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
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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5 on April 16, 2018

This is a delightful, quiet, peaceful place with a great host. Janos Siess is a friendly guy with many experiences around the world, delightful to visit with and a great chef. The breakfasts were over the top. If there are no vacancies for your dates, see if you can sleep in the yard just to be there for breakfast.


Thank you, SunCatcher Fine Country Inn!

4.4 on February 26, 2018

Our host was welcoming, courteous, and friendly. Made our "stay-cation" very meaningful.


Our Amazing 50th Anniversary Stay at the SunCatcher Inn

5 on January 10, 2018

My husband and I had a delightful experience staying at the SunCatcher Inn to celebrate our 50th anniversary in January 2018. We were greeted warmly by our gracious host, Janos; and liked conversing with him especially during his incredibly large, delicious, relaxing gourmet breakfasts served with amazing garden vistas. These wonderfully filling and beautiful meals jumpstarted our days. The Sun Catcher Inn has a wonderful old Tucson feel, decor and design with outstanding views from the home and gardens. We stayed in the roomy and tastefully decorated suite with its wonderfully comfortable king sized bed and bedding with a uniquely designed kiva fireplace and large ensuite. We usually ended our days with a soak in the private hot tub accessible by sliders off our room and were treated with beautiful sunrise vistas in the mornings and evenings. We had a restful, refreshing stay in this lovely Inn centrally located enjoying its ambiance, our host and the friendly dogs also. We hope to return and hated to leave. Thank you, Janos, for your fine hospitality.


Wonderful place

5 on December 11, 2017

If you enjoy the Arizona outdoors, there are few locations better than Suncatcher--just a short walk to a hiking entrance to the Rincon section of Saguaro National Park. The rooms are spacious and the grounds beautiful. Janos's breakfasts are not only the best I have ever eaten, but probably the largest. We had originally booked four days and were delighted that we were able to extend our stay to six.


Quiet and beautiful!

5 on November 24, 2017

What a quiet and beautiful spot, perfect for a relaxing getaway - loved every minute. Hosts Janos and his wife very nice and helpful about the area too.


Gorgeous desert getaway!

5 on October 25, 2017

The host was as friendly as could be. Super cool interior with artwork galore. Rooms clean clean clean and extremely well appointed. Breakfast will leave you full for the entire day! Wonderful.


Most excellent

4.8 on September 07, 2017

Janos, who is the Inn keeper is quite the host and Chef. The rooms are very large and uniquely decorated. The main common room is large reminds me of a European Inn and is full of interesting art and decor. Breakfast can be served pool side or in the mail common room. The breakfast is the best I have ever had. The owners have lived in this area for many years and are full of knowledge about the area. Loved our stay at the Sun Catcher:-)


excellent stay

5 on July 31, 2017

our stay at the Suncatcher was outstanding. Highly recommend this place


Excellent B & B

5 on July 18, 2017

This was the highlight of my trip to Arizona. The host was very accommodating . The rooms were outstanding and the breakfast was topnotch. Janos went above and beyond to accommodate us.


THE ARIZONA DESERT: AS GOOD AS IT GETS

5 on April 12, 2017

This was our greatest stop on our Southwest journey. A facinating architecture is matched by fascinating furnishings and artwork, and picture windows that open to a natural desert landscape. Tables outdoors allow you to sit right in the middle of it, all as comfortably as your own resort. It's a bit out of the way and worth it. Breakfast is devine! We showed up the wrong day and not only did they welcome us, but also gave us the largest room. In fact, we just about had the whole house to ourselves. We will be back. -- Rick Sherwood


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Rooms & Rates

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

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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


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