a black bear climbs a large boulder that is surrounded
Mulshoe Ranch Black bear photographed by helicopter at Mulshoe Ranch © John Bacorn

The Nature Conservancy in Arizona

Hart Prairie Preserve Lodging

A meeting and retreat facility for land management, conservation or related educational groups


Hart Prairie allows your group to escape every day distractions while enjoying the conveniences you need for a productive meeting. Through solar power, we offer high-speed wireless internet access at the Mariposa Lodge and porch; phone, fax, and copier, as well as audio-visual equipment.


Education is an important part of The Nature Conservancy’s mission. Therefore, a Conservancy representative will be available to take your group on a nature walk, highlighting the ecology of the region and the Conservancy’s work at Hart Prairie, the San Francisco Peaks, and beyond. This walk or an alternative activity can be scheduled with your reservation.


The facilities at the preserve are available for daytime or overnight use. Download a description of the facilities. (.pdf, 844 kb) Call (928) 774-8892 or e-mail hartprairie@tnc.org. 


The facility is not available for parties, receptions, weddings, reunions or other social events.




Built in the 1870’s this cabin is the original homestead cabin built by the first European settlers served as a stop on the Grand Canyon State Route. We have renovated the facilities while maintaining the rustic and historic nature of the original structure. The cabin has two separate bedrooms, each with two single beds and an indoor restroom with shower. Capacity: 4 adults.


Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, the Mariposa Lodge houses our conferencing and dining facilities as well as two rooms that make an excellent suite.


·         The Butterfly has two full beds. Capacity: 2-4 adults.

·         The Cocoon one queen bed. Capacity: 2 adults.

·         There is a single indoor restroom with shower, shared by both rooms.


Basalt - This one room cabin is a favorite of hikers and backpackers. There are two single beds and a bathhouse. Two restrooms and shower facilities are located just a few yards away. Capacity: 2 adults.


Columbine - This is Basalt’s “sister cabin” with two double beds. Capacity: 2 adults.


Deer’s Ear - This cabin is identical to Basalt and Columbine with two single beds. Capacity: 2 adults.


Bat Cave - The Bat Cave is a single room cabin located a bit farther from the other cabins ensuring extra privacy. It has one double bed and is located just a short walk away from the bathhouse. Capacity: 1-2 adults.



Need help finding our preserves? Download directions (.pdf, 205 kb) to the six Arizona preserves open to the public.