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The Duquesne House Inn & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 3 Patagonia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 2, 2011

This lovely place deserves it's top ranking. The rooms are beautiful and the garden is incredible. Unfortunately, we stayed on a day when breakfast is not served. It's a great place to get away from it all and relax.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2011

This place is perfect for those looking for a quiet get-away in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Nancy and Ralph, the owners, were not there when we arrived at 5:00, but they had left a very clear note, so we had no problem finding and accessing our room. Ralph made sure we knew what time to come for breakfast shortly after we arrived and were settling in. Nancy and Ralph have taken great care to make the bedroom, sitting room, and bathroom of each suite visually appealing and comfortable, including providing a wine bottle opener, toiletries such as Neutrogena Rainbath shower gel, books, board games and a CD player with classical music CDs. I loved the Mexican decor in our room. Four people could have stayed in this suite, since the sitting room had two daybeds. The backyard patio and garden are truly stunning. There are several places (including a hammock!) scattered throughout the garden to sit and enjoy watching the birds or just sit back and relax undisturbed.

The hosts stay out of your way and are not too big on casual chit-chat, which may be off-putting to some and refreshing to others. Breakfast was delicious, and the table setting was beautiful. We had a yogurt parfait with a variety of fresh fruit, banana bread french toast with local honey or maple syrup, and eggs with feta cheese and sausage. We chatted with the other couple staying at Duquesne. Nancy served us and did a nice job explaining what she had prepared and making sure we had enough coffee. By the way, if we had gotten up early enough, we could have enjoyed coffee outside or in the enclosed porch before heading into the dining room to eat.

After breakfast, I hadn't yet paid, and Nancy was nowhere to be found, so I left the check on the kitchen counter. Just before we left, I found her and made sure she had found the check, which she had. At that point, she recommended an alternative scenic drive to a local winery we wanted to visit and provided a map, as well as thorough directions.

Make sure you tell them ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions or are allergic to feather pillows; they don't ask. There are a couple of cats on the premises. Although they are not in the rooms, the cats are friendly, and this may not be the place for people who are allergic to cats. Also, they take a credit card number to hold your reservation but only accept cash or check as a form of payment. One other minor annoyance was the small drip coming from the bathroom sink's faucet; it kept me up because it is incredibly quiet here at night.

As far as the location is concerned, Patagonia is a very small town with limited dining establishments. Gathering Grounds is good for coffee, baked goods, and a simple lunch. Velvet Elvis was excellent for some interesting gourmet pizzas. There is a small organic grocery store, a Mexican restaurant, a saloon, and a basic greasy spoon place, as well. About a twenty-minute drive east of Patagonia in Sonoita is Candela, an excellent more upscale restaurant serving delicious southwester fare with locally sourced ingredients. Shopping in Patagonia includes a couple of shops serving gifts, books, jewelery and art work.

Overall, I loved the beauty and tranquility of this bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

My group reserved three rooms at the Duquesne House for business travel through the area. We are pleasantly surprised at how nice the accommodations were when we arrived for our 1-night stay. Each "room" was actually 3 rooms -- a living room with 2 day beds, a bedroom with a queen bed and a large bathroom. Plenty of room! The backyard is a birder's dream with many different flowers and cacti --- and a hammock!

Breakfast was phenomenal -- a fruit bowl with yogurt to start followed by eggs with herbed feta cheese and banana walnut french toast! Served with 2 types of warm local honey, amazing salsa and wonderful coffee and juice.

Highly recommended for all travelers! We did not want to leave!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

Good place to stay for birdwatchers or those interested in other outdoor pursuits in Southeastern Arizona. Wonderful decor, comfortable beds, separate sitting room with day beds. Delicious breakfast prepared by the owner. Large patio area and gardens with bird feeders, hammock and sitting areas.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

We traveled spure of the moment and luckily they had a cancellation. Nancy called me back, as promised, to confirm our room for one night. Wish we had more time. A great location, wonderful charm, beautiful gardens, yummy breakfast, and terrific hosts. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

If you are going to Patagonia, the Arizona wineries or Tombstone you should consider making the Duquesne House your starting point. This B&B is a feast for your eyes, palate and your soul. Nancy and Ralph, two midwestern transplants have made this place a magical place to stay. Nancy and Ralph have paid attention to every detail from the furnishings in your room to the plates you enjoy your delicous and beautifully presented breakfast on. Our "room" consisted of two rooms, a suite really. If we had been traveling with family, one room could have been occupied as a separate bedroom. Since we were alone, it was used as a sitting room and game room. The room even had a wood burning stove! We enjoyed our own sitting area outside our room but also sat in the large beautifully landscaped yard where we sighted more birds than we did when we went to the bird sanctuary. There is no TV is the room which was fine for us. The hosts provided many games and books to read. Please note there are only one are two restaurants in the town. We ate at one of them for dinner and it was reasonably priced and pretty good.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

A group of six of us were traveling together and stayed at Duquesne House for only one night. We wished we could have stayed longer. The rooms are clean, spacious and very well decorated, the breakfast was superb and the hostess was gracious and charming. We especially liked the garden with its beautiful plantings and hummingbirds. It is a great value!

Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Duquesne House Inn & Gardens

Address: 357 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Location: United States > Arizona > Patagonia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Patagonia
Number of rooms: 4
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