Winter or summer, snow or sunshine, skiing or hiking season, Coloradans are always outside. Our at Corken + Company feels there’s something to be said for taking a few days off to rest, refuel and restore our bodies before hitting the slopes or hiking trails again. Whether you’re in need of a staycation or you want to plan a self-care road trip with your friends, a trip to one of Colorado’s best spas will help you feel re-energized, any time of year. Here is a list of some of Colorado’s best spas.
Spa at St Julien:
900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-8218,
Just a few blocks from the Boulder foothills, the Spa at St Julien is the place to treat yourself after a day of hiking. You can also plan your entire day around this luxurious, 10,000-square-foot spa. Try their Day of Decadence package ($470). This which includes a body scrub, full-body Swedish massage, facial, pedicure, shampoo and style, champagne and a charcuterie board.
To experience the spa in true Boulder fashion, treat yourself to the hotel’s Very Vegan Package (starting at $630). This includes an overnight stay, two “Cruisin’ in Rio” vegan cocktails, a $50 food and beverage credit (good for many vegan options at Jill’s Restaurant). Another option, the Pampered Vegan treatment at the spa, incorporates a vegan body scrub, a full-body massage and a warm scalp massage. The spa also has an indoor lap pool, hot tub, patio and fitness center with mountain views.
Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa:
126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, 970-790-3020
Located at The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon, you’ll find Spa Anjali. The spa is a place where you can rest, replenish and work up a sweat. It includes an athletic club, a steam room, a sauna, a full-service salon and 14 treatment rooms.
You can book one of the spa’s “journeys”. These are a curated collection of related treatments meant to reinvigorate you from head to toe. You can also sign up for a standalone offering like the Ponderosa Pine Therapy ($195). This draws on Native American remedies to help with inflammation, muscle pain and tension.
Strata Integrated Wellness Spa:
3314 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, 720-428-2202
Strata Integrated Wellness Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club’s approach to self-care is very holistic. Here, you’ll find an entire team of therapists and physicians dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Their team includes a cardiologist and internist, a kinesiologist, a nutritionist, a physical trainer, an acupuncturist, a lymphologist and more.
The 31,000-square-foot building is encompasses a medical center, a spa and an event center, where the resort hosts cooking demonstrations, lectures and other gatherings. In addition to their body therapies, facials, massages, salon services, and aesthetic treatments, the spa also recently began offering Chan Beaute. This treatment draws on the Vietnamese practice of facial reflexology to address beauty marks, moles, wrinkles, and other imperfections without damaging the skin.
The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon:
1616 17th St., #100, 303-628-5435
The Oxford Club is just steps from Denver’s Union Station, which makes it the perfect place to take out-of-town guests as soon as they arrive. After checking in to one of the Victorian-inspired suites, they’ll enjoy the club’s new CBD Massage and Rose CBD Spectrum Facial. which use local products from Boulder and Loveland to moisturize and refresh the skin while also relieving pain and anxiety. Another tranquil treatment is Bee My Honey, which incorporates olive oil, sugar, lavender essential oil, milk and honey body butter, and local honey from nearby Urban Farmer Steakhouse (where the bees live on the roof!) into a truly sublime experience.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Denver:
1881 Curtis St., 303-312-3830
Whether you just need a little “me” time or you’re trying to impress out-of-town visitors, consider staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. This luxurious hotel includes a 6,000-square-foot spa. The spa features a salon, whirlpools, steam rooms, a fitness center, and relaxation lounges. The spa menu just got a refresh, with new options that include CBD, oxygen, and even virtual reality.
The 80-minute Essential Oxygen Ritual ($225), for instance, starts with an immersive virtual reality video intended to help you shut off your mind before the treatment.
The Spa at Vail Athletic Club:
352 East Meadow Drive, Vail, 970-476-7960
The first spa in Vail, The Spa at Vail Athletic Club opened more than 30 years ago. Over the years, the spa has perfected its approach to hospitality while adding cutting-edge treatments and services. In addition to body wraps and scrubs, massages, skin care treatments and other services, the spa offers medical-grade facials, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, migraine relief, and chronic pain management.
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