All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas
Relax and Recharge
If you’re looking for a luxurious escape that truly connects you back to mother nature, look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Located in the Sonoran Desert near Pinnacle Peak, this western, adobe style property blends in perfectly with the beautiful mountains and desert of the surrounding landscape.
Rooms in the resort are spread out across Southwestern style casitas, all with stunning views of the desert and the unique formations of Pinnacle Peak. You can enjoy Scottsdale’s 330 days of sun and the beautiful scenery at the resort’s bi-level, heated pool, where poolside dining is also available.
With its secluded environment on 40 acres of desert, you can be sure to come away from your retreat feeling refreshed and revitalized in mind, body and spirit.
Proof, An American Canteen
Inside the resort, you can dine at Proof, An American Canteen. A charming, casual restaurant featuring inspirational home-style cuisine in an environment, Proof is perfect for drinks with friends or a low-key family dinner. The atmosphere is buzzing with energy every night, with television and games all around, an active bar and a railroad track running through the center of the restaurant.
The bar features whiskey and bourbon, highlighting spirits that are small-batch or craft-distilled. Classic, homestyle American food dominates the menu, offering Maine lobster rolls, ribs smoked in house, and chicken and waffles with various seasonal toppings and syrups available. They also offered a gorgeous, colorful salad filled with fresh vegetables and a delicious, classic grilled chicken sandwich.
Be sure to try the signature pretzel knots with beer cheese like I did, and don’t forget to stop by the old-fashioned soda fountain for dessert. There, you can snack on delicious nostalgic milkshakes, malts, or floats. You can even ask for a spiked version for an adult twist to a childhood classic! I went for a classic scoop of ice cream, topped with whipped cream and nuts.
After you indulge in the delicious food at Proof, head on over to the spa for a relaxing, luxurious, desert-inspired spa treatment or two. The spa offers a variety of spa treatments, wellness services and relaxation experiences, including a steam room and sauna, a design your own aroma activity, and yoga for sports sessions. Many of the treatments feature local or seasonal ingredients, including prickly pear, jojoba, green tea, honey and even the state flower, the saguaro blossom.
Some of the spa’s signature treatments include the Golfer’s Massage (because this resort is quite the golf destination), the Jojoba and Prickly Pear Polish, the Pinnacle Facial, and the Four Seasons in One. Booking a treatment is as easy as calling the spa or simply going online.