Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Situated on the northern slope of the red-rock mountain, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain comprises a cluster of adobe-style buildings in Paradise Valley, where the sun shines approximately 325 days a year. Developed as an exclusive tennis resort in the 1950’s, the property was once a haunt for athletes and celebrities—including Ken Rosewall, Dean Martin, and Elton John. Its complete refurbishment in 2001 only made it swankier; today, the 105 casitas are sleek and modern, with original paintings, oversized soaking tubs with votive candles and signature bath salts, and enormous windows framing panoramic mountain views. The resort still has five championship tennis courts, but there are plenty of quieter pursuits too, like sunrise yoga and lime-blossom spa massages.