True West’s Ultimate Historic Travel Guide: The Desert Southwest Your guide to the best hotels, restaurants, and saloons in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

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The Fred Harvey Company, in concert with the Santa Fe Railway Company—which operated the Grand Canyon Railway—built the El Tovar Hotel on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1905. Internationally acclaimed for its architecture and hospitality, El Tovar has been considered one of the finest lodges in the National Park system for over a century.
— Courtesy NPS.gov —

Travelers to the American Southwest will quickly discover the beauty and diversity of its geography, cultures, heritage-rich small towns and large, modern cities, out-of-the-way historic sites, and blue highways crisscrossing expansive vistas. When planning a trip in the Southwest we recommend contacting the state office of tourism and then checking online or calling ahead to the restaurant, saloon or hotel you want to visit to ensure it is open or has a room available when you arrive. And don’t forget to schedule extra travel time to enjoy spontaneous stops in this history-rich region.

Arizona

Arizona Office of Tourism

1110 W Washington St, Ste 155, Phoenix, AZ 85007
866-275-5816 • ArizonaGuide.com

The Arizona Inn

2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
520-325-1541 • ArizonaInn.com

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At 17 East Allen Street, the site of the original Grand Hotel, Big Nose Kate’s Saloon is a fixture of Tombstone’s historic district. Today, patrons can enjoy a drink at the only bar still in service that survived the 1882 fire.
— Courtesy Arizona Office of Tourism —

Big Nose Kate’s Saloon

417 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ 85638
520-457-3107 • BigNoseKate.com

Castle Hot Springs

5050 East Castle Hot Springs Rd, Castle Hot Springs, AZ 85342
480-367-6240 • CastleHotSprings.com

Copper Queen Hotel

11 Howell Ave, Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-433-2216 • CopperQueenHotel.com

Crystal Palace Saloon

436 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ 85638
520-457-3611 • CrystalPalaceSaloon.com

Gadsden Hotel

1046 G Ave, Douglas, AZ 85607
520-364-4481 • TheGadsdenHotel.com

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The Hassayampa Inn in the historic district of Prescott offers comforting small town charm while being closely situated near the sights and sounds of Prescott. The hotel was built as a luxury hotel in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
— Courtesy The Hassayampa Hotel —

Hassayampa Inn

122 E Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
800-322-1927 • HassayampaInn.com

Hermosa Inn

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
602-955-8614 • HermosaInn.com

Hotel St. Michael

205 W Gurley, Prescott, AZ 86301
928-776-1999 • HotelStMichael.net

La Posada Hotel

303 E Second St, Winslow, AZ 86047
928-289-4366 • LaPosada.org

Letson Loft Hotel

26 Main St, Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-3210 • Letsonlofthotel.com

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The Palace Restaurant and Saloon on Prescott, Arizona’s, infamous Whiskey Row is the state’s oldest bar. Most accounts say the Palace opened in 1877, but historians believe the modern location was originally the Cabinet Saloon, where Doc Holliday was sure to have been a patron.
— True West Archives —

Palace Restaurant & Saloon

120 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301
928-541-1996 • HistoricPalace.com

Rancho De La Osa

1 Rancho De La Osa Rd, Sasabe, AZ 85633
800-872-6240 • RanchoDeLaOsa.com

Rancho de los Caballeros

1551 S Vulture Mine Rd, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
928-684-5030 • SunC.com

Tanque Verde Ranch/Bellota Ranch

14301 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748
520-296-6275 • TanqueVerdeRanch.com

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The historic Wortley Hotel, located in Lincoln, New Mexico, was built in 1872 by L.G. Murphy and was once owned by Sheriff Pat Garrett. Sitting on a rocker on the long front porch, it is easy to conjure up images of the Lincoln County wars.
— Courtesy Wortley Hotel —

New Mexico

New Mexico Dept. of Tourism

491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-827-7400 • NewMexico.org

Abiquiu Inn

21120 US 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510
505-685-4378 • AbiquiuInn.com

Bishop’s Lodge

1297 Bishop Lodge Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-983-6317 • BishopsLodge.com

Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House

32 Main St, Pinos Alto, NM 88053
575-538-9911 • BuckhornSaloonAndOperaHouse.com

Burnt Well Guest Ranch

399 Chesser Rd, Roswell, NM 88203
866-729-0974BurntWellGuestRanch.com

Cimarroncita Historic Ranch Retreat

US 64 between Mile Markers 298 and 299, Ute Park, NM 87749
866-376-2482 • Cimarroncita.com

Concho Hills Guest Ranch

1522 Remuda Tr, Magdalena, NM 87825
575-722-5757 • ConchoHillsFanch.com

Church Street Cafe

2111 Church St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-247-8522 • ChurchStreetCafe.com

Doc Martin’s

125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
575-758-1977 • TaosInn.com

El Farol

808 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-9912 • ElFarolSantaFe.com

Historic Plaza Hotel

230 Plaza Park, Las Vegas, NM 87701
505-425-3591 • PlazaHotelLVNM.com

La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
800-523-5002 • LaFondaSantaFe.com

La Posta de Mesilla

2410 Calle De San Albino, Mesilla, NM 88046
575-524-3524 • LaPosta-De-Mesilla.com

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

50 Los Banos Dr, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
575-939-0007 • OjoSpa.com

Rancho De Chimayo

300 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayo, NM 87522
505-331-4444 • RanchoDeChimayo.com

St. James Hotel

617 S Collison Ave, Cimarron, NM 87714
575-376-2664 • EXStJames.com

The Historic Taos Inn

125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico 87571
844-276-8598 • TaosInn.com

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Dept.

PO Box 52002, Oklahoma City, OK 43216-1001
800-652-6552 • TravelOK.com

The Skirvin

1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
405-272-3040 • SkirvinHilton.com

The Mayo

115 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103
918-558-2815TheMayoHotel.com

The Campbell Hotel

2636 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104
855-744-5500 • TheCampbellHotel.com

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

1309 S Agnew, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
405-236-0416 • CattlemensReatuarant.com

The Colcord Hotel

15 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
405-601-4300 • ColcordHotel.com

Eischen’s Bar

109 S 2nd St, Okarche, OK 73762
405-263-9939 • Eischensbar.com

Flying W Guest Ranch

10874 N 1920 Rd, Sayre, OK 73662
580-277-1304 • FlyingWGuestRanch.com

Hoot Owl Guest Ranch

Oklahoma 325, Kenton, OK 73946
580-261-7789HootOweGuestRanch.com

The Mayo Hotel

115 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103
918-582-6296 • TheMayoHotel.com

McClintock Saloon & Chophouse

2227 Exchange Ave, Stockyards City, OK 73108
405-232-0151 • McClintockSaloon.com

Pollard Bed & Breakfast

124 N Harrison Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044
405-293-9660 • PollardBB.com

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In 1881, Alfred Friedrich founded the Buckhorn Saloon on San Antonio, Texas’s, Main Plaza across the street from the Southern Hotel. Today, the Buckhorn is also home to two museums, the Buckhorn and one dedicated to Texas Ranger history.
— Kenny Braun, courtesy Texas Tourism —

Texas

Texas Tourism

PO Box 141009, Austin, TX 78714-1009
800-452-9292 • TravelTex.com

East Texas

The Historic Hill House and Farm

3603 FM 1725, Willis, TX 77378
936-767-3020 • HistoricHillHouse.com

Kennedy Manor Bed & Breakfast 

217 W Lafayette St, Jefferson, TX 75657
903-665-0772 • KennedyManor.com

The Peaceful Pelican

317 East Bay Blvd, Palacios, TX 77465
361-972-0317 • PeacefulPelican.com

The Woldert-Spence Manor

611 W Woldert St, Tyler, TX 75702
903-533-9057 • TylerTexasInn.com

Central Texas

Arkey’s Blue’s Silver Dollar Saloon

308 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
830-796-8826 • No Website

The Ashton Hotel

610 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-332-0100 • TheAshtonHotel.com

Billy Bob’s Texas

2520 Rodeo Plz, Fort Worth, TX 76164
817-624-7117 • BillyBobsTexas.com

Crockett Hotel

320 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205
210-225-6500 • CrockettHotel.com

The Driskill Hotel

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
512-439-1234 • DriskillHotel.com

Emily Morgan Hotel

705 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
210-225-5100 • EmilyMorganHotel.com

Gruene Mansion Inn

1275 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
830-629-2641 • GrueneMansionInn.com

Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705
800-311-1619 • HotelElla.com

Menger Hotel

204 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205
210-223-4361 • MengerHotel.com

Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
512-474-1958 • ScholzGarten.net

Stagecoach Inn

416 S Main St, Salado, TX 76571
254-947-5111 • StagecoachSalado.com

Stockyards Hotel

109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
817-625-6427 • StockyardsHotel.com

White Elephant Saloon

106 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
817-624-8273 • WhiteElephantSaloon.com

YO Ranch Hotel

2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, TX 78028
830-257-4440 • YORanchHotel.com

Panhandle & West Texas

Cibolo Creek Ranch

97139 US Hwy 67, Marfa, TX 79843
866-496-9460 • CiboloCreekRanch.com

El Capitan Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge

100 E Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-1220 • TheHotelElCapitan.com

Gage Hotel

102 NW 1st St Highway 90, Marathon, TX 79842
432-386-4205 • GageHotel.com

The Holland Hotel

209 W Holland Ave, Alpine, TX 79830
432-837-2800 • TheHollandHotelTexas.com

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Built in 1912, the fully restored Hotel Limpia in the Davis Mountains near Fort Davis, Texas, is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Fort Davis National Historic Site. The hotel has 31 rooms, including extra large rooms and suites, and the award-winning Blue Mountain Bistro restaurant.
— Courtesy Texas Tourism —

Hotel Limpia

101 Memorial Square, Fort Davis, TX 79734
800-662-5517 • HotelLimpia.com

Hotel Paseo Del Norte

101 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901
915-534-3000 • HotelPDN.com

La Posada Hotel

5928, 1000 Zaragoza St, Laredo, TX 78040
800-444-2099 • LaPosada.com

Prude Ranch

201 Prude Guest Ranch Rd, Fort Davis, TX 79734
432-426-3201 • Prude-Ranch.com

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Stuart Rosebrook

As senior editor of True West Magazine, Stuart Rosebrook oversees all editorial covering Old West travel, firearms and books. He has a Ph.D in U.S. History from Arizona State University, and he owns a multimedia communications business, Quo Vadis Communications, based in Iowa City, Iowa.