After shopping in Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall or hiking in the Rocky Mountains, treat yourself to a treatment (or three) at one of these spa retreats in and around Denver, Colorado.
Whether you’re a city slicker or outdoors type, the dry air in the Mile High City is known to dehydrate you. Use this as a great excuse to treat yourself to a night or two in a luxurious spa hotel in Colorado’s capital city.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
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Whether you’re dining at the Palace Arms or indulging in an Ayurvedic massage at the spa, you’re guaranteed to receive the royal treatment at the Brown Palace Hotel. The spa lets you bathe in luxury, with body soak treatments using water from a well below the hotel. If that isn’t enough, how about a champagne brunch followed by a fresh blow-dry, manicure and afternoon tea?
Set in a serene mountain spot between Denver and Boulder, Omni Interlocken Hotel is the ideal locale for a city escape. After an exhilarating day hiking or skiing, the full-service Mokara Spa at Omni Interlocken awaits to rejuvenate your skin, muscles and hair. Start with a probiotic massage, designed to boost your immune system, followed by an ultra-hydrating pedicure to ease those tired feet.
Couple retail therapy with spa treatments at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver. Just one block away, you’ll find Larimer Square, lined with cool independent boutiques and bars. After a long day of shopping, the hotel’s luxury spa and salon awaits. Try the massage using Aromatherapy Associates oils, or cool down after a hot day with the bespoke cold-therapy facial.
The Oxford Hotel, an iconic Denver landmark, promises historic charm with top-notch service. Ease the knots in your neck with a Swedish massage at the Oxford Club, Spa and Salon, or indulge in a decadent Royal Touch facial. Men need maintenance too, and the spa offers tailored treatments including a back exfoliation and rub, as well as a CBD pedicure to help ease sore muscles.
From the interiors to the day-spa menu, everything at the Ritz-Carlton has been inspired by the energy of the city and the surrounding landscape. The altitude of the Mile High City can leave your skin feeling particularly dry, but the Ritz-Carlton spa has a facial specially designed to hydrate. Love Denver’s craft beer? You’re in luck – the spa even incorporates it into its signature treatments.
Nature is at the heart of St Julien Hotel and Spa, whether you’re forest bathing in the nearby woodland, hiking, skiing or swimming in the 50ft (15m) indoor lap pool with views of the mountains. The award-winning full-service spa brings the outdoors in, with organic ingredients from the hotel’s own herb garden. After a strenuous day of outdoor adventure, treat your sore muscles to a CBD deep-tissue massage.
Set in Aurora on the outskirts of Denver, Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center offers a wholesome family experience within touching distance of the Rockies. Head here around Christmas when the hotel is aglow with holiday lights. While your kids are busy decorating gingerbread houses, you can retreat to the warmth of the Alpenglow Fireside Lounge at Relâche Spa or treat yourself to a hydrating customized Elemis facial.
Experience the native side of Colorado at the Niwot Inn and Spa, a charming country retreat with rugged Western roots. The inn’s centerpiece, the Great Room, has a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth fireplace, fireside leather armchairs, custom oak furniture and beamed ceilings. After a relaxing morning reading by the fire, book a massage at the spa with sounds of Native American music in the background.
These recommendations were updated on November 19, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.