The Big Blue House - Tucson Boutique Inn
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Welcome to Arizona's Second Largest City
Tucson's geography is a postcard image of cactus forests, rolling hills, and craggy mountains. National and State Parks and Forests ring the city. Tucson lies in the borderland, a region that blends the cultures of the United States and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers, and Anglo frontiersmen. The weather is mild nearly all the time, just right for all kinds of fun activities.
Downtown Tucson is the historic and cultural heart of the Old Pueblo, with ten nearby historic districts, the Arts District, professional theater, opera, ballet and symphony. Downtown's landmarks include the old Pima County Courthouse, St. Augustine Cathedral, the Charles O. Brown House, Hotel Congress, and two historic train depots. With unique shopping, great restaurants, vintage theaters, exciting nightlife, and eclectic architecture, Downtown has great places to explore and enjoy.
Tucson Area Attractions Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum In the heart of the Sonoran Desert: living exhibits include more than 1,300 types of plants, 300 kinds of animals. Biosphere 2 World's largest, glass-enclosed mini-world "Exploring Earth's Future." Guided "Under the Glass" tours. Bird Cage Theatre Preserved since 1881. Nationally known historic Old West landmark. Site of 16 gunfights, 26 killings, refrain of "Bird in a Gilded Cage" song. Colossal Cave Mountain Park On the National Historic Register, the 2,000-acre Park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Discover Tucson's legendary landmark of art and architecture created by Ted DeGrazia. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium "Star Theater" planetarium with fun and educational programs for all ages. International Wildlife Museum Featuring natural-history collections from around the world, hands-on exhibits, Wildlife Theater showing films hourly, Oasis Grille, and gift shop. Kartchner Caverns State Park The cave averages 68Â°F and 98% humidity year round. All cave trails are barrier-free. Kitt Peak National Observatory The world's largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert. Mission San Xavier del Bac Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S. Southwest of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Open year-round for skiing/skyride, unique gifts, homemade fudge and patio or fireside dining. O.K. Corral World-famous site of the 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. CorralÂ® in historic Tombstone. Daily live shootout reenactments with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday. Old Town Artisans/La Cocina Restaurant & Catering 1860s historic adobe. Largest collection of local/regional art, fine craft, with jewelry and Native American. Old Tucson Studios Old Tucson Studios is southern Arizona's premier outdoor entertainment venue with a full array of live shows, thrilling stunts, saloon musicals, stagecoach adventures and fun for the whole family. Pima Air & Space Museum Largest aviation and space museum west of the Rockies. See 250+ aircraft. Queen Mine Tours Tour an authentic turn-of-the-century underground mine. Slicker, hard hat and head lamp provided. Reid Park Zoo Over 500 animals from different continents in naturalistic settings. Sabino Canyon Tours, Inc. Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Saguaro National Patrk This unique desert is home to the most recognizable cactus in the world, the majestic saguaro, which grows only in the Sonoran Desert. The Fox Tucson Theatre The Fox Tucson Theatre, built in 1930 and recently restored and reopened, is a stunning Southwestern art deco movie palace. The Tombstone Epitaph Famous Old West newspaper office. Tour our 1880s newsroom and print shop. Titan Missile Museum Tours are offered of this actual missile site, the only one of 54 such silos preserved as a National Historic Landmark. Tohono Chul Park Tohono Chul Park is the Southwest's center where nature, art, and culture connect. Tombstone's Historama Authoritative account of Tombstone's history from Geronimo's Apaches to modern times, including O.K. Corral gunfight. Trail Dust Town Authentic Old West town featuring stunt shows, miniature train, vintage carousel, shops, more. Tucson Botanical Gardens An urban oasis of 5+ acres with 15 specialty gardens that surround visitors with beauty and inspiration. Tucson Children's Museum Southern Arizona's interactive museum for children. Explore ten exciting galleries of hands-on exhibits. Tucson Greyhound Park The "Home of Paw Pounding Action" six days a week for live greyhound racing.
A Unique, Upscale Tucson Bed and Breakfast.
University District Studio Suites.
The Big Blue House, Tucson bed & breakfast, is far more convenient and a better value than most any hotel in Central Tucson. Upscale extended-stay furnishings, great amenities, very private and the best location in Central Tucson.
Formerly Spacious Studio Apartments, now Daily and Extended Stay B&B Suites.
Ground floor rooms w/private exterior entrances from porch. Park your car directly in front of your room and walk to: 4th Avenue Shops, Restaurants, and Clubs. Easy walk to University Main Gate Square or The University of Arizona Stadium for Ball Games.
All new upscale furnishings and amenities. All rooms are Air Conditioned and have Ozone air purifiers. Free laundry facilities for extended stay guests. Expanded Continental Breakfast served to the privacy of your room. Each room has been lovingly restored saving the original maple floors and woodwork. All brand new furniture and fixtures in every room. One of the most unique and historic homes in Tucson. Built of solid Redwood and Maple by the master craftsmen of Tucson's Rondstadt Family in the summer of 1900 and owned by several important Tucson citizens over the years. Huge porch surrounding the house provides comfortable seating for relaxing.
All Guest rooms are on the ground floor and have an exterior private entrance and sitting porch. Perfectly located on the corner of 6th Avenue and University Boulevard. Previously Apartments for Grad Students, the rooms are large with either kitchens or kitchenettes. Kitchens in each room are stocked with your breakfast item requests. Unusual amenities include: Bottled hot and cold water dispenser in each room. Air Ozone Purifiers, LCD televisions w/cable, free wireless WiFi, and very upscale furnishings and decor.
Airport Transportation: Airport shuttle is available to our doorstep. The cost is about $20 each way through Arizona Shuttle.
Restaurants And Shopping: The 4th Avenue shops and restaurants are only 2 blocks away and once you have checked-in there is little use for a car.
What Our Guests Say...
This place is great! The room was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The couple who owns it is very friendly and I recommend staying here on your next trip to Tucson!
I stayed at the Big Blue House for one week while working in Tucson. It was lovely. Convenient neighborhood, full kitchen, friendly owners, privacy. The room was spacious and tastefully furnished. The flat screen TV and breakfast nook added quality and charm. A great find!!! Clean, private, charming.
The Big Blue House was certainly a pleasant surprise to this business traveler. The location is very convenient to all the shops and restaurants on 4th Avenue and still only seconds from the University of Arizona. The Innkeeper (Lea) is a professional and she provided us with every need including stocking our full-size kitchen with any item we requested. The coffee and teas were wonderful. In general we were impressed by the quality of the furnishings, service provided and the location and the value cannot be beat anywhere in Tucson.