Bisbee/Art, Eat, Ride, Sleep

Monsoon season has arrived! As you sit on the balcony of your room and watch the sun eclipsed by the huge clouds rolling in, the rain begin thrumming on the roof, there is not many better places to be. Taking the time to enjoy the wonders of nature remains one of the most relaxing and enjoyable of all human activities. Bisbee is a walking town and exploring the narrow streets winding through the Mule mountains is delightful as well as invigorating. Bisbee is authentic, in contrast to the generic and cookie cutter look of current urban environments, with interesting architecture, creative gardens, and surprises on every stairway.

The second Saturday of the 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. And every weekend there is live music in various venues in town.

Cafe Roka is likely the best rural restaurant in Arizona (I’m the beverage manager and also tend bar on Friday and Saturday),two blocks down canyon from the Inn open for dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5-9 pm and Sundays 3-8. The Roka Wine menu features Arizona regional wines from more than 20 vineyards paired with Chef/owner Rod Kass’s distinctive cuisine. Reservations at 520 432-5153. Jazz on Friday nights. Go to caferoka.com for a sample menu and info on the restaurant. Roka is also a wonderful place for a wedding, reception, banquet or special event. The 4 floors offer a variety of settings and can accommodate up to 150 guests. caferokaevents@gmail.com

See below for the coming events in Bisbee.

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.

When we travel we are diligent 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 birds eye view), scrupulous about cleanliness, and offer amenities usually found in more expensive places. We notify you when early check-in is possible because sometimes a few hours early turns a short trip into a longer one. Recently we put new mattress sets in each room. We have also added some fun and artful wine glasses (for the complimentary bottle of wine in each room) made by our friend Margie of Joy Attack out of Seattle (m_joy@comcast.net). We’re proud of our Inn and are always open to hearing how we can make it better.

Coming events: (all info at discoverbisbee.com)

September 5, 6 (Labor Day weekend)
14th annual Bisbee Bloomer Garden Tour
Fifth Annual Cars and Bikes in the Parkk (520 432-3010)
Labor Day Brewery Gulch Daze (520 234-0068)

September 11th, 12th & 13th
Bisbee Blues Festival (bisbeebluesfestival.com)

October 4
Vintage Bisbee Wine and food Tasting (bisbeerotaryclub.org)

October 9, 10
Plein Aire Painting (520 432-2900)

October 17th
Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb Race (bisbee1000.org)
Craft Beer Festival after the race

October 31
Halloween!

November 26, 27
33rd Annual Home Tour
Chairs of Bisbee Painted Chair and art Auction
Festival of Lights