Casa Tierra Adobe Bed and Breakfast Inn
If you are coming to Tucson to experience the desert, Casa Tierra Adobe Bed & Breakfast Inn is the place to be! Casa Tierra is located on five acres of beautiful Sonoran desert thirty minutes from downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona. As you drive over Gate’s Pass through Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park West you enter an area known for its magnificent Saguaro cacti and fiery sunsets. Every direction provides spectacular mountain views. Abundant wildlife and native vegetation provide a perfect backdrop for our adobe hacienda home. Come relax with us in the quiet of the desert where the voices of the coyotes and birds blend perfectly with the beauty and tranquillity of our private courtyards and fountains.
This rustically elegant home of Dave Malmquist, Casa Tierra, recalls true Spanish haciendas of old Mexico. The adobe home features over fifty arches and niches, entryways with vaulted ceilings, saguaro ribbed cabinetry, brick and Saltillo tile floors and brightly colored Talavera tile baths. Rooms open into the beautifully landscaped central courtyard with fountain and the Sonoran desert. The sun baked adobe bricks have been left exposed so that the natural color and texture can be appreciated. The inn features handmade ceramic lights and viga and latilla ceilings.
Casa Tierra has three beautifully decorated guest rooms with private desert view patios and baths and a two bedroom family suite. Guestrooms have queen size beds, Talavera tile wet bar areas, refrigerators, microwaves, private entrances and patios or decks with Mexican chimenea fireplaces overlooking the Sonoran desert landscape. You are greeted with complimentary bottled water and iced tea in your refrigerator, fresh fruit and flowers, snack basket and chocolates. Your bath comes complete with plush robes, hair dryer and full amenity package. Each room opens into the central courtyard with fountain where guests can enjoy the lush gardens. Guests also enjoy the large gathering room with TV, games, guest computer with high speed internet and WiFi and library, or they can work out in the fully equipped, state of the art gym. There is a separate outdoor hot tub area with a telescope where guests enjoy watching the sun setting, the moon rising and stars falling. In the evening Casa Tierra glows in candle and luminaria light giving a feeling of times past.
Mornings at Casa Tierra begin with fresh ground coffee or an assortment of fine teas. A full gourmet vegetarian is served in the formal dining room overlooking the lush Sonoran desert or on the portal (arched covered patio) overlooking the courtyard. Breakfast always includes a fruit course, fresh-baked bread, pastries, rolls or muffins and a hot main dish as well as coffee, tea and juice. Complimentary yogurt, bagels and granola are available 24 hours a day.
Casa Tierra Adobe Bed and Breakfast Inn was named “One of the best Bed & Breakfasts in the state of Arizona” by PHOENIX MAGAZINE in July, 2001 and again in May, 2003. We were voted one of the “Most Unique Inns in America” by ARRINGTON`S INN TRAVELER MAGAZINE, 2004. We are recommended by FODORS and FROMMERS and have been featured in numerous publications including SMART MONEY MAGAZINE, the WASHINGTON POST, TORONTO TRIBUNE, BOSTON GLOBE, CHICAGO TRIBUNE and BIRDER’S WORLD MAGAZINE.