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 for the birds, which are frequented by many Acorn Woodpecker.
Plenty of hummingbirds and woodpeckers but also rarer birds such as Mexican Chickadee, Arizona Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker and Yellow-eyed Junco.
Plenty of good mammals around as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cave Creek Ranch is a peaceful retreat from the modern world. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the simple rooms and cottages are clean and neat. While there is Wi-Fi on our front porch, the rooms are free of modern noise and distractions -- no cell service, TVs, or radios. We do have a small library in every room, and more books on natural history available to borrow from the office. Guests tell us they haven't slept so well in years; we think it's because they can relax and get away from the news. Cell service is available a mile away in downtown Portal. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cave Creek Ranch Hotel Portal
- Cave Creek Ranch Portal, Arizona