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1878 Historic Mansion in Downtown Tucson Arizona

Downtown, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Estate4700 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps18
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum StayNone

Historic Mansion In Downtown Tucson, #4 in the country by USA Today

Historic mansion, with 7 bedroom suites with private baths, including 4 w/ private entrances. One of the most famous houses in the country as noted in the Wall Street Journal, Sunset Magazine, USA Today, and many other newspapers and magazines. Your first visit to The Blenman House will be truly memorable. Constructed in 1878, the Blenman House (as is listed on the Historic Register) is thought to be the only known example in the world of a San Francisco Victorian home built in Territorial-style of adobe mud. Restored to its original glory, it will take your breath away when you walk inside. Some of our suites are very large, ranging from 450 sq. ft. to 650 sq. ft. All suites have queen beds and private baths; in addition, two of the suites have additional beds. All suites are equipped with a television with advanced digital cable (inc. all movie channels), DVD players, white noise machines, safes, and mini refrigerators. The house has free WiFi , among many other amenities Three suites have direct access to a private garden with a pool and hot tub. We are located downtown 1 block from the TCC (convention center) and walking distance to the street car, parks, many restaurants, the courthouses, museums, galleries, music venues, etc! Check out our seasonal rates for the summer months, as low as $850/night! Please send inquiry for availability, as calendar is not updated due to use of other booking engines. Property is also run as an Inn (when whole house not rented), if you are interested in staying in a single suite.

Property Manager

BJ Gibbons

Member Since 2011
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within a few hours
english, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About BJ Gibbons

We pride ourselves in our sharp attention to detail, our priority of maintaining clean, beautiful and peaceful surroundings and our thoughtfully-prepared and beautifully-appointed suites. These cornerstones will mark the foundation of your guest experience with us and, along with many other quality touches you’ll notice, will raise your standard for overnight accommodations.

BJ Gibbons purchased this Estate in 2010

Why BJ Gibbons chose Downtown

There's nothing close to this calliber of this property in the area. Along with the setting of one of the most historic homes in the city, the private pool, and proximity to the daily downtown activities and sights, the Blenman House serves as a great jump off point for Tucson culture!

What makes this Estate unique

A rare example of a San Fransisco Victorian interior meeting a Spanish colonial-style Adobe foundation, The Blenman House served as a post Cival War home for 4 generations before opening to the public as a Bed and Breakfast in 1999. Now rented out as a full-house rental, many guests who stay don't even need a car (although we have free parking) as there is so much to do within walking distance!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        2 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 7
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (7) Each room has at least one queen size bed. Two suites also have Twin/Single Beds, perfect for a 3rd guest. We also have pack-n-play's available upon request at no add'l charge.


      • 7 Bathrooms
        • Each bedroom has a full bathroom with either a walk-in shower, or a bath/shower combo.

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            In the heart of downtown Tucson, 2 short blocks to two street car depots, and walking distance to all downtown restaurants and art/music venues. .
          • Mountain View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Gas Fireplace
                    (2) Get cozy in our main parlour or enjoy a private fireplace in the Ryan Patrick suite
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                    Parking permits are included each night of your stay. Parking is about 100 feet from the front gate of the Inn
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                        There are individual mini-fridges in each room
                      • Shared Kitchen
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Room
                          • comfy seating for 12 people


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                (6) Hundreds of channels from Direct TV
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                              • VCR


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • alternative lifestyle
                                      • wheelchair accessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Private Pool
                                          • Shared Hot Tub
                                          • jetted tub
                                            Featured in our 'honeymoon' suite, the Nicole Elizabeth


                                              • museums
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            4 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Large historic mansion with exquisite furnishings

                                                            Chuck P.

                                                            Beautiful old home in an excellent location in downtown Tucson. All kinds of eating and entertainment establishments within walking distance. The home itself was beautiful, with swimming pool and hot tub immaculately clean

                                                            Family reunion

                                                            Margaret P.United States

                                                            Our family of 13 were very comfortable in this beautiful house. It was very convenient to downtown which was within walking distance. Children enjoyed the pool even in December and everyone appreciated the spa after a day of hiking or biking. Be sure you I know the difference Bremen renting the house as an inn and renting as a B and B.

                                                            Amazing stay

                                                            Jay J.

                                                            We couldn't have been happier with this house. We had 11 family members together for a long weekend in Tucson and this house was the perfect gathering place. Huge, beautiful, comfortable and the perfect location. We could walk to many good restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The pool and hot tub was a great place for everyone to hang out. We loved it!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you Jay! We hope welcome you back in the future!

                                                            Royal Elizabeth stay was wonderful

                                                            Dalene S.

                                                            Clean, well - managed, very relaxing. Beautiful property!


                                                            Downtown, Tucson, AZ, USA

                                                            Located right in Downtown Tucson and walking distance to the street car and many of the city's finest restaurants, museums, art galleries, theaters, and shopping. Only 1.5 miles from the University of Arizona campus, making it a perfect yet tranquil stay for visiting parents and faculty. Only half a mile from the major interstate highways for easy accessibility. We welcome guests staying in Tucson for its many annual events such as the largest international Gem & Mineral Show, El Tour de Tucson, U of A Parents Weekend and student graduation, the 4 Avenue Street Fairs, and much more!

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Cleaning Fee
                                                            Damage Insurance
                                                            Damage Deposit

                                                            50% of reservation due at booking, balance due 90 days before arrival. 50% non-refundable, 50% balance becomes non-refundable 90 days prior to check-in. Guest buys $59 insurance policy and $500 refundable deposit due before arrival. $250 cleaning fee when leasing whole house. If you don't want to reserve the whole house and want just one of our suites the rate is $229/night+tax. Special event weekends carry separate rates, pls inquire.

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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                            Property # 436109vb