By Kathy Ritchie | Photo by Mark Duran
Hillside House co-owners Nancy Crosby and Mike Parry aren’t in the bed-and-breakfast business to make a buck. In fact, with just a single suite to let, the couple is likely losing money. “It’s a labor of love,” Crosby says. “We enjoy the people who come to our home. We’ve made lifelong friends … that’s been the most exciting part of it.” Guests who stay at Hillside House will relish the peace and quiet, as well as the spectacular view — “a straight shot of Sedona,” Crosby says. Located off State Route 89A just outside of Jerome, the property was originally built in 1904 by Paul Smyly, a former saloonkeeper and businessman. Eventually, Smyly and his family left, and the place became a boarding house and, later, a bottling plant. Now, despite its rich history, this quaint B&B is the perfect hideout for those in need of a little R&R. Besides the splendid solitude and that spectacular view, guests will feel right at home. “If you came with just the shirt on your back, you’d have everything you need right here,” Crosby says. That means breakfast, too.
Hillside House is located at 687 Main Street in Jerome. For more information, call 928-873-0982 or visit www.hillsidehousejeromeaz.com.