As a surprise to my wife I booked a night away for our anniversary. I did a lot of research on B&B's in Tucson and decided on this one based on other reviews. I had high expectations and I was not disappointed. My wife was surprised when we pulled in as the entrance and grounds are fantastic.
We stayed in the Merle Norman suite (I recommend it) and it was amazing. While it has that retro feel, the furnishings are first class and the fixtures are modern and sharp. The suite has a Jacuzzi and a steam shower, as well as 2 sinks and a walk in closet. There is also a sitting room with a desk, very old fashioned and wonderful. Plus, there is a fireplace in the room and a private patio.
Everything about the place is comfortable. The common areas are inviting from the great room, to the media room, to the kitchen. And the back grounds are neat with pathways through the desert that lead to a game room, a fire pit, a stargazing patio, or a labyrinth.
The Innkeeper, Pattie, was a terrific host. She was attentive and yet out of the way so we had our privacy. Plus the breakfast was great, with plenty of local flavor.
We stayed there one night and wished it had been a week. We will be back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at the historic 1950’s Merle Norman Ranch House and estate. Carved wood beams, rope trim, and hand hewn local rock fireplaces define this home. Outside, relax under deep shaded porches, and enjoy the swimming pool and spa. At night, cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding. Every morning Innkeeper Pattie Bell will greet you with her freshly prepared breakfasts, inspired by southern Arizona local flavor. ... more less