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Strawberry, Arizona

     New Life Foundation is on Highway 87 in Strawberry, Arizona — a small, rural, mountainous resort area in the central part of the state — approximately 110 miles north of Phoenix, 75 miles south of Flagstaff, 19 miles north of Payson and 3 miles north of Pine. Elevation is at 6000 feet.
     There are several smaller local motels and larger, more modern air-conditioned motels in Payson.


  Cabins on Strawberry Hill

(928) 476-4252

  The Strawberry Inn

(928) 202-7790

  PAYSON Motels (for visitors with cars)

  America’s Best Value Inn

(866) 295-5798

  Best Western Payson Inn

(800) 247-9477

  Budget Inn & Suites

(928) 474-2201

  Comfort Inn

(928) 472-7484

  Days Inn & Suites

(928) 474-9800

  Majestic Mountain Inn

(800) 408-2442

  Super 8

(928) 474-5241


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     For full details on Payson, Pine & Strawberry area campgrounds, motels, restaurants, etc. go online or call:
Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce: 1-800-672-9766.
     Payson/Pine/Strawberry is a resort area so reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. However, last-minute reservations may be possible due to cancellations.
     Bring comfortable walking shoes, casual seasonal clothes, including a jacket or sweater. In winter bring boots and warm clothes.

Visitors flying into Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix usually rent cars or they can use:

Monday - Saturday
866) 255-4819

Sky Harbor Airport: For pickups they ask that you call a week in advance to make reservations. Airport shuttle time is 12:30 PM. Service is provided only between Phoenix and Payson. You can contact New Life to arrange for someone to pick you up in Payson. Passengers are shuttled from their terminal at Sky Harbor Airport to the White Mountain Lines depot at 24th Street in Phoenix. Airport service is an additional $5 fee. When you make your reservation you’ll be given all the details.

Seat Reservations: Reservations must be paid for in advance ($40 one way, $80 round trip) and 48 hours notice is needed to make any changes. Remaining seats are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore, they encourage passengers to be punctual. (They do have a 10% senior discount for people over 62. Travel time between Phoenix and Payson is about 2 hours.)
Note: Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time year-round.
(You can also fly into Flagstaff which is approximately an hour and a half drive from New Life. Flights into Flagstaff tend to be more expensive, but a car can be rented there and it is a beautiful drive to Strawberry.

Westminster, California

     Here is a limited list of motels. The three listed below are all within 1/2 mile of the New Life building. There are literally hundreds of motels within a 20-minute driving distance of the New Life Plaza. I would recommend going online and doing a search for whatever your preference may be.

Motel 6 Westminster South
6266 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 891-5366

Best Western Westminster Inn
5755 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
(800) 528-1234

Palms Courtyard Inn
5921 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 895-7099

     It is highly recommended that if you are flying into the Los Angeles area to attend the Southern California classes, fly into John Wayne Airport or Long Beach Airport. They are very convenient, much simpler for boarding and picking up your luggage and will save you a lot of driving time, etc.

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

     Pagosa Springs is a beautiful rural alpine resort town. The elevation is 7,079. There are basically 3 ways to get to Pagosa. You can fly into Durango, CO which is 60 miles west of Pagosa. It is a little pricey because the only direct flights into Durango are from Phoenix, AZ., Denver, CO. and Dallas, TX. You can check with your travel agent or go online and try to find the best price. There is Pagosa Cab taxi service with Airport Shuttle to and from the Durango Airport (970-398-0123) and also public transportation called MET (Mountain Express Transit) in Pagosa Springs if needed (970-264-2250).
     The second way is to fly into Albuquerque, NM and rent a car and drive to Pagosa from there. It is about a 4 hour drive. Take I-25 to Santa Fe. Take Exit 276 onto Loop 599 going north to Hwy. 84 North. There’s a tricky turn in Espanola. Just stay on 84 North to Chama, NM. In Chama, 84 takes a hard left turn to continue on to Pagosa Springs.
     The third way is to drive. If you are driving from the north (Denver direction), the quickest route to take is Hwy. 285 out of west Denver. It takes about 7 hours to get from Denver to Pagosa. If you are coming from the east or the west take Hwy. 160. If you are coming from California or Arizona it is best to take I-40 to NM Hwy. 491 North out of Gallup, NM. Hwy. 491 will take you into Farmington, NM where you will pick up Hwy. 550 which takes you to  Durango, CO. Once there take Hwy. 160 East into Pagosa. It’s a little tricky in Farmington. We can send you more detailed information on this route if you are coming from that direction.
     Below is a list of recommended places to stay. In most cases you can get AAA or AARP discounts. If you make reservations ahead of time, you can get better prices. Summer rates will be in effect. It is also recommended that you make reservations ASAP if you think you might or are planning to attend. You can always go online and check it out further if you prefer. We did spend some time checking all these places out and have picked the best, cleanest and in most cases the most reasonable places to stay:

     Here is a short list of recommended places to stay. There are approximately 75 places to stay in Pagosa Springs including condos, houses you can rent, as well as cabins, campgrounds and RV Parks. There is a list of all of the places to stay which we can send by mail upon request. You can also sometimes save money on your reservation by booking online.

  Alpine Inn of Pagosa Springs
  Continental breakfast, Cable TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator

(970) 731-4005

  Elkwood Manor Luxury Bed & Breakfast
  Full breakfast, Wi-Fi, Direct TV,  private bathrooms,
  fireplaces, hot tubs, complimentary wine &  appetizers

(970) 264-9166

  Fireside Cabins
  Individual bedrooms, living area & kitchen, TV, Hot tub

(888) 264-9204

  Healing Waters Resort & Spa
  TV, pool, complimentary hot mineral baths, wi-fi

(970) 264-5910

  Hillside Inn
  Continental breakfast, TV, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, hot tub

(970) 731-5101

  Mountain Landing Suites & RV
  1 or 2 bedroom with full kitchen and living room, Wi-Fi, 
  spa, game room, exercise room, laundry

(970) 731-5345

  Pagosa Lodge (Holiday Inn)
  Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, TV, refrigerator, pool,
   spa, microwave, events room

(970) 731-4141

  Pagosa Riverside Campground
  RV sites, Wi-Fi, laundry, pets, groceries

(970) 264-5874

  Quality Inn
  Continental or full breakfast, TV, Wi-Fi, hot tub, sauna

(970) 507-8703

  River Walk Inn
  Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, TV, hot tub & sauna

(970) 264-4161

  The Springs Resort & Spa
  TV, Wi-Fi, full service salon, free use of hot springs

(800) 918-3791

     There are about 50 places to dine in Pagosa including some of the major fast food chains. Below is a suggested list of places to dine:

  1. 2 Chicks and a Hippie (Coffee’s, Teas and Breakfast & Lunch)
  2. Cafe Colorado (Breakfast & Lunch)
  3. Chavolo’s Taqueria Mexican Restaurant (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  4. City Hall Cafe (Lunch & Dinner)
  5. Higher Grounds Coffee House – Coffees, Lattes, Espresso, bakery items, burritos and sandwiches,
    (Free Wireless Internet)
  6. Hunan’s (Lunch & Dinner)
  7. Lone Spur Cafe (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner [Friday & Saturday])
  8. Malt Shoppe (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) – Fast food except breakfast
  9. McDonald’s
  10. Ole Miner’s Steak (Dinner Only) – Steak, Chicken, Fish and Veggie Options
  11. Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant (Lunch & Dinner)
  12. Sage Food (Lunch)
  13. Shanghai Restaurant (Lunch & Dinner)
  14. Smoken Moe’s BBQ (Lunch & Dinner)
  15. Sonic Drive-in
  16. Subway – 2 locations
  17. Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant (Lunch & Dinner)
  18. Thai Pagosa (Lunch & Dinner)
  19. The Buck Stops Here (Lunch and Dinner)
  20. The Junction (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  21. The Lost Cajun (New Orleans Cuisine – Lunch and Dinner)
  22. The Peak Deli (Breakfast & Lunch)
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