Mescal Canyon Retreat

This is a northern Arizona member spotlight for Mescal Canyon Retreat MCR_MAGAZINE AD 7-29-13 flattened

In the heart of the Verde Valley, visitors will be pleasantly surprised when their drive down a long country road ends at Mescal Canyon Retreat. This charmingly rustic, off the grid, bed & breakfast in a truly one-of-a-kind setting. Many guests call it an oasis, as it is surrounded by National Forest, located at the end of the road, yet still close to town. It's just a few miles to Old Town Cottonwood, historic downtown Clarkdale, and just ten minute's drive to Jerome.

The hosts, Rennie and Andrea Radoccia, are the kind of people who really do what they put their minds to. Thirty years ago, they began to transform the raw desert landscape into the amazing retreat there today.

CWGoldRoomHand built passive solar sustainable buildings are nestled in a verdant permaculture landscape with a terraced organic garden and a small vineyard. The rooms are comfortable and located in separate buildings with private baths and patios. There is a secluded hot tub terrace with a fireplace and view of Mescal Canyon. The breakfasts are all made fresh every morning, with vegetarian fare from the garden. It's amazing to see what a paradise the desert can become!

HotTubMescal Canyon Retreat also offers seclusion and comfort, a place to get away from it all. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms, and wireless internet is only available by request. They offer private massages in the garden and miles of hiking trails in the adjacent national forest.

The decision to convert their former “children’s wing” into a guest house is a reflection of their on-going vision for this property and provides guests with an inspiring example of holistic, sustainable living. They also offer a studio space, available for rentals as a conference or meeting space to the community, and they often hosts seminars and groups throughout the year. And in 2014, the retreat will also open another building to their guests, which will house a communal kitchen and additional sleeping space for larger groups.

Whether you're looking for an escape from city life, or just want to find a place to relax and let your mind rest, Mescal Canyon Retreat can offer it all. Book today by calling 928-634-6027 or by emailing [email protected]