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April 2024
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Mountain Shadows
Completely rebuilt in 2017, Mountain Shadows has reemerged in Paradise Valley as a beacon of luxury, design and calming originality.

Arizona Health & Living was recently hosted at the luxury hotel and had a chance to see the resort’s unique amenities first-hand.

The lavish resort was originally built in 1959 before its total revamp in 2017. Home to 183 guestrooms, Hearth ’61, The Short Course, The Citizens Club, and more, Mountain Shadows continues to serve as an iconic part of Paradise Valley.

“Inspired by desert modernism and a breathtaking backdrop, Mountain Shadows offers revitalizing amenities and guestrooms that blend comfort and luxury,” according to the resort’s website. “The serene scenery and calm residential streets offer a peaceful shelter from typical buzzing tourist towns. The stunning resort lingers in your memory long after your visit.”

Hearth ’61 is comprised of The Restaurant, The Bar and The Living Room, depending on a guest’s mood and desires. Wherever you choose to sit and dine, Hearth ’61 features organic seasonal cuisine in an inviting space.

The Citizens Club at Mountain Shadows includes the award-winning pool, fitness center and juice bar. All three are iconic pieces of Paradise Valley history and a social hub for guests.

Mountain Shadows is also home to the Short Course Shop (a pro shop for its golfers), Rusty’s Patio & Lounge (a must-try stop for hungry golfers), and PV Mercantile, the resort’s premier boutique.

With its scenic and modern location, Mountain Shadows also serves as an ideal spot for occasions like weddings and special events.

This month, Mountain Shadows is highlighting several events for guests and visitors.

Mountain Shadows Golf Open happens on Wednesday, December 19. It is described as “one of the Valley's most action-packed tournaments with breathtaking views at The Short Course and competitive play.” The tournament's entry fee includes a 9 a.m. morning shotgun, 12 p.m. lunch on Rusty's at The Short Course, an afternoon shotgun followed by an awards reception on Camelback Overlook.

“Originally designed by architect Arthur Jack Snyder in 1961, the golf course at Mountain Shadows quickly became a favorite among Hollywood celebrities and socialites,” notes a Mountain Shadows spokesperson. “As the new Mountain Shadows rose from the dust, architect Forrest Richardson (who worked with Snyder) redesigned the course by combining its storied heritage with modern features. Tee off at The Short Course, with its 18 challenging par-3 holes, and take part in a recreation of history through this classic event. “

Emphasizing fitness and wellness throughout the resort, Mountain Shadows’ guests can enjoy complimentary Free Flow Nights offered by The Citizens Club. The beloved yoga class takes place every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the Mountain Shadows lawn with stunning views of Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain. After the session, socialize in The Living Room for bites and select drinks.

Another fitness option at Mountain Shadows is Aerial Yoga.

“Decrease gravity, increase support and add flexibility to your practice, all while enjoying the natural high that only aerial yoga can deliver. Mountain Shadows' expert instructors will tailor the class your ability, making this signature experience a must.”

Guests can look online for the aerial yoga schedule as well as other ongoing events.

Mountain Shadows is located at 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley. Visit to learn more.

By Michelle Talsma Everson
Photo courtesy of Mountain Shadows