The Hermosa Inn

5532 North Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253


Courtesy: Arizona Foothills Magazine

My word. Lovely does not come close to describing the Hermosa Inn. The flowers. The food. The accommodations. The ambience. Ahhh . . . this is the life (or death, as it were).

In the 1930s, cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee built a one-room studio in Paradise Valley, calling it Casa Hermosa, meaning “beautiful house,” and this property certainly lives up to its name. Soon after, he opened his home as a guest ranch. By 1941, he sold the ranch during a divorce situation, and the home continued operating as an inn. Through the years, new owners added a pool and expanded the property. Today, the inn offers forty-three guest rooms and two restaurants with an extensive wine list.

Lon is said to continue to occupy his beloved beautiful house. He has been seen, in full cowboy garb, in several areas of the house. He likes to move pots and pans and hang out at the bar. A woman in pink has been seen twirling about. It’s thought she might be one of Lon’s seven ex-wives. Other spirits have been seen on the property, too, and everyone seems to be having a good time.

Contact the Hermosa Inn for reservations.

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