We chose the Mile High Inn because it has a reputation as one of Jerome's Haunted Hotels. Little did we know that beyond it's spooky reputation we'd be treated to a lovely stay in a charming inn.
We reserved our room through their website and were pleased to have our choice of rooms after a holiday weekend. We chose the Lariat and Lace because of is haunted reputation.
Upon arrival we were checked in quickly and efficiently by one of the owners. They also own the Mile High Grill which is downstairs and check in is handled in the restaurant. We were given our room and door keys. The Mile High is a late Victorian building so there are no elevators to the second floor where the rooms are.
The property is beautifully decorated with antiques. The trim is a lovely red shade indicative of Old West hotels. Many of the room have a shared bath but with two on the floor for the small number of rooms this wasn't a problem. In fact we were both able to shower at the same time which we don't get to do in "full service" hotels!
Our room was appointed with a ranch post bed. The bed itself sat a few feet off the ground and was reached by steps. Totally fun and almost like sleeping in a huge bunk bed! The rest of the furnishings included a barn wood armoire (supposedly haunted), tall table, wash stand to hold towels, sink, and rocking chair. The armoire is also stocked with two robes and extra blankets although the blankets were unnecessary as the room was quite cozy.
This particular room has quite a lot of vibration until the grill closes at 9pm because it sits near the vent for the restaurant. However, it was not in the least annoying and actually was almost like having a massage chair. Once in the bed it was barely noticeable and stopped well before we were ready to sleep.
Breakfast is included in the package and was one of the best I've had in quite some time. The included breakfast is eggs, sausage or bacon, and toast. However, I opted for pancakes and bacon. The pancakes were delightful with powdered sugar and real syrup and butter. The bacon was thick sliced and generous.
We also recommend the grill for supper. We had a great meal and quick and efficient service even though the restaurant was at capacity with a line by six in the evening.
The staff are friendly and we enjoyed a breakfast chat with one of the co-owners.
We'll definitely be back to the Mile High Inn on our next trip through Jerome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming restored Victorian, the Inn has several ghosts, including a cat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mile High Hotel Jerome