Touching the Arizona Sky in the Land of Geronimo

DD Gamble Guest Lodge • Portal, AZ

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two
  • All Meals Included
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Four Nights

The Destination
There are no gas stations in Portal, an unincorporated town on the Western side of the Arizona-New Mexico divide. Instead, you'll find the remnants of classic southeastern Arizona: ranch roads, wide skies, high deserts, ranger stations, and other accouterments of the Old West. Cochise County is the Land of Legends—including Geronimo—where mountains of mythical proportions rising from the scrub-grown desert floor. From the mile-high mining town of Bisbee to "Too Tough To Die" Tombstone (the former home of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday) the Cochise communities are drawn together by the common bond of history.

The Digs
The city lights are as sparse as discouraging words at DD Gamble Guest Lodge, Tom and Alicia Davidson's tranquil 325-acre dude ranch nestled between the cool climes of Chiricahua and the Peloncillo Mountains. Rustic and whimsical rooms are individually outfitted with bespoke appointments like rocking chairs and crochet work to reflect a theme—think: music, cowboy, and birds. Wispy drapes clothe the windows and hardwood spans the floors. Outside, miniature horses and miniature cattle curl up like kittens, cacti bloom in the rock garden, and the grill sizzles in the open air. Pets (including horses) are welcome at this Arizona retreat where all meals are catered with special consideration for those with need for vegetarian and gluten-free fare.

The Diversions
• Go rock climbing around Cave Creek Canyon, the Yosemite of Arizona
• Check out Myrtle Kraft Library in the old Portal schoolhouse
• Watch hummingbirds feed while you take sunny lunch at The Portal Café
• See the work of local artists and artisans at Chiricahua Gallery
• Stargaze right outside the lodge

  • "Southeastern Arizona,... northwestern Chihuahua, and northeastern Sonora are a landscape of wonder, beauty, wildness, and astounding biological diversity. This is the “Sky Island” region and the proposed National Heritage Area is its heart."

    -- Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance


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    8374 E Rockspring Road Portal, AZ 85632
    520-558-1090 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit 2 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays until September 30, 2013
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher valid for up to 2 guests; each additional person charge is $150 for 2 nights, max occupancy is 8 at the lodge
  • No charge for dogs or cats in the rooms but not on the beds; horses are welcome and horse hotel is available (minimal extra fee)
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Credit card information and photo ID is required at check-in
  • Blackout date(s): August 15-19 and August 28-September 3
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 30, 2013 • Enjoy By September 30, 2013