Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Organic Offerings at a Luxurious AZ Resort

The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa in Carefree, AZ - Photo Courtesy of The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa website

In an effort to keep up with a growing demand for environmentally conscious and organic items in resorts, The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in beautiful Carefree, Arizona, began introducing a variety of eco-friendly options over the last few years for both guests and natives.

Among their efforts, the resort has been using natural insecticides on the golf course and implementing water conservation techniques throughout the property.

The elegant resort also boasts an Organic Garden meeting and events venue perfect for enjoying organic meals al fresco in our beautiful desert setting. The healthy and organic experience includes organic wine tastings, organic cooking demonstrations and classes utilizing locally grown and organic fruits and vegetables in the Organic Garden, as well as tours of the garden. The garden is host to a variety of herbs, veggies, prickly pear cacti, chili and grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, fig and kumquat trees.

In addition, the resort's retail store, the Golden Door Home Store at el Pedegral marketplace, added Golden Door Spa-inspired luxury products that are also environmentally conscious. The boutique's home and personal care lines include organic cotton towels and bedding, eco-friendly clothing for the whole family and body care products with organic ingredients.

The Boulders Golden Door Spa - Photo Courtesy of The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa website

Every bit helps and The Boulders is definitely doing their part. The resort is absolutely beautiful - a great setting for couples and families. My family has taken many stay-cations at The Boulders during the summer months when rates are lower (and check out spa specials for locals!). Definitely worth venturing to Carefree for a stay.

A big thanks to Debora Bridges at The Bridges Media Group for providing the scoop on the green efforts at The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa.