A December 2001 trip
to Tombstone by Barb B
Quote: Tombstone, "the town too tough to die," will capture the imagination of Western enthusiasts young and old. From the lookout at Boothill Cemetery down the dusty road past the OK Corral, Tombstone provides a wealth of historic information while sparking fantasies of "gun-slinging" days of the Wild West.
Don't miss the tour of the Tombstone Courthouse. The 120 year old building survived several fires and now provides displays of the town's historic ranching, mining and even gambling activities.
The Bird Cage Theatre is a small privately owned museum providing history on the stage where such personalities as Lillie Langtree, Lillian Russell and Eddie Foy regularly performed during the town's Wilder days. Over 140 bullet holes still mark the walls!
Several times each day, local groups provide reenactments of the famous Gunfight at OK Corral. Kind of hokie, but fun nevertheless.
The trip up to the Boothill Cemetery gives you a look at the landscape where 250 graves dot the area.
At the Trail Rider’s Inn we found comfortable hand-sewn quilts which adorned the comfy beds in each room. A cozy seating area, combined with good TV reception to provide a wonderfully relaxing evening after a day of history and sightseeing in Tombstone. Rooms were priced from just $45 per night (double) and at those prices, we (three couples -- me and my husband, my sister and brother in-law, and our friends Claude and Nancy from Minnesota) found that we could enjoy a very comfortable stay AND have breakfast at one of the lovely nearby restaurants for less than the price of staying home. Everything was extremely clean and the service was both friendly and professional. Direct dial telephones and free morning coffee were also appreciated.
The days we visited (December 2 and 3) offered bright sunshine with temperatures in the mid-40’s to low 50’s. Locals discussed the current "freezing-sub normal temperatures" while our friends from Minnesota found the temperature -- almost "balmy" and sincerely appreciated the lack of the need to "dig-out."
Within easy walking distance from the historic area and the notorious saloons, gambling houses and the O.K. Corral we felt that the Trail Rider‘s Inn offered a much appreciated "travel bargain" and should be famous for its pleasant and comfortable rooms, inviting atmosphere and a wonderful staff that fulfilled our every need.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 9, 2001
Trail Rider's Inn
13 North 7th Street
Tombstone, Arizona 85638
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona