My partner made a reservation at the Surgeon's House B & B for my birthday. I know from experience that all B & B's are not created equal and you can't tell from the price. In this case, owner and host Andrea excels at providing guests with real value for the cost of their stay. Andrea meticulously restored this historic home, once belonging to the town's surgeon (hence the name) from an abandoned and neglected building into a lovely, bright, clean and restful oasis. Where there was only dirt and debris outside, she created a magical landscape including koi ponds, a playful fountain, and lush garden areas with black bamboo, bougainvillea, iris, edibles and many other lovely flowers and plants. A beautiful mural in the side yard is just one example of how Andrea has collaborated with others and enlisted assistance from local craftspeople and artists to lovingly transform the place over the nearly two decades she has owned it. The other guests with whom we spoke had all been very pleased with the clean, bright and attractive rooms, as we were with ours. Aside from the appealing lodging, Andrea personally prepares the most amazing breakfasts, which are including with the cost of lodging. The two breakfasts we enjoyed were culinary delights. Her fare is so loved by her guests that, in response to multiple requests, Andrea published her own cookbook, available for a nominal fee on CD, in which her gastronomic secrets are revealed. We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the company. It's easily a place in which one could lounge around all weekend if it weren't for the appeal of walking around Jerome. We heard upon our return that Andrea has put the Surgeon's House up for sale, so go visit while you can -- even if the next owners continue it as a B & B, it's hard to imagine anyone filling Andrea's magic red shoes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This gracious home, listed on National Historic Registry since 1966, is perched high on the mountainside overlooking the Verde Valley and the mystical Red Rock cliffs of Sedona, Arizona. Surrounded by lush, restful gardens and ponds, it's truly a home away from home. Appointed with four comfortable yet diverse rooms we have something that will please the most discriminating tastes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surgeon`s House Hotel Jerome