Paca de Paja B&B is a Santa Fe-style strawbale home tucked into the desert near Kitt Peak Observatory. We have great mountain biking and bikes available at no charge. We showcase Mexican furnishings, Navajo rugs, Talavera pottery, and Antiquo tile. The house has solar power, solar hot water, and a solar oven. Its energy-efficient and sustainable design earned the designation "Best Eco-friendly accommodation in Arizona" by Arizona Highways. Fresh-squeezed orange juice! Vegan & vegetarian breakfasts available -- also home-baked breads and sweet rolls. You will enjoy the native plant gardens and wildlife pools, luxurious sheets & down comforters, private hot tub, private entrance, WiFi, and private patios. Activities include hiking, mt. biking, star-gazing, nature study. Kids welcome! Nearby attractions: Kitt Peak, Desert Museum, Saguaro NP West, and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.
5 on September 27, 2016
From the moment you arrive Caroline treats you like family. This is the place to stay if you are looking for peace and quite. The breakfast is beyond amazing, from fresh squeezed orange juice to home made breads. The grounds are beautiful with many places for bird watching or catch of glimpse of a passing Javelina. We had a wonderful stay and returned a second time. I would highly recommend Paca de Paja.
You will be our exclusive guests! Paca de Paja has a 3-room suite consisting of a private bath, bedroom with queen bed, and sitting room with twin bed, love seat, natural history library, TV/DVD, writing desk and refrigerator. There is a private entrance leading into the suite from an outdoor living room.
Nightly Rate: $120 - $130
Nightly Rate: $120 - $130
Tucson, AZ (TUS) 33 miles
From Tucson --- take Ajo Way exit off I-19; drive approx. 20 miles. Go south (L) on Hwy 286 for 3 miles. Go east (L) on Diamond Bell Ranch Rd for 3 miles. Take a R on Larkdale Rd. and then the 3rd left onto Pinacate Ave. Paca de Paja will be on your left --- 16242 W. Pinacate Ave.
Amusement Park, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Eco-tourism, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo
Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Parking, Private entrance, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Bike rental, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, TV, Wi-Fi
I have been an innkeeper for 16 years and really enjoy meeting and getting to know my guests. I was a National Park Service Park Ranger for 21 years before designing and building Paca de Paja. After living and working in national parks, I had a 17 year career at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from which I retired in 2013. Hiking, plant study and landscaping are my favorite activities. I'm a guide with the Southern Arizona Hiking Club.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian we can accommodate most diet needs and diet restrictions
Chicken enchiladas, tepary beans, and SW scrambled eggs, with a fruit plate to start, and homemade datenut bread.