Articles from 2012
Cycling Mt. Lemmon for a thrill
Jeremiah Inn is becoming known as the premier bed and breakfast for cyclists (or so they tell us!). Located a few pedal strokes from the start of the Mt. Lemmon ascent, offering garaged bicycle storage and a place to do simple maintenance on equipment, and serving a breakfast that provides generous fuel for cycling makes our cycling guests happy, and that makes us happy. It is 26 miles to the top of this well paved road and last week a cyclist report hitting a downhill speed of 46 MPH. EEEEK! Check us out.
Summer Specials are Cool in Tucson
Jeremiah Inn gets a little lonely in the summer, but we’d like to change that by offering a summer discount to readers and their friends! Our normal summer rate is $120./nt for two guests, with tax and breakfast included. For the next two weeks until July 10, 2012, we are going to offer “Buy one – get one at half price”. This BOGO means that you pay $120./nt and the second night and breakfast are $60.00 – WOW! Let’s see if we can stir up some action with this offer. Remember, we are one mile from Mt. Lemmon’s cycling, hiking, picnicking at cooler climes. Excitedly waiting for your phone call – 520-749-3072. Beth and Bob
Catalina Mountain Topo-Block arrives!
Jeremiah Inn has the best of guests – thoughtful, creative, and generous! A recent guest from Durham, NC enjoys the hobby of crafting objects using Computer Numerically Controlled machines. Yesterday, the mail brought us a wood crafted topo block of the Catalina Mountains with Jeremiah Inn noted. Now we can easily point out the topography of Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, the saddle with the Rincon Mountains and more. We will keep it in our common area to share with other guests! Thank you, Lee!
Mt. Lemmon – Hiking the Meadow Trail
The innkeepers spent a recent day hiking the Mt. Lemmon Meadow Trail at the 9200′ level. It was an uncharacteristically cool day and the temperature was 56 F as the day began. The blanket of wildflowers that greets hikers peeked through the fog. When temperatures in the valley can reach 100, it’s refreshing to lose 30 degrees by driving the 26 miles to the summit from the bed and breakfast. On this day, the picnic and Scrabble game took place at a lower elevation where jackets weren’t necessary!
Verde Canyon Railroad
It’s not the destination. It’s the journey.
The Verde Canyon Railroad, in Clarkdale, AZ, is an innkeeper’s favorite and we’d love to introduce you to it! The diesel train follows the Verde River into Arizona’s “other Grand Canyon” and whatever season you choose to ride, you will find beauty and fun. Their website describes the experience as “Arizona’s longest running nature show” and a visit to the site will answer all of your questions http://verdecanyonrr.com/ . Make plans soon to enjoy the ride. We took our family, including three grandchildren, for a February 2011 ride (our fourth) and they still recall it with delight.
New at Jeremiah Inn
Over the summer, Jeremiah Inn has replaced carpet throughout the entire B & B – all 3800 square feet of carpet!! It was like moving, without a destination, just the fun of packing and cleaning! It looks beautiful, feels soft, and we hope you like it. Come and see it – and reference this post and take 20% off the summer rate of $130/nt. for up to two nights.
Coronado National Monument is Back!
Last summer the Monument Fire devoured more than 30,000 acres, including parts of Coronado National Monument, and canyons to the north of it. A visit to the area on August 9, 2012, just eleven months after the fire, revealed green hillsides and wildflowers in abundance. Plenty of evidence of the fire remains, but beauty abounds as well. You may enjoy hiking in the area again, and the neighborhood restaurant, Ricardo’s, has risen from its ashes, opening last week to the welcome of its neighbors.
Arizona Ghost Town of Fairbank is fun to explore
History remains to be explored at the ghost town of Fairbank, located about an hour away from Jeremiah Inn Bed and Breakfast, along the San Pedro River. In the 1880′s Fairbank boomed as a transportation center for the nearby ranching and mining communities and several structures are in the “stabilization and restoration” phase. Comfortable picnic facilities and numerous trails near the San Pedro River make this a worthy stop.
What’s the weather at Jeremiah Inn?
A neighbor near Jeremiah Inn has a weather station that reports all kinds of great information, and it’s updated every 5 minutes! We think it’s a fun link and want our guests to be able to access it as well, so here it is……http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KAZTUCSO185 .
Even though the early morning low today was 49 F, our two guests still chose breakfast on the patio. It is hard to beat those views of the beautiful Catalina Mountains and the activities of the early feeding hummingbirds in the salvia. We will continue serving al fresco as long as guests request it!