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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Cold Creek Ranch. Arrived after dark and were immediately welcomed at the front desk by the receptionist who had waited for us, and also by a group of four birders spotlighting an Elf owl in the nearby tree. A few months ago the area had been hit by a pretty bad flood. The... More 

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Whitwick, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This establishment is absolutely outstanding! We had three nights here and loved everything about the place. We self catered (mainly BBQs) and found the rooms very well equipped for cooking. The location is amazing and the grounds are alive with wildlife. White-tailed Deer and Cliff Chipmunks were our constant companions, whilst the feeders constantly filled with Arizona Woodpeckers, Blue-throated Hummingbirds,... More 

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Tooele, Utah
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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
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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
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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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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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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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