|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We loved it. Clean. Comfy. Excellent, convenient location without any noise from restaurant/bars. A few cons, but nothing that's a deal breaker, but be aware: steep stairs to bedroom, air mattress for 2nd bed (fine for kids), no oven but there is a stove (so don't plan on baking...I think a toaster oven would be a nice addition), parking is in public parking areas (but there are plenty nearby, so it is a small inconvenience). Great spot. Highly recommend. I hope I get to stay here again on my next visit. P.S. DVD player, but not much selection. Bring movies for nights in.
What a fun place!. It was perfectly situated to everything, especially the brewery. Everything was in close distance. But watch out for the stairs, they really are steep.
30 miles from the Mexican Border at Douglas/Aqua Prieta
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
Take MasterCard or Visa by phone, pay with traveler checks or cash after arrival.