Our “Adobe Rose” casita boasts scenery at it’s most spectacular! Warm and inviting it is beautifully furnished in southwestern style with original artwork. Open your sliding glass door and witness your very own breath taking view of the Tucson Mountains. This casita has a spacious veranda which is destined to melt away any of life’s pressures with it’s private lounging area, chimenea and spectacular 180 degree views of the Tucson Mountain Park.
Fall asleep listening to the soulful hooting of owls and the stirring songs of the coyotes. Wake up in your cozy King size bed realized you are immersed within the photogenic cacti of postcards and western movies where the giant saguaro reigns supreme.
Adobe Rose Private EntranceThere is a rosey private bathroom finished in authentic Mexican talavera tile with bath tub and shower. Your private veranda has plentiful seating/lounging area for reading in the afternoons, star gazing in the evenings, or possibly spotting a red tail hawk circling the sky as they catch a warm breeze. Gazing below at the David Yetman trailhead you’ll begin planning your days possibilities.
Just down the way from your private entrance is a beautiful courtyard featuring native and exotic cacti, benches, and mesquite shaded seating areas. This is yet another exemplary place to sip you coffee, draw in your sketchbook, or even catch the last glimpse of the Tucson sun as it sets over the top of our magnificent mountains. Guests love to sit by the negative edge pool and read a book or enjoy the spa. This is indeed an idyllic place to relax and let the rhythms of the desert guide your day.
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Dramatically situated on one of Tucson Mountainʼs lush cactus covered hilltops the Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast is perfect for those seeking an elegant yet relaxed Arizona desert experience. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture located on 15 acres of undisturbed desert property features expansive desert and mountain views. Committed to preserving the beauty of the Sonoran landscape many rooms were actually built around the magnificent indigenous Saguaro cacti. With 4 lovely casitas, The Blue Agave offers the best of both worlds! We are secluded enough to offer a tranquil respite from everyday life yet minutes away from the downtown Tucson nightlife. Whether your tastes are symphony, jazz, rock and roll, itʼs all here!
A central courtyard sanctuary features a majestic blue domed Moorish gazebo, arrays of cacti and succulents from desert regions around the world and a fascinating mosaic mural depicting wildlife native to the Tucson area.
The negative edge pool and spa reach out over the Saguaro studded desert where visitors are likely to spot wildlife such as bobcat, mule deer and javelina. This is just one of several outdoor verandas from which visitors are invited to relax and take in the dramatic views of the mountains and the Tucson Valley below. We are located adjacent to the Yetman trailhead which leads visitors on a trail through the quiet, pristine Sonoran desert mountains.
The Blue Agave prides itself in itʼs 4 colorful deluxe casitas. All have private entrances and terraces which are perfectly located to enjoy the magnificent backdrop of the majestic Sonoran desert. The casitas are equipped with refrigerators, A/C, ceiling fans, comfy robes, Keurig coffee makers and a fine selection of coffees, hairdryers, televisions and sound systems.
In the evening guests are invited to experience the dramatic Arizona sunsets from the magnificent grand veranda. Friday and Saturday evenings Peter and Dana Smith, owners of the Blue Agave, invite you to join them for some star gazing. Dr. Smith, internationally known planetary scientist, led the successful Phoenix Mars Mission from Tucson, the first NASA mission to be led from a University setting , and the first mission to find water on the “red planet”. Dana, nationally recognized sculptor and painter, welcomes both artists and art lovers to explore the desertʼs inspiring palette. Bring your watercolors, pencils, or simply make a trip to Tucsonʼs generous offerings of art museums and galleries.
Tucson boasts a rich history of divergent European, Mexican and Indian cultures. Tucson and the Sonoran desert offer the traveler limitless possibilities. We can assist you with ideas for travel plans no matter what your interests are. The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Sonora National Monument, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson Art Museum, Center of Creative Photography… and many more are nearby; for the more adventurous explore the Catalina Mountains with itʼs spectacular water filled canyons and the winding road to pine tree covered Mt. Lemmon or visit the charming historical towns of Bisbee, Tombstone, Tubac, Mission San Xavier del Bac, and more… Regardless of what you choose to do, your stay at the Blue Agave will offer you a wonderful experience in beautiful Southern Arizona.TripAdvisor property ID 2320809...Read more
Tucson Luxury Bed and Breakfast - Adobe Rose Tucson, Arizona
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Blue Agave Bed and breakfast is located on 15 acres in the Tucson Mountains, with 360 degree views looking out over Tucson and the Oro Valley. We are perfectly situated in lush cactus covered mountains, just 10 minutes from Tucson’s historic Presidio District, 20 minutes from the Tucson Airport, 5 minutes to The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and 5 hours to the Grand Canyon. If you’re coming from Tucson, take Speedway road going west, turn left onto Camino de Oeste and proceed to 455. N. Camino de Oeste. We sit on a hill surrounded by Saguaros just down a dirt road from Tucson Mountain Park.
Left on 02/22/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Veronica and LarryReviewed Feb 22, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
Having booked our stay on the internet, we were not certain what we would find - well, we were sorry to have to leave after 3 short days! The location is spectacular, where the desert flora and fauna abound, the character of design in each room presents south western style at its most beautiful, the feeling of privacy at the pool area, the amazing breakfasts and more than anything, the hospitality of the owners provided us with a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
For those who want a relaxing get away or an active vacation, this is the perfect spot with the perfect hosts. We will be back and we recommend this spectacular experience to anyone, young or old.
Left on 02/20/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Drs. John L. Carney and David C. UsndekReviewed Feb 20, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
My Partner and I travel to aZ every February in order to escape the Winter Blues in Chicago. For years we have driven by Dana and Peter's magnificent home and remarked on its design and location. This year, while exploring where to stay...I discovered that our beloved house in the Foothills was a B&B;! We were delighted to have the chance to stay at a property that we have admired so long. Upon our arrival, Dana was very warm and welcoming. The house is filled inside and out with original art. The Casitas are charming and very comfortable. Breakfast, complete with the charming personality of the cook, Pauline, was an event worth looking forward to each morning. Our outdoor patio was private and afforded both of us a much needed sanctuary to breath and appreciate the gorgeous hills and desert surroundings. I cant recommend Blue agave enough and have been spreading the word among friends and family. I am sure that we will make this our "Tucson home away from home" each year.
Left on 02/11/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 11, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
I almost don't want to share this place as it is small and will book out quickly, but we loved our stay so much we are willing to let others in on this special place. This B & B has it all, gorgeous location, beautiful rooms, the most attractive outdoor spaces we have experienced and that includes travel in us and abroad. But Blue agava has an extra bonus, Dana. She exudes friendliness and goes out her way to make you feel at home. I borrowed her hiking poles, she made us appetizers when she was a little late getting the hot tub swarmed up for us--and always helped us plan our day. One night while my husband and I soaked were soaking in the hot tub Peter came out and named some of the emerging stars. From hiking, to national parks this area is outstanding. We are already planning next winter's visit.
Left on 01/07/2014 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 7, 2014Stayed Feb 2013
When you first spot the Blue agave Bed and Breakfast, perched in the foothills above the desert floor, you immediately know you are going someplace special and unique. Having already enjoyed two stays, we highly recommend the Blue agave for your next visit to Tucson. Nestled against the mountains, the views are stunning in every direction. The inn is surrounded with birds, wildlife, and towering saguaro cactus - the exquisite sunrises are matched only by the magnificent night skies.
The casitas are comfortable and beautifully appointed. Our room had a private patio with a chiminea - a cozy spot to enjoy the sunset over the desert. The inn's numerous common areas provide opportunities to chat with the other guests, swim in a sparkling pool, or relax in the hot tub. There are miles of easily accessible hiking trials right off the property. In this magical environment, you get all the advantages of the desert's quiet and solitude, along with easy access to the nearby attractions of Tucson. Friendly and outgoing innkeeper Dana Smith is an award-winning artist. It is her vision that has created this enchanting, treasure-filled inn. Dana pays attention to all the details that will make your stay relaxing and refreshing. We eagerly look forward to returning to the Blue agave on our next Tucson visit!
Left on 12/24/2013 for a stay in December 2013 | Alan and Martha ArmstrongReviewed Dec 24, 2013Stayed Dec 2013
This is the place! If you come upon it at dusk as we did on our first visit you look up toward the great mountain and on its shoulder there's the casbah outlined in tiny white lights, reddish adobe trimmed in Mexican yellows, lime and avocado greens, pistachio, oranges and blues. In the yards and lovely gardens sculptures and ceramics are set about with mineral specimens and fossils. The handsome casitas are fitted out with everything one might desire in an earthly abode including chocolates. The views toward the east over the Catalina Mountains and Tucson at sunset are glorious. There are birds of all description, coyotes sing in the distance, bees are busy in the sage. At night Tucson glitters far below. The coffee is as bracing as the hosts' conversation. This place was conceived and built as a pleasure palace. The porches and main rooms are immense with vast fireplaces and Dana's unique paintings and sculptures. The pool is perfect. Adjoining the property is a park fine for walking and hiking, and not far to the west there's the Saguaro National Park and the arizona Sonora Desert Museum. The negative? At some point you have to leave, which is not fair.
Left on 12/11/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Mike220Reviewed Dec 11, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
My wife and I stayed at the Blue agave for 4 nights in November and it was marvelous. The house sits atop a hill near the entrance to Tucson Mountain Park. The views are incredible, particularly from the pool and hot tub! We both enjoyed hiking and mountain biking in the Park followed by wine in the hot tub.
The house has 4 casitas, each decorated in vibrant colors. Our bed was luxurious. Our room was very quiet, but I recommend leaving the sliding door open to hear the coyotes at night! Deer and javelina are also in the area.
Peter and Dana are gracious hosts and very interesting people. Dana is an accomplished artist - her fascinating sculptures are located all over the property. Peter is a Ua Professor and Mars scientist.
I greatly recommend the Blue agave as a wonderful place to relax or for rigorous activity. We'll be back.
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