A Celebration of Life Getaway

In Honor and Loving Memory of Carol's Life and Legacy

What: Luxury Spa Resort Getaway Dates: October 1 - 4, 2015

Option 1: Miraval Resort and Spa - Tucson, Arizona (featured on Oprah and Ellen shows - see video link and video below). A wellness luxury spa resort dedicated to opening eyes, minds and hearts. Miraval's focus on sustainable living, casita-style guest accommodations and the spectacular new Life in Balance Spa is a great place to host your Tribute to Life Retreat.

Package includes:

  • $150 nightly resort credit, per person to spend on select spa services or activities of your choosing. This means you may do a treatment or an activity (culinary class, equine, photography, clay class, golf class, zipline, mountain bikes, etc.) every day.
  • Luxurious, casita-style accommodations
  • All healthful and flavorful meals, snacks, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages created by Executive Chef Justin Macy
  • Unlimited participation in regularly scheduled daily self-discovery activities
  • Full access to Miraval's extensive resort amenities including fitness center and the new Life in Balance Spa, with saunas, hot tubs and more than 100 treatments
  • Complimentary shared shuttle transfers from Tucson International Airport or complimentary valet parking for those driving in.
  • Welcome gift of a Miraval tote bag & reusable water canteen per guest
  • Complimentary Miraval Morning Menu Spa Service ($150 value) (1 morning treatment)
  • 20% off Raindance Pass & Spa Retail purchases.

Morning Spa Menu:



Prices (based on October 2014 prices - 2015 prices are not yet available) This is to give you a start for planning:

Standard Room (no private patio area)

Single: $2,346.84; Double: $2,145.17 per person + air

Deluxe Room (has a private patio outside)

Single: $2508.18; Double: $2,306.50 + air

Package does not include air -- air pricing for October 2015 is not yet available.

Air guestimates based on 2014 prices: North Carolina (RDU?), Illinois (ORD/MDW=$370), Ohio (CLE = $530 / CMH = $420), Nevada (LAS=$200 / RNO=$340), Indiana (IND=$450), and Georgia (ATL=$420).


Excursion: Sunrise / Sunset Hot Air Balloon - Tribute to Life ceremony $200/pp

"A magic carpet ride" and "riding on a cloud" are two phrases that have been used to describe the beauty, exhilaration and gentleness of ballooning. The balloon tour lasts approximately 1 hour with sunrise and sunset (seasonal) flights available.

Even though you travel at speeds of five to six miles per hour, there is virtually no sensation of motion because you are flying with the wind. As you gently leave the ground, you'll be amazed at how light the balloon feels.

During the flight you will have an unobstructed 360-degree view to take excellent photographs. Flying close to 400 feet above the ground, you will be able to see the magnificent sights and sounds of desert life.

Sample Menu:

Champagne Breakfast

  • Chilled Champagne
  • Orange Juice
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Chocolate-filled Croissants
  • Soft Cheese
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit
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Option 2: Enchantment Resort and Spa - Sedona, AZ

Enchantment Resort is the leading Sedona resort and spa, renowned in Arizona and beyond. This is a perfect spot for a girls' getaway because the southwest resort and hotel offers an abundance of amenities with stunning views. This Sedona luxury resort combines the unique natural beauty of Arizona's red rocks with superb hotel accommodations, delicious dining, spa services and beautiful hiking trails all throughout Sedona. You may add on a group day excursion to the Grand Canyon, as well.

Package includes:

FULL CASITA (sleeps 5 singles) - Two bedroom suite with 3 bathrooms (each sleeping space has full bathroom) plus a queen studio, with a living room and kitchenette. The spacious and comfortable Casita Guest Room offers two queen-size beds and a cozy sitting area adorned in regional décor, highlighted by a viewing deck overlooking Boynton Canyon. A large room with a beehive fireplace and oversized queen pull-down bed, the Casita Deluxe Studio features a kitchenette with a dining table, refrigerator, microwave and electric range…plus a built-in gas grill on the viewing deck. All those features are included in the two-bedroom Casita Suite, which combines the large living area with your choice of a bedroom offering two queen-size beds, a bedroom with a king-size bed, or both. Some casitas even feature the option of a pool or spa pool.

Each room offers an outdoor deck for enjoying views of Sedona's magnificent red-rock mountains, mini-bar, coffee maker, high-speed internet, in-room movies, full-size ironing board & iron, hair dryer and bathrobes. Housekeeping service is provided twice daily, along with bottled water every evening and newspaper plus orange juice every morning.

#1 The ideal Sedona spa resort vacation, spend your time enjoying all of the amenities of Mii amo, including two spa services and three meals a day at the destination spa.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at Mii amo Café
  • One 60-minute and one 90-minute spa service per person, per night
  • Enjoy all the facilities at Mii amo, including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, locker rooms, steam, sauna, and movement studio

Price per person for 5 in the FULL CASITA: $1,620


Full CASITA accommodations with:

#2 The ideal Sedona spa resort vacation, spend your time enjoying all of the amenities of Mii amo, including one spa service and full breakfast per day.

  • Full breakfast each morning, per person at any restaurant, including Mii amo Cafe or in-room dining
  • One 60-minute spa service per person, per day
  • Enjoy all of the facilities at Mii amo, including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, locker rooms, steam, sauna, and movement studio
Price per person for 5 in FULL CASITA: $1,160.00

This option allows you more flexibility with the savings to not only experience the restaurants on property but to explore other restaurants in town (Sedona) as you could rent a car to drive to town to shop and eat one day. Plus, the savings would cover the cost of a full-day group excursion to the Grand Canyon (a MUST see). Also, you could host a very nice gathering for the Tribute to Life Celebration in one of the secluded areas.

Sedona Arizona Activities

Group Excursion:

The Grand Canyon is a drive of 2 ½ hours from the resort. Your group may be interested in a private tour of the canyon, which includes lunch at the El Tovar. Since this is a private tour, you can include an optional helicopter tour over the canyon, or perhaps hiking along the rim! You will also stop at Cameron, a historic Navajo trading post. You will be picked up up at the resort. This tour is $225 plus tax per person for parties of three or more. 48 hour cancellation policy

Non-private tour to the Grand Canyon for $135 per adult. The tour stops for lunch on your own and you have a variety of places to eat. You may wish to eat at the historic El Tovar Restaurant, Bright Angel Lodge or purchase some lunch items at the Bright Angel Fountain. This tour also includes a stop at Cameron, an old Navajo trading post on the Navajo Reservation. You wll be picked up at the resort. 24 hour cancellation policy.

Grand Canyon tour that includes a one-way ride on the historic Grand Canyon Railway, continental breakfast, and a rim tour. Your tour starts with your guide picking you up from the hotel in their shuttle bus and taking you to Williams, where you take the train to the Grand Canyon Village. After about 2 hours at the South Rim, your guide will pick you up and take you to a couple of overlooks on the east rim and make a stop at the historic trading post in Cameron. Coach Class is $174 for adults; First Class is $214 for adult. 24 hour cancellation policy.

You can fly direct from Sedona to the Grand Canyon Airport for a day of adventure and scenic wonder. You will have time to hike, sight see, have lunch, or just relax at the historic El Tovar Lodge. This tour includes an air tour of the Grand Canyon, round trip ground transportation, admission to the National Park, and up to 3 hours at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This tour is 5 hours in length and is $395 per person.

Grand Canyon Airplane and Helicopter (30 min or 50 min) Fly by airplane over the Red Rocks of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, the San Francisco Peaks, Painted Desert and more on a 45 minute scenic flight to the Grand Canyon South Rim airport. Board a jet powered helicopter for a spectacular 25 minute or 45 minute flight over the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon. Flying lower and slower than airplanes, you see the Grand Canyon in a way only a helicopter can provide. Marvel at the endless side canyons, gorges, and spires as you take in the majesty and wonder that is the Grand Canyon. This tour is 3 ½ to 4 hours in length.

Adult $389 (with 25-30 minute helicopter tour)
Adult $475 (with 45-50 minute helicopter tour)

These prices do not include taxes or airport fees. 24 hour cancellation policy.