Jerome Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jerome
"Arizona's Longest-Running Nature Show---It's not the destination, it's the journey."
-from the Verde Canyon Railroad brochure
We had another delicious breakfast---fresh fruit compote and apple French toast, similar to bread pudding. We ate in the courtyard---a bit nippy but such lovely surroundings.
Soon we checked out and …
"Jerome, Arizona, the City in the Sky"
The continental breakfast at the hotel was meager but the coffee was good. After coffee and bagel we headed out to explore Jerome. First stop: Jerome Historical State Park, located in the Douglas Mansion. It had plenty of information about the history of Jerome, which was a copper mining center at one …
... turn. But we didn't go too far before I figured out where we were -- what? Okay, so Laura figured it out. Whatever. Geez.
Staying at The Shack is absolutely the coolest thing ever. Here I am at the gate:
Of course, you have to be a fan of 180 degree views,
objets d'fun everywhere, and wackily creative home renovation.
One day and night in Jerome. What a treat. I had been here years ago, but did not really remember a lot about this magical little place on the side of a mountain.
Pulled into town around 1ish on a Sunday afternoon. Found a parking place and started to wander the streets. Not very big and was pretty easy to figure out after a conversation or two.
Wandered toward my hotel, and quickly saw that I had picked the one hotel with the rowdy ...
... called Jerome for the night. This place also happens to have the Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards. Owned by the lead singer of Tool, A perfect circle and Puscifer; Maynard Keenen (Anthony being a big fan). As we continued on our road trip the outside temperature hit 125 degrees F, a conversion of that is 51 degrees celsius. It is hot, hot, hot out here in the dessert. We arrived into Jerome at 8pm. Jerome is "America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town ...