The Southeast Arizona Lodging at Down by the River Bed and Breakfast Inn on San Pedro River
Down By The River is a Santa Fe style home offering world class Southeast Arizona lodging on the San Pedro River and is within sight of the northern end of the world famous San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area. We are the Lodging Hub of Cochise County because this location affords our guest the ability to make short day trips throughout Cochise County and parts of Santa Cruz and Pima Counties. Why move to another location when you don’t have to pack and unpack by staying at a centralized location. The San Pedro, the last free flowing river in Arizona, is one of the best birding areas within the United States where an estimated 400 species of birds may be seen, many of which migrate through the area in spring and autumn or winter in the area. Look at the Bird List page for the bird sitings that we and our guests have made in the local area. Our BnB lodging is situated in the river valley with the view of mountains in all directions. To the east is the Cochise Stronghold, a part of the Dragoon Mountains, where the great Apache Chief Cochise is buried. To the south is the Huachuca Mountains and the Tombstone Hills. To the west is the Whetstone Mountains, home of Kartchner Caverns State Park. You will find a lot to do here, just check out our list of things to do in the area.
At the end of the day, sit back on the patio at our San Pedro River bed and breakfast and enjoy the peace and quiet of our inn as the sun sets over Southeast Arizona. Watch the flocks of birds as they fly to their roosts for the night in the cottonwoods along the San Pedro River while the background hues in purple and pinks reflecting from Cochise’s Stronghold grow stronger.
If you’e so inclined, BBQ your dinner on the grill, enjoy some Arizona wine and watch for the local wildlife that frequents the property. For amateur astronomers, the inn has a Dobsonian telescope to view the planets or other deep space objects in the clear dark sky. During the monsoon season you may be able to enjoy the rainshowers and the lightning show that Mother Nature puts on free of charge.
In the morning, wake to fresh coffee and smoothies followed by a full breakfast. Our guest speak highly of the meals we prepare for them. Sit back in the leather padded mesquite chairs while you dine at the large handmade mesquite table and enjoy the morning vista of the cottonwoods bordering the San Pedro with Cochise’s Stronghold as a backdrop. Sometimes we have birds come to the window feeders or roosts during breakfast