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Cochise Stronghold, A Nature Retreat

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Location: Cochise Stronghold, A Canyon Nature Retreat, is located within the spectacular, historic, mountain canyon. Cochise Stronghold Canyon surrounded by 64,000 acres of evergreen Coronado National Forest. It is 80 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona, in the mailing district of Pearce. Regional attractions include the Canyon itself; Amerind Museum & Art Gallery; Kartchner Caverns and Chiricahua National Monument.Cochise Stronghold Retreat has an outdoor spa under the star, perfect for stargazing the clear, dark night skies. Wonderful walks and hikes out the door. Nature enthusiasts enjoy abundant wildlife and birds. Guests enjoy complimentary, gourmet breakfasts created by the nutritionist owner. For an additional fee supper dining is available. Top ratings by Frommers Arizona; Lonely Planet; National Geographic Traveller; A Thousand Places to See Before You Die; The NY Times
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Free Parking
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
Full view
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Tucson Intl Airport59 mi
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

There is so much to love here: the lodgings, the food, the hosts, and the setting in the stunning Dragoon Mountains. John and Nancy Yates have created a peaceful and vivifying retreat that respects the environment and natural rhythms. Deer drink from the water troughs....More

1  Thank Joan B
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

I got a real sense of Cochise and the Apaches when we visited this area. Lots of gorgeous rocks, remote, a few homes, hawks galore, and quiet. This is a great spot to take a picnic ( no restrooms so if nature calls find the...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time - weather, accommodations, and atmosphere allowed us to really enjoy a small family reunion. Plenty to do, or not due as the mood allows! Birds a plenty and gray hikes and climbs in a spectacular setting with an interesting historic...More

Thank petromack
Reviewed February 7, 2017

You will leave a part of your heart behind when you drive away from this serene desert valley in the fabled Dragoon Mountains. Stony, lichen-topped mountains glow pink, gold, and green at dawn. Deer glide past your patio in morning sunlight. A fat hen peers...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Nancy Yates was welcoming, the breakfast sublime (the cornbread is a must) and the scenery and hiking trail are terrific. A great experience, particularly if you are looking for a quiet and remote experience. We stayed in the Agave suite, but either of the suites...More

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"Both suites are good. See some specifics in review "Wonderful in So Many Ways""
Jan 31, 2018
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"Read the website and the reviews for more details, but any choice is good."
Feb 7, 2017
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"Both Rooms have Great Views in Front and Back"
Oct 6, 2015
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"We stayed in the larger Casita Manzanita and found it smashing."
Apr 25, 2015
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