Friday, October 24, 2014

Tapas at El Gato Azul in Prescott AZ

At Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast, guests are always looking for suggestions on places to dine.

Prescott has plenty of wonderful dining options, often leaving the unaware person left feeling daunted. We certainly have our favorites around town, and one of them is El Gato Azul, yup, the blue cat!

It’s known as Prescott’s quirky, cozy, friendly place and so far, they have lived up to this reputation. Live music every Thursday, Friday & Sunday, and if you are lucky, you might catch Barry (chef & owner) belt out a tune or two!

Lunch, dinner & tapas are El Gato Azul's specialty. So what are tapas you ask? Well, this is what they aren’t:
  • Tapas are not a particular type of food. Anything can be tapas - paella, croquettes, ham and cheese on toast, truly anything. As long as it is small and served with your drink it is tapas. It doesn't even have to be Spanish.
  • Tapas are not a starter. If you start eating tapas, you finish eating tapas, and you don't stop until you're full. (Ok, that’s my rule).
  • Tapas are not a collection of small dishes brought out on a platter and eaten as a main course, although I eat multiple tapas as my main meal.

A tapa is invariably a small dish of something edible. It may be a smaller version (normally a quarter version) of something else on the menu or it may be sold exclusively as tapas.

When I first started eating tapas at El Gato Azul, I kept pretty close to the same thing every time. Fortunately, I have branched out into other offerings. I now encourage myself to try something different every time, and I must say, it’s been fun. So what are my favorites?
  • Sticky Chicken – marinated, grilled chicken skewers tossed in a Hoisin Sesame Sauce
  • Gambas Espinaca – Shrimp, Spinach & spicy cream sauce (thanks Barry for this)
  • Saffron Croquettes – rice, goat cheese and fresh herbs with Pico d’ Gallo (my newest try)
  • Baked Brie “Nachos” – pita triangles, topped with warmed brie, apricot drizzle, pickled red onion and a balsamic drizzle (quite possibly my favorite).

I could just keep going down the menu…however, I must say that it would be a shame if you left without having the Green Chile Mac & Cheese, while not a tapas, you can make it one by sharing it with others at your table, mmmmmm good!

El Gato Azul is located at 316 W. Goodwin St., just west of Prescott's Courthouse Plaza. Reservations are accepted, however, my experience is that they are required if you want to get a seat without waiting for quite some time. The inside seating area is small, however, there is a wonderful covered patio seating area (my preference), which is heated when the weather cools down here in Prescott.

Happy eating!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Experience the Predator Zip Line Over Out of Africa Wildlife Park

If you are into heart racing experiences, The Predator Zip Line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park is for you!

My 16 year old nephew from Florida was spending the summer with me and I wanted to provide him with some memorable excursions to return home with.

Yeah, hiking, biking, and Grand Canyon were sure fire hits, but I wanted something more. I had visited Out of Africa Wildlife Park several times and found it to be a rewarding experience, and remembered that they were adding the zip line.

I’ve been on many zip lines over the years and I enjoy that sort of thing. When we arrived at Out of Africa in Camp Verde, AZ, (about 1 hour from Prescott, AZ) we just followed the ZIP sign and began our intake process. One thing I found out was that reservations are required. Well, we didn’t have one, but as luck would have it there were 2 openings at the time we arrived (whew). We boarded a Unimog vehicle, fun in its own right, and headed to the first tower. What I didn’t know then was this would be the last time we touched terra firma for two and a half fun filled hours or so. There are 5 different towers that run throughout the park; one of them was 75 feet high. That’s a lot of climbing, but the remainder is downhill from there.

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh my! Yep, we zipped right over the top of them all. I must admit, that made me somewhat nervous at first, I told myself that if there were any real danger, we wouldn’t be allowed to do this. We wore safety harnesses and were clipped in every single moment that we were off the ground and the staff was very supportive and helpful. That being noted, I sat back and thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

Now, when I do stuff like this, I always take photos, but not here. Cameras and phones are not allowed. Not because they want you to purchase the photos they take of you (they do), but for the safety of the animals. Cameras and phones dropped on their heads do not make for happy critters, not to mention how one of these devices might digest through the animal. There is an iPhone on display that someone took with them ("I won’t drop it" right - yeah), they dropped it and it was retrieved sometime later, never to chirp another ring tone. Speaking of photos, there is a photographer on the ground that follows the group through your entire tour. At the end of your tour you can look at slideshows, order prints, t-shirts, hats etc. We bought the entire CD for $50 and are able to print, post, etc, all we want.

All in all it was a wonderful experience; I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, my nephew or me. I would definitely do this again.

A few points to remember:
  • Make a reservation
  • Don’t bring your phone or camera (really)
  • Plan to purchase the photos, t-shirts, etc  at the end (nice memento and can print, post, etc.)
  • Bring money to tip your guides, they do a great job
  • Plan to tour Out of Africa another day. After the zipline experience there is not enough time to catch all the other sites.

Friday, October 17, 2014

10 Things You Should Know About Hiking in Prescott AZ

Amidst the ponderosa pine, alligator juniper, granite, and mazanita you'll find that Prescott offers an impressive network of trails for hiking.

At an elevation of a little over a mile, Prescott provides some of the most beautiful and scenic trails and views. However, being a mountain desert climate at such an elevation often befuddles otherwise avid and prepared hikers.

We're here to help with that. This checklist for hiking at high elevation will address some of the more popular questions and concerns we've received regarding hiking in Prescott, AZ.

1) Always let someone know where you are going. Additionally, if there is a sign-in sheet at trailheads, make sure to scribble in your name. No one plans to get lost or stranded, but it is wise to take all precautions just in case.

2) Hydrate. When I first moved to Prescott, I wasn't much of a water-drinker, and now I can't seem to drink enough! Three things contribute to the pressing need to hydrate more often: our elevation, our drier weather, and the intensity of a hike. Make sure to drink water before, during, and after a hike. If you notice early symptoms of dehydration (dry mouth, headache, etc.) it is best to cancel the hike and make your way back to your cars.

3) Layers. Again, it is our elevation and climate that are the culprits. While a day might start off dry and warm, it may soon turn dark, wet, and cold...or all three! The best way to be prepared for this is to wear layers. A fleece and/or waterproof jacket is the outermost layer, followed by a top and shorts/pants.

4) Footwear. While many of us may be familiar with hiking in gym shoes or old tennis shoes, I would strongly advise wearing sturdier footwear, such as a pair of light to midweight boots. Higher and thicker socks that breathe well are also recommended. Good socks and sturdy shoes are an invaluable asset when hiking in Prescott simply because things here are sharp...everything is out to poke you!

5) Snacks. Adequate nutrition is also an important element in being prepared. Having a hearty breakfast (such as the sumptous ones served at Prescott Pines Inn B&B) is a must. When packing for a longer hike, it is especially smart to add in some high-protein, high-energy snacks, such a granola bars, nuts, or fruit (or the granola at Prescott Pines Inn B&B). Be sure to pack the snacks your body needs.

6) Sun Protection. With a higher elevation and a desert climate, the sun is always going to be on your back, literally. Depending on your skins tolerance to the sun, you might just need a 30 spf sunscreen and sunglasses. If you are fairer in skin color and/or sunburn easily, wearing protective clothing (such as a broad sunhat and longsleeves) can greatly increase your protection from harmful sunrays.

7) Cellphone. Many of us own cellphones and carry them with us. It makes sense to take our cellphone along with us during the hike, but make sure it is fully charged!

8) Map. If your trail is a bit off the beaten path or you can't remember trail markers well, a map might be a good item to take with you. A map can better help you visualize when you are. You can view the Mile-High Trail System or download a trail map at the City of Prescott website.

9) First Aid. It's a great idea to take along some minor emergency first aid supplies, such a bandaids and a pair of tweezers. For longer or more advanced hikes, a first aid emergency kit (available at several stores in the area) may be a better idea. Better safe than sorry.

10) Emergency Items. Though not absolutely essential, packing emergency items may save your life. These items can maximize your chances of survival in an emergency situation. A flash light, firestarting kit (or lighter), poncho, emergency shelter, compass, and knife are all helpful items in dire situations.

Whew! There you have it, now you know the 10 most important things about hiking in Prescott AZ!

Happy Trail Blazing!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monte Cristo French Toast Recipe from Prescott Pines Inn

Our Monte Cristo french toast recipe was adapted from The Art of Breakfast by Dana Moos and is much more than a fried ham and cheese sandwich! We use challah stuffed with thinly sliced smoked ham, slices of Bosc pear and Havarti cheese, fry it, bake it and then top it with Maine maple syrup and raspberry preserves. This breakfast recipe satisfies guests with a sweet or savory preference.

The original Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich. It is a variation of the French croque-monsieur which is a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. The croque-monsieur (“to crunch”–“mister”) first recorded appearance was on a Parisian café menu in 1910. Both the Monte Cristo and the croque-monsieur typically used Emmental or Gruyere cheese.

Directions for 4 servings:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup half & half
  • ¼ cup sweet brown mustard
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons Maine maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices of challah or other thick-cut egg bread
  • 16 slices of thinly slices smoked ham
  • 8 slices of Havarti (or Monterey Jack)
  • 1 ripe but firm Bosc pear, sliced
  • Powdered sugar
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Raspberry preserves, for garnish

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix the eggs, half & half, sweet mustard, 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup, and salt in blender for 5 seconds and pour into a wide bowl for dipping. 
  3. Layer four slices of the bread with cheese, ham, sliced pear, and another layer of cheese, then top with the remaining 4 slices of bread. Cut in half. Dip the sandwich halves into the egg mixture and fry on a griddle over medium heat until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Move the sandwiches to a parchment-lined cookie sheet when done. Cover with aluminum foil and place the cookie sheet in oven for 20 minutes, uncovering after 15, until completely heated through. 
  4. Serve the two halves on a plate with sprinkled powdered sugar, fresh raspberries, maple syrup, and raspberry preserves. Sometimes we add diced kiwi for color and a light acidic bite.

View photos of some of Dawn's other breakfast creations.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dutch Baby Recipe from Prescott Pines Inn

A Dutch Baby is a sweet pancake or crepe that is made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk, and is typically baked in a cast iron pan. It is generally served with butter, fruit toppings, fresh squeezed lemon, powdered sugar, or syrup. This dish is beautiful when presented.

According to Creative Culinary and Sunset magazine, the Dutch Baby name was coined in a family-run restaurant in Seattle called Manca’s Café. The Café was owned by Victor Manca from about 1900 to the 1950s. A Manca descendant wrote that the name was coined because Victor’s daughter could not pronounce ‘Deutsch,’ the German word for German; and out of her mouth came Dutch and the deed was done! Whether Dutch or Deutsch, this pancake looks and tastes wonderful.

Here is the Dutch Baby recipe that we use at the Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast:

2 Tablespoons of butter to be melted in each pan.

2 Babies 4 Babies 6 Babies
3 large eggs
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon sugar
½ Cup flour
Divide between 2 pans
6 large eggs
1 ½ cup milk
1 t. vanilla
¼ t. salt
4 T. sugar
1 Cup flour
Divide between 4 pans
9 large eggs
2 ¼ cup milk
1 ½ t. vanilla
3/8 t. salt
6 T. sugar
1 ½ Cup flour
Divide between 6 pans

Optional: Cinnamon and Nutmeg

 Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl or blender, beat eggs until light and pale. Beat in milk, vanilla, salt, and sugar. Slowly whisk in flour at the end, it may look “chunky” but just whisk again before pouring into pans.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter until sizzling in each 8 inch oven proof pan (we use cast iron or Calphalon pans) by placing in the oven for several minutes. It is important that the butter sizzle, this keeps the Dutch Baby from sticking to the pan.
Immediately pour batter into pans, bake at 400 degrees until Dutch Baby is puffed and lightly browned, about 15 minutes (keep an eye on this).

Transfer to plate with spatula and fill with whatever you choose. The filling is only limited by your imagination. Try berries and bananas topped with drizzled dark chocolate or a pureed raspberry or orange sauce. How about sautéed apples in butter and brown sugar topped with caramel sauce and flaked sea salt, for salted caramel apple Dutch Babies.

SERVE IMMEDIATELY, as Dutch Babies start to “deflate” somewhat, once removed from the oven. Enjoy this wonderful breakfast recipe!

View photos of some of Dawn's other breakfast creations.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

4 Reasons to Take a Look at a Local Bed and Breakfast for Your Next Trip

Have you stayed at a bed and breakfast for business travel lodging in Prescott, AZ or for leisure lately?

There are several reasons to consider a B&B for your next trip. So, if you haven't taken a look recently, maybe now's the time.

Outlined below are some of the most important things  the travelers we talk with are looking for.

More Value for Your Money
The Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) recently completed an industry study and reported the following statistics for bed & breakfasts:
  • 93% offer free high speed wireless internet
  • 94% of rooms have private baths
  • Most bed and breakfasts provide the following in common areas:
    • internet
    • magazines
    • hot/cold beverages
    • board games
    • fireplace
    • refrigerator
    • newspapers
    • telephone
    • cookies/cakes/candies/fruit
    • fresh flowers
    • televisions
  • Most bed and breakfasts provide the following in guest rooms:
    • internet
    • television
    • luxury bed/linens
    • premium branded toiletries
    • robes
    • fireplaces
    • magazines
    • jetted tubs

According to The Better Way to Stay campaign, the amenities offered by many bed and breakfasts today add up to as much as $150 per two-night stay in extra value. 

Feel Like You Are Staying At Home
Staying at a bed and breakfast will provide you with not only a clean, private, well-appointed, relaxing room and bathroom, but also quiet relaxing outdoor spaces, healthy homemade breakfasts and owners / innkeepers whose goal is to make sure you feel at home and your needs are met. There is nothing like a B&B for making you feel you are home.

In addition, here are a few things you can do to assist in making your stay away from home feel more like home.
  • Unpack your suitcase and utilize the dresser and closet in your room
  • Bring your own music so you can listen to what you love while relaxing in your room
  • Pack your lounge clothes
  • Visit a local grocery store so that you have some of your favorite foods and beverages in your room

More Flexibility
When traveling, for business or pleasure, you want to feel as though you are operating on your own schedule, not the schedule of the venue where you are resting your head at night. This shouldn't be too much to ask.

At B&B's around the country, many hosts want you to have the ability to come and go as you please, just like if you were at home or even renting a home somewhere. While B&B’s don’t have a 24/7 desk clerk, you are typically greeted by the owners who will provide you with the information you need to come and go at your leisure. If you can’t check-in during regular check-in hours, most B&B’s have a self-check-in process for after hours.

In most cases, B&B’s provide a multi-course homemade breakfast and gather information about your dietary restrictions and food allergies in advance. Say good-bye to that cookie-cutter breakfast bar.

Support Local Business
People are becoming more and more aware of how localism can result in more wealth and jobs per capita in their community. According to a 2012 study, money spent at a locally owned business generates almost four times as much economic benefit for the surrounding region as spending money at a chain establishment. (Source: Civic Economics Study, Indie Impact Study Series)

The bottom line is that each and every one of us has a choice when deciding whether to spend our money at a locally owned business or a chain. It is our responsibility to understand how our choice will affect our communities and our own families.

By staying at a local bed and breakfast you are supporting a locally owned business. In addition, many B&B's support local businesses themselves as can be seen in the list below.
  • use local artists and artisans to furnish their inns
  • purchase food locally
  • employ local residence
  • source needed services locally

To view videos of many modern inns and bed and breakfasts check out The Better Way To Stay website. You can also take a virtual tour of our Inn, the Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Give one a try for your next leisure or business travel!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Egg Roulade Recipe from Prescott Pines Inn

Roulade originates from the French word "rouler" which means "to roll". A common form of roulade consists of a souffle-type mixture baked in a flat pan rolled around a filling. In our case, the souffle-type mixture is eggs and heavy whipping cream and then, as many of you know, Dawn gets creative with the filling!

We have recently started making egg roulade at the Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast and our guests are loving it. So, we thought we would share the recipe we use with you. More breakfast recipes will follow so stay tuned.

Every morning we serve breakfast for up to 25 guests and it is important to us that our breakfasts are fresh and of gourmet quality and at the same time easy enough so that we have time to spend with our guests versus "camping out" in the kitchen day and night. This egg roulade recipe allows for that.

Basic Egg Roulade
Serves 4-8 depending on your slice size

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Filling of your choice (see ideas in directions below)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • I use a half sheet pan (18 X 13), spray with cooking spray, line with parchment paper (pushing the paper into the spray) then spray the top of parchment making sure to leave at least one inch overhang.
  • Place eggs, cream & salt in blender for 4-5 seconds. Pour egg mixture onto prepared sheet pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the surface of the eggs start to turn brown. Remove and set aside to cool. (Sometimes I complete this the night before, making sure to bring to room temperature prior to completing the next steps.)
  • Prepare your “filling”; this is where you get to be creative. Here are a few ideas:
    • sautéed onion, garlic & bacon and then add diced sundried tomatoes and cheddar cheese
    • roasted egg plant, zucchini, garlic, cherry tomatoes & onion and then add feta cheese 
    • diced sautéed mushrooms and Gruyère cheese
    • spinach, feta cheese and fresh herbs
    • slices of prosciutto and any grated cheese
    • black beans and diced roasted red peppers
    • smoked salmon (lox), whipped cream cheese (so it's easy to spread), chives or capers
  • Let your prepared filling cool for about 10 minutes then spread evenly onto your eggs.
  • Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
  • With the short edge of the pan closest to you, using the parchment as a guide, roll the eggs up onto itself (like a Hostess Ho-Ho), until you end up with the egg seam on the underside of the roll. Keep the egg covered with the parchment to help keep egg moist. Cover this entire roll, including the parchment, with aluminum foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Slice into 4 to 8 slices and we serve over a bed of baby spinach. Enjoy!

View photos of some of Dawn's other breakfast creations.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Why Business Travelers are Choosing Bed and Breakfasts over Hotels

The 16 Prescott AZ hotels do not offer anything quite like what the Prescott AZ bed and breakfasts offer for the business traveler.

Here are some of the reasons why our business travelers stay with us:
  • Knowledgeable innkeepers/owners
  • Fabulous gourmet breakfasts
  • Easy on-line booking
  • Late check-in options
  • Tranquility allowing them to rest well after a long day at the office
  • Free high speed Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • Well-appointed guest rooms with private entry and private bath
  • Amenities such as:
  • luxurious bedding
  • microfiber robes
  • wet bars
  • complimentary snacks & drinks
  • More human interaction
  • Experience the real “flavor” of Prescott versus hotel "vanilla”

The bed and breakfast industry has come a long way! Come and stay with us or with one of the other Prescott B&B’s or try one the next place you visit whether for business travel or leisure.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Welcome to Prescott Arizona, RED CHAIR TRAVELS

Welcome to Prescott Arizona,

Red arrived in Prescott, Arizona, on April 17th, 2014, filled with excitement and news of her travels to the most incredible B&B’s across the USA and the wonderful innkeepers who opened their doors to her.
She was particularly thrilled to bask in the abundant sunshine Arizona has to offer, having traveled through the cold winter months and inclement weather, and immediately soaked up the sun in front of Prescott Pines Inn B&B, her host inn for the Easter weekend.

Prescott Pines Inn is a 13-room inn nestled at the edge of the Prescott National Forest, with cottage-like buildings scattered across an acre of land.  Whiskey Row and the historic Courthouse Plaza are just over a mile away.  Resident owner Dawn Delaney and her staff were on hand to show Red the town from land and water.

Prescott is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Phoenix and 95 miles south of Flagstaff, at a mile-high elevation in the Prescott National Forest.  What, forests in Arizona???  What’s up with that?  While Red thought she would be seeing desert because isn’t Arizona all desert (??), she was surprised to see lakes,  mountains, boulder outcroppings, 500 miles of hiking trails, vineyards, views of the distant snow-capped San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff and lots of Wild West history …. Whiskey Row, the World’s Oldest Rodeo every 4th of July, the Territorial Governor’s Mansion, and renowned boot maker, Paul Krause.
Prescott is a city of 40,000 and known as “Everybody’s Hometown”. Red’s visit coincided with the beginning of Prescott’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, and hundreds of locals gathered with Red on the steps of the Courthouse Plaza to have their photo taken for the time capsule.

Heralding from Cape Cod and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline, Red was anxious to “hit the water”, so owner Dawn Delaney introduced Red to Prescott’s beautiful Granite Dells, the Red Bridge at Willow Lake, and Watson Lake.

Next stop was Prescott’s famous Whiskey Row, where Red visited The Palace, opened in 1877 and the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona.  In the late 1870’s Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate were patrons of the Palace, and re-enactors were on site this particular weekend, gearing up for Prescott’s Sesquicentennial celebration this summer.
Before leaving the downtown, Red stopped in at El Gato Azul for a fabulous lunch of tapas and sangria (Red is over 21, yes?). Off for a quick jaunt to the steps of the Courthouse Plaza for the Prescott sesquicentennial community photo.

We’re sad to see Red leave, but know that the call of California is strong, and is the final leg of her journey.  Thank you, Beth Colt, for sharing your chair with all of us, and for the opportunity to be included in this fun project.   

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Best Pizza in Prescott, AZ

I consider myself to be somewhat of a pizza snob, so when I discovered Bill's Pizza on Cortez Street, just east of the court house, I was delighted. By far, Bill's Pizza served my pizza snobbery. My favorite pizza is the Elton John, my mouth waters just thinking about it. It boasts a garlic infused olive oil on a delightful crust topped with artichoke hearts, diced tomatoes, spinach, red onions, four cheeses along with feta. This might not be for everyone but I sure love it. So it stands to reason that when I had guests in town and pizza was a dinner choice, I take them to Bill's. Right? Well not so fast... It turns out that Bill's was closed, What? I know! Closed for renovation said the sign on their what? I remember hearing about another pizza joint up the road a block or so, so I venture on into Two Mamma's Gourmet Pizza, also on Cortez Street. My friends didn't have the same adventurous pizza spirit that I do, so we didn't stray far from the ordinary, but even so, I was quite impressed by Two Mamma's. The store front was clean (a biggie) and the young lady behind the counter was talkative, polite & friendly, plus you could tell that she enjoyed what she was doing. The pizzas were amazing and the cost was somewhat less than Bill's (bonus). So now when guests ask about pizza choices, my response is somewhat different, hmmm, I like them both, I guess it's always good to have options!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

What to Expect for Breakfast at a Bed and Breakfast - Photos

Do you ever wonder what to expect for breakfast at a bed and breakfast? We put this smilebox video together so that you can see some of the breakfasts you can expect at the Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast.

If you are curious about the breakfast process itself CLICK HERE  to see another one of our blogs about how the process varies from inn to inn.

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Breakfast Process at Bed and Breakfasts

Breakfast at a B&B is as varied as the B&B's themselves. That being said, here is how we do breakfast.

Since we consider breakfast to be a highlight of your stay, (Hello, Bed & Breakfast). We start by finding out if any of our guests have food allergies or other dietary restrictions and do our best to accommodate (within reason). Once that is figured out we plan a delicious homemade breakfast that will delight the senses. Ours is a two course, plated affair, all you have to do is show up on time, sit down and be prepared to be pampered and served. Several varieties of juice is at your table and we have unlimited coffee, tea & hot chocolate all available at your request. If you are into cold beverages at breakfast, our beverage cooler is stocked and awaiting your request as well. We take great pride in preparing a delicious, memorable breakfast for each guest.

What time is breakfast? Times vary depending upon how full our inn is. Typically during the week we try to provide a middle ground time which is 8:30. On weekends when we are more full, we generally  have two seating's, one at 8:00 and 9:30. You have the opportunity to select your time, based upon availability, when you check in. It is important that you arrive on time at your selected seating, as we prepare each persons breakfast and have a place set for you. You can opt out of breakfast if you so desire, however, please contact us via text or phone call prior to breakfast so that we don't prepare for you.

Will you have to sit with other guests? At our inn, yes, most likely.  Many find that meeting other travelers is an enhancing feature of  B&B's. Our ambiance is warm & welcoming and lends itself to conversing with people you don't know. It is not uncommon to have guests sitting and talking long after they have finished eating, often times sharing contact information with one another before leaving. We have a saying on our wall, "May all who enter as guests, leave as friends", this goes for guest with one another as well as for us, the innkeepers. So all this being said, If you are a "stick to yourself" kind of person, perhaps a chain hotel would better suite your needs.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How far is Prescott Pines Inn B&B from Whiskey Row?

We are located 1.3 miles from the courthouse plaza and Whiskey Row. Although it's just a short walk away, I wouldn't recommend it...yet. Construction of bicycle lanes and sidewalks are currently under way and when the dust settles, it is going to be awesome! In the mean time it's a quick drive or taxi ride into town.