On our trip to southern Arizona we visited the Historic Mining town of Bisbee, where we looked forward to spending the night at School House Inn Bed and Breakfast. We learned all about this historic place on our personal tour by owner and host John and wife Paula.
In 1910 the city of Bisbee was considered the largest in the territory, with over 25,000 people. The School House is a historic brick school built in 1918 at the peak of Bisbee's mining days when they needed new schools for the miner’s children. Originally built as Garfield School for grades one through four, it wasn't long before the town began to decline and the school closed.
The school was converted to apartments in the late thirties and then in 1989 it was restored to the school house theme and became a bed and breakfast. In keeping with its educational days, each of the nine rooms has a school room theme. Everyone loves the Principal's Office Suite, the Art Room, the Reading Room, the Geography Room, and many others.
It is so original and quaint with antiques everywhere, there is no place else like it. Last time we were in Bisbee it was sold out and although we got a tour, we weren't able to secure a room. This time we rented the cozy Library Room which had two bedrooms and a sitting room that we could share with our friends. Be aware, there is no TV in this historic place but in the sitting/dining room. So we played a few hands of cards until we realized that we were being too noisy.
We read great reviews of the included breakfast and our gourmet sample plate the next morning included several fruits, poached eggs, a homemade muffin, English muffin and beverage lived up to the reputation. It was lovely! The breakfast is original and different every day. In the warm months there is also a lovely garden patio to take your meals.
Make reservations before you go because this is a popular place and you wouldn’t want to miss out. When you go, you will find the Bed and Breakfast located one mile west of downtown Old Bisbee in a quiet residential area.
The address is 818 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone (520) 432-2996