Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
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5700 East McDonald Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

Whether lit by the glimmer of the sharp Arizona sun, the twinkling stars blanketing Paradise Valley, or the soft glow of votive candles in the bedroom, the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain seems to be consistently cast in its most flattering light. Ironically, if it weren't for some mega-watt star power, this lovely desert resort may not have existed at all.

In the 1950s, several Hollywood stars (John Ireland, Joanne Dru, and Sydney Chaplin among them) joined forces with architect

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Room Types
CottageHotel SuiteStandalone Room
Recreation & Amenities
ATVing/4WD,Biking,Fitness and Beauty,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Shopping,Sightseeing,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Relax in the scenic splendor of our luxury boutique hideaway on Camelback Mountain overlooking the spectacular views of Paradise Valley. Magnificent casitas and seven private estate homes unlike any other local accommodation provide the ultimate retreat situated on the north slope of Camelback Mountain. Each room offers trend-setting architecture and spectacular views of Paradise Valley and the mountains beyond. Celebrate farm-fresh American cuisine at elements one of the best Scottsdale restaurants in Paradise Valley. Sanctuary touts the evolution of a favorite Scottsdale restaurant that offers a distinctive experience for AZ luxury dining. Spa cuisine and light fare enhance the expanded menu and Scottsdale guests at Sanctuary can customize their in-room dining package for an even more enjoyable stay. Discover the cutting-edge kitchen of Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan where the best local organic produce is used to create seasonal menus. Experience the intimate retreat of spa as one of the top destination spas in the country. Our luxury spa offers a menu of Asian-inspired services in twelve indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Enhanced by distinctive architecture and a breathtaking setting our relaxing zen meditation garden and tranquil reflecting pond provide a relaxing Arizona spa vacation. Luxury spa services and classes in Sanctuarys state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio include Pilates and Yoga as well as fitness and nutrition consultations. In tribute to our spa resorts history Sanctuary also features five championship tennis courts.

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