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A Travel Adventure to Prescott Arizona in December

The last time my husband Tom and I went to Prescott, Arizona, we went in September 2021. The locals told us we needed to come back in December and see the Holiday lights in the town square. So when I asked my husband where he would like to go on our next quick adventure, he said Prescott, Arizona, to see the town decorations and lights. 

We stayed at the lovely Hassayampa Inn. The inn was constructed in 1927 and opened as “The Jewel of the County.” Prescott was the Capitol of Arizona at that time. The inn is on the National Historic Register. 

The hotel had a fire raging in the fireplace when we walked into the hotel. It was very welcoming. There is an old antique staircase, or you can take the original elevator with a staff member operator. 

We stayed in Room 426, a corner suite with a balcony with a beautiful view of downtown Prescott. The patio would be great to sit outside during spring, fall and summer, but in the winter, it was a little too chilly to be out there too long unless you had an outside heater fired up and accompanying you.

During our stay, a few guests asked us about our room. One guest wanted to change their room to 426 after we left. Some were curious about the patio, and others about it rumored haunted. One of the guests said a young bride named Faith hung herself in the room after her husband didn’t come back from the store. 

Did Tom or I have any haunting encounters in Room 426?

The only thing I experienced was sitting in a chair in the room on the first day, and I felt like someone was touching my hair, but no one was there. Tom didn’t have any unusual experiences.

We waited for dusk and walked to the downtown court area to see the lights.

With Tom and I living in the desert, we don’t see snow at all, and this was our first time making an effort to go somewhere that may have snow during the holiday, even though there wasn’t much snow.