Standing on a hillside cradled by the magnificent red-and-ocher cliffs of Boynton Canyon, in Sedona, it is easy to see why so many cultures attribute special powers to this spot on the land. The Hopi, Apache, and Navajo consider it sacred ground, while New Age devotees call it a "vortex" for its healing energies. Whatever your beliefs, the canyon, home to Enchantment Resort, is utterly mesmerizing.
Enchantment has long been known for its superb spa treatments, with an expert staff and delicately scented essential oils, so it makes perfect sense that it is expanding this month with a new destination spa: Mii Amo (mee-AH-moe; Native American for "journey"). From our sneak preview, it looks heavenly. The serene design by Gluckman Mayner Architects (who did the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe) is a harmony of pure forms, clean lines, and natural light that wisely allows the landscape to take center stage. It's not just the outdoor pools that have heart-stopping vistas—each of its private facial rooms boasts a window perfectly angled to frame the canyon. With only two suites and 14 casitas, Mii Amo is cloistered and intimate. Ask to stay in the Mii Amo Suite, which has a private courtyard with an outdoor whirlpool and fireplace. Two hours north of Phoenix. $1,890-$2,790 for a three-day package, including meals and five spa treatments. 525 Boynton Canyon Road; Sedona, Arizona 86336; 888-749-2137, 520-203-8500; www.miiamo.com.
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