(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Castle Hot Springs.)
By Your Valley
Set against the Bradshaw Mountains, near the border of Peoria, is Castle Hot Springs — Arizona’s first luxury resort and wellness retreat established in 1896.
As a travel industry leader since the late 19th century, Castle Hot Springs has reached yet another milestone — being awarded Best Arizona Cultural and Historic Preservation by Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism, recognizing the property’s contribution to the cultural and historic preservation of Arizona, and inspiring domestic and international visitation to the state.
Once a western hideaway and retreat of choice for America’s titans of industry such as the Vanderbilts, Wrigleys and Astors, Castle Hot Springs has hosted some of America’s most prominent families throughout the early 1900s. The destination weaves the rich and storied history throughout the resort, culminating in a tranquil desert oasis that encourages visitors to connect with their surroundings and unplug from the outside world.
Retaining the rich history was paramount during the property’s restoration to preserve the cultural integrity and historical significance of the iconic destination resort including one structure which was painstakingly reconstructed using stone from the original building. Emphasis was then made on creating interiors that had timeless appeal for the modern luxury traveler, while maintaining cohesion between the past and a uniquely modern Arizona experience. Original paintings and vintage Navajo rugs were curated over a two-year period and used throughout the property, with the remainder of the art displayed featuring old marketing pamphlets and photos dating back to early operations.