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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


Tucson Birds

October 4th, 2011 by Betty Ross

Although Tucson is bordered by outstanding natural areas such as Saguaro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, you need not leave the city to see a variety of typical desert birds. 
  Here at Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast you will see these beautiful cardinals. They are at the feeder every morning and throughout the day. The blaze of red color is a wonderful contrast to the sage green of the desert. Check out our birds photo gallery page to see many more desert bird. The photos were taken by John & Maggie Turner while staying at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.

Below is a list of birds seen by our guests while at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast:

Gambel Quail, White-winged Dove, Morning Dove, Inca Dove, Roadrunner, Say’s Phoebe, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird, Flicker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Gila Woodpecker, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Cactus Wren, Curved Bill Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla , Lucy’s Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pyrrhuloxia, Northern Cardinal, Chipping Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Hooded Oriole, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Goldfinch, House Finch, Cooper’s Hawk, Elf Owl, Great Horned Owl and the Brown Bat, to name a few.

We have 4 acres to roam about and two garden areas for bird watching. Or you may wish to enjoy your morning coffee under the covered porch close to the hummingbird feeders.



Treasures of Arizona book features Desert Dove

September 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast as featured in Treasures of Arizona, page 31.

Breakfast.“Take a step back in time to the Old West with a relaxing stay at the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast, where innkeepers Harvey and Betty Rose dedicate themselves to the ultimate comfort of their guests. Housed in an authentic Territorial adobe home, this inviting bed and breakfast offers a glimpse of the Southwest’s pioneer days while keeping you firmly in the lap of luxury with modern amenities and comforts, such as wireless Internet, a hydrotherapy spa and delicious gourmet breakfasts and treats. The Desert Dove has two spacious guest rooms, each with its own entrance and bath. The Rosses are avid collectors and have lovingly furnished the inn with antique and period furnishings, along with wonderful collections of dolls, vintage toys and quilts. In the morning, savory scents lure guests to the kitchen, where Betty,a culinary artist of some renown, treats them to a scrumptious breakfast. A 1927 wood-burning cook stove dominates on corner of the inviting country kitchen, while Betty turns out homemade muffins or sensational Southwest-style frittatas with fresh salsa for your dining pleasure. Visitors here release favorable reports to Arrington’s Inn Traveler, which has honored the Desert Dove on several occasions, including a second place for customer service. Desert Dove is just a short walk from Saguaro National Park East and convenient to numerous Arizona attractions, including Desert Museum and Colossal Cave. Experience serene comfort in the desert with a stay at Desert Dove Bed &