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In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Bisbee

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lee Causer
Member since: 2003
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based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Historic Beauty with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored home built in 1895. Three large bedrooms wth comfortable beds. A large Living room with a gas fireplace . A comfortable TV room , which we did not use much because we loved to sit on the spacious deck with a fantastic view . We cooked a few meals in the fully functional kitchen and ate in the beautiful large formal dining room. The moment we walked in the he door we felt at home. The property manager whom lives on the property was there to welcome us and was very knowledgeable of the history of the home and Clawson family. He was also helpful in suggestions of Resturants and entertainment. Large beautiful grounds with plenty of space for our two dogs, who were given homemade doggie treats daily. An experience we will never forget and WE WILL BE BACK.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Absolutely wonderful! The home is beautiful and every detail was perfect. Don't change a thing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend and will definitely return. We have stayed in several Bisbee hotels and other rental homes and this is by far our favorite. The caretaker Lee met us with warm cookies, fresh cut flowers and a lovely bottle of wine. He made sure we had everything we needed - he was available but not intrusive and we felt like we made a friend. The home is perfectly situated in a quiet neighborhood that is still in the heart of everything. Walking distance to The Screaming Banshee and Cafe Roka, we recommend both, but Lee has good recommendations for whatever you are looking for as well. The beds were comfortable, the porches shaded and the view remarkable. Our new favorite for a hundred reasons - we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Wonderful house for 3 couples

  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect for us to share with two other couples. There is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space if they want yet great gathering areas. The covered wrap around porches are wonderful for reading, seeing the town, visiting, etc. The home is decorated so well, love that the décor is from the time period of the home. Bisbee is a great town to visit, the tours really helps share the history of the area, etc. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Clawson House. The home is perfectly located in town. The home itself was lovely with a beautiful wrap-around porch and rocking chairs for a relaxing time. The home was comfortable with the quirks and history of a home over 100 years old. We loved every minute. Thank you so very much and I hope we can stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pride in Bisbee

  • 5 of 5

I reserved this place for pride in Bisbee. There were five of us staying. The accommodations were very nice. It is a well-stocked house for entertaining and we were able to hold a small dinner party. The house is very clean and the grounds are very well-kept. It is also centrally located with easy access to downtown Bisbee.

My only initial reservation is that the house is without air conditioning. And we were staying there in the peak of summer. However, the evenings cooled off and the house was relatively nice during the day. We took extra fans with us and were able to keep the house well cooled off.

There is also a very nice porch that wraps around the house for sitting in the evening. As an added feature the house also has bookshelves that are nicely stocked with books on Bisbee. these provide for interesting reading on the local history.

I highly recommend these accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cyprees, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Great view of old Bisbee and relaxing atmosphere! Thank you! 😀

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Desert Market and Cafe
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Screaming Banshee Pizza
Bisbee's Table
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Bisbee Breakfast Club
Old Bisbee Brewing Company
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Car: recommended

Wildlife Viewing (esp, birdwatching), Sightseeing (Tombstone is 25 miles to the North), Coronodo and Chiricahua National Monuments


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Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £204

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bisbee, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Total 2 Full Bathroom 1 on main floor 1 on second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Gas fireplace in living room

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