Just how good is the Tubac Country Inn?
When Ms. Karen & I travel, we prefer to stay at local bed & breakfast inns rather than chain hotels. If the inn is historical, all the better. If it’s within walking distance to points of interest and has a patio or balcony with a pleasant view, we feel exceptionally blessed. If in addition to all of the aforementioned, the innkeepers are knowledgeable and friendly, the food is good, and the bed is comfortable, we feel like we have arrived in Paradise.
Why Visit Tubac?
Such a place is the Tubac Country Inn. Well, the actual inn itself is not a historical building. But this beautiful little inn is surrounded by a history and cultural heritage unmatched anywhere in Arizona. Tubac is Arizona’s oldest European community and home to the oldest Spanish presidio in Arizona. Tubac is also the site of Arizona’s first state park.
Pima Indians have lived and farmed in this place along the Santa Cruz River for hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. Jesuit missionaries established missions nearby. This is the site of Indian rebellions and relentless Apache attacks.
It was from Tubac in 1775 that Juan Batista de Anza led 240 Spaniards on a 1200-mile trek to settle Alta California. All of the original settlers of the City of San Francisco came from Tubac. Each fall, Tubac Presidio celebrates Anza Days, a three-day festival honoring this historic Anza Expedition.
Without moving an inch, Tubac has been located in New Spain; the Republic of Mexico; the Territory of New Mexico; the Territory of Arizona; and finally, the State of Arizona. It was even briefly occupied by Confederate soldiers.Read More