Fred Miller and Anita Fox, owners of Copper City Inn, are married and live in the Warren District of Bisbee with their dog Max-who has never been in the Inn because pets are not allowed.
Fred has been involved in Bisbee’s cultural and political life for 18 years. He is past president and former board member of Save Our Stairs-the organization that hosts the yearly Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb; past president and co-founder of the Bisbee Bloomers-a gardening group that hosts the annual Bisbee Garden Tour; active in several political campaigns; and has contributed to Bisbee tourism efforts. Born on the south side of Chicago, his life has been shaped by many kinds of work; golf caddy, pin setter in a bowling alley, rack boy in a pool hall, electrician in the US Navy, street sweeper at Disneyland, mailman, writer for an underground newspaper, logger/tree planter in a worker cooperative, director of an environmental organization, waiter, political organizer, union activist and financial trustee of Local 2 culinary union in San Francisco. Fred has been the beverage manager and bartender at Cafe Roka for the past 18 years and continues working there. He is the editor of the newsletter for Better Bisbee Businesses.
Anita is a Detroit native who moved to Bisbee 10 years ago. She worked for Canadian National Railroad (formerly Grand Trunk Western) retiring as a logistics manager in the automotive marketing department. A single mom for many years, she raised three wonderful children while working and is now a proud grandmother of six grandchildren. As it is with many who find their way to Bisbee, it was love at first sight. She has been and is an active volunteer for many community groups including the Bisbee Visitors Center and the Bisbee Art Council. She helped get the Bisbee Lotus Zen Center established. For several years she sang with Bisbee Chorus and now sings with the Occasional Chorus. Recently retired from working as administrative staff for the Court Appointed Special Advocacy (CASA) Program in Cochise County, she is using her significant customer service experience to help make Copper City Inn a special place for guests away from home.
Cheree Johnson moved from Sacramento CA to Bisbee several years ago. An integral part of the success of Copper City Inn, she owns her own housecleaning business and has been working with Fred and Anita for five years.
Arizona Republic (Article #1)
Arizona Republic (Article #2)
Frommers Arizona 2010 (hard copy)
Our Inn is a fine space to renew and restore your self. If on a business trip our restful rooms can help insure a productive visit. We are a wonderful place for a special romantic hideaway. You can enjoy a relaxing stay in one of the most historically authentic towns in Arizona; but just a few steps away are shops, restaurants, museums, and nightlife. There is plenty to do or not to do. Seclusion, sociability, or a combination of the two.