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Cave Creek Ranch

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42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
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Cortez, Colorado
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We decided to stay here based on the reviews and one needs reservation for ideal times well in advance. Was wishing food was available but it was easy to get nearby at the Portal Cafe and we did have some with us to use in the Woodland cabin. Since we had a short time and enjoy birds but not a... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

You don't go for the rooms although they are adequate. There is wifi if you hike over to the office and sit on their patio bench. But you go to see a bazillion birds and ones you can't find in other places. They had blue-throated hummingbirds and Scott's orioles, but the Elegant Trogon hadn't arrived yet when we visited the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The lodge and property are well set up for birders with numerous feeders, water drips and wide variety of planting seeds/native habitat. Cabins are spacious with adequate bath and kitchen facilities. Gas fireplace is nice on cold spring evenings. My one complaint is that Wifi is limited to porch and office. Since there is no cell reception within forty miles,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We rented the Stone Cottage at Cave Creek, and found it perfect for 4 unrelated birders. The kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfortable and we were surrounded by wild life- many species of birds and plants, javelinas, Coues White tail Deer, Mule Deer, Cottontails, various rodents and lizards. We missed seeing a resident bobcat. We attended a St. patrick's... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

During our visit to Portal, AZ, we rented a cabin next to Cave Creek at Cave Creek Ranch. The accommodations were very good and simple. The owner has done a nice job keeping the cabins in good condition. Cave Creek Ranch is a great place to observe many of the more common birds in the area and occasionally some of... More 

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Bristol, Vermont
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42 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Cave Creek Canyon is an incredibly beautiful location, in remote SE Arizona. The Cave Creek Ranch offers comfortable, cozy lodging at this unique "Sky Island." The staff is amazing, and helped us with choosing hikes and finding birds. The rooms are simple, but sparkling clean. There is free wifi at the office, but no wifi in rooms. Kitchenettes are useful,... More 

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Newcastle
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76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This is my third winter visit to Cave Creek Ranch and it never dfsappoints. Each time has been winter and the combination of pleasantly warm winter days and cold clear nights makes for the best combination of comfort. In winter also the feeders are very busy. This time as we needed three rooms we stayed in the ranch house and... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

This is our fourth time in Cave Creek. We never been here in January, it's cold but we have a fire in the room and the heat. The view it's fantastic even the view from the bathroom is gorgers. It's snow and the mountains cover with snow and we have a snowman! We saw Deers,birds,Hawks and Javelinas with two baby's... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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520 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Oh give me a home, where the deer and Javelinas roam, and the sky is bright and the night sky brilliant and the birds abundant with bird food provided, and then this is the place. We had a great time with friends over Thanksgiving. We rented Woodland Cottage and were comfy, had all we needed, I mean everything, from aluminum... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took our grandchildren to Cave Creek Ranch on their Fall Break. just the two of us had visited in January 2012 and vowed to bring the grandkids here. The creek was flowing and the kids had the time of their lives walking thru it..building dams..picking up rocks...throwing water at each other ..etc. It was so nice to see them... More 

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Additional Information about Cave Creek Ranch

Address: 42 Forest Rd, Portal, AZ 85632
Location: United States > Arizona > Portal
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Cave Creek Ranch Hotel Portal
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