This stately Tucson home built in 1927 retains many original details. Since opening as Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast in 1994, innkeepers Paul Richard and Mark Hall have been offering their guests friendly hospitality and comfortable accommodations in a relaxed environment.
Six guest rooms are smartly appointed sanctuaries of privacy that combine time-tested standards with modern conveniences. Four rooms are located in the main house and two rooms are located in a detached building within the walled courtyard and desert garden.
Each guest room is unique in decoration but all offer you a private bathroom, fabulously comfortable bed with great linens and high quality pillows and sumptuous robes. Each room also offers TV/DVD, Wi-Fi, an AM/FM CD stereo with iPod dock and other amenities.
Desert Trails borders Saguaro National Park East but is only fifteen miles from downtown Tucson. Located on the eastern end of Speedway Boulevard, we are just far enough out to be away from noise, traffic, and light pollution of the city but still close enough that a short drive takes you to some of Tucson's finest east-side restaurants.
Situated on three acres of desert bordering the national park lies in the shadow of the Rincon Mountains where the cactus forests of the Sonoran Desert give way to the riparian mesquite bosques of the Tanque Verde Valley. Our goal is to provide guests a relaxing stay in a casual, rural setting. Hiking, birding, and horseback riding are literally just outside our door.
Throughout our fired adobe, hacienda-style home you'll find rustic woodwork and cathedral ceilings; hardwood, brick, and Saltillo tile floors; and works of noted local artist and astronomer William K. Hartmann. Outside are courtyards, patios, desert picnic tables, and a swimming pool where you can enjoy the tranquility of the desert without leaving comfort behind.
Reserve a room at one of the best places to stay in Southern Arizona! This Tucson Inn offers luxury defined by Arizona’s rich western heritage. Go back in time as you enter the historic 1950’s Ranch House and estate built by Merle Norman. Carved wood beams overhead in every room, rope trim, and hand-hewn local rock fireplaces make this Tucson Bed and Breakfast a vintage western experience. Relax under deep shaded porches or enjoy breakfast in the spacious breezeway beneath a long mission tile roof with views of the Catalina Mountains. Stroll the paths to the large swimming pool directly from your room, soak in the whirlpool as you watch the moon rise or challenge a companion to a game of table tennis or horseshoes.
Pattie Bell brings 35 years of hospitality experience to El Rancho Merlita, twenty of them managing Bed and Breakfast Inns in Arizona. Her freshly prepared breakfasts will knock your boots off, with special needs graciously accommodated. Take advantage of her designation as a Certified Tourism Ambassador when planning your itinerary. Allow her to recommend a favorite trail in Saguaro National Park East, where to eat after visiting the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, check the tram schedule for your day exploring Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon, or map out a road trip tasting Arizona Wines, such as those from Callaghan Vineyards. Whether you are seeking a rejuvenating respite or enthusiastically indulging in all of the activities Tucson and Southern Arizona have to offer, Pattie will ensure your travel aspirations are met.
Greet the day with a private or group yoga session, a short stroll away through our desert meditation gardens. A soothing massage melts away tension after a bike ride up the Catalina Scenic Byway in our private massage therapy studio. Stargaze from our dedicated patio through a Mead telescope. Grab a book or a movie from our extensive Western collection. Cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotten sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding couture. Make sure you check out this Tucson Gem’s many complimentary in-room amenities.
The Cozy Cactus is truly unique among Sedona B&B’s.
Imagine stepping out the door of your two bedroom suite (or one bedroom) to the panoramic view of Bell Rock as you start your hike into the Coconino National Forest (after or before a hot and hearty breakfast of course). End your day relaxing in casual southwestern hospitality. Sedona lodging at it's best.
Please check our website for additional information and pictures. www.cozycactus.com
We (Carrie, Mark and our adorable dog "Margarita Rox"....no staff, just us) are all about providing our guests with a Casual, Relaxed, Friendly and yes....a "Fun" atmosphere where you can be yourselves and relax, in one of the most beautiful locations in the World.
Our home is your home!
www.cozycactus.com - seeing is believing.
Sincerely, Carrie and Mark Peterson
Owners / Innkeepers (and chief bottle washers)
Shadowcatcher Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located on 2 acres in the Casa Grande foothills between Phoenix and Tucson with easy access to I-8 and I-10.
Three intimate casita-suites with private courtyard entrances, king size beds, fireplaces sitting areas and custom walk in showers combine a blend of rustic yet luxurious comfort.
A full breakfast is served daily in the breakfast room or on the outdoor patio by the waterfall or fireplace.
The Adobe Village Graham Inn offers you a Boutique Inn lodging experience in a Luxury Bed and Breakfast. Located in the heart of the Sedona Red Rock Country, the amazing views from our Inn include some of the most famous Red Rock formations; Courthouse Rock, Bell Rock and Castle Rock.
When planning a vacation to our beautiful city of Sedona, AZ, consider us first for your travel accommodations. Bask in luxury at our private villas and be pampered in our "Mansion Style" master suites. Enjoy red rock views from all rooms and our pool and courtyard areas. Each guest rental accommodation includes a variety of premium luxury amenities.
Lonesome Dove Villa
Kick off your spurs and enjoy the romance of the old west in the Lonesome Dove Villa with its wood plank floors, high ceiling, western décor including saddle and lariat and floor to ceiling red rock fireplace. Arrive to the aroma of fresh baked bread baking in your room.
The Purple Lizard Villa
Arrive to the aroma of fresh baked bread baking in your room. Relax in this romantic Taos, New Mexico Style villa with vibrant colors and a wall of glass where you can gaze out on Castle Rock and perhaps watch a hot air balloon float by.
The Wilderness Villa is adobe outside but is all log-cabin inside. Indulge your adventurous side with wood plank flooring, log walls, immense ceiling beams and river rocks surrounding the fireplace and shower. Arrive to the aroma of fresh baked bread baking in you room.
The Sunset Villa
You deserve the experience of this elegant and comfortable old Southwest Villa with a wall of glass where you can watch the sunset across Castle Rock. Arrive to your room with the aroma of fresh baked bread cooking in your room.
This beautiful and private three room suite with separate living room is our largest room at almost 1000 square feet with both inside and outside access. This room is perfect for families with its pull down queen size Murphy bed in the living area
Country has the feeling of a country cottage with oak mantled fireplace, antique memorabilia and off-white patterned iron king bed. Relax in the sitting area while cozying by the fireplace or enjoy the views of Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock from your private balcony.
Painted Desert Room
Painted Desert has the rugged appeal of western comfort with its Navajo bedding, plush sofa, ironwork décor. Enjoy views of Courthouse Butte and Bell rock from your private balcony.
The Southwest room has an authentic and romantic Southwest décor with a queen size Tucson wood bed, and leather loveseat. Enjoy the views of Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock from your private balcony
Sundance has rugged elegance with its spacious southwest mountain theme including wood plank flooring, rain forest shower, and mountain estate king canopy bed. Enjoy sunset and Castle Rock views while relaxing on the private balcony or while rejuvenating in the two-person jetted tub next to a see-through fireplace.
The Garden Room has a whimsical cottage feel with white wooden shutters, a storybook queen bed, comfortable floral chairs, and an inviting fireplace. Enjoy beautiful sunset and red rock views from your private balcony.
Tumbleweed has a southwestern setting with its leather covered drum-chairs, and a decorative king size iron bed that can be split into 2 twin beds. Enjoy views of Bell rock and the waterfall ponds from the window seat.
One of the most unique and historic homes in Tucson. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Designed by Henry C Trost and built of solid Redwood and Maple by the master craftsmen of Tucson's Ronstadt Family in the summer of 1899. Occupied by Pepe Ronstadt until his death in 1933, then by his wife until the 1950s.
Lea Marie Ramsey, relative of the original owner, Anna Marie Ramsey, has devoted herself (and her family) to the complete exterior restoration of this beautiful Tucson historic gem.
Be sure to visit our website click on the "History & Restoration" page. There you can read more of the house and family history as well as view current and before/after images of our on-going project.
The Big Blue House Inn being remodeled into Tucson's most unique Boutique B&B Inn since 2006. The Big Blue House is far more convenient and a better value than most any Tucson lodging. Park your car in front of your room and walk to the local restaurants and shops. Upscale furnishings, great amenities, extra private and the best location in Central Tucson make The Big Blue House B&B the perfect extended stay Tucson lodging or Tucson vacation rental.
Each or our Seven Boutique B&B Rooms have a Private Bath and Private Entrance. Some have Kitchens.
When you check-in to your room you will find very unusual amenities such as hot/cold bottled water dispenser with unlimited filtered water so you can make hot teas, hot cereals etc... The refrigerator will have several different kinds of fruit juice, milk, V8 juice, quality coffee and much more, all complimentary and stocked daily in your kitchen shelves. The unlimited supply of Reverse Osmosis filtered water can be a substantial daily savings for travelers in Arizona. ...
The Big Blue House Bed and Breakfast is special Tucson Arizona accommodation in many respects and our Private Exterior Entrances are part of what makes this Upscale Tucson Lodging so unique. None of our seven rooms require you to enter the owners quarters or common area to access your room; Totally private comings and goings... because you have your own apartment...
The Jeremiah Inn Bed & Breakfast is a Tucson Arizona Bed and Breakfast offering travelers a desert retreat on their 3+ acres nestled at the threshold of the Catalina Mountains. Our Tucson Arizona bed and breakfast is the perfect getaway for Tucson lodging, swimming, bird watching, hiking and other activities available for your Tucson vacation.
All guest rooms feature private baths, queen beds, sofa, table and chairs, TV, phone, wireless internet, robes, hairdryer and great views. Guest refrigerator and guest laundry available
Enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran desert, the vistas of nearby mountains
Come relax and refresh yourself at our 3+ acre desert retreat nestled at the threshold of the Catalina Mountains.
Hacienda Awards worth noting: Most Privacy, Best Wildlife Viewing, Best Interior Design & Decor, One of Best B & B's in Arizona
Enjoy the flavor of a historic Spanish hacienda in a peaceful, secluded desert setting on 16 acres with mountain views attractive to nature lovers and romantics alike. Hike, bird watch, pamper yourselves under the stars in one of our spas, or relax with a good book on one of our patios or porches in a garden environment.
Location: Near Saguaro National Park East, just minutes from restaurants and shopping, but a world away from the pressures of everyday life. This adobe Territorial style home is built around a Spanish style courtyard with fountain and flowers. The large back porch has an outdoor living room from which to enjoy the extensive garden.
Accommodations: Four spacious luxury accommodations each have, private baths, private entrances, ornate antique heating stoves for cool evening ambiance, and more. Three have kitchenettes. Each accommodation is distinctively decorated, incorporating modern conveniences and comforts with antiques, Mexican folk art, and paintings. From the time you enter our Hacienda, we strive to provide the very best in service and comfort. Visit our website to see pictures and descriptions of each accommodation and our gardens.
Wildlife & Gardens: Birders, largely due to our many feeders and garden plants, have identified 51 different types of birds at the Hacienda. Javalina, our wild peccaries, also visit daily. A nature trail on the property has been developed for those guests who are not avid hikers but who want to experience a desert walk. Guests are provided a booklet which identifies many of the native Sonoran desert plants found on the property, identifies the birds found here, and explains the habits of our Javalina.
Day trips: can be taken to Tombstone and Bisbee; Wine Country; Tubac; world renowned birding areas, and Kartchner Caverns. Let us help you plan your time in the area.
Tucson attractions: Biosphere II, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, San Xavier del Bac Mission, and a myriad of art galleries and Museums.
Welcome to Tucson, Arizona, a visit to the Old West where here at Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast you can relax, enjoy and reminisce. Our territorial adobe bed and breakfast is situated on four acres and nestled in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains near the Saguaro National Park East.
The Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast offers beautiful scenic views of Tucson, Arizona, and the Sonora Desert. Hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and bird watching all located near by in the Saguaro National Park East.
Take a step back in time to the Old West with a relaxing stay at the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast, where innkeepers Harvey and Betty Rose dedicate themselves to the ultimate comfort of their guests. Housed in an authentic Territorial adobe home, this inviting bed and breakfast offers a glimpse of the Southwest's pioneer days while keeping you firmly in the lap of luxury with modern amenities and comforts, such as wireless Internet, a hydrotherapy spa and delicious gourmet breakfasts and treats. The Desert Dove has two spacious guest rooms, each with its own entrance and bath. The Rosses are avid collectors and have lovingly furnished the inn with antique and period furnishings, along with wonderful collections of dolls, vintage toys and quilts. In the morning, savory scents lure guests to the kitchen, where Betty,a culinary artist of some renown, treats them to a scrumptious breakfast. A 1927 wood-burning cook stove dominates on corner of the inviting country kitchen, while Betty turns out homemade muffins or sensational Southwest-style frittatas with fresh salsa for your dining pleasure. Visitors here release favorable reports to Arrington's Inn Traveler, which has honored the Desert Dove on several occasions, including a second place for customer service. Desert Dove is just a short walk from Saguaro National Park East and convenient to numerous Arizona attractions, including Desert Museum and Colossal Cave. Experience serene comfort in the desert with a stay at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.
www.desertdovebb.com Celebrating 10 Years of "Serene Comfort in the Desert" 1998 - 2008 "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would fly away and stay in the desert." Psalm 55 : 6 & 7
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