Historical Bed and Breakfast with Early 1900s Furnishings
The Bisbee Inn/Hotel La More sits on canyon land acquired from Mexico as part of the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. The property welcomed trail-weary cowboys with two modest boardinghouses in the early 1900s, later expanding to a 24-room hotel with rates of $2 a day. The stately brick structure also served as a miners' boarding station and a Peace Corps volunteer training center before extensive restorations gave rise to its current incarnation as The Bisbee Inn/Hotel La More. Original oak furnishings, hand-sewn quilts, and antique copper ceiling fixtures pay tribute to the hotel’s rich history.
Old West sayings inspired many of the room’s names, including the Kilkenny room (as in “fight like Kilkenny cats”) and the Eureka room (as in “Eureka! I’ve discovered pyrite!”). All accommodations are appointed with early 1900s furniture, and some rooms offer clear views of Old Bisbee’s Victorian-style storefronts and busking lizards. In the morning, head down to the dining room for a continental breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, and baked goods.
Bisbee, Arizona: Former Mining Town Commemorates Old West
In the days of the Old West, thousands flocked to Bisbee for its high-yielding copper, silver, and gold mines. Known as "the Queen of the Copper Camps," the mining mecca was considered the largest and richest city between Saint Louis and San Francisco until the operations closed in the 1970s and the town converted into a thriving artists’ colony. Modern Bisbee’s historical downtown is remarkably well preserved, attracting filmmakers who come to shoot westerns and spar with swinging saloon doors, all while enjoying relatively mild temperatures.