Excellent location, albeit 'out in the boonies'....great facility; spacious, friendly folks -- I guess he best review we can give is that we are planning a return with friends!! the place is FULL of old west antiques and paintings. Highly recommended! (Why can't I rate the rooms etc as outstanding?? I would if it would let me!!)
Our four night stay at Down By The River Bed & Breakfast will be one of the most memorable experiences my wife and I have ever had. Mike made us feel at home with his hospitality, and the breakfasts were second to none. In fact my wife said they were the best she's ever had! Although it is off the beaten path, it is centrally located for the sights and activities in Southeastern Arizona. The area wildlife is amazing and quite diverse. We found it to be an excellent place to get away and spend some quiet time together. We enjoyed our evenings sitting on the patio and watching the spectacular monsoon thunderstorms and sunsets. We cannot wait for another visit in the future!
Wonderful out of the way location and so quiet. The decor of the Bird room and the common area was exceptional. Mike and Angie were outstanding hosts. Wished we could have stayed there longer than the 3 days that we did. There was lots to see in the area. Definitely would stay there again if we were in the area.
I had a wonderful experience "Down by the River." Mike and Angie were great hosts and served gourmet type breakfasts. The room was spacious and comfortable and access to a patio and living room area truly gave a homey feeling. It was in a great location for a home base for day trips. Mike had suggestions for delicious dining in town and also had suggestions for sight seeing. Room Tip: Each room has it's own theme so check out the website, but every room is large.
Down By the River B and B is an extraordinarily beautiful spot in which to enjoy not only the scenery and quiet, but a place filled with so many thoughtful touches and particularly wonderful hosts. You will not forget the hospitality, amazing breakfasts, and more-than-comfortable rooms. Truly a treasure!
We very much recommend staying at Down by the River! We spent three nights while exploring SE Arizona. The hosts are very welcoming, and our room and the food were great. Nature lovers will like all of the birds at the feeders. When we left, we saw a javelina on the side of the road!
This was our second stay at Down by the River B & B and we cannot say enough about both the place and the hosts Mike and Angie. Everything about our stay was wonderful - great room, delicious food, warm hospitality and such a relaxing time. We will definitely be back again.
The owners were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful about getting us to local attractions. I would recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to explore the SE region of Arizona or just wanting a relaxing vacation away from it all.
We stayed here 1/10/14 and 1/11/14.. It was fantastic..It was really a great experience...The food was really good...the room with the fireplace was perfect..the common areas were exceptional, very clean..comfy bed.. and Mike.. the smoothies were to die for(so was all the food) We will stay there again..... Thank you for the great time..We are from Camp Verde
What a pleasure it was to stay with Mike and Angie at their world-class Band B. The quiet and beauty of the desert, combined with comfort and good company made this number one on our list of places to stay. W and J victoria, BC Canada
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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