Cochise Stronghold B&B in Pearce Arizona
Cochise Stronghold B&B Pearce Cochise Southeast Arizona Nature Retreat Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: John, Nancy and Sean Yates

Accommodations: 3 (1 room, 1 cottage, 1 tipi)

Address: Cochise Stronghold Bed and Breakfast, A Canyon Nature Retreat
P.O. Box 232 Pearce, Arizona (AZ) 85625

Telephone/Fax: (520) 826-4141,
Toll Free: 1 (877) 426-4141

Activities/Attractions: Located in the Southeast corner of Arizona, this is one of the most culturally, historically and geographically diverse areas in the American Southwest: Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Tombstone, Sierra Vista and Willcox – legendary communities within a short drive of one another.

In Southeastern Arizona experience the annual Wings Over Willcox and Southwest Wings Birding Festival events that define Cochise County as one of the top birding destinations in the nation. Begin your sightings just west of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and take the time to explore Carr, Ramsey, and Miller Canyons. You'll be astounded by more than 400 species of birds in flight!


"A beautiful restful weekend – even the weather added to our stay – quiet rain. We loved watching the birds – so many species just outside our window! Such tasty breakfast, a great way to start the day. The views are spectacular, we never tire of them. The accommodations are so comfy and cozy! We’ll see you again I’m sure – we love it here – its so special. This is my 71st birthday weekend. It has been so special!"

"What a wonderful place you have created here. I hope to emulate it some day, with straw bales, plaster, radiant floor heating, integral color concrete floors, solar water heater, and on and on and on. Thanks for sharing your life with us city folk."

"Nancy, thanks so much for your warm hospitality. We enjoyed very much the beautiful room, and especially the scenery! Wonderful place to birdwatch! We even had the pleasure of watching two deer during the storm last night."

"Thank you for creating a way to bring beauty and warmth into ours and your other guests’ lives. Your gracious hospitality was appreciated by us and our mutual friend Ann. Now that we have you we look forward to return visits. We will certainly tell our friends back east about the life you live and support here in the Stronghold. Best wishes, as we all continue on our journey."

"Thank you for putting us up on last minute notice – moon rise from hot tub – WOW! Pizza + Breakfast – Tasty! And the chance to laze around in pj’s – Priceless."

"Thank you for the relaxing environment. You have fit into this breathtaking land. You have done a wonderful job keeping such an ecologically sound business!"

"This has been for us the “find of the last many years” … we really appreciate your attention to energy conservation, resource efficiency and in general, your respect for our planet. We deeply share those values and admire your ability to live them!"


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" … an inspiration to sustainable-living advocates everywhere. Well done! Your B&B is an oasis."

"… We have enjoyed your comfortable, straw bale home which was so thoughtfully designed & constructed to be part of this natural environment. It’s been fun to watch the myriad of colorful birds come & go and to be visited by skunk & javelina during our brief stay."

"Silence, Stars, Rocks, Birds, Wind, Peace, Renewal."

General Information: Welcome to our Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Cochise Stronghold Canyon of Pearce, Arizona ... a peaceful mountain retreat awaits you ... relax, renew, romance. A magical place encircled by mountain peaks and lush native vegetation. Secluded and quiet; surrounded by 64,000 acres of evergreen forest. A wilderness destination in the wild, wild west; off the "beaten path". Cooler, located at a 5,000 feet elevation in the Dragoon Mountains. A friendly, welcoming, peaceful sanctuary.

Newly constructed and completed in 1999, the guest house was designed for maximum thermal efficiency and energy conservation. The design is "passive solar", to retain the sun's heat in the winter and provide "coolness" during the summer. Accommodations include:

  • The Agave Suite is spacious, elegant, luxurious comfort and convenience, yet honoring nature and the spirit of the wild in every way. Spectacular mountain views, abundant birds and wildlife (lots of deer) in the adjacent bushes and trees, at the feeders and watering station are clearly visible from the windows and patio
  • Casita Manzanita offers spacious, elegant, luxurious comfort and convenience, yet honoring nature and the spirit of the wild in every way. Spectacular mountain views, abundant birds and wildlife (lots of deer) in the adjacent bushes and trees, at the feeders and watering station are clearly visible from the windows and patio
  • Tipi and Breakfast provides an opportunity to be present in “nature at its finest” and to fully partake in the magic of the Dragoon Mountains at Cochise Stronghold. A few minutes walk from the main guest house, in a secluded grove of Manzanita, juniper and oak trees, the tipi offers comfort and luxury for a "wilderness experience par excellence"

We specialize in "in-room service" so you can fully relax while dining in the comfort and privacy of your suite or casita, or outdoors on your private patio. We cater to an active, healthy lifestyle with lots of choices for everyone including traditionalists, vegetarians, special diets, children and folks who just like to indulge now and again.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$89-189/night


"What a beautiful, peaceful place … and what a gift to create this retreat and share it with others. Thank you so much - this place speaks of so much in the great silence."

"Staying here, in the heart of Apacheria, has been a lovely experience. We’ve enjoyed the quiet, and your great accommodations – The surrounding country is sacred, and in all aspects mystical. And the company, the birds, skunk, lizards, deer ... made excellent companions … breakfasts great!"

"What a serene retreat! The company wonderful, the food divine, the view breathtaking. Thank you for opening your property & hearts to us."