On my recent trip to Scottsdale, I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the gorgeous Mountain Shadows Resort, in the heart of Paradise Valley. The iconic resort is a beautiful luxury hotel, with all of the mid-century modern vibes.
The hotel originally opened its doors in 1959, nestled right beneath the famous Camelback Mountain, and was a big hit among Hollywood stars. It’s since been rebuilt from the ground up, but I loved that there were nods to the original resort and its Hollywood glam vibes, from photos on the walls to the name of the restaurant.
The new resort was recently revealed last year, and I loved getting to experience it. I received so many DMs and comments from you guys while I was posting photos at the resort, saying how Mountain Shadows is your favorite hotel in Scottsdale too!
It’s hard not to love it, and it’s super Instagrammable.
The restaurant at the hotel is called Hearth ’61, and we had the most decadent, delicious dinner and drinks there. Lamb chops, gnocchi, scallops, and chocolate cake were involved, along with a few cocktails. Yum!
Mountain Shadows also has a gorgeous pool, with Camelback Mountain right in the background. It’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon or the entire day!
We loved our stay at Mountain Shadows and I can’t wait to come back someday! If you’re planning a trip to Scottsdale, I highly recommend you book a room at Mountain Shadows. And don’t forget to check out my Top 10 Things to Do in Scottsdale post!
Thank you to Mountain Shadows for the incredible stay!
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The coldest it gets in Scottsdale is around 44 degrees Fahrenheit, it hardly ever gets below 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.