We can feel Winter in the air as we move into December. The second Saturday of every month is Bisbee after 5 Art Walk. Join us for the latest in gallery openings and exposure to some of the best artists in Arizona. Every weekend there is live music in four or five venues in town. In November an experience of wonder, the Sandhill Cranes return to Whitewater Draw. A half hour out of Bisbee, it is one of the those natural events that is truly awe inspiring.
The Bisbee Craft School is opening in January with workshops offered by several of Bisbee’s finest artists. Sculpture, Metalworking, Hide Tanning, Stencil design, Beginning Pastels, Classical Drawing and other classes are now open. It is a good opportunity for a short learning intensive and perhaps experience our town in a different way. Upon proof of registering in a class, we’ll knock 10% off your stay while taking the workshop. Call us for reservations.
Bisbee is a walking town and exploring the narrow streets winding through the Mule mountains is delightful as well as invigorating. Bisbee is an authentic place, in contrast to the generic cookie cutter look of current urban environments, with interesting architecture, creative landscapes, and art in surprising spaces. There are trails and walks that offer spectacular views of the surrounding area throughout the Mule mountains accessible at various points through town. One of the best is following Tombstone Canyon road to the top of the divide. About two miles from the Inn on paved road all the way to the top it is a lovely way to see some of Old Bisbee. You might even fall in love with our little town.
When we travel we check to see if the place we are staying measures up to their marketing. Often it doesn’t. We are truthful about what our rooms look like, (take the video tour for a close look at each room), scrupulous about cleanliness, and offer amenities usually found in more expensive places. We notify you when early check-in is possible because sometimes just a few hours early can turn a short trip into a feeling much longer. As noted elsewhere on the site, rooms are stocked with complimentary bottle of wine in each room and two bottles of water in each refrigerator. We even have a lil bottle of antiacids in case you have the yips at night. We’re proud of our Inn and are always open to hearing how we can make it better.
Good food always lodges in our memory banks and Cafe Roka, likely the best rural restaurant in Arizona is open for dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5-9 pm and Sundays 3-8. They are two blocks down canyon from the Inn at 35 Main St. For the holiday season Roka will be open December 17 straight through Jan 2, with the exception of Christmas night. Jazz from 5-9 on Friday nights. Go to caferoka.com for a sample menu and info on the restaurant. Reservations at 520 432-5153. Roka is also a wonderful place for a wedding, reception, banquet or meeting or special event. The 4 floors offer a variety of settings and can accommodate up to 150 guests.
(A disclaimer, I’ve been the beverage manager and Friday and Saturday bartender for 22 years)
Although we offer a voucher for a continental breakfast at the High Desert Market, Anna’s seasonal kitchen, right next door to us, has full breakfast options and lunch with good local ingredients. And Cornucopia Cafe, 14 Main Street, a couple blocks down canyon from the Inn offers Sunday Brunch in addition to lunch during the week. Bisbee Breakfast Club is one mile away in the delightful little Lowell district of Bisbee.