Enjoy your stay at our B&B, located right in the middle of the Sonoita Elgin wine country. Experience the serenity of the high country living, the 360 degree view of mountains all around you, the colorful sunsets and the privacy and luxury of your comfortable en-suite room.

Go hiking, bird watching or enjoy sightseeing at the nearby tourist attractions. Every season is beautiful - Summers are cooler than in Tucson or Phoenix while Fall and Winter are mild.


Relax and Enjoy







View a glorious sunset from your front porch while enjoying a bottle of wine from one of the near-by vineyards, experience the old West in Tombstone, go for a hike along the Arizona trail or discover treasures in the many galleries in Patagonia and Tubac. Or just hang out! Whatever you chose, you will have an unforgettable experience.

Go bird-watching right at Rancho Milagro. Our guests have seen the following birds around the house or while walking on our land, just in winter: American Kestrel, Raven, Northern Harrier, Red Tailed Hawk. Northern Mockingbird, Curved-billed Thrasher, Western Meadowlark, Scaled Quail and Great-tailed Grackle.

In August 2015, Robert Ashbaugh, another guest, noted the following birds:Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Scaled Quail, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, White-winged Dove, Great-horned Owl (heard calling at night), Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa’s Hummingbird, Gila Woodpecker, Say’s Phoebe, Cassin’s Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Curve-billed Thrasher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Botteri’s Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

In February 2016 a Merlin and a Loggerhead Shrike were observed just outside of the guest room patio.

Friendly Hosts

Photo Credit: R. Kloppinger

Photo Credit: R. Kloppinger







Originally from Germany, your hosts Renate and Rainer have been traveling all over the world before deciding to settle down in the Sonoita area.

We love living in the Sonoita Elgin area and will do our very best to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.

Recent guests reported seeing the following birds - towards the end of August 2016:

Common Nighthawk,Black-chinned Hummingbird,
Mourning Dove, Scaled Quail, Lark Sparrow, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Eurasian Colored Dove, Barn Swallow, Lark Bunting, Wilson's Warbler, Common Raven, Gila Woodpecker, Cactus Wren, Say's Phoebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Kestral Western Meadowlark, Loggerhead Shrike ,Swainson's Hawk, 
Black-headed Grosbeak, Hooded Oriole, Black-throated Sparrow, Western Tanager, Western Kingbird, Scott's Oriole, Chihuahua Raven, Curved-billed Thrasher,
Lucy's Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, Ground Dove,
Grey Hawk, Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill (possible), Rufus-winged Sparrow (possible), Cassin's Sparrow, and Botteri's Sparrow.

A Beautiful Setting







The Mountain Empire is one of the best-kept secrets in Arizona. It encompasses the towns of Elgin, Patagonia and Sonoita, where Old West culture, mining history and ghost towns meet art galleries, Arizona’s Wine Country vineyards and an outdoor oriented lifestyle of health and wellness.