About this listing
Mescal Canyon Retreat is part of our 20.5 acre property, Candlewood, in the central high desert of Arizona. We are located in the middle of the Verde Valley wine county, 18 miles from Sedona. Our property consists of our Main House, the Casita (caretakers house), 2 separate B&B rooms in an adjacent stone building, a Massage Studio, a Dance and Workshop Studio and my Architectural office. The entire property is "off the grid"which means we produce all of our electricity from photovoltaic panels. All of the buildings are built with GREEN and SUSTAINABLE materials. We have a large organic garden, a small flock of chickens and recently planted a 100 vine vineyard. Our property is bound on 3 sides by National Forest and 1 side by private land. We are located at the end of the road at the mouth of Mescal Canyon.
Mescal Canyon Retreat has two private B&B Rooms in a hand built stone building. The Sage Room has a private bath, king size bed and private patio with its own entrance from the outside. The Retreat also offers the Gold Room, with a king bed, and can be booked in addition to, or instead of, the Sage Room, if available. Please see separate listing on AirBnB for the Gold Room.
Both rooms have access to the Hot Tub Terrace and Hot Tub. This terrace is private with a wood burning fireplace and a wonderful view into the National Forest and Mingus Mountain. It is the best place on the property for star gazing.
Guests are served delicious organic breakfasts each morning of their stay. We provide organic coffee and teas, and serve eggs from our own chickens.
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The B&B rooms are separated from the Main House by a courtyard. They are private from each other and each has it's own outdoor entrance. When walking along the brick pathway toward the B&B Rooms, the Sage Room entrance is on the left. The rooms also have access to a small supply room with a small refrigerator and additional room supplies.
This is a passive solar, native stone building. The building is hand built by us 30 years ago. Each room has it's own heat source and a ducted evaporative cooler for cooling in the hot summer days/nights. All rooms have sliding glass doors for good ventilation. The house is constructed of all natural and green materials.
Guests have the use of the private hot tub terrace with a hot tub and outdoor fireplace, a wonderful place to relax and star gaze.
If guests have a pet there is an additional charge of $15/night for each pet. Please inquire about pet restrictions.
You owe it to yourself to stay here -- it is a beautiful, secluded spot outside the hustle and bustle of touristy destinations in the area. There is abundant hiking right outside your door, the sky is filled with stars, and the breakfast in the morning is outstanding. We really enjoyed our time here, especially our conversations with Rennie and Andrea.
The experience was awesome. It was our first time using the app and we chose a host with lots of reviews and we don't regret it. The place is quiet, private and has all the amenities that one can think of. The dogs were there to greet us and as a dog lover really added to the place. We weren't able to stay the night because it was a simple day trip but it was a five star experience. Thank you again for the great place.
Rennie and his wife were awesome! We learned so much about gardening and off grid living! Our room was cozy and we had a wonderful breakfast on the patio! It was such a lovely escape and cannot wait to go back to the canyon!
Rennie and Andrea could not have been more wonderful hosts! Beautiful room and property, awesome star gazing from the hot tub, delicious breakfast (with eggs from their chickens and peach sauce from peaches they harvested!), and GREAT dogs! Their recommendations for hiking and swimming holes were also great. This is a perfect location for those seeking refuge from the kokopelli-filled strip malls of Sedona in a beautiful natural setting, while still being fairly close to Cottonwood, Jerome, and Sedona. We'd love to come back!
Very cute place, hosts were accommodating and the pets are very sweet. Just a word to the wise swamp coolers only so if you are used to air conditioning to survive the summer temps be warned. I would really like to go back in September/October to enjoy the hot tub and fire place.
Thank you, Rennie and Andrea! My son and I had a wonderful stay in your home. Dinner at the stone circle, watching the stars come out from your hot tub with a small fire blazing, a delicious and nutritious homemade breakfast, all in an amazing setting with wonderful energy. You've inspired me to follow my goals and eventually be off the grid. Such a wonderful experience on so many levels. Thank you!
We loved our stay so much the first night we came back for a second. Magical place with kind hosts.
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About the Host, Rennie
I am an Architect with a private practice. My company is Architecture Works Green Inc. We specialize in sustainable and green architecture. I have been practicing architecture and building for over 40 years.
My wife, Andrea of 41 years is a master organic gardener, a licensed massage therapist with 30+ years experience and a noted American Tribal Style belly dance teacher.
We live in a beautiful secluded area on 20.5 acres in Clarkdale Arizona. We built and created all the improvements on this property over the last 30 years. All of the buildings are passive solar, built with green and sustainable materials and the entire property is "off the Grid".
We own and operate Mescal Canyon Retreat B&B here as well as my architectural studio.