We are open annually: Mid October to Mid-March. Click Book Now to Reserve Our Cottage

Sandhill Crane Cottage
Sandhill Crane Cottage
  • Sandhill Crane Cottage

    We are located 1/4 Mile From Whitewater Draw where thousands of 

    Sandhill Cranes spend Mid October to Mid March every year!


    Spacious Bedroom

    The bedroom in Our Cottage is very spacious and light. It will sleep 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The Cottage offers a comfortable king bed in addition to a day/trundle bed. The bathroom and shower is off the bedroom to the right. We supply clean sheets, blankets, towels and washcloths.

    The Kitchen Area

    The kitchen area is roomy enough for several cooks so everyone can contrubute to meal time. There is a breakfast table with 4 chairs for your convenience. Pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and glasses are supplied, so you can enjoy your meals in comfort. And for those quick snacks, you'll find a microwave in the kitchen too!

    The Living/Dining Area

    The livingroom and dining room area provide a leather sofa and chair with ottoman and a dining table with 6 chairs. You will find a TV, DVD player, and movies for your entertainment in the living area as well. Visiting Our Cottage is easy, just click the Book Now button below and reserve Sandhill Crane Cottage for your getaway!

    Building Sandhill Crane Cottage

    Our Straw Bale Cottage

    As you can see, our cottage is a straw bale building. Not only is it cool in the summer, but the straw insulates the interior from the cold in the winter. This is a very eco-friendly structure, even the floor is rammed-earth. We are very excited for you to visit with us and experience the calm solitude of the Cottage! 

    The Frame & Roof

    The cottage is built with logs (called a vega, pronounced vee-gah) collected from the nearby Chiricahua Mountains. They are stood, and the roof is added to them. Then the straw bales are placed around the footer and stacked like bricks. Then tar paper is added over the straw as a moisture barrier. Then a layer of chicken wire and stucco is added to complete the cottage. 

    The Cottage

    Once the cottage is finished on the outside, the inside is also tar-papered, chicken-wired, stuccoed and the walls are painted. The Cottage is an open floor plan design. This is done intentionally in most of the straw bale homes in this area to help circulate heat in the winter and cool in the summer. We invite you to come visit us, we're just a click of the Book Now button away!


    *Pricing is per night for 1 or 2 adults, each extra guest over 2 guests is $25 each guest per night. Prices subject to change without notice. Please see our Reservation Policy page.

    Contact Us

    We are open for guests this year from October 12, 2018 to March 17, 2019.

    Ready to book with us? Have a question about Our Cottage? We'll be happy to help! TO BOOK NOW CLICK THE LINK BELOW! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10336913?location=Sandhill%20Crane%20Cottage%2C%20West%20Cox%20Road%2C%20McNeal%2C%20AZ%2C%20USA&s=OEpm375n


    Call us at (520) 210-1875 or

    Use the form below to contact us via email.

    Sandhill Crane Cottage

    4361 West Cox Rd, McNeal, AZ 85617, US

    (520) 210-1875

    Front Desk Hours

    9am - 5pm

    We are open annually from Mid-October to Mid-March. We take reservations for that period year round.

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