All you need for your purrrfect getaway!
Bisbee Casita Chiquita is designed to offer all a guest needs to enjoy a stay in Historic Old Bisbee. It features individually controlled heat and airconditioning, a queen bed with luxury linens and a comfy mattress, a sitting area to enjoy a meal you’ve either prepared in the casita’s kitchen or brought in from any of the nearby eateries, and a bathroom with plush towels and a roomy shower. There is also a washer-dryer right in the Casita for those guests here for extended stays.
The kitchen has a two-burner electric stovetop, a microwave, and a large deluxe fridge-freezer with a special wine-chilling compartment. There are pots and pans, plates, cups, glasses and silverware, and included is a sampling of exotic teas, coffee, hot cocoa and chai, cream and sugar and even some popular spices.
To enjoy the High Desert breezes, step out your door onto your own private patio with large fountain that sends out its magical melody. A few steps over, you have your private gazebo…great for taking morning coffee or sipping a glass of vino in the evening.
Guests have all said the Casita Chiquita elves have thought of everything to make their stay the best ever!
Ready to be spoiled? How about Breakfast in bed!
Before retiring to Old Bisbee, Sandra owned a successful B&B in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and for 26 years, the inn’s elf delivered her spectacular gourmet breakfasts to all the guests’ doors. There were over 500 rave reviews about these epicurean delights on Trip Advisor before she sold the inn in 2018.
Before her first Eureka Springs season was over , news of her breakfasts had spread far and wide and Sandra was invited to be the featured chef on the CBS cooking show sponsored by Arkansas Western Gas. Many articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines about these wonderful breakfasts she creates.
Not just boring bacon-and-eggs, all breakfasts are created from Sandra’s very own recipes which she has made up from years of culinary experiences while traveling all over the world. All recipes, at request of guests, are included in her 280-page cookbook-memoir, “A Cook’s Tour of Epicuria…One Woman’s Adventures.”
On any morning, you can expect a savory breakfast with spices and fresh herbs from her garden. Sandra learned to appreciate Southern Hemisphere flavors while sailing her boat in the Sea of Cortez and down the Mexican and Central American coasts. The savory selection might be a recipe she calls, “Mexico After Dark…when you wander around Mexico at night, you run into all kinds of strange things but they are always very interesting and pleasing”. On the side might be a fresh-from-Carl’s-garden tomato filled with Sandra’s homemade salsa, topped with avocado and sour cream, and next to it, Carl’s freshly baked corn madeleine with jalapenos fresh from the Bisbee Farmer’s Market.
Another morning, it might be a sweet breakfast like the exquisitely light lemon-orange souffles she learned to bake on an 18th century wood-burning stove while living in the south of France. It might be accompanied by an applewood-smoked pork chop in a Champagne reduction with a black cherry balsamic glaze and creamed and cheesed mini-potatoes from Peru.
Now, Sandra and Carl are happy to offer guests of their Bisbee Casita Chiquita an opportunity to enjoy these award-winning breakfasts as an “optional extra” add-on, when available. A “Breakfast For Two” needs to be ordered at least 48 hours in advance and can be paid at check-in (sorry, no cancellations once ordered).
Whatever the elf delivers to your door, you can be certain you are about to be immersed in an incredible eating experience!
Intimate Elopement Weddings at Casita Chiquita
Bisbee Casita Chiquita offers an ELOPEMENT PACKAGE (for overnight guests only) for the couple and a maximum of four wedding guests. The package includes the ceremony performed by either Sandra or Carl –both are licensed and ordained to perform non-denominational ceremonies. It also includes photography – Carl (or Sandra) will take photos throughout the ceremony and create a CD filled with memories for you to share with family friends and enjoy for years to come. The package includes a two-night minimum stay in the Casita.
“We have performed hundreds of ceremonies over the 26 years in Eureka Springs and all the couples are still happily hitched,” says Sandra with a smile. “We’d be honored to do your ceremony as well.”
Ceremonies can be held in the garden on the patio or even in the gazebo which has an overhead fan and twinkling lights.
Marriage licenses can be easily applied for at the Cochise County Superior Court which is at 100 Quality Hill Road, just a few doors from Bisbee Casita Chiquita. No blood test required, no waiting period and no residency requirement. They take cash, money orders, visa or mastercard. You may be asked to provide a driver’s license as proof of age (18 or over without parental consent). For info on licenses, call 520-432-8570.
For more details, cost and to set up your very special day, email or call Sandra, 479-981-0473 or Bisbee.Casita.Chiquita@gmail.com.
The “Mules” beckon you to follow a path up to the “B”
There are lots of lovely trails and paths for all levels of hikers or walkers. If you’re interested, let the hosts know ahead when you book and they will have a map ready to share with you showing all these wonderful “escapes from reality” to take in Mother Nature’s blissful bounty. This photo of the “B” (for Bisbee Mountain) was taken from the Bisbee Casita Chiquita driveway. You can see the “B” lit up at night when you are sitting in the garden or gazebo.
Less than a 20-min. drive….sunsets are amazing
Your hosts will share with you their favorite place to go to take in the Sonora High Desert sunsets we here in Bisbee are so famous for. You’ll have to hop in your car, but it’s less than 20 minutes away from your Casita Chiquita! You might even want to pack a picnic (or pick something up at the market/cafe right below the Casita) and a bottle of vino or iced tea to take along to enjoy. This is a beautiful spot where you can go to forget everything you left back home or at the office…and take in a new reality to rejuvenate and refresh.
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.