This was our 3rd trip in June in recent years to Hereford for bird-watching and relaxation. It's cooler there than in the low Arizona deserts and watching the summer birds is enjoyable. We were well entertained in Mary Jo's yard by Gould's turkeys, broadbilled hummers, bridled titmice, blue grosbeaks, & other year-round residents. Additionally, we particularly enjoyed a pocket gopher scurry forward and hurriedly back up, repeatedly, a few feet from us; a collared lizard that gave the impression of inlaid turquoise on his back; and the shy Coues deer a few feet away.
Mary Jo was very hospitable and available, if we wanted her. The casita is a spacious studio apartment w/a comfy bed. She provided more breakfast fixings than we needed & we enjoyed all on the shaded patio each morning. We recommend Ash Canyon B&B if you like simplicity and quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Casita (a separate building from my house) is designed with your comfort in mind. Inside, you will find the spacious room with kitchenette and bath thoughtfully stocked with everything you need, and then some. If you're a birder, you won't want to miss watching the amazing variety and numbers of birds coming to the feeding areas and water features. You can enjoy your morning coffee either on your own private patio, or walk a few steps to my back porch, where I can join you to help you identify the many birds, mammals, butterflies, and reptiles coming to visit. This is a nature preserve that many have called a slice of Paradise. Come share it with me.Mary Jo Ballator, Host ... more less