Bisbee, Arizona is an eclectic little city that has for more than 100 years been a mining town. In addition for the last 40 years it has been a tourist town focused on their thriving artist community. As a result you get some really funky places like the Shady Dell.
The Shady Dell amazingly dates from 1927, when it was started as a motor court for the traffic that was going across county on U.S. 80, long before the interstates.
Today the Shady Dell is home to a number of permanently parked vintage campers that you can rent out for the night.
The Shady Dell’s environment encourages a sense of community.
If you are hungry Dot’s Diner is part of the setting for breakfast and lunch.
The trailers are scattered about, giving you a peaceful setting.
To add to the atmosphere there are a few old cars and trucks sitting around.
For a bit more luxury they offer a restored bus.
For those who love the water, this 1947 Chris Craft yacht is the ticket. Sorry no water, it’s Arizona.
The Shady Dell is truly one of those funky places that you must make a stop at. If you want to stay overnight, plan ahead, rumor has it they are booked up 6 months in advance.