A NATURE RETREAT in the heart of COCHISE STRONGHOLD Canyon. Featured site in: "1000 Places to See Before You Die"; "Frommer's Arizona" - Best Top Ten B&B's (last 8 years); "National Geographic" Geo-Tourism site. Spectacular WALKS & HIKES, BIRD & WILDLIFE VIEWING at this PEACEFUL get-away located in the evergreen woodlands of the Coronado National Forest, 80 miles SE of Tucson. Nestled in the Dragoon Mountains, the Stronghold was the winter home of the Chiricahua Apache. Views of sculptured granite peaks rising to 7,500 ft. encircle this magical place in every direction. ENJOY the luxury of CLEAR NIGHT SKIES for STARGAZING from the hot tub. We are a very, very SMALL BUSINESS, currently with only two totally private units. AGAVE SUITE features a spacious bed-sitting room with private bath and kitchenette in the main house with two-foot thick walls, softly sculpted and curving at the doors and windows. Relax outdoors on shaded porches and sunny south-facing patios, comfortably furnished. The WOODLANDS YURT, is a FUN SPACE, tucked in a grove of manzanita, oak and juniper trees. Impossible to describe - Must SEE PICS on website!
5 on October 27, 2014
Had a wonderful 3 night stay. Homemade breakfasts were amazing- with baked grapefruit with agave syrup ,fresh smoothies , amazing pancakes , chili cornbread and more. Provisioned dinners that we grilled ourselves were also delicious. The property is peaceful, with amazing views and starry skies. We went to a meditation session in the yurt, hiked, and enjoyed time with the owners, Nancy and John. Highly recommend.
4.8 on October 18, 2014
My husband and I spent our 3-night mini-moon here and enjoyed everything about our stay. First of all, the location is beautiful. The canyon scenery is stunning and it feels so peaceful and remote--and it's only a 1 1/2 hour drive from our home in Tucson. The accommodations are lovely and really well appointed. We had everything to make our stay comfortable. The breakfasts are amazing. There is a wonderful variety of choices and we definitely felt well fed. They also offer a provisioning service of high-quality dinner fixings so you can cook your own dinner, which was handy for us because we did not have time to shop for groceries before heading down. Finally, Nancy, Linda, and the other personnel were so friendly and helpful about everything. A highlight was arranging a massage with Sharon (sp?). She spent so much time with both of us and was very attentive to our individual needs. Best massage I've ever had. I've been recommending Cochise Stronghold to all my friends since we got back. I hope we get a chance to visit again sometime.
5 on September 21, 2014
Beautiful room with two private patios, kitchenette and bath very well appointed, quiet and located in forest.
3.4 on May 11, 2014
Breakfasts were quite nicely done, and brought to your room, Nancy & staff were quite friendly... rustic, quiet ...beautiful area....
4.4 on April 28, 2014
Outstanding Breafast served in your room, try the Almond Date Smoothie and Mesquite Blueberry Pancakes-Yum! Watch brilliantly colored birds feeding right outside your window and deer feed off the trees. View the stars in the night sky as you sit in silence before bed. You must take the Nature Trail Hike at the campsite nearby, you will see the Sulphur Springs Valley below and imagine Cochise himself looking out at the Chiricahua Mtns beyond. The perfect getaway, plan to spoil yourself with nothing to do but appreciate nature, quiet and peace.
4.6 on April 12, 2014
Nancy and her staff were wonderful! They anticipated our every need, the service was perfect and the breakfasts were to die for. Nancy provisioned a great dinner for us, so we could stay on site and relax. We are already planning our return next year.
5 on March 07, 2014
Perfect stay amid amazing scenery. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a weekend pampered getaway but still feels the desert life. Great hiking right from your room. Soaked in jacuzzi under starry desert sky.
5 on November 29, 2013
If you are into the beauty of nature but don't like ruffing it this s a great place. This is an Eco designed passive solar straw bale home with all modern conveniences nested in a secluded canyon where Cochise used to hide. After a wonderful breakfast made from local natural ingredients and much love we took a short hike through the mountains and dry riverbed never running into another person, which I'm guessing has something to do with the time of year. Cold morning temperatures but just fine in a light jacket once the sun came out. Nancy, the owner, is quite nice and a wealth of information about about local nature and conservation. I wish we had stayed longer.
3.6 on November 27, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Cochise Stronghold B&B. There is such beautiful scenery in the Dragoon mountains. Nancy is a great cook , we really enjoyed our breakfasts ! My favorite part of the stay was hiking right off of the property into the Dragoon mountains.I would certainly recommend this beautiful, peaceful place.
5 on November 15, 2013
Starting with our first contact via email, and continuing throughout our stay, the owner, Nancy Yates, and her helpful, friendly and enthusiastic staff showed an exemplary dedication to providing the very finest wild country experience in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. This is entirely appropriate for this fragile and beautiful desert land. Our visit was the high point in our trip to the Southwest and we will remember it for ever and plan to return!
Tucson, AZ (TUS) 75 miles
Exit 331 from I-10 to Hwy 191 South. Turn right (west) from Hwy 191 onto Ironwood Road. The road changes from pavement to dirt after about 7 miles and becomes Forest Road FR84. The road continues into Cochise Stronghold Canyon. The B&B is located on the left about 1/4 mile from the end of the road
Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amerind Foundation Museum, Bisbee, Chiricahua Natl Monument, Fort Bowie, Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Ruins, Vineyard
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR
Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Stargazing, Rock Climbing, Sight-seeing
Nancy & John Yates
Nancy and John Yates are your hosts and reside in a separate building nearby. Both are knowledgeable naturalists and happy to share their knowledge of the area with you. Their personal interests are in nature and wilderness appreciation, meditation, commitment to quality of life, community building and enjoyment of serenity.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian