Twinkle, twinkle, little star takes on a whole new meaning in Scottsdale. Welcome to the suite life at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Everything about this luxury resort is sweet, but the recent upgrades to the 22 suites on this Arizona property had me seeing stars. That’s right, stars. All Scottsdale Troon North suites come with high-powered telescopes in room and turndown service includes a constellation chart for bringing those Arizona starry nights into focus.
This was not my first time exploring the Sonoran desert, but it was my first encounter with Pinnacle Peak and the many amenities of this Native American-inspired property with adobe-styled architecture.
The suite upgrades included fresh coats of vibrant paint to bring out the Arizona desert colors in bloom, rugs that you might find in your own home and lamps and upholstery that highlight a “sense of place” in Scottsdale. Needless to say, I felt very at home in my spacious casita with a balcony overlooking the pool.
My visit took place in October with ideal not-too-hot weather and cool nights. I loved the smell of wood-burning in chiminea fireplaces as I walked to my king casita suite at night. I had a fireplace in my room, but it wasn’t necessary. Sitting on the patio, watching the sunset into the desert, now that was necessary!
Guests may be as active or relaxed as they see fit at this resort. The property offers multiple pools, direct shuttle service to Troon North Golf Club, a fitness center, tennis, yoga classes and lovely spa. For the outdoor lovers, a hiking trail is offered on property up to Pinnacle Peak and for those wanting to explore the Sonoran desert from another vantage point, there’s always horseback riding.
One of Four Seasons unique signature Extraordinary Experiences is their Cowboy for a Day package with Arizona Cowboy College. Guests will connect with their inner cowgirl or cowboy for a one day experience on a working ranch in Scottsdale. The package may be dressed up with cowboy boots and a western cowboy hat to help you shed the ‘desk jockey’ look for an additional charge.
Return back to the resort for dinner at Southwest-inspired Talavera restaurant or head to Proof, a casual canteen-styled gathering spot for homestyle comfort food and killer desert views. I didn’t make it to Saguaro Blossom, the casual poolside dining spot, but I did enjoy a multi-colored sunset from outside the Onyx Bar & Lounge.
Guest room rates start around $329 per night and up, depending on room type and time of year. Check the website for current prices and package deals. You can also compare prices at Hotels.com or Priceline.
Article and photos by Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown. Nancy was hosted by Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, however, all opinions are her own.