The Inn

F.A.Q.s

Below are some of the questions we hear most often. Please review our FAQ, and if we still haven't answered your question write us a note or give us a call, and we'll do what we can to answer it for you.

Questions/Answers:

Where in the world is the Ghost City Inn Bed and Breakfast, and how do I get there?

From Phoenix, take I-17 north to Exit 287 (Camp Verde), turn left onto Hwy 260 and drive towards Cottonwood. In Cottonwood turn left onto Hwy 89A. Keep on Hwy 89A all the way to Jerome. Make sure to pay attention to the road signs since Hwy 89A makes quite some turns. Once in Jerome, you'll see the sign of the inn on the left of the hotel and the hotel immediately in front of you while the road is making a sharp right turn just before you enter the main commercial district. Parking is on-street, either along the curve immediately in front of the house, or in the gravel beside the road as you approach. Be careful not to park in front of a) red curbs, b) the neighbor's driveway, or c) anything with "No parking" painted on it. From Sedona, take Hwy 89A south to Cottonwood. Proceed through Cottonwood, staying on 89A and heading towards Prescott/Jerome. See above for directions for the rest of the drive.

How far is Jerome from Phoenix? from Sedona? from Prescott? from Flagstaff? from the Grand Canyon?

Jerome is about 110 miles from downtown Phoenix. Plan on a 2 hour drive if you're coming from Sky Harbor Int'l Airport, or 1-1/2 hours once you reach I-17 and Happy Valley road on the way out of town.
Jerome is about 30 miles from both Sedona and Prescott. Expect to be on the road for 30-40 minutes if driving to and from Sedona, or 40-50 minutes if driving between Jerome and Prescott.
Jerome is about 56 miles from Flagstaff. Expect to be on the road anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half depending on weather and traffic when driving to and from Flagstaff.
Grand Canyon Village (at the south rim) is about 80 miles past Flagstaff, adding about 1-1/2 hours to your travel time. From Jerome, you can expect to be on the road for 2-1/2 to 3 hours depending on weather and traffic.

Where am I supposed to park once I get to the Ghost City Inn?

We offer only on-street parking in front of the Inn, in one of two locations. You may park either along the curve immediately in front of the house, or across the street in the gravel beside the road facing up the hill. Be careful not to park in front of a) red curbs, b) the neighbor's driveway, or c) anything with “No Parking” painted on it.

Who owns The Ghost City Inn?

Richard Faye and Ingrid Sarris bought the Ghost City Inn in early 2016 and promised the former owners not to change too many things. Ingrid has worked in the hospitality industry all her life. She owned a Country Inn in the North Georgia Mountains and a restaurant in Jamaica and Atlanta. Richard has been a builder of commercial and residential property and will try to stay ahead of his honey-do list at the Ghost city Inn.

Why is it called the “Ghost City Inn”? Is it haunted?

The Ghost City Inn “may be” haunted, we will leave that up to you. Although it may be haunted, that is not why it is named the Ghost City Inn. Its name is linked to the history of Jerome, also known as “Ghost City.”

When was the house built?

541 Main Street was originally built about 1890 as a boarding house for employees of the nearby copper mines. It was later to become known as "The Garcia House" for a family that owned it for over fifty years.

When did it become a B&B?

The house was purchased in 1994 by a group of investors who were responsible for its refurbishment and conversion into a bed and breakfast.

What is the history of Jerome?

Find a summary of the history, as well as many links to more indepth information on our Packages Page.

What is there to do in Jerome?

Choose from many different activities on our Packages Page.

Can you accommodate special diets?

We certainly can! Ingrid can prepare a breakfast to suit most special diets (with advance notice).

Is it very loud right there on Main Street?

Although we do see a considerable amount of traffic here on Main Street, it is surprisingly quiet in the evenings and on through the night. Traffic really doesn't pick up again until after the breakfast hour has commenced. If you're a light sleeper, we recommend the Americana Room, as it is on the back of the house, and receives very little traffic noise at any time of the day or night.

In general, what's the weather up there like?

For the most part, temperatures range from 30's in the winter to 90's in the summer. It snows once in a while in the winter, but doesn't usually stick around for long.

Can I make reservations online?

Yes! Online reservations are available through this website, as are good old fashioned person-to-person reservations, you choose what is convenient for you. See reservations or call us between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm toll free at 888-634-4678 for more information.

Can we arrange to have something special placed in our room when we arrive?

Yes! If you'd like something special in your room on arrival, do the following; Give us a call, let us know what you want and what your budget is. We can put together almost anything you can think of. Just remember, we are in a rural area, and if there is something unusual you require, we will need extra time to get it together.

When are check-in and check-out?

Check-in is from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, if you know you're going to be arriving later than 6:00 pm call us, we can usually work something out. If you are not here by 6:00 pm, and if we do not hear from you, a late check-in charge of $20.00 will be assessed. Check-out is by 11:00 am on the day of your departure – no exceptions.

Can we come early and/or stay late?

If you arrive before 3:00 pm, check with us if your room is ready early. If not, feel free to relax on the front veranda and soak up the view while you wait for us to finish preparing your room for check-in. However, guests who check out after 11:00 am on the day of their departure will be hung promptly at noon.
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