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In Bisbee it's a Crime Not to Do Time in the Ok Street Jail

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, Cable T.V., WiFi

The OK Street Jailhouse is a great place to stay while in Bisbee on vacation or business. Built in 1904 as the local branch of the County Jail, this jail was the arm of the prison system until 1915, when a larger facility had to be constructed to keep up with the increased 'boarder' demand of a booming mining town.

While turn-of-the-century inmates never had it this good, you can relax in total comfort at the OK Street Jailhouse. On the first floor, the former Jailer's office is a small entry area, The 'Drunk Tank' houses the living room/kitchen and a half bath. Take the stairs to the second floor to the cell for 'serious offenders' and you'll find a small sitting area, the bedroom, a closet, and the bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub. While serving your sentence at the OK Street Jailhouse, the entire building is yours, making you the jailer and the inmate. After we turn the keys over to you, 'you're on your own'.

Inmates at the OK Street Jailhouse need to rely on public parking just a few steps from the Jail. Fine eating establishments, museums and activities are located within walking distance from the Jail.

Keywords: old jail, house

More Details

Property Manager
Eliza Adams
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

What makes this house unique

Bisbee is an ideal central location for day excursions, hiking. biking, rock hounding. There is almost no chance to be bored. Within 30 or 40 miles you can visit historic areas like Douglas, Tombstone, and Ft. Huachuca. There are a ton of hiking trails in the Coronado National Forest, east and west of Bisbee, some easy, some rather challenging. The National Park Service has lots of information on the history of the area and also detailed trail descriptions. San Pedro Riparian Area is good for hiking and bird watching. Bicycling is a favorite sport with more level streets in the Warren and San Jose Areas, building up to the ride up the hill into Old Bisbee, or even riding a loop around Bisbee. During the Mineral Show in the Fall, rockhounds have a chance to participate in a guided tour to areas general off limits to the public. Many visitors enjoy the yearly Historic Home Tour on the weekend after Thanksgiving, as well as a yearly B&B or Lodging Tour in June.

Amenities

Bisbee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size plug in 'Aero Bed'
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

In Bisbee it's a Crime Not to Do Time in the Ok Street Jail
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Adorable, historical gem in Bisbee!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Bisbee a couple of months ago and were eager to get back. This time we stayed at the OK Street Jailhouse and it was THE perfect spot. Roomy and just right for a couple looking to escape Phoenix. The Jailhouse is just steps away from Brewery Gulch and the Bisbee Brewing Company. We were surprised to see a full kitchen, washer/dryer and two bathrooms. We are excited for our next trip to Bisbee and are already planning to book the Jailhouse. We won't stay in another spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serving (awesome) time

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend booked this for my birthday, and it lived up to her (rather over-the-top) description. Plenty of room for a couple or family over two floors, just be careful on those steep stairs. It was great having a bedroom above and family room/kitchen below. And absolutely embraced having a bathroom on each floor, perfect for maintaining the romanticism of the trip. And the location is impossible to beat. At just $125, I can't imagine a better place for the money. Extremely friendly and helpful landlord. Coffeemaker (w/coffee!), microwave, fridge and wide assortment if kitchenware. Just be careful in the shower, the knob is very touchy. The slightest nudge takes you from lukewarm to way too hot. Experiment before committing to the full stream (good advice for life in general).

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved our stay at the Jailhouse Inn. The manager was super attentive and easy to talk to and the property was absolutely outstanding. I loved sitting on our stoop as the historic jeep tours paused and I even invited Canadian tourists to stick their head in and take a peek.

I have bad knees so one of the features I loved most was the proximity to the Gulch and that the stairs were very manageable.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was unique and perfect!

It is much larger than it looks like in the pictures. Clean. Perfect location. Narrow stairs inside. Internet and TV were great. Ample hot water - great shower. My whole family really got the feeling we were in jail (with John Wayne)!!! I have stayed in several places in Bisbee, and this will now be my top choice.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

How Cool!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back from spending the Labor Day weekend in the OK Street Jail. Aliza (the property manager) was super friendly and very easy to communicate with both before and during our trip. The property is much bigger than it looks in the pictures and had just had brand new (100 year old) wood floors installed. She said that they have plans to update the kitchen and bathrooms too.

We have been to Bisbee several times and this location is about as central as you can get. Add in the historic charm of staying the actual jail and it makes for a great weekend. The only drawback, if you can call it that, is that when you come and go other tourists want to poke their heads in to look around. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, AZ, USA
4

Hauntingly good time.

  • 4 of 5

I selected this building for my 60th birthday celebration so if asked by anyone what I did for my big day I could reply "spent the night in jail". Which, if you knew me, is funny since I'm not one to break the law. Anyway, I shared the experience with two friends and us ladies had a wonderful time within its walls. The building wreaks of history and is haunted. How do I know? I'm a paranormal investigator and spiritual medium.

This property is a must for anyone wanting to spend the night or nights in such a historical building in Old Town Bisbee. It was clean, comfy, great location, and filled with historical furnishings and pictures. Doris, the property manager, is a delight to work with and very amiable. As for a con I've read in other reviews in regards to the stairs - They are no steeper than the ones in my grannies farmhouse and we had no problem going up and down them even in the dark. For me, the only downside was no WiFi for the laptop. That would have given this location a five star rating from me.

I cannot thank Doris enough for allowing us ladies to stay in her jail. Memories that none of us will ever forget and I look forward to staying again in the future when visiting Bisbee. I highly recommend the OK Street Jail.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Tucson, AZ
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Too many to list!!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Turquoise Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Coronado National Memorial West of Bisbee
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Coronado National Forest East of Bisbee
Car: necessary

30 miles from the Mexican Border at Douglas/Aqua Prieta

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Rates & Availability

Bisbee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$145
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.05%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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