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Reviewed 29 May 2013

I stumbled across this place when I was searching for a hotel near Kartchner Caverns. This B&B is truly a desert jewel. The ambiance of the whole place very serene and perfectly put together with themed rooms and historical/period peices that make it somewhat of a museum! The owners are super nice people that want you to totally enjoy yourself. They had lovely well-planned breakfasts. We saw a moonrise that was completely spiritual! Its a perfect spot for going out to many different activities in the area....caverns, Tombstone, vineyards are all within a 40 minute drive at most.

Room Tip: The Mission room is nice but smaller. Spend the extra for a larger one!
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike H, Owner at Down By The River Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

Robert
We are glad that you feel our breakfasts are over the top. We never wanted normal breakfast fare to be served at our table. Glad that you enjoyed it.
Hope to see you again.
Mike and Angie

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

The rooms were each different and unique and only made us want to choose a different one on our return visit. You're greeted by cheerful informative hosts. The patio area was always busy with some type of bird coming through the area or multiple hummingbird. The common area was warm and inviting and the hidden tv was very nice to have the option of not seeing a tv but being able to still see what is going on in the world. The pool table gave a nice option of playing a game in the evening and being able to sit on the patio at night and see the stars only continues in the feeling of being completely away from the world. If the relaxation and quiet wasnt enough you are greeted by delicious food that makes you feel like you are being served by a world class chef for breakfast. The hosts were completely knowledgable in St. David and Tombstone attractions and resturaunts. We will definately be going back again in the future.

Room Tip: There really is no tip to choosing a good room they all have their own personality which only makes you want to go back to visit a different room.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrea B
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Mike H, Owner at Down By The River Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Andrea
We strive to make our guest have a wonderful experience when they are hire. We also think that our breakfasts are something that our guests will really enjoy. We can do the old stand by like you make at home but we prefer to do something that is unusual for our guests to savor and remember.
Hope to see you in the future.
Mike and Angie

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Reviewed 10 May 2013

My husband Frank and I just stayed at Down by the River and had the most wonderful time. Mike and Angie were perfect hosts. They fulfilled our every need and made us feel most welcome. They even left us an anniversary card, as we were there on our anniversary weekend. Each room at the B&B is like a museum. So many unique and memorable touches. The breakfasts were delicious and decadent. We look forward to returning in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone going to southern Arizona.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Western Room and loved the decor. The bed was extremely comfortable and it was especially quiet there.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike H, Owner at Down By The River Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Laurie and Frank.
Angie takes pride in her card making and if she knows far enough in advance that a special day will happen when we have a guest here she does make a card. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again.
Mike and Angie

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

My high school friend and I spent the first night of our Arizona road trip at Mike and Angie's place. It was an excellent place to recover from the plane trip and to be introduced to Arizona.
The home is filled with southwestern items, but it is the setting that makes this place different. Off the beaten track to say the least and with those gorgous mountains surrounding the property you know you are in a special place. I enjoyed the birds and the other wildlife found around their home. Breakfast was early to get us on the road and the smoothies were really good. I will stay there again if I am in the area.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
Thank denise w
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Mike H, Owner at Down By The River Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Angie and I know birders like to be out and about early. Being close to the San Pedro River makes that easy for birders that stay at our b and b. There are time like yours when you need to be on the road earlier and so we try to work on our guest schedule as much as possible. Hoe you do come back to visit because you will see how centrally located we are to all the birding areas here in Cochise County.
Mike and Angie

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Reviewed 26 April 2013

We spent one night here and wished we had booked more. Mike and Angie are superb hosts; the breakfast was amazing and Mike's even shared his birthday cake and wine with us. It was a real joy! Down by the River is off the beaten track but well worth seeking out.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mike H, Owner at Down By The River Bed And Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

We pride ourselves in being off the beaten track. We really aren't actually but being in the setting where we live makes people feel that this little oasis is so secluded. We enjoyed talking with you and wish that we had more time to spend with you. Come back at anytime and we will treat you just as well if not better than the first time.
Mike and Angie

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