I've been coming to Ten Thousand Waves for over 25 years and it just keeps getting better.
I've stayed in their casitas during winter, spring, summer, and fall. Now we spend about 3 to 4 weeks here every summer. I've written reviews in the past, all excellent ratings. DOG FRIENDLY
If you are seeking a beautiful, quiet and serene place to destress and relax, with total privacy, this is for you. If you decide to have some spa treatments, they are available steps away. If you want to relax in a private hot tub, it's here. If you want Japanese food, there's a restaurant. If you want some Haagen-Das chocolate ice cream, it's here.
Japanese robes are provided and fresh ones replace the worn ones each day. Additionally, if you want to wear them, rubber flip flops are provided. Many of the casitas have wood burning fireplaces, grills for outside cooking, and spacious interiors.
All casitas have kitchen facilities and are stocked with coffee, tea, breakfast food and snacks. There are wonderful dark chocolates, shaped like Buddahas, put on your pillow each day after housekeeping has finished. If your stay is long enough to have laundry that needs washing, there is a washing facility available.
Each casita has a different floor plan and is decorated with the highest quality Japanese items. The bathrooms are spectacular. The beds are exceptionally comfortable, bed linens are 1st rate, and the duvets are to die for.
The landscaping is extensive and maintained with the eye of master gardeners. It's a mixture of Santa Fe and Japan…very well done and improved every year (hard to believe it could get any better).
The staff is outstanding and willing to assist with whatever you want. If you cannot figure out how to work the (pick one: television, dvd, stereo, phone, stove, coffee press, whatever) they will quickly and willingly help.
If you have difficulty climbing the stairs to the spa, there is a car and driver on the property and they will quickly drive you to the spa or the restaurant, and back to your casita.
The only problem we have is to be able to extend our stay each visit because rooms book up a year in advance (there are usually rooms available for short stays). The on-line reservation system is great: you can see what is available on what dates, the cost, a floor plan of the casita and photos of the rooms. Nonetheless, you need to call the reservations department asap to actually book the room.
In conclusion, we return to Ten Thousand Waves for a month each year because, for luxurious serenity, this is the best it gets (and yet, it gets better each year with their constant improvements).