Known as a landmark property in the 1960s and 1970s, Mountain Shadows has made its long-awaited return to serene Paradise Valley, 10 minutes from Downtown Scottsdale. The $100-million new resort is now open in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. The project is 12 years in the making and is the first resort to open in Paradise Valley in eight years.
The original Mountain Shadows opened in 1959, setting the benchmark for desert luxury before Paradise Valley was even incorporated. Rebuilt from the ground up through a partnership between Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corporation, the new resort features 183 guest rooms, a presidential suite facing Camelback, a full-service restaurant, two 75-foot pools, a high-tech fitness facility offering yoga and other classes, a golf course and grill, as well as 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.
Mountain Shadows is a complete new build with modern architecture and sleek design features, with thoughtful details throughout that honor the original resort and the rich history of Paradise Valley. Design elements include floor-to-ceiling glass, butterfly roofs, furnishings inspired by mid-century modernism, and an abundance of outdoor spaces that highlight the resort’s stunning views. Museum-quality art exhibitions at The Gallery at Mountain Shadows showcase unique original works, all with a connection to Arizona.
Resort amenities include:
Led by notable executive chef Charles Wiley, Hearth ‘61 welcomes Valley locals and visitors alike, to experience ingredient-driven American cuisine and inventive cocktails. It seeks to become the social crossroads of Paradise Valley, its name coming from the year the town was incorporated and the hearth oven that imparts smoky flavor to many dishes, including a featured roast of the day. The restaurant’s open design, exhibition kitchen, sunken living room lounge and expansive bar area are warm and inviting.
The Short Course
Designed by renowned golf course architect Forrest Richardson, The Short Course is a quick play featuring 18 par-3 holes. It is among only a handful of high-end, resort par-3 courses in the U.S. featuring a full 18 holes. The views of Camelback and Mummy Mountains, along with the scenic desert surroundings, make the course a true destination. It also includes an innovative bonus hole dubbed The Forrest Wager and a practice putting green.
Featuring outdoor seating, indoor lounge space and a pool table, Rusty’s offers refreshing drinks and a creative take on traditional American fare. It’s the ideal place to settle a bet made at The Forrest Wager or to pick up the latest golf gear and apparel. The name honors real estate legend Rusty Lyon, father of Westroc Hospitality CEO Scott Lyon.
Meeting and Event Space
With 12,500 square feet of bright indoor space and 25,000 square feet of scenic outdoor space, Mountain Shadows is a perfect destination for group events, from luxurious corporate retreats to intimate weddings and other celebrations. Venues include fully appointed boardrooms and grand ballrooms with geometric lighting, pristine lawns, and the 4,000-square-foot Camelback Overlook rooftop deck with unparalleled mountain views.