This 16 acres resort covered in ancient redwoods provides wellness seekers, rejuvenation, and restoration with community-driven, introspective, and nature-infused sojourns. Formerly Stillheart Institute, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside has been reimagined by Cole Martinez Curtis & Associates. The new aesthetic embraces the surrounding natural beauty and fosters connectivity with the outdoors, leading to a deeper sense of place. The property features 14 rooms in the main lodge and 24 rooms in standalone luxury treehouses that had me waking up to a full display of nature, which are elevated on stilts and immersed amongst the towering redwoods. Guest rooms serve as welcoming sanctuaries, with king or double queen beds in all rooms and private balconies outfitted with teak furnishings in most. The property provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding beauty, from the expansive wraparound decks and an outdoor labyrinth to gardens full of serene spaces for reflective moments and the outdoor obstacle course that is perfect for challenging both body and mind. A distinctive collection of inspiring and whimsical artwork has been curated in collaboration with Julie Coyle Art Associates and features pieces from Californian artists throughout the property. Among them is an inviting, large-scale sculpture by Bruce Johnson titled THE VOID. Consisting of salvaged old-growth redwood, it is inspired by the serenity of the majestic trees and the transformative wellness experience of Canyon Ranch
“The opening of our first property in California is a significant milestone in the ongoing evolution of our storied brand,” said John Goff, Chairman of Canyon Ranch. “This new concept distills our approach to integrative wellness into curated, goal-focused experiences with tools to empower our guests. Travelers today seek shorter, more frequent, and highly experiential trips and launching Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats offers guests familiar with our brand − as well as those new to Canyon Ranch − an intentional, collective reset that embodies our philosophy,” he added.
This scenic property offers immersive experiences ranging from outdoor fitness classes held under a canopy of redwoods to expert-led workshops designed to inform and inspire creative classes, and local excursions open exclusively to guests but it was the boot camp that we just fell in love with. The spa offers traditional, alternative, and modern therapies, including Canyon Ranch favorites and new signature treatments inspired by the redwood forest setting but the guided mountain biking and hiking trips on some of the world’s best trails, intimate Equus coaching sessions, personalized vineyard and farm tours, and exclusive access to the region’s arts community. Private consultations, testing, and assessments with nutritionists, physiologists, spiritual wellness providers, and coaches will also be available to allow for a more tailored experience. Now when it comes to the meals Executive Chef Isabelle Jackson Nunes crafts a daily rotating menu of consciously sourced and prepared, plant-forward, market-driven California cuisine with international touches. The Hearth is an intimate dining space with communal seating, where guests enjoy the healthy – yet hearty – meal program in an elevated environment enveloped by nature. The Hideaway, the first bar, and lounge for Canyon Ranch is connected to The Hearth and offers sommelier-selected natural, biodynamic, and organic wines, beers, and ciders, as well as an innovative menu of cocktails featuring low-proof spirits balanced with market-fresh ingredients. Cold-pressed juices, house-made tonics, and superfood elixirs are also available. Canyon Ranch Woodside or follow #CanyonRanchWoodside
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