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D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge

8374 E. Rocksprings Rd., Portal, AZ 85632
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heading straight into the Chiricahua mountains down a long dirt road with the setting sun slowly disappearing behind the towering peaks looming in front of me, I was rewarded upon my arrival at "the Gamble", with a jaw-dropping & breathtaking view across the entire San Simon valley all the way to the peaks of the Peloncillos in New Mexico. Thus... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn’t have been more pleased, when, during a recent mid-week getaway, we stayed at the DD Gamble, a bed and breakfast, on a small ranch in a remote area of Southeast Arizona. The clean, comfortable, quiet room, and great service we got at DD Gamble is what we hope for when staying at Holiday Inn or Biltmore. But we... More

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Bill and Peg, Thank you for a great review. Alicia and I consider ourselves fortunate to have a business where we meet so many great guests, like you both. We have found that people come to our lodge as guests and leave as friends. Tom and Alicia More

Kailua Kona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to gather….with something for everyone! We had 3 diverse family groups staying here and kept Tom and Alicia on their toes. Somehow they managed to please us all. The food was sooooo good, It wouldn't be fair to comment on any one thing except maybe the home aid ice-cream….YUM. They greeted us with homemade cookies…that is... More

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We greatly enjoyed your visit (all ten of you)! It was definitely fun. Tom and Alicia More

Phoenix, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights with Tom and Alicia. What attracted us to visit their lodge was that they not only welcome two legged animals but allowed us to bring our two dogs and my own horse. We love to find a place that will accept our animals; and, they made us all feel special. Even our young, constantly energetic... More

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning, We enjoyed your visit as much as you did. It was great getting out and riding with you. The Canyon is a constantly changing scene even with all the water. You were right about Happy. He is now in a pen by himself and gorging himself. We should see some improvement within the next month. Tom and Alicia More

Warrington, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I organised a birding trip for 7 friends and we stayed with Tom and Alicia for 2 nights in May 2014. Their hospitality was unbeatable - more food than us Brits could eat and lovely, plentiful wine (thanks Tom!) and good rooms. The setting is stunning with plenty of birds in the vicinity, as well as easy access the birding... More

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi David, et al, Thank you for the kind words. It was exciting to have all of you here, in spite of the language difficulties (one people separated by a common language). The next time you come, I will lend you one of my Stetsons and make sure it is the clean one. Tom and Alicia More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From the moment we were escorted to onto the property we were shown courteous attention and gracious living. Tom and Alicia are the perfect hosts--attentive to details while observing privacy boundaries. The meals were lovely and the company charming. The second night we were introduced to another couple, and our hosts charmed everyone and made certain we were all comfortable.

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Jennifer and David, We greatly enjoyed your visit here. By the way, we spoke to the lady in Portal who controls the Elegant Trogons. She promised us that on your next visit, she will ensure that one is available up close. If not here, we know another local where they are readily observable. Tom and Alicia More

england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed at DD Gamble for two nights during a birding trip to SE Arizona with 7 other birders. Loved the ranch and it provided a memorable addition to the holiday on top of the lodges and hotels we stayed at. Tom and Alicia were very welcoming and the food was great. The rooms are basic but comfortable; WiFi was... More

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

David, we really enjoyed you and your fellow birders. It was definitely an experience for us also. We look forward to your next visit More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Tom is a delicious cook. The space is very clean and they went out of their way to make sure we were happy. They made sure we were well informed of the area. It was a fun adventure. We went looking to birds in two canyons. Both were different, loved cave creek with beautiful trees and abundant birds.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We spent two days at DD Gamble and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. We went trail riding on horseback into the foothills with an extremely knowledgeable guide and drove miniature horses around their track. We had wonderful meals and both of the owners, Alicia and Tom Davidson, sat with us sharing experiences and conversation. They made us feel like... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is a special place. Tom and Alicia are warm and welcoming hosts. The "ambiente" is wonderful. There are animals and lots of places to walk and appreciate the desert and its critters. Food is great. WiFi is convenient and their knowledge of the area is readily commuicated. Be sure to ask about the special inventions they bring to the... More

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Tom D, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Jerry and Margo, we enjoyed your short visit. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the information concerning the Pima Pineapple. We have seen them in this area but don't remember exactly where. The next time I am out riding, I will keep my eyes open. Please send your email again. I accidentally deleted it. More

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Address: 8374 E. Rocksprings Rd., Portal, AZ 85632
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Location: United States > Arizona > Portal
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Number of rooms: 10
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