I have researched Wellness centers and resorts for 34 years, interviewing people who started wellness/retreat centers, people who managed them, land developers, organizational developers, construction supervision, real estate agents who specialize in selling large properties for this use, spa managers, venture capitalists,etc. Along with this, I have researched online over 70 resorts, spas and wellness centers/learning centers world wide. This one was on my list so I went to tour it while in St. George. I was staying just down the street so was able to visit it twice.
This has been one of my top favorites I have visited so far. It is family owned, created by Carol Coombs, an intuitive healer and her architect husband. It had the family feel to me. It is rated by AAA as a 4 diamond resort and the rooms are quite luxurious, and yet very warm and cozy. The beds were wonderful rustic wood frames with soft cotton comforters. The products in the rooms are created and produced by the resort. There is high grade coffee, popcorn and a popcorn maker, along with a small fridge and other amenities to make people feel at home.
You can stay there and just pay for the room, pay a little extra for bed and breakfast or pay full price for 3 meals a day, snacks, 20+ classes offered a day, fitness facilities, spa offerings, tennis courts and an indoor golf facility for training. The restaurant serves health oriented, seasonal, local produced food when available, grass fed beef. The spices and herbs are combined using Ayurvedic principles.
They have medically supervised weight loss programs, stress recovery programs and other programs personally designed. The spa has the normal spa offerings along with vibrational and energetic therapies. Carol is very interested in and has researched extensively color and light therapy and each day the spa uses different colored light bulbs, colored and aromatherapy infused baths to soak in before treatments and products produced by the spa to support the various energy systems in the body. I had a long talk with Carol and she talked of gathering spa owners around the country to create the first spa association and then pushing them to start including vibrational and energetic therapies. She was warm and friendly as was all the rest of the staff.
Guided hikes and adventure programs are offered, as well as classes with mustang horses, personal coaching for life goals, stress recovery, tennis, golf and other topics. The facilities sit on 17 acres and includes a labyrinth, several pools, tennis courts, indoor golf facility, fitness facility, classes and transportation and guides to hikes in the area.
The resort offers suites, 1 and 2 Bdr. Villas and a presidential suite. Also, next to the resort are privately owned 1, 2, 3, 4 bdr. condos that are rented out and include use of the family fitness facility, tennis courts, pools, golf facility and access to the spa. The resort is available also for corporate and other events. The resort extends its facilities for community use, too, and hosts a regular Sunday gathering of various guest speakers.
The resort rooms start at $129 for room only and $200 a day including meals and access to all activities.