It is when you make Rafter Eleven your one-stop shop for every festivity

By Brooke Wasowicz

Just imagine: it’s Thanksgiving morning and the kitchen is full with a few too many chefs. Notes of slow-roasting turkey and candied yams are wafting throughout the house, which is alive with kids running around outside, cousins setting the table, and a grandparent or two taking a nap in the corner as if all this happy chaos wasn’t happening right at their feet. You’re the host of this jolly affair, but as you take in the ambiance you realize that in all your planning for the big Thanksgiving feast you’ve forgotten to provide breakfast for your crew. Luckily, someone has thought ahead and pulled out a plate of scones they pre-ordered from Rafter Eleven for this very moment. The scones are warmed in the oven, breakfast is saved, and everyone is content to continue preparing for the main event.

If you’re new to the area and don’t know much about Rafter Eleven, its claim to fame is its freshly baked scones. They’re are made with a family-owned proprietary recipe and filled with flavors from natural olive oils and balsamic vinegar incorporated into the batter. Head Scone Baker, Arin, determines the daily scone flavor, based on her mood. She is the mastermind behind Rafter Eleven’s famous Blood Orange Chocolate, Pumpkin Chai, and White Chocolate Peppermint scones, just to name a few. The best thing about these scones is that you can pre-order any flavor of your choice for any holiday event. They freeze beautifully if you have a few leftovers. Simply pull them out of the freezer, let them thaw, then pop in the microwave for 22 seconds or until warm in the center before serving! Holiday breakfasts (or any breakfasts, really) just became so much easier. Let Rafter Eleven do the homemade baking for you, while you create memories with family and friends.

Now let’s skip ahead to December. It’s chilly and crisp during the day and the evenings are filled with cozy fires and marshmallows bobbing up and down in hot chocolate, in giant ceramic mugs. The holidays are in full effect, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other type of gathering. Invites to spend time with family and friends are coming in the mail. While it’s always nice to be invited, it’s often hard to know what to bring for the hosts (and it’s impolite to show up to a house empty-handed). Rafter Eleven is the perfect place to create a unique and local gift for your hosts and hostesses. There’s something for the coffee obsessed, the wine lover, the gourmet food aficionado, and the avid learner (think vouchers for our paint-and-sip and cooking classes). You can create your own gift basket or give the Rafter Eleven team a budget and a theme and they can have it ready for pickup upon arrival!

The holidays are meant to be spent with those you love and in a perfect world would be stress-free. Let Rafter Eleven do the hard work for you while you enjoy those who mean the most to you. Holidays are for giving, so why not give a personal gift that shows how much you really care from your favorite local spot Rafter Eleven, the heart of Prescott Valley?

Rafter Eleven is at 2985 N. Centre Court, in Prescott Valley. For more information call 928.227.2050 or visit