The Golden Door prides itself in providing you with exceptional personalized service where your wishes and goals are our highest priority.
It’s not at all unusual for our returning guests to find that staff members recall their preferences in astonishing detail. We create an environment that enables the splendor of easy laughter and happiness… the pleasure of good food and total relaxation among new friends and developing a healthy lifestyle that stays with you long after your departure. Our greatest compliment is when our guests return to the Golden Door multiple times throughout the years …
"The most important gift I received during my week at the Golden Door was friendship. Yes, the pampering was great! I loved the daily massage, facial, and time with a personal trainer. I enjoyed the dance and fitness classes and the hikes. But what I took away was friendship, connection and bonding.
I attended alone, on a women’s week. We all put our jewelry away, went without makeup, didn’t style our hair, and wore simple fitness clothes provided by the spa. The Golden Door scheduled our day for us, so we didn’t have to think about it, and everything was optional. This was so relaxing!
After the second day we began to peel away the layers of who we are in the world and to simply be ourselves. The meditation hike opened our senses and our hearts so that we could speak freely about our feelings and our experiences. We began to have deeper, more meaningful conversations, to reveal who we are and to put our guards down. Even the toughest cookie in the group, an actress very much in the public eye, opened up and revealed herself on the last night’s dinner.
It was beautiful to watch the women around me unfold and to feel that release of tension within myself. I began to laugh more, to reach out more, to touch more. We made connections and deep bonds. I believe that the women I met in this special week at the Golden Door Spa will be my friends for life!
On the last night we did a fire and candle lit Labyrinth walk. Walking in unison with my new friends was very moving for me. Here is a Haiku I wrote in the Haiku class:
Is that dew on my cheek?
She brushes my hand
“I came here shortly after the birth of my second child both to help jump start my baby weight loss program and to offer some rest and relaxation which was otherwise non-existent for me at home with a full-time job and two young children. My week at the Golden Door was to give me a week to work on me, both inside and out. The vast variety of athletic courses and options helped with the physical; the serene and Zen environment helped me with the mental. Most surprisingly, the talking with other women and having the closeness of female companionship reminded me of how important it is for a woman to connect with other woman.
It empowered me to make differences in my life that I am certain will help me, such as healthier food choices, portion control, being active whenever I can, staying in touch with girlfriends, and most importantly finding time to breathe and give myself a break! The Golden Door reminded me of who I am outside of a mom, a wife or an employee and I am empowered to not lose a hold of that.”
Lake Forest, IL
Golden Door is a life-changing experience, each moment to be savored and remembered. For women, a safe, secure retreat from a world pulling and tugging a your every moment to a place of peace. Whether you find your peace through exercise, hiking, ponds, trees and flowers...or through meditation, Tai Chi, a massage, or water aerobics, your peace is there to be discovered. Friendships new and old, stories shared, heart-lifting laughter - come, you'll find it."
"Golden Door has given me the opportunity to find myself again, to take the time I've needed to wake up muscles and parts of my heart that were asleep! Being able to connect with both the wonderful staff and other guests has meant so much to me. I plan on taking these moments and memories back home with me to give me the strength I need to be emotionally and physically the best I can be!" the Golden Door."
“We all need a break from life occasionally to recharge and replenish. My week at Golden Door renewed my body, mind and spirit. The attention to detail and care that is taken to make this week special are amazing. I’m returning home a better version of myself. Thank you Golden Door for making this one of the best weeks of my life.”
"The Golden Door reminds us all that we are worthy, that we all experience love, laughter and pain and that we are all connected. I am so deeply, profoundly grateful for its existence."
"There are many places one can exercise, have beauty treatments and absorb the wonders of nature - but for me, there is only place that wraps it all with a ribbon of warmth and care. It is a magical place called the Golden Door."
Yvonne Competillo (2 visits)
"My experience at Golden Door has been amazing - just what I needed. The community Golden Door has created in unique. The guests truly bond and become friends. The staff is gracious, accommodating and knowledgeable. I feel pampered, centered, calm, exhausted and valued. The food is healthy, yet substantial and delicious. So much effort has been put into making the Golden Door a unique and extraordinary place - and it succeeds!"
Debbie Huennekens (1st visit)
San Diego, CA