Shangri La Ranch Phoenix
New River, AZ 85087
RV Hookups: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Shangri La Ranch Phoenix Reviews
Shangri La Ranch is a family friendly facility that welcomes everyone interested in naturism. Their philosophy is that the best way to welcome newcomers to nudist life is to allow them to ease into the nude environment at their own pace, therefore Shangri La Ranch is clothing optional.
Swim in the pool, relax in the spa, sauna or on the pool deck. Play volleyball, water volleyball, tennis, basketball, horseshoes or hiking trails all with the freedom of nudist life. Rental units are available for overnight stays. This is an ideal spot for families or a group of friends who need a little extra room.
There are social activities scheduled every weekend, DJ and live band dances, full course dinners, theme parties, Karaoke, pot lucks, cookouts, Watch sports events on the Big Screen TV with satellite hookup.
A 45 minute drive (mostly interstate) from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Take Interstate 17 to Exit 223, Carefree Highway at the northern Phoenix City limits. Go East 4 miles to 7th Street. Go North 7 miles to Shangri La Road. Go west 1/4 mile to the entrance. All roads are paved. Office hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week.
No photography or video recording is allowed. Inappropriate behavior between guests and staff is not allowed. Please no explicit sexual behavior in public areas. The Management reserves the right of removing guests from the Resort without refund for any violations of the above.
Hotel Rooms, Park Model Rentals, RV Hookups, Camping, Pool, Bar, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Hiking Trails, River, Lake, Fishing, Tennis
"Staff was friendly enough, however the resort seemed overcrowded. We were tent camping and needed help to find the tent spots, as the sites were on a side of a road, and not very obvious to be for camping. The whole place seemed/felt very chaotic. Very nice hiking trails though, and can see how they can and probably should expand." – Tim from Utah
"Stopped over for 2 nights during the week. Were not impressed at all. Entrance did not feel very welcoming. Public facilities (toilets, washer/dryer area, social hall by pool) looked like storage. The resort looks and feels outdated and dirty. Somebody needs to take a broom at least and sweep this place clean. Does not compare to other clothes optional places we have visited. Office staff was friendly. Restaurant was closed. Would not return for second visit, sorry." – Alex from South Dakota
"Very… rustic? Pools were nice. One for socializing, clean, nice and one for volleyball, clean, nice. Hot tub was nice, clean and good size. Lots of seating, lounge chairs, in the sun and in the shade. Overall, if you go there to lay in the sun or be in a pool it is fine. The disappointing thing is all the “older” trailers, campers, etc.. Pretty junky looking. Gravel “streets” for the most part. A bit cliquey… those who stay there often aren’t that friendly to day users. Doesn’t seem to be a lot to do, lay by the pool(s), play pool in the “rec building”, hot tub. One nice thing is they allow naturists of all ages, you can take the kids, seems to be a nice safe environment for families. Would I go there again, yes, only because of a lack of choices in this part of the state. The price is very reasonable for a day’s stay. I’d rate it a 3, maybe a 4?…I’m not knocking the place, it is enjoyable and worth a trip." – Bob from Arizona
"Our first clothing optional resort experience. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The guests were friendly and easy to talk with. The facilities were well kept and clean. It is a very popular venue for the winter visitors so it might be a bit harder to get an RV spot during the winter months, but day trips will do until the weather warms up and the winter visitors head north. During the summer months, I expect we will be there on a regular basis for overnight stays. I hear the Halloween dance is a sight to behold and not to be missed. We are trying to get there for this dance. We are definitely going back for more." – Mark from Arizona
"We have friends that stay there. We went to see them. Being are first time. . .we were nervous. Every one made us feel at home. Enjoyed our stay very much. We made some good friends. We are planning to go there again." – Jim from Canada
"This was my first trip to a clothing optional resort. After checking in at the office, I took off my clothes in the restroom and headed to the pool. Amazingly, I was not shy or hesitant at all. Most all of the guests were senior citizens, but a few younger men were there. There was one child present. After swimming for a while, I went walking around the resort. I found a trail headed for the mountains so I took that. It went for about 400 feet till the fence line where there was a gate. The trail continued into a natural reserve and is secluded from other homes so you can continue hiking which I did. It felt so good to walk in the desert sun among the cactus. After walking around the whole resort, I tried the gym. Exercising in the nude is more fun than with clothes on. Back to the pool relaxing till the sun went down. The other guests were so friendly. I would definitely go back again." – James from California
"I made my first ever visit to a Clothing Optional Resort last Sunday, August 28th, 2011. It ended up being a really good experience. I’ll be heading back to visit again this Saturday during the Labor Day weekend.
Here are my general thoughts and comments:
I arrived a few minutes after the office opened at 9:00. The resort is kind of in the middle of nowhere and you won’t get through the gate unless someone on the other side wants you to. So it’s plenty secure. Gi Gi (spelling) checked me in at the small office and was pretty much all business. The first visit is free which provides a great way to test the water. I went to the pool area and was the only one there. I picked out a chair for some tanning, took off my board shorts and put sunscreen on the areas that have never seen the Sun. I’ll be honest, being naked out in public felt a little weird at first. Pretty soon, very tanned naked people started trickling in and they came in all sizes, shapes and ages. It was very easy to engage in conversations after the initial good morning. I was really surprised how quickly that fact that everyone was naked became perfectly normal. I’m a fairly good looking guy in very good physical shape but that didn’t matter anymore than someone being eighty pounds overweight! No one really cares. Being nude is somehow an amazing neutralizer and puts everyone on the same playing field. I had great casual conversations with a number of different demographics. Here’s a quick recap of a few. A 60ish year old retired construction worker, another 60ish year old semi-retired couple, a 40ish year old couple from the bay area, a 40ish guy from the UK and his 30ish female friend, a 50ish year old single woman and another 40ish year old single woman. All the conversations were easy and sincere and other than being naked there was nothing sexual at all about the place. By the time I left around 1:00 there were about 30 people there (all adults) between the volleyball pool and the regular pool with about a fifty-fifty split between men and women. Finally, this is not a luxury resort and it’s not full of ‘beautiful people’ it is a quiet place full of really nice people that are perfectly comfortable being nude no matter what their age or body type. I personally thought it was a very cool and relaxing experience. Quite honestly, I can’t wait to go back." – Jeff from Arizona
"The resort has a little of everything and was a greart experience. The people are warm and friendly. They want to know you and your name so they can make you feel welcome. The volleyball games were so much fun. There was a retired gentleman there that took it upon himself to give me the grand tour in his golf cart. There are hiking trails, fitness room, rooms for overnight or weekly stays, pool tables, ping pong, darts, music and much more. On Saturdays they have dancing and I never had so much fun. Friday is Karaoke night and you will really enjoy that. All in all I think I have found a place to enjoy my weekends. It’s different than the beaches in California where anyone can walk on. You get gaukers and riff raff. Not so at Shanggi-La. On one of my visits there was a guy who had too much to drink and was making sexual comments and invading peoples spaces so the property management made him leave. He resisted so the police were called to escort him out. I was impressed. Way to go guys." – Ronnie from Arizona
"In my 1st journey into being a naturist outside of my home, the folks at Shangri-La Ranch made me feel accepted and at home at their resort. Having been a practicing naturist since my teens (when my parents weren’t home) going nude at the resort was easier than I expected. Everyone I saw was having a good time. Either just sunning by the pool or swimming. Others were playing volleyball either in the pool or regular volleyball. Others were on nature hikes or in the clubhouse mixing and migling. The rooms there are great and very well air-conditioned, which in the desert is a must. Best of all, people there are all about acceptence. Not just body acceptence but accepting others for who they are. They don’t “force” you to undress when you’re not ready and let you get comfortable with the idea of nude recreation. I was a little nervous but that faded fast for me. On the more serious side they and other resorts and clubs world-wide do all they can to protect their guests. Especially ones that are a family that practices naturism together. Anyone found being illicit and in violation of others “personal space” are asked to leave and banned from attending anywhere naturists gather. Overall, it’s a natural, clean, healthy and fun environment to get away from it all. Nothing feels more relaxing than being outdoors in the form we were made. Without clothes, we are all equal. Thank you Shangri-La Ranch for a great experience." – Walter from Arizona