Secluded Bed and Breakfast with Spa
Located in the high desert of Bisbee, Arizona, The Gardens at Mile High Ranch is committed to providing guests with healing experiences. Guest rooms are decorated to improve various chakras, which are energy centers in the body thought to affect physical and spiritual well-being. There’s an onsite spa offering ozone-sauna therapy, massages, colon hydrotherapy, and other holistic treatments.
Outside, three acres of high-desert countryside complement the inn's stress-melting mission. Garden pathways are lined with fragrant honeysuckle, and picnic sites rest under 150-year-old cottonwood trees.
The bed and breakfast’s spacious accommodations include seven uniquely decorated rooms, each specialize to open a specific chakra. Unit 3 features a full kitchenette and a bedroom decorated in soothing shades of violet, for the Crown (7th) Chakra. In unit 4, ornamental suns adorn the walls, befitting the room's fiery color scheme. Unit 4 is decorated for the Root and Sacral Chakras.
Bisbee, Arizona: Preserved Wild West Town with Artistic Flair
It's hard to believe that Bisbee—current population: nearly 6,000—was once the biggest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. A mining boomtown tucked away in the Mule Mountains, Bisbee swelled in size with the discovery of copper around the turn of the 20th century. To survive after the large-scale mines closed in the 1970s, the town evolved into an artists' colony, attracting free spirits with its warm temperatures, scenic mountain backdrops, and lax enforcement of coloring-within-the-lines statutes. In recent years, it’s become a hybrid of old and new, where 19th-century storefronts and Victorian homes house contemporary art galleries, antique shops, and cafés.
Take a stroll along the narrow, winding streets of Old Bisbee, which resembles a frontier outpost crossed with a European village. Stop in and explore the exhibits at the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, once the headquarters of the Copper Queen mining company and now an affiliate museum of the Smithsonian Institution. And no trip to Bisbee would be complete without a visit to the mine that started it all. Head over to Queen Mine Tours, don a hardhat, and ride a train more than 1,500 feet underground on a tour guided by retired miners.