The Grapevine Canyon Ranch is located approximately 80 miles east of Tucson, Arizona in Cochise
County. Access is via the Dragoon Road exit on Interstate 10 to Cochise Stronghold Road and south to
The Ranch lies in Grapevine Canyon on the eastern flank of the Dragoon Mountains. The Dragoon
Mountains are a very scenic and historic area. Cochise Stronghold, just north of the Ranch, was the
home of the famous Apache Chief Cochise. Cochise was one of the first Chiricahua Apaches to enter a
peace treaty with US Army. When Cochise passed away in 1874, his body was concealed amongst the
rock formations of the Stronghold. During Geronimo's escape in 1881 from the San Carlos Apache
Reservation, the Apache's running gunfight with the Army went right through the Ranch.
The Grapevine Canyon Ranch consists of approximately 87 acres of land. The Ranch lies within the
Coronado National Forest and is bounded on three sides by National Forest lands. The surrounding
Forest and enclosed canyon create a very quiet and private place that won't be disturbed by future
development. The Ranch boundary is completely fenced with a barbed wire fence.
The Grapevine Canyon Ranch has been an operating Guest Ranch for over twenty-five years. The public
areas consist of the Cook Shack (Dining Room, Bar, Longhorn Room and Commercial Kitchen); Gift Shop
(Game Room, Gift Shop and Movie Room); Ranch Office; Pool/Patio ( Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Patio
areas); Horse Camp (Tack Room, Wrangler Office and Corrals).
The guest buildings consist of eight Casitas and Cabins that will accommodate up to thirty guests. The
Casitas and Cabins have been carefully constructed and placed throughout the Ranch. Each building
has unique views and privacy from other guest or public areas.
In addition, the Ranch has staff quarters for onsite staff and a Workshop/Housekeeping building for
maintenance and housekeeping duties.
Climate and Elevation
The Grapevine Canyon Ranch has a mild climate with Summer highs in the mid 90's and Winter lows in
the mid 30's. Precipitation averages 14 inches per year. The elevation is approximately 4,700 feet above
The Ranch has a lush upland vegetation consisting of Oak Woodland with open stands of oak and
abundant grasses. Tree species include Emory and Mexican Blue oaks, Juniper and Mesquite trees.
Perennial grasses include several grama grasses, tanglehead, cottontop and lovegrass.
The Ranch has electricity provided by Sulphur Springs Electric Cooperative. Telephone & internet
service is provided by Valley Telephone Cooperative. Water is provided by a private well on the
property. Propane is delivered by local providers.
The Grapevine Canyon Ranch is a very unique property that lends itself to several uses including:
continued guest ranch operation, corporate/religious retreat or a very secluded private hideaway. The
scenic beauty of this property, its ease of access to Tucson and the many functional building
improvements combine to create a one of a kind opportunity.