Casa De Caballo

38300 South Santa Monica tr , Tucson, AZ 85739 USA (Show map)


Bed, Barn & Breakfast - Charming double occupancy casita located on a small horse ranch in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. Close to golf courses, fantastic hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding trails. Minutes from the best jeep roads in the state and other attractions such as Aravaipa Canyon, Catalina State Park, and the Bio Sphere II. Birding and native wild life encounters are also possible. Opening October 1st 2012, this pristine casita includes a king size bed,additional room with bunkbeds, a large sitting area, fully furnished kitchenette, private bath, cable TV, Wi-Fi, private patio with a grill. Although guests can cook their own meals, we provide a continental breakfast and restaurants are minutes away. Boarding facilities and full care available for those traveling with their own horses.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A Great Getaway!

4.8 on September 01, 2014

This a great place for the nature and/or horse lover. Peaceful and quiet with some wonderful views. The casita was clean and comfortable, the kitchenette had everything you could need, and the choice of breakfast foods was outstanding. My trail ride with Vonnie was just the riding experience I was looking for. Jerry and Vonnie make great hosts for a relaxing getaway.

A wonderful stay outside the city

4.4 on May 02, 2013

Jerry & Vonnie were very welcoming and helpful. The "Little House" was outfitted beautifully and was very comfortable. The setting, looking toward the Catalina Mountains, was wonderful and being away from the city while still being close to shopping and restaurants was very convenient. The ranch backs up to state land and offers easy hiking and fine bird watching. What better way to start a morning than laughing at the Quail & chicks running around the ranch house. For breakfast we could choose from a well stocked pantry or request special items to prepare in our kitchen. Overall it was a great stay and we have some fine memories.

Wonderful place to stay!!

5 on March 25, 2013

If you like to hike, ride horses, love the outdoors or just plain relax, this is the place for you! We stayed for almost a week and will be back for more. Vonnie and Jerry are wonderful hosts. They were so gracious and helpful. Vonnie made arrangements for us to join a bird walking tour at our request, very enjoyable (one of the many highlights of our stay) She also gave directions, even escorted us to the trail head for a beautiful hike... right adjacent to their property. (after driving all the way for Illinois it was nice not to have to get back in the car right away :) Our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable. We loved sitting on the patio and watching all the birds, hummingbirds, and wildlife. So much fun!!

What a find!

5 on March 06, 2013

We stayed at Casa De Caballo for two weeks in February. It was surprising to find a horse ranch located in the middle of a beautiful suburb! We were so comfortable in the casita and really loved seeing all the wildlife right there on the property -- loads of bunnies, quail and other birds, and of course the horses that live there. Jerry & Vonnie are delightful hosts and very accommodating! They made several good suggestions for activities in the area to match our interests (hiking, etc) and even drove us to one of the locations. There are some good walks and hikes available right from the ranch. We'd love to go back again next year!

spectacular hosts and location

5 on February 25, 2013

Great location many close by trails for mtn biking,hiking or horseback riding.Private and considered it a slice of heaven in safe community. Vonnie and Jerry are great hosts,couldn't of asked for more ... well only to have stayed longer:-)

Arizona Getaway

5 on February 23, 2013

Jerry & Vonnie are the nicest people you could meet. They took great care of my family during our recent stay - from legos for my son to play with to letting him sit up on a horse! We appreciated being able to cook some of our meals in the kitchenette and on the grill. Casa De Caballo is very clean and nicely furnished. You can't go wrong staying there!

Quiet, out of the bustle

4.6 on February 16, 2013

A delightful respite after long days of business. The kitchenette and breakfast supplies were perfect for my meal needs. The hosts were welcoming and accommodated my special requests with ease. A definite "yes" for a return visit.

Fabulous Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on January 12, 2013

This is a wonderful B&B, very relaxing and quiet. We hiked, saw beautiful sunrises and sunsets and enjoyed watching the horses. The casita had everything a person could think of or want and to top it all off, our hosts were delightful. We liked it so much that we stayed two days on our return trip. We look forward to staying there again on our next trip west.

Beautiful property, excellent value

4.8 on January 02, 2013

My friend and I stayed at Casa de Caballo during a "girls trip" weekend and our first time in Arizona. The space was perfect -- clean and nicely furnished. We were just far enough away from it all to relax, but also close enough to drive to downtown Tucson, Tombstone, etc. to do our daily sightseeing. Jerry and Vonnie went above and beyond as hosts. I received a call from Vonnie after booking our stay, she confirmed what we like to eat and had great breakfast foods waiting upon our arrival.

Discover the Treasure

5 on December 08, 2012

Casa de Caballo is a gem worth discovering. Tucked away at the base of the Santa Catalina's, the views are majestic! The accommodations are comfortable, safe and comforting. Vonnie and Jerry's hospitality is truly icing on the cake! We will find our way back to their door at least three long weekends before the year ends, including a special Holiday stay. Whether you are looking for a quiet respite alone, a romantic weekend with your special someone, a launching point for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, touring the Sonoran Desert, or shopping for your special piece of desert, this is a wonderful accommodation to launch from! Thank you Vonnie & Jerry. Alice and Frederic, San Jose, CA

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Rooms & Rates


This Newly Renovated casita includes a king size bed, a large sitting area with recliners, desk, wardrobe, and flat screen TV. An additional small room with bunkbeds. It also features a private bath and a fully furnished kitchenette complete with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker. For their convenience guests are provided with free Cable TV, Wi-Fi, alarm clock, and CD player. In addition, they can enjoy their own private patio complete with grill. Individualized continental breakfasts are provided daily including coffee and tea.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $70 - $90

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Desert, Downtown, Mountains, Ranch, Small town, Suburban


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 34 miles

Directions to property:

From Phoenix - Exit W Tangerine Rd and go Left, Turn left onto Oracle Rd, Turn right onto Saddle Brook, Turn right onto S Ridgeview Blvd, Turn right onto E Rolling Hills Dr, Turn left onto S Canada Del Oro Dr, Take the 1st right onto Santa Monica Trail

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biosphere2, Catalina Stat Park, Aravaipa Canyon, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Old Tucson Studios, AZ Sonora Desert Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Washer/dryer , Continental Breakfast, Toaster Oven, Large Hot Plate, Large Horse Arena, Private Patio with Grill

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Gun and Archery Range, Guided Trail Rides, Horse Back Riding Lessons, Natural Horsemanship Seminars, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 2 day



Jerry and Yvonne Kauffman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , 11 horses

About the innkeepers

Innkeepers enjoy ranch living and providing seminars on natural horsemanship, training horses, lessons, and guiding trail rides

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  • Time Served: as requested
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian