Spirit Tree Inn B&B

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



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Beautiful Solitude

5 on September 15, 2017

If you are looking for an out-of-the-way place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, the Spirit Tree B&B is it. A little off the beaten path in Patagonia, Mary Jane and Tom run a great B&B. The location is beautiful and the environment is quiet. Mary Jane and Tom are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and satisfying. We were able to hike the surrounding hills, travel to the nearby vineyards in Sonoita and Elgin, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of southern Arizona. We can easily recommend the Spirit Tree B&B. We certainly will be back.

Another great stay!

5 on July 23, 2017

This is my third time, and certainly not my last time, staying at the Spirit Tree Inn. The hosts are welcoming and gracious. The setting is away from the town and very serene. The entire property is full of history and antiques. Definitely worth a stay.

Rustic Retreat

4.0 on June 05, 2017

Peaceful, rustic getaway. Sat in the courtyard and watched the stars come out as we were serenaded by the crickets. Mary Jane and Tom made us feel at home and like family.

Home away from Home

4.0 on May 06, 2017

In our hectic lives this trip was a welcome respite. Just listening to the birds and the wind in the trees MAKES you relax and slow down. The breakfast was an enjoyable treat every morning! We stayed in the old homestead house and loved the privacy but could just walk across the yard to the main lodge. The little town of Patagonia was great to visit and spend the day, then the wineries and the hops were a wonderful surprise. Not to mention the lake just a few minutes drive from the B&B. Exceeded our expectations and Mary Jane and Tom are just awesome! Thank you for the R&R and your B&B :)!

A Birder's Dream

3.8 on April 29, 2017

We had a great experience there. It isn't a 100% well manicured place, but after checking in and looking around, we didn't care. It's rustic in a good way and you'll find the food, service, birding, history, and overall ambiance of the place is just what you were looking for.

short but great stay

4.4 on March 12, 2017

Both hosts were welcoming and helpful. Felt like they were old friends.

Amazing Rustic Experience

4.4 on March 05, 2017

This B&B was just what I was looking for - a piece of the real Arizona. From the lovely hosts to the amazing 180 year old Spirit Tree out front, the vistas and the out of the way setting, it was quiet and soul-restoring after the big city. If you are looking for high-tech modern, this B&B is not for you . However, if you want to experience the REAL Arizona in a wonderful setting surrounded by mountain-scapes, tall grasses, ancient trees, and a wonderful assortment of birds - plus two of the most phenomenal breakfasts I have ever had - this one is for you!

Spirit Tree Inn adventure

4.0 on February 28, 2017

Wonderful location, felt like you were alone in the park surrounding the inn. Hosts were helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable and interesting.

Enjoyed our stay at Spirit Tree Inn

4.4 on January 15, 2017

We stayed at this rustic ranch house in December. Our room had it's own bathroom and heater-- very cozy and comfortable. Owners are on site and very friendly. It is quiet and out of way, but the town of Patagonia has a few very good restaurants, about a 20 min drive away. The dog and 2 cats were sweet-- one of the cats curled up on my lap as I read a book outside in the sunshine. It was a nice, quiet weekend away and we will definitely return.

Enjoyed our stay at Spirit Tree

4.4 on December 30, 2016

Old ranch house B and B that was quite comfortable. The room was warm and inviting. Very comfortable bed. Host and hostess were friendly, but non intrusive. The two cats and old ranch dog were so sweet. They roamed the property and would spend time with guests if invited. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay!

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Rooms & Rates

Sonoran Bunkhouse

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Homestead House

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lavender Room

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.

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

The Library

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Oriental Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Equine Room

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.

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

Meeting Room

This is a room that is not booked for sleeping. It is used for meetings and weddings only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Location Type



Tucson, AZ (TUS) 64 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Microwave, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 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

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only There is a smoke alarm system in every room.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes B&B is isolated & children might wander off.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets allowed only in the detached casitas.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Need current credit card as deposit
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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

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