A sprawling landscape of mountains, forests and desert – Colorado allows you to fully immerse yourself in nature and switch off from modern stresses. To further your state of relaxation, these spa and wellness retreats will help you unwind from the get-go.
An urban retreat, this slick spot in the Mile High City promises a treat for the senses. The rooms boast views of the Rockies through oversized windows, and the restaurant serves up locally sourced produce – but head to the spa for some real escapism. There is a range of treatments from “body shaping” to a menu designed specifically for men. For those who are staying longer, there’s even the opportunity to enroll in nutritional counseling, yoga sessions and personal training to meet your fitness goals.
Slap-bang in the center of Denver’s most renowned neighborhoods, Cherry Creek, this spot has everything on its doorstep – from high-end stores to walkable nature trails. For some R&R after exploring the city, check into the hotel’s fitness center with wellness and fitness programs tailored to your needs: the hotel teams up with local health-minded companies to deliver programs to suit. And don’t miss the free outdoor yoga sessions that take place every Sunday on the rooftop sundeck.
Surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops galore, this contemporary Marriott hotel has everything you could need on its doorstep. But for a bit of escapism, head to the fitness center, which boasts sublime views and a decent range of equipment to keep you busy. There is a Peloton indoor exercise bike so you can program workouts and improve your game as you go.
Thanks to a well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool, it’s easy to keep your fitness routine up at this hotel in the vibrant town of Fort Collins. Reward yourself afterwards, unwinding in the hot tub and lounging on the sundeck. As for refueling, the bistro serves up healthy dishes and there are several other restaurants on its doorstep, including an Italian with gluten-free pizzas.
The heated rooftop pool is a highlight for many at this luxury boutique hotel with dreamy views of the city skyline and snow-capped Rocky Mountains beyond. Another spot in the slickly designed high-rise with top views is the fitness center on the 15th floor: soak up the scenery while using the treadmills, bikes and elliptical trainers, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Wondering how you’ll fit in a session around your busy itinerary? No sweat – the gym is open 24 hours a day.
This spot in downtown Boulder is big on relaxation and renewal. Stays come with complimentary access to the spa, pool, hot tub and fitness center, which is currently open from 9am to 5pm daily. Salon and beauty services, such as waxing, are available along with massages and facials. A popular treatment includes the CBD Classic Massage with the “calming, soothing effects of CBD working in unison with massage techniques designed to quiet the mind and relax the body.”
This sprawling lakeside AAA Five-Diamond resort in Colorado Springs has a long list of amenities to keep you busy, including more than 10 restaurants and three championship golf courses. After exhausting all of the options, take time to explore the classically styled spa. Here, you will find saunas, steam rooms, aromatherapy rooms and cozy fireplace lounges. There are many treatments on offer; spoil yourself with the Wine Down massage complete with a 30-minute Chardonnay-infused sugar scrub.
These spacious self-contained holiday rentals at the base of Vail Mountain are perfect for family and group gatherings or for couples looking for a romantic retreat: the homes and condominiums come with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, parking and access to the Grand Hyatt resort amenities. Be sure to visit the spa after a day on the mountains, with 10 treatment rooms, a jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas. There is an extensive treatment menu with mountain athletes in mind, such as the Elevate Your Altitude massage that uses a high-altitude oil infused with peppermint, ylang ylang, tangerine and fennel to help boost circulation.
Founded in 1962, this charming alpine-style resort prides itself in being one of the first attractions on Vail Mountain. There are endless activities in close proximity, with skiing being the most popular winter activity; in the summer, there is everything from hiking and biking to rafting and Jeep tours on offer. But a year-round highlight is the 7,500-square-foot (700sqm) spa decked out with seven massage rooms alongside steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools. On the treatment front, one of the most unique offerings is the Dream Pod Float Experience, which invites you to step into a private, oversized tub filled with warm water and saturated with 800 lbs. (363kg) of Epsom salt to reduce muscle tension.
Looking to relax in Colorado’s five-star luxury? A grand hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain will do the job. The St. Regis Aspen Resort’s award-winning Remède Spa is one of its highlights, and for $75 (£63) a day, you can enjoy its curated treatments. Relax with a CBD-infused massage and facial tailored to your skin type, before making the most of the spa’s facilities, such as steam caves and an “oxygen lounge” that also aids in relaxation. Other wellness features at the resort include a heated outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center and three year-round hot tubs overlooking the mountainous scenery.