Jerome has always been a survivor. After the mines closed and "King Copper" left town, the population went from a peak of 15,000 about 1929 to some 50 souls in the late 50's. A few hardy souls remained, reluctant to leave a lifetime of memories. The 60's and 70's were the time of the counter culture and Jerome offered a haven for artists who renovated homes and opened abandoned shops to sell their wares. Soon newcomers and Jerome old timers were working together to bring Jerome back to life.
A visit to Jerome, Arizona today and will be the highlight to your vacation! Jerome is
full of art galleries, great restaurants, unique shops and much more. Make sure you stay more than an afternoon as there is just too much to do in one day.
Here are some options for your stay in Jerome.
The Ghost City Inn
A warm, friendly inn with bright rooms, private
baths, fantastic views and an award winning full breakfast. From the
front veranda, you will witness the surrounding splendor of old
Jerome, the Verde Valley nearly 2000 vertical feet below, and the
breathtaking views of the terraced red rocks of Sedona. At night,
these magnificent views melt away to be replaced by a lush tapestry
of stars that one can only see when the "big city lights" are far,
far away. Then watch the sun rise over the Verde Valley as you sip a
cup of freshly roasted coffee, or simply lounge in your luxurious
bed until breakfast is served.
The building commonly referred to as the "Ugly
Pink House", which was originally the home of the man who established Jerome's bakery. It was
built in 1912. Purchased a few years ago it has received
a steady flow of improvements to all three floors. While the pink house
may not be the most magnificent of buildings when viewed from
the outside, it is a well built home and this furnished apartment
is just perfect for those desiring to visit Jerome. If you are looking
for a place to stay for a day or a month
this is the spot.
There are two apartments available for periods
from daily and weekends to monthly. Both apartments have been
recently remodeled and feature private baths with queen beds, cable
TV, and A/C.
The Santa Fe is located on the second
floor and features a soft southwestern style with a queen four
poster bed, bath with shower, full kitchen and big wrap around
is located on the first floor and features a retro 50's style
decor and has a vermont castings gas fireplace, queen size bed, full kitchen, cieling fans,
porch swing and great views of the valley.