CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa
CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a desert gem located in the heart of the high Sonoran desert just outside of Scottsdale, in Carefree, Arizona. With a state-of-the-art traditional healing spa, healthy culinary options, and breathtaking mountain views, this venue is dedicated to making your celebrations unforgettable. CIVANA is the premier destination to support your wedding celebration. The Resort is primed to welcome you as a couple for a retreat (keeping connected with a spouse-to-be during the planning phase of a wedding or perhaps even as a destination to celebrate the first anniversary) or even a girls getaway/bachelorette party for those seeking time with friends, with meaning. Nothing says pampering like spa-time with girlfriends, private fitness, culinary or spiritual classes, capped off by excellent wine and time together in a stunning setting. Let us help you celebrate this special time in your journey!
Facilities and Capacity
CIVANA features over 20 acres of surrounding land to explore. Let us plan a private outdoor yoga class for you and your tribe to enjoy during a girls weekend leading into your wedding, or perhaps a hands-on culinary experience to liven up the celebration (why not add some bubbly?!).
At CIVANA guests have the delightful adventure of enjoying two warmly inviting and wondrously inventive restaurants led by Executive Chef Scott Winegard and his culinary team. Breakfast and lunch at CIVANA are meant to sustain guests through an active day. Enjoy hyper-seasonal offerings and high vibe food at Seed, CIVANA’s café and specialty market.
As the sun begins to set, enjoy a change of venue at Terras, the resort’s signature dinner destination offering a delightfully fresh and modern take on regionally inspired cuisine.
The CIVANA culinary staff endeavors to provide as many choices as possible. Colorful, veggie-forward meals are this venue’s focus, and all dishes are free of GMOs, hydrogenated fats, hormones, and preservatives. Chef is happy to accommodate gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, and vegan dietary needs.
Most guest rooms and suites feature views of the Continental Mountains, Black Mountain, or a tranquil garden area. Certain rooms offer an extra large walk-in shower and a private patio. The 1,200-square-foot tranquility suite includes private sleeping quarters, a dining room, a kitchenette, two bathrooms, and a balcony or patio. Resort amenities include a beautiful 22,000-square-foot spa (which opened just in 2019) and fitness and movement studios. Guests can also enjoy the Terras Restaurant or SEED indoor/outdoor grab and go for dining needs.
A full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are all featured at this luxury resort. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and free valet parking. Enjoy a meal from the a restaurant and perks like free self parking.
Free WiFi, comfy beds
The 176 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include balconies or patios and minibars.
Health and wellbeing are at our core, which is why we offer 70+ complimentary fitness, personal growth and spiritual classes each week that draw on varied disciplines and techniques. Whether you are looking to tap into mindfulness by learning meditation or strengthening your core with one of our many yoga offerings there is a class that is right for you. We also offer private classes to meet your individual needs in a more intimate setting. It’s all part of our holistic approach to total wellbeing.
Deliberately less structured than other destination wellness resorts, CIVANA offers each guest the flexibility to create the kind of experience that best suits them. Whether you’re a serious yogini who knows about every chakra or just curious about the world of wellness, CIVANA has something for you.
Guests can choose from an extensive array of (complimentary) wellness-driven activities offered daily: guided hikes, tennis, pickle ball, access to nearby golf courses, indoor group cycle, and aerial yoga, to more esoteric options like sound bath sessions, intention burning, and introduction to crystals.
There are Nourishment Workshops including Juicing 101, Shake and Stir Cocktail Classes, and meal planning which CIVANA knows something about. The resort has two healthful dining venues serving farm-to-table culinary creations. Terras, the resort’s signature restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner offers locally sourced produce, grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood and decadent desserts. Café Meto offers energy-boosting breakfast and lunch items with several gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, vegan, anti-inflammatory, and gut-friendly choices.
CIVANA’s state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot spa has 22 treatment rooms offering a wide range of therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments focused on healing through water. Our Aqua Vitality circuit which contains our Kneipp walk, Sanarium and Cold Deluge, coupled with a Watsu therapy pool, 25-meter pool, sundeck, salon, and more will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
The spa focuses on the theme of healing through water and features 23 treatment areas, including one Watsu® therapy pool, two couple’s treatment rooms, three wet treatment rooms, five facial rooms, and 14 massage rooms. In the center of the spa is the Silent Sanctuary—a hydrotherapy circuit designed to help you focus on inner peace and outer balance.
It is also home to the so-called Aqua Vitality Circuit, a communal area of hydrotherapy immersions that includes a European-designed hot/cold wading pool, a therapeutic soaking pool, and a cold deluge shower. This thermal experience, which takes about 30 minutes to complete, will help loosen your muscles and promote relaxation. There is an order to it: First, you take a shower. Next, take a warm soak in the vitality pool, followed by wading throughout the hot and cold walking pool. Pause in the dry Sanarium to balance yourself and find inspiration in the bracing cold deluge shower. You can then do it again, or simply chill in one of their lounges—tough choice.
Check-in & Check-out Time
Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is at 11 am. You may request an earlier check-in or check-out, however, it’s not guaranteed. Guests arriving prior to check-in may enjoy use of all the resort amenities. Guests must be 21 years old to check-in. Guests 17 years and younger are considered children.
Family & Children
Children under the age of 12 are not permitted. Children 17 years of age and younger may stay with an accompanying adult in the same room. Note that spa access is for guests 16 and older and the minimum age for program guests is 12 years old.
Civana is located in the Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, Arizona. At this Carefree resort, you’ll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Cave Creek Museum and 6 miles (10 km) of Legend Trail Golf Club. Troon North Golf Club is within 9 miles (15 km) and Cave Creek Regional Park is within 12 miles (20 km).
PHX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport