It’s like getting away from it all, without going away. This 33,000-square-foot temple of body-pampering pleasure features a private swimming pool and labyrinth-like zen footpath, in addition to a superb suite of steam rooms and revitalizing saunas.
It’s a true purpose-built, dedicated spa complex – instantly distinguishable from the converted gym-and-locker-room setups you find at many Valley resorts. Fronted by chef de cuisine Nicholas Hertel, the resort’s on-site Palo Verde restaurant takes resort dining up a notch with Arizona-sourced produce (melons from Nogales, pumpkins from Prescott) and innovative Southwestern cuisine (chipotle-cured duck).
Seemingly a dimension apart from the Valley, these are the same views that inspired cereal heiress Lois Kellogg Maur to build a finishing school for well-to-do debutantes in the 1940s called Crescent Moon Ranch.
Now it’s among the Valley’s premier staycation spots.
P-Body, who plays popular songs by everybody from Michael Jackson to Maroon 5. Evening: Dine at Wright’s, where everything – from the classic Waldorf salad to filet of sirloin in a bone marrow demi-glace – tastes like nirvana.