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Double K Ranch Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #25 of 45 Tucson B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 March 2006

In February 2006 my husband and I stayed in a restored caboose at Karrels Double K Ranch B& B. It was fabulous! I was worried that it might feel claustrophobic, but it was very spacious and included a double bed, a cute bathroom with tub/shower, a set of bunk beds kids would love, and original train chairs and table. Ken Karrel is into garden railroading in a big way, with tracks, trains, and miniature historic buildings wending their way all over the property. The Polar Express comes to life! This is a B & B where kids are welcome and will go nuts in the train yard, as well as learn some railroad history painlessly. Further, Ken and Mary Karrel were the nicest innkeepers we have ever had, and we have known many wonderful ones. We went in for breakfast, where the table faces a large window through which you can watch quail and other amazing birds as you dine. We were given fresh fruit and hot blueberry muffins, tea and juice. And then Mary said, "What would you like for breakfast?" I was taken aback. Usually you get a set meal, however wonderful, but here you can pick just like in a restaurant! The property is very close to Agua Caliente Park, an oasis that will confuse you; with its swans, beautiful stretches of water and palm trees you'll feel momentarily transported to Florida instead of sunny Tucson! I can't wait to go back, hopefully with my grandchildren in tow.

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Reviewed 26 August 2005

This is certainly the quirkiest B&B I've ever stayed at... and not in a bad way! It's a MUST for any train enthusiast! We stayed in an actual caboose, which the owners have turned into a cute room, complete with sitting area, bedroom, and bathroom. I have never stayed in anything so unique. Have no fear, it was quiet and comfortable and had everything you'd expect from a B&B room.

The owners are great. Ken will delight in taking you on a tour of his HUGE model train set in the backyard. There are trains within the main house too. Basically, the whole place is a museum of train memorabilia. So, if you're into trains or model trains, seriously, you need to stay here.

There are also many friendly animals you can pet... several dogs and horses, but most notably, Brighty, the mule, who is a delightful creature.

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10  Thank RandomGirl
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Additional Information about Double K Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Address: 3930 N Smokey Topaz, Tucson, AZ 85749-9711
Region: United States > Arizona > Tucson
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #25 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Tucson
Price Range: £45 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Double K Ranch Bed And Breakfast Tucson, Arizona

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