From the picnic and hiking amenities at Madera Canyon, to the area’s challenging golf courses your entertainment options are endless at Stone House. If you feel like exploring the nearby attractions take a day trip to Tubac or Tumacacori, or stay close by and enjoy the dining and specialty shopping in Sahuarita.
Stone House is located within minutes of a wide array of supermarkets, retail stores and financial institutions to accommodate everyday needs. Madera Marketplace is the closest shopping center and features a WalMart Supercenter, Walgreens, Ross Dress for Less, JoAnn, Petco, 99 Cents Only and Big 5 Sporting Goods. There are also several restaurants, financial institutions, automotive uses and a full complement of professional services. Just a short drive down I-19 S, Tubac features over 100 eclectic shops, world class galleries, and local artists studios. Tubac offers a full range of arts programming and seasonal exhibits that are not to be missed. Several locally owned restaurants and bars offer outstanding fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.
Stone House is literally a stone’s throw away from many of Southern Arizona’s most popular attractions. Following is a list organized by category.
Mt. Hopkins/Smithsonian Observatory – Offers tours and lectures, located on I-19 at the Canoa exit.
Kitt Peak National Observatory – Offers tours and lectures and has picnic areas, located about 70 miles north of Stone House
Canoa Ranch Golf Club*
Canoa Hills Golf Course*
Country Club of Green Valley
Desert Hills Golf Club
Haven Public Golf Course*
Quail Creek Country Club*
San Ignacio Golf Club*
Torres Blancas Golf Club*
Rio Rico Resort & Country Club*
*Public Play Allowed
Desert Diamond Casino – Gambling, dining, concerts and events, located off I-19 on Pima Mine Road
Casino del Sol – Lodging, gambling, dining, concerts and events, spa and golf, located off I-19 on West Valencia Road.
TOURS AND TOWNS
Colossal Cave – Tour this massive dry limestone cavern in Vail.
Kartchner Caverns – A Benson-based attraction with daily tours, located off I-10.
Tubac – This thriving arts community is 20 miles south of Stone House on I-19.
Tucson – With 350 days of sunshine a year, this is the place to vacation, do day-trips, events, restaurants and things to do.
Bisbee – It’s a two hour drive to this quirky former mining town’s galleries, inns and restaurants.
Tombstone – Recapture the old west in “The Town Too Tough to Die”, located about 90 miles southeast.
WINE TASTING AND VINYARDS
Arizona Hop and Vines
Dos Cabezas Wineworks
Flying Leap Vineyards
Golden Rule Vineyards
Lightning Ridge Cellars
Rancho Rossa Vineyards
Village of Elgin Winery
Button Brew House
Copper Mine Brewing
Crooked Tooth Brewing
Iron Johns Brewing
Sentinel Peak Brewing
Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House
Thunder Canyon Brewery
ANNUAL EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
Agave Heritage Festival
All Souls Procession
Arizona International Film Festival
Dusk Music Festival
Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout
Fourth Avenue Street Fair
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo
Oro Valley Music Festival
Patagonia Fall Festival
Pima County Fair
Rex Allen Days
Rillito Park Horse Racing
Spring Festival of the Arts
Tombstone Vigilante and Wildwest Days
Tubac Festival of the Arts
Tucson Festival of Books
Tucson Folk Festival
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Tucson Jazz Festival
Tucson Meet Yourself
Tucson Tamale Festival
Holiday Nights a Million Lights
UA Spring Fling
Winterhaven Festival of Lights
Wings Over Willcox
San Xavier Mission – Located on I-19, north of Stone House.
Tumacacori Mission – Located on I-19, about 25 miles south of Stone House.
Madera Canyon – Popular spot for bird watching, hiking, camping and picnics, located south of Stone House.
Saguaro National Monument East – Hiking, scenic drives and picnics, located northeast of Stone House.
Sabino Canyon – Hiking, walking, tours and picnics, located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northeast Tucson.
Mt. Lemmon – Scenic drives, hiking, biking, skiing, camping and picnics, located in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson.
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge – Scenic drives, birding, wildlife viewing, located off I-19 at the Ajo exit.
Arivaca Lake – Fishing and scenic drives, located off I-19 and Arivaca Road.
Patagonia Lake – Fishing and boating, located off I-19 and Ruby Road.
Pena Blanca Lake – Fishing, boating, camping and picnic area at this 52-acre lake near Nogales.
PARKS AND MUSEUMS
Titan Missile Museum – Arare journey into cold war history. Tours are available at this one-of-a-kind museum located off I-19 and Duval Mine Road.
Pima Air & Space Museum – Includes displays of over 300 aircraft with an emphasis on “boneyard” and historic collections. Located on Tucson’s southeast side.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Work renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden showcasing species of the Sonoran Desert. Located on Tucson’s west side.
International Wildlife Museum – Features over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the globe. Located on Tucson’s west side.
Tohono Chul Park – Nature, art and cultural center on a 49-acre site on Tucson’s northwest side.
Tucson Botanical Gardens – Public gardens, lectures and displays on desert horticulture. Each year they feature butterfly exhibit. Located in central Tucson.
Tucson Roadrunners –American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes. Home games are played at the Tucson Convention Center located off I-10 and Broadway Blvd.
FC Tucson – Semi-professional soccer club and a member of the Premier Development League (PDL) western division. Home games are played at the Kino Sports Complex located off I-10 and Kino Pkwy.
University of Arizona Wildcats – PAC 12 four year college with many sports teams including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and hockey. Most home games are played at the U of A campus, but a few are played at off campus venues.
Tucson Speedway – NASCAR track that hosts approximately 25 races a year, located off I-10 and Houghton Road.
Tucson Sugar Skulls – Professional Indoor American Football team based in Tucson. Home games are played at the Tucson Convention Center March – June.
Tucson Lobos – Community based Southern Arizona wheelchair basketball program dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and physical fitness. Home games are played at the University of Arizona and Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center October – March.