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Canyon Ranch Comes to Silicon Valley

The well-branded wellness retreat will open this summer at the former Skylonda Lodge in Woodside, California

Canyon Ranch, a leader in integrative wellness hospitality will see its newest signature retreat open amid the redwoods in northern, California and within easy reach of stressed out engineers in Silicon Valley. The move marks the advent of the company’s newest brand extension, Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats.

The brand’s first retreat model will offer guests highly-sensory, personalized wellness sojourns within a scenic property above the famed Skyline Boulevard. The resort will offer three-day, four-day, or seven-day retreats with 14 current guest rooms and 24 new guest rooms to be built as standalone luxury treehouses.  The property is slated to open this summer.

“This opening marks a critical moment in the history of Canyon Ranch, with our first property in California and the introduction of a new retreat-focused endeavor,” said Susan Docherty, Canyon Ranch Chief Executive Officer. “The Global Wellness Institute reports the wellness industry is now a $4.2 trillion economy and wellness tourism is thriving at a 6.5% growth rate. This, coupled with trends pointing to travelers seeking shorter, more frequent, and highly experiential trips, offers a perfect opportunity to launch Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreats, providing guests an intentional, collective reset that embodies our philosophy.”

Canyon Ranch has been a trailblazer in the wellness industry and a proponent of the wellness lifestyle since founding its first resort in Tucson, AZ in 1979.

Woodside presents wellness seekers with community-driven, introspective, and nature-infused experiences for rejuvenation and restoration, complementing the transformative offerings found at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts. Guests will enjoy a fully curated program with select, thoughtfully chosen activities, encompassing multiple themes including but not limited to mind-body, joy, culinary, movement and wellness. Outdoor activities will include year-round hiking and biking adventures to nearby world-class trails. A nature trail and a challenging obstacle course are canopied by towering Redwoods.  

The 16-acre retreat property that was formerly the Skylonda Lodge will be redesigned by Cole Martinez Curtis & Associates. The new aesthetic will integrate with the outdoors throughout each space, developing a deeper sense of place. The property will have an indoor/outdoor training zone, a boutique spa, sauna, an indoor saline pool and whirlpool, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding beauty from the expansive wraparound decks, labyrinth and grounds.