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The Inn

Watson Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, located minutes from downtown Prescott, provides a secluded ambiance and spectacular views of the Granite Dells, Mingus Mountain, and the San Francisco Peaks in the distance. Experience a unique lodging experience in one of our four suites on property here in Prescott Arizona.

Watson Lake Inn was envisioned by the owners many years ago, but not until 2016 when they discovered this log home, it became a reality. For them it was the perfect location to provide lodging for outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike; and they purchased the property in 2017.

Watson Lake Inn is a hybrid concept, a Bed & Breakfast Inn combined with a cooking school, located secluded in the Granite Dells near Watson Lake, but close to all the action around Prescott court house square.  The Inn is the place for you to enjoy great food prepared with local and seasonal ingredients; exposure to culinary arts, hike and bike the Granite Dells; to honeymoon, celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or just get away for a few days and relax.

“We have always loved the mountains and lakes, and Prescott has pleasant weather year round. We live on property with our children Daniel and Anna Claudia and are available during the day for anything you may need, we want you to experience a worry free vacation/business trip on our property”.
Watson Lake Inn “Where culinary pleasures and experiences become lifetime memories.”

The Owners of Watson Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast PrescottThe Owners

The Inn is owned and operated by Master Chef Peter Gebauer, AAC, WCMC, GMC, and his wife Aimé.
Chef Gebauer is a seasoned professional with extensive International experience in the hospitality industry, opening new resorts, cruise lines, theme parks and developing food & beverage concepts. During his career he earned many memberships and awards. He is an active member of the American Culinary Federation and recognized as an expert in culinary arts.

Aime Gebauer is a professional administrator with a Bachelor in Organizational Leadership from Marquette University, she has extensive experience in training and administration for the lodging, retail and manufacturing industries in the U.S. and Mexico.

They both met in Cancun, while working for Palace Resorts, Aime’ in food & beverage training and Peter as the Area Executive Chef for the new developments on the Riviera Maya. A couple of years later they moved to Nashville to join Gaylord Opryland Resort… and the rest is history, so they say.

Peter and Aimé look forward to getting to know you on your next stay. And before you arrive at the bed and breakfast, feel free to learn more about them, and the Watson Lake Inn!
Explore Prescott, relax in an ideal setting, enjoy the recreational opportunities in the area, and learn culinary arts or cheese making from a Master Chef!

Duckegg and grits, fish cake

The Cooking School

The Inn is also home of The Culinary Academy, the place where you can learn to have fun in the kitchen.
During his international career, Chef Gebauer developed and managed several culinary programs for companies in the U.S. and Asia; and subsequently published books on progressive culinary training and development of entry level cooks who wish to progress in their career.

The author’s expertise in teaching comes through clearly in the straightforward, well-written descriptions of techniques, ingredients, and culinary terminology. The recipes are appealing, well written, and approachable.

The classes leverage the chef’s experience and are meant to entertain, amuse, and inspire you, giving you the confidence no matter what you’re cooking up. Our classes cover a world of cuisines and trendy topics.

Peter will be offering individual sessions at the cooking school, and will also be offering group cooking class packages. You don’t have to stay at our B&B while taking a class, but we certainly won’t discourage you from doing so if you’d like!
Learn more about our Culinary School in Prescott AZ today!

A Visit To Watson Lake Inn

You might be wondering what a stay at the Watson Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast is like.  So, we thought we’d show you!

Master Chef Peter Gebauer will prepare an amazing breakfast each day for guests.  Both Peter and Aime will ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.  And what you do with the rest of your time while visiting the Watson Lake Inn is up to you!  Prescott is “Everybody’s Hometown,” and while you’re at the Watson Lake Inn you’ll be home as well!

Keep in mind, we’re not just a bed and breakfast.  Chef Gebauer will be offering cooking classes to guests and visitors alike.  When you’re planning your time in Prescott, why not include a cooking class?  We know there’s plenty to do when visiting the area, but we think one of our classes will add to your list of reasons to visit the area, and to stay with us!

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Stay Local – Eat Local

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with AZTV

With Sandy and Friends at AZTV

On the set with SAF at AZTV

AZTV Sandy & Friends

Experience Historic Prescott Arizona

The Prescott Area has a lot to offer to many different people.  Historic Downtown Prescott plays host to the “Whiskey Row,” The Sharlot Hall Museum, The Courthouse Square, Antique Shops, Art Galleries, and more!  Every year the downtown area is bustling with activities.  From Art Shows to the World’s Oldest Rodeo, something seems to always be happening year-round in Prescott.

Beyond the history, Prescott offers world class recreational opportunities.  And the newly created Prescott Circle Trail offers adventures for hikers, runners, and mountain bikers.  If you love the outdoors, you’ll love our location.  Nestled in the Granite Dells, our Prescott Bed and Breakfast offers some amazing views, sunrises, and sunsets.  And being located only minutes from both Watson and Willow Lake, the opportunity for scenic strolls and bike rides is amazing!

No matter what your adventure in Prescott might be, a day of shopping and enjoying the town, or a day of exploring and enjoying the outdoor recreational opportunities, you’ll find The Watson Lake Inn B&B is a great place to relax at that end of the day.  We know you have many choices for lodging in Prescott, and we hope you’ll take the opportunity to stay with us!