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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.

Please contact me for recommendations based on your preferred location and budget.


Santa Cruz County – Rio Rico & Nogales


Santa Cruz County – Tubac & Tumacacori


Santa Cruz County – Patagonia & Sonoita


Santa Cruz/Pima County – Santa Ritas (Madera Canyon)

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


Pima County – In and Around Tucson

  • Azure Gate B&B (east Tucson)
    Highly-rated B&B located on five acres of natural desert, surrounded by wildlife. Convenient for Mt. Lemmon, Saguaro East. Excellent breakfast!
  • Peppertrees Inn B&B (University district)
    Charming, quiet courtyard setting close to downtown. Amazing food!
  • Arizona Inn (midtown Tucson)
    Classic Tucson boutique hotel; quiet, classy, great gardens and fine dining.
  • Westward Look Resort (north Tucson)
    Tucson’s original high-end resort, set in prime Sonoran desert. Recommended!
  • Armory Park Inn (downtown Tucson)
    The Premier Boutique Inn in the heart of historic, downtown Tucson
  • Hotel Congress (downtown)
    For the more lively, it’s the genuine Tucson experience. Great food in the Cup Cafe.
  • Bed and Bagels (midtown Tucson)
    Birder and pet-friendly B&B in midtown Tucson.

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 whilst 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!
  • Huachuca Cottage at Emory Oaks
    Private, charming “home away from home” Air BnB. Birders will love the magnificent Huachuca Mountains setting, near Ramsey Canyon.
  • Quality Inn
    Well-priced chain hotel conveniently located in Sierra Vista.

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)