Open since last November, the 30-acre all-inclusive Coyote Moon Health Resort & Spa (Tucson, AZ) is the first in the country tailored primarily to serve the gay and lesbian communities. Joe Studer, co-owner and general manager, was inspired three years ago to open a place of healing and renewal on a visit to the area from his hometown of Chicago. Offering guests a holistic experience of relaxation, fitness, and outdoor activities, the resort has an average length stay of just under four days, with some guests choosing to linger for one-to-three months. "Everyone who comes here wants to experience some sort of change and renewal," says Studer, who notes that, although the resort's clientele is 95 percent gay and lesbian, the destination resort and spa does attract some straight guests, as well. "The gay population talks about community, and every other gay resort is either all men or all women with no straight people. I wanted everyone to feel welcome."—Julie Sinclair
RIGHT: Practicing yoga outdoors is only one of the benefits of the Coyote Moons locale. BELOW, FROM TOP: A day of horseback riding; a client receiving a massage; the resorts desert landscape.