Private and cozy gem in Cochise Stronghold
We were so glad to find this place near Cochise Stronghold, one of the prettiest parts of AZ. The ranch house is simple but cozy and Jan is a wonderful hostess, who is gracious and detail-oriented without being obtrusive in the least. (Her house is a little ways up the driveway, but neither house is in view of the other and you have total privacy). The pictures don't fully capture the warm feel of the house, though they are very accurate as to furnishings and layout. It's very neat and clean and cotton sheets and bedding were all very comfortable. Direct TV is your only link to the outside world. Our cells (ATT) did not work in the area, and the little Sunsites library with excellent wifi and friendly staff is a 6 mi trek, much of it over (well maintained) dirt roads. But part of the charm of the ranch is that it's preserving a different era, when such things didn't figure into our lives. If you plan to cook a lot as we did (and you'd better, as there are very few restaurants anywhere nearby), the kitchen has most basic necessities but not a lot of working space, and we could have used a big pot/Dutch oven to make soup. You can hike right into the Nat'l Forest out the back gate behind the barn, but there isn't an actual hiking trail (some cow paths) and it's some distance to the Stronghold. The yard was fully fenced both front and back and we saw tons of deer at all times of day and heard yipping coyotes at night. A really really special place, with a deep sense of "home" about it. Thanks, Jan.
Cochise Stronghold National Forest Getaway