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Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast

455 North Camino de Oeste , Tucson, 85745 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$220 - $275
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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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $345

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 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $220 - $250

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $320

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $320

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • 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!

Our visit to Blue Agave bed & breakfast

5 on January 05, 2014

Stayed in the Palo Verde casita and it couldn't have been nicer! Beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable...nice fireplace...fabulous view...our hosts were like family, and even more interesting...I'm sure we are going back!

One of a Kind, Wonderful Experience!!!

5 on December 16, 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!

A place to exhale!!

5 on December 11, 2013

My husband and I just spent a stupendous 5 days at The Blue Agave B&B. We LOVED the view, the location, the quiet and peaceful setting. The owners were so gracious and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

Peaceful view

4.0 on December 11, 2013

I stayed here several times, and found it a most enjoyable time. The hosts are gracious and kind. The rooms are comfortable and clean. I will stay there again at every opportunity.

Look no further - a true desert oasis!!

5 on December 09, 2013

The Blue Agave B&B was truly an amazing desert experience. This gorgeous property is tucked away in the Tucson Mountains and offers absolutely stunning desert views. To be honest, my husband and I have never stayed in a bed and breakfast, so we weren't really sure what to expect. I was secretly afraid that it was going to be like having strange roommates for a few days, filled with awkward silences and sideways, uncomfortable glances. In the spirit of trying new things, however, we gave it a shot. And we were so pleasantly surprised, I will now be looking into B&Bs when we travel before we look into hotels. Dana and Peter were so fantastic to us, words cannot describe. They made us feel right at home, and gave us the privacy we wanted, but also the fantastic customer service that you expect in a five star resort. They are Tucson natives that can tell you anything you want to know about the area, and offer a variety of activities, no matter what your interests are. The property is full of Dana's beautiful artwork that is so unique, yet so fitting for the space. It's like their whole home is a museum you could spend hours in! Peter also works at the local University and has such a fascinating background, my husband was talking his ear off for a couple hours one night. Lastly, my big thing is cleanliness. I've spent enough time traveling on the east coast that I go straight for the bed to check for bed bugs when I'm staying in a hotel. Now, I know you don't necessarily need to worry about bed bugs as much in a hot, dry desert - but it's always worth a check! Our room was spotless. You can tell that Dana and Peter take great pride in their property, and it shows in the lovely design, cleanliness, and character of the guest rooms. Thank you again so much Dana and Peter! Next time we're in Tucson, we'll definitely be back!

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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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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


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)

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase