Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast

3380 East Lockett Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Innkeeper(s): Richard & Michael
  • Introduction

    Relax, Refresh & Renew At Starlight Pines Bed & Breakfast, A Flagstaff AZ Bed & Breakfast! 

    Slip out of your normal routine and escape to the mountains, to the pine-scented air and the cool starry nights and stay at Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast in Flagstaff. 4 guest rooms, each with private baths with luxurious claw-foot bathtubs to choose from. Stunning views of Mount Elden from the Lily Room’s private balcony, with telescope! During the winter, consider our Dragonfly Room which has a wood-burning fireplace – (the only one in Flagstaff!!)

    Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast offers lodging accommodations for romantic getaways and vacations near the Grand Canyon (75 miles) and Sedona (28 miles).

    Starlight Buzz

    • 2010 & 2011 Arizona Pride Guide – Best Northern Arizona Accommodations!
    • Phoenix Magazine – 2009 Arizona Travel Guide – Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast has been added to the Flagstaff Must-Do-List!
    • Starlight Pines B/B rated a top 10 ARIZONA Bed and Breakfast in Phoenix Magazine
    • Starlight makes national on-line hospitality industry magazine! 
    • Out Magazine Includes Starlight Pines!
    • Out Magazine, Mathew, did a wonderful article on The Grand Canyon and the State of Arizona as a whole! We believe he stayed with us and included (without mention of our names) us in paragraph 4 of the first page of his on-line article…Mathew never told us who he worked for either! How sly! Then he mentions and includes a hyperlink, to our B/B only, in the below link - along with our 2 sister Inns!
    • Out Traveler
    • Las Vegas paper includes Starlight Pines!
    • Intimate Getaways: Home Away From Home
    • Charming bed-and-breakfasts offer travelers more personalized experience.
    • Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast is proud of the recognition as a top Bed and Breakfast both locally and nationally. On this page you will be able to read about the recognition yourself.
    • 2007 "Editor's Pick"
    • Rand McNally has picked Starlight Pines Bed & Breakfast as “Editor’s Pick” for 2007. Starlight Pines is the only bed and breakfast chosen from the entire State of Arizona! Recommended by Fodor's and Frommer's

    Romantic Wrap-Around Porch


    You'll love the old-fashioned romance of the antique-filled rooms, Tiffany lamps, complimentary beverages, the full gourmet breakfast and the friendliness of your hosts, Richard Svendsen & Michael Ruiz, and their special Shih Tzu friends, Moo Shu and Taz. This charming Flagstaff Bed and Breakfast is acclaimed as Flagstaff's most romantic inn. Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast, A Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon Bed & Breakfast! Your perfect alternative to a local Flagstaff hotel!



    The Victorian style house boasts broad, oak-plank floors throughout; our rooms are outfitted with antiques gathered from across the Southwest, Tiffany lamps, 14-foot ceilings, picture railings and two wood-burning fireplaces. Our fabulous 70 foot wrap-around porch with swing is also very inviting during the Spring, Summer and Fall. From our Lily rooms private balcony, you have a stunning view of Mt. Elden (9300 feet/2600 meters). A view no other bed and breakfast can boast about! You'll enjoy gourmet breakfasts served with the flair of a fine Sunday dinner in the bright and airy breakfast room. The details of old fashioned romance are also prevalent throughout, from no TV’s, bubble bath for your claw foot bathtub and fresh flowers in your room!
    Imagine staying in a grand Victorian style home, Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast, a Flagstaff Bed & Breakfast nestled among the pines at the foot of Mt. Elden, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Starlight Pines is a perfect choice for your Flagstaff or Grand Canyon honeymoon, birthday, anniversary or a gift certificate for someone special.

    We are centrally located to visit all Northern Arizona has to offer while also being just a 5-10 minute ride to the center of Historic Downtown Flagstaff!

    Recommended by Lonely Planet, DK Guides, Moon, Rand McNally, Fodor's, Frommer's and many more local and International travel books!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Richard & Michael for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Many reasons: Grand Canyon, our Grand Victorian B&B itself, our gourmet breakfasts to name a few.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Superior hospitality, I spend 5 minutes or hours with each guest. Making folks feel right at home. We are gay owned and operated. I love ALWAYS getting the WOW factor when people walk in the door and see their room. Dragonfly has wood burning fireplace (only one in Flagstaff) and Lily has private balcony with stunning view of Mt Elden at 9300 feet. (so close, it seems you can throw a rock at it!)

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Grand Canyon or to escape the 120 degrees down in Phoenix!!

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Everyone just loves the B&B and say that I add to the special charm to the Inn. They say they can TELL I pour my heart and soul into SLPines

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Starlight Pines B&B itself, of course!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    1 day for Grand Canyon, 1 day for Sedona and 2 days in and around Flagstaff for all the attractions and national monuments here.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Bushmaster Park and a trail to begin hiking Mt. Elden, Flagstaff bus line 1 block away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Josephine’s, Cottage Place, Brix & Pasto

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4, all with private baths which include either a tub and shower combination or separate tub/shower.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do accept pets on a limited and case by case basis. Inquire.


  • Guest Rooms


    Choose from four distinctive guest rooms (Dragonfly, Lily, Art Deco, and Peacock) each with private bath and its own unique personality. Breakfast in "your" room is available for an additional charge. For those traveling on business, we do have wireless Internet throughout our bed and breakfast!

  • Flagstaff Arizona Attractions

    While in Flagstaff, be sure to visit our historic downtown, hike our numerous trails, and just enjoy our small town hospitality. You may also want to visit:

    • Lowell Observatory - History and stargazing meet on the 108-year-old Mars Hill campus where Pluto was discovered. Visit the wonderful interactive exhibit hall, or attend an evening program with telescope viewing and a discussion of the night sky. 
    • Riordan Mansion - Built in 1904 for two prominent Flagstaff families, the Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The rustic Arts and Crafts style mansion has forty rooms (plus servant's quarters), and features an exceptional collection of Craftsman furnishings with appointments by Edison, Stickley, Ellis, and Steinway. 
    • Grand Canyon - One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is simply spectacular. Incomparable vistas, unparalleled hiking, remarkable architecture, amazing wildlife, extraordinary history...what more can we say? 
    • Jerome, Arizona - From a boomtown, to a ghost town, to a lively artisans and writers community, Jerome has seen it all. It's a breathtaking drive to this old mining town, which clings precariously to the side of a mountain. Explore its history while enjoying its rebirth as an artist colony. 
    • Museum of Northern Arizona - Visitors to this beautifully forested campus can view exhibits relating to anthropology, biology, geology, and fine art of the Colorado plateau. A dynamic intergenerational community as well as a museum, the campus includes a charter high school; a senior living community, a residential field camp for Native American interns, a single family residential community; and an historic retreat center. 
    • Lake Powell - Lake Powell-America's favorite houseboating destination-is like no other place on earth. Lake Powell has spectacular red rock towers, brilliant blue-green water perfect for fishing and boating. 
    • Walnut Canyon, Wupatki, Montezuma's Castle
    • These little-known National Monuments may be the best-kept secret in Northern Arizona. All of them feature ancient Native Americans ruins in breathtaking natural settings. Take your pick (and miss the crowds!)
    • Wupatki National Monument
    • Walnut Canyon 
    • Montezuma's Castle 


    A short drive down a beautiful canyon road lies Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, home to towering red rocks, multicolored canyons, and Slide Rock, a slick natural water chute. 
    The San Francisco Peaks, remnants of an ancient volcano, feature Arizona's highest elevation, Humphreys Peak, which offers hikers a magnificent challenge! The Arizona Snowbowl offers 2,300 feet of vertical drop and 32 trails for all levels of skiers and snow-boarders and, during summer, the Scenic Sky ride up to 11,500 feet and breathtaking views for all. The Peaks are 20 minutes from Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast’s driveway! 

    For more information and links to all of these attractions, please visit

  • Meet The Innkeepers

    Your Innkeepers Richard and Michael moved from a suburb of Chicago to run the Flagstaff Bed and Breakfast in April 2004 with help from their buddies, Taz, Mooshu and Baxter!

    Richard is currently the President of the Northern Arizona Bed & Breakfast Association. Richard has also been on the board of directors to the State of Arizonas bed and breakfasts Association, The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association In February 2008, Richard, co-founded a new non-profit here in Flagstaff, PEAKS Pride, . He currently serves as President. This is a volunteer community service organization.

    We also want to thank Robyn, Marti, Cathy, Parker & Karen for their help as part time staff during our busy season – March through October!

  • How To Find Us

    From the West (Las Vegas, Los Angeles)

    • Traveling on I-40 East bound
    • Take Exit 201; turn left at the top of Exit 201 and stay in left hand lane
    • The overpass will take you to a stoplight which is Route 89/180/Business 40 (Road “T’s”)
    • Follow signs to FLAGSTAFF – by making a left at the T
    • Go to 2nd stoplight and turn right onto Fanning Drive
    • Go to the stop sign and turn left on Lockett Road
    • Go 1 block, Starlight Pines is on the right hand side

    From the East (Albuquerque)

    • Traveling on I-40 West bound. Take Exit 201, turn right at top of Exit 201 and immediately move to the left hand lane
    • The overpass will take you to a stoplight which is Route 89/180/Business 40 (Road “T’s”)
    • Follow signs to FLAGSTAFF by making a left turn at the T
    • Go to 2nd stoplight and turn right onto Fanning Drive
    • Go to the stop sign and turn left on Lockett Road
    • Go 1 block, Starlight Pines is on the right hand side

    From the South (Phoenix)

    • Traveling on I-17N; before entering Flagstaff take the I-40 East Exit to Albuquerque (Winslow)
    • Go 5 miles and take Exit 201; turn left at the top of the exit
    • The overpass will take you to a stoplight which is Route 89/180/Business 40 (Road “T’s”)
    • Follow signs to FLAGSTAFF – by making a left at the T
    • Go to 2nd stoplight and turn right onto Fanning Drive
    • Go to the stop sign and turn left on Lockett Road
    • Go 1 block, Starlight Pines is on the right hand side

    From the North (The Grand Canyon) Hwy. 180

    • Traveling on Highway 180
    • Upon entering the outskirts of Flagstaff, turn left on Forest Avenue (Chevron Gas Station on corner), stay in left hand lane
    • Forest Avenue turns into Cedar Avenue, which turns into Lockett Rd
    • You will be traveling about 3 miles and we are located on the left side of the road, just past Thomas Elementary School

    From the North (The Grand Canyon) Hwy. 89

    • Traveling on Highway 89
    • Enter Flagstaff, continue pass the Flagstaff Mall, go under the overpass, about 5 blocks, and turn right at Fanning Drive
    • Go two short blocks to the stop sign and turn left onto Lockett Road
    • Starlight Pines is 1 block down Lockett on the right hand side