Welcome to Santa Rita Lodge.
Located in the heart of Madera Canyon, in the beautiful Coronado National Forest, we invite you to visit for world-renowned bird watching, a rejuvenating hike or a quiet get-away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Just a short 13 miles southeast of Green Valley, Arizona, and at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the Lodge is more than 10 degrees cooler than Tucson on any given day – a treasured getaway that attracts visitors year after year.
Join us and experience all that Madera Canyon has to offer.
Madera Canyon is a rich, protected habitat which provides an ideal breeding ground for about 200 species of birds. Birders from all over the world come to view the rare species such as Elegant Trogon, Painted Redstart, and various Hummingbirds (up to 15 different species). The Elf Owls and Whiskered Screech Owls call the Madera Canyon their home in the migrating months. Feeders are abundant on the 4 ½ acres to attract the wide variety of birds.
We offer a sitting areas for visitors and lodge guests to view the birds and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Lodge guests has use of the grounds and private picnic areas. Flowers and rose bushes are abundant under the covered sitting areas. Madera Canyon is also known for the ideal hiking with well-maintained trails ranging from easy to a challenging all day trek up Mount Wrightson near 10,000 feet. Madera Canyon is also a haven for insect enthusiasts that come and see the many different varieties of butterflies, moths and beetles.
We invite you visit our gift shop and browse our selections of books, t-shirts, hats, hummingbird feeders and a variety of Madera Canyon souvenirs. We also offer cool refreshments, sandwiches and snacks.
Come by for a tour of our cabins and casitas. You will be surprised by the peaceful surroundings and natural beauty of the Santa Rita Lodge.