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Portal Peak Lodge

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Step back to an earlier time where there isn't a chain store for 50-100 miles. Located in the *very* small community of Portal, the lodge makes a comfortable base for exploring, birding, and hiking a beautiful area. Fancy or frilly it isn't, but if you are happy with simple and clean rooms, a nice deck and access to their cafe...

1Thank 408cheryllb
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Visit was great location, staff was courteous, room was clean. The restaurant was convenient, menus were simple, but the food was nutritious and tasty. The place is a bit rustic, but part of the charm. I do like the way the rooms are set up; in two lines facing each other with a central common space porch .

Thank HaroldDunlin
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our group was pleased overall with our visit to the Portal Peak Lodge. If you want to visit the Chiricahua Mountains for birding, there are not very many places to stay, and this lodge is well located. The facilities are quite spartan, but comfortable, clean and adequate. We were especially impressed by the staff, who made every effort to be...

1Thank Travelerwithbudget49
Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 23 July 2015

If you want to visit or hike the Chiricahua mountains in southeast AZ, this is an excellent choice. Book early as there are 16 rooms. They have nice, comfortable, and quiet rooms. They serve meals and the food is good. They even have a selection of beer and wine. I stayed for 2 nights, went hiking on the 2nd day,...

1Thank Tom S
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We are out in the sticks (sorry, US readers - miles from anywhere) and we have this quite special place. The town is relatively isolated, several miles from anywhere, on a flat plain with amazing mountains nearby. And with a very small population, why would you not want to stay here? The cabins are basic and comfortable - probably the...

2Thank Diomedia
Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Not much in Portal, but this was comfortable and close to birding and National Monument. Room had two double beds, table and 2 chairs. Microwave in room. No Tv. Hummingbird feeders in front of the rooms. Quiet. Clean. Restaurant on site. Pretty good food. Reserve early, they fill up fast.

1Thank Mary W
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 4 April 2015

This room had plenty of space and two beds for my friend and I. The room looked clean and beds were comfortable. The only downside was a rather large cockroach in the tub. I only saw the one, but that's the reason for a 3 rating. Breakfast Sunday morning was very good. Lots of character in this small settlement. Beautiful...

Thank lindadak
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Stopped here today for lunch. Great variety of menu items so each of the four of us had different meals. Save room for dessert. We loved visiting with other guests. We will certainly return for another scenic tour.

2Thank JACK E
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 February 2015

the rooms have 2 double beds, a table and 2 chairs. my room had a microwave and in-room coffee. the room has good lighting by the sink for reading. no tv but good wifi. great place to view the stars and to hike and to birdwatch. only complaint- rooms are overpriced. but everything in the area is priced high due...

1Thank whomever
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Traveling the back roads of Arizona, we came across the Portal Peak Lodge. Made reservations and told that they would be closed for the week of Xmas.. No problem.. they put the key under the mat and would take care of us when we checked out.. The night of arrival it was a little hard finding the lodge as it...

Thank kenaroo

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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 

Additional Information about Portal Peak Lodge

Address: 2358 Rock House Rd, Portal, AZ 85632-9950
Region: United States > Arizona > Portal
Price Range: $87 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Portal Peak Hotel Portal
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“It was nice having a picnic table to sit on outside the room.”
990merryg, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you go between late May and the end of September you may want to bring a small fan with you”
JeanneA284, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“First time customer!!”
  • Gorgeous mountain views just minutes up the road
  • Spring showers bring May flowers----
  • The Chiricahua National forest view form Portal Road (Looking South)
  • The Chiricahua National forest view form Portal Road (Looking North)
LadyHawke714, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Maybe bring your own instant coffee if that is important to you.”
WilliamK42, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lodge is a little hard to find at night as there is not alot of lights in the area.. just note it's behind the General Store on the left.”
kenaroo, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
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