More than a hundred years ago, Kentucky Camp was the headquarters for the Santa Rita Water & Mining Company, which was formed to extract placer deposits from the Greaterville Mining District in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains 9 miles NW of Sonoita.Continue reading
Dude Ranching in America is one of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The author is Russell True from the White Stallion Ranch near Tucson, Arizona. Covering the Era of Dude Ranching as a destination, there are historic photographs of 50 or more Dude Ranches in Arizona, focusing on Wickenburg, … Continue reading
The Copper Queen Hotel still stands majestic after more than 100 years.
Worth a look around the lobby and saloon. Relax with a drink on the front patio. Take a Ghost Tour.
11 Howell Ave.; Bisbee, AZ 85603
It was a Sunday in mid-September when Ms. Karen and I left our home in the Tucson Mountains to travel to the Cochise Hotel to visit with the proprietor, Phil Gessert. We arrived at noon and Phil was sitting on the front porch waiting for us. The Cochise Hotel is … Continue reading
Historic Hotels, Inns, Ranches, B&B’s, & Guest Houses Summer can offer great deals at some of Southern Arizona’s Historic Hotels & Inns. A staycation at one of these this summer may be just the thing. Here is a short list of Historic Inns, B&B’s, Guest Houses, and Ranches with links … Continue reading
About half way through 2018, I asked Ms. Karen what she wanted to do for her August birthday. She said she wanted to go to Rancho de la Osa, the “Ranch of the She-Bear”. She also suggested we invite Ms. Rosemary who is a horse woman and would enjoy the … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Update: 4/4/18. Aravaipa Farms was purchased in the summer of 2016 and has reopened as Aravaipa Farms and Inn. One Saturday in late August 2014, Ms. Karen & I headed for the west entrance of Aravaipa Canyon to check out a place of lodging we had heard good … Continue reading
La Casita de Tucson is a unique private getaway for up to 4 adults. Our guesthouse includes a hot tub & counter-current pool and a large deck for picnics and sunbathing. Great view of the Catalina Mountains from the pool area. Our casita is large (1280 sq. ft.) for a … Continue reading
Tucson has a wonderful selection of fine Hotels, Resorts, & Bed & Breakfast Inns. However, visitors have another option that has become increasingly popular in recent years: Private Vacation Homes. Solterra Vacation Rentals professionally manages over 60 private homes, casitas, & condos in the Tucson area. They range from $80/night … Continue reading
On the last Saturday of August, Ms. Karen, Ms. Rosemary & I headed for Tombstone to enjoy Twilight. That event is when the shops in the Historic District remain open after dark. Tombstone At Twilight is experienced differently than during the day. At night, The Town Too Tough To Die … Continue reading