Your Hosts

Hello! So nice to "meet" everyone. A little about us....... Mark is a native Arizonan (a rarity in these parts) and Nicole is originally from Montana but has been in the Valley for nearly 20 years. (Mark says that makes her almost a native.) We have two young kiddos, love good food (either cooking it or finding great restaurants), well-designed spaces, hiking, family game nights, and seeking new adventures. As our kiddos get older, we hope to travel more and more each year. We have loved being hosts and can't wait to share our beautiful city with guests.


Mark & Nicole



We LOVE our city and think you will too. We have put together this list of a few of our favorite spots to eat, drink, shop, and play. Please note, these recommendations represent only a small selection of what our city has to offer.  If you need any specific recommendations, do not hesitate to reach out to us.  We tried to keep to keep our picks to places only a short distance from the BC.  However, if you are up for an adventure - we can give you so many more options. 



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