Whether you’re a foodie, fitness fanatic, an entertainment seeker or simply looking for some cool sips, summertime at Sanctuary fits the bill. I checked in for 24 hours of pure luxury at this mountain side retreat and let me tell you- it was heavenly! The views throughout the property are a highlight to anyone visiting the resort and the newly redesigned spa is top notch. From interactive activities including paddle board yoga and cooking classes to relaxing in style in the spa’s soothing quiet room there is something for everyone at this Paradise Valley oasis.
If you haven’t been to Sanctuary Resort on Camelback Mountain you are truly missing out on their sprawling views and well known celebrity chef driven restaurant, Elements. The 53 acres of land situated up the mountain are home to resort residences, scenic walking paths, and mountain suites like the one we checked in to. Our room was HUGE and featured natural sky lights and of course a killer balcony. The bathroom here was serious #bathroomgoals but you will just have to take my word for it, check out my instagram story today, or book a stay and see it for yourself! Always a sucker for pool food, the menu and options at the Sanctuary pool were the best I’ve seen all summer. My hubby opted for a Korean BBQ quesadilla (which I forced him to share with me) and I had a great chopped salad. The pool side cocktails are strong and expertly mixed to the point of losing track of how many I ordered. #sorrynotsorry
Here are a few more highlights of the property!
If you’re looking for health and wellness…
Elevate your yoga experience with Paddle Board Yoga. Classes are held in the Infinity pool at 7 a.m. every Thursday through Sunday for just $55 per person.
Guests can escape the heat at the Sanctuary Spa. The 60-minute Swedish Massage and Sanctuary Jewel Facial drop to $119 midweek and $139 weekend (regularly $175/$185). Post treatment, guests can relax in the new Women’s Quiet Room – a windowless, cocoon-like escape designed for tranquility that opened this year. And day guests that enjoy a Monday-Thursday spa treatment receive access to the spa and amenities—including the infinity pool, lap pool, steam room, whirlpools, relaxation lounges and fitness center—for the entire day.
If you’re looking to dine at one the BEST restaurants in town…
Simmer down to a three-course meal by Food Network favorite Executive Chef Beau MacMillan at elements restaurant. Available for $49 per person (plus 50 percent off select wine bottles), not including tax and gratuity from Sunday to Wednesday, June 3 through Aug. 30.
Impress friends with new skills after a culinary lesson from Chef Carl Ruiz, Master Mixologist Tony AbouGanim and Chef Danny Grant. Lunch and dinner events will be Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11, 25 and Sept. 1.
End the weekend on a high note with Sunday brunch at elements from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A must-try on the a la carte menu: black truffle benedict on English muffin with breakfast potatoes, nueske’s bacon, grilled asparagus and foie gras hollandaise.
If you love a cocktail more than anything in the world on a hot day…
Cool off at jade bar during The Pour (a very happy two hours) with refreshing drink specials every Monday through Friday between 4 and 6 p.m.
The sounds of jazz, pop and R&B vocalists take hold at jade bar on Friday evenings from 8 to 11 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. When the sun sets, Jaded Nights begins (9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 13-Aug. 26). Choose from food and drink specials like $9 craft cocktails, $8 Korean Wings, $10 Jade Burger or the $2.50 oyster special.
Perfect for a sleepy Saturday afternoon pick-me-up, Mixology 101 features Sanctuary mixologists sharing techniques and tastings of four innovative cocktail creations. Courses are held at noon each Saturday except Aug. 4, 11, 25 and Sept. 1. Reservations required and first timers will receive 15% off food during their class.
The heat is on for the region’s best bartenders. Sanctuary’s Bar Brawl is back for its fourth season with new additions and surprises on Sundays, July 15-Aug. 26 – more details coming soon. I can tell you there will be a new chef pop-up experience, with a special happy hour menu crafted by a local celebrity chef at each Bar Brawl event. Also, each week’s Lunch & Learn celebrity will serve as a guest judge. On Friday’s, guest bartenders will create Red Bull specialty cocktails from 9 to 10:30 p.m., with the guest favorite featured at Sunday’s Bar Brawl.
For more information on current specials or to book a stay click HERE