The Cochise Stronghold B&B has absolutely breathtaking scenery and is truly a unique place to stay. It is set amid 15 acres and lies within the shadow of the Cochise Stronghold, a beautiful place with incredible history. However, the B&B is in transition to become a Silent Meditation Retreat, something not advertised to the general public. It is also the permanent residence of 3 frail, elderly people in their mid-80s, something else not stated to guests until their arrival on site. My husband and I were quite dismayed to learn that we were unable to walk upon certain paths or even speak when near the home of the elderly people. We were also told not to look at, make eye contact with or disturb anyone on the property as they might not be another paying guest but someone on a silent meditation retreat. These rules, combined with a request to not use the propane heater while sleeping (we were staying in the yurt which was absolutely freezing after the sun went down), left us feeling very disappointed and sad. We paid $137 a night for 2 nights and expected a certain level of comfort and freedom but instead felt that we needed to tiptoe around in order not to disturb anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cochise Stronghold, A Nature Retreat Arizona/Pearce