Back when Arizona was a territory and vigilantes ruled the dirt streets, John W. Weatherford rode into these parts by horse and buggy with a grand vision for the West. On the very first day of the new century, Weatherford threw open the doors of his grand hotel — doors that would welcome presidents and gunslingers alike to a
civilized oasis in the wild, dusty West. Since then, this
fabulous building has housed Flagstaff’s first telephone exchange company, various restaurants, a theater, radio station, and a billiard hall. It has also survived fire, harsh weather, world wars, and a planned demolition.
After over 30 years of restoration, we’re proud to share the Hotel Weatherford and the chance to sample the flavor of Flagstaff’s pioneer beginnings.