Canyon Ranch Woodside
Wellness in Woodside
Covid-19 - What you should know
Skylark’s advisor team is here to support you. Travel is tricky right now and planning isn’t always straightforward, but our team of advisors is here to assist in every way we can.
From Canyon Ranch: Our standard policy requires a two-night deposit at the time of booking, fully refundable up to 14 days before arrival; deposit is forfeited with less than 14 days notice.
However, due to circumstances with COVID-19, we’re committed to working with you to reschedule, change, or cancel your reservation. We’re pleased to extend any special offer with a new reservation by September 30, 2020; minimum stay and any other requirements remain the same. And if you have to cancel, we’ll waive our 14-day cancellation policy for stays arriving through December 31, 2020.
What it is
The iconic all-inclusive Canyon Ranch’s new 16-acre spa outpost is tucked amid California’s restorative redwoods, with boundless amenities (including hiking trails, a labyrinth and saline pool).
What it isn't
Wasteful. The property is as sustainable as you might expect in earthy California, from purifying wastewater to water the surrounding forest to devoting itself to local ingredients whenever possible.
What we think
The Japanese concept of “Forest Breathing” has met its match at Canyon Ranch Woodside, where seemingly everything is infused with the healing powers of the planet. The 38 guest rooms are seemingly lofted 50-feet high amidst the canopy like tree houses, with hushed private decks with teak furniture, soaking tubs, Ubarre weights for in-room sweat sessions and even iPads for booking spa appointments and room service. Wellness is paramount with the included dining program; Chef Isabelle Jackson Nunes whips up everything from blueberry mochi pancakes with jasmine wildflower honey (breakfast!) to grilled Devil’s Gulch Ranch quail, served with Castelvetrano olives and fermented garlic chimichurri (a boon for the immune system).
You're here because
The place became an instant hit with overworked Silicon Valley executives; if you squint, you could swear you see a robed Elon Musk awaiting a spa treatment...perhaps the chakra balancing massage.
Boredom doesn’t exist at Canyon Ranch, not when included amenities and services are so varied that they range from the exultant (a free-wheeling fitness course through the forest, complete with monkey bars) to the deliciously tranquilizing (steeping in the whirlpool). On this afternoon’s agenda? Meditating while strolling the labyrinth, which took its cues from France’s 13th-century Chartres Cathedral.
Just 35 miles south of San Francisco, tucked between El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve and La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, both untrammeled spaces chockablock with trails.
Restaraunts & Bars
The Hearth - Meals put together by Executive Chef Isabelle Jackson driven by wellness philosophies including root-to-stem use of vegetables and fruits, meat raised by humane animal husbandry practices and ingredients and beverages that do not put a strain on the region’s natural resources.