Convenient access to shopping at the .5 mile or more long Spectrum Shopping Center (10 mins) with grocery shopping even closer make this quiet escape a best kept secret. Skip the zoo and curl up with a good book in the window seat if you can tear your eyes away from the dramatic scenery and the varied wildlife passing by. You’ll understand why this adobe casita came to be called “Moonrise” while wildlife viewing at twilight when the javelina families troop home past the window to their beds high up on a hill above the casita as the moon rises between the canyon walls. In the morning upon waking from a deep slumber you can gaze up from bed at the hawk’s nest in a craggy cliff face perhaps catching a glimpse of the Hawks caring for their young. If you’re extremely lucky you might just see the most elusive of all, the tiny ringtail cat. Get a photo of a ringtail cat on site and receive a refund of 1 night on a reservation of 1wk or more.
The world renowned Sonoran Desert Museum features 300 animal species in their natural habitats, a natural history museum, and botanical garden just 25 scenic minutes away.
Travel back in time at the Old Tucson Movie Studios to experience what life was like in the ‘Old West’. Just a 25 minute drive and 100 years ago from the Moonrise Casita.
For the sports enthusiasts there is golf at 3 nearby courses: Star Pass (15 min), El Rio (20 min2), and Silverbell (25 mins). There is a trap and skeet range 18 minutes away.
There are 3 casinos as close as 12 minutes away such as the massive Casino Del Sol and the Desert Diamond casinos.
Hiking, Mtn biking, and rock climbing are all available on or very near to Moonrise. Skiing and sledding during the winter season are available on Mt Lemmon at 9000 + feet in elevation and 51 miles away. Horse back riding and hot air ballooning are also readily available nearby.