DD Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch

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  • Property Type : Lodge
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 10 Sleeps

Thomas S Davidson II

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A rock house with four bedrooms set on 320 acres of high desert at the base of the Chiricahua Mts. We offer hiking, horseback riding , mini horse carriage driving, and bird watching in the National Forest. 


The space
Located at the base of the Chiricahua Mountains in the Coronado National Forest, DD Gamble Guest Lodge and Ranch offers its guests a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of this national treasure.
Experience the historic Old West. Walk the wilderness trails where Cochise and Geronimo roamed. With elevations from 4,500 to 9,000 feet, take trail rides into the High Desert. Bird watch along the mountain trails and maybe you'll catch a glimpse of the Elegant Trogon. Learn to drive a miniature horse carriage. The Lodge is a four bedroom rock house with all the comforts of home away from home. We are Pet Friendly so bring your dog or horse. Covered corrals are available at no extra charge for Lodge guests.
Enjoy the quiet, solitude of the DD Gamble Guest Lodge's 320 acres. Or take hike or ride in historic Horseshoe Canyon just a short hike from the lodge. After your ride or hike, sit down for a home cooked meal. All meals are included in the daily rate. All wholesome, delicious meals are served family style.
If you use our horses, we will ride with you and give a complete tour of the area.
If you bring your own horse, we can accompany you, if you so desire.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the Lodge and surrounding area. As we are on satellite internet, we have a very limited band width; so please no streaming or facetime.
There is nothing in the world like the majesty and diverse ecosystems of the Chiricahua Mountains High Desert.
Covered parking is available free of charge.
Horseback riding is available for an extra charge or bring your own!
Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire ranch. Activities involving the miniature horses (to include carriage rides) are free of charge.
The north and south patios are set up for bird watching and relaxation. (See our website at www.ddgambleguestlodge.com
Trail rides (on full size horses) are available for an extra charge.
Interaction with guests
All meals are included in the daily rate. Alicia and I prepare all meals. We all eat together family style.
Website:  https://www.ddgambleguestlodge.com

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Moderate — 100% refundable
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Amenities & Activities

  • Community BBQ
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Twin Bed
  • Double Bed
  • Queen Bed
Bedroom Extras
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Every bedroom has at least two stone walls.
Child Friendly
  • Child Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
Dining Room
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Formal Dining Room
Disability Access Features
  • Disability Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Grab Bars in Bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Telephone
  • No Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Linens Provided
Guest Services
  • All meals are included in the daily rate
Home Office
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Washing Machine
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dryer Only
Layout and Decor
  • Skylight
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Floors are Saltillo tile and Laminate
Maid Service
  • Maid Service Included
  • Daily Housekeeping
Outside Living
  • Backyard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Fenced Yard
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Fireplace
  • Parking Available
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • Available for a separate charge
  • Horseback (Trail) riding
  • ATV rental. Available free of charge
  • miniature horse carriage driving
  • hiking
  • rock/mountain climbing
  • bird watching
  • herpotology
  • Car Recommended
Nearby Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Driving tours
Nearby Attractions
  • Near Restaurants

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Additional Rate Information


Basic Rate is $90 per person per night
Children under 12 free
Children 12 - 17 $20 per night
Weekly Discount: 10%

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Guest Reviews


  • Michelle
  • Aug 22,2017
  • Nov 11,2016

Tom and Alicia were great hosts! From the moment we arrived they went out of their way to make us comfortable. We were able to see the beautiful Horseshoe Canyon on horseback and Alicia used her four wheeler to bring our other friends to the canyon who did not want to ride horses. As an added treat, we met Tom and Alicia\'s friends who joined us for dinner and they entertained us with original music reflecting the stories of the region. The hosts provided us with directions to Portal to see the state park in it\'s glorious fall colors (Sycamore trees in abundance), and incredible rock formations. Tom and Alicia are very knowledgable about the history of the area and are eager to share! We would definitely plan a trip back to the ranch if we are going to southern Arizona.


  • Lisa
  • Aug 22,2017
  • Aug 08,2016

If you find yourself dreaming of an authentic escape from the daily grind of whatever this world has become, then spend a weekend here. They do not talk enough about their meals. They made the most amazing dinner I\'ve had in a long time. It was absolutely wonderful and an atmosphere typically only created by the presence of family. It was a 4 1/2 hour drive home and my daughter talked about it the whole way. She won\'t stop asking when we will go back.


  • Dan And Lindsay
  • Aug 22,2017
  • Jan 14,2016

My wife and I had an AMAZING time at the DD Gamble Guest Lodge. It was a perfect place to stop and unwind, I only wish I could of stayed longer. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Tom and his wife, plus all their beautiful dogs. As soon as we got settled we were given a tour of the property, including meeting all of their beautiful horses and cattle. What an experience! The next morning we were given a guided tour of the valley located behind the ranch which has so much history behind it. While at the Lodge our meals were provided, and all of them were excellent! We had an excellent time and will definitely be back. I highly recommend taking the time to visit the DD Gamble Ranch.

Great stay

  • Eva
  • Aug 22,2017
  • Nov 20,2015

Tom and Alicia were extremely warm and welcoming. They invited us to partake in their home-cooked meals, as advertised, and took a turn holding our baby while we ate! I got the urge to make cookies and they graciously provided all the ingredients. They took the time to show us the stars after dark and we got to know their animals. Basically everything was as advertised. Our whole family had a great time (our baby and dog, too.)


  • Rhonda
  • Aug 22,2017
  • Sep 18,2015

Exceeded our every expectation. Tom and Alicia are top notch hosts and gourmet cooks. Every meal was plentiful, beautifully presented and delicious. Beds are comfy. This place is really a best kept secret but shouldn\'t be!! We will definitely be back.

Excellent Stay

  • Gwen
  • Aug 22,2017
  • Jan 15,2015

Our vacation with the Davidson family offered an exceptional opportunity to take part in an active working ranch. The setting was spectacular with wide open plains, sweeping mountain ranges, and colorful sunsets. The historic stone house was warm and open to everyone including pets of all sizes. We enjoyed the family style meals that unfolded into evening activities generated by the comradery among guests and visiting neighbors. There was plenty of opportunity for privacy, quite time and rest as well as fun and laughter. The Davidsons are extraordinary people who made our stay stress free and very comfortable. I would recommend this guest lodge to anyone who is open to adventure in a rustic home style setting with all its natural beauty and steeped in American wild west history. We look forward to our next visit with this host and hostess.

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