Name: Cochise Stronghold Retreat
Location: United States
Cochise Stronghold Canyon is a very special and remote luxury retreat. If you enjoy lazing in a hot tub under a blanket of twinkling stars and surrounded by the shadows of majestic mountains, then Cochise Stronghold Canyon simply couldn’t be more perfect for you.
You reach this peaceful retreat by driving for miles along a picturesque road, crossing dry wash creek beds until you start to question whether you have taken a wrong turn, before you eventually arrive at this wilderness destination in the wild, wild west.
Rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated and come with any and every tool and small appliance you could ever need. There are three suite types available. They range from the Agave Suite which features a luxury king size bed plus a sofa which can be converted into a queen size sofa bed. The bathroom has an antique cast iron bath/shower and an antique sink, with old-fashioned fixtures. It also offers a hairdryer, bath robes and high-end soaps and shampoos which are all just part of deluxe treatment. Should you need it, there is a kitchenette, satellite television and air conditioning, but the highlight is the great outdoors. Wake up each morning in a dream with the enormous view of spectacular mountains giving way to the deer and birds meandering right across your private patio – what a way to start the day.
The Casita Manzanita is a larger version of the Agave Suite and a complete “home away from home”. This peaceful refuge also has stunning views along with a private bedroom, living & dining room, fully equipped kitchen, stylish bathroom with cast iron bath/shower, a twin futon, a wood stove for evenings fireside and of course a patio where you can immerse yourself in the outdoors.
Both the Agave and the Casita have access to a glorious hot tub outside. This is a magical place to be at night and with the lack of any light pollution, you can soak in the hot tub and watch millions of stars. With only two units, it is easy to coordinate usage so you can have complete privacy.
Finally there is a romantic woodland yurt tucked in a secluded grove of juniper and oak trees. This 700 sq ft yurt is a fun and cozy space where you can enjoy nature at its finest. It is perfect for a couple but it comfortably sleeps up to 8, so is a fun retreat for a whole family. The yurt is a traditional structure, a Mongolian style walled tent, but modernized with architectural fabric, hi-tech foil insulation, fir lattice & beam and pine flooring. It comes complete with a heater and ceiling fan and cooler, as well as a microwave and eating utensils.
Although you have cooking facilities in your suite and microwave with cutlery and crockery in your yurt, Cochise Stronghold Canyon Retreat provides glorious breakfasts as room service. Their made-to-order menu includes mesquite blueberry buttermilk pancakes, spinach feta frittata, South West omelet with mexican cheese, chile & potatoes and fresh fruit smoothies. The menu is mouth-watering and portions are generous. For lunch and dinner you might want to bring along food provisions or eat at local restaurants. There is a small grocery store in a neighboring town or guests can purchase dinner items from the retreat’s own provisioning service that you can cook or grill.
Local Activities include wine tasting which is particularly good in the region. In fact Southeast Arizona is now a hotspot for local vineyards and wineries. Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are very special here and you can do it right from your window or patio, or at numerous renowned nearby sites. There are also some fabulous hikes right from your door and in the nearby Chiricahua Mountains. Climb world class, top-rated climbs within walking distance or a short drive.
If you need to relax and appreciate warm hospitality, birds and butterflies, cacti, flowers, deer, stimulating walks, serenity and a feeling of timeless tranquillity – Cochise Stronghold Canyon will nourish your soul.
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