Polishing the Gem
Go back 20 years and picture a serene hillside just outside of the historic downtown square of Prescott. If you squint your eyes, you might envision a region in the Mediterranean or the Amalfi Coast of Italy – an ideal spot just waiting for a hotel to sit among the trees in front of spectacular hillside views. This was the inspiration and vision of the founders of Forest Villas Hotel. It was that magical and imagined.
The construction and design were grand from the beginning, with tall windows, balconies on every room and parapets. The elegant hotel is full of charm, with rose gardens, fountains, crystal chandeliers and a lovely Italian tapestry. Being long-term thinkers, the owners wanted to bring together the beauty of the European countryside with the local feeling of place and the intention of replicating the theme in other charming destinations.
Today, keeping the hotel in the family is important. The hotel is now operated by a new generation from the original owners and a new management team, who are working to lovingly polish the gem and keep the dream alive. Forest Villas is enjoying a facelift, with updated facilities, including a newly renovated outdoor lounge area with comfy seating and fire pits, an updated resort-like pool space with a heated pool and outdoor soaking tub and splashes of gemstone colors in new furniture and art.
Forest Villas is slowly being updated and reinvented without giving up any of its original character and elegance or its doses of Prescott charm. As a matter of fact, it is turning up the charm with a service culture that is, in and of itself, inspired.
The fragrant scent of freshly baked cookies will greet you upon arrival. Guests can expect to dine in the café or al fresco with a view and enjoy a hot breakfast and coffee counter in the morning. In the evenings a beer and wine menu is available, so sipping at sunset is the perfect way to end the day. All of these smells and sights are sure to make everyone feel at home.
Before long, events such as Sangria socials and wine tastings will be available to the public in the spacious lobby. With additional meeting space along with the outdoor courtyard and arbor and other areas, the team soon plans to offer venues for small weddings and meetings with expansive vistas and unwavering hospitality.
The hotel is conveniently located at the edge of Prescott – just minutes from historic downtown, yet close to Prescott Valley. Lynx Lake is three minutes away and offers loads of recreational opportunities on a beautiful, alpine trout lake. Hike, fish, boat or have a picnic – what a way to spend a day.
“Go somewhere” on vacation with Forest Villas – it’s a getaway within a getaway! Book now to experience the warm, friendly hospitality, and let the team exceed your expectations of service and friendliness.
For more information, please visit forestvillas.com, or call 800-223-3449.
Stop by for a tour. Forest Villas is located at 3645 Lee Circle, Prescott.