We, 2 families with 2 teen daughters, stayed at the Surgeon's House for 1 night a few weeks ago. It was a perfect B&B. Andrea, who had been very helpful over the phone, was away, so Denise, a personal chef and long-time Surgeon's House guest and now fill-in innkeeper was our host. From the moment we walked in the door it felt like home. From wine, beer and juice in the fridge and brownies waiting for us (we had to have some before dinner!), to gorgeous, spacious rooms lovingly and individually decorated with what must be a lifetime's collection of local art, to the amazing gardens with so many nooks and benches for reading or sitting and taking in the view, every detail was thought out. Oh, and the books! There are books in every room, and such an interesting collection. Many I've read, many more I wanted to read. Browsing in a bookstore is one of my favorite things to do. What a delight to be able to do it in my own room at night or over breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, as the other reviewers have noted, it was abundant and delicious. The morning we were there: coffee, melon with mint, stuffed french toast. cornbread, tomatoes stuffed with egg custard, asparagus, house mushrooms. Afterwards we sat happily in the garden, enjoying the quiet while our daughters played with the koi fish in the pond. Who knew they are named and some of the are quite social and like to be petted. Our time at the Surgeon's House was too short. We really enjoyed Jerome too, especially walking around and visiting the local artisans, and Nelly Bly (the best kaleidoscope store in the world, we're told). And we also loved the nearly historic sites Montezuma's Castle and Tuzigoot. We didn't have time for the Jerome Historic Park. Next time!
- 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