Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Fort McDowell

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Fort McDowell. This city is relaxing and romantic, recognized for its casino gaming, golfing and restaurants. Taliesin West and Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Fort McDowell

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Fort McDowell a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale (15.6 mi / 25 km)
  • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Desert Canyon Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • SunRidge Canyon Golf Club (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Eagle Mountain Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Longbow Golf Club (9.9 mi / 16 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Fort McDowell

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Fort McDowell is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Camelback Mountain (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Fountain Hills Fountain (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Saguaro Lake (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Usery Mountain Regional Park (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Canyon Lake (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Cactus Park (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)

Transportation options to and around Fort McDowell

Fly into Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal), the closest airport, located 11.5 mi (18.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), which is 15.8 mi (25.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Fort McDowell?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 837 vacation rentals near Fort McDowell. From 438 Houses to 11 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fort McDowell for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fort McDowell?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort McDowell:

  • Scottsdale North: 30 vacation rentals
  • Mesa East: 30 vacation rentals
  • Ahwatukee Foothills: 23 vacation rentals
  • Troon North: 442 vacation rentals
  • Desert Ridge: 705 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Fort McDowell?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 438 Houses in Fort McDowell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort McDowell include:

  • Bungalows: 11 rentals available
  • Cabins: 11 rentals available
  • Cottages: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort McDowell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 712 vacation rentals with pool available in Fort McDowell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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