Casa Tierra Inn

Address: 11155 West Calle Pima Tucson, AZ    Phone: (520) 578-3009


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Casa Tierra has three beautifully decorated rooms featuring private baths, luxury mattresses, refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, irons, plush robes,private entrances, and patios with Chimenea fireplaces that overlook the desert landscape. Rooms UNO and DOS each have queen-sized beds. Room TRES is a two-bedroom suite with a queen, two twin XLs, and a common room. All rooms open onto the beautifully landscaped central courtyard where guests can relax and enjoy the fountain. There is a separate hot tub area in the desert and guests can watch the sun set, the moon rise and the stars fall with the owners’ telescope.

Guests receive fresh fruit, snacks, and water upon arrival. Coffee, tea, granola, and yogurt are available on the Portal 24/7.

Media Reviews and Accolades


“Drive west out of downtown Tucson and the scenery quickly shifts from strip mall to saguaro, the iconic cacti…By the time we turned into the driveway of Casa Tierra Adobe Bed & Breakfast, we could hear nothing but the sounds of birds and wind… We stayed in ‘Dos’, which is a good sized room with a Southwestern décor that highlights the adobe brick walls and beamed ceiling…Thoughtfulness defined every gesture at Casa Tierra” Chicago Tribune

Phoenix Magazine
“One of the Best Bed & Breakfasts in Arizona”

“Fodors” Fodors Choice
“For a real desert experience,
head out to this B & B …”

“Frommer’s” Frommer’s Favorite
“If you’ve come to Tucson to be in the desert and you really want to be a part of the desert, then this secluded B & B is well worth considering.”

“Tucson Weekly”
“At the Casa Tierra Adobe Bed and Breakfast Inn, ‘intimacy’ is the key word.”
“…we fell in love with Casa Tierra after visiting there last year. We wanted to have something that was really unique & intimate to us” said Adam and Amanda Horn of their June 2002 wedding at Casa Tierra Adobe Bed & Breakfast Inn

“Phoenix Magazine”
“Arizona’s Best B&B’s”
“…it’s hard to imagine how this beautiful hacienda-style B&B could better compliment its desert setting adjacent to both Saguaro National Park West and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.”

“Recommended Bed & Breakfast – Southwest”
“This charming adobe home will remind you of
haciendas deep within Mexico …”

“The Hamilton Ontario Spectator”
“In the midst of the unending desert, surrounded by several acres of cactus plants, but with comforts that even include a hot tub, sits the unique B & B Inn, Casa Tierra.
… a true desert atmosphere its heart being a courtyard open to the sky. It’s a place of rustic elegance, 50 arches, many vaulted ceilings, made for escape but affording an experience few B & B inns can match”

“The Boston Globe”
“One lovely place to stay, Casa Tierra Adobe B & B is run by Barb & Dave Malmquist.”

“Scottsdale Tribune”
“Cozy up at one of Arizona’s remote B & B’s”
“Characteristics of final four:
a) remote location / solitude / scenery
b) hearty to exquisite grub
c) some special touch that sets them apart from the norm
d) innkeepers with a spark of humanity, even humor”
“Casa Tierra Adobe B & B Inn uses Mexican tile throughout and sits on a saguaro studded desert west of Tucson.”
“Barb’s dining room furniture, flatware & crystal are exquisite.
Top of the line amenities, linens & plush bathrobes.
Superb combination of comfort, seclusion & classiness.”

“Tucson Citizen”
“Three miles past the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, a mile or so down a dirt road sits Casa Tierra, a hacienda style B & B enveloped in saguaro, ocotillo and cholla cactus.
This rustic Mexican influenced adobe offers a true desert experience with the wilderness at your fingertips. But don’t think for a second that rustic feeling means anything akin to rustic living …. there is even an exercise room for the indoor fitness folks.”

“The Washington Post”
“… stay at a B & B in the desert outside Tucson. Choices include Casa Tierra Adobe B & B Inn… on 5 acres in the Sonoran Desert about 30 minutes west of Tucson”

“Smart Money Magazine”
“Seven secluded getaways for the super stressed traveler”
“… driving around the area is a visual treat.
Once you arrive at the 5 guest room all adobe inn, step into your plush robe & enjoy a cup of herbal tea on your private patio overlooking the scenic landscape.
Watch the sunset from the hot tub & when it gets dark be sure to check out the stars using the owners’ telescope. Then go to sleep to the distant sound of coyotes.”

“The Arizona Daily Star”
“Their Adobe hacienda a star in B & B realm. The sun baked adobe structure – built around a central courtyard has over 50 arches.”

“Birders World”
Hotspot: Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
“Visit an Unusual Birding Oasis”
“Great nearby place to stay: Casa Tierra Adobe B & B Inn.”

“The Desert Leaf”
“A craggy mountain range on the Eastern horizon scatters morning sunlight and finally descends on a sprawling single story adobe structure carefully tucked among thick stands of cactus.
…all rooms have exterior patios and each faces a tiled walkway around a desert-landscaped atrium with benches, chimineas and fountains.
…a formal dining room stands out superbly against the Spanish arches and alcoves.
…a special mix of lodging, dining and ambiance that shouldn’t be missed…delightfully unique.”