5 on September 22, 2016
The B & B at Cochise stronghold is a place out of time, the epitome of peace and serenity in a magical canyon. Abundant wildlife and geologic splendor make this refuge a perfect backdrop for humans to be right-sized and in context with the natural world. Your hosts handle the amenities with flair, and support in every way the spiritual nature of this treasure. Bill & Blanka Sept 2016
5 on June 26, 2016
Staying at Cochise was wonderful. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Great room. Delightful host.
4.8 on May 02, 2016
We enjoyed the visit to Cochise Stronghold very much. The room is situated with a front porch and back patio. The breeze blew lovely through the room and we enjoyed sitting on the back patio reading. We were able to watch the birds and deer from our room which we enjoyed a great deal. There was a hot tub which we enjoyed our first night. We enjoyed that the owners were environmentally friendly. They composted, had solar water heaters and recycled. Nancy was very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this place for rest and relaxation.
5 on May 01, 2016
Beautiful property, awesome hot tub, and delicious, huge breakfasts. We stayed in the yurt to get the good parts of camping without the bad parts, and it was awesome. We hope to return someday.
5 on April 26, 2016
We were seeking escape to quiet and found it here. The peaceful retreat was exactly what we needed. We were greeted by our names written in chalk on a welcome sign on the open door letting breeze in and gentle wilderness sounds in the night air. We tried to arrive in daylight but traffic wouldn't allow. We forgot all about that so quickly upon our arrival and we rested the evening under the stars in the hot tub. Nancy has the perfect sense of when to say hello and when to leave us alone. In the morning, the numerous birds joined us on the patio for breakfast and we counted them friends by the time we left. The gently chickens would eat out of our hands. We drove for a bit & went on a 6 mile hike in the Chiricahua mountains the next morning and found that to be also peaceful and refreshing. Nancy at the retreat could not have been more helpful and charming. She has a servants heart and the home is decorated so lovely and she has just thought of everything. The coffee, the tea selection, the books. It truly was a magnificent weekend and we will certainly be back.
4.8 on April 17, 2016
Our stay truly exceeded our expectations! Every day deer, chickens and all different types of birds came right up to our sliding door and allowed us to just sit back and enjoy them from the sofa inside. So relaxing and beautiful! The meals were amazing. The entire weekend was simply serene and beautiful.
5 on March 27, 2016
Such a beautiful setting.. Great service.. Very peaceful. Would definitely go back
5 on March 07, 2016
The time spent there was peaceful and the staff was wonderful. Would recommend......
5 on March 07, 2016
My friend and I enjoyed our stay at Cochise Stronghold. The owner Nancy greeted us and was available to answer all questions about hiking, bird watching, history of the area and so forth. We stayed in the Manzanita suite which was really accommodating and spacious. We especially enjoyed watching the chickens on our patio...they're so entertaining. Our breakfasts were above and beyond delicious. Be sure to try the cornbread, the best I've ever had. We really loved that breakfast was delivered! We also had dinner here one night, the fixings (steak, pilaf, salad) were again delivered and we could prepare and dine at our leisure. This is a great feature as C.S. is about 30 some miles from a grocery store and we didn't want to constantly eat out. Great place and highly recommended.
4.8 on February 26, 2016
I don't have much to add other than what the other glowing reviews I've seen have said. The setting is spectacular, the hosts are welcoming and still enthused about their property, and the rooms are comfortable and cozy. Our suite was adjacent to another one and we never heard the neighbors over the course of two days.
5 on February 25, 2016
We stayed in the Yurt and had a great and peaceful weekend. The Breakfast was to die for! Would definitely stay again.
5 on January 27, 2016
From the moment we arrived we knew we had found the perfect romantic secluded getaway. We stayed in the Agave room and it was exactly what we were looking for. We were greeted by lit candles, fresh flowers and a full moon so we cooked steaks and enjoyed the hot tub by moonlight. An incredible beginning to a wonderful weekend :) The next morning Nancy brought us the best gluten free breakfast I have had to date! (Celiac) and the portions were so generous that they lasted all day. We went horseback riding through the canyon with Blue Sky Ranch, enjoyed another beautiful night and departed a little after another exceptional breakfast. The canyon is a beautiful retreat in itself, but add the well above average stay at this B & B and you have yourself an unforgettable weekend. Thank you John and Nancy for the welcoming hospitality. Robby & Beth
4.0 on January 21, 2016
What a wonderful B and B! Such a beautiful location and outstanding service. They truly accommodated our dietary restrictions and went out of there way to ensure our trip was enjoyable! Would stay again and recommend to anyone who visits the area
5 on August 17, 2015
Wonderful place to stay for a quick get away or a longer stay! Beauty at its finest, comfort and service on par with 5 star resorts and a quick drive to amazing wineries in southern Arizona! This is a wonderful place for families, a girls trip or anyone who loves the beauty of mountains mixed with delicious breakfasts and quality people!
4.2 on April 19, 2015
The Agave Suite was great! The breakfasts were incredible! The birds were amazing! A wonderful place in the Stronghold. So Quiet!
4.6 on March 21, 2015
The woman who was cleaning our room as we arrived (earlier than the check-in time) took the time to show us a really nice hiking trail. We love the setting and we the room was fantastic.
5 on March 13, 2015
Suggestion: If you are flying in and renting a car, spend the extra money for a four-wheel. Arriving in daylight is preferable for your first arrival. This B & B is a drive but it is well worth it. Our bed was very comfortable. There was a full kitchen, very well-furnished with dishes, utensils, etc, as well as some condiments and coffee in the refrig. A store close-by had quality food which we could bring back to cook dinner. Breakfast was brought right to our door and was so generous, we could use part of it for lunch. Both my husband and I have numerous food restrictions and we never suffered. There are lots of choices and the food is gourmet. Their pineapple/coconut/banana smoothie is awesome! The bathroom has an antique tub and sink, with old-fashioned fixtures. High-end soaps and shampoos are just part of deluxe treatment. You are warned that the hot water takes a while to arrive at the faucet. What they don't tell you is that it is scalding hot. Be sure to wait after you've adjusted the water temperature before climbing into the shower. There is a glorious hot tub outside. It was magical to be out at night with no light pollution, soaking in the hot tub and looking up at the night sky. With only two units, it is easy to coordinate usage so you have privacy. Trails are easy to access from right out the door. My husband loved these trails the best of any we've been on. The view of rock formations were amazing and manzinita shrubs in full bloom lined the side of trails. We booked six weeks in advance for the first week of March, which is just before the birding season really takes off. We would definitely have to book earlier to arrive for the major migrations. The bird feeders on our patio brought in local birds and migratory birds. If we sat outside for a few minutes, the birds were very willing to come back around to feed right above us. We would definitely recommend it to friends and if we return to Arizona, will be anxious to stay again.
5 on March 11, 2015
This was a most amazing experience. We stayed in the Agave Suite. We were able to lie in bed and watch dozens of varieties of birds for hours in the lovely trees on our patio. From the minute we arrived to the moment we left this lovely B&B we felt welcome and valued. The mesquite and blueberry pancakes and the fresh squeezed juice was amazing! We sat in the Jacuzzi in the full moon and stars filling the sky one night and the next night we sat in the Jacuzzi at dusk and watched the stars come out in full view of the gorgeous Dragoon mountain range. One early afternoon we hiked up the side of the mountains. This B&B was everything and more than was expected! Quiet, beautiful and relaxing! We will return.
4.6 on February 17, 2015
We stayed at the yurt at the Cochise Stronghold B&B, and what a wonderful experience it was. Nancy & John were very helpful, breakfasts were sumptuous, and hot tubbing at night under all those stars was wonderful. Although all the houses were occupied, there was an air of peace and privacy. There was water and electricity in the yurt which was great. The one small issue for me (at 68 years old) was no indoor plumbing. But all the other amenities (and our gracious hosts) definitely made it a wonderful and unique experience for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5 on February 11, 2015
The Cochise Stronghold was more than we every could have imagined! Picturesque surroundings, fantastic hosts, and incredible lodgings and amenities! We could not be more pleased - very well suited for a couple, a group (as we were), or a family gathering. Highly recommend!!!
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!
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!
4.8 on November 10, 2013
We booked 2 nights in their yurt. What a wonderful surprise. Didn't want to leave. So peaceful wonderful people and nature wow. Bed was comfortable, place was clean and an absolutely wonderful place to hike around. Have highly recommended this place already to friends and family. Only problem we live so far away and won't be able to enjoy it as much as we would like. Anyone near the area should make it a habit it visit. Karen A. Kingman, Ks
5 on October 30, 2013
Nancy and her staff were wonderful and attentive as they made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The setting is gorgeous, our casita was charming and well-stocked, and steps away from great hiking/climbing trails. The meals were fabulous and healthy(OMG!) and we took advantage of the meditation yurt, the hot tub and the masseuse. Calming, spiritual, and full of adventure and history. For those who want to get away from the crowds and enjoy natural beauty, we'd highly recommend this place. Great for couples and friends to reconnect.
4.4 on October 23, 2013
We went for our 15th wedding anniversary. Having 3 kids - it was so nice to have peace and quiet! We saw lots of wildlife. Had 3 deer come to our back patio twice while we were there. Our favorite was the hottub under the stars - so beautiful! We took a small hike and just enjoyed being alone. I think there were at least 10 people other than us on the property but you would never know it. Worth the money!
4.2 on October 23, 2013
we stayed in the Yurt and loved it! Breakfast was fantastic and the setting beautiful.
4.6 on October 22, 2013
Absolute had a great stay. Enjoyed the quite(reason for the stay) access to hiking and camping if one would need. Rooms where very accommodating with accessories and condiments beyond ones thinking in the kitchen Also the food was Awesome. Being vegetarian I had no problem with the menu and one can order in advance if a special meal would be required. You can hardly find a good restaurant that does that today. Very much appreciated. Looking forward to our next stay. Bruce
5 on September 05, 2013
We had a wonderful weekend at Cochise Stronghold. Breakfast was tasty, the room was spacious, the view unbeatable. Highly recommend!
4.8 on June 02, 2013
Beautiful and peaceful place, outstanding hosts; great hiking.
4.6 on May 19, 2013
To sit outside and watch birds and deer coming to feed next to the patio was magical. This B&B offers peace and quite and Nancy and John have provided a little bit of heaven. I would recommend this place to couples who want to spend time away from the rat race.
4.8 on May 12, 2013
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4.4 on April 19, 2013
This was an excellent place to stay. The view was fantastic, the folks great and the breakfasts outstanding. I will definitely come back.
5 on April 12, 2013
We spent a weekend as guests of Cochise Stronghold B&B with family members from Great Britain. Nancy and John Yates are great hosts (Nancy is a fantastic cook!) with deep knowledge of the area's flora and fauna, hiking trails, and tourism points of interest. This Stronghold is a wonder....so many bird species pass through here one can study them from the porch! Each day started off with a truly sumptuous breakfast...healthy and of local tastes...not to be missed! We will definitely be returning here to experience different seasons.
5 on April 07, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Stonghold B&B for our 19th anniversary getaway. It was truly a remarkable place to stay. The room was impeccable and had love in every detail; we were frequented by visits from deer and too many types of birds to mention; nearby hiking was spectacular; and our breakfast was a homemade delight beyond our expectations. Two BIG thumbs up! We will be returning.
5 on March 14, 2013
This is wilderness lodging to compete with an African safari. The suite is large and tastefully furnished including many antiques. The back patio provides a delightful cocktail setting surrounded by birds attracted to feeders and attracting the occasional Coue's whitetail deer looking for a handout. In front are comfortable rockers, a gas grill for those so inclined, and more mountain desert beauty. The provisioning service offered for the evening meals is superb and with little work allows the guest to enjoy an in-house dinner with just enough personal involvement to avoid feeling guilty. The included breakfast, as described in the brochure is "glorious" as well as delicious. If you are visiting the wonders of southeastern Arizona, you should not miss this one.
5 on March 10, 2013
This is what a great B&B is supposed to be. The Cochise Stronghold B&B is the perfect balance of exotic and mysterious – comfortable and friendly – and uniquely American Southwest. The silence and clarity reminded us of the Sahara Desert, but our surroundings and accommodations at the Cochise were much superior. We stayed in both the Agave and Casita Manzanita. Both were a superb value. A minimum two-day stay is required. To stay less is to miss the experience. We stayed three. Nancy and Lyda and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. They take a sincere yet modest pride in their quality operation. The breakfasts are prepared to order from scratch. Try the Chile Rellenos Soufflé and the special Cornbread baked in black iron skillets. We dined on our patio where there is only one rule – you must share the area with colorful songbirds and a roving family of mule deer. We like photography. The photo-ops are infinite. Our six-hour hike into the mountains of the Cochise Stronghold was a lifetime memory. And our visit to the nearby (50 miles) Chiricuhua National Monument was a real Southwest treat. Look for the profile of Cochise in the mountains. If you like some adventure and history coupled with superbly relaxing experience, you must stay here. We arrived unknowing – we left refreshed and energized.
5 on March 04, 2013
Fantastic stay at the Cochise Stronghold. Wonderful location for hiking or merely relaxing on the patio. Our family reserved both the yurt and a traditional suite. Both suited our tastes. It was hard to leave.
5 on February 24, 2013
A nature lover's abode.
3.6 on February 17, 2013
The views are incredible. It's difficult to describe the way the canyon rocks look or the feelings they evoke. I would like to wake every morning with this view.
5 on January 28, 2013
What a gem of a location, hospitality and ameneties! We stayed in the very comforatble and spacious Mongolian Yurt. We enjoyed being in nature and also having some modern conveneinces. The hiking was beutiful and the sunset/night time jacuzzi views were spectacular. We left inspired to return with other family members or friends as soon a possible! Enjoy
5 on January 28, 2013
Visiting Cochise Stronghold B&B and hiking the entire E-W loop and return has been the highlight of our vacation. The food was out of this world and our every creature comfort was addressed. The Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We felt pampered and so well cared for. We will be back and plan to highly recommend this experience to our friends. Willy and Francie Cork North Pole, Alaska
5 on October 20, 2012
Last year we stayed in the Agave suite as a honeymoon experience. Waking up in the morning to gentle dawn with birds and wildlife right out the glass door was marvelous. Gormet meals served by our very nice hostess, who also helped with mapping our walks later. The place and surroundings are filled with good energy. This year we're staying in the yurt. I can't wait to get there and experience the peace, once again.
4.0 on September 17, 2012
Will strongly recommend this B&B to anyone who appreciates the amazing natural surroundings and wants to get away from hectic everyday life. We had a memorable stay which was the highlight of our holiday, thanks for making it possible. Sibylle
5 on September 05, 2012
I took my (now) fiancee there for one night to propose her. The B&B is perfectly located in a small valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is peaceful, the host is very nice and served a delicious breakfast. The room was clean and well furnished, and jumping in a jacuzzi at night in the middle of nature is quiet something to experience!
5 on September 02, 2012
Nancy and John have a priceless facility located in an amazing location. Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat by yourself or a relaxing time enjoying the magnificence of nature all around with someone special - this is the place! Not to mention the over the top breakfast served each morning by Nancy. Exquisite accomodations with the most personal of service. You will have a hard time beating this combination of most unique characteristics!
5 on June 25, 2012
A wonderful, friendly, and beautiful place to stay. Peaceful and relaxing and the owner is very kind and helpful. A truly great place to go if you are looking for a serene and magical landscape steeped in a rich and ancient history. Kurt B.
5 on June 17, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed our stay here very much. The surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful. The surroundings far surpassed my expectations and so did the bed and breakfast. The breakfasts were spectacular. The room was so comfortable. I highly recommend this place for an opportunity to leave your usual daily life and experience this rugged area.
4.8 on April 30, 2012
We stayed in the Yurt and enjoyed the chance to enjoy a quiet weekend.
4.6 on April 19, 2012
What a wonderful, quiet, peaceful place to stay. Hosts were very accomodating and helpful. Food was excellent. They aim to please!
4.8 on April 08, 2012
If you want a remote and peaceful retreat in the Arizona Mountains, you have found it here. The hosts have continued to add touches to make this extra special including the option to eat breakfast at your room or on the beautiful patio amidst the fresh air and beautiful scenery. The yurt has plenty of room for a family of up to 8 and is a great alternative to a stuffy hotel room.
4.6 on February 16, 2012
We loved getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life! In this remote location we were able to unwind a little bit and relax in the beauty of the Dragoon Mountains.
4.4 on November 07, 2011
In March-2011-- I spent some Quality time in this beautiful setting writing my 2nd Book. It was such a Treat to wake up to the Nature Sounds and Beauty. The Indian Spiritual Grounds Resonated with my Highest self and gave me much Inspiration to write in peace, quiet and Solitude.! I highly recommend this Beautiful Place of Peace and Tranquility for that "Higher-Self Attunement and Complete Connection to GOD-Creator." I did Myself a favor and Justice to allow myself to connect to such a Beautiful Spiritual Source! Thank you Cochise Stronghold B & B! My Book writing Was Completed right there !
5 on October 05, 2011
A delightful earthy, off the grid experience! Friendly people but be aware that some fellow visitors are practicing their vows of silence, so don't be spooked.
4.4 on April 21, 2011
I had the oppurtunity to stay with Nancy & John at their B&B in Cochise Stronghold this last weekend. Let me say that I enjoyed their peaceful and secluded location and wonderful surroundings. Upon checking in through checking out, it was a pleasant & relaxing stay. I had the chance to stay in the yurt, and would highly reccommend it to anyone looking for a cheap (but enjoyable) getaway!
4.6 on April 08, 2011
We spent three marvelous days in the Stronghold. The animal life and birding are superb, as are the breakfasts. Nancy and John are great hosts. The hiking in the stronghold is rewarding, with well marked trails of easy/moderate difficulty. We highly recommend finding this spot.
5 on April 06, 2011
We stayed here for our 26th anniversary and it was better than our honeymoon. Words can not describe how wonderful it was.
3.8 on March 23, 2011
The property is gorgeous! The food is glorious! Our hosts were friendly and helpful. Only complaint was that the hot tubs smelled alittle funky. I didn't give higher marks for "rooms" because there was no IPod doc in our room which I just assumed would be there. But overall I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to 'get out there' to experience an amazing part of remote Arizona.
4.6 on March 17, 2011
We enjoyed out visit to the Cochise Stronghold B&B immensely, and the food was terrific.
4.4 on March 13, 2011
Everything about our stay met or exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend it. It isn't cheap, but worth my price in my opinion.
4.6 on January 21, 2011
Remote and spectacular setting with abundant wildlife and a gracious and accomodating innkeeper who is also a gourmet cook-perfect stay!
4.2 on November 22, 2010
My husband and I had a lovely and 3-night relaxing stay at Cochise Stronghold B & B in November 2010. We had originally reserved the yurt but were offered the suite at the same price since it had not been rented and we opted for this lodging instead. The B & B is located with a national park which is very special in itself. The view from the B & B is an outstanding one of the Dragoon Mountains. The wildlife including multiple birds and deer are clearly observable from the rooms. The Innkeepers, Nancy and John, were friendly, extremely accomodating and very knowledgeable about the area. Our room was very comfortable and clean and included a small kitchenette (with a small refrigerator, microwave but no stove). There is a cookhouse equiped with just about anything you would require to cook with a stone's throw away from the suite. It is dark at night though so a flashlight is very usefull if you need to go outside. A couple of excusions that we did and would recommend include Bowie National Monument, the Heart of Rocks hike in the Chiricahua National Monument and the Amerind Foundation Museum near Benson. We did not get a chance to hike in Cochise Stronghold but are told that this hike is also very special. Just another reason for us to come back to visit Cochise Stronghold B & B.
4.6 on October 24, 2010
My husband and I spent two glorious days at Cochise Stronghold B&B. The setting was secluded and beyond beautiful, with wildlife, trees and birds all around and hiking trails right off the property. Our "casita" was lovely and we enjoyed the views from both the front and back patios. The breakfasts were so delicious. Nancy, thank you for your wonderful hospitality (and the sunflower!). Two nights were not nearly enough. We've been telling all of our friends about this place. We can't wait to come back for a longer stay.
4.6 on September 09, 2010
Great food, very accomodating to my special diet too. Beautiful room, great location and great service. We will be back. John & Janet