The Serene and isolated Four Seasons Troon North was once the historic Crescent Moon Ranch. Designed by enterprising homebuilder George Ellis in the 1940’s for heiress Lois Kellogg Maury until eventually being bought by developer Gordon Ingebritson in 1967, the hotel feels like a surrealist dream with its Pueblo style architecture. My room overlooks the slopes of Crescent Butte, and all 210 rooms and suites showcase the natural beauty of the surrounding desert flora.
For golf enthusiasts, the resort partnered with nearby Pinnacle and Monument championship golf courses both of which are available for guests in addition to the Troon North Clubhouse.
Part of the reason that the hotel feels so close to nature is its proximity to Pinnacle Peak Park, a 150 acre desert preserve nearby (10 minutes walking distance). I am joined by countless runners and walkers on my morning hike along the 2.8 kilometre roundtrip interpretive trail.
Don’t miss the Sumptuous Chilaquiles – a tortilla casserole with eggs, green onions, queso Oaxaca, and smoky blackened tomato salsa with a bowl of steaming vanilla bean latte overflowing with delicate foam at Cresent Moon and dinner at Talavera (For dessert, an ingenious idea – cookies and vanilla bean milk (served in a mason jar)
served to go. It is the ultimate late night snack.
Read more in the Summer 2011 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.