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4 Mother-Daughter Retreats in Arizona

Last updated February 2, 2023

Looking for some quality mother-daughter time? Consider escaping to Arizona. Read on to learn about our four recommendations for a mother-daughter retreat amidst canyons, cacti and desert.  

Who knew that a mother-daughter retreat could actually be good for your health? Science did! And here’s the proof. Harvard Medical School reports that taking a trip with your daughter or mother can relieve stress, improve immune health, and can even help improve sleeping and eating habits.

After all, retreats offer unforgettable relaxation, one-on-one opportunities to bond, and experiences designed for spiritual, physical and mental growth.

Among the top hot spots for mother-daughter getaways is… Arizona! The state is ripe with wellness and adventure opportunities. From yoga and meditation to spa treatments, hiking and thriving art scenes, there’s enough action to keep the two of you busy.

Take a look below at our four recommended resorts in Arizona for a desert vacation and the ultimate mother-daughter retreat. 


1. Amara Resort & Spa – Sedona, AZ

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Amara Resort & Spa is a sanctuary of serenity in the heart of Sedona, one of Arizona’s most visited cities. Experience a collection of spa packages to suit your needs, including facials fit for royalty. And don’t worry—if mom and daughter have differences, there’s an offering right for you.

The Amara Spa is home to the signature Rain Dance Massage, which takes relaxation to new heights with an aromatic experience of lavender, rosemary and sage oils. 

While staying at the Amara Resort and Spa, hit the streets of Sedona and experience the arts-scene. See for yourself the vibrance and history that flows through the area.. Walk along the rows of shops and art galleries that line the streets of Sedona.

When you’re ready to take adventure to the next level, explore the trailheads surrounding the town and discover the steep canyons and remarkable red-rock buttes.


2. Boulders Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ

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Bond with mom at the Boulders Resort & Spa located in Scottsdale, a desert city situated northeast of Phoenix. The Boulders is known for its world-renowned golf courses, outdoor adventures as well as its unique spa experience.

The resort offers an expansive space dedicated to a spa oasis, with offerings including signature massage, arnica therapeutics, reflexology, HydraFacial and other therapies infused with ingredients from the desert. 

Whatever your pleasure, the ancient landscape offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation—whether it’s rock climbing, horseback riding or stargazing with a professional astronomer. Succumb to the allure of the desert and prepare yourself for an adventure like no other.

Seeking some good eats? Wine and dine mother-daughter style with eateries overlooking the lush valley of Scottsdale. 


3. Canyon Ranch – Tucson, AZ

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Canyon Ranch Tucson is an award-winning resort and the perfect getaway for a mother-daughter duo. This Canyon Ranch outpost prides itself on being a space where visitors come to find themselves and experience joy. And it makes our list of top mother-daughter retreats because of the near endless options. 

The Canyon Ranch experience is designed for each guest to have their own unique adventure. Melt away stress at their luxury spa with their signature Canyon Stone Massage or opt for thrill with a trek and sightseeing through the Sonoran Desert.

If food is your common ground, Canyon Ranch is also stacked with innovative chefs and nutritionists, dedicated to sourcing and preparing meals made of the freshest natural ingredients.


4. CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa – Carefree, AZ

Civana Wellness Resort & Spa sound healing
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Yes, you read that right—CIVANA is located in Carefree. And they don’t call the town this name for nothing. Carefree is a welcoming and laid-back community nestled right in the heart of the Sonoran Desert—just 30 minutes outside the Phoenix-metro area.

Travel down roads with names such as Lazy Lane and Easy Street, and you’ll come across CIVANA, where wellness and desert magic are intertwined. CIVANA offers a retreat of serenity and healthy living, guided by their four pillars of movement, spa, nourishment and discovery. Their ambiance is described as a mix between modern luxury and sophisticated desert vibes.

At CIVANA, they take movement seriously. They believe an active body is a healthy body, making it perfect for mother-daughter bonding through activities such as yoga, TRX training and spa treatments. 

Guests have access to wellness experts, complimentary daily planning, fitness studios and more. CIVANA’s wish is to provide every guest a wellness experience that empowers them to stay happy and checkout changed, to leave with more than they arrived. Check it out for yourself!


Whether you’re into the art scene, nature or looking for a laid-back spa getaway—or maybe a mix of the three—Arizona offers it all. It’s the perfect destination for mother-daughter bonding, and you’re sure to create memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

Book your mother-daughter retreat in Arizona today and get ready to share the magic that Arizona has to offer. 

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