Kent Springs Cabin is located in the Madera Canyon Recreation Area, 15 miles southeast of Green Valley, Arizona in the Coronado National Forest. Located in an area boasting unique natural features and historical sites, the secluded and private cabin is an ideal location for guests seeking relaxation and recreation although less than an hour from Tucson.
With 1,500 square feet of indoor space, including two bedrooms, one full bathroom, two living rooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen, the Kent Springs Cabin accommodates up to 8 people comfortably. It also has a large deck overlooking a creek, and parking is available on site. Sleeping accommodations include a queen bed, a twin over double bunk bed, a roll-away single bed, and a double futon couch. The kitchen is equipped with an electric range/oven, refrigerator, and microwave. There is a large dining table with benches, and a fireplace in the large living room. The cabin is largely barrier-free to provide access to more visitors.
Although the cabin has several amenities, guests must also provide some of their own supplies, including food, sleeping bags, linens, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. The Forest Service is unable to provide firewood and propane for the outdoor grill at this time, but guests are welcome to bring their own. Please note that the indoor fireplace is not maintained for use.
Group events (more than eight people) including weddings and family reunions are NOT permited. The Kent Springs Cabin is for overnight use only (no Day-Use).
A cabin manual is located inside the cabin to answer specific questions during your stay as well as provide you with information on recreation opportunities in the area..
Maid service is NOT provided. Before leaving, renters are expected to leave the cabin clean; this includes washing dishes, sweeping and mopping floors, wiping down countertops, cleaning bathrooms & showers, and removing ALL trash.
Guests MUST provide some of their own supplies including: food, sleeping bags, linens, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags.
Please do NOT flush anything but toilet paper to prevent clogs or damage to the septic system.
Pets are permitted in the cabin, but renters MUST clean-up after their pets.
Off-highway vehicles are also only allowed on designated roads and trails. Due to heavy traffic by passenger cars, trucks, RVs, and trailers, it is not recommended for off-road vehicle use.
The house is located in a desert environment; please be aware that scorpions, snakes and other insects may be present at any time.
The access road leading into the cabin is passable by passenger car, but high clearance vehicles are highly recommended.
Kent Springs Cabin is located in the heart of Madera Canyon within the Santa Rita Mountains. Spanning four life zones and several ecosystems between desert and mountain peaks, the area has become a well-known "sky island," supporting abundant and biologically diverse plant and animal communities. The area supports a variety of wildlife, including white-tailed and mule deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, and squirrels. Black bear, Coati, foxes, ring-tailed cats, bobcats, and mountain lion are more elusive. Sixteen species of bats have been recorded in the canyon.
It is recommended that visitors wear appropriate clothing and use insect repellent; July through October is chigger season.
The cabin is located less than a half-hour from Green Valley and within an hour of Tucson and Nogales, Arizona. Attractions within an hour drive include the Mining Museum, Titan Missile Museum, Whipple Observatory, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, San Xavier Mission, historic Tubac, and Tumacacori National Historical Park.
Madera Canyon hiking trails are well-known throughout the Southwest, and vary from paved, accessible trails and gentle walking paths to steep, strenuous trails leading to the top of 9,453-foot Mt. Wrightson. Madera Canyon is also touted as one of the country's most revered birding areas. With fifteen species of hummingbirds, the Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, the Flame-colored Tanager, 36 species of wood warblers, and over 256 documented bird species, the area is a birder's paradise.
NOGALES RANGER DISTRICT 303 OLD TUCSON ROAD NOGALES AZ 85621
For campground inquiries, please call: 520-281-2296
From the intersection of I-10 and I-19 in Tucson, travel south on 1-19 about 35 miles to the Continental Road exit (Exit 63) in Green Valley, Arizona. Turn left (east) onto Continental Road and go approximately 1 mile to the junction with the Madera Canyon/White House Canyon Road. Turn right (southeast) and travel approximately 14 miles into Madera Canyon. Stay on the paved road. The signed access road to the cabin is the second left past the Madera Kubo Bed and Breakfast