Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, AZ & a Recipe for Grilled New York Steak with Ranchero Mac & Cheese

The resort is located close to downtown Scottsdale; a vibrant town with excellent shopping, great dining, and many cultural offerings, such as museums and art galleries.  At the resort, guests can hike through Pinnacle Peak Park as the beginning of the trail is directly across from the entrance to the resort’s lobby.  A hot air balloon ride or Jeep tour through the desert can be booked for the adventurous.  And when the sun begins to set, the temperatures cool down, and the stars come out at night, join the resort’s stargazing expert for an evening under the sky in the Sonoran Desert.

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There are incredibly beautiful flowers in the desert

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* The clear Arizona sky is perfect for stargazing (Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale)

Many resort guests, however, check-in, stay on the property, unwind, relax, and take advantage of the luxurious amenities of the resort.  With a a gorgeous pool surrounded by views of the mountains, tennis courts, and a 12,000 square-foot Spa and Fitness Center, combined with award-winning dining and top-notch service, we can understand why guests return to visit this stunning desert resort year after year.

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Spend time by the fireplace in the lobby in the cooler months

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Another view of the lobby

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Talavera Restaurant and adjoining Onyx Bar & Lounge

During our stay, we strolled the walkways leading into the desert where there were numerous photo opportunities and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at Proof American Canteen, their new casual dining concept.  In the afternoon, we decided to do a bit of work while unwinding by the pool, opting for the shade of the cabanas and the refreshing continuous cool spritzing from the misters that is most welcome in the hot afternoon sun.  This region is known for its Southwestern cuisine, so we ordered several small bites featuring those flavors, like the Seared Ahi Tuna Tostado with Avocado and Pico de Gallo, at Saguaro Blossom, the poolside dining venue.

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Hiking around the property

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Mexican pottery blends in with the natural landscaping

The pool with a view of the mountains

The pool with a view of Pinnacle Point

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Seared Ahi Tuna Tostado – Taken with the iPhone

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