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 Gold Room has a private bath, king size bed and private patio with its own entrance from the outside. The Retreat also offers the Sage Room, with a queen bed, and can be booked in addition to, or instead of, the Gold Room, if desired. Please see separate listing on AirBnB for the Sage 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. The Gold Room is on the right and has its own private courtyard. 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 $15/night for each pet. Please inquire about pet restrictions.
We had a great stay at Mescal Canyon. Rennie and Andrea were wonderful and cooked us great breakfasts. We enjoyed sitting in the garden, hot tubbing under the stars, building a fire & roasting s'mores, and taking a long hike up the canyon. Make sure to plan time in your stay just to hang out there...it is relaxing and beautiful! Can't wait to go back.
My friend and I only stayed at the retreat for one night but it will be an unforgettable experience. From the moment we pulled up to the front of the house we immediately felt welcomed. Rennie & Andrea's two dogs, Moki & Ayla & cats greeted us & led the way. The property, our room & our breakfast - were absolutely perfect! We enjoyed a night of soaking in the hot tub & sitting by the fire. I can't recommend this place enough! I wish we could have stayed longer.
Rennie was a gracious host, and his B&B was heaven on earth. From the room and comfortable bed, to the private patio outside my room, to the hot tub deck with outside fireplace ( I stayed up late to watch the stars for 2 blissful hours), the tranquil setting, and of course his amazing dogs and cat. It was perfect. The only thing I hated was leaving... I must come back.
We stayed a glorious week at Mescal Canyon Retreat and loved every minute of it. The great accommodations, great food, fun and well-behaved animals, beautiful birds and best of all, the great company of Andrea and Rennie. We loved how they gave us really good advice for activities around the area. Andrea is an experienced and talented massage therapist. Treat yourself to a massage if she is available while you're there!
We had a great time at Mescal Canyon Retreat. Andrea and Rennie are very gracious host. We started our days with french press coffee, veggies from their garden and eggs from their chickens, a delicious home made organic breakfast! The place itself had a lot to offer for a wonderful stay, hiking through the canyon, relaxing on the upstairs deck and at nights the outdoor fireplace, taking a hot tub and stargazing at the same time, those are experiences that we will never forget. It is also a great location if you want to explore Jerome, Sedona and The Verde Valley Wine Trail. We love Mescal Canyon Retreat and definitely recommend it!
We had the best time exploring the area. So much to do and it was great to have such a warm/relaxing place to go back to. Rennie and Andrea are the most amazing people and extremely gracious hosts! We'll definitely be back!!! I hope someday there will be an opportunity for us to return their hospitality
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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.