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Cave Creek Ranch

42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Richmond CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Location: United States > Arizona > Portal
Also Known As:
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