Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is situated in Scottsdale, AZ, just eight miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Domestic flights from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque all take just over an hour.

The resort is terraced on Camelback Mountain and is architecturally stunning, combining bold geometric lines with plenty of floor-to-ceiling glazing to make the most of its breathtaking backdrop. Set on fifty-three acres, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Arizona is suitable for families, friends, and solo travellers, though it is particularly suited to couples seeking a sophisticated romantic getaway. Photo: Photo: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

»Rooms and Suites

Rooms and Suites


Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa comprises over one hundred casitas and suites, and it also has six private estate homes. The contemporary accommodations enjoy panoramic views of Paradise Valley and include amenities such as a large-screen television, dual-line telephone, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, Asian Neroli toiletries, Yeah Baby robes, and Sanctuary flip-flops.

The accommodations’ chic décor is tailored for comfort as well as style with soft Casa Rovea linens and Simmons Felicity pillow top mattresses. Finishing touches like artwork and photography by local artists and votive candles in the bathroom perfectly complement the custom crafted furnishings and sleek tiling.

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Mountain Casitas

Each Mountain Casita offers five hundred square feet of accommodation that includes a spacious seating area and metallic tiled bathroom with oversized bathtub and separate shower. The bathroom is enhanced by a skylight and complementary bath salts and soaps.

Mountain Suites

Mountain Suites are some of the newest of the resort’s accommodations, and they are available with one or two bedrooms. The one-bedroom Mountain Suite features one thousand square feet of space, while the two-bedroom Mountain Suite extends to one-and-a-half thousand square feet. A large seating area includes a wood-burning fireplace, and some suites also benefit from a private balcony from which to enjoy the splendid views.

Spa Casitas

The multi-level Spa Casitas are positioned within close proximity to the spa and fitness center. The accommodation boasts six hundred-and-fifty square feet that includes a seating area, separate bathroom, and private balcony. Spa Casitas are distinguished by their floor-to-ceiling windows that ensure maximum enjoyment of the beautiful surroundings.

Spa Suites

Spa Suites provide vibrant yet sleek décor in over one thousand square feet of accommodation. The spacious seating area includes a wet bar and a glass rock fireplace, while outdoor facilities consist of a splendid outdoor bathtub and private patio for the ultimate in sun-drenched or starlit relaxation.

Camelback Casitas

The Camelback Casitas benefit from the most picturesque views of Paradise Valley. Within the five hundred square feet of accommodation there is a generous seating area and separate metallic-tiled bathroom with skylight.

Camelback Suites

The Camelback Suites are among the newest of the resort’s accommodations, and they enjoy the best of the resorts views over Paradise Valley. With a choice of one or two bedrooms, the generous accommodation is spread over one thousand or one-and-a-half thousand square feet respectively. The spacious seating area includes a cozy fireplace, and some suites include a private balcony. Photo:

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»Private Estate Homes

Private Estate Homes


The exquisite Private Estate Homes are set dramatically into the mountainside and each offers a wealth of indoor and outdoor accommodation. There are seven Private Estate Homes to choose from, with each offering an individual style and layout. Every unique Private Estate Home has an extensive floor plan with separate living, cooking, and dining areas. Furnishings include indoor and outdoor furniture, oversized chairs and sofas, and beds with super soft Pacific Coast goose down bedding atop Simmons Westbury mattresses.

The Gallery is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary home that includes floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, and a private pool with two decks.

Casa One has charming south-western décor, boasting four bedrooms and four bathrooms over three thousand square feet of accommodation. The outdoor space includes a large private patio with a Jacuzzi and a private tennis court.

Casa Five is decorated in a classic and elegant style and consists of five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. The spacious and well-defined interior living areas are complemented by extensive outdoor features where guests can enjoy spectacular panoramic views. Private outdoor living areas include the multi-level patio, swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, and a fire-bowl surrounded by cushioned chairs and a crescent-shaped sofa – perfect for watching sunsets with loved ones.

Casa Seven offers incredibly spacious contemporary accommodation. This three bedroom, three bathroom home enjoys six thousand square feet of accommodation that includes a sleek kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, comfortable seating areas, and a private movie theatre. The Great Room has a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass to frame the stunning Paradis Valley panorama. Outside there is a private pool and numerous sundecks.

Casa Nine has been recently remodeled and is finished in a classic style. The accommodation extends to almost five thousand square feet and has a master suite and second bedroom in the main house, while two more en suite bedrooms are situated in a separate guest casita, which also has its own kitchenette. The main residence includes an opulent Great Room with a flagstone fireplace and an office area. Outside, landscaping enhances the serene infinity pool, hot tub, and seating area.

Casa Seventeen is a three-bedroom contemporary home with over four thousand square feet of accommodation. The open-plan layout is designed with entertainment in mind and includes a large kitchen, a spacious dining room with a wet bar, and a living room with fireplace. A delightful furnished and covered patio is perfect for al fresco dining. Indoors, the master bedroom has its own private den with breathtaking views, and outdoors there is a private pool and private tennis court.

Spa House is the newest of the resort’s Private Estate Homes. The four-bedroom retreat can be booked together with up to four casitas, making Spa House the ideal base for large gatherings like family get-togethers and corporate retreats. The three-and-a-half thousand square foot accommodation features a movement studio with fitness equipment, lawn with fire-bowls, private pool, and wrap-around patio.

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»Dining at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

Dining at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

An excellent selection of food is available via Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa’s signature Elements Restaurant and Elements Deck, which are open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The Jade Bar also serves food and is open from late morning until late night. Light meals and dishes for sharing are available at the Infinity Pool from late morning until early afternoon. For social or business events and intimate celebrations, there are numerous private indoor and outdoor dining options.

Room service is available twenty-four hours a day, and the in-room dining menu includes the full restaurant menu in addition to special afternoon and overnight fare. There are also extra choices for younger guests like burger, hot dog, macaroni cheese, and French fries. An amenities menu offers treats like chocolate chip cookies, fresh fruit, trail mix, a cheese platter, and a romance package with champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

The resort’s delicious cuisine is American with an Asian twist, with seasonal menus created and overseen by Executive Chef, Beau MacMillan, who is a renowned Food Network celebrity. Dishes include the mouthwatering Seven Spice Hawaiian Opah from the spring dinner menu, which features sesame-roasted eggplant, rock shrimp sticky rice, and a pickled papaya and jalapeño salad.

The Jade Bar is a chic and contemporary venue with ample indoor seating and an outdoor shaded patio with a fireplace. Guests can unwind with a good selection of wines, spirits, beers, and champagnes. However, the imaginative cocktails are the pièce de résistance. Cocktail choices include Emmanuelle’s Request, which has vodka, lychee, cream of coconut, lime and lavender syrup, Scorpion Bowl from the Tiki selection and made with rum, brandy, simple syrup, lemon, orange and orgeat syrup, and Grapefruit Basil with vodka, basil, simple syrup, grapefruit, and lemon. The Jade Bar features live jazz, pop, and R&B music on Friday and Saturday evenings, while on Sunday afternoons there is live music and drinks specials on the patio.

Cocktail-mixing classes called Mixology 101 are held at the Jade Bar every Saturday at noon and teach participants about the history and preparation of three or four cocktails. Private Mixology 101 sessions are also available, and all classes require reservation in advance. Photo:

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»Spa and Fitness Center

Spa and Fitness Center


Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa has an on-site spa centered on a Zen meditation garden and reflecting pond. There is also a fitness center called Full Circuit. Sanctuary Spa has twelve indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with a wide range of Asian-inspired therapies, treatments, and massages to choose from. There are ten facials on offer, including the Men’s Age Defying Facial, and a dozen massages such as Swedish, deep tissue, couple’s and in-harmony, which features two massage therapists working in tandem.

There is also an innovative class called Massage 101 that teaches couples how to massage each other using professional techniques. The array of treatments also includes various body mask wraps and therapies using Reiki, Shiatsu, and acupuncture. Unusual body treatments include an aquatic massage called Watsu and Tao of Golf, which implements Thai, therapeutic, and resistance techniques to warm, stretch, and release tired muscles. Specialty services include hypnotherapy, mediation, tarot, astrology, and numerology. The four-day Satori Wellness Retreat is available to those seeking a customized spa break.

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»Weddings & Conferences

Weddings & Conferences

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is the perfect venue for events and celebrations. A special Ceremony Package is available for wedding parties, and the resort is able to cater for groups of between fifteen and one hundred-and-fifty in size. The spectacular mountain backdrop creates an idyllic setting, while carefully landscaped grounds, a fairytale glass-enclosed ballroom, and a superb chef make Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa a great choice for Arizona weddings.

The new Spa House at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is ideal for reunions, and the four-bedroom home can be expanded as necessary with the addition of up to four casitas. Spa House incorporates living accommodations with entertaining areas and fitness and leisure facilities within the tranquil setting of Paradise Valley.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa is an inspirational venue for business meetings and events. It boasts numerous indoor and outdoor solutions, and the finest amenities are on hand, as is the dedicated service of the resort’s expert staff. The Spa House accommodation provides an excellent base for corporate retreats and overnight stays. Photo:

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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa has an expert concierge team at guests’ disposal, and they are able to assist with reservations, recommendations and any special requests.

The resort is pet-friendly and welcomes cats and dogs of up to fifty pounds in weight. Pet friendly areas can be found throughout the resort but animals are not permitted in the Private Estate Homes, Elements Restaurant, Jade Bar, in the pool area, or in the spa. A non-refundable deposit is required for guests visiting with pets.

Extra services are available for a Daily Resort Fee. These services include valet parking, telephone calls, newspaper delivery, in-room tea and coffee service, nightly candlelight turndown service, access to the business center, access to Sanctuary Spa, and use of the Full Circuit fitness center.

5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 website, Phone: 855-245-2051

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