We are excited to share our farm-to-table dining once again! We’ve made big changes to accommodate health and safety concerns around the pandemic, and we will continue to adjust our operations as needed. We have temporarily closed our dining room due to the pandemic so all food will be served to your casita or in a take-away picnic basket.
All food must be arranged / ordered at least 3 days prior to your arrival. We are far from town so must plan supplies accordingly.
A variety of food packages are now offered every night of the week so you can choose what is most comfortable for you:
ALL-INCLUSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE – Our signature experience! This includes a cheese & jam plate upon arrival, a prix fixe 3-course dinner, breakfast (and a sack lunch for 2+ night stays). All meals are farm-to-table style with a southwest influence, and a majority of the ingredients are made from scratch. Dinner will be served between 6:00-6:30 p.m. and will be served in the comfort of your casita. Breakfast will be waiting for you in your casita for the following morning so it’s perfect for both early risers or late risers! Breakfast typically includes homemade muffins, a homemade frittata or omelette, fresh fruit, juice and coffee/tea. $65 per adult per night, $30 per child (under 10) per night
PICNIC BASKET – Enjoy a picnic wherever and whenever you’d like! This is great for either lunch or dinner. We have spacious seating throughout the property, whether it’s in the butterfly pavilion, under the pecan trees, by the pool or on your own patio. Our picnic baskets typically contain homemade jam, seasonal fruit, homemade bread, a variety of cheese, a cold entree dish inspired by our seasonal garden, and a sweet snack to top it off. $40 for two adults
BE YOUR OWN CHEF! – You can bring your own food and do it all on your own if you’d prefer. Be aware that there are no large grocery stores or restaurants nearby so bring all ingredients with you. We cannot allow cooking in the Airstream, unfortunately, so please choose one of the other food options listed above if you staying in the Airstream. All other casitas have a kitchenette, including a mini-refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, and dishware. The Farmhouse and Treehouse Casita have full kitchens, including a stove and oven. We ask that you fully clean up after yourself and place your trash bag outside on your patio in the morning to be picked up. There will be no housekeeping or cleaning service during your stay as our staff cannot enter your room while you are there.
Beer and wine, including many local selections, are available for purchase with all of the dining options.
Food allergies can typically be accommodated, but we must know at least one week prior to your arrival in order to properly plan the prix fixe dinner.
Our cooking is always fresh and locally influenced meals, utilizing as many ingredients from our garden or orchard as possible. We take pride in making most items from scratch.
We are honored to also be certified by the Tucson City of Gastronomy and look forward to supporting their great cause.
Health & Safety Precautions – We are taking the pandemic very seriously, as the health of both our guests and staff is critical to our survival, literally! We are constantly updating our policies to stay relevant, always airing on the side of precaution.
- Staff will be wearing a mask and gloves while cooking and serving any food. Staff will keep a distance at all times, for both your safety and theirs.
- Staff will bring the food to your door but will not enter your room. We ask that you clean up after yourself by rinsing the serving containers and placing your trash bag outside on your patio the next morning for pick-up.
- The dining room is temporarily closed for food service, but open as the office and retail shop.
- Please let us know if you have any concerns and we will do our best to accommodate. We want you to feel safe and comfortable at all times.
Our emphasis on locally produced whole, natural foods is the basis for meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious. Aravaipa Farms’ original Inn proprietor, Carol Steele, is hailed among the originators of the farm-to-table movement in Arizona. Following in her tradition, we assure you that whatever we don’t produce ourselves, we try to procure from local providers who farm and ranch, preserve, and bake so that you can enjoy the freshest and tastiest ingredients available.
From our own orchard-grown fruits and garden-harvested vegetables and herbs, to local honey and nuts, we source as many ingredients as we possibly can from nearby Arizona ranches and farms whenever possible. One notable exception is that, from time to time, we are proud to feature wild-caught Alaskan sockeye salmon that we source from Kodiak Island.