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We would like to welcome you to the Sulphur Springs Valley whose boundaries are created by the Dragoon Mountains on the west and Chiricahua Mountains on the East. This beautiful valley has a rich bio-diversity of natural wonders, wildlife and history that makes a truly unique area.
The nearest town to the Stronghold is Sunsites, a small but growing, rural retirement community located just off of Highway 191. Here you will find an 18 hole golf course, library, health clinic, several restaurants, RV parks, real estate offices and many small businesses.The Cochise Stronghold B&B is just 15 minutes away. New housing is available, both with custom builders or developments. Sunsites is located in the center of the valley offering an excellent base from which to explore. The Amerind Foundation, Fort Bowie, Muleshoe Ranch, Wonderland of Rocks in the Chiricahua Mountains and Kartchner Caverns the only LIVING cave in the U.S., are all within minutes of here.
Nearby are some of the premier areas for birding in the U.S. The Portal area in the Chiricahua Mountains is home to the Elegant Trogan. The Willcox Playa is ancient seabed that provides a late fall/winter nesting area for the Sandhill Crane and numerous other wetland birds. Just 30 minutes away is the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, and 60 minutes away is Ramsey Canyon Preserve.
Cochise County is truly unique with great diversity. The nearby towns of Benson, Bisbee,Douglas, Sierra Vista/Ft Huachuca, Tombstone and Willcox are within an hour's drive or less. Take a pictorial trip presented by DesertAura. They offer museums and the history of the "old west" as it once was along with wonderful historic buildings, shopping, movie theatres and much more.
Closeby are the ghost towns of Gleeson and Courtland. One "former" ghost town, Pearce is making a "comeback" with a small but growing arts community. The original post office and general store are still standing and have businesses in them. Unique pottery by Old Pearce Pottery and Handcrafted Goat's Milk Soap are some of the things to be found here.
Located 1/4 of a mile from the Cochise Stronghold Forest Campground is The Cochise Stronghold Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy all the beauty of the Stronghold with all the comforts of home. Hike to nearby ancient rock art, birdwatch from your private patio, watch for deer javelina, coatimundi and ringtail cats, and stargaze clear night skies from the hot tub. Extra services such as food provisioning, massage therapy treatment, and bird watching tours are also available. To learn more about this unique B&B please go to our website.
We invite you come and visit our area in beautiful Southeastern Arizona. The land of the historic Chiricahua Apache, rolling grasslands and beautiful mountains. Come to the high desert elevation starting at 4200' and enjoy the cooler summers, mild winters and the best that mother nature has to offer.
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