Those keen to skip the chaos of “tis the season” need look no further than Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. The award-winning Scottsdale resort, with mountain views that are serious competition for snow covered peaks, announces a host of options for holiday revelry.
Sanctuary will offer two ways to enjoy Thanksgiving on Nov. 27 (reservations required):
• A Holiday Buffet in The Views ballroom (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), complete with live entertainment, will feature action and carving stations along with a variety of beginnings (such as refreshing salads, artisan breads and assorted cheeses) and an array of Thanksgiving desserts. The buffet is $55 per adult and $20 for children ages 6-12, plus tax and gratuity.
• Thanksgiving Dinner at elements (12 – 9 p.m.) will be a four-course New American prix-fixe feast. Beginnings include savory fall flavors like Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Pumpkin Gnocchi, and Duck Confit and Sweet Potato Hash. Entrée selections include Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, Roasted Halibut with white bean & chorizo stew, baby clams and, smoked paprika aioli, and Pan Roasted Filet of Beef with garlicky parsley crust, dauphinoise potatoes, haricot verts and sauce perigueux. Dessert is elevated with goodies like Pecan Butter Tart with chantilly cream and bourbon caramel, White Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Pudding with cinnamon anglaise and cinnamon ice cream, and Warm Apple Hand Pie with miso butterscotch and vanilla gelato. Dinner is $75 per adult and $25 for children ages 6-12, plus tax and gratuity. Holiday packages at Sanctuary carry into the New Year and are an easy, sunny choice this season:
• Sanctuary stylists will deck the halls of its private estates for the Home for the Holidays package. The resort’s collection of spectacular homes offers ample room for large families and stress-free entertaining. Guests will enjoy festive decorations, a $250 resort credit for dining or spa, and a welcome basket filled with seasonal goodies. Available Nov. 16, 2014 – Jan. 8, 2015, rates start at $1,500 per night, based on a two night minimum.
• Situated in aptly named Paradise Valley, where winter temperatures average in the high 70s, Sanctuary’s guests can escape the cold for a Holiday in Paradise (Valley). The holiday special offers 15 percent off rates Nov. 15, 2014 – Jan. 10, 2015 based on a three night minimum. It’s a great excuse to enjoy superb dining at elements restaurant and jade bar, or kick-start a New Year’s resolution at the Sanctuary Spa.
For more information and reservations, please call (480) 607-2300 or visit sanctuaryaz.com.