A Resort, a Dog, and a Spa

A day at the spa: Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado



Photo courtesy of Beaver Run Resort

Maybe it’s the frosty air or the changing leaves or the impending holidays, but fall seems like the perfect time to be pampered. And there’s no better place to be pampered than at The Spa at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge, Colorado.

I've been staying at Beaver Run for a number of years. It encompasses everything we love about Breckenridge. The resort has a laid-back ambiance, and the staff is super friendly. With a wide variety of room styles to choose from, you can visit Beaver Run for a weekend with friends in large condo style digs, or enjoy a romantic getaway complete with a giant whirlpool hot tub.

I have stayed in a variety of Beaver Run’s accommodations, eaten at all of their dining establishments, visited the bar, taken a dip in the resort’s multiple pools, and soaked in the hot tubs. The only thing I hadn’t experienced at Beaver Run was the spathat is until this fall.

When I walked into The Spa at Beaver Run, I knew that I would love this place. Scout, the spa’s unofficial mascota 150-pound malamutewas lounging languidly on the couch in the foyer. Those who know me will understand that this made my daybecause “dog person” isn’t a strong enough phrase to describe me.

Scout looked up at me from his comfy couch as if to say, “You’re in the right place, lady. It’s all about rest and relaxation around here.”

I was scheduled for a facial, but first I took a short tour of the spa with the owner, Julie. It’s a small spa with big offerings, and one of their most unique is Watsu, a treatment done in a pool. The Spa at Beaver Run uses their state-of-the-art outdoor therapeutic heated saltwater pool for their Watsu treatments. Watsu allows muscles along the spine to completely relax; this can be a truly enlightening experience.

I totally blissed out during my facial with Amber. As a bonus to the wonderful facial, she was a wealth of information on skin health, recommending that I start using Vitamin C serum on my face, from which I am already seeing benefits.

After telling Amber about my carpal tunnel syndrome, she worked on that in between facial masks. She heated my hands, wrists, and arms with hot washcloths and then massaged and repeated. I had arrived in Breckenridge suffering from severe carpal tunnel pain, but after Amber’s treatment I was pain-free for nearly a week. After this experience I’ve decided to add massage to my carpal tunnel pain management regime.

I can attest from my experience that The Spa at Beaver Run has an intuitive and knowledgeable staff who will cater to your every need. If you need an escape this fall or winter, be sure to check out their incredible packages.

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Heidi Kerr-SchlaeferHeidi Kerr-Schlaefer is the founder of HeidiTown, the place for entertaining festival and travel stories. As the “Mayor” of HeidiTown and a freelance writer, Heidi travels the Rocky Mountain States and beyond in order to introduce her readers/citizens to the amazing adventures that are just a road trip away. ​ 

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