The novelty of work from home faded long ago. One bright spot is the chance to up-level the experience with a new #WFV – Work from Villa – status at Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Eight private homes – each one an architectural and design triumph, ranging up to 5,500 square feet – can be booked for as long as needed to get the job done. Resort measures are in place to safeguard guests as they enjoy its Sonoran Desert setting.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s luxury villas are ideal IRL background settings with top amenities for those much-needed breaks. Villa del Sol, Villa Roca, and Villa Ventana with their chic finishes and gorgeous views boast the best breakfast bars for skimming emails over coffee.
Paul Christian Yager-designed and desert view-inspired Villa Luna and stunning Villa Ventana can serve as the ultimate humblebrag virtual conference background. Excellent Wi-Fi across the Villas makes working hours less stressful (and IT-team free).
Villa del Sol with its movement studio and spa treatment room and Villa Norte Score offer top amenities for a “Be Right Back” break. Fitness classes are included for guests of the Villas as well as other resort guests. Hits include Meditative Stretch and TRX Suspension, which uses resistance straps suspended from the ceiling. A few classes incur an added charge, but are worth exploring, like Paddleboard Yoga organized in Sanctuary’s picturesque infinity-edge pool or private swim instruction from gold medal Olympian Misty Hyman.
If you find yourself unable to focus or disengage from work tasks, the best thing to do may be to step back and take a work break. Hiking the challenging trails of Camelback Mountain is a favorite for Sanctuary guests. The resort’s perch on its namesake mountain’s north slope gives hikers easy access, with optional guided expeditions available. Sanctuary offers three Deco-Turf championship tennis courts (in addition to Villa Norte’s private set-up), plus pickleball.
For digital nomads, the resort offers in-Villa room service or restaurant dining courtesy of elements’ Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. Guests can also take cooking into their own hands in each Villas’ full-scale kitchen. The complimentary Nespresso Vertuoline in-room coffee and espresso plus tea arrangements help ease into the day.