Patagonia is a small town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Its economy heavily depends on tourism and real estate investments. Despite its small size, there are many reasons why someone should choose Patagonia as a holiday destination. Built at a high elevation (4,050 feet), means that the air is fresh and the atmosphere clean. Air-pollution seems like a bad joke to the locals. The summers and winters are milder than the rest of Arizona. The beautiful Patagonian landscapes are a continuous source of inspiration to the local artists who are well-known for their elegant pieces of art. There is a great biological diversity that attracts naturalists from all over the US and the world. The San Rafael Valley is a scenic conservation area that is home to endangered birds. Other hot spots for birders include Patagonia Lake State Park and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve where more than 300 species of birds either nestle or migrate in these areas. Close to Patagonia, you will find the picturesque Sonoita and Elgin hills where some of the finest US wines are being produced. There, you can do wine tasting and learn interesting information about wine making by the wine producers themselves. If you are looking for quality budget accommodation in the area, The Duquesne House Inn & Gardens, located just 0.2 miles from the Patagonia center, seems like a very compelling option. Its clean, spacious rooms and peaceful garden will make you feel like home from the very first moment.