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LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 30, 2016) - To experience the true essence of the Wild West, travelers come to Payson, known as "The Heart of Arizona." For those who have always wanted to step into the pristine and pioneering world of America's Western heritage, there is no better vacation destination. With breathtaking mountains, Indian ruins, horseback riding, backcountry hiking, and trout fishing -- Diamond Resorts International® invites guests to come experience the adventure. At Kohl's Ranch Lodge, vacationers can savor all that this mountain country paradise has to offer, along with the comfort and affordable luxury of a woodland resort.

Located in the very center of Arizona, Payson is a charming, laid-back town, rich with cowboy culture and tradition. In a part of what is known as Rim Country, the area that stretches from Arizona's New Mexico border through the center of the state along the Mogollon Rim. The town boasts cooler temperatures than the rest of the state, nestled five thousand feet above sea level. It is a world apart from the rapid pace of modern life.

Payson hosts the world's longest running rodeo and is the site of the state's annual Old Time Fiddlers Contest, a must-see for September visitors. For the explorer at heart, the area is a known destination for fossil and mineral discoveries, with an array of high-quality rock, mineral, and fossils naturally embedded throughout the exposed rock of the Rim. The Verde River Hot Springs, located nearby the Diamond Resorts International® mountain country getaway, is the quintessential refuge for serenity seekers. Enjoy the natural, soothing waters that the mountainside has to offer.

There are endless opportunities for both excitement and relaxation in Payson. You can stroll down Main Street to peruse some of the best antique shops in the country. Or, hike to witness the majestic views from the top of the Mogollon Rim; a visit to the Shoofly Indian Ruins or the Strawberry Schoolhouse to glimpse at the past, stargazing, canoeing, fishing, and plenty of chances for horseback riding. At the Diamond Resorts International® location, Kohl's Ranch Lodge, known for its friendly, casual atmosphere, guests can enjoy an authentic Old West experience while soaking up the peace and beauty of mountain country. The resort offers a warming environment, with a cozy fireplace and a welcoming mountain lodge style.

About Diamond Resorts International® 

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 350 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 350 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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