As days begin to lengthen, high desert flowers stretch toward the sun while perfuming the air. The twilight air often has a lingering whiff of day-blooming flowers. During the warm sun splashed days, it’s a good time to explore our many-faceted little city. Bisbee is a walking town. Take one of the bottles of water we provide you with in our rooms and stride on out. We’ve added a pair of trekking poles at the Inn for your use (in the entry hall). In addition to wandering around the downtown, there are many trails to walk, just go to the end of one of the canyons and you’ll find one. Can’t get lost if you go up, you’ll come down in Bisbee somewhere. If your preference is to stay on a main drag, just turn right out of the Inn and continue up the main drag, Tombstone Canyon, 2 miles to the top of the divide. You are literally walking on history, a former mule trail, then old highway 80. A lovely view as parts of Old Bisbee are slowly revealed as you walk up the canyon. For a more encompassing view, turn left out of the Inn and go one block to the stairway beside Finders Keepers antique store. Go up the stairway, one of the nine on the Bisbee 1000 stair climb, continue up a second stairway, stop a bit and check out the very cool stone garden on the right, and continue up a third stairway to High Road.(About 200 stairs altogether) Walk to the end of High Road and you will see that Bisbee is built into the juncture of two canyons; on the left is Brewery Gulch/Zacatecas Canyon and on the right is Tombstone Canyon. As you look into the distance you are looking at Mexico. Truly spectacular views.
At the Inn we add to our room decor as we think about what will enhance the comfort of our guests and enrich your visit. Recently we have added some cool (well we think so) antique rugs on each side of the beds in the Colter and Louie. We’ve also put a few phone chargers on top of the book/dvd case in the front hall in case you have forgotten yours. Feel free to take a book back home with you if you have begun and haven’t finished. And leave one if you like. You’ll likely notice a Tesla charging station by the front steps for our guests; an interesting addition that has already served several guests.
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.
Good food and atmosphere stick in our memory and likely you’ll remember Cafe Roka if you visit. Likely the best rural restaurant in Arizona, they are open for dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5-9 pm and Sundays 3-8. Roasted half duck and portobello/artichoke lasagna are two of the wonderful dishes to taste. Two blocks down canyon from the Inn at 35 Main St. 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. (Although I’ve been the beverage and banquet manager for 22 years at Roka, I would recommend it even if I didn’t work there.) I’m behind the bar on Friday and Saturdays, come knock a greet.(caferoka.com 520 432-5153)
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.And Mornings Cafe is in the Warren district-distinctly different from Old Bisbee.
The City of Bisbee has received a couple accolades in the past couple of years; Sunset magazine has named Bisbee the West’s best small town to live and USA Today named Bisbee the Best Historic Small Town! We hope you will visit and explore our lovely place for yourself and family. It’s a wonderful small city for living, doing business, and enjoying a kind of friendly, safe, fulfilling lifestyle mostly unavailable in larger cities. While doing so, we hope you stay at our Inn.