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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

March 20th, 2013 by Betty Ross

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Colossal Cave is about a 10 mile drive from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast. A scenic drive with great views. More then just the cave. The La Posta Quemada Ranch Museum 

The Ranch Headquarters House on La Posta Quemada Ranch was built by John S. Sullivan in 1967 (the original adobe Ranch house burned to the ground in 1965). Today it houses a museum with two focuses: the human history and the natural history—specifically that of caves—of Colossal Cave Mountain Park and the Cienega Corridor region.

CCC Camp  (WW II era) Civilian Conservation Corps.  The CCC was created in 1933 “for the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes.”One of the most successful New Deal programs of the Great Depression, it existed less than ten years, but left a legacy of strong, handsome roads, bridges, and buildings throughout the United States.

You can enjoy some hiking, picnicking, horseback riding!

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A Perfect Winter Getaway

November 4th, 2011 by Betty Ross

Sunset Desert Dove Bed and BreakfastBed and Breakfast Visits:  A Perfect Winter Getaway
The holidays are usually a time when we like to be in the comfort of our homes or another family member’s home, however this isn’t always the case. Some years, a family or couple simply prefers to spend one of their holidays relaxing and taking in something different, instead of some of the usual traditions that are staples of the season. For local residents, staying in a bed and breakfast to relax could be perfect getaway.
With the temperatures cooling down and the celebration of Thanksgiving coming up this November, a stay at a bed and breakfast would be perfect. Instead of worrying about food preparation in your Tucson home, the short trip to a local bed and breakfast will allow the serving of some delicious and fresh breakfast dishes during the holidays. The prepared food will range from an assortment of fall-inspired breakfast items, including pumpkin mousse and a variety of muffins and toast, among other dishes.
A short trip in the Tucson area, the Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast will be a great haven to families trying to get away from some of the hectic times of the holidays. One of the great features of the Desert Dove is the fact that there are some great attractions and activities within distance of the property. The Colossal Cave Mountain Park will be home to some great events this November and December for visitors interested in taking part in some activities and relaxation at the Desert Dove.
On Sunday November 6, TheColossal Cave Mountain Park will play host to a “Landscaping for Wildlife and Sustainability” event. This program will include a presentation from a key member of the Tucson Audubon Society. The event will be highlighted by step by step information on how to work on, create and maintain a vivid desert.
The park will also be home to an event entitled “Traditional Tales from a Master Storyteller” on Sunday, November 6. Marc Severson, an archaeology expert, will present some great holiday and Native American tales at both 2pm and 3:15pm. Besides these great events this winter, the Colossal Cave Mountain Park will also host their usual ladder tours, wild cave tours and stagecoach rides. With a mixture of interesting wildlife and events, the park makes the perfect relaxing attraction for the holiday season.
With a great combination of both relaxation and local activities, the Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast could be perfect for a stress free holiday weekend or visit. Instead of staying at home and experiencing some of the stressors that can sometimes hinder the holiday season, taking a departure from the common holiday activities and visiting a bed and breakfast could be the perfect winter getaway.

Written by Meghan Preston

 

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