Summer Closure
Aug
13
to Sep 29

Summer Closure

We will be closed August 13-September 29 for summer maintenance, construction, and to give our hard-working staff a break before our next busy season. For those looking to book rooms and/or plan events beyond September 29, our staff will be reachable by email (info@sonorancc.com) or phone (520- 373-0804) during this time. Please be patient as our response time will be slower than usual.

If you are coming to Ajo during this time and are seeking alternative accommodations, we suggest La Siesta Motel.

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Red & White Weekend 2019
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Red & White Weekend 2019

We're fully booked for this annual All Ajo Reunion, when the "Ajo Diaspora" returns to their hometown for a weekend of music, dancing, food, and friendship. To get on our waiting list, please email info@sonorancc.com.

We'll be hosting Ajo native Kris Harris in our kitchen all weekend as well. Kris is the Head Chef at the Frybread House in Phoenix and is well-known throughout the area for her delicious frybread, green and red chile, tamales and more. Even if you aren't staying at the inn, come by for a meal during the weekend! Check social media for updates on menus and times.

In addition to the regular roster of events for the weekend, The Curley School will be celebrating its 100 birthday! Check social media for updates.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Leadership Team Retreat
Oct
22
to Oct 25

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Leadership Team Retreat

A facilitator from Flagstaff-based High Ridge Leadership will be leading a retreat here with a team of staff from nearby Organ Pipe National Monument. We partner with Organ Pipe in a number of ways, and are looking forward to hosting this retreat!

Are you a professional facilitator seeking a unique, affordable new venue for workshops, meetings or retreats? Contact us today!

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ASU Sociology Department Retreat
Oct
25
to Oct 27

ASU Sociology Department Retreat

We are thrilled to be hosting the Arizona State University Sociology Department for their departmental retreat. We are privileged to partner with a number of institutions of higher education - including ASU, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University - to host workshops, retreats and events. We will be close to full capacity this weekend.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Nov
17
to Nov 19

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for spectacular hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran Desert Inn provides accommodations, meals and cultural experiences for the Ajo component of this trip. Click here for details and registration.

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Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park
Nov
20
to Nov 24

Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region during the 2019-2020 season. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for them. For more information, click here.

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Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park
Nov
26
to Nov 30

Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region during the 2019-2020 season. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for them. For more information, click here.

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Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park
Dec
2
to Dec 6

Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region during the 2019-2020 season. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for them. For more information, click here.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Dec
28
to Dec 30

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for spectacular hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran Desert Inn provides accommodations, meals and cultural experiences for the Ajo component of this trip. Click here for details and registration.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Dec
30
to Jan 1

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for spectacular hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran Desert Inn provides accommodations, meals and cultural experiences for the Ajo component of this trip. Click here for details and registration.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Jan
12
to Jan 14

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for spectacular hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran Desert Inn provides accommodations, meals and cultural experiences for the Ajo component of this trip. Click here for details and registration.


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Family Reunion!
Jan
17
to Jan 20

Family Reunion!

We are very excited to be hosting yet another a family reunion! We are mostly booked with family members for the weekend, traveling to Ajo from all over the country. Some of these cousins have never met before, and are looking forward to connecting here!

With a variety of room types and open courtyard setting, this is a great venue to host family events. We work with families to create fun, exciting activities and delicious meals everyone will enjoy - consider holding your next reunion here!

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Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park
Jan
29
to Feb 2

Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region during the 2019-2020 season. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for them. For more information, click here.

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Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park
Feb
10
to Feb 14

Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region during the 2019-2020 season. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for them. For more information, click here.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Feb
14
to Feb 16

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking – Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for spectacular hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran Desert Inn provides accommodations, meals and cultural experiences for the Ajo component of this trip. Click here for details and registration.


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Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park
Feb
16
to Feb 20

Treasured Landscapes: Hiking Organ Pipe and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region during the 2019-2020 season. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for them. For more information, click here.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Apr
4
to Apr 7

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for spectacular hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Sonoran Desert Inn provides accommodations, meals and cultural experiences for the Ajo component of this trip. Click here for details and registration.


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Off the Beaten Path: Sonoran Desert Mystique
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Off the Beaten Path: Sonoran Desert Mystique

We'll be hosting another small group from Helena, MT-based Off The Beaten Path adventure travel company this spring as part of their "Sonoran Desert Mystique" trip.

This journey takes travelers deep into Arizona’s Sonoran Desert to walk among priestly saguaros, graceful organ pipe cactus, and other desert-adapted plants, all with their own stories to tell. Participants will venture far off the beaten path to Ajo and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the only place in the U.S. where the stately organ pipe cactus grows wild. In addition to Ajo and Organ Pipe, the trip includes Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, and Kartchner Caverns. 

To register and for more information, click here.

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Authentic Saguaro Fruit Harvest Weekend
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Authentic Saguaro Fruit Harvest Weekend

Don’t miss this exclusive experience: an authentic Saguaro Fruit Harvest Weekend, a series of culturally and geographically unique activities at the Sonoran Desert Inn, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Ajo Scenic Loop. This weekend package includes a two-night stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn, six meals by local chefs, happy hour beverages, a tour exploring Ajo’s mining history and artistic renaissance, and other traditional Native cultural experiences, lectures, and workshops.

BOOK NOW!

Space is limited so book your weekend package online or call 520-373-0804 today!

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Awakening Healing Axis:  Enhanced Healing Workshop and Spiritual Retreat
Apr
28
to May 2

Awakening Healing Axis: Enhanced Healing Workshop and Spiritual Retreat

Awakening Healing Axis is coming to the Sonoran Desert Inn! Join us as we host this all inclusive, multiple day retreat, full of experiential exploration. The cost includes workshops with multiple presenters, accommodations, and all meals. Learn, grow, and experience your divine essence through this unique, empowering retreat. 

For more information and registration, click here.

Image: Awakening Healing Axis

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Mar
17
to Mar 19

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for four days of rigorous hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Click here for details and registration.

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6th Annual Authentically Ajo Regional Food Festival
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

6th Annual Authentically Ajo Regional Food Festival

Food Vendors, chef demos, tastings, food "chats", arts & crafts, kids activities, and family entertainment - come to Ajo to experience this annual multi-cultural celebration of food, heirloom crops, community, and sustainability! Followed by the annual Ajo Garden Tour, with a chance to visit backyard gardens and growing spaces around Ajo.

This has become one of the liveliest days of the year in the Ajo Plaza - don't miss it! Overnight accommodations available at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center.

Visit the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Authentically Ajo Farmers Market Facebook page for more information.

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WeekendZona:  Explore the Heart of the Sonoran Desert
Mar
8
to Mar 10

WeekendZona: Explore the Heart of the Sonoran Desert

We’ve partnered with Local First Arizona to bring you this unique three day, two night, locally-curated WeekendZona adventure. Enjoy authentic experiences ranging from picnic lunches at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to native stories told around a fire with a glass of wine. This trip is sure to ignite your love for Ajo.

For information, itinerary, and registration, click here.

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Sonoron Shindig
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Sonoron Shindig

Sponsored by the Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association and held in Ajo’s historic town plaza, the bi-annual Sonoran Shindig will feature Ballet Folklorico, dancing, music, local food, local crafts and souvenirs, a farmers market, tours of Child’s Mountain, and none other than the famous Coyote Howling Contest!

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Private Wedding
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Private Wedding

We will be hosting a private wedding this March; congrats to the happy couple! The desert will be booming with flowering plant life this Spring due to all the Winter rains, making it the ideal time to plan special occasions like this. The inn is almost fully booked with wedding guests.

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Woodblock Print Workshop
Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

Woodblock Print Workshop

FREE workshop alert // limited space available

We are excited to partner with Linda Zupcic, a professional painter and print maker from California, to offer a free one-day woodblock print workshop. All materials will be provided and participants will learn techniques on tearing down paper, carving with gouges, rolling out ink and pulling their own prints. To register, text Linda at (559) 593-3656 or email lzupcic@netptc.net with subject head Sonoran Workshop.

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Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park
Feb
17
to Feb 21

Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region in 2019. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for participants. For more information, click here.

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Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park
Feb
11
to Feb 15

Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region in 2019. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for participants. For more information, click here.

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2018 Ajo Piecemakers' Quilt Show
Feb
8
to Feb 9

2018 Ajo Piecemakers' Quilt Show

Now in its 23rd year, this annual quilting show features beautiful quilts on display, demonstrations, vendors, and a chance to connect with fellow quilters. The show takes place in the historic Curly School Auditorium, adjacent to the inn. When you’ve had your fill of quilts, mosey over to the Curley Gallery and explore the town plaza.

Photo from the 2014 show by Melody Crust.

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Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park
Feb
5
to Feb 9

Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region in 2019. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for participants. For more information, click here.

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Memoir Writing Class
Feb
5
to Feb 27

Memoir Writing Class

Join memoir junkie Carolyn Choate every Tuesday in February for short readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, in order to put your life’s story on paper. Limited spaces available; register by calling Carolyn at 603-533-4984 or emailing crchoate13@gmail.com

Class details:

Every Tuesday in February (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26) from 10am-11:30am

$60, with limited scholarships available upon request

Located in the Cholla Conference Room at the Sonoran Desert Inn

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2019 41st Annual Old Time Fiddlers' Fest
Jan
31
to Feb 4

2019 41st Annual Old Time Fiddlers' Fest

For those who enjoy bluegrass, country, oldies, and gospel, this year marks the 41st Annual Old Time Fidders' Contest and Show. Join fiddlers and fiddling fans for a weekend of wonderful music in the desert! The event features competitions for fiddlers of all ages, a free concert in the Ajo Plaza, meals, dances, a gospel sing-a-long, and good old-fashioned fun. 

Located at Ajo Country Club (map).

Limited space available at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center. Book today to ensure a room.

Image provided by Alison Stanton of the Arizona Republic.

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Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park
Jan
30
to Feb 3

Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading multiple hiking trips to Ajo and the region in 2019. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for participants. For more information, click here.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Jan
13
to Jan 15

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for four days of rigorous hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Click here for details and registration.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Dec
30
to Jan 1

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for four days of rigorous hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Click here for details and registration.

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Christmas Eve in Ajo, 2018
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve in Ajo, 2018

Come to Ajo for our lovely Christmas Eve celebration! See Santa appear in the Curley School tower and then ride to the Ajo Plaza in his sleigh. There, enjoy festivities and treats with hundreds of Ajoites of all ages (and former Ajoites, who return each year for this tradition!). The local Rotary club hosts the event, and gives out chocolates, oranges, and popcorn balls under a big illuminated Christmas tree. This is a sweet, small-town celebration that locals and visitors look forward to all year long.

This year is extra special because an old Ajo tradition is coming back: the Christmas Eve dance! There will be drinks, live music, and everyone is invited! $10/person. More details to come.

There are plenty of rooms at the inn! Book today!

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Dec
16
to Dec 18

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for four days of rigorous hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Click here for details and registration.

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Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park
Dec
3
to Dec 7

Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading five hiking trips to Ajo and the region in 2017. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for participants. For more information, click here.

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Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park
Nov
27
to Dec 1

Road Scholar: Treasured Landscapes - Hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Saguaro National Park

Road Scholar, a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, is leading five hiking trips to Ajo and the region in 2017. Participants will stay at the Sonoran Desert Inn & Conference Center during each trip, and we will be providing meals and evening presentations for participants. For more information, click here.

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REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert
Nov
11
to Nov 13

REI Adventures: Arizona Hiking - Tucson & Sonoran Desert

Join REI Adventures for four days of rigorous hiking and exploration in the Sonoran Desert! The trip features two days in Tucson with hiking in Saguaro National Park, and then two days in Ajo for exploring Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Click here for details and registration.

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