The Wigwam Arizona Resort is a gorgeous and amazingly fun family hotel that we were lucky enough to stay at on our trip to Phoenix in December. It’s a beautiful resort that has a little bit of everything; golf, spa, dining, pools and more! We were there while it was decorated for Christmas, it was amazing and so cozy.
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Phoenix Travel: The Wigwam Arizona Resort
The Beautiful Property
When I walked in the front door of the Wigwam, I was greeted with stunning southern style decor that gave me a home away from home feeling. I just wanted to go curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa while the boys played a board game. It was so inviting and homey feeling!
We checked into our room fairly late in the evening, so drove to our room and got settled in for the night. I didn’t have a ton of time to walk around and see everything until morning. Boy was I amazed when I woke up, it’s a gorgeous property! The pools are stunning and there are over 8,000 rose bushes and a 25-foot water slide for the kids! There literally was something for everyone!
More Wigwam Information
The Wigwam was originally built in 1918 as a gathering place for the Ohio-based executives of Goodyear Tire & Rubber who discovered the West Valley of Phoenix as a prime location to grow cotton for rubber production. As the retreat grew in popularity, additional accommodations and amenities were added and in 1929 The Wigwam opened as a full-service resort with accommodations for just 24 guests.
In its 86-year history, this Phoenix resort has hosted some of the world’s most recognized public figures and sports legends and maintains a reputation as one of the Southwest’s landmark resort destinations. Today, The Wigwam continues to be a travel tradition for generations of families across the globe offering an entirely unique Arizona family resort experience where casual elegance meets historic charm. In December 2009, The Wigwam was purchased by JDM Partners, led by sports icon Jerry Colangelo.
In January 2011, the resort unveiled the completion of a multi-million dollar rejuvenation project and re-launch under its original name – The Wigwam.
The AMAZING Accommodations
The rooms at the Wigwam were nothing short of spectacular, they had enough room for our entire family to spread out and feel like we had space to move around and not walk on top of each other.
We ended up with two rooms and a joining living space, there were patios off of all the rooms so we could sit outside and watch the tennis courts during the day. The bathrooms were huge and my room even had a large soaking tub that I took advantage of!
My boy’s room had an adorable little teepee tent in the corner with some delicious chocolate chip cookies waiting for them as well as milk in the fridge! The perfect bedtime snack!
More Information about the Rooms
The Arizona luxury resort features 331 guest rooms, including 70 luxurious suites and two presidential suites, the Oraibi Suite and the Bacabi Suite. The Oraibi Suite offers 5,000 square feet, including a parlor-style sitting room and patio lounge and a private bedroom suite that can accommodate up to 40 people and sleeps eight. The Bacabi Suite spans 3,500 square feet with separate bedroom suite with private entrance, sitting area, and patio and sleeps up to six.
The DELICIOUS Dining
We checked into the Wigwam around 7 pm and had a delicious cheese tray waiting for us in our room. It was just enough to fill us up before bed! I loved all the fresh fruits they included. We enjoyed a bottle of wine too with our cheese tray, it was the perfect end to the day!
The boys had chocolate chip cookies and milk waiting for them! They were in heaven and asked if they could have this for a snack every night before bed!
Our second night at the Wigwam, we had the pleasure of dining at Litchfield’s restaurant, located in the Wigwam.
Despite its refreshingly casual atmosphere, Litchfield’s more than earns its place of honor as the signature restaurant. Named after Paul W. Litchfield, then Goodyear Tire & Rubber Executive and founder of Litchfield Park, Litchfield’s restaurant pays tribute to the local community – it supports the local community with a menu crafted from farm-to-table and locally sourced produce.
My oldest ordered scallops for the first time and loved them. He let me try one too and they were perfectly done!
My hubby tried an Old Fashioned for the first time while I enjoyed a delicious Lemon Drop Martini. It was nice to be able to enjoy a drink while we were out and just walk back to our room.
MORE DINING INFORMATION
At The Wigwam’s restaurants in the Phoenix, Arizona area, meals are made to be remembered – and made with the finest possible ingredients. The “farm-to-table” cuisine emphasizes fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as locally produced meats, cheeses, wines and other delicacies.
The ingredients just can’t get any more local than when they’re picked from their very own Farmer’s Market and organic Chef’s Garden. Wielding these delicious tools, the celebrated chefs create true culinary magic, whether a romantic, wine-paired dinner at Litchfield’s or the best burger of your life at Red’s Bar & Grill.
Make sure to check out the Five Reasons to Visit Phoenix, Arizona too for more ideas on what to do and see on your family vacation and our other Hotel Favorite, HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE!
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