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 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 $10/night for each pet. Please inquire about pet restrictions.
Mescal Canyon Retreat is such an amazing find! The property is an artfully designed oasis. Rennie and Andrea are fantastic hosts. I'd recommend taking a walk up into the canyon with the dogs who are excellent guides. My partner and I loved the wine tasting at Arizona Stronghold in Cottonwood as well as the hot tub star gazing at night. A breakfast of fresh eggs and garden veggies was wonderful! We hope to return.
Rennie and his wife were very hospitable. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was fantastic! The hot tub and outdoor fireplace are a nice touch, and the scenery is incredible. Rennie allowed me to bring my dog with me and she was able to play with their two dogs. I think my dog enjoyed the place as much as I did! It is clear that Rennie and his family have put an incredible amount of work and love into creating this place in the beautiful Verde Valley. It permeates every aspect of their home and bed and breakfast.
My husband and I were fortunate to begin our first visit to Arizona here. The property is convenient to town yet offers a rural experience. The hosts were gracious, professional, and provided great suggestions for touring and insight into the area. The property and room was as described in AirBnB. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was hearty and tasty. Great coffee! Thank you!
The Mescal Canyon Retreat is truly a gem, and I'm so glad that we decided to stay here after a day of hiking in Sedona. We loved sitting in the hot tub under a star-filled sky, the fresh tasty breakfast, friendly dogs, and hospitality. Would definitely recommend and love to come back!
We would recommend Mescal Canyon to our closest friends and family. We are looking forward to coming back soon! Expect great hospitality, beautiful views, and delicious breakfasts. Rooms are cozy and clean. Stargazing from the hot tub is a highlight.
I had such a restorative stay at Mescal Canyon Retreat. Rennie, Andrea and their family (including the doggies) are such kind and thoughtful people. They built this completely off-the-grid house themselves and are a pleasure to spend time with. The rooms are warm, cozy and clean (my bed even had flannel sheets yay!). There is a hot tub with a fireplace and breath-taking views. Breakfast in the morning was healthy and among the best I had on my vacation. The property feels quiet and secluded but is close to Red Rock State Park and the city of Sedona. I wish I could have stayed for weeks! So bring a good book, a bathing suit, and enjoy the stillness. I really can't recommend this spot enough and am looking forward to going back.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay with Rennie and Andrea! Their home is beautiful and located on the edge of a national park. Scenic, rustic, charming and home-y are all adjectives that can be used when describing our stay. We even took a dip in their hot tub that has an amazing view of the night sky. The breakfast was amazing and we had even better company with Andrea, her son, and Sons wife Bobbi. We couldn't be more happy with our stay especially since we were able to bring our 1 year old puppy with us! Thank you Andrea and Rennie! We will be back
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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.