El Presidio Photo Tour - Three Galleries

El Presidio Inn Courtyard Fountain
El Presidio Inn Courtyard FountainFocal point of the courtyard is the three-tiered stone fountain that is a fully-restored original.

El Presidio Inn Courtyard Fountain
el presidio inn bougainvillea in bloom
el presidio inn carriage house bedroom
el presidio inn conversation area
el presidio inn courtyard geraniums
el presidio inn courtyard palm tree flower bed
el presidio inn front hall
el presidio inn front porch  view
el presidio inn shady corner of the garden
el presidio inn south courtyard
el presidio inn south courtyard door
el presidio inn south side view
el presidio inn view from the carriage house
el presidio inn welcome geese
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In traditional adobe style, the Inn's main house is centered around a zaguan, or wide center hall, with soaring 17-foot ceilings. The hall aided circulation and effectively cooled the many rooms that emanated from it. This is now El Presidio's living room, an inviting mélange that reflects the cultural heritage of Territorial Tucson.

Innkeeper Patti Toci has furnished the home with an extensive collection of Americana. Collecting antiques has been a hobby for the more than 20 years.  Patti has welcomed travelers from across the country and around the world who come to savor their gracious oasis in the desert and to explore every nook and cranny of their fascinating Victorian adobe home.

The Presidio's courtyard is the unrivaled focal point of the inn and a frequent site for weddings. Its 20-foot walls and adobe outbuildings help define it as an outdoor living space rather than just a backyard or garden.  The courtyard and gardens have been restored with meticulous attention.  The bricks for the courtyard were handpicked from a 130-year-old hospital wing. They laid cobblestone and brick walkways and planted flowers and shrubs that were popular in the 1880s.