Our SpecialsWe invite you to make your stay even more memorable with one of our specials or packages. We change them often, so check back regularly to see new specials.
JOIN US FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINES DINNER (February 14).
Our annual Valentines Dinner features a romantic menu for you and your Best Friend Forever. Join us for your romantic getaway with your Best Friend at the Casa. Featuring an ample appetizer bar to whet your appetites, followed by a dinner featuring your choice of either Roast Prime Rib or Roast Duck (order your meat entree ahead!), Au Gratin Potatoes, and Asparagus. Start with our Romantic Hearts Salad, and finish your meal with our home made pies or a luscious strawberry cheesecake.
Enjoy a Naturalist Journeys Tour of SE Arizona!
Our friends at Naturalist Journeys are offering a great birding tours of SE Arizona in 2024. (Details at: Naturalist Journeys). Join Naturalist Journeys for this relaxing Southeast Arizona nature tour. Their tours feature Southeast Arizona’s Sky Island mountain ranges, where the mountain canyons of the Chiricahua and Huachuca Mountains’ canyons, and the lower level grasslands, and the San Pedro River itself are home to many residents and migrants. Naturalist Journeys tours take you to all the best locations for optimal birding and nature study.
Day Guiding Available:
We are fortunate to have many professional bird guides in the area (Listed on our Activities page) that can assist you in finding and identifying birds and the adjacent BLM field and San Pedro River birds, plus directions to many nearby birding hotspots in the Huachuca Canyons and beyond. These guides are great at hosting novice to expert birders, photographers, and those interested in the natural history of the this incredible habitat mix in SE Arizona.
Our Casa Cookbook is in our Gift Shop - and Available On-line:
With the encouragement and help of several of our friends, neighbors, and customers (who submitted great photos for the cookbook!), we finally have our Sky Islands Flavors cookbook available for purchase. Regular price $22.50 plus tax and shipping. Bu You can order online using this link: Sky Island Flavors. (we will have to add shipping) Or ,just call us at (888) 257-2050 and we can process the order for you, and even send advance order gift cards for your use. We will fulfill any advance orders as soon as the books arrive from the printer!
SE Arizona is home to many species of birds that either reside here year-round, or that migrate through the Sky Islands (our small ranges of mountains). Over 200 species of birds spend the Winters in SE Arizona in various habitats from the mountain canyons to the grasslands (sparrows!) and the river and wetlands (Whitewater Draw). Winter birding is surprisingly productive and entertaining! And as Winter weather shifts into Spring by March, many birds begin their Spring Migration. The Cranes et al will depart Whitewater Draw by around mid-March, and other northbound migrants will make appearances (some have already arrived in late January! Yikes!) in the next several months, peaking in mid April to mid May. The migrants follow our Sky Island mountain ridges and valleys as they head North for the Summer. Every week features new arrivals and adventures in birding!
With short trips around our San Pedro River Valley and the Huachuca Mountain Canyons, there are multiple habitats and venues for great birding: The San Pedro River (right outside our back gate, onto 40 miles of BLM land along the river), to the Huachuca Canyons (Coronado National Monument, The Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (on Turkey Track Road), Miller Canyon, Carr Canyon, Brown Canyon Ranch, Ramsey Canyon (and the Nature Conservancy Preserve) and for US Residents - Fort Huachuca Army Base has two great birding tails : Garden Canyon and Huachuca Canyon.
Then in another short day trip one can head West to the Santa Rita Valley with stops along the West side to the Huachuca Mountains at Parker Lake, Elgin (wine county!) and Sonoita, on the way to Patagonia, the Nature Conservancy preserve at Patagonia, Patagonia Lake Park, and the Tucson Audubon's Patton House. Remember to watch for antelope grazing in the rolling grasslands along the way. The scenery is terrific!
Add yet another day outing heading to the East of our valley this time to stop in Old Town Bisbee (an old copper mining town turned artist haven), on the way to the Sulphur Springs Valley where you will enjoy Whitewater Draw (hosting about 20,000 Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, Ducks, Teal, Owls, etc etc) for a memorable outing. Heading further on to the east side of the Sulphur Springs Valley you will be able to explore the Chirichaua National Monument and poke into several other canyons for yet more birding. Watch for hawks, eagles and other wildlife along the way!
Winter birding is very productive - see up to 180 different species in just a couple of days! Spring Birding is even more productive and colorful!
The dance of the birding seasons and migrations are at the core of what makes this small corner of SE Arizona so productive and entertaining for birders of all levels, in every season - novice to expert!.
And, of course, at the center of all this stunning environment is the Casa on the banks of the San Pedro River which is rife with birds, from the River itself (right outside our back gate), through the grasslands (sparrows, hawks), to the Huachuca mountain canyons. One can collect between 180 to 200 species of birds in a short drive between the different habitats. Join us for a an unparalled birding experience and be sure to take some time off to settle into the Casa to relax and enjoy our warm hospitality!
A New Restaurant Recommendation:
Bisbee has a new restaurant, The Copper Pig, located in the Warren District of Bisbee, on Arizona Street. Only open Sunday to Wednesday, the restaurant adds important days of the week to the availability calendar for local eateries. The food is terrific and the staff welcoming. The Copper Pig has a BYO license for wine etc. It has gained instant popularity for its unique menu - so advance reservations are a must, especially since it was featured in an Arizona Highways article in January 2023. (520) 432-9970