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Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast

455 North Camino de Oeste , Tucson, 85745 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$220 - $245
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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.

Rooms & Rates

Adobe Rose

Adobe Rose casita boasts scenery at it's most spectacular! Warm and inviting it is beautifully furnished in southwestern style with original art. 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. Also perfect for private gatherings/parties.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Palo Verde Casita

The beautiful Palo Verde casita is furnished in southwestern style with original artwork and photography. A sliding glass door opens to a private balcony where one can witness the sun rising over the zero edge pool and the Tucson Mountains. This casita has two cozy twin beds or a king size bed and a beehive fireplace to melt life's troubles away! 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 giant saguaro reigns supreme.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Cactus Flower Casita

Cactus Flower casita has a unique interior design furnished in charming latin style flair. Bright and cheery, it is beautifully furnished with original artwork. Wake up in your cozy King size bed and witness your own breath taking view of the Tucson Mountains! For immediately around you are the incredibly photogenic cactuses of postcards and western movies that we have all come to recognize. Fall asleep listening to the soulful hooting of owls and the stirring songs of the coyotes. There is a glowing private bathroom finished in authentic Mexican talavera tile with walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Quail's Rest Casita

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. This private terrace, complete with seating area and traditional chiminea fireplace, offers spectacular views of the flora and fauna of Tucson Mountain Park. There is a queen size bed and private bath/shower finished with authentic Mexican talavera tile.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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Beautiful place, wonderful escape!

3.8 on March 23, 2014

We visited Blue Agave B&B recently to escape the cold and snow of Minnesota, and we completely enjoyed our four-night stay! The Blue Agave is located outside of town at the edge of Saguaro National Park, and the private terrace gave us beautiful views of the mountains, saguaro cactus and starry nights. There is a trailhead just down the hill from the B&B, and taking the Yetman trail to an old stone house and back is a great hike. Our room was comfortable, colorful and nicely decorated, and we loved the quiet and privacy. The Blue Agave as a whole is spectacular and very inviting, with the beautiful pool (which we didn’t use this time) and the hot tub (which we did!). Dana and Peter were welcoming hosts, helpful with recommendations for local restaurants and sights, and their dogs (Happy and Loopy) added to the feeling of home. We especially enjoyed Pauline’s wonderful breakfasts and warmth. Our stay at Blue Agave B&B exceeded our expectations, and we will definitely be back! Corrie & Dan – Minnesota Stayed late February 2014

Great getaway for bride and groom

5 on February 09, 2014

We found the perfect private romantic getaway for our son and new daughter-in-law after their wedding. Dana and Peter went out of their way to make it special for the new bride and groom and even let us in early to decorate .The Adobe Rose was a perfect honeymoon suite with a private balcony. The views are spectacular and it is so peaceful being in the middle of The Sonoran Desert. Fabulous sunsets. Could not have gotten anything better. The bride and groom were thrilled.

A Treasure in the Desert

5 on February 06, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in January 2014. It was wonderful. Dana and Peter are were such gracious hosts. It is very quiet but near the city. There is good hiking adjacent to the property.The property was very clean. The breakfasts were delicious. Dana and Peter were attentive but not intrusive. We would love to stay there again.We loved sitting in the sun and soaking up the peace and beauty of the place.

A great place to stay!

5 on January 24, 2014

The views are amazing! The B&B is close enough to all of Tucson, yet out of the city where it is quiet, dark at night, and peaceful. The casitas are very charming. The best part are the wonderful proprietors, Peter and Dana, who make you feel like long term friends. I would love to stay here again!

A truly spectacular experience!

5 on January 12, 2014

An extremely quiet setting with views that are not to be believed! My husband and I had the most amazing breakfast of the Blue Agave's Famous Oatmeal Blueberry Waffles and their homemade granola. the hosts were two of the nicest people we have met. We look forward to visiting the Blue Agave Bed and Breafast again. I am already missing their wonderful dogs Happy and Loopy!

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Location Type

Desert, Mountains


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Located in the mountains of Gate's Pass only 10 minutes from downtown Tucson's historical Presidio District and Convention Center. From Tucson International Airport exit to I-10 heading west. Take the Speedway exit heading west to Camino de Oeste and head south continuing along a dirt road until to reach 455 North Camino de Oeste. Sign at end of winding driveway " Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast".

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Pima Air and Space Museum, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Kartchner Carverns, Tucson Mountain Park, Old Tucson Movie Set, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Spa , One Casita with beehive fireplace

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Local Art Classes, Local Art Classes, Local Art Classes, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reservations with a confirmed reservation.
  • Cancellations: Rather than increase our overall pricing to compensate for losses due to cancellations, the following policy has been instituted. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved with a confirmed reservation. For cancellations received within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date, the first night amount of your scheduled reservation becomes non-refundable. Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, January 31-February 16, 2014: There will be a 4 night minimum stay. The Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast rooms are designed to comfortably accommodate 2 guests per room. Accommodations for 3 guests are available in our Quail's Rest and Adobe Rose casitas. There will be an extra nightly charge of $50 per night for the additional guest.



Dana and Peter Smith

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Peter and Dana Smith are the proprietors of the Blue Agave B&B. Both are retired and devoted to the comfort of their guests. Peter is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona and is an internationally-known planetary scientist having developed several space instruments and led the Phoenix Mission to Mars in 2008. Dana is a nurse practitioner and still donates time to free clinics in Tucson. She is also a trained artist and her sculptures and paintings decorate the property.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outdoor service, Continental may be delivered to casita, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

455 North Camino de Oeste , Tucson, 85745 USA (Show map)

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