The tiny mining town of Bisbee, Arizona is quickly becoming one of Arizona’s top weekend destination spots. Not only for having a reputation of being one of America’s most haunted places, but also for its extraordinarily historic architecture and welcoming creative spirit you will not find anywhere else in the United States.
With a multitude of haunted hotels each telling their own supernatural story it can be hard to decide on which hotel best suits you during your stay in Bisbee.
Here are five of the most unique places to stay while visiting Bisbee, Arizona.
– #5. The Shady Dell –
RV Parks are not for everyone, but this vintage park is perfect for those wanting a true ‘back in time’ experience when staying in Bisbee. The history of the Shady Dell Vintage RV Park goes back to the 1920’s when it was a place to provide trailer and camping spaces to weary travelers along the famous Highway 80.
Today, the RV Park offers nine uniquely designed trailers to choose from each calling out to vintage fun-seeking travelers. Pick from a variety of themes including the ‘Polynesian Palace’ which comes complete with your own hand carved outrigger bar. It’s perfect to get your evening luau started! You can prepare to set sail at the Chris Craft Yacht; a 38’ boat elegantly restored and decorated with vintage boating memorabilia.
The Shady Dell is so unique you will not find the same two trailers alike – making the experience that much more enjoyable.
Book you reservations here.
Be prepared to book one to two months in advanced as this is a popular place to stay in Bisbee!
– #4. The Inn at Castle Rock –
This 1895 historic hotel is home to the historic Apache Springs Well which is located inside the hotel lobby. This hotel holds 14 uniquely themed rooms, complimentary breakfast service, a cozy fireplace lounge and an all around homey ambiance.
Ghosts are known to haunt this hotel – a little boy, at that! I was fortunate enough to not be bothered, but will you?
With my experience while staying here, I have noticed that they fill up fast! Book your reservation in advance, here.
– #3. The Copper Queen –
Conveniently located in Brewery Gulch is Bisbee’s own historic Copper Queen Hotel. The hotel was constructed in 1902 to serve as lodging for investors and people of influence when visiting the nearby copper mine. Today, the Copper Queen holds the crown for being “One of the Last Remaining Historical Gems of the Southwest” as Arizona’s longest continuously operating hotel. The Copper Queen is particularly known for being the most haunted hotel in Bisbee. In fact, it is said that there are allegedly sixteen spirits who haunt the Hotel, two of whom are more predominate than the others; A young boy named “Billy” often begins to cry when you turn on water to take a shower. Then, there’s the ghost of Julia Lowell, a woman who loves to tease men who are staying at the hotel – watch out, boys!
BONUS: No matter if you are a guest at the Copper Queen or you’re a wandering Brewery Gulch tourist; feel free to step inside for a satisfying ‘spirit’ from the Copper Queen Saloon. Choose from locally crafted draft beers or bottles along with liquors and wines during the Saloons 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m Happy Hour.
– #2. The Jonquil Motel –
Driving through Bisbee, you can’t miss the Jonquil Motel. More importantly, you shouldn’t miss it! Built in the 1930’s, the Jonquil Motel got its name from the founder, John Quill. Quill and his family operated the Jonquil until the copper mines closed in the mid 1970’s. Soon after its closing the motel was bought out and completely restored. Now the Motel is home to a charming park-like setting on the outside, while a home-style rustic feel coats each of the seven distinctively designed rooms.
The motel is located on a hot spot near Bisbee’s historic Downtown restaurants, bars and shopping scene.
PHOTO TIP: Whether you’re staying at the Jonquil or simply looking to take a phenomenal photo; the mural located on the side of the main wall of the motel, called “Sleepwalking”, is a must see! This particular mural has become one of the most photographed sights in Bisbee.
– #1. Letson Loft Hotel –
As the longest-standing brick Victorian building in Bisbee, this gorgeous upscale hotel sits gracefully perched over the center of Bisbee’s Main Street. The Letson Loft Hotel is home to five beautifully designed rooms and three phenomenal suites for your choosing. Each room glows with historic charm and elegance while just downstairs from the main lobby is Bisbee’s downtown scene – thriving with antique shops, trendy restaurants and exquisite art galleries.
If you and your loved one are staying here at the Letson I highly recommend making your reservation for Suite 5 . Featuring a cushy king size bed, skylight shutters and private bath – this suite screams romance. Don’t forget the roses!
Looking for a view? Room 3 will be the perfect pick for you! Displaying a cozy Queen bed and private bath, this room is located off of the reception area and at the front of the house with captivating bay windows overlooking Main Street – the view here is incomparable to any other, especially in the evening.
If you catch yourself spending a few days in Bisbee, Suite 8 will accommodate your every need. This King Suite comes equipped with a full kitchen, dining area and illuminating skylights to help set the mood over your king size bed.
THE PERKS AT LETSON LOFT:
- Accommodations can be arranged upon your arrival; anything from an in-room massage, cheese and crackers plate or a special surprise for her – the hotel offers it all.
- The Letson Loft Hotel includes a complimentary continental breakfast every morning – meaning no need to leave your cozy pajamas after a late night out in Brewery Gulch.
- The Letson Loft is known for its convenience – located in the heart of Main Street you will be nearly a 2-5 minute walk from anywhere you desire in Bisbee.
Though Bisbee is full of original historic hotels, these are my absolute top five picks for you.
Enjoy your stay – and remember, that concierge you talked to may just be from another time.
xoxo ♥ AB