The Cascabel Conservation Association provides a Sonoran desert wildlands habitat for solitary retreats. It is for the use of those who may or may not align themselves with
any faith, for artists, writers or contemplatives of any persuasion, who seek solitude and a more intimate experience of the Sonoran desert.
The Cascabel Conservation Association site is in a remote area of southeastern Arizona, about 25 miles north of Benson. It occupies 600 acres in the uplands of a major
watershed of the San Pedro River. Its proximity to Chihuahuan Desert grasslands
as well as to the Basin and Range “sky islands” results in a great diversity of plant and animal life.
In order to maintain the integrity of the wildland area, facilities are intentionally
simple. We currently have two hermitages, a wood cottage at the Corbett Retreat Center near Hot Springs Wash, and our original straw bale cottage in the upland desert.
For more information on the facilities, logistics and setting as well as photos, see
the Introduction to Sojourners page.
The Cascabel Conservation Association is a non-profit organization funded entirely through donations. There is no charge for use of the facilities.
Two weeks advance notice is required for retreats. Persons interested in a retreat or
more information should contact us.