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Fall Recipe: LON's Kabocha Apple Soup

Fall is here and winter is near. So while the temps will be lowering, it will be the ideal time to cozy up to the table and enjoy a warm meal. Our Kabocha Apple Soup is the perfect fall dish - either completely on its own as an entree or as starter for any dinner. Get the recipe below and find more recipes from the LON's kitchen by following us on Pinterest. Enjoy! Kabocha Apple Soup Yield: 1 quart (5 portions) By: Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco Ingredients: Kabocha squash, seeded 1lb Apple, skin on, no core 8oz Shallots, julienne 3oz Chicken stock 3 cups Meyer lemon oil .3 cup Per Bowl: Kauai shrimp 1 each Guancialle (small dice) 1oz Pumpkin seed (roasted) 5 pieces Procedure: 1. Season the squash and apple with salt, black white pepper and olive oil and roast at 325-degrees for 25 minutes. 2. Sauté the shallots in olive oil. 3. Add the roasted squash and apple. 4. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. 5. Blend, while adding the meyer lemon oil. Rectify seasoning if necessary. 6. For each serving, render diced guanciale, add diced shrimp and saute. Place 1 shrimp, guanciale and roasted pumpkin seed in bottom of bowl. Pour soup over the top.

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Condé Nast Traveler Names Hermosa Inn One of the Best Hotels in the Southwest

On the heels of being named a AAA Four Diamond luxury getaway, we are thrilled to add yet another accolade to our repertoire as one of the Best Hotels in the American Southwest, as named by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in the 2016 Annual Reader's Choice Awards! With a score of 95.06, we placed second out of 12 in the category for Best Hotels in the American Southwest. See the full list here. "Having this highly esteemed recognition from our guests and the readers of Condé Nast Traveler is an incredible honor," said Managing Director Stephen Ast. "And it comes at a very special time as we continue to celebrate our 80th anniversary, and will soon be unveiling the addition of ten new luxury deluxe casitas along with the complete renovation of six of our historic rancho casitas. Additionally, the expansion of LON's Last Drop and patio will further enhance the overall guest experience with exciting new spaces for our guests to relax and enjoy a signature cocktail around one of four new outdoor fireplaces." As the 29th annual Reader's Choice Awards, over 300,000 dedicated readers â?" nearly twice as many as last year -- cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result was 1,402 of the best travel experiences in the world, including The Hermosa Inn. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel." Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers' Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today's travelers. The Readers' Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca. For more information or to book a stay at The Hermosa Inn call toll free at 800.241.1210 or visit HermosaInn.com. For ongoing news and upcoming events, connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Fall Cocktail Recipe: Apple Pie

Even in the mid-80's its feeling like fall here in Arizona! To get in the spirit of the season, our team of mixologists at LON's Last Drop made up the following tasty concoction, perfect for any fall day, or night! Apple Pie ($12) ½ oz fresh lemon juice 1.5oz Caskwerks Distilling Apple Pie Liquor ½ oz Bourbon ½ oz Cinnamon syrup 2 dashes AZ Bitters Lab's Figgy Pudding Bitters Shake/strain into a martini glass Grate cinnamon on top for garnish Want more recipes from behind the bar at LON's Last Drop? Follow us on Pinterest here. Stay tuned for the unveiling of our latest renovation this November! Get the latest updates by following us on Instagram and Facebook.Â

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Haunted Luxury Hotel Offers Ghost Tours in October

With a haunted history dating back to the 1930's, we are encouraging guests to explore the property and experience their own ghost sightings throughout the month of October. Guests who book any room or room package at the resort between October 1 â?" 31, 2016 will receive a list of the ghost stories that have occurred throughout the grounds that will allow them to take a self-guided ghost tour. "We're celebrating our 80th anniversary this year so our history dates back to the Old West, making us quite the spirited locale," said Managing Director Steve Ast. "And while some guests specifically stay here because it's haunted we can safely say that all encounters have been friendly ones." Ghost stories from the Inn include the following: Closing the Door Apparently Lon likes the doors shut. A maid actually quit after having doors shut on their own multiple times while she was cleaning the guest casitas. A Pat on the Head A guest came into the restaurant to show her friends some of Lon Megargee's original artwork that hangs in Last Drop (the portion of the Hermosa Inn that was Lon's original art studio and residence). The host showed them the way, walked in the other room, had his hands full and when he came back to the guests (still with both hands full) the woman was looking up in the air. Our host asked what she was looking at, or if the roof was leaking from the rainy day, and she said "No, you just patted me on the head." He assured her that he did not, as his hands were full. Cowboy in the Mirror Yet another maid quit her job at The Hermosa Inn; this time due to the reflection of a cowboy that appeared in the mirror behind her. When she turned around, no one was there. Lady in Pink Multiple guests have asked "Who is that lady in the pink gown walking over the bridge by the pool?" While we don't know who she might be, a lady in a floor-length flowing pink gown (something not of this time period) does appear to guests in the late hours of the night or early mornings as she walks across the bridge. Lon Did It Oftentimes candlesticks will somehow fall out of their candlestick holders and other objects seem to move on their own or be misplaced. Decorations on the host stand have been "pushed" off, and a host was talking to a guest at the bar when a bottle of tequila flew off the shelf and broke multiple glasses. The staff will often joke "Oh, Lon must have done that!" Kids at Play One of the restaurant's evening dishwashers refuses to work alone at night because she has seen children of times past playing out in the parking lot upon leaving at 1 or 2 in the morning, in addition to seeing the Pink Lady mentioned above. Spirits in the Cellar When workers were doing construction in the underground wine cellar of LON's, they had left various tools in disarray and went upstairs to get something. When they came back down, all their tools had been neatly placed in a row. There have also been accounts of doors opening/closing and lights going on and off. The Night Watchman A reporter visiting from Germany asked about the night watchman we have on property upon checking out. He saw this "watchman" twice; once closing the doors of room 107 and once by the pool. Both times he studied the reporter, surveying his activities, but remained standing there. There is, however, no night watchman employed at The Hermosa Inn and no one was staying in room 107 during their stay. For more information or to book a stay at The Hermosa Inn call 602.955.8614 (or toll free at 800.241.1210) or visit HermosaInn.com. For ongoing news and upcoming events, find The Hermosa Inn, LON's and Last Drop on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Haunted History of Hermosa Inn

With a history dating back to the 1930's, beginning with original owner Alonzo "Lon" Megargee's heyday in the Old West; celebrity guests, including John Wayne and Clark Gable; multiple owners; a fire in the 1980's; and a complete renovation making it the 43-room luxury boutique resort it is today, it's no wonder we have a few ghost stories. "All of the spirits that guests and staff have encountered appear to be friendly, so many guests will often visit in hopes of having an experience of their own."     Below are some of the ghost stories guests and staff have witnessed over the years - have you met any "visitors" when staying with us, dining at LON's or grabbing a cocktail at Last Drop? Share in the comments below. Closing the Door Apparently Lon likes the doors shut. A maid actually quit after having doors shut on their own multiple times while she was cleaning the guest casitas. A Pat on the Head A guest came into the restaurant to show her friends some of Lon Megargee's original artwork that hangs in Last Drop (the portion of the Hermosa Inn that was Lon's original art studio and residence). The host showed them the way, walked in the other room, had his hands full and when he came back to the guests (still with both hands full) the woman was looking up in the air. Our host asked what she was looking at, or if the roof was leaking from the rainy day, and she said "No, you just patted me on the head." He assured her that he did not, as his hands were full. Cowboy in the Mirror Yet another maid quit her job at The Hermosa Inn; this time due to the reflection of a cowboy that appeared in the mirror behind her. When she turned around, no one was there. Lady in Pink Multiple guests have asked "Who is that lady in the pink gown walking over the bridge by the pool?" While we don't know who she might be, a lady in a floor-length flowing pink gown (something not of this time period) does appear to guests in the late hours of the night or early mornings as she walks across the bridge. Lon Did It Oftentimes candlesticks will somehow fall out of their candlestick holders and other objects seem to move on their own or be misplaced. Decorations on the host stand have been "pushed" off, and a host was talking to a guest at the bar when a bottle of tequila flew off the shelf and broke multiple glasses. The staff will often joke "Oh, Lon must have done that!" Kids at Play One of the restaurant's evening dishwashers refuses to work alone at night because she has seen children of times past playing out in the parking lot upon leaving at 1 or 2 in the morning, in addition to seeing the Pink Lady mentioned above. Spirits in the Cellar When workers were doing construction in the underground wine cellar of LON's, they had left various tools in disarray and went upstairs to get something. When they came back down, all their tools had been neatly placed in a row. There have also been accounts of doors opening/closing and lights going on and off. The Night Watchman A reporter visiting from Germany asked about the night watchman we have on property upon checking out. He saw this "watchman" twice; once closing the doors of room 107 and once by the pool. Both times he studied the reporter, surveying his activities, but remained standing there. There is, however, no night watchman employed at The Hermosa Inn and no one was staying in room 107 during their stay. To book a Hermosa Hauntings package during the month of October, which includes a guided ghost tour, call 602.955.8614 or visit HermosaInn.com. For more information, visit The Hermosa Inn, LON's and Last Drop online, or join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

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