My wife and I stayed here 3 nights following a business trip to Tucson. We favor B&Bs when possible and as there weren't many options we decided to take a chance even though it was a bit remote and rustic-seeming. We felt like we struck gold!
- The room was comfy, roomy and beautifully decorated with treasures from Bali.
- It satisfied my bathroom trifecta: strong shower, plush towels, quality toilet paper.
- Although not listed as an amenity, we were able to get wi-fi (when sitting at the table near our patio door).
- The price was reasonable.
- Our hosts, Mike and Wayan, were very easy-going and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. They were interesting and easy to talk with.
- Wayan's breakfasts were always fresh and varied. She was a wonderful cook.
- The location on the edge of Saguaro National Park was beautiful in a desert sort of way. A stroll through the park was just a short walk and a duck under barbed wire.
- My wife took a cold just before we arrived. Wayan insisted on fixing her ginger tea as a remedy. Moreover, she fixed it for her both morning and evening. (Since then my wife has taken to brewing ginger tea when she feels something coming on. Thanks for the recipe, Wayan.)
- A National Geographic film crew was staying there filming the local flora and fauna for a special on the Saguaro National Forest. Mike cheerfully introduced us to their long-term guests.
- We took the opportunity to purchase two sets of the signature crickethead pottery cups, (see picture) personally imported from Bali by Mike and Wayan.
The only downside that I can think of was the one mile gravel road drive from the highway to their place. Initially that was an annoyance, but I got used to it, and in the balance, it was well worth it. In fact, the location was actually an ideal combination of remote-feeling and picturesque, yet convenient to northern Tucson.
If we are in Tucson again, I would stay at Crickethead in a heartbeat. In fact, Crickethead would be part of the reason to return.
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