Travel, The Sanctuary, Thankful

Spa Foyer, Sanctuary Resort

So many things for which to be thankful.  Today, I’m thinking of safe travels.  I wish everyone making journeys this turkey week a swift, good and safe experience.

Travel and holidays can be stressful so I’ve put together these photos from our stay last summer from The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona.  If you’re a local, it’s a wonderful place to rejuvenate and if you visit from out of town, you won’t be disappointed!  The grounds and the spa truly evoked “serenity,” it was a wonderful sanctuary.  Sharing serenity~

"Praying Monk"

Camelback Mountain is to the west of The Sanctuary.  Its views include this, “The Praying Monk.”  The photo is taken from within the Spa meditation area where the water running spills your cares away.  Ahhhhh…

I had the Wild Lime-Blossom treatment and all I can tell you is that I will definitely be going back!

View from in front of the room

"Praying Monk" from closer elevation, outside the entrance to our room

We stayed in one of the Mountainside Casitas – all rooms have a contemporary feel.

This resort is one of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World.”




Master Suite

Master Suite

View north from the balcony

View north from the balcony

If you plan a visit, just to mention to you: the grounds are vast and hilly – you’ll be walking inclines (if you workout on an inclined treadmill or hike/climb regularly you’ll be in shape for this.  I recommend not wearing flip-flops – cramped calves!) It’s also mood-lit at night so you will have to tred lightly (they supply a small keychain flashlight which is great.)  They all have a golf cart service so you don’t even have to walk much if you choose not to.  I definitely recommend taking the golf cart back to the room after that massage!

No matter where you are, treat yourself well (be thankful for you!) and Happy Thanksgiving!


1 Comment

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One response to “Travel, The Sanctuary, Thankful

  1. wifsie

    The first photograph is impressive. I first thought it was a beam of light falling down then I realized that it was light coming through the door (or shutters?). Now I feel the light is rising from the bowl (?) on the floor. It’s unreal!
    You have a natural talent for taking great pictures and you can write too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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