Wigwam Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park is going to be auctioned by a bankruptcy court today. The Wigwam is the crown jewel of the West Valley, ugly step sister to the East Valley and its many 5 star resorts.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. executive Paul Litchfield opened the Wigwam in 1918 as an executive retreat for the company, which relied on cotton grown in nearby fields. The 24-room resort opened to the public on Thanksgiving Day 1929. At the time, guests would receive their room key and a horse for transportation.We were over there one Friday night a couple of weeks ago. The bar was pretty empty except for a few locals. The Wigwam is decked out it in its best Christmas outfit, but looks sadly like a place that’s all dressed up with no place to go.