Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat Bed and Breakfast is your headquarters to explore and hike the Chiricahua National Monument, 
Chiricahua Mountains, and Ft. Bowie National Historic  Site, and experience the new and award winning wine-tasting rooms in Willcox.
(This B & B is for sale. Call for details.)

Surrounded by gorgeous Dos Cabezas Mountain views...and awesome sunsets. Tired of noisy hotels? With only two guestrooms, it is stunningly peaceful, quiet and very
private here at
Dos Cabezas B & B.


Come sit a spell in the porch rockers and watch the stunning and inspiring sunsets.

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Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat
Bed and Breakfast....
Conveniently located back off of Highway 186 midway between Willcox, AZ and the Chiricahua National Monument and close to Ft. Bowie National Monument. We are your headquarters for your day trips to experience hiking, nature, wine-tasting, dining, museums and the historical old west as it was "then" and as it is"now."  We are located in the middle of the old ruins of the Dos Cabezas ghost town, where once lived 4,000 people and now live 30! Dos Cabezas became a ghost town and still is, and the mud adobe ruins and leftover dwellings from the hippie days whisper a thousand stories of mystery and adventure from days gone by.

Birders want to get up early and get birding, hikers want to get up early and get hiking, apple orchard pickers want to get up early and get picking, and everyone wants a great rate!

Our rates in one of our two guestrooms include a self-serve Continental breakfast of coffee, juice, pastry and a granola, yogurt and fruit parfait bowl available from 6:30-8:00 a.m. or earlier with prior request.

And the best amenities of all: stars you can almost touch, peace and quiet, and a walk through the time in the historical mid-1880's adobe buildings.

A two-night minimum is required, although you are welcome to call as we sometimes have availability a day or two prior.

Please call between the business hours of

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


or email for reservations!

Please check the 
Rates and Policies Page for more information.
We require a two night minimum.


This Bed and Breakfast property is for sale. Call for details. Live your dreams in the old west "then" and "now" in the midst of a growing wine industry. Offered at $298,900 turnkey. Please scroll down for more information.


Join us for a Wonderland of Rocks hike at the famous, magnificent Chiricahua National Monument, trekking through the inspiring world-class hiking trails at the famous Wonderland Of Rocks, or through a path in the woods in the Chiricahua Mountains.  The enchanting liberating, so magical, so inspiring, and we'd love to share our adventures with you.


Incredible views from the front porch of Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat B & B!

A Dos Cabezas B & B specialty......peace and quiet and stars you can touch!





About a year and half ago The Discovery Channel film crew, who had filmed much of PLANET EARTH, stayed at Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat B & B for two weeks to film the Sandhill Cranes for an epic, new series, NORTH AMERICA.

The world premier was on The Discovery Channel. You can view a trailer by scrolling down below. This new series is being hailed as epic and jaw-dropping.

When you view the trailer, you'll see the Sandhill Cranes about 3/4 of the way the trailer, a couple of frames after the dolphins, with a great shot of the Dos Cabezas mountains in the background and an overlay of the words "Five Years In The Making." Working with Homer Hansen, Director of Wings Over Willcox and Tom Whetten, a local photographer, and the Arizona Game and Fish, The Discovery Channel filmed at the Willcox Cochise Twin Lakes, at AZ Game and Fish's "Crane Lake" Wildlife Area off of Kansas Settlement Road a few miles south of Willcox, and at Whitewater Draw. 

"They set up blinds and would leave our place around 3:00 a.m.," said Jon Samuelson, owner of Dos Cabezas B & B, "and they would film all day long, coming back in around seven or eight at night." Samuelson said it was exciting to have them and their incredible array of camera equipement at the B & B, and to watch how they worked. "For two weeks they would film for twelve hours a day, and at the end of each day they would comment they might have ended up with a couple of minutes of usuable footage that day." They told the Samuelsons that for this kind of film, the footage "had to be the best in the world."

An article in The Huffington Post reads, "From snow-capped mountains to arid deserts, and all the lush forests in between, Discovery Channel has a gorgeous new series that zooms in on some of the most exotic nature in the world--and it's all in our own backyard. The footage is absolutely breathtaking."

"North America" trailer: Click this link:

 Dos Cabezas Bed and Breakfast FOR SALE: We are looking forward to retirement and have offered our B & B for sale at a great turnkey price of $298,900. It's a multi-purpose/multi-family property. Currently a well-known Bed and Breakfast operated on a part-time hobby basis, the property can easily be reconfigured for multiple uses.
For info, please contact us by email: happiness@doscabezasretreat

Here is a short description of the listing:
Multi-family and multi-purpose. Currently operated as a part-time hobby B & B, this historical ranch property with three houses can easily be reconfigured to a two-unit multi-family monthly rentals, or operate as a combo B & B as well as have a small casita monthly rental, or a combo B & B with a mother-in-law Casita guest house. Are you retired? Do you work at home? If you have other income, owning this incredibly priced, historical Dos Cabezas B & B can be the best dream you ever lived. It is close to both the Chiricahua National Monument and Ft. Bowie National Monument in southern AZ and has a separate house currently used as the owner's quarters, a guesthouse with two b and b rooms with private bathrooms, and a casita which has two rooms used either as bedrooms without bathrooms, or currently the breakfast room and other room, for a total of 4 guest rooms. In a gorgeous mountain setting teeming with wildlife, the property has stunning views, borders State land, is horse property, has significant historical value, and is close to wine country, all which meld to make your dream come true. Turn-key, furnished, artifacts, walk in and take over. It's a great fun life hosting fascinating guests from all over the world (e.g. The Discovery Channel), while making supplemental income. Visit the B & B website at 

In the meantime, we will be here to host you in this beautiful nature paradise.

 Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat Bed and Breakfast is the Chiricahua Mountains and Chiricahua National Monument bed and breakfast headquarters, perfectly situated about half-way between Willcox, AZ and the Chiricahua National Monument. We are located in the serene Dos Cabezas Mountains 14 miles southeast of Willcox, Arizona. Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat Bed and Breakfast guest lodging in the historic Dos Cabezas ghost town is located about a quarter mile off of Hwy. 186, and our bed and breakfast is only twenty-five minutes to the mystical Chiricahua National Monument and Mountains, a favorite for hiking and sight-seeing. We serve your breakfast in plenty of time for you to ride the shuttle van from the Monument Visitor's Center to the top of the Wonderland of Rocks where you can hike back down to your car. We are the newest of the bed and breakfasts inns near Willcox, AZ, and the famous Willcox Playa, home to the wintering Sandhill Cranes. Dos Cabezas B & B is your first stop from Willcox for lodging or bed and breakfasts near the Chiricahua Mountains. 

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    Dos Cabezas is a village named after the striking twin-peaked mountains (the English translation is two heads) that rise above the village. The Retreat's setting is secluded and private, a perfect get-away for any time of the year. 
    The bed and breakfast private guestrooms, the Pioneer Room longviewguestroomand the Kachina Room, are furnished with comfy sleeping accommodations, and your stay includes a self-serve Continental breakfast available from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Please check the rates and policies page for the rates. Your stay at our bed and breakfast is serene. We do not require a two-night minimum, and your stay is private lodging in a separate guest house from the owner's residence.        
  •  You will have a microwave, toaster, coffee pot, small under-counter refrigerator, paper plates. 

    Bring any other food items you wish to microwave or warm up. Please note there is not a cooktop, nor cooking facilities or barbeque grills of any kind. No outdoor fires of any nature allowed.


                                   Breakfast and Leisure Room.

    Privacy, anonymity, space, and quietness are all major draws for our guests. The country guest house, casita, and the owner's residence are authentic and historical adobe homes from the late 1800's. Our rustic retreat is your home base for premier birding and nature viewing, peaceful meditation, astronomy, hiking in the nearby Chiricahua mountains or the historical site of Ft. Bowie, photography, picking fruit at local peach and apple orchards and vegetable farms, and ghost towning. Our elevation is about 5,200 feet, just right for picture-perfect spring and fall weather, and for moderate summers and winters, and for your geo-tourism and eco-tourism adventures. The guest house shown above is dated from the mid-1800's and is rich in history. Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat Bed and Breakfast is committed to the ongoing preservation of the historical integrity of these priceless adobe homes. 

    In its early days, the village of Dos Cabezas was far from serene.

    Many characters of the Old West have passed through and lived in this unique village. 
    Big Nose Kate, a partner to Doc Holliday until his passing, later made her home in Dos Cabezas for about 30 years.

    But the most famous character of all was T.N. McCauley, an entrepreneur and owner of the Mascot Mine. You will live legendary history when you stay in the Retreat's guest rooms in the Pioneer House, known in McCauley's day as the "Hospitality House." Here McCauley wined and dined prospective clients who bought shares in his copper mine. He was adored by the area's residents even though he had a flamboyant lifestyle. The story is recounted in the most fascinating book, The Story of Dos Cabezas, by Carol Wien and Phyllis de la Garza.

    Then in the late 1960's and 1970's, Dos Cabezas was home to wandering hippies and you can see some of their brightly- colored "offerings," the old hippie bus just off the highway, which still seems to be hangin' in there! In the late 1970's and 1980's a couple named Paul and Mary Duncan owned the property and operated the Dos Cabezas Arts and Crafts Gift Shop here, and made musical instruments and jewelry  Their former gift shop is now our museum, open exclusively to our guests.

    Today, Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat B & B is a great home base from which to explore and experience the historical and contemporary treasures of the area. A short 15 minute drive takes you to the famous Willcox Twin Lakes birding site and the Willcox Playa, which are home base of the Wings over Willcox Birding Festival. It's a gorgeous 25-minute drive to the Chiricahua National Monument on the west side of the Chiricahua Mountains, and it's only about a 25-minute drive to the trailhead of historic Fort Bowie. World-class birding surrounds us and the Chiricahua Mountains. And 15 minutes into Willcox you will find the rich history of the Rex Allen Museum, the Marty Robbins Museum, and the Chiricahua Regional Museum which document local pre-history, history and the cowboy and ranching way of life. It is also an easy drive to famous Tombstone and Bisbee.

    Willcox has become known as the best place in southern Arizona for "pick your own" fruit and nut orchards and vegetable farms, such as the world-famous Apple Annie's Fruit and Produce Farms. Our area is rapidly establishing a reputation for quality vineyards and wine-tasting. There are several new wine-tasting rooms in Willcox.

    All this and much more await your visit! As you browse our website, you will find additional information, birding lists, and tourist attractions. If you are looking for peace, nature, and the opportunity to experience the Old West the way it really was in a rustic setting, you will like our Retreat. We look forward to meeting you and hope that you will have a wonderful stay at Dos Cabezas Spirit and Nature Retreat Bed and Breakfast and our surrounding area!

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            Please call during business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You are also welcome to send an email at your convenience and we will respond as soon as possible.

  • Phone: 520-384-6474

          Advance Reservations required.

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  •                                                               All photos on this website © Jon Samuelson




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