A Boutique Retreat in Arizona

Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale

Experience a dreamy desert escape. Set in the shadow of Camelback Mountain in the town of Paradise Valley, Mountain Shadows sits just ten minutes from Old Town Scottsdale’s renowned dining, shopping, nightlife, and art galleries. It set the benchmark for desert luxury and distinctive design when it first opened in 1959. Reopened in 2017, it’s been completely re-envisioned from the ground up. Contemporary design is infused with a dash of 1950s modernism and abundant natural light. Choose from chic resort guestrooms and two-story lofts in the luxurious wing of residences.

For foodies, there is plenty to enjoy on property. Hearth ’61 is the culinary focal point, serving ingredient-driven cuisine made with time-honored flavor pairings and cooking styles rich in tradition. Enjoy dishes from renowned Chef Charles Wiley, craft cocktails, local brews and an extensive wine selection. The restaurant’s bright dining room spills out onto the scenic patio and a unique, oval-shaped bar. Did we mention the sunset saberings every Friday feature Veuve Clicquot?

For some relaxation under the palms, spend your afternoon at The Citizens Club and enjoy two pools, private cabanas, and colorful cocktails. Plus, take advantage of complimentary fitness classes including Pilates, deep stretch yoga, and cardio kickboxing. Feeling artsy? Explore the latest exhibition at The Gallery, a curated space that features talented local artists.

Let a good night’s sleep be the foundation for a beautiful day in the desert with the resort’s Moon & Stars Sleep Package. Start your evening routine by making a cup of Golden Moon Milk. Inspired by Ayurvedic wellness, it contains turmeric to combat inflammation, lavender and cardamom to aid in relaxation, and restorative plants including reishi and blue lotus. Kick-start your wellness journey with a 90-day sleep journal and add a dash of Star Dust Pillow Mist to your pillow, featuring a sedative blend of lavender floral water, cedarwood, and Himalayan pink salt. When you’re ready to start dreaming, grab the Brooklinen constellation eye mask and enjoy the cool, soothing feel of mulberry silk.

Ready for the ultimate bubble bath? Reserve an Immerse Guestroom or one of The Residences and book the Bath Butler Experience. It comes with chocolate-dipped strawberries, plenty of bubbles for your soak, tea light candles, and a bottle of wine. The experience also includes two full-sized, luxurious keepsake items – Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak and a handmade soy wax candle by Vim + Vigor.

For a uniquely soothing audio experience, reserve a Serene Sound Bathing & Meditation session. Local wellness expert Cortney Halstead will guide you through a 45-minute sound bathing experience in your guestroom or suite. Experience true tranquility as the tones and vibrations of the crystal bowls relax your thoughts, enhance lymph flow, and increase blood circulation. The session also incorporates mindful meditation and breath control to enter you into a state of deep relaxation.

Round out the resort experience with a tee time. Mountain Shadows boasts one of the only 18-hole, par-3 courses in Arizona. The Short Course has an emphasis on fun for the casual golfer as well as the serious player, featuring dramatic views of iconic Camelback Mountain. The course is playable in under three hours, leaving time for beers and bites at Rusty’s (or poolside lounging). 

Treat yourself to a true boutique experience at Mountain Shadows that’s relaxing yet invigorating. The resort’s iconic views and Paradise Valley location create a true sense of retreat, while the best of the Valley is still easily accessible – from iconic hikes to award-winning restaurants and shopping.

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