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Aspen, Colorado

by Janet O'Grady

Aspen, Colorado

Founders called it The Aspen Idea, and we can’t think of a better place to cozy up for a winter getaway than at one of these three Aspen hot spots, which just happen to have the best spas in town!

Mind, body, spirit. Long before the terms became marketing buzzwords, the concept of a place to nourish mind, body, and spirit galvanized the transformation of this former silver mining town into a modern day resort. Founders called it The Aspen Idea, and we can’t think of a better place to cozy up for a winter getaway than at one of these three Aspen hot spots, which just happen to have the best spas in town!

The St Regis Aspen

A new holistic healing hideaway awaits at the RAKxa Wellness Spa, the first US foray for this pioneering Thailand based brand. The original RAKxa wellness retreat on the island of Bang Krachao, across from Bangkok, inspires this 14,249 square-foot space. Aspen’s mountains also influence its natural color palette of multiple shades of green, brown, and buff. The spa’s integrative wellness program blends traditional Eastern healing with modern wellness practices to de-stress and supercharge you. Treatments focus on your emotional and physical goals, with attention on practices to take home with you. Try an Ayurveda-inspired detox session or a Thai Seven Chakra hot stone massage, for complete relaxation. Their facial menu includes a brand-new partnership with Dr. Levy Skincare, and all the spa’s treatments come with complimentary Prosecco. www.marriott.com

The Little Nell

This winter the town’s only ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain debuted a revamped state-of-the-art fitness center and spa as sumptuous as the five-star hotel. The Spa at The Little Nell’s redesign is by Spanish designer, Luis Bustamante. The interiors are outfitted in earth tones so soothing you’ll want to move in. Three treatment suites are equipped with a private changing room and steam shower, with two featuring hybrid infrared/halo-therapy saunas. State-of-the-art technology with traditional therapeutic practices provides remedies for bodies weary from skiing, hiking, or partying in a high-altitude environment. Treatments are categorized under Replenish + Restore; and Reset + Rebalance. Under the Recover + Repair, for instance, try a Mountain Metamorphosis ritual. It provides a salt-infused infrared sauna session, topped off with oxygen said to promote repair at the cellular level. The products are top notch. such as the line by aesthetics and anti-inflammatory expert Dr. Barbara Sturm; organic skincare brand ISUN, developed in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains; and eco-friendly Seed to Skin Tuscany. www.thelittlenell.com

Auberge Hotel Jerome

Authentic Aspen history meets chic contemporary luxury at this iconic hotel. Its Yarrow spa has the look and feel of a luxurious rustic alpine lair. Treatments at this intimate spa cosset and comfort you. Botanicals found in The Rocky Mountains are star ingredients here. Your experience starts with a personalized Botanical Foot Soak. Choose your botanicals and essences from its Element Bar, which focuses on hydration, detox, and muscle relief. Its Herbal Stone massage uses poultices comprised of natural ingredients, such as turmeric, lime, and lemongrass, slowly massaged into your muscles. Light exfoliating occurs using warmed salt stones, followed by gentle assisted stretching to improve circulation and flexibility. The Green Recovery soothes your weary muscles with personalized massage techniques like deep tissue while applying its signature cold-pressed Lost Range CBD, made in Steamboat, Colorado, combined with grape seed oil, arnica, chamomile, and Vitamin E. Outstanding also is its facial using the satiny, Clé de Peau Beauté products, which will hydrate, nourish, and protect you from the harsh effects of cold and high altitude. www.aubergeresorts.com

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