I have been to Canyon Ranch with a friend, as a solo traveller and on this most recent 10 day stay in June, with my husband.
Canyon Ranch caters to much more than the stereotypical group of ladies on a quest to be pampered in a top notch spa while they "eat clean". Although there is some of that, it seems that everyone I speak with on the ranch comes with a different goal - be it spiritual, medical, relationships, fitness, pampering or a good customized mix of all of the above - and Canyon Ranch manages to deliver on everyone's objectives.
Across my trips just some of my goals have been: to detox, to quit smoking, to get my golf short game tuned up, to drop out and de-stress, to shake up old the workout routine, to re-kickstart great eating habits, etc... What is amazing is that one destination can consistently over deliver on whatever goal I can come up with. That paired with the fact that I truly feel like I am on vacation but instead of say Europe or Hawaii, where I come back from holiday with an extra 5lbs clinging on my mid-section and a hangover, I come back from Canyon Ranch feeling healthy, happy and ready to conquer almost anything.
It is very much worth noting that my husband - who had some minor reservations about 10 days on the Ranch - absolutely loved it and is looking forward to heading back down before the end of the year (and could easily enjoy a longer stay than 10 days). The sports options (Wallyball, Pickleball, Biking, Hiking, Golf, Tennis, etc), "try new things" classes and the amazing gym & Men's Locker Room/Spa Lounge paired with relaxing poolside, catching World Cup matches in the killer TV room with other cool guests and consistently great & healthy meals resulted in a trip he very much enjoyed, a few pounds gone, upped muscle mass and a general sense of feeling fantastic.
As other reviewers mention:
The food is wonderful
The staff are exceptional (special shout-outs to Edgar who took such amazing care of us, the entire crew at The Double U who were just plain fantastic, the diverse and best-in-class instructors who are all incredible and the often overlooked but always helpful & friendly locker room/spa lounge attendants)
The rooms are simple and a bit dark to offset the insane desert heat, but spotless & very comfortable
Note to first time guests:
The shared laundry rooms are convenient and the spa is well stocked with toiletries you may need, so when you think about your packing list keep it VERY light. I always feel as though I have overpacked - even in just a small carry on. I have an overly honed packing list - message me and I can provide it if you are interested.
Note to all guests:
Please follow the rules, if for no other reason, out of respect of your fellow CR visitors. There is a no cell phone policy in public spaces which I saw way too many people ignore This rule helps to maintain the sanctity of the experience. I promise you that your call from a co-worker, your spouse or your sister is no more or less important than any call another person would get who, out of respect for all in ear shot, calls back from their room or in a designated cell phone area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Life Enhancement Program®, held year-round at our beautiful, self-contained Life Enhancement Center, has been called "the heart of Canyon Ranch." This weeklong experience provides you with professional guidance, hands-on learning and the practical tools you need to pursue your goals – whether you want to hone your athletic performance, tackle a health concern, lose weight or simply start living healthier. You’ll feel energized and empowered in fitness and movement classes, lively workshops, engaging lectures, outdoor activities and group discussions. Through private consultations with physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists, healing energy practitioners and other health professionals, you’ll learn strategies for success. A generous allowance for spa, sports and integrative wellness services is included in your package, so you can customize your stay. Choose from specialty weeks like our Weight Loss Program, Focus on Mindfulness, or Life Enhancement for Couples. The Life Enhancement Program® is for everyone. Visit our website to learn more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Ranch Hotel Tucson
- Canyon Hotel Tucson
- Canyon Resort Tucson
- Canyon Ranch Tucson