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The Wary Buffalo B&B - 2-room suite

SuperhostJerome, Arizona, United States
Private room in house hosted by Candace
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 private bath
Clean and tidy
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Candace is a Superhost
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Your special getaway in Jerome - private entrance, comfy queen bed, full bath, sitting room w futon, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player, refrigerator-freezer, full amenities and awesome, multi-course breakfast included!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wary Buffalo is closed until further notice.
Thank you all, and be safe! See you on the other side of this.

The space
At the Wary Buffalo B&B, we take "Bed" and "Breakfast" very seriously. The queen size bed is incredibly comfortable, pillows are abundant, and the breakfast that we serve has been called "a religious experience," and "the best breakfast in the U.S.!" Candace prides herself on serving multiple courses, tailored to your preferences. Take a moment to read our many 5-star reviews on Airbnb and you’ll understand why we are proud of the breakfasts we serve here! But that's not all ...

Because of our unique location below town on the north face of Cleopatra Hill, we have one of the most “pristine" views of Jerome’s stunning and historic landscape. Our Verde Valley panorama from Flagstaff to Sedona looks very much as it did during the boomtown mining days. Closer up and across the gulch, the high slanting wall of Sunshine Hill fills the western foreground. You’ll be as close as can be to the picturesque Audrey Headframe, Jerome State Historic Park (a.k.a. The Douglas Mansion), and the Little Daisy Hotel (now a private residence) without the added “modern" distractions of the lights of Cottonwood, Clarkdale or the cement plant. And the crystal clear, quiet nights only add to the ambience.

Although we’re only a quarter mile from the center of Jerome, once you arrive, it will seem like you’re miles away. You will be our only guest, and will be treated like family.

Our house, built in 2001, is one of only two homes on Beale Street. Nestled in the heart of what was once called “Mexican Town,” THE WARY BUFFALO provides all the modern conveniences and several extras. Your first floor suite has a private entrance, comfortable queen size bed, private bathroom with stall shower, and sitting room with a full size futon in case you have a third or fourth person in your party. Your suite is equipped with free WiFi, Roku (with Sling TV, Neflix, MLB network and more), DVD player, a full-size refrigerator-freezer (stocked with complimentary bottled water and ice) and the makings for your morning coffee or tea, along with a wide variety of snacks. We also provide the necessary toiletries and bathroom items, including comfy spa robes for your use. Laundry facilities are available as well, upon request.

Our upper deck (on a clear night, and luckily, most here are) will grant you sensational star gazing … and the sunrises are pretty spectacular, too.

For those with a healthy and active lifestyle, THE WARY BUFFALO is within walking distance of town and other hiking destinations. The roads are rugged, but the rewards are many. The high desert Arizona flora is ever-changing and fascinating at all times of the year. Likewise, the ground beneath your feet is a continuous collage of the composite minerals that make up the mountain. As you traverse the "neighborhood," you’ll see the fascinating remains of some of the miners' dwellings on either side of the road, and other remnants of Jerome’s glory days as “The Billion Dollar Copper Camp."

And then there are the ‘critters’ you may or may not encounter. We’ve seen coyotes, mule deer, jackrabbits, countless bird species, assorted lizards, snakes, tarantulas, and javelinas. THE WARY BUFFALO is also a haven for hummingbirds. Our feeders are constantly being visited by a variety of hungry and surprisingly feisty joyas voladores (“flying jewels”).

There is also a stalwart old rooster, the sole remaining survivor of a flock of feral chickens that once roamed our grounds until the coyotes discovered them. You will probably see (and hear!) him wandering around here in the morning. Jerome is the “wild" west in more ways than one!

Speaking of animals, we regret that we cannot allow your pets to visit THE WARY BUFFALO along with you. However, if you want or need a “dog or cat fix” you will be enthusiastically greeted by our three rescued pets: Mo Cuishle* (a young, beautiful and spirited wolf hybrid, who is pleased to pose for photo ops), little Rosebud (aka “Rosie”) a Sheltie mix pup that was rescued as a stray on the Navajo reservation in Tuba City, and Hamlet, our resident crazy cat (he thinks he’s the Prince of Denmark!).

By now, you have probably come to the realization that THE WARY BUFFALO is NOT your average bed and breakfast. Getting here can be challenging, and our property is not overly manicured. Chickens and dogs live here, and a feisty cat. And although we do our best to keep the animals quiet, well … they’re animals, and, although they will be sequestered during your stay, sometimes they feel the need to bark (or gallop through the house) at odd hours. And the rooster is excited to greet the dawn each day. (A "white noise" machine will be provided for light sleepers.)

So, if you are looking for lace doilies and pristine, antique-filled luxury accomodations, you should probably keep looking. But if you have an adventurous spirit, enjoy animals, delicious food, amazing views, unique southwestern American history and interesting “ghost town” conversation (at your option, of course), come spend some time at THE WARY BUFFALO!

Your hosts,

Candace and Michael Gallagher

* “Mo Cuishle" is Irish for “My Darling/My Heart." And that is exactly what she is.

Guest access
You will have full access at all times to your entire first floor suite, and, with prior arrangement, to our two ourdoor decks. During breakfast hours, you will be able to join us in our second floor living quarters if that is your preference.

Other things to note
Please be aware that The Wary Buffalo is NOT ADA-accessible. Although your suite is located on the first floor, there are four steps leading from the gravel driveway to the front door, and additional steps to reach the outdoor decks and indoor breakfast area.

Beale Street is a primitive, steep dirt road owned by the mining company, and is not routinely maintained. At times, it is challenging to navigate without an SUV or high clearance type vehicle.

Your suite is the first floor of our home and we live on the floors above. Privacy shades are in place, but it is not a completely separate living space.

Be sure to bring your appetite for breakfast! Candace serves a multi-course feast that may be the highlight of your stay! With advance notice, she will happily accommodate any dietary restrictions or special preferences. Check our reviews for comments from our guests!

We are required to inform you that, because we are a small B&B, our kitchen is not subject to regulation or inspection by the Health Department.

Occupancy taxes are collected and submitted on our behalf by Airbnb. Our AZ transaction privilege tax license number is 21078071.
Your special getaway in Jerome - private entrance, comfy queen bed, full bath, sitting room w futon, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player, refrigerator-freezer, full amenities and awesome, multi-course breakfast included!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wary Buffalo is closed until further notice.
Thank you all, and be safe! See you on the other side of this.

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

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Breakfast
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dryer
Heating
TV
Washer
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Jerome, Arizona, United States

Jerome is unique, with one of the most spectacular views in the country. From our upper deck, the unspoiled panorama extends from the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff to the Red Rocks of Sedona. Sunrises are nothing short of spectacular, and stargazing is equally amazing. All this, plus history, art, shopping, great dining, and ... ghost stories! And all within (rugged) walking distance of The Wary Buffalo!
Jerome is unique, with one of the most spectacular views in the country. From our upper deck, the unspoiled panorama extends from the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff to the Red Rocks of Sedona. Sunrises are no…

Hosted by Candace

Joined in November 2015
  • 146 Reviews
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Running a B&B is new to us, and something I've always wanted to do. So far, I am loving it! I love to cook, and to feed people. I get a great deal of pleasure from preparing and serving a beautiful, nourishing breakfast and you can pretty much be assured that you'll be pampered during your stay here. As our only guest, you'll be treated like family. I hope you'll visit!
Running a B&B is new to us, and something I've always wanted to do. So far, I am loving it! I love to cook, and to feed people. I get a great deal of pleasure from preparing and se…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm