Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast Inn

8933 South Yell Lane, Hereford, Arizona 85615
Innkeeper(s): Karl Schmitt and Patrick Dome
 
  • Introduction

    Southeast Arizona's Premier Lodging for Naturalist EcoTourism, located in Hereford, Arizona.

    Casa de San Pedro Bed and Breakfast is a nationally-acclaimed Arizona inn 90 miles from Tucson, near Ramsey Canyon, Bisbee, and Sierra Vista. The Inn is on 10 acres adjacent to the San Pedro River and Riparian National Conservation Area. Here you can view 355 species of birds and hundreds of butterflies. Experts agree Casa de San Pedro is one of the most romantic Arizona getaways and the most upscale Southern Arizona Bed and Breakfast. Naturalists, bird watchers, history buffs and environmentalists herald the inn as a world-class accommodation with a heart.

    Take a relaxing dip into the outdoor pool, or sooth your body in the hot tub. Ten guest rooms, each with private baths, are dressed in fine linens and have tables and chairs just outside their windows on the courtyard walkway. Guests enjoy sitting by the courtyard and savoring the afternoon light with a glass of wine.

    Our Arizona inn captures the atmosphere of the old inns of Spain and Mexico, where visitors were treated as invitados bienmirado (highly regarded and honored guests) and were lavished with personal attention. At Casa de San Pedro, you are invitados bienmirado. Our goal is to provide you a special experience and ensure your comfort while visiting Southeastern Arizona.

    Cuddle up by the fireplace in the Great Room, enjoy a good book, use the birding software on the computer, or watch the birds at the feeders, right outside the windows. Casa de San Pedro has a central courtyard with a fountain and flowers (and birds and butterflies!). All Guest Rooms surround the courtyard and feature hand carved Mexican furniture, each with a private bath, and each offers either a king size bed or two double beds. Each room is entered from a covered patio where guests can relax in an authentic Mexican patio set and enjoy the fountain and the vegetation that has been selected to attract hummingbirds into the courtyard. All rooms are air conditioned with individual controls for your personal comfort. Every room has a telephone for your convenience, and high speed internet access is also available via WiFi or with the guest computer (and printer) in the Great Room.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Karl Schmitt and Patrick Dome for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of the guests who stay at Casa de San Pedro are bird watchers who want to enjoy the many different birds that are resident to or migrate through SE Arizona. Over 350 species of birds can be found in the San Pedro River Valley and the surrounding mountain canyons. Others guests come to the area for the Old West History in nearby Tombstone, Bisbee, Cochise Stronghold - areas with famous (infamous?) gunfights, Apache Indian wars, gold, silver, copper mining lore. Most of our guests choose Casa de San Pedro for our stunning location next to nature and the San Pedro River, savoring our warm hospitality and great breakfasts in a quiet and relaxing setting.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Casa de San Pedro is the most comfortable and relaxing Inn in SE Arizona. We are best known for our relaxed and welcoming hospitality, great breakfasts, and the wonder of the natural habitat that welcomes our guests, many birds and butterflies, and incredible vistas beyond to the San Pedro River to the surrounding mountains - and perfect weather most of the time! Cochise County has some of the cleanest air in the country. We have over 300 days of shirt sleeve weather - without getting too hot in the summer months (we are generally 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and 10 degrees cooler than Tucson) - who knew that one could come South in Arizona and survive? July and August are temperate months with welcome Summer Monsoon Rains that turn everything green - our springtime when everything blooms and the hummingbirds and butterflies take over the back yard and delight our guests.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The #1 reason to visit SE Arizona (Cochise County, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Bisbee, Hereford) is to get away from crowded cities while experiencing a great natural habitat filled with many rare birds, hundreds of butterflies, and great weather - getting out into nature to enjoy life in a wonderful setting !

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment we have received is the large number of our guests who return often, considering Casa de San Pedro to be their home away from home. Many of our guests have become good friends who come back often, who share their life events and stories with us, and have made us part of their families and their family traditions. Many guests who are world travelers claim that Casa de San Pedro is far and away their favorite spot to come back to visit.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    SE Arizona is rich in natural history, old West history, and while seemingly remote for many, the area has many excellent restaurants, museums, and world class hiking and biking in addition to world class bird watching. The Nature Conservancy has named the San Pedro River as one of the Last Great Places on Earth. This rich heritage site should be on the bucket list of anyone who loves nature and easy access to thoughtful amenities and great friendly people in the area.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    One of our guests is a travel writer who features places from which travelers can easily get to many different attractions within a short drive. He claims that Casa de San Pedro is at the heart of one of the best travel experiences he has yet found. Easy access to Bisbee and Tombstone (Old West History mining); many world class bird watching sites (Whitewater Draw, the Huachuca mountain Canyons, the San Pedro River, the Chirichaua mountains, and Patagonia and Madera Canyon); Arizona Wineries (Elgin, Sonoita, Wilcox); Natural History (Lehner Mammoth Kill Site, Kartchner Caverns - the Living Cave, Murray Springs Clovis site), Museums (Bisbee Mining Museum, Tombstone Courthouse, Amerind Foundation, Fort Huachuca Buffalo Soldiers Museum); Great Restaurants (Cafe Roka in Bisbee, Outside Inn in Sierra Vista); convenient shopping in Bisbee and Sierra Vista. The list goes on and on - with many opportunities to rest and relax at Casa de San Pedro while pursuing one's own favorite interests with convenient access to world class sites.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Casa de San Pedro is situated on the banks of the San Pedro River, one of the last free flowing rivers in the West. The river affords migrating birds with an ideal habitat for their flights to summer nesting grounds in the North, and back to winter refuges in the South. A Mammoth Kill site from ancient peoples is an easy hike (about 1.5 miles) on the San Pedro National Conservation Area that starts on our north property line - giving hikers, dirt bikers, and birders easy access to trails and the riparian habitat.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are many good restaurants in the area - one of Arizona's best restaurants is Cafe Roka in Bisbee. Bisbee also features several other very good restaurants: Rosa's Little Italy is the favorite of people from New York "Best Italian Food outside of New York" claims one guest! And several restaurants on the south side of Sierra Vista (nearer to us) are well respected by our guests: The Outside Inn, The Mesquite Tree, and Mimosa - all within about 15 minutes from the Casa.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Both Bisbee and Sierra Vista have very good Visitor Centers. Their information is linked from our Casa de San Pedro web site  and our Events Calendar also features many of the festivals, bird tours, nature walks available in the area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Casa de San Pedro has 10 comfortable guest rooms, all with private baths. Seven rooms feature one King Bed each, and three of the rooms have two Double Beds each. All of the rooms face into a courtyard featuring a fountain and seasonal flowers, hummingbird feeders and tables and chairs outside each room. Many guests enjoy sitting around the courtyard to share an afternoon home baked pie, or a glass of wine while they visit with friends and other guests.

    Do you accept pets?

    Two of our guest rooms can accommodate pets. Guests must contact us in advance to request permission to bring pets. All pets must be maintained on leashes when on walks, and must have their own bedding/crates. Guests are responsible for managing their pets and making sure that their pets do not disturb other guests.

     

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  • Breakfast and Other Meals

    Fragrant shade grown coffees and herbal teas greet you each morning in our Dining Room, where you will be served a full gourmet breakfast, with fresh baked goods, Casa entrées, fruit, juice, and coffee or tea. (We will be happy to accommodate your special dietary requirements. Please let us know about your needs when you check-in.) The breakfast gathering provides a unique opportunity to meet other guests, get tips on local hikes, where to find the best wildlife habitats or gain information on the area and its rich history. Casa de San Pedro also provides afternoon home baked pies, snacks and assorted beverages.

    And perfect for the beautiful Arizona weather, Casa de San Pedro has a Ramada with a gas barbecue which guests are welcome to use for relaxing dinners under the stars.

  • Cooking Classes

    Join us for a weekend of relaxation, nature, and a culinary delight of cooking up healthy, quick and easy meals with chef Lark Beaugureau. Lark's passion for cooking has inspired her to write two cookbooks (available for sale during the cooking class) and to gain notoriety in the area for her catering. Lark enjoys cooking healthy and light meals. Our Arizona cooking classes feature exciting themed dinner menus and are generally held on the 4th Saturday of the month. Have fun helping prepare, then sitting down to a delicious dinner. Guests may participate in the cooking of their own meals as much or as little as they desire. Have fun helping prepare, then sitting down to a delicious dinner. Wine is not included with the dinners, nor is it available on site, as we do not have a liquor license. You may bring your own wine. The cost for each class is $50/person or $45/person for groups of 4 or more. Groups have more fun and you will have memories to share for the next year! Visit Our Website for Dates of Upcoming Classes.

    Just the Meal Deal

    Sounds good, but you don't want to take the cooking class, yet want to enjoy a fabulous meal? Registered guests can reserve one of these delicious meals for $45/person with one week advanced notice. Lark will make sure that each meal is memorable and satisfying!

  • Handicap Accessible

    Casa de San Pedro is fully handicapped accessible. Ask us about accommodations for guests with special needs.

  • Environmentally Responsible

    Our guests also have the satisfaction of supporting an environmentally responsible business. These are just a few of the steps we've taken to care for the environment:

    We Support naturalist educational and conservation projects for the San Pedro River and the many birding areas that you will want to visit.

    Updated high efficiency air conditioning, heat and control systems. By investing in these systems we have reduced energy consumption by over a third.

    Water conserving showerheads, guest room amenities including hair dryers in each room plus other convenience items.

    Landscaping and drip water irrigation systems - cutting water usage for plant irrigation by 80%.

    We are continually doing new things to show our support for preserving natural resources and precious natural habitats both locally and globally.

  • Activities and Attractions

    Our San Pedro River Arizona location is an ideal naturalist hideaway, perfect for birding, hiking, environmental study, or relaxing!

    Below is a list of sites and activities around the area. For a more detailed list, please visit  "The Area" or "Location" page on our website.

    • The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
    • Scenic mountain and riparian hiking and cycling trails
    • Seven Cities of Gold
    • Apache Geronimo
    • Gun Fight at the OK Corral.
    • Fort Huachuca
    • Sierra Vista
    • Hiking
    • Western History Touring
    • Biking

    Birding

    Our central location gives you easy access to 16 popular southeast Arizona birding destinations such as Ramsey Canyon, Beatty's Orchard, Garden Canyon, Patagonia Preserve, San Pedro Riparian Area, Kino Springs and White-water Draw. Elevations of 4250' on the San Pedro River to 7500 feet in the mountain canyons provide comfortable birding in our high desert environment. A rich variety of sparrows, songbirds, quail, flycatchers, phoebes, towhees, kingbirds and hawks/falcons are available for your study and pleasure. See below for more details. Let us arrange for local guides to make your birding experience more productive.