The Wigwam, located in Litchfield Park, offers locals the perfect opportunity to get out of town this summer—without getting too far out of town. With towering palm trees offering lots of shade, plenty of pooltime fun and Camp Wigwam, which allows for fun for kids up to age 12 in the form of scavenger hunts, kickball and rubber duck races at the pool, the 440-acre The Wigwam should be on locals’ staycation short list.
The accommodations at The Wigwam are something special; they are modern and clean-lined with plenty of Southwest flair seen in the color tones and artwork. Families with kiddos can even request a teepee to be set up in their room for some indoor camping.
Around the property, families can challenge each other to games of bean-bag toss or bocce ball (which is especially magical once the sun goes down and the twinkle lights come on) and, of course, a day at the pool—with a new 25-foot tower with two twisting water slides—is one well spent for every member of the group.
Because Mom and Dad deserve a little time to themselves (this is a vacation, after all), Red Door Spa offers the opportunity for just that. Book a signature massage for a blissful aromatherapy-filled experience before enjoying the afternoon at the quiet, sunny spa pool or whirlpool. There are couples treatment rooms, too, if you’re able to get away as a couple.
The Wigwam happens to be home to one of the top dining experiences in the Valley with Litchfield’s. Elegant but casual, Litchfield’s specializes in farm-to-table fare. Dig into the English pea ravioli for a light, flavor-packed appetizer. For the main event, the pan-roasted seabass is heavenly. Cooked to perfection with a crisp exterior and flavors that range from sweet to savory, the dish is rounded out with slow-cooked maitake, sugar snap peas, Mexican lime oil and soy molasses. To end, the goat cheesecake is rich, creamy and decadent.
The Wigwam is commemorating Memorial Day weekend with an action-packed lineup of live acts, poolside entertainment and all-around family-friendly fun. Guests who stay Friday, May 27, will can enjoy life-size games and squirt gun races on Litchfield Lawn, crafts in the Sun Lounge and a poolside movie under the stars in the evening. As the weekend progresses, highlights include as Saturday’s Character Breakfast at Red’s Bar and Grill ($20 for adults and $10 for children 3 to 12) and Sunday’s visit from Wildlife World Zoo in the Sun Lounge. DJ Jeff Jones will also entertain the pool area throughout Memorial Day Weekend and through the summer, spinning Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.