When the West was still wild, I’m sure Arizona’s cowboys and cowgirls fantasized about an oasis in the desert like the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Where an outside garden shower washes away the dust, outdoor fireplaces illuminate the desert landscape, and the American canteen Proof serves up hearty portions of chicken and waffles, New York steak, and a choice of more than 50 microbrews.
Sadly the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale opened in 1999, so those cowboys and cowgirls had to make due with far more mediocre offerings. Today, anyone looking for a luxury escape and the best of the West will find everything they need at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale – even if they decide to leave their spurs at home.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Location
The Four Seasons Resort, thoughtfully built into the hills surrounding Pinnacle Peak Park, is the perfect location to experience the best of Scottsdale, known as the “West’s Most Western Town.” Enjoy special privileges at the championship golf courses of Troon North Golf Club, walk to Pinnacle Peak (one of Scottsdale’s most popular hiking trails) in minutes, and then there is nearby Cave Creek, Arizona – the town “Where the Wild West Lives.”
Whether you pack your boots or leave them at home, you can experience a taste of the Wild West in Cave Creek Arizona. Located only 20 minutes by car from the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, Cave Creek lives up to its slogan, “Where the Wild West Lives.” With horses hitched outside coffee shops and bulls ready to ride, I expected to see tumbleweed blowing through Cave Creek’s sun-scorched streets and a sheriff on horseback. But this was just my vivid imagination running wild in this charming Western town.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Amenities
Back at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, the fun continues with margarita making classes at Saguaro Blossom restaurant, fitness and yoga, family movie nights under the stars, and enough time for a poolside siesta while the kids make new friends at the complimentary Kids for All Seasons program.
The Best Time to Visit Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Regardless of when you go, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is ready when you want to experience the best of the West! We visited in late August – one last vacation before school. We hiked, swam, ate like cowboys and girls at the on-site American canteen Proof, and had a blast exploring Cave Creek, Arizona.
During the winter months, visitors enjoy Scottsdale’s abundant sunshine, mild daytime temperatures, and brisk evenings. By February, the mercury starts to climb and desert flowers begin to colour the landscape. Any time you can get away is the best time to visit the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale – the resort offers seasonal activities, the hiking trails and golf courses are open year-round, and I sense that things are always a bit wild in Cave Creek!
Travel Tips – Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
- The Five-Diamond Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is located 40 minutes (48 km) by car from the Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. Plan to rent a car at the airport so you can drive to Cave Creek, the hiking trails in the nearby McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the 50 golf courses in Scottsdale, and the numerous shopping malls. It takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the car rental facility at Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport – the shuttle service is frequent and attendants will assist with luggage.
- Visit the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale website to learn more about the property, read about special offers, and make a reservation.
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Although I enjoyed a media rate at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, my opinions are always my own. If I don’t love a resort, I won’t recommend it.