Need to get away for the weekend? Jerome is the perfect destination for that weekend getaway! Jerome is worth visiting for its tranquil scenery. Built into the side of Cleopatra Hill, Jerome overlooks the beautiful Verde Valley, and is a great place to wander the streets, and soak up the eclectic atmosphere. Jerome is an easy two-hour trip from Fountain Hills.
On the way, you’ll pass through Cottonwood, start your trip off with breakfast at the Crema Craft Kitchen and Bar. The perfect place for breakfast in an old town. The Crema Craft Kitchen occupies two historic buildings, and there are tunnels underneath that connect both buildings that were used for bootlegging during Prohibition. Try their trademark breakfast tacos which consist of eggs, sausage, bacon, potato, cheddar cheese, chives, pico de gallo, and sirrachi aioli.
Before you launch yourself into the atmosphere of Jerome, learn about the past at the Douglas Mansion which is in the Jerome State Historic Park. The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark of Jerome since it was built in 1916 by James S. Douglas on the side of Cleopatra Hill above his Little Daisy Mine. The former home features photographs, artifacts, and a 3-D model of Jerome with its underground mines. Step outside to view more displays, and take in the beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley.
Love a good ghost story? The Jerome Grand Hotel offers breathtaking views, and the ultimate haunted experience. The hotel is one of the largest national historic landmark, and one of the most haunted in Arizona. The Spanish Mission style building was constructed in 1926, started out as United Verde Hospital. The hospital was shut down in 1950, and the building stood unused for 44 years. In 1994, the Altherr family purchased the building, and restored the building into the current hotel. The hotel offers a “ghost package” which includes digital cameras and ghost meters.
Lover of the Arts? Stop by the Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery run by local artists. The cooperative gallery has a wide range of art pieces. Play art critic as you browse and purchase unique art pieces from recycled jewelry to Scandinavian flavored art colors. Each collection of art represents the uniqueness, and creativity of local artists based in Jerome.
Want to let your hair down in Jerome? The Spirit Room– the in-house bar of the historic Connor Hotel – is the place. An open-air saloon is known for its local color and socializing. The Spirit Room represents the old west at its best featuring live music, and a jukebox. It’s the kind of place where you can easily envision the history and uniqueness of the town of Jerome.
Love a bottle of Wine? Want to taste an authentic bottle of Arizona wine? See wine-making reinvented with Cellar 433 Tasting Room, located at 240 Hull Ave in Jerome. Their wonderful tasting room spans two floors, both with an astounding view of the Verde Valley and the glowing red rocks of Sedona. Take a sip of authentic Arizona wine, and enjoy the beautiful view of Jerome and the surrounding area.