Four Seasons Punta Mita *****

The Five Star Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is my choice and the choice of many of my clients. I am devoted to this little oasis of calm relaxation on a sun-splashed stretch of Mexico’s Banderas Bay coastline. Sink your toes into the white-sand beach or frolic in the glittering aquamarine waters – both mere feet from the ground floor of your chic, Mexican-style beach home—your choice of ocean front casitas and villas—the rooms are spacious and all have views of the ocean.

Tropical Playground
Offering championship golf, diving, surfing, languid swimming pools, whale watching, flyboarding, fishing and the list goes on. The Lazy River is paradise for the kiddos.Dining
Under the renowned chef Philippe Piel, several restaurants offer grilled catch of the day, bountiful breakfasts, and Mexican classic cuisine. Of course, the refreshing perfectly prepared cocktails are served poolside, in the sand or in the many lounges. Cora Lounge offers panoramic views of the Pacific, and besides snacks and drinks, it is an inviting place to plop during whale watching season.

The Welcome You know I am passionate about The Welcome…On arrival, relax and enjoy the most delectable individual Margarita presented in your casita. And perfectly prepared cocktails are served poolside, in the sand or in the many lounges offering panoramic views of the Pacific.

Apuane Spa
Pièce de résistance. Step into a coastal haven of rest and tranquility. Apuane, Spanish for “healing waters,” is ultimate serenity in scenic Mexico. Spa therapists have created a special treatment that will enhance your feeling of well-being like no other massage you’ve ever experienced using tequila, indigenous sage oil and traditional Mexican healing techniques. My personal favorite: Healing Waters Body Ritual (Vichy Shower treatment) This healing ritual is a celebration honoring the Huichol “Rain Goddess” Nacawé and the healing powers of water. Renew and revitalize body and mind with a natural botanical scrub designed to revive the skin is combined with deep exfoliating massage movements to activate circulation and release tension. Native herbal ingredients and a selection of body moisturizers such as lavender, almond, or lemongrass create a treatment that is an experience and delight for all the senses.

The most devoted professional staff I’ve ever encountered. Fortunate guests will enjoy a round of golf with the very congenial GM amidst tropical jungle gardens overflowing with fragrant flowers, spectacular songbirds, colorful tree climbing iguanas, and a stunning ocean view. John is a beyond charming Irishman and if you are VV lucky he will gift you a book of his poems.

Our Clients are Considered Royalty Here

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015
Readers’ Choice Awards

We are proud to share with you that Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
has been awarded top honors by the 2016 Forbes Travel Guide – bestowing Five Stars, its highest designation.

No. 1 “Top 20 Resorts in Mexico (Pacific Coast)” and
No. 26 “Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World,”
This recognition is a true testament to our dedicated staff, who take great pride in maintaining the highest level of service and amenities that our loyal guests have come to expect as they return year after year.

Ranch at Rock Creek

Summer and autumn have swept past me and I’ve fallen behind on reporting on my adventures…summer trends – rustic romance, endless horizons and ink black night skies, to a bay area resident, the twinkling Montana sky resembles the magical dome of a planetarium. Adventure and glamping make for a superb visit to Ranch at Rock Creek, just a short distance from Missoula.The Forbes Five Star guest ranch has more activities than one can actually enjoy in a week, something for everyone and whenever you feel like moseying out from your rustically elegant and very comfy lodge room or an over the top Glamping Tent, set on the banks of the gurgling Rock Creek. Camping in the most elegant style, bug free, full indoor bath and a roaring stove to ward off the cool night chill. Private homes, lodge rooms and the elegant Glamping Tents easily accommodate a large family gathering. Ski and cross country adventures during winter season or ice-skate atop the frozen Bikini Beach pond; or be lazy and enjoy a sleigh ride around the pristine snow covered Montana terrain.

No schedules, other than meals, this fully inclusive lodge has a small weekly rodeo with tiny cowhands barely able to mount a goat to full-size burly cowpokes and fearless cowgirls willing to take their chances on a bucking bull.

Summer barn dances,horseback riding, archery, fly fishing on a pristine Blue Ribbon Creek, shooting sports, rope courses, geocaching, mountain biking…oh, did I mention the cinema and bowling alley for keeping kiddos occupied after their day at Little Grizzly’s Camp?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARanch at Rock Creek is not just for families, great girlfriend glamping weekend or travel with a group of old friends and enjoy memorable experiences combined with rugged adventure.

Executive chef Josh Drage and his team turnout noteworthy meals, seemingly all day long, boundless and bountiful delicious recipes, including braised Elk Shoulder, which was scrumptious! Recipe: DIGITAL CAMERAGiddy up and call me to reserve Ranch at Rock Creek – Highly recommend!