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Relax in The Arizona Room common area at Cat Mountain Lodge B&B
Cat Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast in the desert, Tucson, Az
Tortoise Ranch adobpted from Az-So Desert Museum
Nature Trails at Cat Mountain Lodge B&B, Tucson, Arizona




Worth Mentioning

Experience Ecotourism – Green Living Magazine, Play Green Travel (September 2015) "For all of its sustainable features, it's like that the lodge's number one preserved resource is the Sonoran desert itself. The stunning terrain is alive with indigenous plant life, which can be experienced by a walk through the meditation maze or a hike laong several surrounding trails. All of the suites open to a traditional courtyar featuring beautiful desert flora and a pollinator habitat that is a haven to hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Bring your pup! Dog-friendly rooms are also available...." read more


25 Best Things to Do in Tucson, Arizona – VacationIdea Dream Vacation Magazine, Weekend Getaways (8/29/2015) "...Experienced astronomers will guide amateur and pro astronomy enthusiasts alike at this custom-built observatory with its retractable roof and numerous telescopes. The Observator also has a private patio, which can be used by small groups for stargazing parties. Reservations are required...." read more


Right Wrong Turn: 'We Often Have More Abilities Than We Realize' – Desert Leaf Magazine (December 2014) ..."I had never built anything from scratch... The B&B made me work with architects, designers and contractors, and I had to figure out how to... put it all together. Of all the businesses I have at Cat Mountain Station, the Cat Mountain Lodge is the best. It even has a small observatory to view the stars... people keep returning. It sells out for the season..." read more


'Tucson’s brilliant night skies offer great stargazing' – Long Beach Press Telegram, Travel Lifestyle (5/19/2014)


'Starstruck by Tucson's brilliant night skies'The Seattle Times, Travel Outdoors (9/28/2013)


'Seeing stars in Tucson's brilliant night sky's The Washington Post, Lifestyle Travel (8/22/2013) "Robby Tackett, who runs the observatory, is already here, bent over a small white telescope in the kilnlike heat. The former skydiving instructor and amateur astronomer personally picked out the big guns used for night viewing... as well as the smaller scope that he's currently aiming at the sun."... read more


'Lodgings with Rustic View'Arizona Daily Star (2/9/2013) ..."A golden Southwestern building fronted by iron gates opens into a tranquil courtyard... The combination of green living, individually decorated rooms, desert scenery and friendly customer service create a homey atmosphere that guests appreciate."... read more


'Web Feature: A Labor of Love'NPR Arizona Public Media (5/19/2011) "On the stretch of Kinney Road south of Old Tucson Studios, the saguaros spread from each side of the asphalt like a sea. Then it crops up from among the cactus and creosote: an island of adobe with a sign that says Cat Mountain Station."... read more


'Buffalo Exchange Owner Perseveres to Open Lodge' Arizona Daily Star (3/9/2010)

"When Kerstin and Spencer Block bought the piece of land adjoining a shopping center they owned, the plan was for Spencer to open a bed and breakfast while Kerstin ran Buffalo Exchange, the couple's other business."... read more


What Our Guests are Saying

“We really enjoyed this quiet heaven, very relaxing. Hope to come back some day. Thanks.”
Johanne & Alain — (8/15/2015)

“Best place we've stayed yet in Tucson! We finally found an amazing place out by the Tucson Mountains, near our family in Tucson Estates. The decor was great, the surroundings amazing with its natural beauty and desert wildlife. Great A/C. Great host and yummy breakfast. Could not be happier. Definitely plan to stay there again.”
Kelley on TripAdvisor — Seal Beach, CA (7/4/2015)

“Wish we could have stayed longer. We recently spent two nights in Spencer's Suite. The Suite was just as it is pictured on the website. Clean, quirky, and cozy. Spending time with our morning coffee in the courtyard was so pleasant. The food at the Cafe was delicious. We found so many fun things at [Buffalo Trading Post] that we bought a vintage suitcase to take them home in. I would definitely stay there again and hopefully a little longer.”
Jackie on TripAdvisor — Dayton, OH (6/5/2015)

“Great place - and very clean! ...We stayed in Spencer's Suite, just 2 of us, but would have been plenty of room for 4. Super clean, especially the ...large square bathroom. The innkeeper was so sweet and welcoming. And we LOVED the star tour with ...Allison. ...I would stay again. Great location too, especialy if going to Sonora Desert Museum. Even if you're not, stay here and drive toward museum through the beautiful desert there. Lots of saguaros.”
Kelly on TripAdvisor — Seattle, WA (5/23/2015)

“Absolutely fantastic!!! Couldn't have dreamed of a better time. We had a surprise 50th for my sister in the Spencer Suite and all siblings made it from California & Northern Arizona. So wonderful!! The friendliness, pleasant court yard, morning coffee & tea, terrific cafe and of course the shopping. Thank you for your accommodations. We will be back & we'll Recommend this to others.”
Guest — (4/21/2015)

“When we stopped for lunch at Coyote Pause Cafe 3 years ago, we knew we wanted to come back to this place. Staying at Cat Mountain Lodge has been a treat. It is such a lovely charming inn and has such a peacful beautiful setting. We enjoyed bird watching and the labyrinth so much - and the plants and critters too. Thank you for a quiet stay and great hospitality.”
Lizzy & Bob — Madison, WI (4/14/2015)

“I'd like to compliment you on your excellent facility. Staff was very helpful and friendly, the room was great, breakfast at the cafe was terrific. The gardens are very well done and we enjoyed the peacefulness. What a nice quiet place. Very convenient to Saguaro Natoinal Park. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend your B&B to others.”
John & Julie — (4/4/2015)

Stayed in the Old Mexico Room. “This place is lovely - very well done western atmosphere. The Coyote Pause Cafe was very accommodating to my early departure. Thanks to all. ”
Guest — (3/14/2015)

“Every room at the lodge is filled with countless visual treasures that are delightful to behold! Every staff member is a pleasure to speak with, at the lodge and the cafe! We are so grateful for the opportunity to share this slice of heaven on earth. Thank you all!!”
Paul, Chris & Jeanne — (2/23/2015)

“The weather is better than in Philadelphia now. The room decor is FABULOUS, so is the night sky. What's not to like?!”
Bob — Philadelphia, PA (2/9/2015)

“Wonderful stay again! We hiked, went to the shows, ate great meals. We will be back.”
Glen & Linda — San Carlos, CA (2/4/2015)

“Wonderful Respite: This B&B is in a perfect location for visiting the Saguaro National Park and surrounding attractions. It is perfectly decorated in a southwestern theme - such attention to detail! Every time I would look around the huge suite we had, I would see more art work. There are fantastic meditative gardens would native plants. The local birds - humming birds, quail and cardinals to name a few - are attracted and you can sit and watch them. We will be back. Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. I was traveling with my brother so we needed separate sleeping and fairly large quarters. My brother is disabled so steps are a real problem. All the rooms are on ground level surrounding a lovely meditative garden. this was truly perfect for our situation.”
KJB on TripAdvisor – Golden, CO (3/29/2013)

Best place for a quiet romantic wedding. Thank you for being so great during our stay
Verne & Kara – Tucson, Arizona (5/27/2012)

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