Quaint lodging awaits the weary traveler in the Copper Corridor

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Copper Mountain Motel in Superior.

A visit to the Copper Corridor is not complete unless you stay at one of the quaint bed and breakfasts and independently owned and operated motels in the area.

In Superior, lodging is limited to the Copper Mountain Motel, which was featured in Sunset Magazine. The owners took over the aging property several years ago and have remodeled it to be a home away from home for tourists, hikers and mine contractors. The Copper Mountain Motel is owned by Paula Langton and Bess and Merlin Gindlesperger and is located at 577 Kiser Street in Superior. Call 520-689-5886 for reservations.

The Dream Manor Inn is located on a 27-acre paradise on a hill overlooking Globe. It is owned by Carl and Rebecca Williams. It is Globe’s premier lodging and accommodations for short, long term and extended stays. Enjoy this Arizona B&B/Inn with mountain views, waterfalls, and spectacular four-story observation tower. Enjoy beautiful sunrises as you sip coffee or teas from the many porches, balconies, bell tower or private garden sanctuary. You might spot deer, javelina, eagles, rabbits, squirrels or quail as you enjoy the sun rising over miles of Bureau of Land Management land.

Their outdoor private sanctuary garden features a two story waterfall with stream. Enjoy the sounds of cascading water and the sounds of nature. It is located within minutes of downtown Globe and the Apache Gold Casino and Golf.

Dream Manor Inn is located at 1 Dream Manor Dr., Globe, AZ 85501. For more information call 928-425-2754 or visit DreamManorInn.com.

The Noftsger Hill Inn, owned by Rosalie and Dom Ayala, is in an old schoolhouse which adds to it charm.

Sleep in “Class” at The Old Noftsger Hill School.

Elementary school classrooms in a previous era, guest rooms today are unusually spacious, each with a sitting area and private bath, some with a fireplace. The guest rooms are carefully appointed with a private collection of mining era antiques and art. Original chalkboards in the guest rooms are “decorated” with comments from past guests. Group rates are available upon request for retreats, reunions and business meetings. Non-Smoking, smoking outdoors only. No Pets. Large rooms with king or queen size or full size beds, private baths. 

A get-away weekend spent in Globe/ Miami affords unlimited opportunities for antiquing, shopping local events hiking, historical hikes and Museum visits, Casino Gambling and Golf at Apache Gold Resort Casino, fishing and hunting, recreation in the Tonto National Forest and Visitor Center, and lively nightlife. Superior, Globe and Miami offer some of the best Mexican food in Arizona. No worries if Mexican food is not your taste. Plentiful restaurant and watering holes cover all tastes as well. There is also easy access to the nearby Communities of Superior, Roosevelt, Tonto Basin, and Punkin Center.

The Noftsger Hill Inn is located at 425 North Street in Globe. Call 928-425-2260 or visit NoftsgerHillInn.com.

The General Kearny Inn and Bar is located at 301 Alden Rd. in Kearny. It is just off Highway 177 and is a short drive scenic drive from Globe, Mesa, Tucson or anywhere in Arizona and well worth the trip.

The “GKI,” as it is known, is owned and operated by Bill and Becky Dunn and Chris and Samantha Misita. Rosalia’s restaurant is also on the premises and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call 520-363-5505 for more information and to make reservations.

The Triangle L Ranch Bed & Breakfast is a 50 acre historical ranch just north of Oracle of Highway 77. The ranch was established in the 1890s and was one of Southern Arizona’s first guest ranches. Guest accommodations consist of three private cottages furnished with comfortable antiques. The cottages do not have a tv or phone. Phone is available in the main house. Rates include a daily breakfast.

The Guest House is a one bed room adobe cottage furnished with a queen sized bed, antique bath tub (no shower) and a screened sleeping porch.

The Hill House is a three bedroom frame house. It has a full kitchen, living room and a bathroom with an antique tub and a shower. There are two double beds and two single beds in the house.

The Trowbridge Suite is a romantic bedroom/living room with high ceilings and windows. It has a large stone fireplace with gas logs, a spacious bath and private patio, with one queen bed and a sleeper sofa.

The Foreman’s House has two bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen, antique tub/shower, two screened porches and a ramada for sitting outside. It is furnished with one queen and one double bed.

The Triangle L Ranch is a perfect setting for weddings, retreats, workshops, reunions or group events. The grounds are an artists workshop. The Adobe Gallery hosts art shows and workshops as well as intimate music concerts. The Gift Shop has arts and crafts from many local artists and the Desert Sculpture Path is a tranquil walk among nature and beautiful sculptures. The ranch is also host to the “Glow,” an illuminated art event each year. For rate information and reservations call 520-623-6732 or email: info@trianglelranch.com. For more information about events or the Triangle L Ranch Bed & Breakfast visit their website at www.trianglelranch.com.

The Cherry Valley Ranch Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the hills of Oracle on the back road to Mt. Lemmon. The address is 2505 Mt. Lemmon Road. It is across the road from Oracle State Park and next to part of the Arizona Trail. It is a great area for hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching. The ranch accommodations include two spacious bedrooms in the main house on a hill with some wonderful views. There are two cottages in the valley. Each bedroom has a fireplace and private bath. The main house sleeps up to five people and is furnished with Mexican furniture and decorated with the works of local artists. The Acacia Room has two twin beds and a private bath and patio.

The Manzanita room is decorated in Victorian elegance with a queen bed and convertible couch as well as private bath. The Casa Cereza (cherry tree house) is secluded and private. It is furnished with cowboy regalia, has a fireplace, private bathroom, king size bed and bunk beds and is equipped with a kitchenette. Breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking beautiful views up and down the valley. Owner Susan Woodruff will make you feel at home while your breakfast is prepared. Breakfast specialties include homemade breads and muffins, tortillas, cereals, seasonal fruits and juices, yogurt and fresh ground coffee. For reservations contact Susan at 520-896-9639 or 1-800-731-6760, email:cherryvalleybnb@yahoo.com. You can also visit their website: www.cherryvalleyranch.com.

Located next to the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon wilderness, the Aravaipa Farms Across the Creek Country Inn is truly a get-away-from-it-all paradise. Carol Steele’s inn is set in an orchard property literally across Aravaipa Creek. The private casitas each have their own distinct furnishings and characteristics complimented by Carol’s artistic style and taste. All of the casitas are furnished with queen size bed, walk in – Saltillo tiled shower, wood burning fireplace, air conditioning, covered patio, kitchen bar with toaster, small refrigerator, and coffee pot. All casitas are television and phone free. Cell phones do not function in the canyon. A phone is available for guests to use in the main house. Besides the five Casitas, you can rent Larry & Susie’s Casa, a 3,200 square feet custom built home with a state of the art kitchen, a master suite with a two-way fireplace and sitting area. The master bath has a large walk in shower and there is a separate wing with two large bedrooms and two and a half baths. No pets allowed. Contact the Innkeeper about children.

Three meals a day are included in your stay beginning with a European style breakfast in your room. Breakfast may include granola, fresh fruits, yogurt, a cheese tray, English muffins, real butter, homemade jam, fresh roasted coffee, a variety of teas, and Carol’s award winning Morning Banana Nut Cake. A picnic style lunch which consists of sandwiches, fresh fruit, trail mix, nibbles from the garden and homemade cookies is prepared for you to take with you hiking or to be enjoyed on your patio or under a palapa by the creek. Complimentary wine is served at 6:30 p.m. on the main patio followed by a 7 p.m. dinner. Sample dinner entrees include grilled salmon, roast chicken glazed with a sauce of bourbon, ginger, soy and garlic, garden fresh salads, vegetables, fresh baked breads, and desserts such as pear crisp with raspberry sauce. Guests are invited to bring their favorite beverage.

Carol Steele is a member of the Phoenix/Scottsdale Culinary Hall of Fame. Her property has an organic garden and greenhouse where Carol grows fresh herbs, berries, grapes, and vegetables used in her gourmet cooking and salads. There is also an orchard where organic peaches, Meyer lemons and Asian pears are harvested and used in Carol’s homemade jams, jellies and desserts. Jams and jellies, hand painted tiles, porcelain dishes, as well as art work and imported Turkish rugs are available for purchase at the Farm Store. Aravaipa Farms has been featured in Arizona Highways, the New York Times, Phoenix Magazine and Gourmet Magazine.

Aravaipa Farms Across the Creek Country Inn is located at 89395 Aravaipa Road. For reservation and inquiries call Carol Steele at (520)357-6901 or email: carol@aravaipafarms.com. To read about and view photos of this unique bed & breakfast visit their website: aravaipafarms.com.

The 3C Ranch is located in the eastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The 500 acre ranch has magnificent views of the Catalinas and the Galiuro Mountains as well as the San Pedro Valley. The ranch features two guest houses for overnight lodging: The Nixon House, named after President Richard Nixon who stayed in the cottage in the early 1960s, and the Bunk House. The Darimont family owns the ranch and the Oracle Inn Steakhouse in nearby Oracle. The 3C Ranch is a great place for weddings, vacations and business seminars. The staff can customize a package to suit your needs. For more information visit their website: www.3cranchaz.com. You can contact them at (520) 896-3533 or adarimont@aol.com.

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Noftsger Hill Inn in Globe.

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Dream Manor Inn in Globe.


Cherry Valley Ranch in Oracle.


Aravaipa Farms Across the Creek Country Inn in Aravaipa.


3C Ranch in Oracle.

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