The Duquesne House Inn & Gardens is located just a few short blocks south of the main streets of downtown Patagonia. There you will find boutiques featuring works by many talented local artists and artisans as well as jewelry, pottery, clothing, and photography from around the world. Our restaurants serve everything from freshly baked pastries to great hamburgers, homemade Mexican food, and gourmet pizzas. Interested in keeping up with your workout routine? Ask us about day usage at our local gym.
Our wonderful museum, library, theater, and performing arts center are local attractions not to be missed. Check out the local paper for a monthly calendar of events and more information about our annual events such as the Fall Festival in October and our longstanding 4th of July parade.
Feeling outdoorsy? Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds is just half a mile from our front door. And less than a mile and a half further down the same road you will find The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Both are internationally known birding destinations with several miles of walking and hiking trails. Matt Brown, our local guide, is available for personalized tours.
Boat, hike, swim, fish, go birding, or picnic by the lake at Patagonia Lake State Park, 11.5 miles southwest of town. The adjoining Sonoita Creek State Natural Area includes seven distinct vegetative communities to observe and explore.
Enjoy hiking, biking, or horseback riding along the Arizona Trail. Passing right through our town of Patagonia the trail offers scenic treks through a variety of terrain with spectacular views on its path from Mexico to the Utah border.
For mountain or road biking, the Sky Islands offer single track, dirt road, and pavement rides with spectacular views and exhilarating workouts. Check out Patagon Bike Rental for rentals and trail information.
Interested in wine? How about beer or spirits? Either way, you will find a plethora of tasting choices at our 15 (and counting!) local wineries, breweries and distilleries located in Sonoita and Elgin, starting 12 miles northeast of Patagonia. Visit the Sonoita-Elgin Chamber of Commerce website for more information. Ken of Ken’s Shuttle Service offers customized tours of the area and beyond.
For a beautiful drive, make your way across the San Rafael Valley, the only remaining high desert shortgrass prairie in the United States. Ringed by mountains, it’s green during the summer monsoons and golden the rest of the year. If you want to explore farther afield, we are just a scenic drive away from Tombstone, Bisbee, Tubac, Kartchner Caverns, and Nogales, (Arizona & Mexico).
There is never a shortage of things to do, places to explore and memories to make in this unique corner of the world!