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Spirit Tree Inn B&B

3 Harshaw Creek Road , Patagonia, AZ 85624 USA (Show map)
44 Reviews
$105 - $160
per night

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Spirit Tree Inn B & B began its life over 80 yrs ago as the headquarters of the Rocking Chair Ranch. It sits in a beautiful secluded area close to Patagonia Arizona and within easy reach of some of the nation's top birding destinations in southern Arizona. Also within reach are Historic Tombstone and Bisbee as well as Kartchner Caverns, a living cave. You can choose from a long list of arts, historic, cultural, nature, sports and shopping attractions. There are even a growing group of wineries with some quality products. This a truly a destination for anyone who wants peace and quiet and the ability to see nature in its many forms. It is an ideal base of operations for a leisurely visit to Southern Arizona.

Rooms & Rates

Lavender Room

This room is a large with a north facing window overlooking the patio and the Spirit Tree. It has one door which opens onto the Veranda. It has a comfortable king bed and contains some antique fine furniture. The bathroom is a roomy shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $100-$120

Equine Room

This room has a south facing window. It is light and airy with many horse pictures on the walls. It has a headboard with running horses that was found in Pennsylvania and was carved in Arizona. It also has a door leading out to the Veranda.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Oriental Room

This room has a north facing window overlooking the patio and the Spirit Tree. It has touches of Oriental accents and contains a wonderful antique armoire which was found in Ohio. It can be set up as either a king bed or two twins. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin


Sonoran Bunkhouse

This casita is a short distance from the Ranch House. It has an open floor plan with a queen bed and a sofa when becomes a queen futon. There is also a small separate room with a twin bed. This is perfect for families or groups that don't mind sharing. It contains a kitchenette and is fully equiped. The bathroom is a tiled shower and is entered just outside the front door. It is also one of our pet friendly facilities. Sleeps up to 5 people. Extra $25 per person/per night for more than 2 people in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin


Homestead House

This charming casita is a short distance from the Ranch House. You walk over an old wooden bridge that crosses a usually dry ravine. It has a kitchenette and is fully equiped. It has twin beds that can be converted into a king. It has a recently remodeled bathroom with a shower. It is our other pet friendly facility.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115-$135


This is a wonderful room with a loft, a bay window and a window seat. Has a comfortable queen sleeper and a queen mattress in the loft. A good room for mom, dad and an older child. The bathroom is done in bright Mexican tiles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen


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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Dining4.3

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Wonderful place!

3.4 on July 18, 2014

We loved the location and Mary Jane was great!

Unique and unforgettable

4.6 on June 29, 2014

Barbara and I were fully satisfied with the two nights at Spirit In. Tom served us a special dinner in celebration of our 52nd anniversary that we will long remember. We would recommend it to anyone as a great value. Tom also is a history "buff" and we had conversations about many things and he went out of his way to be sure our experience was everything we expected. It exceeded it.

Unique in every way

4.0 on April 29, 2014

Spirit Tree Inn is not your typical chair hotel. It has much more character than that. When they say it is a former OLD ranch house that is exactly it. It is old, and therefore has some rather funky corners. We loved it but it took a little while to appreciate it all. The hosts and other guests were extremely friendly, the patio provided the best birding we found, the room was clean, and the grounds beautiful. Breakfast was gormet but a bit sparse. We plan to return for a different season to see what other species of birds show themselves.

Pleasant Base for Birding

4.4 on April 27, 2014

We visited this area to do birding. Situated outside of Patagonia on a small ranch, the setting was lovely; being originally from Amish country the story of the barn was all the more interesting; the pair of Elf Owl's was a plus we didn't expect; and Tom was the perfect host - informative; a good conversationalist and attentive to our needs.

April visit to Spirit Tree.

3.4 on April 22, 2014

We especially enjoyed sitting outside and watching the birds come and go through the day. The dinner Tom prated for us one night was delicious, as was the wine.

Birding at Spirit Tree Inn

3.4 on April 15, 2014

This away from traffic noise is a wonderful location for birders to SE Arizona. Many wonderful birds are found in the vegetation, and at the feeders around the patio. Birders and naturalists may be dismayed to see two cats roaming free around the property. There is also a dog, but it is a quiet one. The best thing about this B&B is the warm welcome given by Mary Jane, and the way that guests are made to feel at home. I appreciated the tea selection in the evening, and the wonderful hot breakfast prepared by Tom in the morning. I definitely hope for many return trips.

Terrific Quiet Getaway

4.6 on March 26, 2014

Rustic, homey. . .like visiting your friends on their farm / ranch with little uniqueness all around. Definitely going back - rest, relaxation, delicious breakfast and great company!

tucked away in Patagonia

5 on January 16, 2014

My husband and I needed a quiet retreat in a part of Arizona we already loved for its rolling hills and hidden wetlands. We found it here. There are lots of personal touches to the house, a fantastic breakfast, and magical surroundings. I definitely recommend Spirit Tree Inn.

Excellent Host and Hostess!

4.8 on October 16, 2013

I stayed at the Spirit Tree the weekend of Oct 12th and was pleasantly surprised. It's a very quaint B&B in a quiet, remote but very accessible area near Patagonia.Tom greeted us upon arrival and during our stay continued to entertain and educate us about antiques, history,cooking, just about anything! Mary Beth is an incredibly gracious hostess and made us feel welcome and very much at home. We enjoyed sitting in the courtyard and relaxing at the end of the day with a glass of wine from one of the local wineries. I plan on returning soon.

Hacienda Experience

4.0 on March 08, 2013

This hacienda has history! The room was too warm the first night. Ask the host to turn the thermostat down. Remote and quiet, except for the Border Patrol trucks at night. My husband didn't hear them at all--I only heard them because I got up at night.....The adobe walls block noise. Great food, and knowledgeable hosts.

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Location Type

Countryside, Ranch


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 57 miles

Directions to property:

Take Valencia East to I-10 and follow the directions above.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Kartchner Caverns, Ghost towns, Tubac, Bisbee, Tombstone, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Mountain bikes for rent

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, Ghost towns, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited There is a smoke alarm system in every room.
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Yes B&B is isolated & children might wander off.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Pets allowed only in the detached casitas.

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Need current credit card as deposit
  • Cancellations: 72 hrs cancellation required or a $50 charge



Mary Jane Pottebaum & Tom Bartholomeaux

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 3 horses & 1 goat

About the innkeepers

Fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, birding, star gazing

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: Variable
  • Serving Location: Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Special Dietary need

Details Diamond Collection

3 Harshaw Creek Road , Patagonia, AZ 85624 USA (Show map)

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