|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The historic Clawson House sits on top of Clawson Hill adjacent to Castle Rock in the heart of the town of Bisbee, which has been designated a National Historic District. The Territorial house, originally built in 1895 for mine manager, Spencer Clawson, was expanded in the 1920’s and now occupies over two acres of level and hillside land, with views out in three directions, including views over Downtown Bisbee out to mountains in Mexico.
The house includes wrap-around porches on three sides, with large rooms that incorporate original woodwork and built-in cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling French doors, original hardware, and sliding pocket doors. The house has been a perennial favorite on both Bisbee home and garden tours.
Downstairs, there is a large entrance hall, large living and dining rooms, downstairs bedroom with bath and shower (shower in bath tub), TV room or study, fully-equipped large kitchen with separate breakfast area, and screened-in porch. The living room has a gas fireplace. Upstairs is a large hall and two large bedrooms that share a bath. Each of the three bedrooms has a queen-sized bed. The upstairs bathroom has a Victorian clawfoot bath that is outfitted as a shower (in bath tub) as well. Outside is a xeriscape cottage garden that blooms March through November, and a large outdoor eating area for al fresco dining.
Due to the age of the house, and the fact that it is built one story off the ground, the house is NOT handicapped-accessible. There are staircases with 12 steps (shown in pictures) to climb to enter the house. Once in the house, however, the first floor (with downstairs bedroom and bath) is completely level. The bath has a standard bathtub with shower head.
Bisbee is a former mining town, located a mile high in the Mule Mountains, and one-and-one-half hours drive southeast of Tucson. Subsequent to the mine closing in the mid-1970’s, Bisbee has emerged as a friendly, fun and quirky artists/crafts town, and in addition is a good center for exploring nearby areas such as Ramsey Canyon (one of the premier birdwatching areas in the United States), Tombstone, the Coronado National Monument, Kartchner Caverns, as well as the Chiracahua National Monument and Forest. There are numerous hiking opportunities in and around Bisbee, and a public golf course is five miles away. The town offers a number of fun restaurants, many of which are within a short walk. Also within walking distance is the High Desert Market. The market is only a few hundred yards from the house and serves a great breakfast!
Because of its altitude, Bisbee has moderate year round temperatures, with a temperature 'spring' that begins in April and a 'water' spring that begins in July, with short and cooling 'monsoon' rains coming through the mountains through early September. Many residents of Tucson and Phoenix use Bisbee as their summer 'get-away.'
The house is not air conditioned, but there are a number of ceiling fans in the rooms, including the bedrooms. Most homes in Bisbee do not have air conditioning.
While winter temperatures are moderate by most people's standards, with many bright, sunny days, Bisbee (as with other historic towns in Arizona and New Mexico) is located at significant altitude. It is NOT South Florida (or Palm Springs, for that matter). Your can check out Bisbee temperatures on a number of web pages.
Bisbee is increasingly being publicized as a vacation destination, and on March 29, 2002, Money Magazine listed Bisbee on its 'Best Places to Vacation' list of ten top vacation destinations, citing its climate and accessibility to a variety of nearby attractions In addition, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added Bisbee to its 2005 list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations -- the first Arizona city to make this list of 'unique and lovingly preserved communities.' (click on 'More Bisbee Information' link below for copy of articles).
For the fashion conscious, Kate Spade featured Bisbee in a 12 page photo shoot that appeared in the March 2006 Vogue and Town and Country magazines.
Due to the many antiques which are in the house, the house is not suitable for families with young children unless they are closely supervised or used to living with antiques. There are three queen size beds only, with no other sleeping arrangements, such as pull out couches. No Smoking. There is a very helpful onsite caretaker on the property who occupies a separate apartment, and can be contacted to provide additional assistance during your stay. The apartment is located underneath the house, with its separate outside entrance, and in no way affects the privacy of guests.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome with payment of an additonal refundable deposit.
Routine cleaning of linens and towels is provided at no additional charge, as is routine vacuuming of the premises after guests leave. We reserve the right to charge for unusual cleaning associated with spills, stains, etc.
My husband and I love Bisbee, but we had never stayed there before. This was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Some friends joined us and we had a wonderful dinner at Café Roka. It was a perfect, comfortable place to get away, relax and celebrate life. Lee the property manager was a huge asset to the property and provides a great service. We will definitely return in the future!
We were in Bisbee for a family reunion. The Clawson House worked perfectly for us. The well-stocked kitchen was just what we needed for our family dinners. Views from the wrap-around porch are fabulous. Furniture is extremely beautiful and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would like to return someday soon. Lee was a wonderful host and answered every question - so helpful. Thank you.
The Clawson House is simply the best vacation house one can rent in the historic town of Bisbee. The house overlooks Old Bisbee and had its own set of stairs leaving from the back of the house leading down to all of the shops, restaurants and bars. At first sight, we were all speechless at the beauty and aesthetics of the home. The grounds is very well kept with trees, foliage, and garden fountains.
Lee, the property manager is such a delight. He gave us a tour of the home and showed us where all the amenities were like the wi-fi password, extra linens, coffee maker, and television. The inside of the home was stylishly decorated and comfortable.
The view alone is something that was truly spectacular. The beds were very soft and we had a great night sleep in them. We highly recommend this home to anyone wishing to stay in Bisbee.
This is one of the most beautiful historic homes I've ever seen. We stayed there several years ago and had a wonderful time, but the property has had a few nice updates since then. The home overlooks the whole town and is surrounded by wraparound porches and butterfly gardens. A path leads from the backyard all the way down the hill and right into the middle of town. Six of us stayed for two nights and it didn't feel crowded. The groundskeeper, Lee Causer, was very amiable and helpful. We look forward to visiting again, hopefully very soon.
I just spent a weekend at the Clawson House with a group of girlfriends and it was AWESOME! It is a huge property, beautifully restored with modern amenities, while retaining the period charm of its 1895 heritage. Claw foot tubs in both bathrooms have added showers complemented by custom twill curtains and lush Turkish towels; beds are very comfortable, with pristine, high-quality linens; kitchen is large and well-stocked with all the conveniences, including a Keurig machine for that first, easy early-morning cup of coffee. Located at the top of the hill above Castle Rock, the house offers amazing views of the town below and mountains in the distance. The huge, wrap-around porch is furnished with comfortable, high-end wicker furniture in several different conversation areas - perfect for entertaining or just hanging out relaxing. Ample parking spaces (rare in Bisbee), but easy walking distance to the hopping downtown retail district, especially if you use the private stairs down the hill. The furnishings are an appealing mix of period pieces and comfortable modern, put together with an artist's aesthetic along with a touch of whimsy. We were greeted by Lee, the caretaker who lives onsite, with a handpicked bouquet from the property's garden. The garden itself is a wonderland of a variety of plants, with loads of butterflies happily flitting around. Every detail seems to have been thought of to make your stay perfect. Lee made us feel right at home, was a wealth of information on things to do and places to see, and graciously assisted us with every question and request. The home is pet-friendly, and so is the town in general, so that is a big plus for me. I'm already planning my next visit!
My friends and I have stayed at the Clawson House before, and we were wowed to stay there this year. It is such a beautiful property on a hill, with three bedrooms, a large wrap-around deck, and ample room to relax. The owner and his new property manager, Lee, have begun renovating this historic building with new paint, extending the patio and adding inviting patio furniture, updating the linens, and paying attention to even the small details like French-ticking on the shower curtains. The property is close to restaurants and shops in Old Bisbee, and it commands a gorgeous view of the town and surrounding mountains.
Lee, who lives on-site in a separate apartment, made our stay very special. We arrived to cookies, a bottle of wine, and a note from him hoping we enjoyed our stay. He obviously loves the Clawson House, and he showed us some of the work he has done and shared plans for the future. He was also very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed.
Wildlife Viewing (esp, birdwatching), Sightseeing (Tombstone is 25 miles to the North), Coronodo and Chiricahua National Monuments
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Property Damage Protection||£47|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£199|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.