Posada — Tucson, USA
The best way to experience the world’s natural wonders is to stay in them. This is a notion that Rich and Sara Combs, the duo behind the well-known Joshua Tree House, embraced with their latest project, Posada, which sits on 38 acres of land on the border of Saguaro National Park’s western outpost.
Engulfed in a forest of saguaros, the nation’s tallest cacti which can reach up to 18 meters at their peak, the five-suite property occupies a once-dilapidated adobe inn, its remarkable bones – from the Saguaro rib and reclaimed telephone pole ceilings to the 13 fireplaces – reinvigorated to include customised furniture and handpicked art and textiles that echo the colour and feel of its immediate surroundings.
With a series of indoor and outdoor communal spaces including a fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining rooms, a yoga studio, fire pit and pool, Posada is both a secluded bolthole as well as a social hub for those keen to open a bottle of mezcal with their neighbours.
Just make sure to wake up – or stay up – for at least one of the irresistible sunrises, followed by freshly brewed coffee, locally-baked pastries and granola. §