We were impressed. Truly. My husband and I were on a vacation, just the two of us. I saw this guest house on Trip Advisor and went with my gut feeling that it would be a unique and special place. And it really was.
Tom, the owner, came out as we pulled in and made us feel welcome with his face and his words. This gentleman enjoys taking care of his guests. He is very warm and friendly and offerred to leave us to ourselves but he was a neat guy to visit with and has done wonderful things to the property.
Tom and his wife have obviously put alot of love in to the restoration of the guest house as well as the other structures on the property. As I looked around the guest house, I could see both a man's and a woman's touches. They didn't go half-way on anything. It is elegant and feels very light and comforting at the same time it feels homey and casual.
We slept like stones in the extreme quiet of the night. The grounds are very tranquil and the only person we saw during our stay was Tom. In our mind, they provided just the right amount of all the little things one needs when traveling. Now, if you are traveling with 15 suitcases, this isn't the place for you unless you are going to leave most of them in your vehicle. But for those who are just enjoying each other and off on a little adventure and wanting to do something a bit different, this might be just up your alley.
This is a read in bed kindof a place. A sit on the porch and rock holding hands kind of place. A 'can you believe we stayed there' kind of place. Have no fear, there is some nightlife close by and not much traffic on the streets. Parking is a snap.
If I was planning our trip again, I would book the guest house instead of spending a night in Jerome which is noisy and far more expensive.
The one bit of advice I would offer to travelers is to print out a map. Main Street seems like it is dead ending but actually curves around. There is not a prominent sign in front of the Guest House and you may not notice it from Main Street if it is dark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Heron Guest House is a renovated work shop built at the turn of the twentieth century when Arizona’s copper boom was still in its heyday. The owners of the main house on the property maintained the workshop’s rustic exterior while fully renovating the interior to provide a charming, cozy hideaway in historic Clarkdale, Arizona, nestled between Mingus Mountain's Jerome and the red rocks of Sedona. ... more less