C California Style

The sun setting over the 150-acre resort.
The Clubhouse exterior.
The scenic two-mile loop.

Ranch Life

by C California Style

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Canyon Ranch, the leader in luxury health and wellness retreats with locations nationwide and on luxury cruise liners…

is not taking it easy, so to speak. In the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by saguaro cactus and nestled in a quiet Tucson neighborhood (just over an hour’s flight from LAX, followed by a scenic 45-minute drive), lies the tranquil 150-acre resort.

Even before you arrive, your personal journey has most likely begun through the ever-available concierge, advisers and specialists. Once you’re on the property, there are at least four expert-instructed fitness classes offered every hour (from aerial yoga to zumba), in addition to a multitude of walks, hikes, bike rides, a state-of-the-art gym, a spirit lodge, pools and, of course, the spa.

Topping the priority list are the seated (a welcome reprieve) meals in the dining room, which serves an ever-changing menu of seasonal calorie-conscious items. They may be low cal, but you will never go hungry (unless that’s part of your plan).

With expertise at this well-tested resort ranging from acupuncturists to spiritual advisers, after just a few days, you’ll leave this therapeutic oasis as your very best self—inside and out. From $3,310 per person for three nights (double occupancy); canyonranch.com.

Written and edited by Jenny Murray.
PHOTOS: Courtesy Canyon Ranch.