About this listing
Lovely and comfortable adobe, stone and wood home in a remote location in Cochise Stronghold. Peaceful and quiet with exceptional hiking literally at your back door. The Cochise Stronghold Canyon (elev. 5,000 ft), is uniquely situated in secluded woodlands surrounded by granite boulders soaring 7,000 feet. Whether for casual hiking, climbing or bird watching, the cabin offers a comfortable and serene starting point. Two decks offer different views to relax and watch the wildlife and the stars.
The canyon is famously known as the final refuge (and resting place) of the great Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise. This rugged natural fortress was, for some 15 years back in the 1860s, the home and base of operations for Cochise and his people.
Many wonders await you in the canyon - hiking interpretive trails, bird watching, traversing gentle boulders, climbing world-class cliffs, and incredible stargazing! There are miles of trails to explore the unique ecology and geology of the area. Here you can fill your days and evenings with the honest pleasures of life…you will feel as though you've stepped back in time to experience the enchantment of the Old West.
There is campground a quarter of a mile at the end of the road. There, interpretive trails take you amid the boulders and among the junipers and oaks. This canyon has few full-time residents. You may (if you're lucky) see one or two friendly neighbors walking or driving down the dirt road during the day but generally, the canyon is quite secluded and quiet.
You'll have full access to the comfortably decorated cabin, including two bedrooms (one queen, one full-size bed), living room with floor to ceiling rock fireplace (with comfortable and sleepable couch), modern kitchen, full bathroom and two patios from which to enjoy quite different views.
This is a perfect place to enjoy a short or extended getaway to truly benefit from nature's serenity. While we promise it may be difficult to leave the cabin, there are some very cool excursions within a 45-minute drive, including a drive to Bisbee (a quaint and now artsy former mining town), Kartchner Caverns (largest wet cavern in the U.S.), Tombstone (the famed “town too tough to die"), and lots of smaller ghost towns along the way.
The property is pet-friendly but it's not wise to let them run unattended. We ask that guests stay for a minimum of three nights to offset the cost of cleaning/maintaining the house. If you would like to stay for less than three nights, please send us a message, we'll get back to you.
There is Internet/Wifi access, a large flat-screen television with DVD player (no cable/satellite) and a great collection of movies, a few board games, and a small adult mountain bike to take jaunts down the trails.
There are two bedrooms, each containing a comfortable queen size bed. The master bedroom also has an ottoman that opens to a child/toddler sleeping mattress. The couch in the living room is one of the most favored sleeping areas. There is also a quality fold-up bed in the second bedroom closet and comfortable bed cushions in the master closet serve as additional sleeping or resting areas.
You'll have access to the entire house and property. We're not onsite, but should you have any questions, we're always available by messaging or phone.
Interaction with guests
We will not be on (or nearby) the property during your stay, but we'll provide you with everything you need to know about the property, a little bit about the area, and brief recommended shopping list for your stay.
Other things to note
There is no municipal garbage collection in this area and all garbage created during your stay must be taken with you when you leave. For longer stays, we can provide information about nearby garbage collection site. We would appreciate it if you reduced the amount of waste you produce during your stay. Sorting by recyclables and waste is advised. "Leave No Trace" and "Pack It In, Pack It Out" are good mottos to remember for this area.
This is a very quiet canyon, and because sound travels freely, we ask guests to recognize and appreciate the serenity, especially sitting outside in the evening hours. All fires in the fireplace must be closely monitored due to fire risk in the canyon. Due to safety issues, no open fires are allowed anywhere else on the property. A closed grill is available; please monitor all grill flames and keep them low!
There is no municipal garbage collection in this area and all garbage created during your stay must be taken with you when you leave. We would appreciate if you reduced the amount of waste you produced during your stay. ‘Leave No Trace' and ‘Pack It In, Pack It Out' are mottos to remember for this area.
This is a cabin in a remote area, so be prepared to bring what you need for consumption as local shopping is limited and is at least a 30-minute drive away. There is no cell phone service (maybe one faint bar with Verizon), but there is a house phone for emergencies and wireless internet.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
Shared profile with my girlfriend, Linda. We both lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for 10 years and relocated to San Francisco in 2011/2012. Love traveling outside the tourist track. Easy-going and low-maintenance, responsible people with eyes for design, and David can fix almost anything.
We're Superhosts at love sharing our San Francisco home when we're in town (via our spare bedroom) or when we're out of town visiting other places! I also manage my family's Arizona cabin via this profile which I take great pleasure in fixing up every time I'm out there.
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