In my first blog post after arriving in Bisbee, I mentioned that I have a part-time innkeeping job at the Letson Loft Hotel. It is classified as a "boutique hotel" - a place that places a high emphasis on the experience of staying at the hotel, vs. "just a place to stay for the night". When you enter the Letson, you immediately know that it is a special place - the original building is 130 years old, but has been impeccably remodeled and decorated by the current owners, while maintaining its old Victorian-styled charm. It has 8 rooms - all different, and all beautiful, that are outfitted in premium-quality linens and lovely furniture. My duties as an innkeeper include showing guests around the property, and of course, the features of their particular room. Guests love staying here, and I did not have to work here very long to see why.
One day, when the rooms were open and I had a few spare moments between my duties here, I brought my camera and tripod along and decided to capture what I felt were some of the unique features of several of the rooms. Below is a select group of photos that I feel helps to show the essence of what the Letson Loft is about: interiors that celebrate the marriage of physical comfort with aesthetics, and provide an inviting and memorable experience for guests...and a most unexpected source of inspiration for me!
Like to read in bed? This bedside lamp, plush down pillows and luxurious linens in room 4 invite you to curl up and enjoy a good book after a day out on the town.
Light from Above
Late morning sun from a skylight brightens this section of an antique-styled sitting couch in room 5.
A Pair of Hearts
This ornate headboard and piles of pillows on this king-sized bed in room 5 entice you spend the day in bed without guilt. It is perfect for a romantic getaway weekend.
Sit and Reflect
This comfy couch, torchier lamp and beautiful mirror are just part of the furnishings in the seperate sitting area of room 7.
The kitchenette in room 8 is perfect for guests who enjoy cooking wherever they travel.
Crimson Paisley Pillow
This chair, and its fancy pillow and matching curtin, are also found in room 8
It's All in the Details
The beautiful finish and hardware detail on this vintage-styled cabinet in room 8, is where the flat screen TV sits.
Light and Shadows
Light from the north-facing bay window falls on this wooden headboard, found in room 1, allowing its intricate carved detail to be fully appreciated.
A Room With a View
A bay window in room 2 overlooks Main St. (along with rooms 1, 3 and 4), allowing a northerly view of the shops, hillside, and sky. For the sake of this photo, I purposly metered for the interior here to provide a silhouette and to keep the outside view from competing with the interior.