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The Sleepy Dog Guest House--Artist Owned, Quirky, Colorful, Totally Unique

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The rocker filled porch is a perfect place to relax

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Sleepy Dog Guest House is a one bedroom, artist owned, restored miner's cabin perched high in the hills above Historic Old Bisbee. Sitting on an acre of land, it is incredibly private and quiet--with no neighbors and no noise-- yet we are close enough to town that it's an easy stroll to great restaurants, shopping, sight seeing and antiquing. The Sleepy Dog's memorable atmosphere is regionally eclectic and features folk and contemporary art. The 850sf house features a sitting area, dining room, bedroom, full, working kitchen and a bathroom with deep, claw foot bath tub. There are two porches, front and back, one with Adirondack rocking chairs. We supply simple makin's for breakfast (self catering) in the morning and also coffee, and teas. The pantry is also stocked with basic spices. You will find a fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, pots and pans, utensils, flatware and fabric napkins. We also use hand crafted goats milk soaps in the bath.

Our guests rave about the incredibly comfortable king sized bed, the well appointed linens, all cotton flannel in the winter and high thread count cotton in the summer, feather bedding and the clawfoot bath tub--great for a long, hot soak--and the stunning views of town and the Mexican mountains in the distance. The views from the house are without a doubt the best that Bisbee has to offer. Of course those views mean stairs to get to the front door and Bisbee is famous for stairs. Every October we celebrate them with the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb when literally thousands of people descend upon town to climb up and down the hills and experience our unique setting. We also have our own private viewing point out the back gate and up a short trail where you can enjoy coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening and watch the town unfold in front of you. It's a fun little spot unique to the Sleepy Dog. Our guests are welcome to use all of the sitting areas, porches, both front and back. And if one is so inclined there are hiking trails available literally out both the front and back doors. The overall setting is welcoming and private and is a convenient walk to Old Bisbee.

The Sleepy Dog is a perfect place to use as a starting point for tours of Southeastern Arizona. Bisbee itself has enough to keep a traveler occupied but we are close to the Mexican Border, Karchner Caverns State Park, Cochise Stronghold, the Wonderland of Rocks and historic Tombstone.

The Sleepy Dog is a guest house where we try to take a guest away from the stresses, aggravation, noise and light pollution and everything else that makes a city a city. The real basic things, like sitting on a porch in a rocking chair with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, watching clouds move across the sky (a stunning venue for summer monsoons!), or soaking in a deep clawfoot tub are what we offer. The only connection we have to the 'real world' is WiFi. We do have a small television and a fabulous collection of movies which can be found in many drawers throughout the house.


The Sleepy Dog is the quintessential Bisbee lodging experience with hiking right out side the front door, amazing star gazing because of the clean, high altitude air, bird watching, and, of course, the house itself. The Sleepy Dog was built about a hundred years ago and reclaimed in the early 1990s but the feel of the house has been left untoched by stainless steel or granite counter tops! We are offering Bisbee visitors a genuinely quirky, colorful and unique place to stay that says Bisbee like no other guest house in town.

This little enclave of free thinkers and artists is also a very, very friendly Dog Town and so is the Sleepy Dog. We love having you and your well behaved pets stay with us.

The bird watching is also superb! Guests have seen over 30 species of birds ranging from sandhill cranes (10 miles away at their winter home), woodpeckers, roadrunners, goldfinches, vermillion flycatchers, lazlu buntings, towhees, juncos, owls, bluebirds to violet crowned, lucifer and ruby throated hummingbirds. There is a family of curved bill thrashers nesting in the chollo cactus next door.

Bisbee is a quirky little town and so is the Sleepy Dog--very colorful, filled with original art, kitschy collections and a unique blend of comfort, one of a kind decor, and amenities that bring our guests back time and time again. So, if you're looking for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation and an escape from reality for a bit there's only one place to stay, and that's the Sleepy Dog!


Our Cancellation Policy:

At the Sleepy Dog we rent the house by advance reservations only.
When you reserve the house, we agree to turn away all other requests for the house, guaranteeing to hold it for the dates you requested. Due to the limited number of beds (one), cancellations affect us greatly. We want our policy to be fair for our guests, yet
prevent loss of income to our house by cancellations. When situations arise
that necessitate a cancellation, we sympathize, however, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy:
We cannot be responsible for travel delays, health issues, inclement weather or early departures. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved,
regardless of actual arrival or departure date. We will be unable to return any deposit monies without a 30 day notice. There will be no refunds for late
arrivals or early departures.

We look forward to your stay. Thank you for choosing us!


Keywords: Cabin, guest house,

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only but preferably not at all due to insurance policy regarding tobacco use....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Most well behaved dogs are more than welcome~although never on the furniture. We ask that you review our pet policy and agree to the terms prior to booking the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are stairs to the Sleepy Dog...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • The king size bed is Incredibly comfortable! There is a single futon in the living room and a sofa that does not fold into a bed. Both of these options will sleep one extra person, although privacy is limited in regards to three people and there is a $25 per night per extra person fee. Call or email for details regarding a third person....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Claw foot tub with sit down shower, hand crafted goats milk soap, all cotton, solar dried towels....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Short, five minute walk down hill to the center of Old Bisbee for great dining, entertainment, shopping and people watching....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Private 'viewing point' with table and chairs, incredible view from the porch into town and Sonora, Mexico in the distance. Amazing vantage point!...moreless

  • Village:

    Bisbee is a tiny enclave nestled into the Mule Mountains. Population of historic part of town is about 2,000....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area has a wonderful view of Old Bisbee...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two window ACs, ceiling fans and fabulous breezes....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Solar...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall and space heaters and loads of passive solar....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Flannel in winter High thread count in summer Feather bedding...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Amazingly comfortable couch, TV and loads of movies....moreless

  • Parking:

    Dedicated parking space for one car...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Most all cell phones work in Old Bisbee...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Solar dried cotton...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is on sight...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We supply Trader Joe's coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    All of the appliances, frig, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, flatware, fabric napkins, utensils are included....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, flour, sugar, cooking oils...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Turquoise Valley Golf Course, the oldest course in Arizona is in Naco, five miles south of Bisbee....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

    In Warren, a suburb of Bisbee, about three miles away...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Sep 2 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
$750 $2,400
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$125
$750 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.05%

Notes:

We accept cash, checks or PayPal. Guests are required to pay a deposit when making reservations. Deposit depends upon the length of time they stay with the balance due upon check in.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
St. Elmo's
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Turquoise Valley
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Benson
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 80
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Quarry

Car: Not Necessary

The mines that employed thousands of people in Bisbee closed their doors in the 1970s and many people had to leave town to find work elsewhere, so houses were abandoned, which made it a prime place for artists and other like minded free thinkers to gravitate towards. Throughout the years the houses have been reclaimed~just like the Sleepy Dog~but there are ruins of stairways and home sites and rock walls and rubble all across town. These things make Bisbee a photographer's paradise and a hiker's dream as there are staircases to climb and old mule trails to follow.

Incredible bird watching is also right outside the Sleepy Dog door. More than 30 species of birds including Mexican Spotted Owls, Great Horned Owels, six types of hummingbirds, Red Cardinals, Vermillion Flycatchers, Lazlu Bunting, Towhees, Mockingvirds, Solitaires, Wrens and Finches have been seen either at the Sleepy Dog itself or with a short day trip of the house.

Bisbee is a walking town, and a people town and a dog town. It's tiny, narrow and sometimes (more often than not) one way streets almost beg a visitor to park their cars and spend their vacation on foot. Although there's lots to see and do close by~Historic Tombstone, Karchner Caverns State Park, the Slaughter Ranch, Cochise Stronghold, the Wonderland of Rocks and Douglas, Arizona just to name a few. But the best thing to do in Bisbee is to relax, rewind, enjoy the quiet, the stars and the amazing fresh air.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Tad Cheyenne Miller is a watercolor painter, lover of dogs, world traveler and a woman who loves road trips, new experiences and meeting people. She has lived in Bisbee for twenty years.

Why the Owner Chose Bisbee, AZ, USA:
The Sleepy Dog Guest House has a fantastic location in Bisbee--it's on the edge of town yet close enough where a car is not necessary. The house's orientation to the sun means warm, sunny days in the winter which is a real plus for snow birds visiting the area. The layout of the house is convenient and comfortable, small enough to be cozy yet large enough not to feel cramped, and the two porches add great el fresco opportunities. Sleepy Dog Guest House Cancellation Policy: At the Sleepy Dog we rent the house by advance reservations only. When you reserve the house, we agree to turn away all other requests for the house, guaranteeing to hold it for the dates you requested. Due to the limited number of beds (one), cancellations affect us greatly. We want our policy to be fair for our guests, yet prevent loss of income to our house by cancellations. When situations arise that necessitate a cancellation, we sympathize, however, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy: We cannot be responsible for travel delays, health issues, inclement weather or early departures. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved, regardless of actual arrival or departure date. We will be unable to return any deposit monies without a 30 day notice. There will be no refunds for late arrivals or early departures.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Waking up to the sound of birds, the morning sunshine, the view of town, the comfort of an old house, the clawfoot tub, and the rockers on the porch are the best things about the Sleepy Dog. There's also a private little table and chair arrangement on our special viewing point which is a one minute walk out the back gate.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • The rocker filled porch is a perfect place to relax

    The rocker filled porch is a perfect place to relax

  • The dining area and a great collection of books to read.

    The dining area and a great collection of books to read.

  • Corner area is a lovely place to read

    Corner area is a lovely place to read

  • You are greeted by a wonderful collection of western kitsch at the door.

    You are greeted by a wonderful collection of western kitsch at the door.

  • A view from the bedroom into the living and dining areas

    A view from the bedroom into the living and dining areas

  • The Sleepy Dog is perched on the side of one of Bisbee's famous hillsides.

    The Sleepy Dog is perched on the side of one of Bisbee's famous hillsides.

  • The rocking chairs on the porch are looked over by a yard art chicken.

    The rocking chairs on the porch are looked over by a yard art chicken.

  • A private viewing point~perfect for coffee or cocktails~bathrobes are ok!

    A private viewing point~perfect for coffee or cocktails~bathrobes are ok!

  • A shelf full of dogs will look out for you while you use the sink in the kitchen

    A shelf full of dogs will look out for you while you use the sink in the kitchen

  • The unmistakable view of the house looking over town.

    The unmistakable view of the house looking over town.

  • The Woodies won't mind when you use the bathroom.

    The Woodies won't mind when you use the bathroom.

  • Noodle (R.I.P) and the Button, the infamous doggie hostesses at the Sleepy Dog.

    Noodle (R.I.P) and the Button, the infamous doggie hostesses at the Sleepy Dog.

  • An amazing view from the back porch~monsoon or bird watching at their best.

    An amazing view from the back porch~monsoon or bird watching at their best.

  • Lots of color and kitschy collections in the full, working kitchen

    Lots of color and kitschy collections in the full, working kitchen

  • From the livingroom you can look down into old Bisbee~what a great view!

    From the livingroom you can look down into old Bisbee~what a great view!

  • Living area with TV, WiFi and a great collection of movies, WiFi, too.

    Living area with TV, WiFi and a great collection of movies, WiFi, too.

  • Americana at its best greet you in the kitchen.

    Americana at its best greet you in the kitchen.

  • Valarian is a native plant that grows all over town~here is some outside the Dog

    Valarian is a native plant that grows all over town~here is some outside the Dog

  • What an artistic array of rust and enamel and western kitsch.

    What an artistic array of rust and enamel and western kitsch.

  • Monsoon clouds and a yucca bloom on the Sleepy Dog hill.

    Monsoon clouds and a yucca bloom on the Sleepy Dog hill.

  • Even the stairs leading to the Sleepy Dog have interesting things to look at.

    Even the stairs leading to the Sleepy Dog have interesting things to look at.

  • Everywhere you look there's something fun to see.

    Everywhere you look there's something fun to see.

  • Beautiful downtown Bisbee~at the end of the rainbow.

    Beautiful downtown Bisbee~at the end of the rainbow.

  • "Poppers" is Tad Miller's latest watercolor.  See more art at the Sleepy Dog.

    "Poppers" is Tad Miller's latest watercolor. See more art at the Sleepy Dog.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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