Escape to These Rocky Mountain Spas

What’s better than a trip to the mountains? A visit to a mountain resort spa, and there are a variety to choose from in Colorado.

Whether you’re looking for a girlfriend getaway, couples retreat, or just want to pamper yourself, there is a perfect spa for you.

Here are a few Colorado mountain spas that offer an array of wonderful experiences in three unique environments.

The Springs Resort & Spa

THE SPRINGS RESORT & SPA Pagosa Springs, Colorado

The combination of hot water and Southern Colorado hospitality makes The Springs Resort & Spa one of my favorite places in the Rocky Mountain West. The resort’s 27 hot spring pools straddle the San Juan River, and I can say from personal experience that catching a sunrise here is a surreal experience.

Take a soak before you head to the Spa at the Springs for your treatment. I receive the San Juan Essential massage from Rochelle and it was divine. The treatment combines moisture, heat, and oils to create one of the most relaxing spa experiences I have ever encountered.

Next time, I want to try a AquaZen treatment. Conducted in a hot spring pool, AquaZen helps lengthen the spine and relax the central nervous system which promoting fluid exchanges in the body, stimulating an immune system response.

Spa Anjali


A sense of peace fell over me when I entered Spa Anjali, one of the most luxurious spas I have ever visited.

This spa specializes in personalized treatments, and the first thing you’ll do upon arrival is fill out a comprehensive form that asks a variety of personal questions. Your therapist uses this information to create a spa treatment individualized for you.

I was greeted with a glass of wine upon my arrival, and once I reached my treatment room I was already in state of complete and total zen. My personalized facial with Jacqueline was a delightful experience that I never wanted to end.

Spa Ara


The Ameristar is Black Hawk’s most well-appointed casino property. From the rooftop pool to Timberline Grill, an impeccable steakhouse, the Ameristar is destination that offers much more than just gambling.

Spa Ara is one of those offerings that will exceed your expectations; it certainly exceeded mine. The interior design is a combination of wood, stone, and water and puts the visitor at immediate ease.

It was here that I received a massage from one of the most intuitive massage therapists. Eileen’s massage incorporated essential oils of my choosing and left me singing her praises for weeks.

The staff at Spa Ara also introduced me to Zents, a Colorado company that makes amazing spa products. I am addicted to their Oolong Body Oil and Mandarin Lotion.

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