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 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
Rennie and Andrea were amazing -- one of the best Airbnb experiences we've had, and we've had some wonderful ones. The property is spectacularly beautiful, and the accommodations were everything that pictures convey: charming, cozy, eclectic. The hot tub & open air fireplace were magic. Breakfast was 5-star: organic veggies from their garden, eggs from their chickens, fresh fruit & great coffee. All of that would have earned full marks on any review... but the best part by far were the people. Breakfast with Rennie and Andrea and the other guests was a high-point of our Sedona getaway, with the sunset hike to Mescal springs (2.5 miles up canyon from their place!) with Ayla and Moki (their dogs) was a close second. We'll be back. Are you hiring, Radoccia's? You made us feel like part of the family... maybe we'll be back to stay...
Absolutely lovely location and a very tranquil atmosphere. I wish we had booked a longer stay! The hosts were kind and welcoming; the home-cooked breakfast was amazing. I hope to return! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.
We knew this would be a great place to stay based on the reviews and photos on the site. When we go there we were absolutely in paradise! The owners were very welcoming and our room was very cozy. The property has a fabulous garden, hot tub, and you are free to explore the vicinity by foot accompanied by one or both of the friendly dogs. Downtown cottonwood is a great little town with good restaurants and shops. We would highly recommend this place to others.
This was our first airbnb experience and it really set the bar high. We loved how peaceful and unique the property was and how accommodating our hosts were. Andrea is a very experienced massage therapist that made time for me to get a massage during our stay. Best massage I've ever had and she wrote down suggestions and issues with my body so I could work on them once back in the real world. The animals at Candlewood were very friendly and enjoyable as well. The dogs guided us on a hike through the mountains on our first day. This is a once in a lifetime bnb experience and I highly recommend it. Thank you Andrea and Rennie for building such a beautiful desert oasis open for others to enjoy. -Nicolette and Corey
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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.