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The Shady Dell

After spotting the Shady Dell on an alternative lodging website I was determined to go. I am glad I did. What a hoot! My friend Jeanine and I flew a direct flight from Rockford Illinois to Las Vegas Nevada. From there we rented a car and road tripped to Bisbee.
Bisbee was a copper mining town founded in 1880 that is now a thriving artists community. Lots of Victorian architecture with shops, B & B's, and galleries. The elevation is 5300 feet which is supposed to provide a pleasant year round climate. I of course managed to get snowed on the last night.
The Shady Dell consists of a collection of antique trailers, a dry docked vintage luxary yacht, and a bus with a built in tiki bar. It is awesome! also on site is a funky little diner called Dot's Diner that seemed to be a favorite among the locals. It is a 1957 Valentine 10 stool model that was featured in Gourmet Magazine. An excerpt from their website;
"The Shady Dell began its history in 1927, providing trailer and camping spaces to travelers of Hwy. 80, which stretched from San Diego, California to Savannah, Georgia. Today, the Shady Dell is a combination of the traditional and unique. Part of the park is equipped with full RV hookups for the modern day traveler, while the other part is a step back in time"
This photo is from their website

The Queen Mine

While in Bisbee Jeanine and I went on a tour of the mine. There are more than 2000 miles of mine. You are provided with a yellow slicker, a headlamp, and a hard hat as you ride a mine car thru the tunnels.

  • Last visit to Bisbee: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 11, 2007
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