/7. We loved being served a gourmet breakfast on the patio, stargazing from the rooftop deck, and relaxing around this tranquil ranch setting. Don't miss out on this beautiful and peaceful hidden gem.
5 on April 15, 2012
My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at the beautiful Full Circle Ranch. Sherrie is an amazing person, each breakfast better than the one before! Great rooms and fantastic views of the surrounding desert. Lookin forward to our next visit. Lawrence & Pam Pickard
5 on April 08, 2012
We stayed 2 nights at The Full Circle Ranch. An excellent B&B with great facilities, stunning views and a very peaceful and stress free atmosphere. Sherrie is a very considerate and efficient hostess, who was helpful at all times and produces the most amazing gourmet breakfasts.This was our first visit to Arizona/Phoenix, and should we ever return the Full Circle would be our first choice for accommodation in the area.We recommend it to others without hesitation.
4.8 on April 03, 2012
Full Circle was exactly what I was hoping for when I booked it. It's away from the crowds and freeways of Phoenix and feels like even farther. The setting is pristine and the grounds are beautiful. The room we had was very nicely decorated. The food was awesome. If you can, stay over for a Tuesday morning Berry breakfast! Amazing! We'll definitely go back the next time in the desert.
4.6 on March 07, 2012
We stayed at the Full Circle Ranch B&B for the first time March 2nd and 3rd and we had a memorable experience. The innkeeper made us feel very welcome upon our arrival and was very warm. The breakfasts were beyond our expectations and exceeded what we have experienced at other B&B's. Nice setting near Cave Creek and even though it seemed to be very remote, it was only a short distance to the I-17 and 101 freeways. We will return!
4.2 on March 02, 2012
The Full Circle offers a wonderful AZ experience. One step outside under that starry sky will prove that. Not fancy so don't expect a resort experience. The rooms (I stayed in the main house so I can't comment on the casitas) were just enough rustic for my taste and extremely clean. The real difference is your host Sherrie. When you exit your car she will call you by name needing no reminder and for the rest of your stay will seem like a long lost relative. She makes the house seem like a 2nd home, cooks great breakfasts, and there will always be homemade cookies or bakery left for you at night. Not cheap but a memorable place. Don't forget to pet Hannah's belly for me during your stay.
4.8 on February 24, 2012
This lovely place is sufficiently off the beaten track on the fringe of the Sonoran desert for you to hear nothing at night and close enough to Carefree and Cave Creek to be in a great restaurant or art gallery within 15 minutes. The set up is very flexible and relaxed - it felt like we were on holiday at home!
4.2 on February 20, 2012
My wife and I spent four nights at Full Circle and plan on going back. If you're looking for quiet, comfort and friendliness, this is the place to go. It's a beautiful setting and grounds and Sherrie starts each day with a great meal. It was like starting each day with dessert. Dave and Pattie, Duluth, MN
5 on February 20, 2012
I enjoyed the family like atmospeher. Thanks to the very friendly inn-keeper Sherry our stay was relaxing like at home. Thanks again - Wolfhard
4.6 on February 18, 2012
Our recent stay at the Full Circle Ranch B&B was lovely! Our casita room was beautiful overlooking the desert, we awoke to jackrabbits and hummingbirds off our private patio. The desert setting was beautiful and very quiet, but still close to shopping, restaurants and great outdoor activities. Sherrie was a wonderful hostess! She was very helpful in giving us great advice on things to do in the area, including some wonderful hiking areas. The Russian chocolate cake she served in the evening was superb and breakfast each morning delicious! We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the Phoenix area
4.6 on January 27, 2012
This was our first B&B experience. We started at the top! Can't imagine how it could get any better than leaving a Midwest winter to arrive in a beautiful, warm desert setting with great food, accommodations, views and tranquility. Thanks Sherrie, for getting us Away!
5 on January 20, 2012
Staying here was like being a personal guest at someone's private luxury desert getaway. Sherrie could not have been more friendly or accommodating. Her breakfast frittata was so good that I had to get my teenager out of bed to experience it. The pool area was so serene I could have stayed there for hours reading and listening to birdsong. Sherrie arranged a sunset horseback ride for us with her neighbors down the road, Tom and Dixie, who showed us the desert and great hospitality. Highly recommend, especially if you need to de-stress.
5 on November 27, 2011
My wife and I, from Sarasota, FL, visited the B&B in early November, 2011. During our 2-day stay, the gourmet breakfast and services were extraordinary. Sherrie, the innkeeper, was most sensative and attentive to our needs. The inn's atmosphere was quiet and peaceful with spectacular vistas, yet close to metropolitan kinds and types of entertainment. We recommend this B&B for those searching for an incredible holiday experience.
4.0 on April 30, 2011
My friend and I have just returned from a 3 day stay at the Full Circle Ranch in Cave Creek Az. The B&B is under new ownership and is newly furnished in beautiful southwestern decor. Breakfast is served on one of the ramadas with a spectacular view of the Black Mountains by the capable innkeeper, Linda Gilbert. All our requests were immediately and efficiently fulfilled. The sounds of the waterfall into the crystal clear pool was the only sound as we relaxed by the beehive fireplace. A second floor deck offered breathtaking views of the setting sun. I would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to be treated royally and wants to enjoy the peace and quiet of the desert's beautiful surroundings.