Ranch Recreation

In addition to outstanding desert and mountain views, clean, comfortable cottages, and an abundance of wonderful food, guests are welcome to experience a variety of activities right here on our 400-acre Ranch. Our staff is happy to assist with lessons, arrange for playing partners, or schedule tournament participation for you.


Our small basketball court is ideal for practicing your jump shot or for a serious game of "Horse."

Bike Rentals

Sturdy, safe bicycles in various sizes and shapes are available for rental through our front desk staff. Free delivery and pick-up are included in your service.


In addition to the often-seen quail, roadrunner, and hummingbird, guests can view the many species of birds who call the Ranch home. Our "Birds on Smoke Tree Ranch" booklet, available at the front desk, is a wonderful guide.


Play a friendly game of Golf Croquet, Arizona Quick Croquet, or the standard American Six Wicket game, while experiencing breathtaking desert and mountain views. Backyard Croquet equipment is available for our younger crowd.

Fitness Center

Our newly expanded fitness center features a nice selection of aerobic machines, weight machines, and free weight equipment, along with great views, entertainment on large screen televisions, and a pleasant atmosphere for those who require a healthy work-out while away from home.


Our quaint little three-hole golf course offers an ideal opportunity to practice or play a short game while enjoying spectacular mountain and desert views. The three well-manicured holes range in distance from 90-100 yards. Clubs, practice golf balls, and tees are available from the front desk at no charge.

Hiking Trails

Our self-guided Desert Plant Walk allows you to experience more than 30 species of native desert plants on our Ranch property. Walkers and joggers can also enjoy well-maintained hiking trails on our 350 acres of natural desert. More serious enthusiasts may depart from our west gate to hike beautiful Smoke Tree Mountain and the surrounding area.


This old-fashioned setting is the location for a fun activity which can include the entire family.

Kid's Camp

During busy weekends and over holiday periods, we offer organized activities for children as part of our Kamp Kawea program. Kids enjoy activities such as scavenger hunts, outdoor games, field trips, water sports, pony rides, rock climbing, bike parades, surprise guests, and nature hikes. Evenings are filled with special theme dinners, moonlight pool parties, bonfires, movies, magic, family bingo, and more!

Kids' Playground

Sound equipment and comfortable park benches contribute to the environment of our old-fashioned kids' playground.

Lawn Bowling

Smoke Tree is privileged to have an excellent lawn bowling green. The game offers the opportunity to be outdoors and enjoy fresh air and fun exercise. Bowls and instructions are available in the bowling storage room, located between the bowling green and the Kiva. Don't be shy – our Smoke Tree regulars are happy to give you a few tips, and welcome you to join in.


We are pleased to now offer four new courts for the increasingly popular game of Pickleball. Please see the Tennis Pro for court reservations. Pickleball paddles and balls can be checked out at the Front Desk.

Sand Volleyball

Gather your friends for a fun game of volleyball on our cushy sand court with fabulous mountain views.

Spa Services

Our Front Desk and Guest Services staff is happy to arrange for massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, and facials, in the comfort and privacy of your cottage, or to assist with arrangements to visit one of several day spas within minutes of the Ranch.


A visit to Smoke Tree Ranch is enhanced by an enjoyable morning or afternoon at Smoke Tree Stables, located on the southwest corner of our Ranch property. K.C. Johnson and his experienced wranglers will match you to the best horse for your riding level, and they will lead you on the tour of your choice.

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

Our Olympic-size, temperature-controlled outdoor pool is ideal for swimming laps, "cutting edge" water aerobics, or an old-fashioned game of Marco Polo. Our large pool deck & poolside Kiva Bar is wonderful for relaxing, soaking up the sun, and socializing with other Smoke Tree Ranch guests.


Our Tennis Pro is happy to arrange matches for you, as well as tournaments, clinics, and lessons, on any of our seven tennis courts. We are proud to offer four newly resurfaced hard courts and two clay courts. We also have two lighted tennis courts for those who enjoy a night game. Tennis Lessons are available with our Tennis Pro. Please contact the General Store and Pro Shop at ext. 423 to schedule lessons.