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Desert Trails Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 46 Tucson B&B and Inns
Norwich
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just amazing!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We had the most amazing 3 nights at this beautiful bed and breakfast and wish we could have stayed longer. It is set in the most peaceful and idyllic place - surrounded by hills, enormous cacti and fantastic wildlife. We awoke in the morning to the sight of humming birds feeding and watched them whilst we had breakfast. We stayed in the annexe of the house which was perfect for us as we had our 14 year old son with us and needed a bit of extra space. It had everything we needed, stove, huge fridge, tv. barbecue etc. There is also a lovely swimming pool and next to the Bed and Breakfast there are horse-riding stables. We did an evening horse-ride which was lovely. The hosts John and Steffi couldn't do enough for us and made us very welcome. John does amazing breakfasts and each one was different which made a nice change. I would recommend this B+B to everyone and cannot wait to visit again someday.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Dromana , Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

My partner and I have just left here after seven days. We had the guest house and I cannot complain About anything.
We arrived late at night and the keys were left out for us and a note asking if we required breakfast and at what time. And may I add the breakfasts are only $5.00 per person and are to die for. You won't need lunch. John the host is a marvellous cook and cannot do enough for you. On the property you are surrounded by all sorts of birds, critters and cacti.
It is so peaceful and u wake up to the sounds of the birds. The hummingbirds are particularly beautiful. The premises has a pool which was a relief from the heat. It is a fair distance from any shops and so a car is a necessity, but it is easy to get around especially with a GPS for the car.
I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Scottsdale Az
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We went to the Inn on Memorial day weekend 2013 and it was like heaven on earth. If you are looking for a wonderful quiet time with good food and wonderful people you have to visit the Desert Trails Bed and Breakfast. I have been to quite a few places in and out of the country, but even though this was a very short visit, this one was the best. John and Steffi make you very welcome, but also respect your privacy. The place is very romantic and John is a great cook!!!
The only drawback was we had to leave.
Heidi and Mark

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Flagstaff, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The innkeepers/owners of this B&B are quite delightful and friendly. They provide the seclusion desired, but the services of a bed and breakfast that fit specific needs. The property is very beautiful and with only several rooms can be enjoyed by guests with out worrying about bumping into others or over talkative innkeepers. The communication can be kept private by the friendly notes posted out side your doors to ensure breakfast requests are met or if a bill needs to be paid before departure. The Spud Rock room has a very large bath area and comfy living space. I enjoyed the ability to roam freely to the pool, our vehicle, or an adjacent area with picnic tables from the sliding doors exit/entry way. Lots of humming birds were visible daily and the snacks and sodas are a great perk to a stay at this B&B.
Although we were staying mostly for work, this abode made it feel like vacation and I am sure we'd stay again if we were to pass through on pleasure.

Room Tip: Spud rock has a nice secluded patio and a saguaro!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Desert Trails is in a fantastic location. John's breakfasts were spectacular. The desert scenery is marvellous and it's a short hike to Saguaro Park East. This was the first B&B we had stayed in in the States and it was a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

Desert Trails has a wonderful location, with the Sonoran Desert in the front yard, and the Tanque Verde riparian corridor in the back yard. Literally! The setting is idyllic, relaxing and beautiful. The proprietors John and Steffi are hospitality personified. They are around as much or as little as you like, and are wealth of fascinating information about the desert, Tucson, and beyond. Breakfasts are healthy and delicious--a foodie's delight.

Be aware that although it's a 15-minute drive to town for just any food, it's really more like 30 minutes plus to get to any interesting restaurants or attractions in town. On the other hand, it can be worth it if you like the desert.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Winchester, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2013

This bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. The Mica room, in which I stayed, had a lovely fireplace and sitting area and opened onto the patio area leading to the pool. The inn is enough outside of Tucson to be quiet and relaxing, but close enough for easy access to area attractions. Don't miss the Desert Museum. John and Steffi, the proprietors, always offered us a tremendous sense of homecoming and were a font of very useful information. The breakfasts were out of this world and it was really fun to watch the birds eating theirs as well. We were very pleased with our stay and recommend Desert Trails highly.

Room Tip: If you want privacy and extra quiet there is a cute little guest house set apart from the house that...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Desert Trails Bed and Breakfast

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 #14 of 46 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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