The SpaceBecause of our unique location below town on the north face of Cleopatra Hill, we have one of the most “pristine" views of Jerome's stunning and historic landscape. Our Verde Valley panorama from Flagstaff to Sedona looks very much as it did during the boomtown mining days. Closer up and across the gulch, the high slanting wall of Sunshine Hill fills the western foreground. You'll be as close as can be to the picturesque Audrey Headframe, Jerome State Historic Park (a.k.a. The Douglas Mansion), and the Little Daisy Hotel (now a private residence) without the added “modern" distractions of the lights of Cottonwood, Clarkdale or the cement plant. And the crystal clear, quiet nights only add to the ambience.
Although we're only a quarter mile from the center of Jerome, once you arrive, it will seem like you're miles away. You will be our only guest, and will be treated like family.
Our house, built in 2001, is one of only two homes on Beale Street. Nestled in the heart of what was once called “Mexican Town," THE WARY BUFFALO provides all the modern conveniences and several extras. Your first floor suite has a private entrance, comfortable queen size bed, private bathroom with stall shower, and sitting room with a queen size futon in case you have a third and/or fourth person in your party. Your suite is equipped with free WiFi, satellite TV with premium channels & DVD player, a full-size refrigerator-freezer and the makings for your morning coffee or tea. Laundry facilities are available as well.
Our upper deck (on a clear night, and luckily, most here are) will grant you sensational star gazing … and the sunrises are pretty spectacular, too.
For those with a healthy and active lifestyle, THE WARY BUFFALO is within walking distance of town and other hiking destinations. The roads are rugged, but the rewards are many. The high desert Arizona flora is ever-changing and fascinating at all times of the year. Likewise, the ground beneath your feet is a continuous collage of the composite minerals that make up the mountain. As you traverse the "neighborhood," you'll see the fascinating remains of some of the miners' dwellings on either side of the road, and other remnants of Jerome's glory days as “The Billion Dollar Copper Camp."
And then there are the ‘critters' you may or may not encounter. We've seen coyotes, mule deer, jackrabbits, countless bird species, assorted lizards, snakes, tarantulas, and javelinas. THE WARY BUFFALO is also a haven for hummingbirds. Our feeders are constantly being visited by a variety of hungry and surprisingly feisty joyas voladores (“flying jewels"). A large (and growing) flock of chickens has made THE WARY BUFFALO their home as well. Jerome is the “wild" west in more ways than one!
Speaking of animals, we regret that we cannot allow your pets to visit THE WARY BUFFALO along with you. However, if you want or need a “dog or cat fix" you will be enthusiastically greeted by our four rescued pets: O'Keeffe (a senior Border Collie mix who is the undisputed queen of our castle), Teddy (a senior Heinz 57 variety who resembles a big cuddly teddy bear), Mo Cuishle* (a young, beautiful and spirited wolf hybrid, who is pleased to pose for photo ops) and Hamlet, our resident crazy cat (he thinks he's the Prince of Denmark!).
By now, you have probably come to the realization that THE WARY BUFFALO is NOT your average bed and breakfast. Getting here can be challenging, and our property is not overly manicured. Chickens and dogs live here, and a feisty cat. And although we do our best to keep the animals quiet, well … they're animals, and, although they will be sequestered during your stay, sometimes they feel the need to bark (or gallop through the house) at odd hours. And the roosters are excited to greet the dawn each day. (A "white noise" machine will be provided for light sleepers.)
So, if you are looking for lace doilies and pristine, antique-filled luxury accomodations, you should probably keep looking. But if you have an adventurous spirit, enjoy animals, delicious food, amazing views, unique southwestern American history and interesting “ghost town" conversation (at your option, of course), come spend some time at THE WARY BUFFALO!
Candace and Michael Gallagher
* “Mo Cuishle" is Irish for “My Darling/My Heart." And that is exactly what she is. Guest AccessYou will have full access at all times to your entire first floor suite, and, with prior arrangement, to our two ourdoor decks. During breakfast hours, you will be able to join us in our second floor living quarters if that is your preference. Interaction with GuestsWe will be happy to serve to as your "concierge" and help you make the most of your stay here in our historic town. The NeighborhoodJerome is unique, with one of the most spectacular views in the country. From our upper deck, the unspoiled panorama extends from the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff to the Red Rocks of Sedona. Sunrises are nothing short of spectacular, and stargazing is equally amazing. All this, plus history, art, shopping, great dining, and ... ghost stories! And all within (rugged) walking distance of The Wary Buffalo! Getting AroundFree parking is available onsite to our guests, and there are several parking lots in the downtown area.
If you party too hearty in Jerome, we will be your "designated driver," and provide a shuttle service between the Town and the Wary Buffalo. Other Things to NotePlease be aware that The Wary Buffalo is NOT ADA-accessible. Although your suite is located on the first floor, there are four steps leading from the gravel driveway to the front door, and additional steps to reach the outdoor decks and indoor breakfast area.
Be sure to bring your appetite for breakfast! Candace serves a multi-course feast that may be the highlight of your stay! With advance notice, she will happily accommodate any dietary restrictions or special preferences. Check our reviews for comments from our guests!
We are required to inform you that, because we are a small B&B, our kitchen is not subject to regulation or inspection by the Health Department.