Looking for a quiet place in nature to escape the northern winters? Look no further; my 1/2 mile 4WD driveway will take you to an unbelievably remote (yet reasonably accessible) place where privacy and nature rule! One of the last truly wild locations left in the lower 48, the Chiricahua Mountains. are part of Arizona's biologically diverse “Sky Islands” where you can find 375 bird species, coatimundi, mountain lion, bear, deer, turkey, even jaguar to keep you company.
This property is a Nature Lover's dream come true! Considered one of the most spectacular examples of the Sky Islands (see Wikipedia definition), the Chiricahua Mountains are home to one of the most biologically diverse places in North America.
9 life zones span the rise from the desert plains at base of the mountains to towering Chiricahua Peak (9,760' elevation) approximately 6,000 vertical feet of rise above the valley floor. These mountains are home to over 375 species of birds and other notable animal species including; coatimundi, black bear, mountain lion, coues deer, turkey, 13 types of hummingbirds and even jaguars have been spotted near here!
Elf owls nest in the trees near the cabin in April and May and the rare Elegant Trogon has been spotted before in Whitetail Canyon just below the house. Nectar feeding bats empty hummingbird feeders at night and nighttime sky viewing is superlative as there is virtually no ambient light from any town to dim the stars.
Nearby in Portal, the Southwest Research Station is operated by the American Museum of Natural History and provides scientists and researchers from around the world the chance to operate in one of the most biologically rich environments in the U.S. There are more species of mammals, birds, reptiles, bees and ants found here than any other place in the country!
The Chiricahua National Monument, AKA the Land of Standing Rocks, is just 4 miles west of the house up Whitetail Canyon. The cabin is notched into the mountains with almost no other neighbors anywhere nearby (and the ones that are here are very friendly and helpful).
The bucolic Colibri Vineyard is located just below the property and has the perfect microclimate for growing certain wine grapes.
The house is remote and therefore simple. Staying here is about the place not the amenities. That said, you should find everything you need to keep you comfortable during your stay!+ More