The SunCatcher Fine Country Inn

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


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.



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

Unique inn with beautiful views

4.6 on March 09, 2016

This is a small inn a bit off the beaten path with the owners on-site. When we were there, we were the only guests and the innkeeper upgraded us to a wonderful room (I am sure all the rooms were nice.) The innkeeper/owner served exceptional breakfasts and was very gracious. We had access to the living area, which was beautiful and had a gorgeous view. We thought it was an excellent value as compared with local chain hotels. Although it was a bit off the beaten path (on the east side of Tucson) and a little bit to find at first, it was pretty easy/straightforward to get downtown. We would recommend this inn.

Exceeded expectations!

5 on January 04, 2016

Our room was a lovely oversized suite and very comfortable. The living area of the home was beautiful with wonderful oil paintings and an interesting collection of books and artifacts! We loved our mornings with Janos - he prepared an amazing gourmet breakfast each morning and then offered ideas to help plan our day! The Suncatcher is an outstanding place to stay in Tucson.

True Southwest Luxury Experience

4.8 on December 27, 2015

Janos is a wonderful host not to mention a great chef; the views are great and the location provides a true Southwest experience including listening to coyotes in the evening. You could not ask for a better experience.

One of the Best

4.8 on October 31, 2015

This is one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. Location is perfect, home is gorgeous, host is friendly and helpful, breakfasts enormous and delicious. Our room was lovely and so comfortable. Every day after hiking, we'd come back and relax in the hot tub. We were treated like royalty. We hated to leave and will surely be back. We loved the dogs, too!

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).

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Rooms & Rates


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Desert, Mountains


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


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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  • 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.



Janos Siess

Languages spoken

hungarien, English

Resident Pets


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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian