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Cave Creek Ranch

42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Cave Creek Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tooele, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I visited Cave Creek Ranch not long after a major "100-year" storm hit the area last fall. The river had flooded many of the cabins, but the host sought to relocate many of the guests to make us feel comfortable during the unexpected repairs. The guests tended to be those who love birding and nature, and we... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been remiss in writing this. I stayed here in April of 2014, and I will never forget it. The owner, Mr. Peters, is absolutely fabulous. The cabins are wonderful, the views are breathtaking, and the flora and fauna are beyond belief. The first bird I saw was a Northern Cardinal - a bird I hadn't seen in over... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

For my wife's birthday in March, I promised to take her a unique getaway where we could hike, birdwatch, take photos and explore a region of Arizona that we hadn't seen before. We couldn't have been luckier to find Cave Creek Ranch. To get there from our home, we actually had to drive into New Mexico on I-10, then drive... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite places! It was quiet, peaceful and yet beaming with wildlife! Lots of wonderful birds, hummers galore, deer, skunks (we saw the whole family) coatimundi and great people! The trails, mountains and town are a once in a life time experience. If you are looking for bright lights and night life this is not it!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed 2 nights at Cave Creek Ranch with my birding group in early August. Our stay could not have been more pleasant. The lodging is basic but very adequate and pleasantly on the homey side. The grounds are well managed to attract birds and therefore birders, yet the beauty of the surroundings would appeal to everyone. Reed, the proprietor... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

thia place reminds me of a mini national park lodge, don't go there expecting all new furnishings, but do go there knowing there is world class scenery, immaculate rooms and excellent customer service. reed never seems to tire of answering all your questions and really seems to enjoy the conversation, he is very knowledgeable of area birding and an excellent... More 

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Richmond CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our family group of 6 people shared the 3 adjoining Juniper apartments. We maneuvered among the 3 small kitchens to cook our shared meals, which we ate on the private patio that faces the dry creek bed. The bird watching was superb, of course, given the location and the wonderful efforts of the Cave Creek Ranch owners to keep all... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This place was the highlight of our trip to Arizona. It feels like you're stepping back in time to a place where the pace of life is different, and you're fitting in with the wildlife and landscape rather than the other way around. Birds and animals abound - which the children loved to see and be close to. There is... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We made our first visit to Cave Creek Ranch in early Feb. and will be going again this weekend to see the Elegant Trogon and the other great birds there for spring. We were quite surprised on our first visit by the sheer volume and diversity of birds. There are tons of deer, javelina and even coati on property to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Cave Creek Ranch was far better than I had anticipated. The location is superb, being well within the canyon and has great views of the canyon. The ranch has excellent accommodation which is spacious and the well equipped. There are feeders for the birds and local wildlife which are well used, plus the cottages have their own supply of food... More 

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