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Beatty's Miller Canyon Apiary & Orchard

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Sierra Vista, AZ
+1 520-378-2728
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No Signage

I wish there was a sign to tell us we were in the correct location. We drove all the way there on... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Roseville, California
via mobile
Excellent set up allows you to admire many hummingbirds

The proper name of this places is Beatty's Miller Ranch and Orchard. This is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Norman, Oklahoma
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The apiary, a great place to observe hummingbirds, also offers overnight accommodations.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible13%
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Sierra Vista, AZ
+1 520-378-2728
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I wish there was a sign to tell us we were in the correct location. We drove all the way there on a rough dirt road and the only sign was a large STOP sign warning people they were on private property - guests and...More

1  Thank Photodiva2015
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The proper name of this places is Beatty's Miller Ranch and Orchard. This is one of the best placesin NorthAmerica to see a large variety of hummingbirds. Up to 14 have been seen here in one day. You have to park below the property (plenty...More

1  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We love this place! It's a drive up Miller Canyon, paved and then dirt road. Private driveway, be respectful. There is a $5 charge and a short uphill climb. I'm 80 with a bad knee, but I take it slowly and there is a rope...More

Thank Judith K
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have never stayed in the cabins. I only have visited to see birds. I have visited at least 10 times over 20 years, including when the "Controlled Access " area was just a couple of folding chairs and a place to see a white-eared...More

4  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We went just for the day to watch hummingbirds. Mr. Beatty was taking another guest up the canyon trail to see the resident pair of Spotted Owls and offered that we could come along. That many is amazing.. he is at least in his 80s...More

2  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went to this property for bird and hummingbird watching (did not stay there). They have a lovely viewing area (which is up a rather steep path with ropes to help ensure you keep your balance). Well worth the walk to the viewing area! We...More

1  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We went here to see hummingbirds. The CAS area was the place to be. Birds buzzing all around us! It was late March so we knew there would not be a large variety of hummers. Saw 5 different varieties - Magnificent, Broad-billed, Broad tailed, Black...More

1  Thank KC8212
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was lucky enough to wander up to the seating area with Tom Sr. being there. He was able to identify many of the hummingbirds (really all of them, but I wasn't good at telling the difference between the birds) and we even had two...More

2  Thank Gabriel Y
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Even though it isn't yet time for the Migration, there was an astonishing number of different species of Hummingbirds to view. Viewing is made much easier by having a covered bleacher so you can sit and watch for hours. We were there nearly 3 hours...More

5  Thank Brssjunk
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A wonderful place for birders, good hummingbird feeders, very helpful owners, giving tips and explaining the hummers to us.

Thank Andre W
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16 October 2017|
Response from Sarracenia | Reviewed this property |
August seems to be the best time.