Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast

11707 E. Old Spanish Trail , Tucson, AZ 85730-5617 USA (Show map)


You will feel right at home in this natural sun baked adobe home. Its great porches, polished colored concrete floors and open trusses in the great room along with the antiques and collectibles give this Bed and Breakfast its unique ambiance. A wood burning cook stove in the delightful country kitchen invites guests to a scrumptious homemade breakfast. Awake to the sounds of desert birds and wild life. Enjoy the beautiful views, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and bird watching all near by. Guests are invited to afternoon treats and relaxing in the hydrotherapy spa. Take in the beautiful sunsets and stargazing, all in the great Arizona Sonoran desert. Desert Dove has two spacious guest rooms with private entrance. Both rooms beautifully decorated with antiques and collectibles. Each room has a private bath room, luxurious queen size bed, comfortable seating area. Full breakfast served in the dining area or patio/porches. Desert Dove is smoke free. Sorry there are no facilities for children or pets. Come fly away! Relax! Enjoy! Reminisce!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A great place to stay

5 on September 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Desert Dove in April as part of our honeymoon. Fantastic location near Saguaro National Park. Great views! Room and house were well maintained, clean and nicely decorated. Lots of amenities on site like laundry etc. The owners are a great couple that make good breakfast and great coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend it to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your comments. We enjoyed your stay and wish you much happiness in your life together!

Desert Dove, a peaceful retreat

5 on March 31, 2015

The DD was a wonderful 2 night stay for us. Just outside Saguaro National Park East, made it a easy jump off point for a visit. Located outside of Tucson enough to make you feel are away from it all. The hosts were very knowledgeable on the local area and easy to talk with. I hope we can return soon.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for stayng with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Desert Get Away near Suguaro Nation Park

4.0 on March 09, 2015

We booked a room in late February and enjoyed the hospitality and were warmly greeted by Betty and Harvey, the owners. Great suggestions for the surrounding area, their property is well maintained and can be enjoyed both morning and evening in their beautiful garden. Betty provided a delicious breakfast and the company of the other guests made for a lively conversation. Highly recommend (rating of "outstanding" but could not indicate this on the review) and we would return again. Be sure to purchase a cookbook of Betty's recipes!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so very much for the nice review. We enjoyed your stay and it would be our pleasure to serve you again! Enjoy the cookbook.

Betty and Harv make it special

4.6 on March 01, 2015

Just completed a one night stay at the Desert Dove, a lovely B & B where the owners have put their joy into each and every corner of the property. The rooms, the gardens, the food and the hosts are delightful.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice comments. We enjoy having you as guests! Always fun meeting new people.

Wonderful B & B

5 on February 24, 2015

This was a wonderful experience. Our room was the "garden room" which overlooked a huge desert garden. We saw road runners and probably dozens of other birds. The room itself was extremely comfy,spotless clean and very quiet. Our hosts Harvey & Betty were wonderful people who were extremely helpful, answering all our tourists questions. The hot tub was very relaxing after a days hiking. There was a different delicious gourmet breakfast each of the 6 days that we stayed.If your going to Tucson this should be your #1 choice if you want the perfect B & B. Norm & Pauline Nova Scotia Canada

Innkeeper Response
Thanks Norm & Pauline for your nice comments. We enjoyed your stay. You are the reason we love Innkeeping. Stay warm!

Newlyweds spent 1st 3 nights here

5 on February 08, 2015

We had just married and as we left the reception to spend our 1st night together, we called Betty for directions to the B&B. It was close to 10pm when we arrived and still Betty and Harvey were incredibly patient and welcoming. The next 3 days were so memorable because of the delicious breakfast and more importantly the conversations we enjoyed. Harvey and Betty are so genuine and accommodating. Our entrance into matrimony was sweetened by the care and company of this fine couple. We would like to make it a tradition to retreat to this cozy setting for our anniversaries. Hats off to such a great B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for you comments. We would love to have you return for you anniversaries! Enjoy each and every day!

Wonderful hospitality

4.8 on May 27, 2014

My wife and I spent five nights with Betty and Harvey who are most welcoming, attentive and kind hosts and excel in what they are doing. The breakfast was delicicous, our room was decorated very personal and had WLAN for free, something not even found at all hotels. Nice desert garden with ample oportunities to relax outside, watching hummingbirds and others. Don't miss this place!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your nice comments. Hope you can return again!

Resting stay at the Desert Dove

4.2 on May 21, 2014

Tranquil bed and breakfast just north of Vail. The owners have been running the B&B for almost two decades. The room was clean and spacious. The grounds on the property are vast and interesting - clad with antiques and various plants, cacti, flowers. If you like to play your B&B stays quiet and low key, there are two restaurants no more than a mile or two that are both stopping in for - especially the Settlement Smokehouse. The owners are very gracious and conscientious of making sure you are comfortable and that your coffee cup is never empty! They were a bit more "present" than what we've experienced with other places, in terms of in and out of the B&B quarters as well as wanting to join you for breakfast, but that was just fine. Overall, a great stay and a much needed and wonderful respite for my husband and I.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your input. Yes, we do live on site. We have shared and private spaces which work well for both guests and innkeepers. We often join our guests at the breakfast table for coffee, if they are alone and wish to visit.

Susan & David say thanks!

4.8 on April 21, 2014

Excellent bed and breakfast and we have never stayed at one this good. The attention to detail and quality of service were fabulous. Betty and Harvey share their home with enthusiasm and pride. The back garden is perfect for relaxing with an afternoon bottle of wine to enjoy the surrounding scenery of mountains and desert. We will definitely be back! Susan and David - Phoenix, AZ

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us David & Susan. A pleasure serving you. We look forward to your next visit. :)

Saguaro Park

3.2 on March 31, 2014

Lovely people, wonderful breakfast, clean and tidy room, comfortable bed all made for a restful stay at Desert Dove. The step down in the shower is quite unnerving to say the least. There really needs to be a permanent grab bar installed. I do not trust those suction type grab bars.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your input. I always mention the step down shower when checking in guests. We will consider the grab bars, however we are not a full HC bed and breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

Antique Garden

The Antique Garden room has a fantastic view of the Catalina mountains and our desert garden. The room is beautifully decorated with antiques and collectibles such as a picket fence headboard, dried flowers, and various antique garden tools. A private bathroom, luxurious queen size bed, comfortable seating area, a desk for writing, CD player, radio, soft bathrobes, and a hair dryer are some of this room's amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Victorian Rose

The Victorian Rose room has a nice view of the Tucson mountains and desert landscape. The room is beautifully decorated with antiques and collectibles from old hats, purses and vintage clothing. A private bathroom, luxurious queen size bed, comfortable seating area, antique wicker chairs for relaxing, a desk for writing, CD player, radio, soft bathrobes, and a hair dryer are some of this room's amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

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Location Type

Countryside, Desert, Mountains


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 18 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, University of Arizona, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Biosphere 2, Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemmon, Kartchner Caverns, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 pm.- 5 pm.
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required for 3 nights or less - 50% deposit for 4 nights or longer.
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded if cancellation is seven days prior to the scheduled arrival. No refund given if less than seven days notice unless the room is resold. Credit may be given for another date.



Harvey & Betty Ross

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8:00 till 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, upon request