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Kanab
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at DD Gamble and everything about our visit was outstanding! The room was spacious and comfortable, the food was wonderful and beautifully presented. The chocolate cake and homemade ice cream for my birthday were an unexpected delicious treat. We took the ATV into horseshoe Canyon, went on a trail ride, saw scaled quail and numerous other...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Carole, we really enjoyed your visit. We love it when our guests explore Horseshoe Canyon. Alicia and I would recommend that you buy Swede an ATV for his next birthday. Tom and Alicia

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might be inspired to sing “Home on the Range” while visiting D&D Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch. The setting is true western with hills in the background of a fully functioning ranch with steer, horses, minature steer and horses. Most important is the caring couple who run it. Tom Davidson is a fantastic cook- you'll never go away hungry...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Murray and JoAnne Thank you for your kind words. Your visit was very enjoyable. I especially enjoyed "swapping yarns" with you and look forward to the next time we can do so. Tom and Alicia

Sandia Park, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts and guests were fascinating folks, making an overnight stay something quite memorable. The food was outstanding, and this B & B is an amazing value considering that all meals are provided. Next time, I hope to have time to ride. The owners take the time to consider each guest's needs. I would heartily declare that their dream of...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks, Joan. We enjoyed your visit also even though it was so short. On your next visit, we will ensure that you experience a little more of the Old West. Alicia and Tom

Burlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot begin to tell you how exciting it was to be on the ranch and to experience all of the beautiful surroundings. Tom and Alicia were wonderful hosts and make us feel so welcome. It felt like family. The meals are included and the food was excellent. Dining with Tom and Alicia was the part I enjoyed. Taking a...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

We are very glad you came to visit. We know that it is a different climate from the Northeast. The jackrabbits are still here and Black Pearl is still pulling carriage. We look forward to your next visit.!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tom and Alicia have the "real deal" if you like horses or birding. We took a trail ride into Horseshoe Canyon in the Chiricahua mountain range. The Ranch backs onto the mountain range. Beautiful views, great horses (both full-size and minis!), comfortable accomodation, really good meals, and gracious and engaging hosts. We had a good time and would recommend it.

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks, Tim. We enjoyed everyone's company. We are really glad you liked the horses. Jackpot is still a good horse - ask Rod. Tom and Alicia

Dripping Springs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time. The hosts were so patient with the kids and so generous with their time. Great escape. Food was amazing and so were the accommodations. Horse back riding down the canyon is a must. Also getting a ride on the carriage pulled by the miniature horses was awesome.

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

It really was a pleasure having you and your family here. Tell Paul, thanks for identifying the birds. We are really glad the ALL of the children were great eaters!! Tom and Alicia

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 19 December 2016

D. D. Gamble Guest Lodge is an absolute gem!! The lodge is comfortable, warm, and has tons of character and personal touches that Tom and Alicia (the owners) have integrated. Their home cooked breakfasts and dinners were hearty and good -- but most of all, having some time with Tom and Alicia during meals made our stay especially lovely. They...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

David, we enjoyed your visit also. We are glad you enjoyed your hike in Horseshoe. I just wish, I had been able to go with you to show you the various historical sites back there. Maybe when you and your wife are here we will be able to do so. We look forward to meeting your wife and your next...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This guest lodge is very unique. Actually a ranch with "minny" horses and cattle. Also, horses to ride and a terrific trail ride into the canyon. My wife and I do not ride (our friends did) but we came along in a ATV. We all had a blast! Accommodations were charming and we thought we were staying in the "Old...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Larry and Liz, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed the company of all four of you. Maybe next time you visit; we'll be able to get both of you on a horse! Tom and Alicia

Paradise Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Two hiking buddies and I recently stayed at the D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch for three nights on our first trip to Chiricahua National Monument and the Chiricahua Wilderness. It was a great find! Tom and Alicia are wonderful hosts -- knowledgeable and anxious to be of help in facilitating a great visit to a marvelous locale. The rates...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Joe, It was a pleasure having you, Don, and Ron here. We enjoyed your company. You walked Horseshoe Canyon at almost the same speed as when ride it on horse back. You told us you were hikers; but we didn't realize you were "speed hikers". We told Dulcinea of your special mention. She sends her thanks. Tom and Alicia

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Myself, husband and two sons- Nate-8 Cole 6. The men had fun trail riding. I did not take part due to being pregnant. All the horses were beautiful and very bell kept. The kids we entertained thoroughly with min horses to pet and brush. There was lots of land for them to run to check on one animal to the...

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Alicia-Tom, Owner at D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Nichole. We enjoyed your stay with us. It was great watching your boys run and play. It was also great watching you and Adam not having to worry about them. Tom and Alicia

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Davidson's Dream Gamble Guest Lodge's 325 acres against the mountains offer some of the most picturesque areas for your Arizona retreat for corporations and vacations for families to experience life as Geronimo did… to drive miniature horse carriages along desert trails, to catch a shooting star in the darkest skies in the country, to bird watch, to take a trail ride on horseback into canyons where Cochise roamed, to devote uninterrupted planning time with your colleagues, to rock climb, to hike, to dream by the campfire, to play with miniature horses, or………..to do nothing! Bring your own horses or we can provide them for you. We have both miniatures and full size horses available. (and miniature cattle, too)ALL MEALS INCLUDEDThe Main House is a stone house with wood and Saltillo tile floors, central air and heat, free Wi-Fi, four bedrooms, and two full baths. We can provide all meals or a full kitchen is available if you desire to prepare your own meals (we cook-we clean; you cook-you clean). All bed and bath linens are provided. Daily housekeeping service is included. A number of horseback, hiking, and vehicle tours are available. All tours can be conducted by the local historical expert (extra fee) or we can provide you with maps (no charge). If you use our horses, you must use our trail boss (extra fee). - Participate in Cattle Week. Experience the full Round Up experience of finding the cattle in the mountains and canyon; herding them to a central location; separating the calves from their mothers for branding, neutering, and health check; and loading cattle in the trailers for transport to market. (Extra Fee) - Ride horses through the Chiricahua and Peloncillo Mountains and canyons. Visit the Chiricahua National Monument. See the battlefields from the Indian wars (1860's through 1890's). See Geronimo's surrender site. And many more natural and historical wonders. ... more   less 

Additional Information about D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge

Address: 8374 E Rocksprings Rd, Portal, AZ 85632-8028
Region: United States > Arizona > Portal
Price Range: €84 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — D.D. Gamble Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room with separate entrance”
11MurrayT, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the Cowboy room which was quite large and a private bath.”
perfectpat202, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Remote ranch, great hosts, perfect experience”
jaked998, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room near the back door had an adjoining bathroom, and an adjoining room for kids. It looked great for a family.”
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“The rooms are all suitable for couples in the main house.”
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