Your Innkeepers are Lynne and Gerry. We've made substantial renovations to restore the beauty and functionality of this historic property, and we're dedicated to making you're stay with us enjoyable and relaxing. You'll feel at home the moment you walk into our lobby. Join us for sun-filled days, glorious sunsets and brilliant starry nights. It will soothe your soul and renew your spirit .
The Stage Stop Inn was originally built in 1969 by local rancher and horsewoman, Anne Stradling. It stands on the actual site of the old Patagonia Stage Stop. When the train replaced the stage, the station house was placed just across the street.
Anne was a friend of John Wayne's, and she built the Inn in part to accomodate cast and crew filming in the high desert around Patagonia. It was used in films such as Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, Young Guns and Wyatt Earp. The San Rafael Valley, located just 7 miles away served as a location in the filming of Oklahoma.
The town of Patagonia rests between the majestic Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains at the confluence of Harshaw and Sonoita Creeks. Set among rich foothills and valleys at 4,000 feet, Patagonia enjoys an excellent climate. Daytime temperatures are normally 10 to 20 degrees cooler than the lower desert elevations in Tucson and Phoenix, and nights cool off nicely in the summer. The area is home to many artists and authors, and is world renowned for birding, hiking, cycling and hunting. Southeast Arizona's growing wine region is just 12 east miles of the Inn, and Patagonia Lake State Park is just 7 mile west.
Nearby ghost towns bear mute testimony to the boom days of cattle ranching and mining that brought so many settlers to this territory in the 1800's.