Lovingly run by Alzheimer researcher Dr. Sharon Arkin

Let me show you around.

Welcome to Bed and Bagels, my little oasis in the Tucson desert. I feel privileged to live in this beautiful place and enjoy sharing my home with visitors. I hope I have the opportunity to share it with you. 

Meet Your Host


I moved to Tucson in 1993 to accept a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona. I am a clinical psychologist and directed Alzheimer rehabilitation research projects at the University between 1994 and 2001.  I currently direct an exercise and memory- and language-stimulation program for memory-challenged senior adults using university interns and volunteers to administer the interventions.

Operating this bed and breakfast fulfilled a lifetime  fantasy and has been a pleasant adjunct to my academic life. I am originally from Chicago, but lived most of my adult life in the D.C.  suburbs, where I raised three children and worked for the D.C. and  Federal Governments.

I am a lover of animals, birds, and the out of doors, and enjoy the company of children. Your co-hosts are an affectionate small dog, Levi, and a matched set of cats: Mari and Achi. I'm also a volunteer naturalist at Sabino Canyon Recreation area where you can enjoy free nature programs and guided hikes. 

I have studied in Mexico and Germany and traveled extensively--happily displaying my eclectic collection of art and craft items collected during my travels. As member of an international home exchange  club, I have exchanged hospitality with people from South Africa,  Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Denmark, Peru and Israel, as well as various cities in the U.S.

Having "done" Arizona from top to  bottom since moving to Tucson, I can direct you to wonderful outings and experiences here. I hope I will have that opportunity.

Life is dessert first!


Bed and Bagels of Tucson

Bed and Bagels reflects Sharon's passion for international travel, good food, the out-of-doors, and art collecting.  

Home Away From Home

You'll enjoy whole house privileges, free wifi, outdoor hot tub, and free coffee, snacks, and cereal fixings. 

Birders, hikers, bikers, families, elderly will feel at home.

What's Missing in These Pictures is YOU!

Pool and hot tub are separated from the patio area by a six foot safety  fence with self-closing tricky-to-open latch that’s out of children’s reach. A large comfy float invites a snooze (and a sunburn, if you’re  not careful!) Jacuzzi is shaded by a lush mesquite tree, haven for  nesting birds.  Patio with umbrella table and barbecue grill is  accessible from the kitchen and family room.  A favorite play area for  supervised children. There’s another patio shaded under an overhang with  its own dining table, chairs, overhead light and fan.  


Settle In


Cozy up with a good book and enjoy scenic views of the Catalina Mountains.

Enjoy the Outdoors


 Your host is an experienced outdoor enthusiast, birdwatcher, and volunteer naturalist at Sabino Canyon National Recreation Area. 

Have a Conversation


 Talk about travels from the Galapagos to the Orient, from  local  restaurants to favorite recipes, from great books to great music! 



Ready to book your stay? Have a question about our rooms or services? Call Me!

(520) 603-2912

Sharon Arkin

10402 East Glenn Street, Tucson, Arizona 85749, United States