Cochise Terrace RV Resort: Arizona Beauty in Benson


We recently had the good fortune of discovering Cochise Terrace RV Resort on the internet. It got great yelp reviews so we made reservations for three nights.

Cochise Terrace RV Resort is a 70-space RV park located in Benson, Arizona. It features spacious, terraced lots, full hook-ups, 50 amp service with pull through and back-in sites.

The park is centrally located between Tucson, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Willcox & Fort Huachuca. We were planning to visit the Old Tucson Studios-Mescal the next day in Benson then later Tombstone, so Cochise Terrace was a perfect fit.

As soon as you pull in with your rig, you will notice this resort seems well-run with plenty of amenities.

After we checked in and were assigned our site, two gentlemen appeared from the office, and said they would accompany us to our site in their golf cart. We decided to unhook our toad from our 2018 Thor A.C.E. before preceding, as we found out our lot was a back-in one. 

There was plenty of space near the office to accommodate us. I followed their golf cart leading the RV while admiring many luxurious RV’s with exotic license tags. It was apparent many were snowbirds from colder climes. The resort’s busiest times are October thru April but they are open all-year round. The resort offers daily, weekly, monthly and annual rates.

The park was quiet and orderly with wide streets and level gravel lots. Not only did the guys show us our space, but they actually helped us back in with helpful hand signals and patient instructions. They joked they liked to prevent divorces. We asked them if we could tip them but they just smiled and said they were there to welcome us. Thank you, guys. You certainly went beyond.

It didn’t take us long to set up camp. Our lot was almost perfectly level so we didn’t have to play around with our automatic levelers much like we sometimes do to find the sweet spot. There was ample parking for the Jeep next to the RV.

Each spot came with its own dedicated picnic table and other amenities like the wifi password, cable access and the pass code to the restrooms and pool areas.

There were also plenty of tidy picnic areas throughout the park.

Although Cochise Terrace is a pet-friendly resort, pets are not allowed in the picnic areas. In addition, guests are strongly encouraged to pick up after their pets with disposable bags on walks as a courtesy to other guests.

This covered picnic area is located next to the clubhouse, which is open to all registered guests. The pool, spa, and exercise area are behind the building. Restrooms with showers, the pool table and hobby areas with a television are located inside.

Colorful golf carts are parked near the check-in office.

The Cochise Diner is inside The Barn, located to the front of the property. We didn’t get a chance to try it ourselves but we heard it was good.

The clubhouse offers full amenities.

The work-out area with piped-in music in stereo wafts on a gentle breeze next to the pool area.

The pool is not heated but it’s open even in the winter. Since it was January, we decided to pass.

Now you’re talking. We used the heated spa every night we were there and were lucky enough to have had it all to ourselves, despite the park appearing mostly full.

The pool area is decorated with hand-painted murals depicting whimsical desert life in southern Arizona.

On a winter night, the pool was peaceful and refreshing to look at. We’re sure it’s quite popular in summer.

Another night view of the romantic spa and pool under a starry sky.

John and I enjoyed the bubbling hot water in the spa every evening. It was the perfect way to top off a busy day after taking in all the sights the area had to offer.

Here’s another kind of pool you might enjoy. It’s located in the club house. Rack ’em up, cowboy.

Cochise Terrace offers daily activities for its residents, including pot luck meals with friendly residents and staff.  If you’re craving local restaurants, we recommend the highly praised Horseshoe Cafe & Bakery and Magaly’s Mexican Restaurant, both on 4th Street in Benson.

Diverse activities await visitors and residents alike. There seems to be something for everyone.

A well-appointed club room, complete with all the things to have a fun gathering.

Ice is available on the premises. Now how cool is that? If you’re in the mood for ice cream however, we recommend checking out the Old Benson Ice Cream Shop on 4th Street in town. Friendly, old fashion ambience and tasty treats.

A clean laundromat on site is always welcomed by travelers. Some RV parks may have a couple, but just look at this Broadway chorus line.

Another view of Cochise Terrace’s impressive laundromat. The RV Park lives up to its motto, “When you’re away from home, let us be your home.”

The ladies room offers modern conveniences in a cheerful, clean, well-stocked environment.

Another view of the ladies room. Yes, I am a woman. And yes, I appreciate clean restrooms. So I think I am qualified to speak for us all.

Yeah, you guessed it, kiddo. A shot from the other end of this palacial restroom. Did I mention the acoustics in most bathrooms are great for belting out tunes? Just don’t crack a mirror or scare your neighbors.

Clean, private showers await the ladies. There’s plenty of room to hang your stuff and change clothes too. I had the place all to myself each time I used it. I cannot show you what the men’s showers look like. My husband said real men don’t take photos in men’s rooms. He added that the showers and facilities were to his satisfaction, however.

Got a hankering for a little golf? We did say little. No need to let your putter grow rusty with this handy mini- green. No one likes a rusty putter anyway.

Well-maintained walking paths and trails wind around the park in a natural environment alive with birdsong.

Although there is a designated dog park, we recommend you do not use it as it is landscaped with cacti with large thorns (not pictured.) We joked and called it the un-dog park. Use the well-marked trails instead. At night, bring a flash light, as the paths are not lit.

A comical headstone on the path reminds people to pick up after their dogs. I won’t tell you which path. Have fun when you discover it for yourself. By the way, the grave is for the owner not the pet. No one is buried in it “yet.”

We definitely recommend Cochise Terrace RV Resort when you are in the area.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the near future.

Propane is available on the property which makes it extremely convenient for RVers. Check with the office for rates.

We left on a Monday morning and noticed the full dumpsters. A staff member remarked it had been typical weekend. Within minutes, a trash truck arrived and took care of business.  Public works at its best.

  • Website: cochiseterrace.com
  • Phone: (520) 720-0911
  • Address: 1030 S Barrel Cactus Rdg, Benson, AZ 85602
  • Please note dog breed restrictions
  • RV’s older than 10 years require prior management approval

https://www.yelp.com/biz/old-benson-ice-cream-shop-benson

https://local.yahoo.com/info-20100662-horseshoe-cafe-bakery-benson

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Jaylyn

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