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Eco-Friendly Lodging

The Lodge was completed in 2010 and built using state of the art materials. We conserve water at the Lodge by using barrels to harvest rainwater and an underground tank to store graywater for irrigation use.


The Roadside Inn was created in 2018 by repurposing an otherwise forgotten building. Our landscape was completed using all native plants.


In 2023, we launched our newest addition the Cat Mountain family — our Casitas. These rustic, eclectic apartments, which are perfect for longer stays, were repurposed from retail space that was no longer being used.

Our rooms feature green details like all-cotton sheets and towels as well as bulk organic soap, shampoo and body wash.

Pima County Health Dept Ready For You verified blue ribbon logo

We aim to minimize
impact on the local & global environments by:

  • Conserving energy, water, and other natural resources
  • Reducing waste by recycling and purchasing recycled products
  • Minimizing light pollution by adhering to strict guidelines
  • Reducing or eliminating the use of toxic materials by using natural products whenever possible

Juanita Wayne's Story

The desert patio at the Lodge is residence to a friendly reptile icon of the Southwest, a desert tortoise named Juanita Wayne.

Juanita Wayne, from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Desert Tortoise Adoption Program. ©Cat Mountain Lodge Tucson, Arizona

Cat Mountain Lodge adopted a desert tortoise, as a part of a steward program at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Desert Tortoise Adoption Program to benefit the welfare of captive and wild tortoises. She lives in a specially constructed Tortoise Ranch behind the lodge and welcomes visitors in the summer time. She is used to visitors and loves people, so come say "Hi" and feed her some of the desert flora that surrounds her habitat.