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About Golden Door

Residing on 600 acres on the western slopes of southern California’s Peninsular Ranges, the legendary Golden Door has established itself as a premier destination spa and a storied retreat for visitors around the world.

This meditative environment, laden with stone walkways, serene waterfalls, Japanese gardens, koi ponds, and a circular labyrinth, emphasizes sustainable and philanthropic commitments and inspires possibilities for complete personal renewal. Tailored fitness programs, complemented by 20 miles of private hiking trails and 600-plus acres of nature to explore, strengthen the body, while inner focus-inspired classes such as meditation, tai chi, and qigong stimulate the mind. Additionally, personalized beauty regimens, spa treatments, and healthy, wholesome cuisine provide a flawless mix of pampering and wellness.

Decision-making is kept to a minimum, as the all-inclusive schedule and program is created for each individual, allowing a truly stress-free week to unfold. Though the 40-room Golden Door is designed for women, some co-ed and men's weeks are offered throughout the year; specialty focus weeks and four-day interludes are also available.

Notice: SpaFinder Wellness Gift Cards may be redeemed for a maximum of US$500 per person, per stay, at this property.

 

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(Max of US$500 per person, per stay)
777 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos, CA 92069 United States
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+1 (800) 424-0777
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Menus of Services / Classes

Reflecting the integration of body, mind, and spirit, Golden Door mingles guest houses, gardens, and treatment spaces to form a seamless spa. Treatment rooms, all of which overlook beautifully serene landscapes, are scented by the natural fragrances of surrounding azaleas, camellias, and fruit trees, and a Japanese bathhouse affords visitors access to a steam room, sauna, and showers.

Daily in-room massages are a treasured ritual here, and a personal esthetician designs a customized beauty regimen for each guest. Different treatments are offered each day, with options including hydrotherapy baths, body scrubs, wraps, signature facials, and hair, scalp, and nail services. Coloring, brow/lash tinting, and specialty massage are available for an additional charge.

 

BODY SCRUBS
Dry Brushing
Fruit Scrub
Herbal Scrub
Other Scrubs
Salt Scrub
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BODY WRAPS
Clay Wrap
Herbal Wrap
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COMPLIMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE
Acupuncture
Biofeedback
Mind/Body Medicine
Nutrition Therapy
Other CAM Wellness Treatments
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Self Hypnosis for Health
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ENERGY WORK
Chakra Balancing
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FACIALS
Acne/Deep Cleansing
Alpha Hydroxy Facials
Anti-aging
Back Facial
Botanical Facial
Custom
Other Facials
Rosacea
Signature
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FACILITIES & AMENITIES
Food/Beverage Available
Laundry
Locker Room
Retail Store
Robes Provided
Sauna
Showers
Slippers Provided
Steam Room
Whirlpool, Jacuzzi
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FITNESS & ACTIVITIES
Aerobics
Boxing
Dancing
Hiking
Meditation
Personal Training
Pilates with Mat
Pilates with Reformer
Qigong
Spinning
Tai Chi
Tennis
Yoga Classes
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HAIR/NAIL SERVICES
Eyebrow and Lash Tinting
Hair Styling and Care
Makeup Instruction/Application
Manicures
Pedicures
Sugaring Hair Removal
Sunless Tanning
Waxing
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MASSAGES
Aromatherapy
Back Massage
Cranio Sacral Massage
Deep Tissue
Feldenkrais
Hot Stone
Lomilomi
Lymph Drainage
Myofascial Release
Reflexology
Reiki
Scalp
Shiatsu
Swedish
Thai
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PREVENTIVE
Cardiovascular Medicine
Nutrition Consultation or Therapy
Other Traditional Wellness Treatments
Weight Loss Services
Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing
Cardio Metabolic Exercise Profile
Energy Expenditure Profile
Smoke-Free (Smoking Cessation)
Understanding Food Labels
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WATER TREATMENTS
Hydrotherapy
Watsu
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FITNESS
Aerobics
Dancing
Personal Training
Tai Chi
Tennis
TRX
Cardiomax Training
Cardio Boxing
Archery
Fencing
Boot Camp
Sports Conditioning
Self Defense
Outdoor Adventure
Tabata Run
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PILATES
Pilates with Mat
Pilates with Reformer
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WELLNESS
Hiking
Spinning
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YOGA
Yoga Classes
Aqua Yoga
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Customer Reviews for Golden Door (9)

TariqH
August 9, 2012
One Of The Best Around The World
I Had an excellent time , great place .. i go 4 times a year to several spas around the world,,, Golden door is one of the best
jacquiem
April 10, 2012
Ahhhhmazing!
The fitness programs are wonderful. This truly is a "fitness spa" more than a "beauty treatment" spa. The staff is extremely accomodating and the grounds are simply majestic. They only allow 40 guests at a time, so you make wonderful friends. I met a woman who was on her 34th visit to the Golden Door!
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May 16, 2011
a day of serenity
This Spa was so rejuvenating and relaxing. From the moment i stepped out of my car i found the ambviance and scenery to be quaint and serelle. The staff was generous to my every whim and i found the amenities to be excellent. Dr. Trevor Holly Cates provided a one on one hollisitic overture of my health and wieght loss goals, as well as ways to improve my excercise and diet regimen. I was treated to a complimentary massage after signing up for first time use with Dr. Cates' treatment plan. I fel amazing. The comfort that the golden door spa gives has truly been an experience i will never forget.
karina
April 5, 2011
Best spa ever!
You won't find a better spa anywhere. Excellent customer care, best massage, exquisite food, gorgeous surroundings, beautiful hiking trails, tranquil and relaxing. Everything you would dream your day or week at the spa should be.
CyndiS
May 13, 2010
Doesn't get any better than this!
I have been to the Golden Door for five years. I love it! Once you go there you will never want to go anywhere else. The food, staff and facilities are wonderful. Pure luxury!
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May 5, 2010
Equisite!
This spa was the most luxurious spa. The decor and ambiance of the serenity was mesmorizing. I felt plush, relaxed and royal.
DeborahC
March 30, 2010
Favorite Place on Earth
I've been to the GD twice so far, and I am returning this year. I went alone the first time and brought my daughter when I returned. It is definitely a place you can go to alone. Everything is first class and about making your life better. I intend to return every year.
SallieF
September 15, 2009
It doesn't get better than this!!
When you arrive at the Golden Door you know that you've arrived someplace special from the moment you walk in. The program is completely customized for you, to help you achieve the mind/body/spirit balance so many of us seek. Everything is top-notch from the cuisine (buy the cookbook, it's worth it!), to the fitness program (do not miss Ouichi's classes) to the superb in-room massages and facial treatments. I returned from my week there feeling superb - lighter, happier and completely stress-free. The Golden Door is addictive. Once you've been, it's hard not to dream of returning again and again and again.
SpaExpert
February 21, 2006
The Winner in Spas
Golden Door has been around for many years. Every spa today trys to copy their formula. Most fall short. I went for men's week more than once. They only have 40 or so guests each week..you stay a week and you make great friends. The fitness program makes you feel like Rocky when you leave along with great great spa food. If you have the dollars for spa and fitness programs you need to go to the Golden Door...the tops.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Each day at Golden Door is a balance of vigorous movement and total relaxation, as guests discover the meaning of true wellbeing. Personal Program interviewers work with each guest to develop a customized exercise schedule tailored to fitness levels, goals, and preferences, while handpicked fitness guides act as mentors, providing one-on-one coaching, monitoring progress, and adjusting workout schedules.

Blending current fitness therapies with ancient disciplines, Golden Door’s broad array of classes include yoga, tai chi, Feldenkrais®, meditation, flexibility training, cycling, cardio boxing, aqua yoga, and dance; private sessions can be requested for an additional fee. Most of these classes are offered at the state-of-the-art fitness facilities, which include three aerobic gyms, an Inner Focus retreat, a Pilates studio, group cycling room, a 1,000-square-foot equipment gym, Watsu water therapy pool, tennis courts, and solarium. Meanwhile, enlightening “inner focus” classes—self-hypnosis, biofeedback, stress management, labyrinth walks, private garden tours, “seed-to-table” sessions, and joyful living—cultivate self-awareness.

The destination maintains a staff-to-guest ratio of 4:1.

Facilities

Sauna

Pool-Outdoor

Toiletries Available

Hair and Beauty

Steam Room

Tennis

Showers

Fitness Testing

Changing/Locker Rooms

Resistance Equipment

Cardiovascular Equipment

Nutritional/Dietical Expert

Jacuzzi

Weight Loss/Slimming Programs

Amenities

Slippers Provided

Food and Drink

Robes Provided

Retail Shop

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

With a design evocative of a Japanese honjin inn, guest rooms at Golden Door promote tranquility. Each room is decorated with the purposeful simplicity of antique Japanese artwork and a traditional tokonoma meditation shrine; a deck overlooking Japanese gardens allows for private moments of reflection.

As well, Golden Door visitors will notice the destination’s Japanese art collection scattered throughout the grounds; designed to inspire, the collection, with pieces dating back to the 18th-century Edo period, includes Kasuga lanterns illuminating pathways, rice paper room-divider screens, and a protective “temple guardian” to offer shelter.

Dining is a thoughtful experience at Golden Door, with every dish served intended to be “a banquet for the eyes, soul, and palate.” The property celebrates bio-dynamic farming methods, and much of the produce used for cooking is sourced from the on-site organic garden, paired with locally raised, free-range poultry and freshly caught fish from the Pacific Ocean. Prepared in the kitchen where spa cuisine was first served, fare is colorful and inventive, featuring low-fat, low-calorie meals.

Food Options

Other Needs Accommodated

Events

Jul 20 - Jul 26, 2014  

California Wines Co-Ed Week

CALIFORNIA WINES COED WEEK

July 20-26th

 

Some of California’s most prominent vintners join this Coed Week for seven days of tastings and pairings.  Guest vintners share stories of wine, its history and wine-making lore that will entertain, educate and delight wine neophytes and seasoned connoisseurs alike. After a week of fitness sessions and spa treatments, we celebrate the god of wine and vegetation, Dionysos, in a joyous Garden Dinner against the backdrop of the setting sun and beneath a canopy of sparkling lights.  Set in our three-acre organic garden, it is a highlight of our summer season.

 

Call 866.420.6414 to Book Your Experience.

 

Mention Spafinder Wellness 365 upon booking.

Golden Door
http://goldendoor.com/the-resort/planning-your-stay/program_calendar/#y=2014&m=6
Nov 9 - Nov 15, 2014  

OUTDOOR CHALLENGE AND HIKING WOMEN'S WEEK

November 9th - November 15th

Our most challenging Women’s Week.  While every guest participates in a program drawn to her personal circumstances, this week offers more to those who are ready to reach further.  The two and one-half hour Outdoor Adventure is an early morning backpack hike up the mountain.  Once there, participants hit the trails on mountain bikes, followed by the Outdoor Adventure Workout, which uses the tools of nature as exercise equipment. The week offers a challenging menu of outdoor fitness classes, including CardioMax, Core Challenge, Power Cycle, Sports Conditioning Circuit and Fast Fit.

Call 866.420.6414 to Book Your Experience.

 

Mention Spafinder Wellness 365 upon booking.