Portal AZ Lodging

We offer thirteen housekeeping units which sleep from 2 to 8 people: six comfortable cottages, two lodges with three apartments each, and the Ranch House. All units have private bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, heaters/furnaces, and air conditioning/evaporative coolers.   Three night minimum in all units in April and May, three night minimum year round in Ranch House, Stone Cottage, Canyon View, and Apt 3. Two nights the rest of the year for the other cabins and apartments.

Dogs: Regretfully we cannot allow dogs. This is a wildlife sanctuary, and the deer, javelinas, coatis, etc., are very aware of a dog’s presence, even on a leash, and make themselves scarce.  Javelinas attack dogs.  Several nearby places welcome dogs.

Beds: Many of our units have 2 twin beds that can be made into a king. This is done with a “twin doubler”: strapping the two twin mattresses together, then adding a strip of fleece down the middle before the king mattress pad goes on.  They are comfortable.

WiFi: There is WiFi available on the front porch and near the office.  It does not extend to the rooms.  There is no cell service at the Ranch, but your phone may be able to do WiFi calling.

Map of grounds showing lodging locations
2024 Rate Sheet

Stone Cottage & Annex

Sleeps up to 6 in 2 buildings: Main Cottage (2 twins in bedroom - can be converted to a king); 1 queen  in main room), fireplace. One bathroom in hall between main room and bedroom. New Annex king bed and second bathroom.   Approximately 700 square feet in main cottage, 450 square feet in Annex. $295.   3 night minimum.

Meadow View Lodge

Apartment #1

Sleeps 2 (2 twins which can be converted to a king). Smaller than our other units, with a very small refrigerator, but pleasant and comfortable. End unit. Approximately 230 square feet.  $155.

Apartment #2

Sleeps 3 (1 twin in bedroom, 1 queen in main room). Approx. 329 square feet. $235. 

Apartment #3

Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms, 2 twins/king in each). Handicapped accessible bathroom. End unit. Approx 588 square feet $235.  3 night minimum.

Juniper Lodge (On the Creek)

Apartment #4

Sleeps 2 (2 twins which can be converted to a king) End unit with stone fireplace. Patio on the creek. Approx. 391 square feet.   $235.

Apartment #5

Sleeps 3 (1 king, 1 twin). Patio on the creek. Approx. 351 square feet.   $235.

Apartment #6

Sleeps 2 (2 twins which can be converted to a king) End unit with stone fireplace. Patio on the creek. Handicapped Accessible. Approx. 379 square feet.   $235.

Creekside Cottage

Sleeps up to 5 (1 double and 1 twin in bedroom, 1 queen in main room) with large eat-in kitchen. Large covered porch. Approx. 473 square feet.   $245.

Canyon View Cottage

Spectacular views. A few hundred yards up the hill from the rest of the Ranch: a 10 minute walk or two minute drive. Sleeps 3 in two rooms (1 king in main room, 1 twin in other room). Kitchen. Screened-in porch. Approx. 392 square feet.   $245.  3 night minimum.

Woodland Cottage

Small but comfortable, romantic, and more private. Wood burning fireplace. Two twin beds which can be converted to a king. Approx. 386 square feet.   $245.

The School House

Sleeps 2 (2 twins which can be converted to a king) in one bedroom.  Second cabin in the woods on the other side of the creek, used as the Portal School briefly in the 1930’s. Suspension bridge access if creek is high. Approx. 500 square feet.   $245.

Rustic Cabin

Sleeps 2 (1 queen) in one bedroom. First cabin in the woods on the other side of the creek. Suspension bridge access if creek is high. Approx. 450 square feet.   $245.

The Ranch House

Our largest accommodation. Sleeps up to 8 in four bedrooms (One queen; two twins; one queen; and two twins which can be converted to a king). Two baths, fireplace. Spacious living room, large modern kitchen, large porch. Approx. 1,846 square feet on 2 floors. Pantry shared with manager for bird feeding preparation.      $295.    3 night minimum.