on’s at the Hermosa Inn is nestled in a “hideaway” neighborhood in Paradise Valley offering a full dinner menu showcasing artful American cuisine that is enhanced seasonally from Lon’s garden.
Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn
Lon’s eclectic style and intimate atmosphere features a ruggedly elegant dining room with wood-beamed ceilings, vintage Western artifacts and beehive fireplaces all showcased in the beautiful dining space. The charming restaurant features the artworks of the historic inn’s original owner, Lon Megargee.
Lon Megaree, a renowned cowboy artist was the original owner and builder of the Hermosa Inn. Among his stints as a cowpuncher, bronco buster, exhibition roper, poker dealer, fireman and captain of the night police, art was where he found his passion. While living at Casa Hermosa in the 1930’s, now known as The Hermosa Inn, Megargee painted three additional murals for the Phoenix library. The strikingly colorful murals are the three life-size male figures: an American Indian, a priest and a farmer, with different aspects of their lives illustrated in the background.
Megargee is also famous for his painting of the cowboy and his horse, where the cowboy is giving his horse his last drop of water. This image appears inside every authentic Stetson cowboy hat. Now this painting can also be found in The Last Drop Bar which debuts by Lon’s at The Hermosa after renaming their bar as a attribute its original owner.
The Last Drop Bar features weathered southwestern rugs, decorative iron works and leather-seated banquettes all adding to the allure of the Old West. It also features a wood-framed window offering a beautiful view of the courtyard providing an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
Come out to The Last Drop Bar to get your hamburger and malt fix, by indulging with a big juicy, meaty burger and homemade mouth-watering malt. The signature burger features an eight-ounce certified Angus chuck patty, ground in-house, grilled over pecan wood served with house-cured bacon, local goat cheese, caramelized onions and chipotle aioli on a sumptuous soft challah roll. And it will be love at first sip with Lon’s flavorful house-made malts and ice cream floats with choices between a thick, rich chocolate malt, an orange ‘n cream soda float with homemade chocolate ice cream or a root beer float topped off with handmade vanilla ice cream. The Last Drop Bar also hosts Wednesdays Wine Tasting from 5pm to 7pm. You are able to sample flights of wines from Argentina accompanied by tapas pairings such as citrus-poached shrimp sopas with avocado, tomato and jalapeño; cornmeal-crusted calamari with red onion, baby squash and citrus aioli, and duck confit empanadas with blood orange mole.
Dining at Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn is definitely a food lover’s paradise. With its great cuisine under the care of executive chef, Jeremy Pacheco, this AAA Four Diamond restaurant provides an experience fit for kings, queens and the “meanest” cowboy. And the Hermosa Inn, this “boutique hideaway” pours out all of the royal treatment in each of their 34 casitas which boasts of beautiful white towels made of 100% Egyptian cotton laundered in-house, microfiber white robes, oversized showers, and elegant antique pedestal tubs. These beautiful accommodations are enhanced with an intimate atmosphere surrounded by colorful landscaping, and breathtaking views.
When visiting the Valley of the Sun, you must make Lon’s and Hermosa Inn a required stop for dining and an overnight stay.