Lonely Planet Writer

Dine inside an actual edible gingerbread house this Christmas

This looks like a pretty sweet deal. This Christmas visitors to the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson Arizona will be able to dine inside an actual gingerbread house to truly get into the festive spirit.

The life sized ginger bread house will be available for renting throughout December.
The life-sized gingerbread house will be available for renting throughout December.
The house features a six person table as well as a working fireplace.
The house features a six person table as well as a working fireplace.

The life-sized house has a table and seating for six and even features its own working fireplace, allowing guests to enjoy a complete meal experience inside the edible walls. Located on the resort lobby level, the building was constructed with 400 pounds of honey, 856 pounds of sugar, 350 pounds of flour, 100 pounds of ginger powder, 50 pounds of cinnamon, 250 eggs and ten pounds of nutmeg. The house is available for complimentary public viewing throughout its time there while real sweet enthusiasts can rent it for private lunch or dinner for a fee of $200/$250 including a three or four-course meal.

Construction featured 400 pounds of honey, 856 pounds of sugar, 350 pounds of flour, and 250 eggs.
Construction featured 400 pounds of honey, 856 pounds of sugar, 350 pounds of flour, and 250 eggs.
Renting the space costs $200/$250 including a three or four course menu.
Renting the space costs $200/$250 including a three or four-course menu.

Bookings will be available from 28 November – 30 December, with advanced reservation required. More information on booking a space is available at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain website.