Instead of choosing a Scottsdale hotel in the middle of downtown where all the hustle and bustle is, why not pick a sweet retreat amid jaw-dropping desert views and towering Saguaro cacti? That’s what you get with an adobe casita at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
The property is truly a place where you can leave your stress behind and relax. With two outdoor pools (plus a children’s wading pool, for family travelers) and a spa stacked with a variety of treatments, guests can easily spend their entire time just chilling out and recharging. But outdoor fans will be pleased with the two tennis courts, championship golf courses of Troon North Golf Club and access to nearby hiking and biking trails.
The 210 guest rooms, including 22 luxury suites, are located in 25 mostly one- or two-level casitas. Each room has a terrace or balcony and beautiful desert views. The spacious rooms include down pillows and duvets, plush bathrobes, a tea/coffee maker, an iHome alarm clock, LCD flat-screen TV, CD and DVD player and twice-daily housekeeping. Internet access and parking are among the additional services covered by the $20 per day resort fee. Rates start at $179 per night and vary, depending on type of room and time of year.
The spa has a wealth of options to choose from, whether you’re a traditionalist looking for a great Swedish massage, or willing to try something new—like my favorite, the Four Seasons in One signature treatment (involving massage, a light skin exfoliation and a soothing wrap). Suffering from so much stress that just one treatment won’t do? Sign up for a package and spend the whole day in the spa. The desert will always be there tomorrow.
The resort’s on-site restaurants will have you wondering why you’d even want to leave the property. From Talavera’s classic Southwestern steakhouse menu to Proof’s American canteen style (complete with small batch and craft distilled spirits), your hunger pangs are well taken care of. Add the Saguaro Blossom (the poolside café and bar) and the Onyx Bar & Lounge, and you may just have difficulty deciding where to eat every day.
Remember, you can always work off those food and drink indulgences with a hike in the desert. Or not.
Article and photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson.