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

Lovely B & B Among the Saguaros

5 on May 30, 2016

We had two wonderful nights at the Desert Dove and wish that we could have stayed longer. Betty and Harvey are so warm and friendly. We could have talked to them all day! Betty's breakfasts are incredible and she is very accommodating as far as any special dietary needs. The rooms are very private and we liked having our own entrance. Like the rest of the house, the rooms are beautifully decorated with Betty's collections. The view from the back patio is amazing. We were busy sightseeing during the day but wish that we had planned at least one day to relax here. Harvey feeds the birds in the morning and they are gorgeous! There is also a hot tub and a lovely garden area. We did not want to leave!

Perfect stop for a sense of serenity in the Sonoran Desert

5 on April 04, 2016

Harvey and Betty are the perfect hosts for this delightful B & B just outside the East Unit of Saguaro National Park. We could have spent hours in the B and B, and in the tremendous grounds themselves, and been right at home. Do not hesitate to visit the Desert Dove if your travels lead you to Tucson!

A Hidden Gem Outside Casa Grande

4.0 on March 24, 2016

What a great find! Quiet, peaceful, roomy, clean and a terrific yard full of native plants and local birds to wander around in. Breakfast was delicious and our host was friendly, informative and directed us to a great place for dinner in Casa Grande.

Delightful in every way

4.8 on February 29, 2016

Gracious and helpful hosts. Beautiful surroundings - birds in garden & delicious breakfasts.

Great Stay

4.6 on February 04, 2016

Very friendly. Interesting antiques. Wonderful breakfast. Grounds were very well manicured. Private setting. Loved our stay.

Great Place to Get Away

5 on December 05, 2015

Beautiful property. Betty & Harvey were gracious hosts. Looking forward to next visit.

Desert Dove was great!!

5 on November 24, 2015

Owners, Betty & Harvey were terrific. Their B & B is very comfortable and so quiet and relaxing. Didn't have time to enjoy the hot tub and wonderful outdoor sitting area but hope to do that on next visit there.

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.

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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: $130 - $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