picturesque town of Ajo is situated in the lush Sonoran Desert of
southern Arizona. Noted for its spectacular desert vistas, diverse
vegetation and wildlife, and mild climate, the area is ideal for those
who are fleeing harsh winter weather or simply seeking a retreat from
congested city life.
Ajo area was one of the earliest copper mining regions in Arizona. The
town flourished as a major copper producer under the leadership of the
Phelps Dodge Corporation until the mine's closure in 1985. Since then,
the town has rapidly become a refuge for winter visitors and outdoor
two hour drive from Phoenix and Tucson, the town is easily accessible
via well maintained highways. Its close proximity to the Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife
Refuge offer visitors the opportunity to witness some of the most
breathtaking scenery in the Southwest. A short drive south to the
Mexican border brings the sights, sounds and traditions of Old Mexico
vividly to life. Other nearby attractions include Kitt Peak National
Observatory and the Gulf of California.
Inn was originally built in 1925 by Phelps Dodge Corporation
to accommodate visiting company officials. The Company spared no
expense in furnishing and maintaining the stately guest quarters.
After mining operations ceased in Ajo, the house was abandoned until
1988 when it was purchased by the Walker family, longtime Ajo
residents. The property has been renovated, refurnished and opened to
the public as an Inn.
furnishings reflect the rich traditions found through out Arizona
while emphasizing the peaceful and relaxing ambiance of southwestern
living. The pride of the Inn is its stately dining room built by local
craftsmen during the 1920's.
35 miles north of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Visitor's
All rooms have private baths en suite, hair dryers, air conditioning.
"Ajo Room" has Southwestern decor, a queen bed, bath with
"Old Pueblo Room" has Southwestern décor, a queen bed,
"Prescott Room" is richly appointed with fine traditional
furnishings reminiscent of Arizona's early territorial days. It
includes a queen size four poster bed, tub/shower bath.
"Bisbee Room" has two twin size brass beds and furnishings
which reflect the Victorian flavor once found in Arizona's early
copper mine boom towns, bath with shower.
are welcome to relax in the comfortable living room, conversing with
other guests or to enjoy a beautiful hallway, with a wall of windows,
which graces each side of the inn. These two hallways lead to the
guest rooms and the living room. They also offer a quiet retreat for
relaxing, reading or just gazing out at the desert scenery.
guests, cooking, gardening.
$89., plus tax. Roll
away available. Add $15.00 per additional person.
and policies are subject to change without notice.
Each morning a delicious home cooked breakfast is served in the
elegant dining room when you can share experiences with other
travelers across the historic dining table.
in Home: None
Number of Guests: 9
Meeting Facilities: Yes
Smoking is restricted and pets are prohibited.
card guarantees are required. Cancellations require 72 hours notice
prior to 2:00 p.m. of reserved date for no charge. Cancellation
requests sent via email are not guaranteed. Mastercard, VISA, Diners
Club credit cards are accepted.
MasterCard, Diner's Club