The Grapevine Oasis Retreat is part of the Gateway of Light church and a public outreach facility of the Integrated Health Corporation. We assist in facilitating healthy lifestyle changes for individuals who seek to take the next step spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
We are here to support our retreatants through education about living a healthy lifestyle with the foods we eat, daily exercises to create: healthy habits, efficacious ways of handling stressful situations, and being in balance with the Earth, community, and ourselves.
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General Description The Grapevine Oasis 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 Highland Road. The Oasis 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 Oasis, 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. Land Tenure The Grapevine Oasis consists of approximately 87 acres of land. The Oasis 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 Oasis boundary is completely fenced with a barbed wire fence. Improvements The Grapevine Oasis was an operating Guest Ranch for over twenty-five years. The public areas consist of the Cook Shack (Dining Room, Organic Juice Bar, Longhorn Room and Commercial Kitchen); Gift Shop (Game Room, Gift Shop and Movie Room); Oasis Office; Pool/Patio ( Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Patio areas); Conference\Dance Hall (events and weddings). 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 Oasis. Each building has unique views and privacy from other guest or public areas. In addition, the Oasis has staff quarters for onsite staff and a Workshop/Housekeeping building for maintenance and housekeeping duties. Climate and Elevation The Grapevine Oasis 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 sea level. Vegetation The Grapevine Oasis 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.
Utilities The Oasis 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. Event and retreat space available The Grapevine Oasis is a very unique property that lends itself to several uses including: seminars, specialty programs, yoga certification courses, corporate and spiritual retreats 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.