This original Catalina foothills resort offers traditional southwestern ambience and great views.
When the resort was built in 1912 there was basically nothing else in the area, other than the untouched desert landscape and mountains. Now the resort is bordered by residential developments and more lavish holiday properties. Despite renovations, it is still not as up-to-date as its competitors, but its adobe accommodations, western décor, 80 acres of desert landscape, tremendous views and respected heritage attract guests seeking a less hyped-up resort experience. Guests here will find many traditional amenities, including three swimming pools, eight tennis courts and horseback riding. As well, the property courts its setting with interpretive nature trails, a telescope for star gazing and spa treatments that use all natural, desert botanicals. The Gold Room is a favorite with locals, who come for reliable cuisine and great night views of the city, and the casual Lookout Bar & Grill offers dancing on the weekends with house band Johnny and the Nightrain.