The culture and heritage of the Pima and Maricopa tribes are reflected in every aspect of this tranquil property on the grounds of the Gila River Indian community, 11 miles south of Sky Harbor Airport. Guest rooms are detailed with Native American art and textiles, and Kai Restaurant, one of Arizona's best, combines Southwestern and Native American culinary traditions. Families enjoy the Koli Center for on-site equestrian activities and the kids-oriented activity pool.
A 2½-mile replica of the Gila River meanders through the property; you can take a boat to the Whirlwind Golf Clubhouse, the nearby Wild Horse Pass Casino, or Rawhide Western Town. Keep your eyes open for the wild horses for which the resort is named—or keep them comfortably closed at the Aji Spa.