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WeekendZona: Escape to the White Mountains - An Autumn Retreat



OCTOBER 12-14, 2018

WeekendZona aims to redirect the billions of dollars (6 billion in Southern California, alone!) that Arizonans spend vacationing out of state in our unique and diverse small towns. By creating a curated experience to showcase each small town in its best light, we expose Arizonans to hidden gems and create a measurable economic impact in these communities. 

Escape to the White Mountains - An Autumn Retreat

October 12-14

Scenic Beauty: At an elevation of 6,804 feet, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside is known for its brilliant blue skies, abundant wildlife, and towering pines. Experience a visual kaleidoscope of Fall colors as you enter in to Pinetop through the pines and capture the true essence of the season atop a trusty steed during our 2-hour horseback excursion.  There will also be an opportunity to play horseshoes, DIY paint a wood sign and/or trail blaze on a short hike around Scott’s Reservoir to capture what are sure to be some of your favorite Fall memories for years to come. 

Seasonal Glow: The mystique of the Fall season will be heightened during a unique experience at the 1st Annual White Mountain Balloon Festival. Enjoy the hot air balloon Glow, tether rides, laser show, inflatables for kids and a lineup of some of the best vendors that the Rim Country has to offer; along with music and plenty of retail booths for browsing and shopping.


All Packages Include the Following:

Lodging for Two Nights

Meals: (alcohol and gratuity not included)

Group Activities: (gratuity not included)

  • 2-Hour Guided Horseback Tour Ride crossing the creek several times into a meadow opening, then you ride up into the trees and over to Scott’s Reservoir Lake / or gather around the picnic area for a game of cornhole, guided wood sign painting and a walk through the pines along one of a few trails.  Porter Mountain Stables

  • White Mountain Balloon Festival:  Event Details

** In your free time between group activities you can choose between the following regional attractions: (not included in the price of the package)

After registration is complete the event organizer will inform you of your lodging details. If you have any specific disability requirements regarding your lodging please let the organizer know ASAP at


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Transportation is not included in the getaway package. Parking is available and easily accessible at every location where parking is needed.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the organizer at


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please contact the organizer to let them know of the change.


What's the refund policy?

You can receive 75% refund if canceled by Sept 19, 2018. You can receive up to 50% refund if canceled by Sept 30, 2018. You can receive up to 25% if you cancel by October 5, 2018. You will receive no refund if canceled after October 5, 2018.

*Please note, tickets are transferable if you are no longer able to attend.