The SunCatcher Fine Country Inn

105 N Avenida Javelina , Tucson, AZ 85748-8928 USA (Show map)

About

This highly elegant award winning Inn is located on five stunning acres of lush desert right at the Saguaro National Park East trailheads. The Inn features superb decor with fine southwestern antiques and original artworks, vaulted ceiling and panoramic mountain views of the Santa Catalina mountains to the North, the Rincon mountains to the East and the Tucson mountains to the West. The SunCatcher features a heated pool and spa, with tennis, golf and athletic club packages available. Innkeeper Janos Siess was for many years the manager of the famous Cafe des Artistes in New York City - we really know the meaning of good food and fine service at the SunCatcher! The Inn recently won the coveted industry award for Best Breakfast In The Southwest from Inn Traveler magazine and Arringtons - we provide gourmet breakfasts each morning which are included in our bed and breakfast rates. Afternoon snacks or a relaxing glass of wine are also provided. Our fine king and queen accomodations feature private entrances, fire places, jacuzzi and garden tubs, desert and poolside views, satellite TV and DVD (we have a great DVD library!), and luxury robes.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Stunning b& b

5 on May 25, 2015

A beautiful property in a beautiful situation. Sitting by the pool at night watching the stars was fantastic. The bedroom was superb and the breakfasts were absolutely wonderful.


Great desert/mounting location

4.8 on May 17, 2015

wonderful hospitality, breakfast, dining with mountain views


First Class Stay

5 on February 28, 2015

I give the SunCatcher a 6 star. Very nice and clean and just a beautiful place to stay.


Hidden Treasure in Tucson

5 on February 20, 2015

Tucson is only two hours away from our home and I've even lived in Tucson in the past, but this bed and breakfast transformed my opinion of the city with its quiet beauty. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. The host was beyond generous and thoughtful. The view speaks for itself. Being a foodie, though, the breakfasts were divine. Each breakfast consisted of three outstanding courses that would have been hard to find in any local restaurant. I'm already planning a return visit, not only for my husband and I, but my in laws as well. I cannot sing their praises enough.


A Gem in the Desert

5 on January 25, 2015

We have been staying at The Suncatcher for the past three years. The innkeeper, Janoss makes the most delicious gourmet breakfasts. They are so satisfying we skipped lunch every day while staying there. Janos is a great host and makes us feel right at home. The rooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. It is within walking distance of Saguaro National Park East, a great place to walk off those breakfasts. We are looking forward to returning next year.


Avoid staying at hotels, if you can stay in paradise

5 on July 23, 2014

Have you ever cried whwn you left a Bed an Breakfast? We did. This 3 days were outstanding and I can recommanded to every traveler (exept you are on a diet).


Great place!

4.8 on May 10, 2014

We stayed at The Sun catcher for a week. The owners were very friendly and breakfast was unbelievable! Healthy, imaginative, delicious breakfasts! Relaxing environment, beautiful landscaping, comfortable rooms! Also, while missing our dogs, we were able to play with their pugs and labs. Lots of tummy rubs and fun!


Tucson Escape

4.4 on March 26, 2014

This place has its own botanical garden outside our bedroom. The scenery and surrounding landscape was delightful. Janos is a gem to talk to and makes the most fabulous breakfast - portions are over the top - and such healthy eating. The presentation was outstanding as well. We were so close to the Nat'l Park. One of the very best bed and breakfast - and we have been to several.


A great B&B in the sun

5 on March 13, 2013

The innkeeper Janos is wonderful. The french toast was the best we ever have had. The view from the inn of the mountain is fantastic. We can't wait to go back next year. Donna and Rich


A perfect place in a magical setting!

5 on November 21, 2011

We spend two wonderful nights in this wonderful place. To call it Bed & Breakfast doesn't give it proper credit, it is so much more than it. From the very beginning we were welcomed by Jonas like friends. His house is amazing: beautiful architecture filled with amazing artwork and books about everything you ever wanted to read. His breakfast is also a work of art! It was extremely delicious and nutritious (perfect if one is about to take a hike in the very nearby National Park; actually some of the trails start one minute away from the house). The room we stayed in was spacious with many fine features (fireplace) as was the bathroom. The other guests we meet during our stay were also very interesting so we ended up every evening with long and good talks. All in all: Perfect!


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Rooms & Rates

z-Dreamcatcher

Suncatcher's Master Suite,"Dreamcatcher" offers spacious King accomodations, King size bed, private entrance with patio door opening to the pool and hot tub. Plasma TV, walk-in-shower, separate stand alone tub, robes and hairdryers. Gourmet breakfast is also included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

SC-Sonoran Colonial

a king bed, a private entrance opening to the heated pool and hot tub, and a private bath walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

SC-The Vacqueros Room

Our Vaqueros (Cowboy) Room (formerly our Regent room) offers fine queen accomodations with superb southwestern antiques and artworks, a large private bathroom with double walk-in shower, double french doors to private poolside entrance provide access to our heated pool and hot spa. This room with kingsize bed captures the romantic and adventurous spirit of the old west, and is named in memory of the many cowboys whose names have become a part of local history, like Arizona's Billy the Kid and the McLowry brothers of the OK Corral. Luxury robes and hairdryers are included, as is satellite plasma TV and DVD - we have a great DVD library for you to choose from. The room has beautiful pool and mountain views. Gourmet breakfast included - we have just won the major industry award from Inn Traveler Magazine for Best Breakfast in The Southwest!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Dreamcatcher

Suncatcher's Master Suite,"Dreamcatcher" offers spacious King accomodations, King size bed, private entrance with patio door opening to the pool and hot tub. Plasma TV, walk-in-shower, separate stand alone tub, robes and hairdryers. Gourmet breakfast is also included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Oriental

The Suncatcher's "Oriental" room offers fine Queen accomodations, with exquisite Asian art, private entrance, plasma TV, walk-in shower, luxury robes and hairdryers. A gourmet breakfast is also included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Desert, Mountains

Airport

Tucson, AZ (TUS) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Phoenix - From I-10 to Tucson, take the Congress/Broadway exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left (east) onto Broadway. Follow Broadway east. In about 13 miles you will cross Houghton. Continue on Broadway, and in another 2 miles you will cross Freeman. Stay on Broadway another 1/3 mile, and you'll see Avenida Javelina on the left. Turn left onto Avenida Javelina. Ours is the second driveway on the left, about 500 feet from Broadway. Drive right up to the front door of our bed and breakfast!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sabino Canyon, Colossal Cave, Saguaro National Park, Pima Air & Space Museum, Arizona Desert Museum, Restaurant Row, Performing Theater, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Free Newspaper, Turndown Service, Free Local Phone Calls, Private Bathroom, Hair Dryer, Desk

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
  • Cancellations: Cancellations for all or party of your stay made more than more than 30 days prior to stay are subject to a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations for all or part of your stay made less than 30 days prior to stay are charged at the full rate, subject to our being able to rebook the room. We always rebook and credit you in such circumstances wherever this is possible and in many cases we are able to offer a credit for a future stay in lieu.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Janos Siess

Languages spoken

hungarien, English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Janos is the former long term manager of the famous Cafe Des Artistes restaurant in New York City and Nicola is a former Wall Street banker and non-fiction writer.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: outdoor patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian