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.
3.8 on February 23, 2015
My husband and I have stayed at the Spirit Tree twice within the past year, both times we have found the host and hostess extremely hospitable, make every effort to personalize our stay and are very knowledgeable about the area and it's history. Exquisite meals are beautifully presented, yet we feel very much "at home" and welcome. Patagonia is a quiet little town so be prepared to enjoy some solitude.
3.6 on February 10, 2015
This location is a birder's paradise--one couple we spoke with saw 100 species of birds in three days. The flagstone-covered patio was a perfect place to sit and watch a variety of birds. It was also quiet and peaceful. And you get a view of an ancient cottonwood tree (over 240 years old!) in the adjoining pasture. The hosts are very warm and friendly, and the breakfasts were outstanding--we had mesquite pancakes one morning! This is a rustic old (built in 1924) ranch house on beautiful property. I would stay again.
5 on November 05, 2014
Thank you for a wonderful weekend in the quietest and prettiest places around Tucson. It was a perfect vacation!
3.4 on October 15, 2014
Although the owners were not present, the family of sisters covering were very cheerful and friendly. I specifically enjoyed going for walks in the morning w/the family dog who seemed to know the way and 'expect' to walk with you. My favorite element of the Spirit Tree Inn is the QUIET and the very comfortable bed. The breakfast on Day 2 was very delicious and filling. The is OUR SPOT when we come through Patagonia.
3.4 on October 14, 2014
Nice and quiet. Great good, friendly folks.
3.4 on July 18, 2014
We loved the location and Mary Jane was great!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sonoran Bunkhouse is the larger of our two casitas ans is a short walk away from the Ranch House. It contains a fully functional kitchenette and its own supply of coffee. If you wish, a service to pre-stock the refrigerator is available. It accommodates up to five, but there is an additional charge after three people. This casita is also pet friendly.
The Homestead House is the smaller of our two casitas. It is a short walk from the Ranch House across a bridge over s small ravine.. It has a kitchenette and its own supply of coffee. If you wish, a service to pre-stock the refrigerator is available. This casita accommodates one or two people comfortably. Well behaved pets are allowed in this casita.
This room has a north-facing window that overlooks the front patio and the" Spirit Tree". It has a king sized bed and is furnished with pieces of fine antique furniture.The bathroom has a shower. It has a door leading out to the Veranda.
You step down into a charming room with two bay widows, one with a window seat, facing north and west. A great family room with a loft containing a queen mattress for older children and a queen bed for mom & dad. This room contains numerous books and American Indian accent pieces. It is located near the front door of the ranch house away from the other bedrooms giving it a little more privacy.
This room has a north-facing window overlooking the patio and the "Spirit Tree". You can see any number of birds while sitting in this room and looking out on the feeders in the patio. It can be arranged as either two twin beds or a single king bed. The Oriental touches give it its name. A wonderful antique armoire, found in Ohio, serves as a closet.
This room is bright and airy with a south-facing window. It is decorated in an equine motiff. The queen sized headboard, decorated with running horses, was purchased in Pennsylvania and returned to Arizona where it had originally been carved. The small bathroom was the original bathroom of a working ranch. The room has a door leading out to the cool, calm Veranda.
Tucson, AZ (TUS) 57 miles
Take I-10 east to SR 83. Head south on SR 83 for 25 miles to SR 82. Turn right and go 12 miles on 82 to Patagonia. Turn left on the first street past mile marker 20. It is Taylor and it dead ends on Harshaw. Turn left and go about 3.5 miles. Look for a fork in the road just past a sign on the right that says Coronado National Forest. Take the dirt road at the fork for .3 mile and look for the entrance to Spirit Tree Inn B&B on the right.
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