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.
The property was exactly as described - perfect for what we were looking for! The rooms were tastefully appointed and both Rennie and Andrea made me and my wife feel welcome in their lovely home. Not only is the property beautiful and peaceful, but the breakfast was fantastic. The next time we find ourselves in the Clarkdale area we'd love to stay with Rennie and Andrea again!
Really nice experience here. Every place you turn on the off grid property is a space of interest from the hot tub and fireplace atop the crest to the different fountains, gardens and other areas. It's a very inviting atmosphere. Makes you just want to sit and take in it all while petting the two friendly dogs Moki and Ayla.
Breakfast was nice with home grown eggs and fresh fruits. The bed was comfortable and bathroom facility was small but very functional.
If you want an interesting place that captures your attention at every turn (different from the polished but soul-less hotel chains) this is a good choice.
Serene and secluded location away from the bustle of Sedona while still convenient for day trips. Location also very convenient to exploring nearby towns of Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome, as well as the Verde Valley wine trail. Rennie and Andrea were gracious hosts and provided delicious and nourishing breakfasts each morning. Their sweet and loving pets and flourishing gardens were an added benefit. A delightful stay, indeed!
On the day of our arrival, we were greeted by Andrea and the dogs. We felt welcomed to the property and instantly fell in love with the gardens, trees and our room for the weekend. Our room was just as stated and very comfortable. The organic cotton bed cover is a nice touch. We enjoyed sitting on our patio and walking the grounds and seeing the grapes. Not having any dogs of our own, we found them delightful to be around. Breakfast with Rennie and Andrea and the other guests was delicious, relaxed and very pleasant. The hosts are very interesting people and we enjoyed learning about the property and all the work that has gone into making it such a special place. Much of the building was done with their own hands.
We felt as comfortable here as we do in our own home. We were not looking to stay at a plush, fancy or noisy resort or hotel. Mescal Canyon Resort is very down to earth, quiet and calm. Being self sustainable is another awesome feature here.
This bed and breakfast was a Jem! Beautiful architecture combined with well manicured and maintained horticulture and a welcoming atmosphere made for a very comfortable, serine place to spend our time in the mountains! The breakfast each morning was delicious. The dogs on the property are effectionate and guided us on our hike up the canyon. The rooms were very clean. Rennie is in the process of building a communal kitchen and lounge for when guests want to prepare their own meals, which will be very useful! We had a wonderful stay and would recommend to couples from all around.
We loved the location—so close to all of the hiking in Sedona, close to the town of Cottonwood (which we found more charming than Sedona), and the seclusion of the property incredible! Really made for a wonderful retreat. Andrea and Rennie are so kind and hospitable. It was amazing to see their beautiful gardens and chicken coop... a true "garden to table" experience! Andreas breakfasts were delicious and wholesome. The hot tub might have been our favorite part...just imagine soaking under a blanket of stars after a glass of wine! The property is very unique and special. We definitely recommend this listing to anyone visiting Arizona.
host gave us a tour of their expansive compound, ideally located at the end of a very scenic canyon. The location is charming, with a welcoming cat and a hot tub. We enjoyed our breakfast and meeting our co-guests. Definitely of interest to anyone interested in sustainability as this location is entirely off the grid and powered by solar.
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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.