East Mesa to Canyon Lake and Beyond!

Wow, the year 2010 has ushered in some fabulous warm and sunny weather. The people out and about on the town are sporting their summer attire throughout the day and at night you can get away with simply a light sweater or jacket. The high today was 73 and as you can probably guess, the phone lines at Arizona Lodging Experts have been ringing off the hook. Some of our renters are reporting temps as low as –5 in Montana and The Canadians that didn’t leave before Christmas are snowed in for the winter. I don’t even want to know how cold the windy city is… brrrrrrrrr chilly!

So then, have I yet tempted you into leaving behind your frosty winter environment and escaping to sunny and warm Arizona? If enjoying the outdoors is your thing and you like stunning landscapes, road trips, golf, spas and 5-star dining then you need to get yourself out here now!

Here is how one prospective renter from Indiana put it to me today.

“We plan to swim in the pool, fry like bacon in the sun, eat out and hang with old friends. I desperately need a margarita by the pool while looking at some aloe plants and a saguaro cactus or two”

I love it, doesn’t that just sounds like the perfect week?

With that being said I wanted to let you know that we are blowing out our rental rates for January and first two weeks of February. Right now we are offering huge discounts on our rental rates. Everything we have available can be rented at special discounted rates. Mid February through March are booking up fast and we are almost sold out for that time frame. January and the first two weeks of February are wide open, not only is the weather warm we also have a lot of activities coming up like the Phoenix Open, the Arabian Horseshow and the Barrett Jackson Auction.

Last weekend the weather was so nice I fired up my motorbike and took a scenic trip to east Mesa were we have a nice vacation home with flat screen TV’s in all the rooms, a heated pool and a billiard table. From the east Mesa home you can be to the Superstition Mountains and on up to Canyon Lake in 30 minutes. Here is a photo I took of my bike after crossing over the first bridge at Canyon Lake.

canyon lake bridge

Canyon Lake offers fishing, boat marina, restaurant and camping. The marina also has boats for rent. If you keep going past Canyon Lake you hit the town of Tortilla Flats with a population of 6! Stop in for friendly conversation and a cold beer at the town’s only bar/restaurant. Or if you happen to have some mail with you stop in at the post office and send your letters out with a post stamp from the Tortilla Flat post office! Here’s a picture of Tortilla Flat.

tortilla flat

If you are really down for an adventure keep on going past Tortilla Flat on the Apache Trail. You’ll find some beautiful mountain vistas as you approach Apache Lake, Past Apache Lake you can visit some ancient cliff dwellings that are over 750 years old and finally you will get to Roosevelt Lake and beyond that to the town of Globe, which is an old mining town. My Nona, the daughter of Italian immigrants was born and raised right in downtown Globe were her parents ran a Tailor shop. There is a lot of history in that town. Here you can take the Highway back into Apache Junction and onto East Mesa via the US-60

Growing up in Arizona I’ve had the opportunity to explore all four corners or our state. I never grow tired of taking road trips. I hope you can come out here and enjoy all the great experiences we have to offer.