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Desert Trails Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #15 of 48 Tucson B&B and Inns
Maryland
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“beautiful accomodations in a lovely setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We stayed for one week in the Mica Room. The Mica Room is a spacious, well appointed accomodation and our favorite amenity was the fireplace. John and Steffi are fantastic hosts. Every morning is a pleasant surprise because breakfast is unique and delicious. They are also a wealth of knowledge on things to see and do in the area. The proximity to the Saguaro National Park and Catalina Mountains is convenient while amenities in the city are still nearby.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

This was our 2nd stay in as many years with the good people at Desert Trails (DT). DT is at the far eastern end of Speedway in Tucson, in a very quiet area with horses just to the north. The only sound during the evening is the howl of coyotes (speaking, apparently, a different language from those at home). The bedrooms/bathrooms are immaculate, likewise the common rooms. Windows open for cross ventilation, in cooler weather the heater(s) are quiet and efficient. Adequate area for parking. The food is excellent in portion size, quality and flavour - freshly prepared, in our case, by John. An very good supply of books (should you need one) and videos (can't think why, in Tucson, you'd need one). A very nice pool-side sitting area and a window seat for bird watching (great to watch the hawks hunting). Close enough to Davis-Monthan AFB for access in about 20-minutes and to all the great restaurants (try Cushing Street Grill in the historic downtown and for really good Cajun 'Don's Cajun' up the hill off Tanque Verde - a bit rough around the edges but filled with USAF pilots and really good food [who would have thought that cabernet sauvignon would go so well with alligator/]

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

We had a great 2-night visit with John & Steffi. Both were so hospitable and friendly. We felt like we were at home. John is an amazing cook and had the most delicious breakfast for us. The eggs with green chilis was my favorite! Super convenient to hiking and Houston's horseback riding. They had great input on restaurants and the area. We stayed in the Mica room which was great! Loved the fireplace and the room itself was super cozy. Next time I am in Tucson (and I plan to be) I will certainly arrange to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelerVAVA
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Bath
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101 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed in the Mica Room. As previous reviews have stated, this is a large, lovely room. The bathroom is luxurious with its walk-in shower/tub & double sink + heater. The bed was very comfortable. The location is very quiet & near the park for hiking. John & Steffi are great hosts. John was very helpful with suggestions on where to go, including maps & books. They have a book in which guests can write restaurant reviews - very helpful. John's breakfast were delicious. We also loved the baked apple. We enjoyed watching the birds as we ate breakfast. This B & B is a gem.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank swtravel
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Surrey
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

The Spud Rock room was comfortable and spacious with a large bathroom. It was a great base for us for the four nights we stayed there. We were made very welcome and John made some fantastic breakfasts - we both loved the stuffed poached apple in particular.

John was also very helpful in finding a health centre in the area as well as recommending some great places to visit. We also enjoyed sitting in the garden watching the humming birds.

Very close to the Saguaro National Park (Rincon Mountain District).

We would definitely recommend this B&B highly.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2011

John and Steffi are fantastic hosts. Delicious, creative breakfast. 10 minutes by car to the visitor center / entrance of East Saguaro NP. Familial atmosphere.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC area
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78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2011

This bed and breakfast is a gem located on the eastern edge of Tucson near the Rincon Mountains and Saguaro National Park. The home is immaculately clean and beautifully appointed. My husband and I enjoyed the Mica Room's wood burning fireplace, sitting area, door that opened onto the pool patio, and spacious bathroom. The breakfast was creative, generous, and delicious; my husband and I particularly enjoyed the flavorful habanero and garlic sauce! The dining area overlooked a bay window with several bird feeders that attracted a wide variety of lovely avians. Innkeeper John was a delight to talk to. He provided us wonderful recommendations on restaurants, things to do, and scenic routes to take. We wish we had more time to spend here!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Desert Trails Bed and Breakfast
Address: 12851 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748-7136
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Sonoran desert from the comfort of a unique, fired-adobe territorial situated on acreage bordering Saguaro National Park East. Different delicious full breakfast everyday and complimentary snacks, fruit, and beverages. Hiking, birding, wildlife viewing and horseback riding within walking distance; dining and shopping within 15-20 minutes. ... more   less 
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