Riders arrive near the old homestead for breakfast during a pancake breakfast trail ride at Tanque Verde Ranch.

You're getting ready to say 'I do' but can't get out of town for a honeymoon right away.

The thought of just going home kinda feels...well, lame.

How about a staycation honeymoon? You'll feel like you're away from home without all of the travel time and money.

Here are some ideas: 

Stay in a downtown Tucson bed and breakfast

The Royal Elizabeth Inn is a historic Victorian style house located on Scott Avenue, which if you've ever walked down Scott, you know it feels like you're not in Tucson. The B&B features gourmet meals, swimming, cozy fires and other amenities. Rates range from $169-$325.

Contact: Call 670-9022 or click here

Handout photo of a room in the Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn, Downtown Tucson.

Madera Canyon Bed and Breakfast

Madera Canyon is just 40 miles from Tucson making it a great escape from the city without having to go far. The Chuparosa Bed & Breakfast is a perfect honeymoon retreat for nature lovers and anyone who loves a great view. Rates start at $175 per night.

Contact: Call 393-7370 or click here

The Chuparosa Inn Bed and Breakfast is in Madera Canyon. 

Go glamping in Oracle

You know, glamour camping. So, you can get the camping experience, but without sleeping on the ground.

You'll enjoy glamping in a retro-inspired camper under giant oak trees on a small farm in Oracle. The camper has a full size bed, dinette table, kitchen and dishes. You can feel free to visit the farm animals, walk along the nature trails and wander the two acre property. For an extra fee, you can book an art lesson with the host. 

Rates are $70 per night. 

Contact: Click here

Spend the weekend on the mountain

It's amazing that in 26 miles you can go from hot desert to cool forest. It makes for a nice romantic getaway that feels like you're farther out of town than you really are. So why not rent a cabin?

Mt. Lemmon Cabin Rentals has four cabins to chose from with prices ranging from $135 to $180 per night, depending on time of year. 

Contact: Call 576-1455 or click here

This mountain stream along the Marshall Gulch Trail is just one of the many spots on Mount Lemmon that draw people for many reasons, including tall pines and recreation.

Have a dude ranch experience

Take Speedway east until it ends and you'll find Tanque Verde Ranch. Here you'll enjoy beautiful scenery and experience a real old-time ranch. There are horses, a pool and spa, trails, a fishing hole, planned activities and more. 

Book the all-inclusive package which includes three meals a day, breakfast rides, cowboy cookouts with entertainment, horseback lessons, mountain biking, fishing, wellness activities, arts, evening activities and more. Rates for this getaway start at $409 per night. 

Go here for more info.

The front lawn at Tanque Verde Ranch.


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