Driving up to the Four Seasons Scottsdale, a friendly valet welcomed us with a bottle of water and glass of hibiscus tea, before entering the lobby. Inside is a very pleasing signature “desert rose” Four Seasons scent that lingers, as the well trained and attentive staff check guests in.
Entering one of the deluxe adobe-style casitas, we admired the saltillo tile flooring, high ceiling, spacious living area, custom king bed and cozy corner gas-burning fireplace. A large sofa folded out into a bed for our teenage daughter. Walking out onto a large private terrace, we looked out onto the bi-level lagoon-style pools and panoramic view of the serrated Pinnacle mountain peaks and boulders. Furnishings and decor are inspired by Sonoran desert sunsets.
For families or those seeking the ultimate accommodations, the Prescott two-bedroom suite offers three private patios, a heated plunge pool and telescope for late nigh stargazing. The Pinnacle three-bedroom suite sleeps up to nine guests. There are two king beds and two double beds, plus rollaway beds if needed in this private 3,000 sq. ft. casita.
Donning our swimsuits, we swam in the saltwater heated to 84 degrees pool. Nearby is a quieter lower level adult pool with plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun or under a shady umbrella. There is also a large lagoon design whirlpool tub that can accommodate up to 25 guests.
Set in the majestic Sonoran Desert, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North offers a variety of outdoor adventures. Complimentary shuttles in one of the six Mercedes Benz cars can take golfers to two nearby world-class golf courses.
Another popular activity is hiking from the resort’s trailhead to Pinnacle Peak Park. My daughter and I took a scenic trail on a smooth path and read informational signs to educate us about the flora and fauna. At every turn there were panoramic valley views.
After a hike to the top of the peak, we visited the spa and learned the alchemistas in the aroma design bar create custom essential oils and body butters to apply during a healing treatment.
While leaving the spa, we noticed the staff was setting up for a wedding on the Fountain Terrace with Pinnacle Peak as a backdrop. The resort’s wedding team provides everything a bride and groom need for an intimate Sonoran wedding to a lavish Grand Ballroom style epic event.
Stopping at the contemporary Gin Bar, guests were enjoying libations from the Spanish inspired menu. With over 20 different gins, the mixologists prepare Spanish versions of a gin and tonic. The bar also serves seasonal sangrias, wine, beer, sherry and cider, as well as tapas before dinner at Talavera restaurant.
Dinner at the modern Spanish steakhouse on the covered terrace at Talavera, we sat near a long fire pit, while taking in the dramatic desert views, and enjoying the chef’s vibrant Latin dishes using local ingredients to enhance proteins from the sea and land.
Walking back to our casita, we ordered room service for dessert before bed. A staff member brought us freshly baked warm chocolate chip cookies and a bottle of milk.
In the morning, my daughter and I enjoyed a lavish breakfast buffet at Proof Canteen. The eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, sweet potato hash and yogurt, granola and fresh fruit parfaits were some of our favorites.
For the ultimate family desert vacation, the Four Seasons Scottsdale won’t disappoint your senses.
Another Four Seasons Scottsdale review was feature in JUSTLUXE on April 9, 2019.