Guest Reviews


Nice Stop in the Desert!   ---   4/24/13

We enjoyed staying for two nights in this old desert inn. We had the Evangeline/Fernando
suite and really liked that we each had our own bathrooms. How often to you get that
luxury?! Both bathrooms are clean and nicely appointed with small side tables, handy
for laying your brushes, toiletries. Hot water was instant and constant. Lights by the very
comfortable king bed were bright enough to do some reading, not like the weak lighting
found in many B&Bs. The Evangeline suite opens out to a plain little private courtyard
with a couple of chairs and chaise longues. There is some road noise from the highway,
but it died down significantly after dark, so we were able to leave the bathroom windows
open for ventilation. The main courtyard is just beautiful. Continental breakfast was
plenty for us--we eat light in the mornings and didn't want a big presentation. The inn-
keeper is nice and professional as mentioned in other reviews. That didn't bother me
since I really didn't want to be chatted up. She strikes me as a no-nonsense person
(think Barbara Stanwyck :), but I think you want that when you're out in the middle
of nowhere, not too many miles from a prison. Can't say enough about the beautiful
desert setting: the cacti, the birds, the smell of the creosote bushes. We didn't use
the pool or spa because we were too tired--there was some leaf litter in the pool, just a
small amount not unlike you might encounter in your own backyard pool. It wouldn't
have deterred me from a swim had I wanted to do so. I don't know why people have
complained about the RV park next door. That's what Phoenix and area is all about--
snowbirds coming down for the winter. Didn't bother us at all. So if you want solitude
and something different from the big city, this place is it! I felt like I had gone back in
time to an old hacienda. The historic part of Florence is charming, everyone we met
was friendly.


We Found Our Paradise!   ---   3/31/13

My husband and I have been searching for a SW Paradise for several years and we
finally found it!! The beauty, nature, and peacefulness we discovered at the Rancho
Sonora compares only to that of a beach house on the north shore of Oahu, HI. We
stayed in the Ilsa Casita. The furnishings were beautiful & comfortable, and the
setting was next to perfect. Hummingbirds regularly visited the orange blossoms out-
side our bedroom along with many other beautiful birds. The grounds are landscaped
in true SW form, full of a large spectrum of cacti, along with palm trees scattered
around the pool area. There are so many things to see nearby as well as nature
activities and an assortment of restaurants. Next year we plan to stay for 2 weeks!
Thank you Linda for offering so much at your Inn!

Want Solitude?  This is the place!   ---   3/14/13

We stayed for a week in early/mid March, weather was fantastic! Room are very
clean, everything you need is here! We stayed in one of the rooms on the end and
it is beautiful. Breakfast was simple yet filling, coffee had to be brewed by Linda
again though. She does shut down breakfast before 10 and locks the door if she
thinks you are done having coffee which I did not like. Linda could have been
more available to us a couple times but I guess we figured things out on our own.
Pool is nice and we had it to ourselves two days in a row! Like our own private villa!
We will definitely stay here again!!


Right Place for a Special Time!   ---   2/15/13

My work pace is such that get-away time is a precious commodity. The Juanita
casita at The Inn at Rancho Sonora proved to be the ideal place for my bride of
36 years and I to pause, to savor the southwest beauty with open space, slowed
cadence, and abundant wildlife. The grounds are spectacular in both natural
beauty typical of the Sonoran cacti (largest saguaro cacti we've ever seen) as
well as the owner-deployed (Linda) accents of Southwest art. It's clear that 20
years' of attention by Linda has enhanced this setting where the inspiring
Superstition Mountains to the north are positioned to draw one's imagination of
long-ago rugged "holy places" to the native peoples. Tranquility drapes the
property; the mourning of the doves, the cries of the quail, the soaring hawks,
all provide drama to the fragrant creosote and Palo Verde landscape.

Who Knew!   ---   12/1/12

I drove by this place for years and never realized it was here. What a charming,
quite and quaint place, so glad I finally found it! It's set back a little off the road
which makes a great place for rendezvous :) Wonderful and very
accommodating staff.


Great Little Oasis in the Desert   ---   10/22/12

We were flying out of Phoenix the next day and looking for somewhere convenient
for our last night in the USA after a long road trip. Luckily for us Globe was
booked up for a conference so we cast our net a little wider and came up with a
real pearl of a place. It is an RV camp as well as having rooms around a small
courtyard and a few shaded cabins, however the landscaping and wonderful
stands of exotic cactus give a feel of exclusivity. Our cabin (Ilsa) was right
next to the pool area which felt wonderfully secluded and private. Inside the
decor and cleanliness were first rate. You will probably want to make your own
dinner in the well-appointed kitchenette as there's not a restaurant nearby. Then
sit on your porch with a cold drink and toast the USA and the Rancho Sonora!!

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