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Cave Creek Ranch

42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you're wanting to get out into the wilderness without a tent (we do NOT camp) this is just an amazing place. I loved the feeling of being disconnected from TV, the constant barrage of advertising in the cites, cell phones and the internet etc... I felt like I was in a Disney movie with birds flying around my head... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was my first time to Cave Creek Ranch (Oct. 11- 14) and my girlfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The variety of birds and animals was amazing. The room was comfortable and the bed firm like l like it. But best of all was the gorgeous scenery. I'm a runner and the road into the park is... More

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Georgetown, TX
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed at the Cave Creek Ranch when we were in Portal Arizona for a birding trip. There are several buildings each having several rooms and one stand-alone cabin. We stayed in an end unit by the creek; not luxurious but very comfortable. Very relaxing stay and you can watch the birds when Reed Peters, the owner and manager, puts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It should tell you something about the place that there is a token entry fee for people who are not *staying* there to come in and visit the grounds. It's one of the birdiest places in a very birdy place. CCR has feeders of several kinds that invite in all sorts of birds (as well as deer and javalinas, for... More

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New Mexico
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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This lodge is quiet, comfortable, and great for nature lovers, birders and hikers. We saw every bird we'd hoped for, plus many more. Our species count was over 70 by the end of the week, which was astonishing to me for a North American birding site. My husband and I stayed in a nice cottage with well equipped kitchen, and... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I spent four nights here in April. The units are clean and comfortable but it the setting that makes this place so special. I was up early to watch the color change on the mountains as the sun came up. I could stand 3 feet from the hummingbirds feeders as the birds arrived first thing in the morning for breakfast--6... More

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45 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed three nights here in April. Our room was near the creek. The room was very clean and had cooking facilities with all of the necessary utensils. Every morning we would wake up to the sound of birds. This place is truly a birder's paradise. There are feeders all over the place, and the birds take full advantage of... More

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Prince George, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our first trip to Portal included a stay at Cave Creek Ranch. The ranch is situated to provide the best access to the great trails and drives in the area. We saw as much wildlife on the property as we did touring the area. Several life birds and lots of other animal sightings later, we know we will be back.... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed at Cave Creek Ranch , in the Ranch House,for a week this summer and loved every minute of it. Explored ALL the accomodations while we were there and would be comfortable and happy in any of them.If you like birds, snakes, moths, butterflies, lizards, frogs ,skunks, deer, coati, bear....- you'll love this place. Owner, staff, guests- all super... More

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Address: 42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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Location: United States > Arizona > Portal
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Portal

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