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Cochise Stronghold, historic home of the Chiricahua ApacheAll the conveniences of home.
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SE AZ Hiking, Birding, and Quietude

Barbara User Profile

SE AZ Hiking, Birding, and Quietude

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Self check-inYou can easily check in with the doorman.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Our private, handmade adobe guest house gives you the conveniences of home, including a compact kitchen, bedroom, and sitting area in a quiet high-desert setting close to Cochise Stronghold. Shower and laundry are housed a few steps away in their own strawbale building. The composting toilet, prepared fresh for each party of guests, is housed in its own close-by private shelter. Your hosts (I and my husband David) live in a hand-built strawbale house a short distance from the guest house.


Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules

Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 7PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with building staff


76 Reviews

Timothy User Profile
June 2018
Excellent place to stay off the beaten path, especially if you're interested in watching and listening to nature. Very well maintained place out in the desert.
Harmon User Profile
May 2018
This was my third time in the Bear Cave. The hosts are superb people. Many extraordinary sights, such as Mt. Lemmon, Chiricahua Monument, and Bisbee within an hours drive. And the Amarind Museum even closer.
Gary User Profile
March 2018
Barbara and David are thoughtful and engaging hosts. They've mastered the balance between privacy and visiting. This was my third visit. The Bear Cave remains a calm and comfortable place, in a wonderful location.
Jon Steven User Profile
Jon Steven
February 2018
Barbara and David have created a simple and peaceful lifestyle in a special place. If you desire to decompress, I highly recommend staying with them in their handmade adobe guest house.
Alli User Profile
November 2017
We could not have asked for anything different at this unique, peaceful, beautiful spot. It was the perfect place to get away from our busy life, and Barbara and Dave made our stay comfortable, peaceful, insightful, and in truth we are dreaming of living in such solitude surround…
Josh User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Caroline User Profile
April 2017
The Bear Cave is one of the most peaceful and quiet places I've ever stayed...truly balm for this introvert's soul! The cabin is calm and welcoming, the surrounding desert is filled with life, and Cochise Stronghold just down the road is one of the more spectacular places to hike…

Hosted by Barbara

Arizona, United StatesJoined in December 2011
Barbara User Profile
77 Reviews
7 References
Hi, I'm your host Barbara Larson, and I look forward to meeting you. I've lived in the Southwest all my life and love to share the beauties of the desert with our guests. My husband David and I were teaching high school in Tucson when we decided to build our own home in the be…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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