Whispers Ranch Bed and Breakfast

1490 Hwy 83 , Elgin, AZ 85611 USA (Show map)


Experience the beautiful Canelo Hills, surrounded by the Coronado National Forest in Southern Arizona. This B&B features a horse theme in every room. Near Arizona Wine Country. Birding, nature hikes, wildlife, Parker Canyon Lake, horseback riding, ghost towns, Sonoita, Patagonia, Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca are among the local attractions. Located less than 25 minutes from Sonoita and Sierra Vista, and one hour from Tucson. Escape the hassles of the city and unwind, relax and enjoy this true sanctuary from daily life in our mountain oasis. A full cooked breakfast is offered with every stay! We specialize in gluten and allergy-free meals, and can accommodate special diets (and regular diets too)!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Exceptional experience

5 on June 02, 2017

We were lucky to find Whisper's Ranch on our way to Parker Lake! The place is charming, immaculate, quiet and we enjoyed our night under amazing skies. The owner, Toni, with whom we shared our love for animals, also runs the Sanctuary on the property, and she gave us a tour: it's admirable! Highly recommended.


3.8 on November 03, 2014

The place was nice but the bed was hard. Breakfast was not that good. There should have been a meat choice with the eggs. Also would have appreciated some bread or a muffin. The staff was excellent.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your feedback. Many of of our guests have food allergies and dietary restrictions, so we make our foods as simple as possible and give guests the option of how they would like to have it with seasonings, sides, etc. We prefer cruelty-free foods and often serve gluten-free due to the needs of our guests. All of this is detailed in our policies found online and in the info provided at the time of reservation. We find that guests who have the best time ASK for what they need. That is really the only way that we can know how to make your stay the best possible one it can be. Our pricing is consistent with the other B & B's in the area, but many do not offer breakfast or king sized beds. We really are a value if a guest does his/her homework.

- manager (innkeeper)

Always clean, relaxing and peaceful

5 on September 14, 2013

We have stayed several times, each time being equally enjoyable and relaxing. The environment is peaceful, the beds are extraordinarily comfortable, and our meals are satisfying. We greatly enjoyed an opportunity to reconnect and have what they call a "technology detox". The owner and caretakers have always been warm, thoughtful, generous and kind. They are more than happy to really go out of their way for folks. The vineyards are a short drive along beautiful countryside. I understand they now are offering dinners. Take a tour of the Sanctuary too, you'll be glad you are a part of the great things going on there. Highly recommend!

Best B&B Ever!

5 on June 21, 2011

We're stayed at Whisper's Ranch three times and will definitely visit again! It is by far the most relaxing place we've ever stayed, the king sized beds are the most comfortable we've ever slept in and the food is absolutely delicious! Toni cooks for special needs diets too - I'm gluten tolerant and she makes wonderful gluten free breakfasts for me. We always get a tour of the ranch and see the animals too.

Awesome secluded BB

4.0 on June 14, 2008

Stayed at Whispers in March and enjoyed the hospitality, personal attention and great service. I got a really good connection to the area through our host and want to return soon. Highly recommended! Thanks, BJ

Reconnected with Life!!!

5 on January 30, 2008

Came down from Phoenix with my spouse and found this place to be the perfect place to be together. Enjoyed the fire in the fireplace, nearby wineries and great food. Toured the animal sanctuary and found the hosts to be loving and wonderful. We highly recommend this place - a gem inside the Coronado National Forest.

Whisper's Ranch Getaway

4.6 on November 17, 2007

Visited animal sanctuary Recommended Canelos for dinner - was fabulous! Breakfast was delicious & conversation delightful.


5 on November 12, 2007

The lodging, food, and animal sanctuary were all great. This place exceeded our expectations and the family is extremely friendly.

What a Gem!

5 on October 22, 2007

We loved this place! Toni and Ross are exceptional hosts. The place is better in person than on the web. King size beds were extremely comfortable - the vaulted ceilings as well as the excellent food. We are definately coming back. The animal sanctury was an added treat. Great place to stay for visting the wineries. J&T, Phoenix, AZ

Very Nice Bed & Breakfast

4.4 on October 15, 2007

We absolutely loved our stay at Whispers Ranch. The owners were very nice and made us feel right at home. The accomadations were nice and clean. We will definately be back for another visit.

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Rooms & Rates

Ranch Room

The Ranch Suite is a very spacious, consisting of two large rooms and a private bathroom. The bedroom has a sofa, sitting area, and walk-in closet. There is a separate private living room with balcony overlooking the fireplace. There is wall-to-wall carpeting, premium linens, and an ultra-comfortable memory foam king sized bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Racing Room

The Racing Room with color coordinated racing silks, a view of the animal sanctuary, and private bathroom. Note the Colorado Pine walls which are 1 foot thick along with wall-to-wall carpeting. The premium King Size memory foam bed is covered with fine bedding and the room comes with comfy Turkish bath robes.

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

Rodeo Room

The Rodeo Room features a private bathroom and wonderful rodeo-related decor. Note the Colorado Pine walls which are 1 foot thick along with wall-to-wall carpeting. The premium King Size memory foam bed is covered with fine bedding and the room comes with comfy Turkish bath robes.

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

Native American

The Native american room is furnished with a King-sized pillow top mattress, luxury linens, Turkish bathrobes and is handicap friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Cavalry Room

The Cavalry Room is dedicated to Fort Huachuca's "B-Troop", 4th US Cavalry (Ceremonial) unit. This room features two plush twin size beds handcrafted cedar split rail headboards. Decor includes antique gas-style lamps, a replica 1902 McClelland saddle, comfy Turkish robes and the B-Troop flag.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

Mountain "sky island" oasis, 7 Wineries Open to the Public, Rural, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Wine country


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 55 miles

Directions to property:


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Animal Sanctuary, Fort Huachuca, Shopping in Nogales, MEXICO, Arizona Wine Country - 7 Wineries, Ghost Town, Patagonia, Tubac, Kartchner Caverns, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Working Ranch

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Wall to wall carpeting in rooms, beautiful peaceful location close to vineyards, dinner available by prior reservation, Allergy-free and gluten-free foods available, Premium memory foam bedding - King Size Beds, Luxury linens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Birding, Coronado National Forest, Parker Canyon Lake, Patagonia Lake, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 6-8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not permitted for the comfort & safety of guests
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Surrounded by forest, no fenced yard
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pets are not permitted due to allergy issues of guests
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on holiday or special event weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit is full amount of stay.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation at least 14 days prior to arrival date: $25 cancellation fee for reservations up to $500; $50 cancellation fee for reservations over $500. Cancellation less than 14 days prior: no refund of deposit.
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Resident Pets

Horses, Burros, Goats nearby

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  • Serving Location: Sun Room, Outdoor sitting area, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free foods, allergy-free foods

Signature Dish

Toni's Ham and Eggs
Baked in the oven this dish looks as great as it tastes - if you prefer we also offer a fantastic french toast, homemade granola, or our own creation--the Mexican Rancher's Breakfast! For the adventurous types, we also offer scrambled eggs made with fresh goose eggs. How many B& B's can say that??


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