The Garden Place Suites welcomes visitors from all over the world to sunny Sierra Vista, historic Fort Huachuca, and an average of 330 days of blue skies annually. At just 2 miles from the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, Garden Place Suites is nestled at the heart of the vast and beautiful Sonoran Desert, bedrock of the mighty Huachuca Mountains and home to the Apache and Navajo. This is the land where great chiefs such as Geronimo and Cochise lived, hunted, and prayed to their gods. It is a place where history reveals itself through the stories of the Buffalo Soldiers and the tales of early pioneers who explored and settled an untamed wilderness. This is the place where mining settlements that were “too tough to die” witnessed the rise and fall of some of the most celebrated and notorious gunslingers of the Old West, men like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, and Ike Clanton.
(20 miles north on Hwy 90)
Discovered in 1974, Kartchner Caverns remained a tightly guarded secret until 1988 when the Arizona Legislature approved its purchase as a state park. Now, Arizona’s newest wonder is open to the public and accepting reservations. A spectacular underground network of tunnels and passages, Kartchner Caverns contains 28 of the 30 geological formations known to cavers. On your guided tour of these living caves, you will explore subterranean chambers the size of football fields and see Kubla Khan, a 58-foot limestone column that has been millions of years in the making.
(16 miles east on Charleston Road)
Many of Tombstone, Arizona’s historic buildings reside within an area bounded by Fremont, 6th, Toughnut, and 3rd Street. Among these are St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1882; the Crystal Palace Saloon, one of the most luxurious saloons in the Old West; and the Tombstone Epitaph building, where the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona is still being printed. Visit the famous Boot Hill Cemetery and see a professional reenactment of the shootout at the O.K. Corral. Gain a glimpse of the Nineteenth Century when you visit Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.”
(26 miles south on Hwy 90 & 80)
One of the West’s most prosperous copper-mining towns in days gone by, Bisbee is now an eclectic artists’ colony. Stroll its picturesque sidewalks, and find delight in the numerous art galleries, gourmet restaurants, coffeehouses, bookstores, and specialty shops that line Bisbee’s winding streets. Visit the restored neighborhoods of charming Victorian and European-style houses that dot the hillsides. Bisbee promises a one-of-a-kind alternative to your everyday world.