Cactus Flower - “Cactus Flower” is furnished in southwestern style with original artwork, a sliding glass door opens to a private veranda for a bright and cheery flair. Fall asleep listening to the soulful hooting of owls and the stirring songs of the coyotes. Wake up in your cozy king-size bed and witness your own breathtaking view of the Tucson Mountains! You are immersed in the photogenic cacti of postcards and western movies where the giant saguaro reigns supreme.
There is a glowing private bathroom finished in authentic Mexican talavera tile with walk- in shower. Your private balcony 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 you’ll begin planning your day’s possibilities!
Directly outside your private entrance is beautiful courtyard featuring native and exotic cacti, benches, and mesquite shaded seating areas. 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.
More about Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast...
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 02/11/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Carol & RickReviewed Feb 11, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We enjoyed every moment of our 2 night stay, so much we are already planning our return visit, for at least 4 nights. The hospitality, cactus flower room, gourmet breakfast, views from everywhere were beyond 5 star! Dana and Peter were awesome! Can't wait to go back...
Left on 02/02/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 2, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
Blue agave is a treasure in the desert. Dana and Peter make you feel right at home greeting you as soon as you arrive (Dana is always accessible by phone if needed). Their home offers a panoramic view of the mountains, cacti and downtown Tucson all in one.
Dana's breakfasts are to die for and more than generous. Thankfully hiking trails are right outside the door to work off the meal. There is much to do and see from Saquaro National Park to Old Tucson, probably our least favorite adventure. Our room was clean with comfortable bed and a porch to just take in the grandeur of the surroundings.
We will be back to enjoy the area and comforts of this great place the offers remoteness yet metropolitan offerings.
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in November 2011 | UA_GradReviewed Jan 16, 2014Stayed Nov 2011
The home and location are amazing! The quiet, serene, desert views are so relaxing and gorgeous, you may not want to leave and explore Tucson! The house and Casitas are a modern Spanish, with a lot of charm as well as comfort. The location is about 5 miles West of Tucson, meaning that one is close enough to enjoy Tucson, Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, golfing, and one is even closer to the not-to-miss arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The only things better than all this are the lovely, personable, and fun proprietors, Dana and Peter. One immediately feels like a long term friend, upon meeting them. I would highly recommend this B&B;!
Left on 01/14/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Frankie K.Reviewed Jan 14, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
Blue agave BnB is the most relaxing and peaceful place I have ever stayed! The views from every room are phenomenal, the sheets and beds are soo relaxing!The beautiful scenery and wildlife on the hiking trails is just outside the front door! If you get a chance to stay here, don't pass it up!
Left on 01/05/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | Rolf ThienemannReviewed Jan 5, 2014Stayed Nov 2013
Wonderful experience at the Blue agave in Tucson! Loved our casita--the Palo Verde...beautifully furnished, very comfortable and a neat fireplace. Amazing view of the desert and a forest of suguaro cacti and the North Tucson mountains. Gracious hosts, very friendly...excellent food...we will return!
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