Stanford University maybe a talent pool for nearby Silicon Valley, but its off campus where the genius ditch the laptops and recreate. The university itself is gorgeous and warrants a tour, but you’ll find plenty of pleasure nearby at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park.
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Recommended Resort: Rosewood Sand Hill
Nestled amid 16 pristine acres in neighboring Menlo Park, Rosewood Sand Hill melds the rich heritage of relaxed California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning Bay Area views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Resort-like amenities include the lush courtyard gardens, the largest guestrooms on the peninsula, Sense spa and the exceptional fare at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera.
Check In: 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. 800-ROSEWOOD, rosewoodhotels.com.
Check Out: Sense spa. Sense spa at Rosewood Sand Hill features an elegant design that embraces the verdant natural surroundings. The serene sanctuary melds relaxed Californian luxury with fragrant gardens and stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The spa offers 13 treatment rooms and an array of personalized services inspired by the local traditions and abundant natural resources of its West Coast locale.
Separate men’s and women’s locker rooms each feature a relaxation area, wet lounge and charming outdoor courtyard with whirlpool. At the center of the spa, a co-ed relaxation lounge opens into a courtyard graced with a soothing fountain. The spa also features a Duet Suite with outdoor garden and whirlpool, movement studio, full-service hair salon and nail salon. Overlooking English gardens, the spacious fitness center offers the most advanced fitness and wellness suite from Technogym.
Don’t Miss: Madera. At the Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera, a comfortably elegant ambiance, picturesque views and outdoor terraces welcome guests and Silicon Valley locals alike. Featuring an open artisan wood-burning kitchen and extensive wine list, Madera serves American cuisine that celebrates the culinary traditions of the Western United States. In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, Madera offers two private dining rooms with private terraces and cozy fireplaces.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of and copyright Rosewood Sand Hill.
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