Prickly Pear Inn & Grumpy Ole Mule Mercantile

6268 East Cave Creek Road

Cave Creek, Arizona 85331

(480) 488-2616

When traveling to Cave Creek from the East:  Take Scottsdale Road or Pima Road and head North.

From Scottsdale Road:   Head North until you pass Carefree Highway. (Note that Scottsdale Road has now become Tom Darlington Drive.)

  1. Continue approximately 2.5 miles on Tom Darlington Drive to Cave Creek Road then turn Left (West).
  1. Travel West approximately 1.3 miles to the 4-way Stop Sign at School House Road.
  1. Keep going West past Parkway Bank (right-hand side) and take an immediate Right past the Bank and Mexicana Rose Furniture Company.
  1. The small alley-entrance will have a Prickly Pear Inn hotel and Grumpy Ole Mule monument sign at the entrance.
  1. Prickly Pear Inn 10-Minute Check In Parking will be on your Left.
  1. Note: If you miss the entrance and see El Encanto Mexican Restaurant on your Right please Do Not Panic. Make the first legal U-Turn and travel back East to School House Road.
  1. Turn Left on School House Road then take an immediate Left onto the main alley-road. This road is between the front of the U.S. Post Office and the back of Parkway Bank and Mexicana Rose Furniture Company parking lots.
  1. The alley-road dead ends at the entrance to the main Prickly Pear Plaza Parking Lot. Simply veer left and you will see signage for Prickly Pear Inn hotel 10-Minute Check In parking.

From Pima Road:  Head North until you see Cave Creek Road, then turn West (Left).

  1. Continue West past Tom Darlington for (approximately 3.5 miles) until you come to the 4-way stop at School House Road.
  1. Follow the steps from (3. above).

When traveling to Cave Creek from the West:

  1. Follow Cave Creek Road and pass Carefree Highway. Continue into the Town Of Cave Creek and pass Basin Road. Circle K will be on your Left and Big Earl’s Greasy Eats will be on your Right. Keep going until you see Frontier Town on your Right and El Encanto Mexican Restaurant on your Left. SLOW DOWN!
  1. Prickly Pear Inn is the property just East of El Encanto Mexican Restaurant. Continue to School House Road.
  1. Follow the steps from (7. above).