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Crickethead Inn Bed and Breakfast

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9480 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
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Crickethead Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 52 Tucson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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LAKE VILLA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

B&B's can be all over the map, so to speak. In my opinion, the best ones are in unusual locations, have worthwhile surroundings, and have engaging hosts, all this without breaking the travel budget. I can't express fully how delighted I was to find the Crickethead Inn, west of Tucson, on a recent trip. I probably would not have learned... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The others reviews have said it all. Quiet desert setting next to Saguaro National Park, wildlife, comfortable room, fabulous unique and varied breakfast. Mike and Wayan share their life and life experiences. Besides the beautiful desert setting, they grow many beautiful potted plants. Wayan is a fabulous cook and the breakfast is a cultural experience in itself, but from many... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cool place to stay in the desert is with Mike over at the Crickethead Inn. Mike is married to Wayan who is from Bali so the place is a kind of Indonesian/Western mix, which is pretty unique. A beautiful garden is full of fine cacti which are also for sale, as well as Wayans's herbs and spices which she... More

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Crickethead Inn, backing right onto Saguaro National Park, is an immersive desert experience. Jackrabbits leap across the long, rocky, dirt driveway (Don't worry, our rented Mini Cooper made it down with a little careful driving!), javelinas visit the water hole immediately behind the back patio, and the water attracts half-a-dozen or more varieties of birds: mourning doves, white-winged doves,... More

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Suisun City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As we observed a family of javelina at the waterhole as we were checking in, we knew this place was going to be good. The view from the patio reminds one of a postcard showing all Sonoran desert flora and fauna impossibly placed in one scene. Cardinal, Curve-billed Thrasher, Gilded Flicker, Gila Woodpecker, Gambel's Quail, Canyon Towhee, MacGillivray's Warbler, Ladder-backed... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just returned East after spending 3 wonderful days at the inn. We have traveled around the world and have rarely found hosts as warm, friendly and kind as Mike and Wayan. The breakfasts were great - yogurt and fresh fruit, homemade baked treats and a main that is different every day. If there are a few guests, Wayan may make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

If you have a spirit of adventure and a love of the unusual, you're in for a treat. Mike and Wayan have blended Tucson and Indonesia in a charming way in this B&B. Mike built the huge house himself--check out the big beams of quality hardwood--and Wayan, who had a women's art gallery in Bali, apparently brought it to the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A three night stay here was a very happy experience to start our tour in Arizona. We loved to sit on the veranda watching the many birds visiting for food put out by Wayan and in the mornings, the limping coyote and a family of javelinas. The veranda looked straight out into desert with saguaros scattered around and many other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We so much enjoyed staying at Crickethead Inn. We wanted to stay away from the busy city, but fairly close by. What a gem we found! The grounds are spectacular, the hosts are charming, and we can't wait to go back. It will be our home away from home in Tucson from now on when we go to visit family.... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For us, the best part was being, literally, in the middle of the desert with an incredible view. Trails led out directly from our room to the boundary with Saguaro National Park. The entrance to the west section of the park is only minutes from the Inn where we took a leisurely drive, hiked and had a picnic lunch. We... More

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Address: 9480 W. Picture Rocks Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Number of rooms: 3

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