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Old Fashioned Christmas

December 15th, 2011 by Betty Ross

Christmas at Desert Dove an Inn-spiration

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Father Time greets you as you enter the Inn.  Betty’s creation, hand made from old quilt pieces.
In the great room stands a 10 ft. Christmas tree adorned with more than 2000 lights decorated with red beaded apples, white poinsettias, white pearl grape clusters, white doves, red cardinals and silver balls of garland. It’s not hard to like Christmas trees. They’re pretty. They sparkle.

In the guest entry hall a Western Cowboy Santa along with his helpful Elves greets guests coming and going!

At our Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast, we like to use our collectibles along with Christmas decorations, giving the Inn a very homespun feel. The antique toys and dolls we have in our collection add to the magic and fun of the season.

The antique sideboard, a treasure from Betty’s grandmother, has seen many a Christmas.

The parlor has a circa 1910 upright piano for those who wish to play some Christmas music. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write ……..”
Although Tucson traditionally would not have a white Christmas, it has even snowed on a few.  If you wish for some snow you only have to drive 45 minutes to Mt. Lemmon. The Catalina Mountains tops are white with snow.

On the antique cookstove simmers the teapot ready for hot chocolate or spice tea. Home made treats are always available. Plan a romantic getaway this Holiday Season with a stay at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.

Come fly away! Enjoy! Relax! and Reminisce!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saguaro National Park East

November 22nd, 2011 by Betty Ross

Visiting Saguaro National ParkSagauro Desert

We are within walking distance of Saguaro National Park East! A walking path from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast will take you directly to the Park. You may wish an early morning walk to the park before you enjoy a scrumptious homemade breakfast.

There is a 1/4-mile paved Desert Ecology Trail, located along Cactus Forest Drive. Short hikes will introduce you to the plant and animal life of the Sonoran Desert.

Many other trails along the scenic 8 mile drive are suitable for short hikes into the pristine desert environment. There are some 128 miles of trails wind through the desert and mountain country of Saguaro East. Saguaro East, also called Rincon Mountain District, encompasses an aging saguaro forest at the foot of the majestic Rincon Mountains, as well as an exceptional variety of other desert plants. The Park has a picnic area for your usage. We have trail maps available and you may, also, stop by the visitor center for all the information about the Park. The park is open daily.

Daily Programs
A Home in the Desert – 15-minute orientation program shown daily on the hour and half-hour in the auditorium. Learn about the resources that Saguaro National Park protects.

Sentinel of the Desert – a 53 minute video shown daily at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

Saguaro East Programs Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center (Saguaro East). Schedules are subject to change. Check at the Visitor’s Center for current schedules, or call (520) 733-5153. 3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson.

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