Portal, Arizona hasn't changed much over the years...still small, unique and special. All birders will come here if you plan to bird the Chiricahua Mountains and the famous South Fork of Cave Creek Canyon looking for Elegant Trogons! The owners have done a fine job of providing a comfortable place to stay and excellent food. The lodge is not fancy, but it is well maintained and clean and prices are reasonable. When we bring birding friends to this area, we will always stay here. An additional note regarding the owners - we were evacuated from the lodge at midnight May 8, 2011 due to a forest fire. We missed one additional night of our planned stay. However, the owners refunded us for two nights even though we were in our room until midnight that night. I thought that was extremely generous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A popular haven for birders, hikers and nature lovers, our family run hotel has 16 comfortable, economical rooms. There are a deck and outside seating area where guests can relax and have a drink, watch the birds, and in the evening sit around the fire. Stop in at our cafe next door for a plate of enchiladas made with local Hatch chiles. For dessert try an espresso and homemade fruit cobbler. We specialize in providing accommodation for birding and other nature groups. For information and reservations call 520 558 2223. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portal Peak Hotel Portal