Make no mistake -- this is no fairytale.
There is a real gingerbread house in Arizona decorated with candies, windows and a working fireplace, and you can have dinner inside it.
The life-sized house was mixed and baked at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Resort in Marana, Ariz. It took a team of five people working 12 hours a day for five days to build it, according to a hotel spokesperson.
It is located inside the resort's lobby where guests and the public can check it out. If you want to have dinner at the six-person table, there is a $200 to $250 rental fee, plus the cost of dinner. Guests can order off their regular menu or from a three- or four-course menu.
What is the gingerbread house made of?
- 400 pounds of honey
- 856 pounds of sugar
- 350 pounds of flour
- 100 pounds of ginger powder
- 50 pounds of cinnamon
- 250 eggs
- 10 pounds of nutmeg
- A lot of frosting and candies
Technically, the house is edible. However, it's not recommended you try and take a bite out of the walls.
Reservations are required for dinner. Those can be made by calling 520-572-3401 and will be accepted through Dec. 28.
Dove Mountain did a similar experience last year.
IF YOU GO:
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
13900 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Marana AZ 85658