This Dreamy Oasis Hidden in the Arizona Desert Is the Perfect Socially Distant Vacation

Castle Hot Springs in Arizona is reopening in early September.

As far as 2020 travel goes this year is all about domestic getaways. Though at first glance that may feel like you're being deprived of something, that emotion quickly dissipates when you realize that means you get to travel to places like Castle Hot Springs in Arizona.

In October 2019, Castle Hot Springs reopened its doors for the first time in 43 years, welcoming guests to a true wellness retreat. It sadly had to shutter its doors once again due to the coronavirus, however, it's preparing to welcome travelers again soon. So it's time you learned more about the hotel in preparation to book your stay.

Castle Hot Springs Outdoor Space with Fire
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Perhaps the best part about this hotel is its "digital detox" philosophy, which means guests can truly unwind, find peace, and disconnect. And, thanks to its location just a few hours outside of Phoenix, it means guests can easily make the drive to the resort with ease.

At the remote resort, guests will feel like they are away from all of their troubles while still getting to experience all the high-end amenities we've all come to adore in some of the world's finest hotels.

Aerial view of swimming hole
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While staying at the hotel, guests will have a truly all-inclusive experience with farm-to-table meals, their choice of activities like yoga and meditation, horseback riding, farm tours, guided hikes, and even activities like archery, golf, and e-bike rides.

Guests also gain access to a few more calming areas including the hotel's mineral-rich hot springs and can walk anywhere they wish on the hotel's gorgeous 210-acre property.

Waterfall with Palm Trees
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The adults-only (16 and older) resort includes the option of booking a three-bedroom Historic Cottage, which happens to be a restored dwelling dating back to the early 1900s. Guests can also book one of 12 hillside bungalows, 17 sky view cabins, or a room in the main lodge.

Cabins at Castle Hot Springs
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The hotel plans to re-open its doors this fall, on Sept. 3, 2020, with a whole new set of health and safety guidelines. This will include new cleaning procedures, social distancing guidelines, and spa treatments following all CDC recommendations. All of which adds up to a domestic destination worth driving a few extra miles for.

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