Upon entering our “Quail’s Rest” casita you will immediately feel enveloped in a warm ambiance. The vibrant terra cotta walls beautifully frame a magnificent giant saguaro which is just within an arms reach as you open your sliding glass door. Wake up in your cozy Queen size bed and witness your own breathtaking views of the Tucson Mountains. Fall asleep listening to the soulful hooting of owls and the stirring songs of the coyotes You are immersed in the photogenic cacti of postcards and western movies where the saguaro cacti reigns supreme!
Quail's Rest PorchThere is a radiant private bathroom finished in authentic Mexican talavera tile with a bathtub and shower. Your private patio has an inviting seating area for reading in the afternoons, star gazing in the evening, or possibly spotting a red- tail hawk circling the sky as they catch a warm breeze. Gazing below at the Yetman trailhead youʼll begin planning your dayʼs possibilities!
Directly outside your private entrance is beautiful courtyard featuring native and exotic cacti, benches, and mesquite shaded seating ares. This is yet another exemplary place to sip your coffee, draw in your sketchbook or even catch the last glimpse of the Tucson sun as it sets over the tops of our magnificent Tucson 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 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 or special lectures at the University of Arizona,, 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....Read more
Left on 12/16/2013 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 16, 2013Stayed Dec 2013
I was in need of a quiet location to complete some important work (and R&R;) in the Tucson area; the Blue agave was recommended by a good friend who resides nearby.For years I have seen and admired the setting and stunning structure of the former 'La Zarzuela' from afar on my trips to the az-Sonoran Desert Museum and was overly pleased and fortunate to have the opportunity to stay. There is no place like this anywhere -there is something immediately special about driving up through the grand wrought-iron gates to this secluded, peaceful hilltop location overlooking a glorious, lush desert valley nestled in the Tucson mountains. The Blue agave is majestic in all respects.Every view, every turn, every corner, every detail was spectacular and inspired a calm, euphoric feeling throughout my stay. a beautiful, colorful sunrise over the mountains and lush desert flora, feeling the warm sun on my private patio under the arms of a huge Saguaro,sitting with a steaming cup of delicious coffee..amazingly watching deer as two cactus wrens explored at my feet -what a wonderful way to start a day. The nights...a little fire in 'my own' chimenea...stars, owls and desert wildlife...so peaceful. The room was luxurious -intriguing art, a carved armoire, mesquite furniture, Tiffany lamp,the tile sink, decor -were all so well done and constantly pleasing. The hosts are wonderful welcoming people and add to the comfort of this amazing place. There is so much to explore within the home, courtyards, patios and the expansive grounds -one can find oneself easily wandering into the canyons and desert mountains of the adjoining park. Though so private there is easy access via a relaxing, meandering saguaro-studded road to nearby (~7 min) shopping or delicious 'real' cultural food. If you wish to truly experience the warmth and serenity of the Southwest in addition to the unique sensation of 'belonging here' the Blue agave provides this and more. Highly recommended!
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