Lazy Dog Ranch

3123 North Thistle Road , Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 USA (Show map)


Situated on five tranquil acres on the banks of the San Pedro River, the Lazy Dog Ranch offers a relaxing escape from civilization. Halfway between Sierra Vista and Tombstone, this pet-friendly bed and breakfast is the perfect base from which to explore the area. Enjoy hiking, bird watching or simply relax in the pool. The night skies are great for star gazing as there is no light pollution in the area. Sit by the firepit and enjoy the night air all year around. Each of the two guest suites features a separate entrance and private bath. Sleeping four in over 700 square feet of space, the Casa also has a kitchenette. The Casita has a fireplace and can sleep up to five, if two are children! Dining and shopping is just minutes away. And feel free to leave your pet, as they have over two acres of fenced in property to explore. Coffee and tea is always available in the breakfast room. Breakfast is whatever time works for you and features fresh eggs, fruit, yogurt, juice, cereal, and a home baked pastry each morning.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Down by the River

3.6 on February 12, 2016

Away from cars and city lights, Lazy Dog B&B is a lovely, tranquil spot to relax. There's a homey feeling sitting by the fire in the patio or nestled in bed in one of the spacious rooms. The owner Cathy was gracious, helpful and pleasant, ready to accommodate in any way. Breakfast was sort of a Continental style with hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, fruit, cereals, yogurt, coffee and a toaster for breads. We would book here again to see the trees leafed out in the summer and to walk by the to have the dogs, donkey, horse, mule to add to the ranch feeling.

Great Place to Stay with Your Furry Friend

4.8 on January 10, 2016

Had a great time staying here and our dog felt right at home on the property. Mike and Cathy were wonderful hosts and the resident dogs were so sweet I'd take them home with me in a minute.

Fabulous place, wonderful people, lovely doggies!!

5 on May 02, 2014

Exceeded our expectations in every way, wonderful room, well more like an apartment really. Great outside space, we had humming birds outside our door. Fabulous company from other guests and our hosts, who made uS Irish coffee under the stars. Breakfasts were amazing and all the lovely doggies and other animals were just as friendly as their humans! Would love to come back and stay here again. Can't recommend highly enough. Caz & Rich, London, UK.

We want to come back

4.8 on March 31, 2014

Wonderful stay!

Wonderful Place!

5 on April 23, 2013

We chose the Lazy Dog Ranch because of the location and fun it would afford our toddler. He LOVED the animals and the hikes nearby. The hosts were very accommodating and we enjoyed our stay! The rooms were very clean and the decor was eclectic. The breakfast was fantastic! I even requested some recipes of the homemade coffee cake and egg croissants. We highly recommend staying here if you are looking for adventure, comfort and good company.

Girlfriends having fun

4.8 on February 09, 2013

Warm greeting by Michael and the dogs. Room was larger than we expected with dining area as well as small kitchen. Bedding smelled WONDERFUL! Breakfast was by tasty. Homemade coffee cake was especially good. Great recommendation for trail nearby as well as lunch choices in Bisbee. Cathy and Michael are great hosts. Would return again.

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Rooms & Rates


The Casa offers a distinct western flair within 700 square feet of space. It a small kitchenette and dining area, a queen-sized bed plus a separate bedroom with two twin beds. There is ample storage space, plus games and books for your entertainment. Right outside is a lovely courtyard with a fountain. There is a pull out couch which provides additional sleeping space for a fifth guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135


The Casita, a self-contained guest house, offers a queen-sized bed and a twin bed. It can accommodate up to a family of five, if two of the five are toddlers. Guests will enjoy the gas fireplace, cozy reading area and views of the pool and firepit right outside the front door. There is a small refrigerator, microwave and plenty of games and reading materials to enjoy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Countryside, Desert, Small town


Tucson, AZ (TUS)

Directions to property:

From the I-90 By-Pass, travel on Charleston Road for approximately six miles. Turn right on Escapule Road and drive 1.5 miles until the pavement ends. This is North Dust Road. Turn left on North Dust Road and travel another one-half mile. Lazy Dog Ranch is at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side: 3123 North Thistle Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Eco-tourism, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Coronado National Monument, Tombstone, Bisbee, Arziona Wine Country, Fort Huachuca, Ramsey Canyon, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Copier, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: After 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit in the amount of one night's stay required.
  • Cancellations: One nights stay if cancellation is within 7 to 14 days prior to arrival. No refund if cancellation is within 6 days prior to arrival.



Michael and Catherine McCormack

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

We enjoy hiking, horseback riding and exploring new places. Michael is originally from Ireland and Catherine grew up in South America. As a result, their property has a unique style and flair reflective of their travels. We also have a horse, mule, mini donkey and Pygmy goat!

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  • Time Served: Anytime
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

We can accommodate gluten-free and vegan, upon request.

Signature Dish

Raspberry Scones
All guests seem to really love this baked item! Each morning, we offer a different home baked item.