Are you craving an unforgettable girlfriend getaway in the Arizona desert? Look no further than Mountain Shadows Resort. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, this luxury resort offers unbeatable views, excellent dining options, and a list of impressive amenities.
Mountain Shadows Resort
Mountain Shadows Resort was originally built in 1959 below Camelback Mountain, but it wasn’t until renovations in 2017 that the resort became a symbol of luxury.
The serene desert surroundings and the stunning architecture have made Mountain Shadows Resort an icon.
The boutique resort offers 42 residences and suites in its luxury wing and 183 guestrooms.
Location and How to Get There
Mountain Shadows Resort is situated just 4 miles from downtown Scottsdale and less than half a mile from Camelback Mountain.
The resort’s address is: 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (855-485-1417)
Whether you want to enjoy a low-key vacation or desert adventure, Mountain Shadows is close to the area’s most notable attractions, including:
- Shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park, Scottsdale Fashion Square, or in downtown Scottsdale
- Outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, and golfing
- Museums and art galleries
The resort’s 183 guestrooms are designed to serve as personal retreats for guests. Each space is open and luxurious, featuring contemporary and mid-century modern design.
Rooms are outfitted with:
- Luxurious, plush bedding
- Cocktail carts and recipes
- Custom furniture
Most rooms also feature stunning floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the surrounding desert.
The Presidential Suite faces Camelback Mountain, and the Immerse Guestrooms offer freestanding bathtubs with spectacular views of the mountain.
Mountain Shadows also features a three-story luxury wing with 42 residents and suites.
Hotel Amenities and Perks
Guest amenities and services include:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Car rental
- Courtesy Car (Tesla Model X)
- Sanctuary Resort Spa access
- Valet parking
- Dry cleaning and laundry service
- 24-hour room service
- Bell service
- Personal concierge
Pools and Fitness Center
The Citizens Club is where guests can get moving or unwind. The club features pools and a high-tech fitness center for guests to enjoy.
Named one of the “Hottest Hotel Pools” by Vogue, Mountain Shadows Resorts has two 75-foot pools to relax and play in. Both pools offer views of the nearby mountains. Guests can dine on healthy fare and sip cocktails while taking in the scenery.
Cabana rentals are also available. Cabanas have daybeds and enough space for up to eight people. Saturday rentals also include a chip and dip platter along with your choice of a bottle of rose or six beers.
The fitness center offers 60-minute classes, like TRX, yoga, or Pilates. Workout equipment is also available if you want to follow your own routine. If you prefer the outdoors, book a guided hike and enjoy unforgettable views of the Valley of the Sun.
For a true wellness experience, you can book a luxurious in-room massage for up to 120 minutes.
Restaurant and Exhibition Kitchen
The resort’s famed restaurant Hearth ‘61 is led by Executive Chef Charles Wiley. The restaurant’s name pays tribute to the year Paradise Valley officially became a town and the hearth oven used to cook their signature dishes.
Dining in the restaurant is an experience in itself, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the welcoming outdoor patio.
Hearth ‘61 serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. Local and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. The restaurant also features an exhibition kitchen.
After your meal, head over to the sunken bar and lounge to relax and unwind.
Golf Short Course with a Grill and Lounge
Over at the Short Course, guests can play a quick round, with 18 par-3 holes. The course was redesigned by Forrest Richardson to make it enjoyable for both novice and experienced players.
After a round or two, guests can head over to the patio and lounge or head over to the pro shop to load up on gear.
The Gallery at Mountain Shadows regularly hosts museum-level exhibitions. New works are displayed seasonally. Don’t miss their opening receptions, which feature talks with the artist and complimentary wine from the resort’s restaurant.
PV Mercantile is the resort’s unique boutique. Here you’ll find local products and home décor as well as travel essentials, like:
- Locally-sourced Press Coffee
- The resort’s shampoo with its signature Desert Sweetgrass scent
- Red flower lotion
Mountain Shadows offers more than 15,000 square feet of indoor event space and over 25,000 square feet of outdoor event space.
The Paradise Ballroom spans an impressive 4,300 square feet and gives you access to a spacious outdoor terrace with views of Camelback Mountain.
The Camelback Overlook outdoor space features a rooftop deck and unrivaled views of the mountains.
The resort is well-equipped for hosting weddings and corporate events. As a venue, they offer:
- Catering options
- 75” televisions
- Plug-in house sound
- Projection screens
- iPad reader boards
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Specials and Promotions
Mountain Shadows offers a number of specials and promotions throughout the year.
Work From Paradise
Spend your workdays at Mountain Shadows. Gain access to a guestroom and the pool from 9 am through 5 pm along with:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Free parking
- $25 dining credit
Advance Purchase Rate
Pre-pay to receive 10% off the resort’s best rate. You must reserve at least two days in advance and put down a non-refundable deposit.
4th Night Free
Get your fourth night free when you book three consecutive nights (blackout dates do apply).
Sip, Saber and Savor
An immersive, intimate culinary experience for two people. This experience also includes a special welcome with chocolate-covered strawberries.
The Romance Package includes a full bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
A special welcome package featuring margarita mix, salsa, chips and fresh guacamole.
Mountain Shadows Resorts offers a true one-of-a-kind, luxurious experience and the perfect backdrop for your girlfriend getaway. Whether you want to relax by the pool, indulge in fine dining, or play a round of golf, there’s something for everyone at this resort. Plus, it’s just a short drive away from some of the area’s best attractions.
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