This is an outstanding Bed and Breakfast, and this is saying a lot given how picky my husband and I tend to be. I've stayed here twice, once in the smallest room with my husband, and most recently in the suite, bringing along our son. The setting is an expanse of desert covered in cacti, desert flora, and hopping with quail and rabbits. At night, the stars are breathtaking -- no city lights to interfere. The building is also lovely -- made all of exposed red adobe brick, so it looks rustic and fits with the setting. All of the rooms surround a quaint courtyard with a fountain, grapefruit tree, and little outdoor shaded tables, chairs, rockers, and couches (lanai style) for reading, drinking tea, and relaxing. There are homemade cookies, bagels, yogurt, granola, and hot and cold drinks available full time in the courtyard. What a peaceful environment. At night, the inn keeper lights candles all around the courtyard, and there are luminaries atop the roof. You can also stargaze while sitting in the jaccuzzi, which is set off just a little way from the house but makes you feel that you're in the middle of a jaccuzi in the remote desert. The tile and painting in the bathrooms are charming and colorful, as is the rustic decorating style, with antique furniture and objects woven throughout. Books and magazines are in plentiful supply everywhere, in the couryard and the little common room, which is complete with TV/DVD player, comfy couches, a chess set. Off of the common room is a small but well eqipped workout room with so many workout machines I couldn't actually identify what they all were. (I stuck to the treadmill.) The breakfasts are mouthwatering and entirely vegetarian, but so delicious and filling a meat-lover would never miss the meat. It starts with a fruit dish such as grapefruit brulee or fresh strawberries drizzled with chocolate, along with a pastry like fresh-baked scones or muffins with jelly, and then comes a delectable southwestern-style main dish so attractive you might want to photograph it, such as prickly pear stuffed French toast or Greek fritata. Yum! And of course, coffee, tea, orange juice, etc. The inn keeper, Dave, is friendly and subdued, offering all the info you could need or want during your stay but never being at all intrusive. A nice bonus for families with (hopefully well-behaved) children, the suite has a children's bedroom with two twin beds, as well as a master bedroom and bath, in addition to a living/dining area and private deck and jacuzzi. I rarely find a bed & breadfast willing to allow children, but this suite is able to accommodate them without disturbing the other guests, and he'll serve a separate breakfast to you and your children in the suite dining room. The only drawbacks that I can think of are that this iB&B s about a 40 minute drive from any really good restaurants. The restaurants closer are perfectly adequate, but very casual and nothing to write home about. But if you're willing to make the drive, there's plenty of good dining in nearby Tucson. The inn is also located very near the Desert Museam, which is kind of a combination of a botanical garden and zoo and a great way to spend the day. Another fun stop is the Wildlife Museam, filled with (taxidermy style) stuffed animals of all varieties, some of which you can pet -- great for children, but a fun quick stop for couples too, especially on a (rare) rainy day. We are thinking of making this place our second home.
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