The property which has now evolved into Dos Cabezas Retreat Bed and Breakfast is an historically important landmark. It sits among the adobe ruins of the township of Dos Cabezas. Materials in the Retreat’s library tell the story of the local Mascot Mine and the events that led up to Dos Cabezas becoming a ghost town. Although the area is littered with adobe ruins we are committed to the ongoing preservation of the adobe buildings at the Retreat. Our guests have a special opportunity to see, feel, and live in this unique type of building.
The Pioneer guesthouse was originally built in the 1870’s by Lencho Hurtado, a master abobe mason from Mexico. T.N. McCauley, President of the famous Mascot Mine, entertained prospective investors in what he referred to as the “Hospitality House. From 1912-1961, the property was known as the Kirby Place, after being acquired by Charles Kirby, an assessor for the Mascot Mine. The guest bedrooms were added in 1905 and the enclosed porch, or Arizona Room, was added in 1935. Paul and Mary Duncan acquired the property in 1964 and established the Dos Cabezas Craft Center 1973-1986. In 2009 it was converted to a bed and breakfast. In 2021, Dorothy Laage reestablished the Dos Cabezas Craft Center in the Arizona Room to display and sell crafts from local artisans.
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Meet The Innkeepers
Dorothy and Sam Laage
We are birders, hikers, and wine enthusiasts who fell in love with southeastern Arizona in 2015. With combined backgrounds in public relations, restaurants and hotels, construction and building maintenance, natural history and education, we are uniquely qualified to make your stay at Dos Cabezas Retreat Bed & Breakfast a relaxing and memorable experience. We enjoy sharing our knowledge of the area: its attractions, its history and its natural wonders.
As we have settled into the routine of running our bed and breakfast we have begun to pursue more creative outlets. The bedrooms and common areas are graced with Dorothy’s painted furniture and other artwork. The wine bottle/art fence surrounding the Pioneer House yard is Sam’s work in progress. It also incorporates sculptures made from metal objects found on the property.
Throughout the years of operating the bed and breakfast, we have met people from all over the world. Not just guests, in many cases they have become friends and family. However, we are now ready to fully retire. We have listed this special place for sale. If you would like more information, go to the Realty Executives website link below.