5 sur novembre 25, 2013
A lovely bed and breakfast in a very unique location. Hosts provide wonderful service and great directions to find their site !!
5 sur novembre 24, 2013
My husband and I chose Down By The River for our brief stay in Cochise County. Although we own property in St. David, we live in NJ (for now, anyway) and wanted to get a better "feel" for the area. All I can say is "wow"! Anyone who stays here is in for a real treat! This B&B is by far the BEST we have ever been to. Our hosts, Mike and Angie, have left no stone unturned in creating an absolutely awesome B&B! Every detail of the decorating was obviously carefully selected and place. The breakfasts were amazingly delicious and "plated" as though pictures were to be placed in a magazine. I cannot rave enough about this place. From the architecture to the decor and the magnificent breakfasts and nighttime snacks, it truly is a jewel and I would encourage even residents of Cochise and surrounding counties to visit here. You won't be disappointed! Mike and Angie, thank you for everything!
5 sur août 13, 2013
This B&B is very special. It is filled with old antiques and lovely rooms. Hosts are warm and caring. This visit will be long remembered.
3,8 sur avril 17, 2013
My wife and I drove down from Phoenix, hiked on trails around Kartchner Caverns and then took a cave tour-all wonderful activities which we will do again. Afterwards we stayed the night at the Down by the River B+B and it was a very relaxing and peaceful visit after our active day. This was our first B+B experience and was quite rewarding. Watching the sunset over the hills we had been in and over from our private porch was quite wonderful. The breakfast was very tasty and filling so that we were good all the way back to Phoenix. The service was very friendly and capable. My wife really liked the comfort of the bed as well. We will definetly stay there again after our next hike and tour. Thank you.
5 sur février 18, 2013
Angie and Mike are warm, welcoming hosts. They serve delicious breakfasts with a lovely variety of dishes. They are quite helpful regarding what to see and do in the area. The solitude of the B and B is grand. Each of the themed bedrooms are meticulous, comfortable, and pretty. The entire B and B is filled with fascinating antiques of yesterday. Guests have come to stay from each of the continents. We heartily recommend Down By The River. Jill and Lee
5 sur février 10, 2013
The affordable room rates here belie the luxurious amenities in every room. This inn was custom-built with attention to every comfort a visitor might desire, from the Santa Fe architecture and southwest decor to the antique themed guest rooms, the layout designed for privacy to the off-the- beaten path location. So many delightful surprises to discover. Congratulations to Angie & Mike. They have created a wonderfully comfortable and luxurious retreat in the desert. It felt like a million miles from the everyday routine.
5 sur février 09, 2013
Delightfull experience, friendly, conscientious and knowledgeable owners, great vintage collections decorated our accomodations. Especially enjoyed -cozy fire in our private in room fireplace, delicious evening petite treat and antique quilt in our bird themed room. Breakfasts were devine, multi courses that fueled our hikes nutriously visually appealing and most importantly very delicious.
4,6 sur février 09, 2013
Mike and Angie are great hosts. They helped us find great things to do during our stay and their suggestions were right on. The breakfasts are over the top. We had to only eat one other meal after breakfast - they are creative, tasted great and very much in the spirit of the Southwest. We apprciated be away from the paved roads and the quiet and solitude were a great way to wake up and go to sleep every night.
5 sur janvier 26, 2013
A beautiful, interesting property with genuinely friendly hosts, great food. One of the best B and B's we have ever stayed in.
5 sur novembre 01, 2012
A little off the beaten path, a lot more than we were expecting, this superb establishment lets you enjoy the experience at your own pace. You can watch TV, play pool, hike by the river and into the riparian area, look at the stars through the telescope or sit on one of the patios -- by day, in the warm sun and by night, with a a crackling fire in the chiminea. Mike and Angie Hug really make you feel welcome and can provide all sorts of information about things to see and do in the area. The house itself is amazing -- a structural wonder and beautifully decorated with in-room fireplaces and fun extra touches ranging from gorgeous antiques and architectural finds to kitschy embellishments. You can spend hours just examining all the collectibles on display. Gourmet-quality food for breakfast and great conversations. Really a wonderful experience that we are recommending to all of our friends.
5 sur septembre 27, 2012
I was looking for a quiet place for a solo "get away from it all" experience. Because I love southern Arizona, I searched the web for a B&B in the Tombstone/Sierra Vista/Bisbee area and found Down By The River. I'm SO glad I did! Mike and Angie were like old friends within 10 minutes. It can be a bit daunting to travel alone and stay in a strange place, but I don't think there ARE any strangers to this lovely couple. The food was amazing, the guest area was immaculate, the decor was perfect. On my second night, they even set up the telescope and gave me an astronomy lesson. Next time I'm there (with my hubby), we're going to visit the Benson observatory for even more star-gazing. This place is an absolute treasure.
5 sur juillet 26, 2012
Mike & Angie Hug have created an over-the-top "Fantasy land" at "Down By The River." Gorgeous rooms & common areas, five star food mingled with warmth and comfort!
5 sur juillet 26, 2012
A wonderful quiet & bright sun on a verandah outside our brightly decorated room made our stay excellent. Fine breakfast in an amazing room!
5 sur juillet 26, 2012
Hospitable, helpful hosts. Comfortable rooms. Like boarding in a museum. Fantastic breakfast, including fresh fruit smoothie. Funky outdoor decor, including the gnome colony. Great birding on spacious area down by the San Pedro River.
5 sur juin 03, 2012
05/24/2012 We love this place. Our first B and B experience in the U.S. could not have been better. The rooms were gorgeous, clean and beautifully decorated. Mike and Angie were charming hosts and wonderful cooks. One of our favorite memories was having coffee on the patio before our short stroll down to the river. We will definitely return to enjoy this B and B again. We are recommending this piece of heaven to our family, friends and anyone interested in visiting this beautiful, historic part of Arizona. Sincerely, Martha and Jim from Phoenix
5 sur mai 14, 2012
Wonderful hosts, exciting B&B -- many historical items to take in. Fantastic food.
5 sur mai 06, 2012
You will not be disappointed! We had a great time. Great hosts, breakfast. Very remote, quiet, and pleasant. We will go back!
4,0 sur mai 03, 2012
My wife and I felt like we never left home. The place was just as clean as at our place, the food was just as good as at our place, the company was just as friendly as at our place. So we just settled right in. We have formally asked Mike and Angie to adopt us, but they seem just a bit apprehensive. LOL The truth is you can't find better, they seemed to have thought of everything.
4,8 sur janvier 16, 2012
We spent three nights at this beautiful B&B over New Years with some friends. It was a very enjoyable experience. All of the furnishings and artifacts in the B&B had an interesting history which added to the interest and uniqueness of the place. And then there were those memorable breakfasts!! We have been to many B&B's and highly recommend Down By the River
4,0 sur décembre 03, 2011
Down by the River Bed & Breakfast was a fantastic experience. We enjoyed the fine cooking and the great hospitality of our host Mike and hostess Angie. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful. The rooms are great and the entire place is very clean. Hope to return soon. Gregg & Amy Monson Rollag, MN
5 sur juin 22, 2011
We felt welcomed by Mike and Angie and we were treated like old friends, though it was our first visit, but hopefully not our last. Beautiful setting, relaxing atmosphere, lots of accurate history and culture, yummy breakfast and great conversation with Mike and Angie. Muchas gracias
5 sur février 27, 2011
We travel and use B&Bs all over the country, we just found the best, most relaxing, Ever! Thank you, Mike and Angie.
4,0 sur février 21, 2011
As we wound our way, with the good directions from our B&B hosts, to this wonderfully, secluded oasis in the middle of Arizonian scruff-land, we wondered what awaited us. Having 'found' this B&B on the internet, we truly were wondering, is this 'too good to be true'. From the moment we stepped into the grand room we were struck by the attention to detail that has been given to create a lovely space for guests. The very fact that the guest areas are totally seperate from the host-part of the building, made it all the more relaxed for us as we played pool, watched satelite t.v., played games and 'hung out'. We were given good information to help design our outings and were never disappointed. Thanks, Mike and Angie, for your gracious and caring hospitality. Marian and Phil. (near a 'crick' in Canada)
4,8 sur novembre 04, 2010
Our first B & B and we were hooked. The amenities were wonderful, the breakfast was first class and the welcomeness was unexpected. If there was a catagory for hospitality, it too would be outstanding. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful location, this is it.
5 sur septembre 23, 2010
In planning a short southern Arizona loop trip I looked for unusual lodgings in quiet, remote places. We chose the Mission Room at Down By The River based on pictures on the website, and were thrilled to find the reality better than the photos! When we arrived at the end of a full day of driving and sightseeing Mike met us with fresh brownies and a tour of the house, making us as welcome as old friends. Our room overlooked the river and opened directly onto the patio, but it was the furnishings that kept us chatting for over an hour: mission chairs, an antique altar piece in the corner, a painting by Mike's grandfather and Dia de Los Muertos fun stuff in the bathroom are only the highlights, as the house is full of treasures. Our room, as well as the rest of the house, was clean and bright, the bed comfortable, the bathroom stocked with all the amenities. In the morning we wandered the grounds following wildlife tracks and doing some birdwatching until the call to breakfast, which was scrumptious and beautifully presented. Mike and Angie gave us great tips for sightseeing in the area but, if we could have, we would have stayed in the peace and quiet for the rest of the week. We've already recommended DBTR to several of our friends and can't wait to go back for a longer stay!
5 sur juillet 06, 2010
I took my girl friend here for a nice getaway weekend and ended up proposing to her because of the nice experience she had here. I cherish the American South West, history, culture and weather, and all of these come to life in this place. The isolation of this place is priceless. We enjoyed the silence. Mike, the innkeeper, is very friendly and his breakfasts were so good we forced ourselves to bed to get up in time. The place is close to a lot of interesting attractions. Don't miss the Chiricahua National Monument. Its a classic sky island of the desert south west and offers amazing hikes, campgrounds and other outdoor activities. Tombstone and Bisbee are within an hours drive. Kartchner caverns are pretty close too. Definitely take your camera, binoculars, telescope, books, movie or anything that lets you enjoy a nice relaxed weekend.
4,6 sur juin 25, 2010
Mike Hug, our host, made us feel right at home. The inn was lovely, secluded and we felt as if we were in an oasis in the desert! Wonderful food and hospitality. Will return and recommend to others.
5 sur avril 30, 2010
This is my 3rd visit to this B&B. The anticipation of my stay there is always rewarded with a gorgeous breakfast in SW surroundings that are both intriguing and inviting. The wonderful host offers up his knowledge of the area, along with maps to assist you in your journeys. Shall I visit again? Absolutely!!! :)
4,6 sur avril 29, 2010
Our drive to the Down by the River B&B took us down a dark dirt road out into the middle of nowhere. Upon our arrival we were met by Mike Huggs and his fabulous B&B. Antiques met Southern charm, all new construction and very comfortable beds!
4,8 sur avril 16, 2010
Mike's breakfast was delicious with a lot of "extra's" (condiments, fruit, and great smoothies). The B&B was very clean and had many outdoor and indoor seating options for enjoying the scenery. Mike was helpful and pleasant. The variety of southwestern decor was fun to look at. I would definitely recommend this B&B and will try to make it back if I'm in the area again.
5 sur avril 15, 2010
Very relaxing atmosphere, home-like living room, beautiful dining room table. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Breakfasts are outstanding! Enough food is provided to fill one until late afternoon. Trails into part of the San Pedro Riparian area are close to hand. Relax on the patio with a beverage of your choice in hand morning, afternoon, or evenings. Observe the birds at the feeders - 3 to 4 species of hummingbirds in the spring, finches and sparrows, the occasional hawk or vulture gliding lazily in the sky overhead. For dedicated birdwatchers, there are several sites within an hour and a half drive - White Water Draw, San Pedro House Riparian area, Lake Patagonia, and more. For sightseers, the beautiful Karchner Caverns are nearby, as well as Cochise's stronghold, the Dragoon Mountains, and the Chiricahua Mountains. There are a number of interesting small towns within an hour and a half - Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, etc. - for shopping and dining. Then there are a number of wineries near Sonoita/Elgin for some excellent wines. All in all, a marvelous venue and visit. This was our 4th year visiting and we WILL be coming again!
4,4 sur avril 02, 2010
Absolutely wonderful breakfasts! Interesting decor and interesting guests.
5 sur avril 02, 2010
We enjoyed our stay at "Down by the River". Such a beautiful inn and a very relaxed atmosphere with a great host.
3,8 sur mars 25, 2010
The inn and our room were filled with antiques and art that made us feel almost like we were at a museum. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. We even had our own private patio.
5 sur mars 24, 2010
A purpose built guest house in the territorial style with a great room and four guest rooms. The decor is an amazing collection of antiques and Native American art. The rooms are well furnished and comfortable but the star was a gourmet breakfast and a friendly host with an answer to all of our questions.
5 sur février 25, 2010
Down by the River B&B is a real gem. The host has designed charming, comfortable rooms. He makes marvelous breakfasts. The views of sunrise and sunset and the stars at night are magnificent. The peace and quiet is fantastic.
4,6 sur décembre 14, 2009
Down By The River B&B is one of the most beautiful & relaxing places we've stayed at. Mike, our host, was wonderful, friendly, and an excellent cook! We plan to return in the near future. We were pleased 100%!
4,6 sur novembre 06, 2009
We had such a good time -- restful, interesting, comfortable & fun. And the food -- wow. Mike was a wonderful host. Clean & very welcoming.
5 sur novembre 03, 2009
Great location to visit caves. Outstanding rooms with a lot of heritage -- antiques. Each room different. Great common space. Outstanding breakfasts
5 sur octobre 24, 2009
What a warm,charming and enchanting B&B. The mult-themed rooms was fascinating,clean and inviting. We watched incredible sunsets, enjoyed superb breaksfasts. It was love at first sight. Thank you Mike Hug for our Oct 17/19 2009 stay. We are already planning to return.
5 sur octobre 14, 2009
We had a fabulous time! The room was very well decorated, the food incredible and the views outstanding. Mike Hug is an excellent host. We will certainly go back again.
5 sur octobre 14, 2009
Wonderful time, great location, beautifully decorated, unique B&B in every way, can't wait to go back.
5 sur août 26, 2009
Excellent area and B&B. Quiet, clean, spacious & lots to look at. Perfect host & an answer to all of your needs.
5 sur août 18, 2009
We stayed for the weekend and had the best time. The rooms are so interesting, the scenery wonderful (birds everywhere) and the food was to die for. Mike and Barb are wonderful hosts and shared lots of great information. We were able to travel to so many thing around the area. Be sure to see Tombstone!
5 sur juillet 30, 2009
Down by the River surpassed our expectations in every way. The B&B is beautiful and homey, and the Hugs were marvelous hosts. Breakfast was delicious, and our hosts referred us to many interesting sites nearby. I would recommend this B&B to anyone!
5 sur juillet 13, 2009
This was our first stay at a B&B, and nothing could have improved our time with Mike Hug and the other couple staying their. The SouthWest design of the house and its furnishings made us feel right at home. The morning coffee was hot and ready at 7:00am followed by the best Smoothie my wife has every had, then came the breakfast, outstanding in every way. Good food, Good conversation, Good time. Thank You Mike. Our only disappointment was that Barb was away for the weekend, we hope to met her during our next visit. The BEST to both of you. R~B
3,6 sur juin 08, 2009
Down By The River is an unexpected southern AZ surprise and a far superior option for visitors seeking lodging close to the area's attractions. Rooms are clean, private, and well appointed. Common area boasts a terrific art collection.
5 sur mai 19, 2009
Best B&B I've stayed in. Excellent food. Great service. Beautiful decor! Highly recommend!
5 sur mai 05, 2009
Museum quality B&B-truly beautiful experience with gormet breakfast. Great location for many driving points in Southern Arizona.
5 sur mai 03, 2009
Down By the River is hands down the best B&B we as Arizona residents have stayed at. It has a homey, warm, and open charm. The Inn Keepers were extremely helpful, friendly, and warm...including helping with sites, sounds and AZ views. You won't have cell coverage, but that is actually a great plus for a really private weekend getaway. It is also very close to Tombstone, Bisbee, and within a easy drive to both of Arizona's burgeoning wine areas. It borders the San Pedro River and National Forest, full of birds, animals, and cool breezes. The rooms are beautifully decorated and themed. Large lovely and open common area that boasts a pool table, entertainment area, and reading/game area. Their breakfasts and smoothies are more than worth the price...gourmet cooking and drinks that are melt in your mouth. Additionally, the back yard boasts a large porch, grill and beautiful view of the San Pedro. Each room also has a private patio area. Not only can we personally recommend this jewel, we can't wait to enjoy Mike's & Barb's hospitality and breakfasts again.
5 sur avril 17, 2009
Beautiful, unique accommodating with an abundance of antiques, artifacts- hosts, Mike and Barb were gracious, and the breakfast was a perfect 10! HIGHLY recommend this B&B!!
5 sur mars 23, 2009
My fiancee and I truly enjoyed our stay. the room was very nicely decorated and spacious. The breakfast was amazing both mornings.
5 sur mars 19, 2009
DBTR was a great experience; a warm, inviting atmosphere, and a great host. Awesome day starting breakfast and an opportunity to meet new friends. Plus, close to lots of wicked cool stuff!!!
5 sur février 18, 2009
This home is gorgeous. Each room is set in a different theme. You could stay here for days admiring all the artwork in each room, and in the main Great Room. The Hug's have paid great attention to detail. Breakfast was delicious and satisfying. Mike Hug made us souffles, crepe's, and a nice chicken apple sausage with butternut squash and pineapples. Yummy!! We would definitely go back to this beautiful, relaxing B&B again. Kathy Salsbury
5 sur janvier 28, 2009
5 sur janvier 04, 2009
This B&B is located in the country so it is quiet and peaceful. The decor is absolutely beautiful. The hosts are knowledgeable about things to do in the area. The rooms are quiet and very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The food was absolutely the best anywhere. Will stay there again any chance that I get.
4,4 sur décembre 25, 2008
There are so many artifacts, souvenirs, and historical mementos to look at that one gets the feeling they are staying in a museum. Wonderful hosts and exquisite breakfasts.
5 sur octobre 24, 2008
includes a spacious living area of western decor and plenty of windows to witness sunrise and sunset and all types of nature. very good company and delicious food!
5 sur octobre 22, 2008
I loved this place. it was near San Pedro River out in the country. Our room was roomy, food was top notch. Birding was fabulous. Near by tourist attractions. Fabulous
5 sur juillet 20, 2008
I stayed here with my girlfriend in March of 2006 for my 30th birthday celebration... Mike and Barb were first class hosts, very welcoming... The place has a very Southwestern feel to it, from the decor down to the breakfast we were served. I enjoyed jogging in the countryside down to the river itself-- all in all, a very peaceful and relaxing stay! Good luck Mike and Barb!
4,0 sur avril 16, 2008
Very good food - friendly - knowledgeable hoses
5 sur janvier 30, 2008
Museum-like interior reflects the region well known for birding and western history. Fantastic gourmet breakfasts and evening treats. Owners share knowledge and hospitality and guests feel like friends.
5 sur mai 03, 2007
We enjoyed our stay so much that it's hard to describe. The rooms are immaculate, well decorated, as well as the rest of the B&B. The innkeepers are a delightful couple and Barb serves a breakfast that is more than adequate, and she served brownies as snacks in the evening. This is off the beaten path...but BOY is it a treat!
5 sur mars 12, 2007
Possibly the best kept secret in Arizona Absolutely incredible, off the beaten path, a incredible surprise awaits you from main area to rooms to innkeepers all supurb try it you'll like it