Although this inn has only one suite and is 30 minutes west of Tucson, it’s a great choice for anyone coming to Arizona to experience the desert. It’s a very energy-efficient straw-bale house, its walls constructed of straw that is then covered with stucco. Owner/innkeeper Caroline Wilson also harvests rainwater to irrigate her garden, which is designed to minimize water usage. A nature trail on the property meanders through a dense cactus forest, and lots of other opportunities to explore the desert are within a 30-minute drive. The guest suite has a sitting room full of natural-history books and an outdoor living area, which gives guests loads of room to enjoy.
Paca de Paja Bed & Breakfast
16242 Pinacate Ave, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood West Tucson Phone 888/326-4588, 520/822-2065 Prices Dec–Apr $160 double ($130 per night for 2 or more nights); May–Nov $150 double ($120 per night for 2 or more nights). Rates include full breakfast. No credit cards Amenities Bikes; free Wi-Fi Units 1 Web site Paca de Paja Bed & Breakfast