It’s so exciting when another wellness resort opens and while we knew this day would come, it’s finally here!
Canyon Ranch Woodside is now officially open.
Canyon Ranch is also celebrating their 40th anniversary this year so this was a great time for them to introduce a new location.
Canyon Ranch is known for transformative offerings and this property is set on 16 acres covered in ancient redwoods in Woodside, California. A retreat in nature that offers an inspiring landscape for self-reflection.
According to John Goff, Chairman of Canyon Ranch, “The opening of our first property in California is a significant milestone in the ongoing evolution of our storied brand. This new concept distills our approach to integrative wellness into curated, goal-focused experiences with tools to empower our guests.” He also said, “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.”
This resort was formerly the Stillheart Institute and Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside was reimagined by Cole Martinez Curtis & Associates. This new resort embraces the surrounding natural beauty and fosters connectivity with the outdoors. There are 14 rooms in the main lodge and 24 rooms in standalone luxury treehouses, which are elevated on stilts and immersed amongst the towering redwoods. Rooms (really sanctuaries) offer either king or double queen bedding in all rooms and private balconies with teak furnishings in most. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding beauty with expansive wraparound decks, and outdoor labyrinth, and gardens full of serene spaces for reflective moments. There’s also an outdoor obstacle course that is perfect for challenging both body and mind.
Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat – Woodside offers two Signature Retreat programs, as well as a series of Guest Speaker Retreats led by a curated selection of expert guests. Signature Retreats include RECHARGE, where you can focus on self-care and building resilience. Challenge their physical abilities throughout their stay, while gaining the tools to live healthier, longer. CONNECT invites guests to mindfully disconnect, immerse themselves in nature, calm their spirits, and deeply reconnect with place, person, and self.
Delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner are always included with a Canyon Ranch journey. Executive Chef Isabelle Jackson Nunes creates daily rotating menus 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.
The spa offers traditional, alternative, and modern therapies, including Canyon Ranch favorites and new signature treatments inspired by the redwood forest setting. The spa is comprised of five treatment rooms, an indoor saline pool and whirlpool, and a fitness studio called The Training Zone, which opens to forest views. Guests will have the ability to select from daily fitness classes, meditation sessions, nature walks, creative expression courses, wellness talks, and more.
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 are also possible. Private consultations, testing, and assessments with nutritionists, physiologists, spiritual wellness providers, and coaches will also be available to allow for a more tailored experience.
Update Feb. 2023
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