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Cochise Stronghold National Forest Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3 - adults only

The wonderful Deer Oaks Ranch House, set in the base of the Cochise Stronghold Property abuts the National Forest for fabulous hiking, rock climbing and wildlife and bird viewing.

Stay for a week and visit nearby attractions such as The Cochise Stronghold, The Chiricahua National Monument, Bisbee, Tombstone, The Bird watching Playas, Kartchner Caverns. The Historic Stronghold is where Chirachaua Apache, Chief Cochise, Geronimo and the band held strong in their stand against the US Military.

Restaurants, post office, gas and grocery store within 6 miles. Tucson is 1 hr. West. Sierra Vista is about the same. Privacy and wilderness galore!

More Details

Lynn H
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2017

About Lynn H

This is my family's homestead.

Lynn H purchased this house in 1900

Why Lynn H chose Arizona

Could not imagine living anywhere else.

What makes this house unique

A very unique property tucked up into the stronghold. Very peaceful and private. Enjoy a one on one with nature.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pearce in Cochise County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Cochise Stronghold National Forest Getaway
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

A quirky but nice place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The property is quirky, relaxing, and very comfortable. The surrounding area is stunning, with the Conchise Stronghold just down the road. We like cooking, and the kitchen was very well equipped for this, which was great.

Good air conditioning, which was vital for the hot temperatures. Would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cochise Stronghold....steeped in Apache history.

  • 5 of 5

From wonderfully receptive host Jan to quaint, well built ranch house at base of the HISTORIC APACHE FORTRESS, Cochise Stronghold, this is a gem. With comfortable surroundings, both in and out of house, as front and back porches are more than comfy, to beds that are sleepable, in a well appointed ranch home. Jan kindly helps out with any requests providing fully stocked information re area outings. For a Cochise Apache afficionado, and his legendary Stronghold 3 miles by car, and the other Apache staple, Chiracauhua National Monument 45 minutes, each amazingly unique in stature and topography (your camera a must), with startlingly inviting Bisbee and Tombstone within an hour or so, as well as Mt Graham observatory and soothing mineral hot springs at Safford, a real treat. Mornings see hundreds of happy little birds springing about in joy. Unforgettable time. important to bring water for trip to the Stronghold, as no water at the oasis like campground, all in all a most memorable get-a-way, steeped in history and family heirlooms..thanks Jan, a priceless experience. Car is a must. Laundry nearby, off site.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you fabulous review. It will be most helpful to other guests. We hope to see you again soon! Jan
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  • 5 of 5

Was better than we expected, and we knew it looked good from the reviews! Is was so perfect for what we were looking for. Very comfortable. Jan is a gem, her dad build the home in the late 60's early 70's. There is a lot of heart evident there. I would take it any day over a plush upscale hotel. Awesome hiking in the Cohese Stronghold. This will go down as one of the best places I have been!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and cozy gem in Cochise Stronghold

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature lovers Paradise

  • 4 of 5

If you like watching birds and other wildlife, hiking, spectacular unobstructed views and peaceful accomodations; you'll love Deer Oaks Ranch. Walk out the back yard and hike to your hearts content in the Coronado National Forest,. Close by is the Cochise Stronghold and Chiricahua National Monument. It's only a short drive to such renowned wildlife viewing areas as White Water Draw, Patagonia Lake and all of the canyons in the Huachuca Mountains. We spent a month at Deer Oaks Ranch and saw over 100 species of birds. We even added 7 to our life list. The ranch house was quaint but well furnished and equiped for the two of us. It was absolutely perfect for our nature get-away. Jan (our host) was extremely cordial, knowledgeable and helpful. If you don't mind a mile or two of dirt roads, you'll love this place.

Ken and Jan Felix

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Wild West Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have never been to this area before. Not many people know how wonderful Cochise County is. It's higher in elevation and therefore cooler than Tucson and definitely cooler than Phoenix.

We flew in from the East Coast into Tucson and rented a car. The property is really tucked up into the Mountain. It's is very picturesque. So very quiet here. Lots of beautiful desert landscaping. We hiked up into the Stronghold. It was breath-taking. One of our favorite places was the Amerind Foundation Museum. We are both American Indian/Wild West history buffs.

Also went to a vineyard in Willcox. That was an enjoyable day.

We loved coming back to the ranch after a day out touring the area. The home is very cozy. We also did lots of Rock hunting.

We got to tour Jan's art studio and purchased a little something to take back with us. The down town is small but had everything we needed. - gas and groceries. I highly suggest vacationing here. We hope to make it back soon.

Thank you!

John and Candice

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
TJ Tavern and VFW Bar and the Golf Course Ctry. Cl
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shadow Mountain Gold Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pizza and subs
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pearce, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42.67
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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