Cat Mountain Station is just outside the city of Tucson.
It is a business center that was built in the 1950’s that has been lovingly restored and is now a unique center that showcases artisans, jewelry, clothing, décor, souvenirs, a bed and breakfast, gift shop and a telescope observatory (see Spencer's Observatory).
Spend some time exploring Cat Mountain Station and see what kind of fun things you can find in the retail shops. When you are done shopping, take a walk over to Coyote Pause Café and have some lunch at this quaint café. They boast healthy, innovative fare that is simple with a southwest twist.
Visiting or have some friends in from out of town? Hook them up with a night or two at the Cat Mountain Lodge. This eco-friendly bed and breakfast has all the southwestern charm and desert landscape you want while offering all of the modern conveniences. Each room has a private bath and sitting area and opens to the courtyard.
The night sky from the lodge offer the most amazing views of the stars, you will definitely want to check out Spencer’s Observatory right next door. This bed and breakfast was profiled on ABC news as a way to stay ‘green’ in Tucson. For more on the lodge, follow this link to read the story: Arizona Getaway; ABC News