Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Spa

Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Spa 

The Gold Canyon Golf Resort t is located in the desert Arizona landscape in the mountains of Gold Canyon with amazing views of the Superstition Mountains. I’ll be honest I am an Arizona Native and I visited Gold Canyon for the first time, THIS YEAR. Typically when I think of going on an in town stay cation, I immediately think of Scottsdale. However, if youre looking for a resort that’s secluded and quiet, and basically a gem in the mountains, this is it!

The drive into the resort is even impressive. They have unique small roads up the mountain that lead to  indidivutal casitasT. I love the personalized feel this resort has. There is no one big building, seven stories high. Each room is individualized and gives you a sense of space and seclusion. Almost a romantic feel.

The resort pool is centrally located within the resort and has a fantastic view of the golf course, the mountains and the resort. I could spend all day sitting by the pool.

However, if you get tired of being out in public, some of the rooms come with their own private outdoor spa.

The resort also has golf (and who doesn’t love golf). The resort fee includes unlimited access to range balls as well! Gold Canyon Golf Resort offers two 18-hole Championship golf courses, Dinosaur Mountain and Sidewinder. Dinosaur Mountain is rate one of the top course in Arizona.

The resort is an all in one stop. They have an on site Kokopelli Resturant that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is centrally located within the resort. They have a view of the  Superstition Mountains that is breath taking.

Highly recommended: Sunday Brunch (8am – 1 pm) with a Chef Attended Omelet Station

Check our the Gold Canyon Golf Resort Dining Menu here

The resort sits right on the mountains, and as you walk outside your room, within a minute you can be to a hiking trailhead. The trails were amazing (some more challenging than others) and each one had some amazing views of the city and the resort. I would highly recommend trying out the hiking trails!! (Bring water!!)

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Loews Ventana Canyon

My family and I spent the weekend at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, a true desert oasis. Surrounded by Saguaros, this resort is one of the top Arizona luxury resorts, It has stunning views of the Catalina Mountain range, and lots of amenities all within the resort itself. .

The resort is absolutely amazing, the customer service is top-of-the-line, and the on site restaurants have impeccable taste.

The resort has one main big pool in the very center of the resort, with poolside service, courtesy sunscreen and towels, for all you mommies that are absent minded like myself, and views of the Catalina Mountains. They also have an adult only pool, in case you want to get away without the kiddos. I would recommend a piña colada poolside!

They have an on-site, lake side spa and I was lucky enough to get a massage! If you go, ask for Peg! She is amazing! It’s the best massage I’ve ever had! Attached to the spa is a full women’s locker room, accompanied with steam room, sauna is, showers, and all the toiletries that you just happened to forget to pack! (They know me so well!)

They also have tennis courts, banquet halls, golf, and an exercise room! The exercise room even has Netflix streaming! Now that’s my kind of working out!

The customer service is top-of-the-line, the staff comes by every night to turn over your room, and provide you with water bottles. They were constantly asking if we needed anything additional, and making sure our stay was pleasant. They even provided Charlie with a cookie making set upon arrival… To which mommy enjoyed some of the dessert as well! (Shh)

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The resort has a grass area located in the center by the main pool, with fire pits, corn hole and tables.

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Located on the resort is a hiking trail that leads to this waterfall. The hike is not treacherous and kid friendly, which makes it fun for the whole family!

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BIll’s Grill is one of the restaurants located poolside. This is the steak nachos that happen to be super amazing and pair perfect with a drink 😉 
 

Warning: If your hungry, do not proceed any further. Whether you have a taste for grilled salmon and sushi, ribs and BBQ sauce, pork loin and burgers, seasonal grilled vegetables, Loews Ventana Canyon has a dining experience you won’t want to miss. No wonder the brunch is rated #1 in Tucson. The Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch is by far the best brunch I’ve ever been to. The food is out of this world.  They have a live blues singer on the patio and a full menu of items such as a sushi table, a dessert table, a pancake machine (what!!!), an omlet bar and so much more. And when I say table, I’m not talking about a little dinky counter… I’m talking about long extended tables with so many choices, so much good food, that you won’t need to eat for days after you eat this brunch. Not only that, but they also have unlimited beers on tap from local breweries. The ambience is amazing, you can sit inside or outside.

The Juice Shot Bar included with your brunch 

The women lake-side spa/locker room with tons of amenities 

Charlie and his Dad 

And if all this wasn’t convincing enough, “Loews Loves Kids” and the proof is evident. The have an onsite “Kids Closet” offering items available for guests to use during their stay. These include toys, books, strollers, night-lights, potty seats, baby bathtub, baby blankets, outlet protectors, and more. The restaurants offer children’s menus with healthy options plus fun books with crayons, all very reasonably priced.

Visit Loews Ventana Canyon today

Valentine’s Day with Maggie’s Place

This year for Valentine’s Day we decided to give a little love to some mommies in need. We donated Valentines Day bags to Maggie’s Place. Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for parenting mothers and pregnant mothers here in Arizona. I had the opportunity to visit Maggie’s Place during the Christmas season and was overwhelmed with emotions as I realized just how blessed I am. When I first brought Charlie home from the hospital, I found myself overwhelmed, anxious and often times saying “why is this so hard.” For me, it was a difficult transition.  After visiting Maggie’s Place and seeing these mommies with new babies that also had the stress of needing shelter, I realized just how lucky I had it. Thats when I decided to pamper these mommies for Valentines Day.

Here’s what our Valentine’s Day bags included (Product links at bottom):

Our Valentine’s Day bags included the following items:

Mommy Needs More Coffee Mug by Pearhead

Maui Babe Browning Lotion and After Browning Lotion by Maui Babe

Baby shampoo and stretch mark cream by Erbaviva

Undies by BootayBag

Guess How Much I Love You Book and Milestone Cards by Candlewick Press

Pink Amor Charmballa Bracelet by Joseph Nogucci

Thank you to all the companies who made Maggie’s Place Mommies so blessed this Valentines Day! We love you!

Lorena Canals

If you have children, especially toddlers, you soon come to the realization that nothing can be kept clean… the bed is full of sand, the rug has marker on it, even the oven is smeared with leftover food from dirty hands.

Well one of these problems was solved… the dirty rugs!

Lorena Canals sells WASHABLE rugs. Yes, believe it! Not only do they sell nursery rugs, but rugs for children rooms, area rooms and even mommy’s room! It’s true! They wash up super easy and the quality is impeccable, you wouldn’t even know that it was washed! (It doesn’t pill or bunch up!)

My favorite rug? The Bereber Black ! Not only is this rug elegant but it adds the perfect touch to any room.

And just when you were sold on the whole washable rug thing… Lorena Canals came out with wall decor, blankets, and washable cushions too?

My favorite? The Wall Hanging Cotton Field

This wall hanging is the made from undyed cotton, with large tassels of cotton thread. It’s simple design makes it look super elegant and it pairs perfect with the Bereber rug.

Find more of Charlie on our Instagram: @babybums

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Bed spread from Laura Ashley 

Book from Macmillan Publishing