The Historic C.O.D. Ranch

 

The New Frontier for Mindcamp Southwest

Mindcamp Southwest takes place at the Historic C.O.D. Ranch, 40 miles from Tucson, AZ and 122 miles from Phoenix, AZ.

For twenty years the Historic C.O.D. Ranch, located in Oracle, Arizona, has been a natural sanctuary for a diverse number of groups looking for a special place in a beautiful ranch natural setting with delicious meals, warm comfortable accommodations and a caring spirit.

The ranch offers the seclusion of being nestled between the 36,000 acre Coronado National Forest and a bordering 6,000 acre state park and wildlife preserve.

You can find out more about the Historic C.O.D. Ranch here.

 
 A hand-drawn of Mindcamp Southwest map created by the talented Mindcamp attendee Sarah Spencer of  26 Letters. 

A hand-drawn of Mindcamp Southwest map created by the talented Mindcamp attendee Sarah Spencer of 26 Letters. 

 

MCSW — Mindcamp Southwest

Fun facts about Oracle, Arizona:

Buffalo Bill Cody owned a gold mine in Oracle briefly.

Oracle is the location of the Biosphere 2 experiment.

Oracle was the postal address for environmentalist author Edward Abbey, who never lived in Oracle often visited.

The Arizona Trail passes through Oracle.

Oracle is the gateway to the road up the "back side" of Mount Lemmon.

The name "Oracle" comes from early prospectors looking for gold and silver. Albert Weldon and companions named their first mine The Oracle after Weldon's ship. The community was later named after its first mine, and thus, indirectly, after a ship.

Source: Wikipedia: Oracle, AZ

 

Accommodations


Shared Accommodations for everyone!

Casitas: small houses or buildings, typical of the US Southwest

  • 20 delightfully appointed rustic casitas, with 24 rooms, reflective of the old west and colonial Mexico
  • Most rooms sleep 2-6 people, each room has its own bathroom
  • Rooms will all be shared (remember, this is CAMP!)
  • If you are traveling to Mindcamp with a friend or group that you would like to share a room with, you can let us know when you register; otherwise we will randomly assign roommates based on your chosen room arrangement (during registration).
  • Linens, towels, and basic toiletries (soap and shampoo) are provided
  • All rooms have AC & Heating
  • The tap water is potable. The ranch's well water is pure and therefore safe to drink. 

  • Individual rooms do not have internet access, telephone or television service, or hair dryers.
  • Wi-Fi Internet access is available free of charge in the Main House/Dining Hall. 

 

Getting Here

The Historic C.O.D. Ranch
30 COD Ranch Rd.
Oracle, AZ, 85623

Plan to arrive before 4:30 pm on March 1

Plan to depart after 2 pm on March 4. 

 

From Phoenix

By Car: If you are driving from the Phoenix area or renting a car from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l airport, the Historic C.O.D. ranch is only 2 hours and 1 minute away. 

Options for getting to MCSW include renting a car or motorcycle, carpooling, ordering a shuttle, taking a taxi/Uber/Lyft. As we get closer to MCSW, we will organize a forum for you to self-organize carpools. 

Staying in Phoenix for a few days before or after? Check out our list of things to do in Phoenix, Arizona!

 

From Tucson

If you are driving from the Tucson area or renting a car from the Tucson Int'l airport, the Historic C.O.D. ranch is only 1 hour and 19 minutes away.

Options for getting to MCSW include renting a car or motorcycle, carpooling, ordering a shuttle, taking a taxi/Uber/Lyft. As we get closer to MCSW, we will organize a forum for you to self-organize carpools. 

BONUS: There is a shuttle service in Tucson that will take you to the COD Ranch. Visit their webpage here. The more people you book with, the cheaper it is! Feel free to reach out to us or Stagecoach Express for more details. 

Staying in Tucson for a few days before or after? Check out our list of things to do in Tucson, Arizona!

 

 
Casitas at MCSW — Mindcamp Southwest
 
The drive to MCSW — Mindcamp Southwest