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Start summer activities at these two resorts

Posted 5/3/24

Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows have summer happenings starting Memorial Day weekend.

Hotel Valley Ho is located at 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale. Mountain Shadows is located at 5445 E. …

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Start summer activities at these two resorts


Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows have summer happenings starting Memorial Day weekend.

Hotel Valley Ho is located at 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale. Mountain Shadows is located at 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.

ZuZu’s “Show Stopper” Shake

Shake it up this season with Hotel Valley Ho ZuZu’s latest “Show Stopper” Shake, Strawberry Lover. This popular treat features a new flavor each month and house-made ingredients piled on top. Available throughout May, Strawberry Lover has a strawberry cheesecake milkshake base topped with a strawberry shortcake ice cream pop, fresh strawberries, strawberry wafer cookies, strawberry milk crumb, strawberry sauce and whipped cream. The shake is $20, and $1 of each shake sold in May will go to the Ryan House.

OH Pool Memorial Day

Celebrate the long weekend at Hotel Valley Ho’s OH Pool, with music, food, cocktail specials, and celebrity athlete guest appearances. Former NFL Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Mark McMillian will be joining chef Russell LaCasce at the pool Saturday, Sunday and Monday to serve barbecue specials with his Grill’n McMillian hot sauce. Savor eats like grilled chicken wings, smoked elote, sticky icky spare ribs, and more.

Enjoy live music from resident DJs from 12–4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Ryan House. Reserve a day pass, daybed, cabana, or guestroom for access.

Memorial Day in Paradise (Valley)

Spend the long weekend with a sleek retreat to Mountain Shadows. Kick off the weekend with a Veuve Cliquot tasting 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday. Veuve will also be on special throughout the weekend for $19 a glass and $85 a bottle.

Enjoy a sunset yoga session on the lawn every night during the holiday weekend at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for locals and free for resort guests.

Head to the Hearth ’61 for live music 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Spend Saturday and Sunday poolside and savor barbeque specials. A DJ accompanied by a live saxophone will be playing from 12 to 3 p.m. both days.

Hearth ’61 will also hold a Spirited Sipping Seminar 3 p.m. on Saturday where guests can learn about what goes into making Summer-Perfect Margs. Tickets cost $45 and space is limited.

Wind down the weekend with a sound healing session 10 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $30 for locals and complimentary for resort guests. Event tickets and room reservations are available at www.mountainshadows.com.

Brunch & Learn with chefs at Hearth ‘61

Explore seasonal flavors and chef-crafted recipes at this new summer series. One Saturday a month at noon, Hearth ’61 will hold a Brunch & Learn event, featuring a different theme and a demo from chefs. Enjoy an intimate setting in the private dining room as chefs show how to prepare a dish while guests sip the featured beverage. Plus, take home a recipe to test in the kitchen.

After the demo, savor a three-course brunch in the dining room, including the two featured demo courses, dessert and a paired glass of wine or cocktail. The series kicks off with Spring Veggies on June 8, Fresh pasta on July 13, Flavors of the Southwest on Aug. 10, and Sweets & Treats on Sept. 14. Reservations can be made at mountainshadows.com.

Summer weekends at Mountain Shadows

Mountain Shadows is gearing up for summer with a lineup of new experiences. Every Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m., unwind to the sounds of a DJ-saxophone duo for an upbeat, sophisticated afternoon happening through 4th of July weekend. Experience sunset yoga on Friday nights at 6:30 p.m. or rise and shine with a 6 a.m. morning meditation, complete with Camelback Mountain views. Press the reset button with a 10 a.m. sound healing session on Sunday. Wellness activities are complimentary for resort guests. Don’t forget to swing by Hearth ’61 on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. for a sunset champagne sabering and complimentary toast to the weekend.