Diamond Mountain is an intimate and beautiful setting for your next group event or retreat. Please complete our online request form and our Program Director will contact you within 2 business days to follow-up with your inquiry.
Diamond Mountain is an eco-smart retreat center located in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southern Arizona, 45 minutes from the nearest grocery store and just under 2 hours from Tucson International Airport. Our Retreat Center is located on 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southeast Arizona. Our grounds consist of a Lower Campus and a Retreat Valley. Check out this aerial video of our grounds.
The Lower Campus is home to 2 of our group facilities, the Je Tsongkapa Center and Main Hall, as well as our Mandala Permaculture Garden, Tara Stupa, a Labyrinth, Camping spaces, Yurts and Shower House.
The Main Hall, our primary Lower Campus group meeting space, is made of adobe brick, finished with American clay interior walls and features cork flooring and carpets. The Main Hall is equipped with a full A/V center with a mixing board, 2 projectors and translation equipment available for rent. We also offer a full selection of yoga mats, meditation cushions and chairs as per your group’s needs. Check out this video walk-thru of our Main Hall (Temple).
The Aronov Family Memorial Garden is a mandala-shaped permaculture garden located just behind the Main Hall created in memory of the Aronov family and dedicated to all loved ones who have passed away. This contemplative garden is visible from within the Main Hall and connects with our Tara Stupa, Labyrinth, numerous Camp Sites, and Yurts, as well as the Shower House which houses a coin-operated laundry machine.
Staying in our Retreat Valley, you will feel a connection to the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. Our Retreat Valley is located 5 minutes by car or 30 minutes by foot from the Lower Campus. The Retreat Valley is home to our 27 Retreat Cottages, a Community Center, Historic House and small group facility (Tara Temple).
27 Retreat Cottages
Our 27 Retreat Cottages are all uniquely designed with simplicity and comfort in mind. Most of our cottages are off-the-grid boasting solar power, solar hot water, grey water systems, composting toilets and passive solar design. Many of our Retreat Valley cottages are accessible only by 4 wheel drive vehicles. We are happy to provide shuttle service in the mornings and evenings if needed, however, many of our guests enjoy walking the nature trail between the Lower Campus and Retreat Valley
Tara Temple (Nataraj) is our modest Retreat Valley group facility and can accommodate up to 40 guests. Nataraj is located near the historic Bear Spring within a grove of Black Locusts. Coatimundi, javelina, mule deer, fox and variety of birds are frequent visitors to this area of the Retreat Valley. The Nataraj has full AC power and can be equipped with a modest A/V system. Chairs, meditation cushion and yoga mats are available upon request.
Our Historic House dates back to 1894 and is mostly comprised of materials and elements salvaged from abandoned buildings at the neighboring Fort Bowie. For example, the dormers were taken intact from the Commanding Officer’s residence at Fort Bowie. The nearby guardhouse, historic Bear Spring and reservoir are also contemporaneous with the Fort. Water was pumped from the reservoir to the army post by a hydraulic ram systems, portions of which still remain. Our Historic House currently accommodates overflow volunteers and serves as a dining space for small group events.
All rental prices include full use of our facilities, grounds, and walking trails. A variety of meal packages are available to meet your group’s needs. Some groups enjoy cooking for themselves using their cottages’ self-catering kitchens. Other groups prefer to share their meals in our beautiful new dining room in the Lower Campus. Delivery to the retreat valley can be arranged upon request.
Retreat Valley Cottages
Most of our Eco-smart retreat cottages include 12-volt solar electricity, composting toilets and passive solar design which allows them to naturally stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Accommodation pricing includes use of group facilities and transportation while on our 1,000-acre property.
All standard cottages include 12-volt solar electricity, a composting toilet, an indoor shower, a full kitchen and clean, running water. Some cottages have solar heated hot water while others have on-demand hot water systems. Prices are as follows:
|Dorms||2-3 Person Room||Private Room||Private Cottage|
|Per person per day (1-3 day program)||$39||$57||$80||$120|
|Per person per day (4+ day program)||$35||$50||$67||$105|
All economy cottages include 12-volt solar electricity, a composting toilet, a full kitchen and clean, running water. Some cottages have solar heated hot water while others have on-demand hot water systems. Our economy cottages are more rustic in design and most have an outdoor shower. Prices are as follows:
|2-3 Person Room||Private Room||Private Cottage|
|Per person per day (1-3 day program)||$49||$68||$95|
|Per person per day (4+ day program)||$42||$55||$80|
Our deluxe cottage can house up to 5 people, has on-the-grid AC electricity, 2 flush toilets, an indoor shower, a full kitchen, on-demand hot water and clean, running water. Prices are as follows:
|2-3 Person Room||Private Room||Private Cottage|
|Per person per day (1-3 day program)||$65||$92||$145|
|Per person per day (4+ day program)||$58||$79||$130|
Our Deluxe Cottage is 2-Dechen
Many tent camping spots are available in our lower campground. A select few possess natural sources of shade, but most are exposed to the desert sun — please come prepared! Yurts (indoor camping) are available in the area around the Je Tsongkapa Student Center. Yurts have twin or full beds, solar or wired electricity, windows, and propane heaters. Prices are as follows:
|Camping (BYO Tent)||Yurt (double)*||Yurt (single)|
|Per person per day (1-3 day program)||$20||$50||$35|
|Per person per day (4+ day program)||$20||$40||$30|
* All double prices are price per person
Our kitchen can offer your group nutritionally balanced and nourishing vegetarian/ vegan meals to enhance your retreat experience with us. We offer teas throughout the day. Our chef will work closely with you to ensure that our menu meets and exceeds your expectations. For an additional fee, we can offer juices or smoothies or specialty coffee drinks.
Meal service starts at $25 per person per day.
Diamond Mountain is located two hours from Tucson International airport. We recommend hiring Mountain View Tours for group transportation to/from Tucson. 1-800-341-7406
Diamond Mountain will provide transportation on our 1,000-acre property.
Questions? Ready to reserve Diamond Mountain for your next Group Event? Please complete our online request form. Our Program Director will contact you within 2 business days to follow-up with your inquiry.