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January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

ms Old Town Artisans  4th Saturday Courtyard Artisans Fair
Where:     Old Town Artisans
When:    Saturday, October 27th  10AM – 5:30PM

Join us in the beautiful Courtyard at Old Town Artisans for our new series of Local Author book signings and Artist demonstrations.  The Courtyard Artisans Fair will feature local artists and craftspeople showcasing their work throughout the day.
11:00AM   Tucson author Janet Taylor will present her new book, The Green Southwest Cookbook, and be available for signings afterwards.  Janet’s beautifully photographed new book emphasizes supporting local agriculture and the use of fresh and healthy seasonal ingredients with Southwest flavors.
12:00Noon   Tucson potter Galen Miller will demonstrate throwing pottery on the wheel throughout the afternoon.    Come watch the master of the mini pots work his magic!
Salsas Rangel will offer tastings of their delicious line of locally made all natural salsas throughout the day.

Dillinger Days

January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

January 19, 2013
Address: 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 800.722.8848 (Hotel Congress)

Hotel Congress and the Historic Train Depot look back at 1934 with re-enactments of the Dillinger gang’s exploits in Tucson, including guided tours of the historic Hotel Congress. Dillinger Days returns to downtown Tucson Saturday, January 19, 2013 in celebration of the capture of John Dillinger’s notorious gang. In January 1934, the Tucson Police Department, with help from the Tucson Fire Department, were able to do what countless law enforcement agencies around the country had been unable to do—capture the notorious Public Enemy #1 and his gang, and they did so without firing a shot!  Dillinger Days, one of Tucson’s most entertaining annual celebrations, provides a fun way to honor this unique bit of Tucson history, celebrate a nostalgic era, and honor the brave men and women who protect our city on a daily basis.

Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast will be participating in that event.  Harvey will be taking his 1929 Model A Ford car down town to be in the car show.

Romancing the Stones

January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

January 30 – February 17, 2013
For two weeks every winter, the world meets in Tucson as it becomes a bustling, international marketplace of buyers and sellers at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
The Tucson Gem Show is much more than a single event at one location. Rather, there are thousands of participants and attendees at more than 40 sites around town. Dozens of shows take place at the same time – in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls.
There’s something for everyone at the many open-to-the-public shows – from gold and diamonds to granite bookends and glass beads, and from fine specimens of dinosaur fossils to opals dug from the Australian Outback.
While you’re downtown  you may wish to pay a visit to the Arizona Geological Survey Map & Bookstore at 416 W. Congress St. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the shop is a repository of all things related to the state’s geology. That includes more than 2,000 maps, along with trail guides, and a variety of books of local interest .

The Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast guests have returned many times to enjoy this wonderful event in Tucson, AZ. They also get to enjoy the great weather and many fine restaurants Tucson has to offer.

A favorite dining place is the El Charro


National Oatmeal Month

January 7th, 2012 by Betty Ross

I want to take a moment and share some great news with you. Your inn was featured in the BnBFinder.com blog on January 06, 2011.  Below to see the article that includes the mention of your inn:

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Oats!
There’s something about waking up to the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves wafting through the house on a cold winter morning that makes getting up so much easier. You know a hearty bowl of delicious oatmeal topped with apples, cranberries and walnuts is just waiting to warm you up. But, cooking the ground oats into a porridge-style treat isn’t the only way to enjoy it. In fact, the question really should be, “What can’t you do with oatmeal?” Now is the time to find out.

Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast, Tucson, AZ
Take out your steel-cut, crushed or rolled oats and head for the kitchen because January is National Oatmeal Month. If you always sit down with a tried-and-true (but oh-so-tasty) bowl of oatmeal in the morning, try something new. But, maybe you don’t know where to start. That’s okay – let the innkeepers lead the way!
Grease up your baking pan, pre-heat the oven and try The Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast’s recipe for Baked Oatmeal Delight. The Tucson, AZ, inn suggests a side of fresh fruit and a scoop of vanilla yogurt on the side for a healthy measure.

You will find this Baked Oatmeal recipe in my recipe blog.

Thanks BNBFinder

How Bed & Breakfast Owners Use Collecting to Decorate

November 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

 The Inns & Outs of Collecting
How Bed & Breakfast Owners Use Collections to Decorate
by Sherry White

Located in Tucson, Arizona on four acres, the Desert Dove is nestled in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains near Saguaro National Park East. You will feel right at home in this natural sun-baked adobe bed and breakfast. Its great porches, polished colored concrete floors and open trusses in the great room along with the antiques and collectibles, gives this bed and breakfast its unique ambiance. A wood-burning antique cookstove in the delightful country kitchen invites guests to a scrumptious homemade breakfast. Awake to the sounds of the desert birds and wildlife.  The Desert Dove offers beautiful scenic mountain views, hiking, biking trails, horseback riding and bird watching all nearby.
Desert Dove has two spacious guest-rooms with a private entrance and private bathrooms. Both rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and collectibles. The Ross’s have been collecting for thirty plus years. Their collection consists of antique toys, doll, hats, quilts, granite ware, and pottery. They love their collections and wanted to share them with others. It has been a dream of Harvey and Betty to open a bed and breakfast. When they found acreage near the Saguaro National Park East, they decided it was the place to build. Their son is an architect and designed the bed and breakfast for the couple, and they did the general contracting themselves. It was quite a learning experience for the Ross’s, but their dream has come true.
The Watt Pottery they use in the decorating was owned and operated by the Watt family. In July 1922, the Watt Pottery was incorporated in Crooksville, Ohio. Through the 1902’s and early 1930’a the Watt Pottery manufactured stoneware crocks, butter churns, preserve jars and jugs. The Watt Pottery dropped its stoneware line in 1935. They chose instead to produce a more modern ovenware made of lightweight clay. This gave the kitchenware the necessary resilience to go from the icebox to the oven. In 1949 the Watt Pottery began hand decorating its wares with simple patterns found in nature using as few brush strokes as possible to allow low production costs. The hand-decorated patterns most sought after by today’s collectors are Starflower, Apple, Cherry, Silhouette ,Rooster, Dutch Tulip, American Red Bud, (Tear Drop),
Morning Glory, Autumn Foliage, Double Apple and Tulip. The company remained in business until a fire halted production in 1965.
Photo’s of just a few examples of displaying their Wall Pottery

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 &

Desert Dove B&B Featured in National Magazine!

September 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

We’re proud to announce that Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast has been featured in Small Gardens Magazine. We’re featured among 4 other “Must-see B&B Gardens”. Enjoy an portion of the article:

“Nestled on four acres in the foodhills of the Rincon Mountains, Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast is a true desert garden. Wildflowers and cacti grow wild throughout the property. A “living fence of Ocotilla cactus surrounds the inn’s maintained sitting gardens. Radiant during winter months, Desert Dove has been recognized for its gardens by readers of Arrington’s Bed and Breakfast Journal.”