Celebrating 85 Years of The Wigwam

Famed Arizona resort offers a memorable getaway

When The Wigwam opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1929, guests received a room key and a horse upon check-in.

Today, as the famed Arizona resort celebrates its 85th anniversary, guests experience a luxurious blend of world-class accommodations, acclaimed dining, an extensive array of recreational activities, three championship golf courses, and much more.

The Wigwam, located in the affluent community of Litchfield Park, Ariz., is part of Arizona history. Since that November day in 1929, The Wigwam has grown from a 24-guest hotel to a 440-acre getaway destination which blends casual elegance and the charm of the Southwest.

With 331 Adobe-style casitas, including 72 suites and two exclusive Presidential casitas, accommodations at The Wigwam offer views of the gardens, pools, tennis courts, and/or golf courses. Amenities include The Lodge Pool, with new poolside cabanas and dual 25-foot waterslides, and the secluded Oasis Pool, a popular relaxation spot for lounging and soaking in the hot tub. A completely private aquatic experience is found at the Spa Pool, located within the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

Guests at The Wigwam have multiple options for relaxation and recreation, including tennis and lawn tennis courts, Bocce, volleyball, biking, and more. In addition, the concierge can arrange horseback riding, hiking, and day trips to nearby Sedona, among other activities.

Golf is a prime attraction at The Wigwam, which features three 18-hole championship courses: The Gold, The Patriot, and The Heritage. The trio of courses provides a pure golf experience, as each winds through natural settings of canals, streams, and trees, rather than housing developments and office buildings.

The Gold was ranked by Golfweek in 2012 as one of the nation’s Best Courses, and the par-72 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. layout challenges players of all abilities at 7,430 yards. Jones also designed The Patriot, which features numerous bunkers, water hazards and sharp doglegs over the 6,000 yard, par-70 track.

The Heritage, designed by Robert “Red” Lawrence, is a par-72 that plays at nearly 6,900 yards. The course has an abundance of natural water features and tree-lined fairways.

As part of a recent $16 million resort-wide renovation, The Wigwam focused major efforts on updating the resort’s restaurants and dining facilities, with impressive results. Litchfield’s is the resort’s signature restaurant, offering a seasonal menu featuring farm-to-table cuisine which earned it a 2014 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

Whether visitors come for the championship golf, pampering in the Red Door Spa, poolside lounging, or a horseback ride like those first guests experienced 85 years ago, The Wigwam continues to attract guests from around the world seeking a world-class resort experience.



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