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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Lynn H

This is my family's homestead.

Lynn H purchased this house in 1900

Why Lynn H chose Pearce

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.


Pearce House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking


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Cochise Stronghold National Forest Getaway
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Excellent place for two

  • 5 of 5

Simple cozy ranch home, very private, quiet and peaceful. Excellent views, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, clean and well equipped and organized. 2 large screen porches, great wildlife viewing. Ten minutes away from east side Cochise Stronghold access. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scenic Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay at the lovely ranch house. Being nestled near the foothills of the mountains and getting to see the different types of wildlife were very peaceful and relaxing. We were located in an area that allowed us to do numerous activities during the day including rock hounding, sightseeing, and going to Tombstone. The ranch home was very comfortable and clean, and its unique landscape was beautiful. Coming back to the house after a full day of activities, we were able to relax and enjoy the comforts the home had to offer. We would like to thank you for allowing us to stay at the ranch house which was part of a very memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 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.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 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!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 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.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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