I had visited the Inns last February and fell in love with this place. So, when I was looking for a relaxing long weekend this spring, I decided to return. What a great decision! The second trip was just as lovely as the first, and I'm already thinking about my next trip. That is saying A LOT from someone who tends to prefer trying new places.
Pattie is welcoming, helpful, and friendly. She helped make the stay special with delicious breakfasts and her attention to detail. She even left me a travel-friendly breakfast for my departure day since I was leaving before breakfast.
The grounds are beautiful. Views of the mountains from the front of the house, a desert garden in the back. I enjoyed strolling through the grounds with my coffee in the morning and to wind down in moonlight before turning in. I sat by the pool with a book a few times during my visit. The pool water was still a bit chilly, but I ventured in during one of the warmest days.
Location is great for exploring the east side of Tucson. Very handy for Sabino Canyon, which was fabulous! About 30 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from downtown. I find it really easy to drive around Tucson.
Looking forward to my next visit to the Inns!
- 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