- Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday, two tours at 10am and 3pm per day. Visit website for more information.
- Reservations: Reservations required, call 602-955-4079
- Cost: Visit the website below for price
- Location: Directions below
- How Long: Tour lasts about 1hr
- Best Time to Visit: Any time
The Wrigley Mansion was built by chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr., as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for his wife Ada. They named it "La Colina Solana," meaning the sunny hill. After enjoying his new home only a few times, Wrigley fell ill and died here.
The Wrigleys' winter cottage was the smallest Wrigley house, covering 16,850 square feet, with 24 rooms and 17 bathrooms.
After Wrigley's death, the house passed through several owners, serving for a time as extra space for the Arizona Biltmore and then as an exclusive, private club. Eventually, local millionaire George Hormel bought the house. An egalitarian sort, Hormel wanted everyone to be able to enjoy it The Wrigley Mansion is required to operate as a private club because of zoning restrictions, but to allow everyone to enjoy it, he set the annual dues at only $10.00, which are donated to local charities. The dues can be paid in advance or at the door.
The Wrigley Mansion is located on a hill just above the Arizona Biltmore, and they offer tours twice a day. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for all tours.
Today, the Wrigley Mansion is used mostly for events and weddings, but they also serve dinner on weekends and Sunday brunch, and the bar is open on Friday and Saturday evenings. We recommend getting there shortly before sunset and snagging a table on the balcony for some of the best views in the city.
Other Wrigley HousesWrigley also owned houses in other places. His primary residence in Chicago is used mostly for filming these days and his Pasadena house (bought so his wife Ada could watch the Rose Parade in comfort) is now the headquarters of the Tournament of Roses. His Catalina Island house operates as a high-end bed and breakfast called the Inn on Mt. Ada. His fourth home was in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Getting to the Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley MansionThe Wrigley Mansion is located near the Arizona Biltmore, a hotel Mr. Wrigley once owned.
2501 East Telawa Trail