Bisbee Casita Chiquita is ideally located on Quality Hill which overlooks the Mule Mountains on all sides and the village’s twinkling lights just a few steps below. You can easily walk to everything and even avoid Bisbee’s famous staircases if you wish. Wanting to experience those natural “stairmasters”? The main staircase for Bisbee’s famous Staircase 1000 Event is just a few steps from your Casita Chiquita and leads right down to the center of Historic Old Bisbee shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs. Once you arrive and park your car in your reserved space on the Casita property, you never have to drive again until you are ready to leave the magic of Bisbee. The hosts will share with you info on the free shuttles on weekends and festival events from the shops up to the Casita. If you do decide to drive out to some of the outlying attractions, your off-street parking space will be waiting for you when you come back “home”.
Bisbee Casita Chiquita on Quality Hill offers guests the perfect setting for a peaceful “retreat”for quality time together far from the madding crowd. Maybe you are seeking to enjoy a Digital Detox? This is the place for you. No city sounds, no traffic sounds, no noisy neighbors….all you will hear are the sounds of the sonorous wind chimes, the morning cooing of resident doves, arias from the many songbirds living in the garden, and the restful melody of the fountain just outside your door on your patio.
Newly-built with the latest modern amenities but offering an Old World charm, Bisbee Casita Chiquita’s ambiance is enhanced with much art from the host’s private collection which she found on her world travels and during the 7 years she sailed her hot pink sailboat alone in the Pacific from San Francisco to Easter Island. She is glad to share some tales of the High Seas with her guests or she can be a hidden “elf” whom you don’t even have to meet!
Sandra learned to cook in Provence on an 18th century wood-burning stove while she was doing advance degree studies and living in a villa built in the 1700s ten miles down a cow-path outside Aix-en-Provence. Having grown up with a Scottish mother who had been an executive chef way back in the 1930s to a family living on Park Avenue in NYC , Sandra (as early as 10)was her mother’s sous-chef on many occasions when her parents threw lavish dinner parties. “I learned to bake scones at age 6,” she recalls.
At age 43, Sandra bought a 35-foot Ericson sailboat, taught herself how to sail, and took off on a thrilling but rather dangerous spiritual odyssey. During the seven years she spent sailing her hot pink sailboat alone (or occasionally with her teenaged daughter as crew) in the Pacific from San Francisco to Easter Island, she ran full refrigeration so she could continue to enjoy her favorite French recipes “rather than being stuck eating rice and beans like most of the others,” she admits. Boaters from the widespread sailing community eventually named her boat “Most Gourmet Boat In The Pacific”.
During the 26 years she operated her very popular B&B in Eureka Springs, AR, Sandra’s elf-delivered breakfasts received great accolades in over 500 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor and other travel sites. She was guest chef on a CBS television cooking show sponsored by Arkansas Western Gas. “I felt like Julia Child,” she recalls. “I never measured anything and just always enjoyed throwing a bit of this and a splash of that into all my creations.”
1,000 copies of her cookbook-memoir, “A Cooks’ Tour of Epicuria…One Woman’s Adventures” sold out recently and she is currently working on a book about all her sailing adventures.
Bisbee Casita Chiquita…your best choice for a delightful getaway in Old Bisbee, queen of the copper camps.
Contact us for rates and availability.
Guests can phone the Casita Chiquita (479-981-0473) to check for availability and rates which vary depending on weekdays, weekends, holidays or festivals/local events. All reservations are made through Airbnb via our “Book Now” button.
We try to answer all messages and reservation requests the same day unless we are off adventuring in our RV — in that case, it might be 24 hours before we can respond.