My family had so much fun at our Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak staycation last year that we decided to do it again this summer! We appreciate how kid friendly this resort is, which makes it easy to relax here with our family! Our 2 queen/1 bedroom suite was spacious and consisted of a separate living area and bedroom, perfect for a family with small children. We were able to put the kids to bed and have some grown up time in the next room without waking them up. The sink area was separate from the tub/shower, which makes getting ready in the morning much more convenient. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak also offers beautiful Mediterranean style casitas, complete with a kitchen, if your family would like all the comforts of home while staycationing.
A highlight from our trip last summer was dining at the Hole In The Wall restaurant, located in an old ranch house, and we were looking forward to some BBQ again. Drinks are served in mason jars, cornbread arrives in a warm skillet and the BBQ is tasty. Our favorite are the table side s’mores, where you can roast your marshmallows right at the table. While we were there, we got a special visit from Yote, the coyote mascot of the resort. He can be spotted around the resort and at the Coyote Kids Camp, which offers child care and a summer camp.
Our favorite attraction at Squaw Peak, which has us returning for more fun every summer, is the 4 acre River Ranch water park! It features an 18 hole mini golf course, water volleyball, kiddie pool, lazy river, swim under waterfall, slide and more! They offer dive-in movies and poolside activities. My toddler loved the kiddie pool, where she could wade and splash around in. My 5 year old went down the water slide for the first time and couldn’t get enough! My husband and I could have floated around the lazy river all day. It was a fun time for all ages!
Before we checked out, we enjoyed breakfast at Rico’s American Grill on site. They offer a traditional menu full of typical breakfast foods or you can dine at the buffet. We opted for the buffet, which was free for kids, and were presented with an assortment of hot foods (sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, etc.), fruit and yogurt, pancakes, cereal and even an omelet station. We’re a breakfast loving family and this meal ranked up there for us! Plus, we appreciated the healthier food options.
After a wonderful time at Squaw Peak, we decided to continue our staycation at The Children’s Museum of Phoenix. It’s only 8 miles away from Squaw Peak and the kids always love exploring there. Their favorite attractions were the mini grocery store, tricycle car wash, flower garden and my 2 year old loved the toddler area. I love the hands on arts and crafts. We could spend all day there, it’s definitely worth the drive from the West Valley.