Sonoita Inn

Sonoita Inn

Coronado National Forest, USA - Arizona

Lodge Lodge

Hotel Hotel / Inn


Not only do the interior rooms, lounges and hallways capture Sonoita’s exciting history through photos, artefacts and artwork, but the building Itself is a historic tribute to the word’s most celebrated thoroughbred, Secretariat,. Built in 1980, the building was the fulfilment of Margaret Carmichael’s dream. Carmighcael was co-owner of Secretariat – the famed race horse who in 1973 won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont. Today, photographs of Secretariat, press clippings and racing programs are on display in the Sonoita Inn lobby. Each room is named in honour of a local ranch, built by original settlers to the area. Those families have proudly operated their businesses since the mid-1850’s. Historic photos and Biographical accounts of these local ranches adorn the hallways of the Sonoita Inn. Madera Canyon and Patagonia/Sonoita Preserve less than 15 minutes away, Ramsey Canyon about 40 min away. Many other birding hotspots very close by.

Here are some of the comments from previous guests at the Inn:

“We loved our stay here. The architecture is beautiful and the staff were all friendly and helpful. We’ll be back!”

“The staff here are wonderful! The Inn is cozy and comfortable. My family and I will recommend the Sonoita Inn to all our friends. We can’t wait to visit again.”

Boasting elegant, authrentic Western lodge architecture, the Inn offers spacious suites:

. Two King Rooms
. Five Queen Rooms
. Eleven Rooms with Double Beds

Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a place to have your next family reunion or business conference, The Sonoita Inn offers a destination that is sure to relax and invigorate.

We are currently offering a wine package/dinner and night at the Inn for $190.00 Package Includes- Bottle of wine upon check in to Inn, $50 Gift certificate to the Steak Out for dinner, room, and continental breakfast in the morning. If booked on a Friday or Saturday wine and cheese is also served in the lobby.
Call the Sonoita Inn @520-455-5935.… We now offer Limousine Service to and from wineries, call for pricing and availability.

We have a famous steak house (THE STEAK OUT ) that serves mesquite pit grilled prime cuts of beef, ribs, chicken and house made margaritas. We have a butcher on the premises and our steaks are cut fresh and aged in our meat locker. On Wednesday thru Sunday nights we have live country music. For groups we offer a banquet menu which is all inclusive and have a back room in the steak out designed for meetings. — birdwatching hot spots— check out for birds in area and seasons —WINE MAP of ALL 12 Wineries and Brewery

An Article Written about our area including The Steak Out and Sonoita Inn

What our community offers:
The Sonoita / Elgin Arizona Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit the most beautiful and spectacular part of southern Arizona. Located in the heart of Arizona’s Wine Country at a cool elevation of 5,000’, the Sonoita plain is surrounded by breathtaking 9,000’ mountain peaks. Considered high desert grassland, Sonoita is beautiful with rolling hills, lush grasslands, Arizona ash and oak trees, and colorful wildflowers: No cactus here! With summer temperatures in the high 80’s and twenty inches of annual precipitation, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the cool climate change as you climb out of the desert along scenic state Highway 83, just 45 minutes south of greater Tucson.

What to do:
The communities of Sonoita & Elgin offer a wide variety of things to explore and enjoy:
Taste your way through Award-winning Wineries
Say hello to an Alpaca
Go Horseback Riding
Find treasures in our unique Shopping areas
Dine in one of several fine Restaurants
Watch the antics of an array of Wildlife and Birds
Hike your way around the “neighborhood” and capture excellent photos
Scenic bicycling
Nearby fishing and boating lakes
Very friendly people

Where we are:
Sonoita/Elgin is just 45 minutes or less from other activities as well
Kartchner Caverns
Parker Canyon Lake
Patagonia Lake
Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca

The nearby Coronado National Forest holds 44 species of mammal, over 30 kinds of snake, more than a dozen lizards and over 200 species of birds.

Sonoita Inn


Single Rooms
Double Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Air Conditioning
Mobile Phone Coverage
Non Smoking
Wheelchair Friendly

Naturalist / Guide

Guide can be arranged
Boat Trips
Fishing available
Near Pond or Lake


Nearby Trails


Restaurant nearby

Species List - English

  1. Montezuma Quail 2-10km
  2. Mexican Fox Squirrel 2-10km
  3. Gila Woodpecker 2-10km
  4. Gila Monster 11-50km
  5. Greater Roadrunner 2-10km
  6. Lucifer Sheartail 2-10km
  7. Bobcat 2-10km
  8. Mojave Rattlesnake 2-10km
  9. Black-capped Gnatcatcher 1km
  10. Black-tailed Rattlesnake 2-10km
  11. Whiskered Screech Owl 2-10km
  12. White-eyed Vireo 2-10km
  13. Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay 2-10km
  14. Elegant Trogon 2-10km
  15. Crissal Thrasher 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Cyrtonyx montezumae 2-10km
  2. Sciurus nayaritensis 2-10km
  3. Melanerpes uropygialis 2-10km
  4. Heloderma suspectum 11-50km
  5. Geococcyx californianus 2-10km
  6. Calothorax lucifer 2-10km
  7. Lynx rufus 2-10km
  8. Crotalus scutulatus 2-10km
  9. Polioptila nigriceps 1km
  10. Crotalus molossus 2-10km
  11. Megascops trichopsis 2-10km
  12. Vireo griseus 2-10km
  13. Aphelocoma woodhouseii 2-10km
  14. Trogon elegans 2-10km
  15. Toxostoma crissale 2-10km

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Lodge: (520) 455-5935