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The Duquesne House Bed and Breakfast - Patagonia, Arizona

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Copyright: Elizabeth R. Mitchell

The Duquesne House B&B Basics:

Address: 357 Duquesne Avenue, Patagonia, Arizona 85624
Phone: 520-394-2732
E-mail: TheDuquesneHouse@hotmail.com

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Staying at The Duquesne House B&B:

The Duquesne House, just off the main street in Patagonia, is a beautifully decorated B&B in a historic adobe building. The owners' green thumbs and creativity provide both a lovely garden setting and a plant-filled indoor space. Upgraded with modern conveniences and colorful Mexican folk art, The Duquesne House B&B, has a friendly feel that will lead you to return when you yearn for a peaceful getaway.

History:

This historic inn was originally a boarding house. Mining and cattle ranching brought people to the area. Just off the main street you will find the old train depot. The last of the original railroad line was removed in 1962. Now Patagonia is a town which draws nature lovers and art enthusiasts and those who just want a peaceful weekend in a beautiful mountain setting.

Rooms:

Rooms are large. All accommodations are very private with individual, outside entrances and private baths.

There are three suites, with sitting room, bedroom, bath and a rear door that opens onto the back porch. Each suite, as well as the dining area, is decorated with folk art, antique quilts, plants and Mexican furniture.

The studio apartment, El Cuarto Bonito, includes a kitchenette with stovetop and oven, dishes, microwave, refrigerator, T.V., and large, tiled walk-in shower. There are front and back patios.

Meals:

A full breakfast is served every morning in the cozy dining room. As with the room decor, no detail is spared. The breakfast is healthy, creative and fresh. Don't be surprised if you find flowers from the garden decorating your meal! The dishes coordinate with the folk art decor so that the table setting is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy some of Nancy's collections. You will find tea pots and brightly painted clay Mexican market figurines.

Rates:

Considering the size of the rooms and the excellent breakfast, I found the rates to be reasonable. Contact the innkeepers for current rates and specials for those who stay a week or longer.

Things to Do in the Area:

Ideal For:

  • Girl's Getaway
  • Healing Retreat
  • Hiking or Biking Vacation
  • Shopping and Art Weekend
  • Small Group Gathering
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Birdwatching Vacation
  • Doing Nothing

The Duquesne House B&B Review and Recommendations:

I visited The Duquesne House both in spring and in winter. I was suprised to find that the beautiful garden was colorful, even in winter. Imagine, a tiered garden dotted with places to relax with a view of the mountaintops.

The Duquesne House is very convenient for visitors. You can park right in front and because the rooms are all on one level, it's easy to bring your luggage in. Adding to the convenience is the wireless Internet. Want to head into "town" for the evening? You can walk. Restaurants such as Velvet Elvis and "Gathering Grounds" are just a couple of blocks away. Shopping and galleries are close by as well.

I enjoyed my time in the studio apartment with full kitchenette. It was winter and I appreciated the flow of sunlight from the back enclosed patio and the windows in the kitchen. It was bright and cheerful. The light shown on the hand stitched quilt and wall hanging. A pottery mixing bowl collection lined a high niche in the room. The green thumbed innkeepers had placed lovely cactus and succulent plants on the kitchen window sill.

The room was very quiet, clean and comfortable. The huge tiled shower was a surprise and the bathroom included shelving for all your necessities. As with everything else about the Inn, there were little thoughtful details - I found a CD music and player, candles and matches... lots to add to the homey feel.

There were two small sitting areas in the corners of the apartment one with a table which was a great place for my computer.

Recommendation

It's cooler in this mountain region of Arizona. Just remember that if you live in or are traveling in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix). I highly recommend The Duquesne House B&B for a summer getaway so you can enjoy sitting outside watching the butterflies and birds. And, because there is a marvelous enclosed patio with wood stove, this indoor/outdoor enjoyment is yours in any season.

The innkeepers love the area and will enthusiastically share their finds with you. I needed to know where to go in Nogales, Sonora for some special purchases. They knew exactly where to send me! The Duquesne House B&B is priced right, the decor is a feast for the eyes and the your comfort is assured.

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