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“Mother's Day Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #11 of 52 Tucson B&B and Inns
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
“Mother's Day Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Based on the immediate greeting from Linda and Dan as we arrived at Hacienda Linda, it was obvious we were in for a wonderful retreat. Linda and Dan were so unbelievably gracious in allowing our daughter to join us for this Mother's Day get away. Thank you. While we are Tucson natives and residents, Hacienda Linda truly felt like an out-of-town vacation retreat.

Linda gave us the comprehensive inside tour of this desert gem and Dan gave us a history tour and showed around the 6-acre oasis. We spent hours just getting to know Dan and Linda - and Gomez and Bella - the resident dogs. Bella howled a few times just to say that she liked us being there.

The house is beautiful indeed. So much of Dan and Linda's tastes, style, and hard work comes through in the house design. They have done an amazing job restoring a former Jazz musician's home. We had a truly spectacular dinner. Linda put together a seriously tasty meal and we all enjoyed more time just talking. We slept beautifully and awoke to yet another amazing meal - this time from Dan. Omelets, juice, pastries, coffee - the works. We lounged around the breakfast table and decided that we really did not want to leave. Thank you both so much for such a wonderful time at your beautiful home. We wish you all the best and can't wait to host you at our home.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just what we were looking for in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Linda and Dan were terrific hosts, and the breakfast was wonderful. We arose early to wander around their 6 acres of desert landscape. Gazing into the adjacent Saguaro National Park the terrain was covered with Saguaro, Prickly Pear and Cholla cacti for as far as we could see. It was a marvelous stay, and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I recently returned from another incredible stay at the Hacienda Linda. It is hard to find words to describe the natural beauty of this secluded location and the graciousness of Dan and Linda. On the last night of our stay, we were hoping to see one of the glorious sunsets that we have read about. That being the case, we arranged for a home-cooked meal by Dan and Linda, which is described on their website. It was a rather cloudy afternoon, so at first it appeared that a sunset was not in the cards for us that evening, but then, rather suddenly, there appeared the most spectacular sunset that we have ever seen! It was truly breathtaking, and unfortunately our photos don’t come close to doing it justice, but we are attaching one anyway. While the sunset was hard to top, the food and the remainder of the evening were just as wonderful. The entire front yard was sparkling with tea-lights as we ate our meal on the covered porch and shared enjoyable conversation with our charming hosts. We cannot recommend this place more highly—the ambiance is almost mystical—you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We're sure that staying in the Queen suite would be very nice too, but we have stayed (twice) in...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you like the desert, you will love staying at the Hacienda Linda. They are located in a quiet desert area that is calm and peaceful. You can see beautiful sunrises over the mountains and breath-taking sunsets that silhouette the saguaros. You can explore the desert right there in their garden and on their property, or you can go down the road to the Saguaro National Park. Your host and hostess, Dan and Linda, are superb. Their goal is to be sure you have the best time possible. They are probably the best hosts we have had at any B&B we have stayed at. Other attractions and Tucson are within easy traveling distance and you will find plenty of things to do.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We visited with Dan & Linda from 3/9-3/14 and had a glorious vacation! Their home is warm, inviting, and offers a true respite from the "rest of the world!" From the moment we arrived and Linda hugged my neck, I knew I was going to love her - and I truly adore she and Dan. They are gracious and make you feel like family - but terribly pampered family who are not allowed to lift a finger to do anything! We had amazing breakfasts every day, got excellent hiking suggestions, and were even "appropriately dressed" for our adventures under Linda's guidance. Gomez & Bella are great companions, too!

Room Tip: We loved the king room - the big soaking tub and proximity to the outside shower was perfect!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tucson, AZ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Looking for the royal treatment? For just a little more than it costs to stay at a standard hotel, you can find it at the exclusive Hacienda Linda. This bed and breakfast, located next to the Saguaro Forest outside of town, has only two bedrooms. You get one, and your hosts, Dan and Linda, take the other, and do everything to make your stay pleasant. The beautifully decorated house and wonderful land is at your disposal.

We rented the hacienda for our wedding and Dan and Linda went out of their way to create a special atmosphere. Not only did they re-landscape the property to accommodate our ceremony and party, painstakingly relocating dozens of penstemons and cactus and cutting back the undergrowth to prevent unintended encounters with wildlife, they even got the phone company to remove some old telephone poles they thought might spoil the view. Our guests enjoyed a heavenly vision of the moon rising over the Tucson mountains as we said our vows.

Dan and Linda took care of all the rentals, getting the tables, linens, and other necessities, coordinated with the caterers, and offered valet parking to our guests. They don't host too many weddings, so count yourself lucky if they agree to do yours. Also, be pretty specific about the details. There was, at times, some confusion regarding what they had agreed to do and what we needed to hire others to do. Ultimately, however, our wedding was just perfect. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful location: it's a paragon of the Sonoran Dessert.

In the morning, Linda will bring you coffee or tea, as you choose, and Dan will cook breakfast at whatever time you require, to any taste or dietary restriction. If you enjoy dogs, their lovely pets, Bella and Gomez, will clamor for your attention and make you feel special. (If you do not enjoy dogs, they will be restricted to another room.) Take your breakfast in the garden, where hundreds of birds (in season) will hop around for your delight. We saw a hummingbird during our wedding reception, and quails, cardinals, doves, and woodpeckers while we ate omelets and potatoes.

Hacienda Linda offers guests a private, magical desert retreat, a short drive from the city.

Room Tip: There are only 2 rooms at Hacienda Linda, and they are both exquisite.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Remotely located near the Sonoran Desert Museum, this B&B is warm and inviting, offering peace and tranquility to the guests. This home is uniquely furnished and the ambience is just incredible. The grounds are amazingly lush with desert cacti and wildlife, and nearby hiking trails are just a short drive away. The owners, Dan and Linda are gracious hosts and made our experience ever so memorable. It was as though we were staying with old friends we had known for a lifetime.
Special dietary preferences were accommodated for and every meal was deliciously exquisite.

If you are looking for a true, desert experience, Hacienda Linda is truly a refuge.
A relaxing and serene home away from home, it is an oasis among the gentle giant Saguaros.
We are already planning our next stay at Hacienda Linda!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12646 West Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
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Location: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hacienda Linda rests on 6 acres nestled alongside Saguaro National Park West. It is an artist's retreat that boasts stunning sunsets and is just 30 minutes from downtown Tucson. You'll see a wide variety of birds and might catch glimpses of local wildlife in their natural setting. Hacienda Linda has an open floor plan with an Exotic flair! The beautiful guest rooms are on opposite ends of the home for complete privacy. We look forward to your visit! ... more   less 

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