Mescal Canyon Retreat is part of our 22 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 25 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 $10/night for each pet. Please inquire about pet restrictions.
Great over night stay. Quiet, and peaceful. Enjoyed the hot tub and fire under the stars. Great breakfast of fresh eggs and juice. If you are looking for someplace off the grid. Literally, check this place out. You won't be sorry.
Rennie, Andrea, and their daughter-in-law Bobbi, were extremely hospitable and kind hosts. The room was clean and quiet, meals/company were excellent, and the hottub/fireplace were beyond expectations. The location worked out well - close to Sedona, but off the beaten path. We were able to hike in the area, eat fabulous food either in Sedona or Cottonwood, and return to the room for a quiet and restful night. We hope to be back!
Rennie and Andrea and the team were perfect hosts--checking in on us when we had to drive in an unusual snowstorm, picking us up at the top of the driveway, and making sure we had a great stay at their home. It was relaxing, fun, remote, my only regret is that we didn't stay longer. We left already scheming a return visit.
This property was so unique and beautiful! Hot tub under the stars was so relaxing and they were very accommodating. Breakfast was delicious and they helped us map out some hikes and spots to visit. We had to leave early due to weather and were sad we couldn't stay. Would definitely visit again!
We loved our stay at the Mescal Canyon Retreat. Rennie and his family are wonderful hosts. The room was exactly as described, and the location is peaceful. We hope to stay again next time we're in the area.
EVEN BETTER IN PERSON!!! This place is a dreamland. The property is beyond beautiful and the hosts are beyond accommodating and a joy to be around. Couldn't have been happier.
Even when arriving on Christmas Eve, Rennie and his family made us feel very welcome. Our organic breakfast was excellent. The grounds are inviting and well-maintained. The Sage room was cozy, clean and stocked with organic, natural bath products. There is a heater in the room even though it isn't marked in the listing. The Retreat was far enough from town and main roads to feel secluded, but not too far at the same time. The hot tub is closer to the rooms than it looks in the photo.
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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 38 years is a master organic gardener, a licensed massage therapist with 28 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.