Recommended Birding Accommodation

There are HUNDREDS of accommodation options in SE Arizona, from quiet B&Bs to high-end resorts to cheap motels (especially in Tucson, Green Valley, Nogales and Sierra Vista), as well as some first-rate birder-specific B&Bs that you’ll love.

I can’t list them all, but some of my favorites appear below.

Santa Cruz County – Rio Rico, Tubac, & Tumacacori

Rancho Santa Cruz
Charming western B&B ranch set in excellent birding habitat, directly linked to the Anza Trail and Santa Cruz River. Highly recommended!

Casa Paloma B&B
Beautiful, stylish house on Santa Gertrudis Lane, adjacent to the Santa Cruz River’s best birding habitat.

Wisdom’s Casita
Comfortable and stylish casita next to the amazing Wisdom’s Cafe.

Tubac Country Inn
Comfortable accommodation in fashionable Tubac.

Historic Valle Verde Ranch
Delightful, old hacienda style ranch, now a high-end B&B.

Tubac Golf Resort
High-end resort, great birding.

Santa Cruz County – Nogales

Best Western Sonora Inn & Suites, Nogales
Well-priced, fairly new chain hotel, conveniently situated by I-19.

Holiday Inn Express, Nogales
Well-priced, fairly new chain hotel, conveniently situated by I-19.

Candelwood Suites, Nogales
Well-priced, fairly new chain hotel, conveniently situated by I-19. No breakfast.

Quality Hotel Americana, Nogales
Close to downtown Nogales, clean, comfortable and affordable.

Santa Cruz County – Patagonia & Sonoita

Spirit Tree Inn B&B, Patagonia
Charming B&B in a fine natural setting of 52 acres. Quiet comfort, fine food.

Stage Stop Inn, Patagonia
Stay right in town with a Wild West feel. Recently renovated.

Sonoita Inn, Sonoita
One-of-a-kind western country lodge that captures local history and flavor.

Santa Cruz/Pima County – Santa Rita Mts (Madera Canyon)

Santa Rita Lodge
The classic Madera Canyon lodge, with hummingbirds and a host of wildlife. Highly recommended!

Madera Kubo B&B
Fun accommodation in great birding habitat with popular bird feeders.

Chuparosa Inn
Classy lodge high in Madera Canyon, with hummingbirds, trogons, the lot.

Pima County – Green Valley

Best Western Green Valley
Convenient and popular with visiting birders.

Pima County – In and Around Tucson

There are many hotels around Tucson International Airport and the I-10/I-19 area which are convenient, well-priced and offer good access to birding sites, so I generally recommend any of those.

For something a little different…

Northwest Tucson

Westward Look Resort
Tucson’s original high-end resort, set in prime Sonoran desert. Recommended!

Midtown Tucson

Arizona Inn
Classic Tucson boutique hotel; quiet, classy, great gardens and fine dining.

Bed and Bagels
Birder and pet-friendly B&B in midtown Tucson.

Downtown Tucson

Armory Park Inn
The Premier Boutique Inn in the heart of historic, downtown Tucson

Hotel Congress
For the more lively, it’s the genuine Tucson experience. Great food in the Cup Café.

Hotel McCoy
Funky, cool, lively, unique – and really conveniently located!

Cochise County – Huachuca Mts (Sierra Vista/Hereford)

Battiste’s Bed, Breakfast and Birds
A great birding B&B set in fabulous habitat in lower Miller Canyon. Superb wildlife photography setup. Highly recommended!

Ramsey Canyon Inn
Delightful B&B in a great location at the entrance to Ramsey Canyon Preserve. Watch hummingbirds a few feet away while enjoying an excellent breakfast!

Casa de San Pedro B&B
Stylish boutique B&B in Hereford with great birding at the feeders and nearby San Pedro River. Amazing food! Highly recommended!

Bird Quest Manor
Gorgeous vacation home with two private wings, a great location, and a yard full of birds!

Huachuca Cottage at Emory Oaks
Private, charming “home away from home” Air BnB. Birders will love the magnificent Huachuca Mountains setting, near Ramsey Canyon.

High Desert Dome at Nicksville
A unique geodesic dome sanctuary, set in SE Arizona’s magnificent Sky Islands.

Birds of a Feather Guest House
Delightful Air BnB near Miller Canyon.

Cochise County – Sulphur Springs Valley (Pearce)

Hummingbird Ranch
Scenic vacation rental, perfectly-placed for wintering cranes and with an observatory on-site (bring your own telescope).

Cochise County – Chiricahua Mountains (Portal)

Cave Creek Ranch
Excellent base in Portal, a fantastic place to stay with amazing birding on site.

Portal Peak Lodge
Well-positioned and affordable accommodation in Portal.

Mountain Valley Lodge & RV Park
Excellent budget accommodation for birders, a good base in great habitat.