The Golden Door Spa in Escondido California is where we began our journey of health and joy. Stepping through the Golden Doors ushers you into a setting of beauty and tranquility so inviting, even nature seems to breathe in reverence.
Your hostess will guide you over the crooked bridge and encourage you to breathe deeply and leave the outside world and negative thoughts behind. The mythology behind the crooked bridge is what you leave on the other side, cannot follow you into the sanctuary of life beyond the Golden Doors.
Sunday Brunch awaits you in the dining hall, where we were delighted with a cheese and asparagus omelet, fruit salad and fresh squeezed orange juice, picked right there from the Golden Door organic gardens. After our meal we were shown to our rooms, where our luggage was already awaiting us. The zen-like rooms envelop us in tranquility and light, through windows overlooking the waterfall that cascaded into the Koi pond below our back terrace.
The atmosphere was enhanced with a team of staff members that worked so well together, that the welcome day seemed to flow like a well choreographed dance through a myriad of events. Events including, (but not limited to) stretching, welcome walk and tour, meeting the fellow guests during Hors d'oeuvres and the chef prepared cuisine. As a relaxing culmination of the day, you could choose to bask in a hot whirlpool prior to a delightful end of day mini-massage, to help you unwind from your travels and settle in at the Golden Door Spa.
The benefits and wonder of this experience could not be truly expressed in one simple article. In order to help others grasp this amazing experience, I will be writing throughout the week about the many joys of this journey; from the amazing organic food, to the spa treatments, the workouts, and the camaraderie found with ease around the dinner table with fellow guests and staff members.