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“Nice folks, rustic rooms, good location” 3 of 5 stars
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TimberLodge Inn
1078 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935   |  
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Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Pinetop-Lakeside
Sierra Vista AZ
Level Contributor
60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice folks, rustic rooms, good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

As some others have stated, we were tired of patronizing the cookie cutter chain hotels with the same looks and smells. We checked out the reviews and decided to book our 4 night stay at Timberlodge. We were in Pinetop for a car show and drove our 1946 Ford the 6 hours from our home.

Pros:
1) wonderful folks who run the place - Dorothy & Tad are friendly, accommodating, helpful, responsive!
2) nice setting in the pines, close to the highway, and our location was very very quiet!
3) large clean room
4) nice big TV
5) we were able to check in an hour early
6) easy to use FREE wifi

Not-so-pros:
1) uncomfortably firm beds and hard pillows (we realize this is subjective)
2) shortage of electrical outlets in room (we realize the motel is older)
3) too-cozy parking when there is a full house
4) very early checkout time - 10 AM
5) NO A/C! Didn't even think to check this out when making reservations. Luckily the nights cooled down and there was a portable fan provided in the room.

We had car trouble and had to take our car to a nearby shop for some work early Monday morning (the day we were to check out). The owners were very accommodating in letting us stay past the checkout time. We were actually out by 10:30, but I'm sure they would have let us push the time forward a little more if we had needed to do so.

Overall, our stay was nice enough. We might come back just because the folks who own the place are so nice. We talked with some other guests who have stayed here a number of times in the past, and they commented that the place was getting "rustic-er" each time they visited. We guess the bad economy is taking a toll on lots of businesses in the area. Many restaurants were closed up and out of business as well. We wish Dorothy and Tad the best.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your stay at TimberLodge Inn in Pinetop. We strive to provide all our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and excellent customer service. Thank you for your valued feedback and for sharing your experience with us.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Deming, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We found this place on the internet as we were searching for a place to stay for our bike run up to PineTop, Arz in August 2011. It looked very nice and the prices were definitely ones that you could not beat, so we made reservations there. And we will surely come back as much as possible the rooms were spacious very clean the owners were very helpful and Dorothy is very sweet i had to give her a hug before we left. also the other people that were staying there at the time were very nice kinda like family :).

C&D
Deming, NM

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We hope that you get to come back and stay with us again soon.
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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

My husband & I have traveled Pinetop Az several times over the past few years. During these times we have mostly stayed in one of the name brand hotels however this time we decided we would try something different. So after calling around to the various lodges and reading their reviews I decided I would reserve a room at the Timberlodge. I have to say it ended up being one of the best decisions I have ever made. The lodge was surrounded by pine trees. The room was clean and spacious. The surroundings were quiet and provided us the opportunity to just sit out in the open fresh air and relax. If, these are things that are important to you then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your stay at TimberLodge Inn in Pinetop. We strive to provide all our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and excellent customer service. Thank you for your valued feedback and for sharing your experience with us.
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

When traveling to the White Mountains area I usually stay at a brand hotel but this "last minute" trip left me without a room, so after reading reviews on Tripadvisor I decided to stay at this motel. I have to be honest this has got to be the "gem" on Pinetop. Rooms are nice, clean and the location is what I needed - walking distance from Woodland Lake! I will definatly be staying at this hotel from now on!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you so very much for the fantastic review and rating! I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit.
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

We have used the TimberLodge for many years for our friends and family that come to visit us in Pinetop. Not only are the rooms spacious and clean but when you spend time outside under the pines, you feel like you are in the middle of the forest. It is a great year-round place to stay in the heart of Pinetop, with restaurants and stores nearby, plus just blocks from the National Forest where there are hiking trails. For our friends who have wanted to cook their own meals, the suites where the perfect setup. The owners/managers are friendly and helpful. The TimberLodge makes for a great stay at an affordable price.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
We would like to thank you for your stay at TimberLodge Inn in Pinetop. We strive to provide all our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and excellent customer service. Thank you for your valued feedback and for sharing your experience with us.
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Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

We usually go up to Pinetop for the skiing, but last weekend we decided to take a trip up there to get away from the heat.

Every time we visit Pinetop, we stay at the Timberlodge because the rooms are always clean and comfortable and we've never had problems with noisy neighbors. The couple that runs the place are just all around good people and I never feel uncomfortable approaching them with questions about my room or any suggestions for restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
We would like to thank you for sharing such kind words about your time at TimberLodge Inn in Pinetop. We are glad to hear that you were pleased with your stay. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.
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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

Some motels change over time but I can honestly say that this place is consistent. I recently stayed at the Timberlodge again and I`m happy to say that this property is still a clean,comfortable place to spend a relaxing vacation. The rates are very reasonable and the rooms are spacious and always well kept. The owners/managers are friendly,efficient,and always willing to go that extra mile to make sure that you feel like a valued guest. From the time that I called to make my reservations, to the time that I checked out, my stay was perfect.
I would definately recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing/affordable getaway to the White Mountains.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TimberLodgeInn, Manager at TimberLodge Inn, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for the brilliant review! Our priority here is to provide the best possible experience for all of our guests, and I am glad you noticed just that. We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Additional Information about TimberLodge Inn

Address: 1078 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85935
Location: United States > Arizona > Pinetop-Lakeside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Pinetop-Lakeside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The TimberLodge's 31 comfortable and spacious units are nestled on an acre of matured pines. This mountain retreat, located in the heart of Pinetop in the White Mountains of Arizona, offers you: A piece of forest quiet for a relaxed getaway, A short walk to numerous antique shops and restaurants, The Apache National Forest and Woodland Lake Park within walking distance, A casino experience at popular Hon-Dah Casino, only three miles away, And a variety of outdoor activities in the White Mountain area: Hunting, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Camping, Golf, Skiing, Hiking ...spend the afternoon at nearby Woodland Lake or just relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain pines scenery from your room or from our 2 (two) pine shaded picnic areas. The lodge courtyard is spacious, quiet and nestled on a large pine covered area. In summertime use this space to relax and enjoy the cool breezes that whistle through our pine shaded picnic areas. In winter enjoy the snow away from the slopes. The White Mountains offer an incredible variety of summer and winter sports and activities. The TimberLodge is centrally located for quick and easy access to all. Only 1 hour from of Arizona's most famous attractions, including the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, and minutes from Sunrise Ski Resort, Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Camping and Horseback Riding. TimberLodge can be your home base for day trips during the summer and winter months. Check out the activities page to learn about White Mountain activities, which includes links to other important web sites. ... more   less 
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