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Castle Hot Springs, WEB

Historic Castle Hot Springs Resort Sold for $1.95M

CBRE has directed the successful sale of the former Castle Hot Springs resort located in Yavapai County, Ariz. In an online auction held on February 27th, an entity composed of Phoenix-area businessmen purchased the historic, desert oasis property for $1.95 million.

“The buyer is presently reviewing all options for the future use of the property,” said Dave Headstream with CBRE’s Land Services Group in Phoenix, who in conjunction with CBRE Auction Services, worked on behalf of the seller, New York City-based EktornetUS, a susidiary of Swedbank. The buyer was Delaware-based CHS3, LLC.

Opened in 1896, the ±210-acre Castle Hot Springs resort was considered one of the premier resorts in the United States, attracting prominent families such as the Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, Wrigleys, and Astors. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property features ±210 acres, nestled in the shadows of the Bradshaw Mountains, five miles from Lake Pleasant Regional Park. The former world class resort contains a lush lawn containing ±550 majestic 100-year old palm trees, a ±125,000 gallon swimming pool, tennis courts, expansive mountain views, a ±4,800 square foot administrative building, and ±2,000 square foot three-bedroom guest house with maintenance building and horse stables. Perhaps its most notable feature is the 118° natural hot spring that produces ±180,000 gallons of pure water per day, which were believed to have mythical healing powers dating back to the 19th century.

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Wrigley Mansion Revamp

Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge located inside the historic Wrigley Mansion Club has reopened for the season with a handsome new look and an all-new menu. The menu showcases Italian influenced steaks and seafood. The 80-plus-year-old estate is also looking better than ever thanks to a remodeling that includes,crisp new paint across the Mansion’s interiors and exteriors, while Geordie’s boasts new table settings. The wait staff wasn’t left out of the update. They received stylish new staff outfits, including classic white dress shirts offset with black ties and black vests.

The fresh look continues right into the completely modernized kitchen, where new Executive Chef Robert Nixon, a veteran of prestigious kitchens such as Christopher’s and Donovan’s Steakhouse, has planned a all new menu.

The menu incorporates house-made pastas and breads, and herbs fresh-plucked from the Wrigley’s on-property garden. Expect decadent starters such as crunchy crostini bread served with creamy Ricotta and honeycomb, from-scratch zuppas (soups) such as the Crimini & Portobello topped with a Parmesan puffed pastry, as well as an extensive selection of farm-fresh salads, and hearty sandwiches such as Italian Steak with giardiniera (pickled veggies). Plus, enjoy a daily selection of pastas, risottos, and pizza-like flatbreads from their in-house bakery.

Main courses also have a timeless Italian flare, including tagliatelle served with the chef’s daily seafood selection and pappardelle with roasted seasonal vegetables. For meat lovers, there’s an extensive selection of top-quality chops, including Pork alla Milanese (breaded, sautéed, served with arugula, olive oil, charred lemon, and shaved Parmesan), and the signature Bisteca alla Fiorentina (porterhouse for two-served with choice of three sauces and two side dishes). Meanwhile, Seafood fans, will love the ever-changing Pesce del Giorno (fish of the day), or the build-your-own Fruiti di Mare (seafood platter.) Main courses are customizable with a choice of six decedent sauces, including Peppercorn Grappa and Lemon-Pesto, while the more than a dozen family-style side dishes range from creamy Pancetta Mac & Cheese and smoky Roasted Acorn Squash, to a daily risotto special.  stk20341wnePair it all with a handcrafted cocktail or a fine wine from the Wrigley’s world-renowned collection.

The Wrigley Mansion Club is located at 2501 E. Telawa Trail in Phoenix, AZ 85016.  Due to zoning restrictions, the mansion must maintain a private club status. Social Memberships are only $15 annually, while VIP Memberships are $50 annually and includes 20% – 35% off every bottle of wine in the Wrigley’s globe-straddling collection. For more information or to make reservations please call 602-955-4079 or visit www.wrigleymansionclub.com.