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.
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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