Yesterday began what will be an historic event in already-historic Jerome, Arizona. Jerome, formerly famous as the “Wicked-est Town in The West” and currently known as AZ’s trendiest ghost-town, is hosting their first-ever JeromeIndie Film and Musical Festival until Sunday, June 16 at various venues around town. Sponsored by local individuals and businesses to Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant and the town of Jerome itself, the festival features over forty films, from documentaries to shorts to music videos. Some of the films we’re looking forward to include Romans Road, Speak No Evil (featuring AZ Big Media’s own Cindy Johnson!) and comedy short Questions.
Bands like Tryst, Threefold Fate and Two in the Chest will perform from 1 to 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Starlit Mine Theatre. Panels and Q&A’s will be hosted throughout the weekend, including Behind the Screens: What do Film Festivals Want From Filmmakers? from 1:10 – 2:10 p.m. tomorrow at the New State Motor Co. Building.
The Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival was founded by Toni Ross, an Arizona native with a passion for Arizona and Jerome (which has “had [her] heart since she was 6″) and a love for people, adventure, the arts, the Arizona filmmaking community, VW bugs and her children. She states that she “founded this film and music festival on the wings of [her] son, Trey.”
Getting away for the weekend can be fun, but sometimes it’s nice to have the comforts of home available even while away on vacation. Bed and breakfasts can be the perfect option for those who’d like to get away while still enjoying the comforts of home. Here’s a list of bed and breakfasts around Arizona for when the average hotel just doesn’t cut it.
A Territorial House
65 Piki Dr., Sedona
A two-story, Western-style ranch adorned with old-fashioned furnishings, this comfortable and peaceful inn is charming and friendly. Outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces and a great desert landscape provide a serene situation.
Adobe Hacienda Bed & Breakfast
10 Rojo Dr., Sedona
A Spanish style hacienda with handmade Mexican furniture, antiques, Native American art, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and full breakfast is served.
Adobe Hacienda Bed & Breakfast
10 Rojo Dr., Sedona
A Spanish style hacienda with handmade Mexican furniture, antiques, Native American art, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Full breakfast is served.
Amado Territory Inn
3001 E. Frontage Rd., Amado
Situated near the Mexican border, this bed and breakfast is considered to be great birding country.
Apple Orchard Inn
656 Jordan Rd., Sedona
With an eclectic mix of natural wonders, skip around town enjoying music, festivals, shopping and contemporary art. Full breakfast is served on the patio. Rooms come furnished with great amenities.
Bed & Bagels of Tucson
10402 E. Glenn St., Tucson
This bed-and-breakfast, offering a pool, hot tub and five-course breakfasts, welcomes pets and children. Special diets are accommodated and Bed & Bagels is suitable for most chemically sensitive (MCS) guests. Especially well-suited for foreign visitors, as the owner speaks four languages.
Bedlam Bed & Breakfast
15253 N. Skylark Crl., Fountain Hills
High atop a hillside, this B&B offers breathtaking views of the vast desert and surrounding mountains, including Four Peaks and the Superstition Mountains. Each bedroom comes with its own private bathroom, TV, telephone and high-speed Internet access. Closed June, July and August.
Birders Vista Bed and Breakfast
5147 S. Kino Rd., Sierra Vista
Guests at Birders Vista B&B can enjoy a wide array of birds in the lush backyard. Amenities include a reading library with 1,500 books, high-speed Internet access, TV and a telescope for your birding pleasure.
Boots And Saddles Bed & Breakfast
2900 Hopi Dr., Sedona
Each room is decorated in unique Southwestern themes and feature air-jet tubs, private patios, telescopes for star gazing, fireplace, refrigerator, luxurious robes and free Internet access. A fresh, two-course breakfast is served every day.
Briar Patch Inn
3190 N. Hwy. 89A, Sedona
Stay in one of the 19 cottages nestled in Oak Creek Canyon and enjoy a peaceful, natural setting. Located 3 miles from shopping, dining and great views of the Sedona sunset.
Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast
40 Canyon Circle Dr., Sedona
This two-story Spanish Mission-style inn is luxurious, outstanding and relaxing. Take in the fresh flowers and the effortless entry to Oak Creek for a morning swim.
Casa Tierra Bed & Breakfast
11155 W. Calle Pima, Tucson
This Mexican-style adobe home makes resting easy, as it is located in an isolated area and is near many local accommodations.
Catalina Park Inn
309 E. 1st St., Tucson
520-792-4541Six guest rooms are strategically placed to provide privacy that opens to a walled courtyard. Built in 1927, this two-story Mediterranean-style mansion woos guests with its mahogany woodwork and architectural nuance.
Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast
80 Canyon Circle Dr., Sedona
This five bedroom bed and breakfast offers guests a choice of one- or two-bedroom suites with private entrances, Red Rock views and hiking access, plus many other amenities.
Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast
11707 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson
This Territorial adobe bed and breakfast is situated on four acres and nestled in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains near the Saguaro National Park East. Accommodations include great porches, polished colored concrete floors, open trusses, antiques and collectibles — all of which create a unique ambience.
El Portal Bed & Breakfast
95 Portal Ln., Sedona
Going beyond the ordinary, the architecture and adobe construction of El Portal is completely authentic. Nowhere else in Sedona will you find a luxury inn or hotel with 18-inch thick adobe walls that provide both quiet and history. All rooms feature free broadband cable high speed Internet, as well as free wireless access throughout the hotel, including the courtyard.
Full Circle Ranch
40205 N. 26th St., Cave Creek
A romantic hideaway nestled in the desert, complete with horse facilities, an observation deck, pool and heated spa.
Graces Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast
1240 Jacks Canyon Rd., Sedona
Pets are welcome to come along for the stay at Greyfire. Meet and greet with the four resident Arabian horses and enjoy your stay in the Southwestern ranch home decorated with antiques and positioned on more than two acres.
Graham’s Bed & Breakfast
150 Canyon Circle Dr., Sedona
Open all year, this contemporary, Southwestern inn offers a bountiful breakfast and beautiful views.
Grand Living Bed and Breakfast
701 Quarterhorse Rd., Williams
A two-story log cabin with a wrap-around veranda and country Victorian decor. Horseback riding, fishing lakes and hiking trails exist in the surrounding area.
Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast
11770 E. Rambling Trl., Tucson
Award-winning Spanish hacienda on 16 secluded acres next to National Park. Four luxury accommodations, three with kitchenettes. TVs, business center, garden, patios, views, nature trail, birding, outdoor hydrotherapy spas.
161 N. Main St., Snowflake
Has 12 rooms with full baths, Jacuzzi tubs, gas log stoves, cable TV, wireless Internet and daily gourmet breakfast specials.
Hidden Meadow Ranch
620 County Road 1325, Greer
Includes 12 luxuriously furnished log cabins, dining room, lounge and library. There is also a spring-fed trout pond for fly-fishing and canoeing.
230 S. Cortez St., Prescott
A quaint 1917 inn, the Hotel Vendome is nestled in the beauty of the Prescott wilderness amid Victorian architecture. A shot away from the famous Whiskey Row and a charming small town, experience the settlement and then enjoy a glass of wine in the quietly shaded veranda while watching the sun go down.
Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast
410 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff
The Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast is an oasis of peace and serenity amidst our stressful world. The Inn’s spacious parlor is a relaxing place to sip hot cider and curl up with a book in front of the fireplace. The gazebo and perennial gardens offer summer guests an intimate retreat for afternoon iced tea or morning breakfast. A scrumptious, healthy breakfast and afternoon tea with homemade cookies are just two of the ways our innkeepers accomplish the task of making The Inn at 410 the “Place with the Personal Touch.”
Inn at Castle Rock
112 Tombstone Canyon Rd., Bisbee
Now remodeled, it was once an 1890s boarding house for miners. Full breakfast is served and a glass of wine is offered in the evening to enjoy on the patio under the starlit sky. Dinner and lunch are available at the restaurant located on site.
Inn on Oak Creek, The556 Hwy. 179, Sedona
Private creekside decks, gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, full breakfast.
Jenny Kent’s B & B
450 S. Orange Ave., Yuma
Stay in a charming, historic house — Jenny Kent’s Bed and Breakfast — moderately priced and conveniently located off Interstate 8. Jenny’s is nestled in the the historic Century Heights District of Yuma.
Lodge at Sedona, The
125 Kallof Pl., Sedona
Located in the heart of Sedona, this four diamond bed & breakfast has gardens, mature pines, waterfalls, majestic red rock views, a fitness center, and many other amenities that provide a serene relaxing place to stay.
Log Cabin Bed & Breakfast
3155 N. U.S. Hwy. 89, Prescott
This three story rustic log cabin is open year-round and is located near Watson Lake/Willow Lake Recreation Area in the Granite Dells. Enjoy hiking out their back door or enjoy looking at the stars from the deck or the hot tub.
Maricopa Manor Bed & Breakfast
15 W. Pasadena Ave., Phoenix
Built in 1928, the Spanish Mission-style home offers seven suites with private facilities.
Noftsger Hill Inn
425 North St., Globe
The front rooms provide a panoramic view of the ruggedly beautiful Pinal Mountains. Rear rooms face the Old Dominion Mine, offering a picturesque view of historic mining operations.
Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast
6558 Wagon Wheel Ln., Pinetop-Lakeside
Oakwood Inn offers guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy common areas for their convenience. Guest rooms offer traditional decor with private baths. Home-cooked breakfasts are served family-style in the dining room.
Pinetop Country Bed & Breakfast
2444 W. Jan Ln., Pinetop
Romantic and charming, this B&B offers candlelit dinners and wine-and-cheese parties every Saturday night. The Victorian suite proves to be the most popular with its fireplace, private balcony overlooking a pond and a fire pit.
Pleasant Street Inn, The
142 S. Pleasant St., Prescott
Unwind in a 1906, two-story Victorian home with traditional English furnishings. Beautiful views and fresh flowers make this inn an enjoyable weekend getaway. Four rooms are available with private amenities.
Prescott Pines Inn
901 White Spar Rd., Prescott
Austrian lace curtains, white picket fence and grand flagstone porch create the feeling of Victorian elegance. The entrance to the guesthouse welcomes you with ivy and beautiful pink flowers.
Ramsey Canyon Inn Bed & Breakfast
29 Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
A modern country inn that offers hiking trails through the hummingbird capital of the world. This B&B offers serene settings for a chance to relax amid its antiques and country furnishings.
Red Garter Bed & Bakery
137 W. Railroad Ave., Williams
A beautifully restored 1897 saloon in a Victorian Romanesque brick building with 12-foot ceilings, skylights and antique furnishings. Located in the heart of downtown Williams; sight-seeing is nearby.
Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast Inn
204 S. Scott Ave., Tucson
An 1878 adobe Victorian mansion, located on a quiet street in historic Downtown Tucson. Enjoy colorful gardens, heated pool, spacious guest suites, period antiques, private baths and the services of a fine resort.
Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast
5522 E. Tapekim Rd., Cave Creek
On a small knoll above a gently rising hollow, Sleepy Hollow is the perfect place to relax.
Spur Cross Bed & Breakfast
38555 N. School House Rd., Cave Creek
Offers four suites with amenities such as separate outside entrances, private baths, upgraded Southwestern furnishings, satellite TV, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker.
Sunglow Guest Ranch
14066 S. Sunglow Rd., Pearce
Located in the foothills of the Chiracahua Mountains, this ranch offers birding, hiking, biking, stargazing and the Sunglow Cafe for refreshing teas and mouthwatering desserts. Yoga classes available.
The Commons at White Mountain Lodge
140 Main St., Greer
The Commons at White Mountain Lodge provides guests with a choice of freestanding cabins or cottages in the historic main lodge. Both cabins and cottages in the main modge provide guests with spectacular views of the Greer Valley Meadow, Little Colorado River or Aspen Grove.
Touch of Sedona Inn & Retreat
595 Jordan Rd., Sedona
Located in the heart of uptown Sedona, and within walking distance to a wealth of fine art galleries, restaurants and easy hiking trails.
Valley O’ the Sun
An authentic Irish bed-and-breakfast captured within a 1960s-style ranch home with traditional furnishings. Located near Arizona State University in Tempe.