Rather than repeat the many accurate descriptions of the Suncatcher, I wanted to add a couple of sidebars to the commentary.
Location: Far eastern outskirts of Tucson. This means 15-30 minute drives to downtown, most attractions and restaurants, university, etc. We stayed 3 nights with daily trips to downtown/attrations and then back later for dinner. The driving got old but, for us, was worth it for the fantastic seclusion in the evening. If you don't intend to travel downtown every day and enjoy relaxing on the property and/or hiking in the hills the location is perfection. Google maps knows the location only if you enter "Suncatcher Inn, Tucson, AZ"...if you enter the actual address, anything can happen (i.e. 4 tries brought up 4 separate incorrect locations). My Garmin GPS found it only after I corrected my spelling.
Setting: The inn rests within a many-acre park-like property within a rural setting. The grounds are landscaped with a vast array of cacti and other indiginous Sonoran desert plants & trees. Friendly wildlife of all sorts (birds, many rabbits, Janos' dogs, etc) live within the fenced property while coyotes and their ilk stay outside the fence. Mountain views are plentiful and inspiring with no neighboring homes intruding.
Janos and his breakfasts: As mentioned in other reviews, Janos has a wonderful old-world European sensibility and hospitality. He is a gracious and generous host who becomes your friend in short order. The rooms are very comfortable and the linens are finest quality luxury grade which are ironed!...something not seen in many years. Each day, Janos arises very early and has coffee or tea ready by 7am while he busies himself in the kitchen preparing the day's breakfast by hand. Table service is the name of the game as Janos serves the 3-course meal and continuously replenishes your juice (you choose) and coffee/tea and water. No one we met during our stay confessed to eating lunch after finishing (or trying to finish) Janos' gourmet offerings.
The gates: Before arriving, call Janos and obtain the combination for the keypad gate controller.
We are experienced world travelers and found Janos' Suncatcher to be unique, restful, fulfilling, and revitalizing. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Kudos to Janos.
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