We had stayed here twice previously in winter. Winter has its charm (crisp days and nights, snow on one occasion, fires in the great room), but summer was wonderful. This is a premier wildlife viewing area. The hostess puts out over a dozen hummingbird feeders and also many seed or suet feeders. One lounges under the large, shady, beamed porch, and views the frenetic activity at about a dozen feeders at a time. Take a half-mile stroll through the adjacent Nature Conservancy property, containing more feeders, exhibits, wetland reconstruction and historic cabins. Get your heart racing when you climb the switch-backs into the extensive trail system of the Miller Wilderness Area. You have just earned your piece of fresh pie made daily on the premises all from scratch by your pie-award-winning hostess. We also liked to have a glass of wine out on our private balcony overlooking the stream, more feeders, a huge California Redwood, and a peach tree (which contributed its fruit to our latest pie treat). The hummingbird feeders are usually covered by bags nightly to prevent the liquid from being consumed by bats, but we wanted to see the bats, so our hosts left them off. On that night, we were amazed to watch the bats flocking to the feeder just outside the dining room window. We took photos from only a few feet away (see below). Then we toddled off to our very quiet, comfortable room. The wildlife is wonderful, but so was our host. We plan on coming back again and again. We cannot get enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For 28 years this nationally-acclaimed inn has been offering guest comfort & hospitality in a world-class setting. The Arizona Republic proclaimed Ramsey Canyon Inn to be one of the "Top 10 Bed & Breakfasts in Arizona" Bird watchers, hikers, athletes, nature lovers, history buffs and the romantic at heart, herald the inn as an upscale but inviting inn. At an elevation of 5500 feet in the Huachuca Mountains, Ramsey Canyon Inn is nestled in the world famous Ramsey Canyon birding area, just 80 miles southeast of Tucson.Ramsey Canyon Inn offers a peaceful retreat for those seeking to enjoy the wonders of nature right at their finger tips. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ramsey Canyon Inn b&b
- Ramsey Canyon Hotel Hereford