Desert Chic: Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North

Four Seasons Scottsdale

Wedged into the lunar landscape of Pinnacle Peak, Arizona’s swanky Four Seasons Scottsdale resort and spa has long left guests breathless. Little wonder─sequestered in an arid and intimate setting far from the maddening crowd, it boasts 210 sun-bleached casitas linked by saguaro cacti dotted pathways and breathtaking views. Now they offer something to really get your heartrate up, the new Desert Preservation Hike. After a rigorous trek to the top of Pinnacle Peak and a specialized yoga session on top, participants help sustain the unique ecosystem by planting a cactus or native plant.

Afterwards, enjoy one of their signature priority-caliber pamperings like the moonlight massage, a late night rub in the comfort of your latilla-covered patio terrace under the star-sprinkled skies. Or you can opt for the signature Willow Herbal Wrap, a Native American tradition, where you’re wrapped up in a willow cocoon with herbal infusion. Spread out beneath a majestic mountain of boulders in the secluded Sonoran desert, these 40 acres of rugged terrain (about 45 minutes from Phoenix) have become a stomping ground for young Hollywood like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair. Kick back and lounge at the 6,000 square foot bi-level pool or catch the sunset while tossing down a few tequila shots next to the wood burning kiva, with a bird’s eye view of the Valley and the golfing at Troon North. And if the on-hand telescopes aren’t enough, sign up for a hot air-balloon ride. Just don’t forget your SPF 50!  (1-800-332-3442). Rooms from  $525 with suites starting at  $950 per night, double occupancy; look for third night free deals as well.

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1 Comment

  1. Dolly on April 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s iprmeissng me! 🙂

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