We'd booked to stay at the Azure Gate for two nights at the start of our week driving around Arizona. But after one night, we knew we wanted to stay for longer! Fortunately Christine and Dennis were able to let us stay one extra night so we were lucky enough to enjoy this desert oasis for longer.
As fairly quiet people, we were a little hesitant at first about the 'all sit round the breakfast table' start to the day. Normally that's our worst nightmare - having to talk to strangers before the first cup of coffee of the day!!! But we need not have worried. The other guests were fascinating and we made some firm friends as we shared Dennis's amazing gourmet breakfasts.
Such kind hosts. - it felt more like staying at an. Old friends home than a b&b. the room and communal space were comfy and stylish with some beautiful touches such as the hand glazed tiles I n the bathroom. And Christine's amazing table decoration was a joy to see each day.
We spent some happy time mooching around the grounds - spotting birds and photographic the flora. The cacti were in bloom so it was gorgeous.
We are already a planning our return!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 magical acres of desert botanical garden ambiance; two guest houses with kitchens; plus two guest rooms in the main house offer a range in pricing as well as length of stay; enjoy the library, chess room, living room, and outdoor oasis; walk through 10 Azure Gates designed by artist Simon Donovan; Come here to relax and enjoy the peace, beauty, and spirit of nature that is The Azure Gate. ... more less