Welcome to the Premier Tucson Inns at El Rancho Merlita
Where New West Style meets Old West Hospitality
Visit a quieter time and place…
Explore the history of this exceptional property and its transformation from Merle Norman’s 1950’s ranch retreat to an intimate vacation destination.
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Begin the day at this Tucson, Arizona inn with a piping hot mug of our signature El Rancho Merlita coffee blend – roasted in Tucson and ground fresh daily. Our hearty and varied breakfast menus are inspired by the rich culinary heritage of our region and Southern Arizona’s many artisan food crafters. Cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding couture. Soak in the whirlpool as you watch the moon rise, or challenge a companion to a game of table tennis or horseshoes. Grab a book or a movie from our extensive Western collection. Schedule a yoga session or a massage in our private studio, a short stroll away through our desert meditation gardens. Or simply relax at the Ranch House under deep shaded porches with panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains. This is one of the best inns in Tucson, AZ.