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Welcome To The Hassayampa Inn: An Historic Hotel Of America
The WiLI Ministry, (Wear Intentionally. Live Intentionally) Led us to beautiful Prescott, Arizona. In which we had the pleasure of staying at the Hassayampa Inn.
Staying at the Hassayampa Inn was a memorable event. Known as a historic hotel, is a part of the National Trust Historic Hotels program, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
This article provides information about one of the most well-preserved Hotels in our country. located in Prescott, Arizona.
Hassayampa's Famous Guest List
The following guest have stayed at the Hassayampa Inn.
Actress Greta Garbo
Actor Clark Gable
General John Joseph Pershing
Actor Tom Mix
Famous Modern Day Guest Who Stayed At the Hasayampa Inn,
Modern -day guests include Tom Selleck, Steve McQueen, Sam Elliott, Joan Rivers, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Downs,The Beach Boys, Tom and Dick Smothers and politicians such as John McCain, Barry Goldwater and former President George W. Bush.
Warmth And A Classic Atmosphere Enhances The Lobby
Stepping int the Hassayampa Inn is like stepping on set of a classic movie. An elegant atmosphere awaits.
Friendly Front Desk Service Awaits Guest, Sharply Dressed!
High Tea Is Served On The First Sunday Of Each Month 2:00 pm to 4:00pm
Dramatic Wall Mural Hangs Above The Fireplace
Rich Glazed Tiling, Elaborate The Atmosphere Making The Surroundings Warm And Inviting
A Unique Coffee Table Shaped As A Clock
Rotary Phones Were Used For Service
Old Fashioned Elevators Were Operated By Staff Members
Bay Window Seats Highlighted The Upper Level View
Georgia O'Keeffe A Famous Artist Helped To Put Prescott On The Map.
Blue and Green Music, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1921
The Hassayampa Inn Is Celebrating Over 86 Years As One Of The Premier Landmark Hotels
Celebrating over 80 years as one of the Southwest's premier landmark hotels given its renowned location on Prescott's Historic Square, Named after the Hassayampa River North of Prescott, derived from the Apache word which means "river that loses its self," This stream sinks beneath the earth's surface and reappears along the way.
The Historic inn opened its doors in 1927; the Hassayampa Inn has a way of making guest feel at home. Located in Prescott Mountain men and trappers first came to the area in 1830, followed by miners, lumberjacks and cowboys. As The Civil War began, a mountain man by the name of Joe Walker found gold along the bank of the Hassayampa River and easterners came to settle known as the Arizona territory in 1863. In 1864, Prescott became the first territorial capital. The advent of the railroad in the 1880's brought in settlers.
By the 1920's the advent of the automobile and growth of the national highway system turned Prescott into a tourist attraction. Many famous people with ties to the Southwest Culture visited the area. People such as Georgia O Keefe, Alfred Steglitz,, Mable Dodge John Collier and D.H. Lawrence all helped to establish Prescott.
With this growth the need for first class accommodations were needed. In 1919, Grace Sparkes, the secretary of the Yavapai County Chamber of Commerce first noted the need for a landmark hotel. In June 125 the Prescott Kiwanis Club selected a committee to raise funds for the new project with Mayor Morris Goldwater rallying citizens to invest in the project. A list of the 400 stockholders who purchased thousands of shares for $1.00 each, making the Hassayampa Inn a Prescott Institution.
Resource: Member Of National Trust for Historic Preservation
You will truly enjoy your stay at this classy Hotel!
Directions To the Hassayampa Inn
Located on Prescott's Historic Square