Our visit to Aravaipa Farms (May 17-20, 2020) was perfect in every way. Entering the farm we were thrilled to see that the apricots and peaches were glowing in the sun. Laura welcomed us with a bag of apricots, showed us our lodging and answered our questions. Our group chose The Farmhouse - plenty of room for six of us. We hiked, explored the farm, watched the colorful birds, enjoyed the sparkling pool and star gazed. We all took home a delicious fruit. It was a glorious getaway - we could not have asked for a lovelier time.
Our casita was compact, beautifully appointed and located in a stunning verdant setting. Assorted pieces of interesting folk art scattered throughout the premises inside and outside among the natural beauty of the resort. Extraordinary canyon environment.
We read about this place in the Phoenix Magazine 2020 Bucket List edition. So we booked a 1-night stay to close the day after hiking in Aravaipa Canyon. After booking the 1-night stay, we then learned that all permits for the canyon were sold out. But the Farms hostess, Laura, did an amazing job in coordinating with the local Ranger and promptly informed us when 2 permits became available due to a cancellation. So we were able to do the hike. We purposely timed our stay so we could also enjoy the farm-to-table dinner experience...and we're glad that we did. Everything about this place was just as the Phoenix magazine described..."lush, blessedly remote Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness"..."fully immersed in Mother Nature"..."fresh fruit comes from the orchard, vegetable from the garden". Our Casita was quaint, authentic and well stocked with cheese, crackers, fruit and honey spreads, coffee, cream, juices and breakfast for the following morning. The only thing happier than us were all of the birds chirping outside our screen door. Our one regret is that we did not stay longer but plan to return when the fruit are more in season (beginning around the end of May).…
This is the second year that we’ve stayed at Aravaipa Farms and Orchard Inn. We absolutely loved our stay last year and we invited my in-laws to join us this year. Our stay this year was just as delightful. Laura met us both times and showed us our casitas and made us feel welcome. She’s willing and available to answer any questions. Dinners are always excellent, often utilizing produce from their garden on site. The rooms and place are creative, fun and quirky. The gift shop in the dining room is fun to browse. And the hiking (even if you can’t make it to the canyon) is amazing. Hardly any traffic on the trails and everything is pristine. A lovely place to take some time out from the frenzied world.
What a unique and beautiful place! I stayed for 2 nights in March, in the Blue Casita. I had thought to hike in the canyon, but hadn’t got a permit in time. As it was, I had a lovely time just walking around Laura and Scott’s orchard and reading. I had one dinner with other guests— delicious— and one dinner I’d brought with me.