A comfortable bed and breakfast in Tucson,
offering a picturesque garden and stunning city views
After much Internet browsing about accommodations in Tucson, Arizona, I settled on a bed and breakfast just west of the downtown area. Bella Vista de Tucson Bed and Breakfast turned out to be a wonderful choice. Nestled on a hill overlooking downtown Tucson with views of the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains in the background, it had a quiet, residential feel and yet it was only a five minute drive to the centre of downtown Tucson.
The original adobe house had been added to and modified over the years. Today, there are two guest rooms at one end of the house, each having its own private entrance.
The room was comfortable and the location ideal, but what made this bed and breakfast stand out for me was the garden and the garden art work: tile work, mosaics, a bottle wall and folk art. A small amount of tile work was present when the current owners, Bob and Lynn Kerry, bought the house, but the majority are their creations.
A buffet breakfast, consisting of pastries, cheese, eggs, fruit, yogurt, bread and cereals, was served in the sun room. That was where we meet the couple staying in the other room. We had timed our visit to coincide with the Tucson Festival of Books. The other couple was in Tucson for the same event. They had attended the festival the previous year and stayed at Bella Vista de Tucson. They’d enjoyed both so much they returned.
Bella Vista de Tucson was a delightful place to stay and reasonably priced. It will be my first choice for any future visits to Tucson.
Update May 2016: It is possible this bed and breakfast is no longer in operation. The website no longer exists. The phone number I have on record is 520-792-1370.
*Note: This post was not sponsored. We paid the regular rate for our room.
This post is linked to Noel Morata’s Travel Photo Discovery.