You don’t have to go home, because at these alcohol-adjacent hotels, you can stay here
Agave enthusiasts will say “claro que si” when offered the chance to stay in one of the five luxe suites at the Mezcal El Silencio distillery’s resort. The hotel, which opened last year near the archaeological ruins of Mitla, has a geometric feel that echoes the spiky, soon-to-be-distilled succulents on the surrounding acres. Many accessories, such as woven rugs and copper lamps, are made by local artisans, and one suite’s bathroom features a mosaic wall made from recycled El Silencio bottles. Meals are included, as is a guided production tour and tasting.
From $1,000, casasilencio.com
The Citizen Hotel
This brand-new boutique “wine hotel” collaboration between hotelier Moniqua Lane and Sand-Reckoner Vineyards is set in a historic building that once housed Tucson’s oldest newspaper press. The 10 rooms, furnished in comforting earth tones, feature in-room wine fridges and are named for wine varietals that flourish in the Sonoran Desert. The main attraction, set to debut soon, will be an on-site wine cellar run by Sand-Reckoner’s acclaimed winemaker, Rob Hammelman. Guests will be able to sample the fruits of Hammelman’s labor, as well as other Arizona wines, at a daily afternoon tasting.
From $218, thecitizenhoteltucson.com
Opened in December, this fun property is Brewdog brewery’s fifth craft beer–themed hotel around the world. The 20 multilevel, apartment-style rooms include in-room beer taps and “shower beer” fridges in the bathroom (both at extra, albeit reasonable, charges). If that’s not sudsy enough, the terrace bar has more than 30 craft beers on tap, and a Beer School package guides guests through a tasting. There’s also a complimentary “pooch package,” complete with dog bed and treats for your four-legged friend. You are staying in the Doghouse, after all.
From $190, brewdog.com
The Samuels House
Think of this vacation rental as the ultimate retreat for bourbon lovers. The 200-year-old Federal-style manor home is owned by the family that founded Maker’s Mark, which has been packing whiskey in its iconic red wax– dipped bottles since 1953. Set on two acres surrounded by oak trees and horse farms, the three-bedroom brick house features a handsome parlor bar that showcases rare vintage bourbon bottles. (Go ahead, take a few “shelfies.”) Optional add-ons include a Sipping & Storytelling session with loquacious Maker’s chairman emeritus Bill Samuels Jr.
From $850, thesamuelshouse.com
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