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Cochise Stronghold, A Canyon Nature Retreat

Cochise Stronghold Canyon P.O. Box 232, Pearce, AZ 85625 USA (Show map)
52 Reviews
$99 - $209
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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!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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A peaceful and lovely retreat

5 on December 08, 2014

The Yates have created a wonderful bed and breakfast that was just what we were looking for on our getaway. The food was fabulous, beyond expectation, and the care we received was the best yet on all of our travels. Thank you for making our experience the best it could be!

Great experience

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.

Beautiful peaceful getaway

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.

Cochise Stronghold

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....

Peaceful Quiet Nature Retreat

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.

Perfect place to experience Cochise Stronghold

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.

Cochise getaway

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.

Unique BnB in a unique place

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.

Beautiful countryside !

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.

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Location Type

Desert, Mountains


Tucson, AZ (TUS) 75 miles

Directions to property:

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

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amerind Foundation Museum, Bisbee, Chiricahua Natl Monument, Fort Bowie, Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Ruins, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Stargazing, Rock Climbing, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 8 years
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required on approval with strict supervision
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum except when only one night available
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night or fifty percent of the charge for your total visit (whichever is greater).
  • Cancellations: Deposit will be refunded only if notification is received 14 days prior to arrival date. There is a $15.00 service fee on all cancellations. On shorter notice, credit or a gift certificate will be issued if we are able to rent the accommodations to others. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved regardless of late arrivals or early departures



Nancy & John Yates

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About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:00- 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Cochise Stronghold Canyon , P.O. Box 232, Pearce, AZ 85625 USA (Show map)

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