Bed & Breakfasts
TUCSON & SOUTHERN ARIZONA BED & BREAKFASTS
A stay at one of our area Bed & Breakfasts is one of the best ways to experience Southern Arizona. Find Bed & Breakfasts in the heart of Tucson, in the foothills of the surrounding desert, and in nearby Southern Arizona towns.
Enjoy all the benefits of a big city in Tucson, or experience the easy-going pace of a small town in nearby Sahuarita, Tubac, Patagonia, Nogales, or Hereford. Take in cultural events, go hiking, biking and horseback riding. Check out a variety of museums and even find a host of activities the whole family can enjoy.
Some of Southern Arizona's best offerings are easily accessed from these B&B's. Discover the beauty of the Sonoran desert, tour historic ghost towns, and experience birding, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, museums, caves, horseback riding, and yes, even shopping and wine tasting!
Curious about Tucson & Southern Arizona Bed & Breakfasts and their owners? Take a few minutes and read the local B&B owner biographies and why they love the Real Southwest so much.
Marion and Jim Hook have been the innkeepers of the Adobe Rose Inn for 10 years. Marion worked in the field of education, both domestically and abroad, for more than 30 years. For the past 2 decades before coming to the Adobe Rose Inn, she developed programs for international guests of the US government. Jim worked in the people side of Information Technology for over 30 years as a systems designer, as a management consultant, and as a sales executive. Marion and Jim's interests include travel (they've traveled to 15 international countries and most of the States in the US), lively conversation, food, global events, and blues, jazz, and rock 'n roll. They welcome the opportunity to host you at the Adobe Rose Inn and make you feel welcome in their home.
What three qualities set you apart from other B&Bs?
First, it's our unparalleled customer and concierge services. We provide excellent, high quality customer service and flexibility for our guests because we truly enjoy people. For example, we respect anyone’s dietary needs and restrictions including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, religious restrictions and more.
We also have breakfasts referred to by guests as culinary poetry and you’ll never be served the same breakfast twice during your stay, unless, of course, you request a repeated breakfast.
The third quality that sets us apart is our great location – quiet, prestigious historic neighborhood in Central Tucson, two blocks from the University of Arizona, within walking distance to great locally owned restaurants, major museums, sporting events, performing arts, shopping and the soon to be opened trolley line which will connect the Adobe Rose Inn with downtown, among other destinations.
What do you like most about Tucson & Southern Arizona?
Its warm, open people; diversity; multi-layered cultural texture; 23 miles of authentic Mexican food; amazing mountain vistas; breathtaking sunsets; unique saguaro cacti; locally owned restaurants; tours covering everything from religion to politics; amazing number of hiking and walking trails; variety of ecosystems; the sweet scent of the desert when it rains and list goes on and on.
We began receiving guests in 2010 as Hacienda Bougainvillea, but in 2013 changed our name to Desert Oasis B&B to better reflect the nature of our property. We are located on the far east side of Tucson, 1/2 mile from the Saguaro National Park East and 1/4 mile south of Broadway Blvd. Also, we changed our name so guests could spell it.
Patricia Young, the owner, is a grant writing and fund raising consultant in her spare time. She also travels to visit her four children who live on all corners of the US, and to attend conferences and conventions of Altrusa International Inc.. It is wise to check on availability well ahead of making travel plans so Patricia can adjust her plans accordingly. The family comes home for the December holidays so that is not a wise time to visit.; While early spring is always lovely on the desert, summer (though warm outside) finds the swimming pool at 90 degrees. Any time is a special time on the desert; one family were greeted by a bobcat standing on the pool wall).
Pro Tip: Open your kitchen to favorite Tucson innkeepers as they fork over their most-treasured recipes.
Rosemary and David Brown have lived in Tucson since the early 1950’s when the Old Pueblo was a small town. Other than leaving to go to college or the service, they’ve remained here and both taught in the public schools, she as a high school English teacher, he as an industrial Arts & Math teacher at a junior high school. Rosemary’s avocation is as an interior designer, and David is a Midwestern farm boy at heart but must satisfy himself with chickens at this point. He taught woodworking and has implemented many of Rosemary’s design ideas in the Hacienda. After retirement, they started the B & B in 1994 and have been enjoying guests ever since.
They built most of their territorial style home/B & B with help from family, friends, and individual brick layers over a period of nine years starting in 1970. They wanted to capture the essence of an old Spanish hacienda with the private interior courtyard of the early Southwest but with modern conveniences today’s guests require.
After years of honing her skills in the restaurant and catering business, Pattie Bell discovered her niche when she landed her first position as an innkeeper’s assistant at the first B&B to open in Tucson. Since 1990 she has assisted in the management of inns in Tucson, Sedona, and Bisbee, AZ. In between management assignments she operated a professional inn-sitting service, Saved by the Bell, taking charge of small inns all over the west in their owners’ temporary absences.
Her partnership with the Osborne family and Inns at El Rancho Merlita is “the most exciting endeavor I have ever been involved with and a dream come true!”
Her freshly prepared breakfasts and afternoon treats 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, a dining spot 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. 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.
As a former restaurant owner, Mon Ami B & B Innkeeper, Patricia Sparks, has been in the hospitality business for many years. She was the Chef/Owner of Penelope’s Restaurant Franҫiase in Tucson for 13 years, where she perfected her flair for French cuisine, which can be experienced in some of her breakfast creations. Pat also has a Ph. D. in nutritional sciences, and instructs students at the University of Arizona in food management, food science and cultural foods. Although she has lived in southern Arizona for many years, she is a transplant from Maryland with stops along the way in Wisconsin and Illinois. She loves the weather, especially in winter months and enjoys the bright sunshine and rugged mountains that are so visible in the Tucson landscape.
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