The Duquesne House B&B Basics:
Staying at The Duquesne House B&B:
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.
Things to Do in the Area:
- Gallery Hopping and Shopping for Unique Gifts
- Visit the Nature Preserve
- Go Wine Tasting
- Take a hike or ride your bike
- Enjoy a round of golf at Kino Springs Golf Resort
- Dine Out
- Enjoy a local festival such as the Fall Festival
- Travel South of the Border to Nogales, Sonora
- "Veg Out" in the Inn's lovely garden
- 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:
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.
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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