There are all manner of accommodations in Bisbee, and bed-and-breakfasts proliferate along the narrow, twisty roads of Old Town. The Bisbee Grand Hotel (61 Main St., 520/432-5900, 800/421-1909, www.bisbeegrandhotel.net, $79–175 d) is in a Victorian building in Old Town. It offers small well-decorated rooms with private baths, and a full breakfast served on the veranda. It has wireless Internet, and a saloon downstairs frequented by tourists and locals.
The Copper Queen Hotel (11 Howell Ave., 520/432-2216, www.copperqueen.com, $114–176 d) is an institution in Bisbee, built in 1902 and still in beautiful shape—but almost certainly haunted, as anyone in Bisbee will tell you. It has a pool, a saloon, and a restaurant.
For a truly unique experience, rent one of the 1950s vintage trailers at Shady Dell RV Park (1 Old Douglas Rd., 520/432-3567, www.theshadydell.com, $45–145 d), each beautifully refurbished and decorated. Many have polished chrome and wood interiors, and include black-and-white TVs and phonographs complete with 45-rpm singles from the era.
Located on the premises is Dot’s Diner (520/432-1112, $10 and under), a ready-made 10-stool diner from the 1950s where you can get great food daily 7 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
© Tim Hull from Moon Tucson, 1st Edition