By Jennifer Schwegman
Photos Courtesy of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
Nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is just 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. A comprehensive entertainment location, the property offers a little something for everyone and the perfect escape for a weekend getaway.
Celebrating more than 25 years in Maricopa, Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Caesars Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ Entertainment family of casinos.
A Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award winner, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino boasts upscale accommodations and amenities surrounded by beautifully appointed public spaces, featuring architectural design and artwork that pays tribute to the Native American culture and the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
Guests can choose from luxurious rooms with views of the Santa Cruz Valley or resort-style accommodations that overlook an elaborate pool area featuring a swim-up bar and cabanas with meal service, television and comfortable lounge chairs that let guests soak up the sun in style. It’s a perfect way to relax and get away from it all. Want to take it to the next level? Check out The Spa to make it complete.
The Spa at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
The Spa at Harrah’s Ak-Chin features four beautifully appointed treatment rooms including one couple’s suite. Additional features include adjustable beds to ensure guest comfort and increased relaxation, complimentary LED Light Therapy in each treatment room, a dedicated Esthetics Room with back bar feature, and the Signature Hungarian Face Massage that is featured in all of its Eminence Facials. In addition, guests may add a Facial Enhancement to any massage.
If all the relaxing has helped you work up an appetite and you’re looking for incredible fare, catch a light bite at Oak & Fork, the small plate and wine bar, or Chop, Block & Brew, the area’s only wood-burning mesquite grill.
Oak & Fork
A wine bar with perfectly paired small plates, Oak & Fork lets guests choose glasses, bottles and even tastes of wines at the touch of a finger by using a custom iPad programmed with all the chef-created food and beverage offerings. Even Wine Spectator Magazine took note, recently honoring Oak & Fork with an Award of Excellence.
Chop, Block & Brew
Chop, Block & Brew features gourmet meals and a wood-burning mesquite grill. The rustic and relaxed environment serves as a perfect venue to enjoy pure-aged steaks, prime rib and seafood. In addition, the restaurant boasts a full bar including more than 30 draft and bottled craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, premium whiskey, and scotch.
The 3,454-square-foot restaurant features Native American-inspired artwork and design elements that highlight the culture and traditions of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
The Entertainment Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin
The intimate showroom provides the perfect venue for live entertainment to meet everyone’s tastes. Whether you like country music, rock-n-roll or comedy, there is a show for you. Upcoming shows include Chelsea Handler, Lewis Black, Tom Segura, and Josh Turner.
If gaming is your style, then there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Guests can enjoy Bingo, slot machines, video poker, video Keno, and statewide progressives. If table games are your favorites, then pull up a seat at a Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette or Craps tables, now available on the casino floor. Want to catch a movie, maybe throw a strike or two? The property also features a pedestrian bridge that connects the casino to the Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center, a complex with a movie theatre, bowling alley, and additional bars and restaurants.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Ready to get outside? With a 360-degree view of Arizona’s desert landscape and just a short drive from Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, is the world-class, Troon Golf-managed Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. Enjoy impeccable course conditioning, unmatched playability and superlative customer service that ensures an unparalleled round of extraordinary golf.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino offers more ways to play your way in the Valley. Whether it’s time away from the hustle and bustle of the city or a desire to be a part of the action, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is the perfect weekend getaway. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is located at 15406 N. Maricopa Road in Maricopa.
To learn more, visit harrahsakchin.com.