Happy Spalidays


We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas. However, our version includes a snow colored terry cloth robe and matching slippers. With several five-star spas from which to choose, Colorado is chock-full of pampering playgrounds. Here, we share our picks for the gal looking to escape the holiday hoopla.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Massage – Indulge at the Spa at The Brown, where guests can enjoy a new seasonal treat, Chocolate Covered Cherry Massage – this blend of Swedish, reflexology and deep tissue techniques combined with a signature blend of chocolate covered cherry oil is a great treatment-for-two in the couple’s room and includes breakfast for two as well.

Available through the end of December. www.brownpalace.com, Ring 303.297.3111.

The Ritz Carlton Denver Spa

  • The Ritz Carlton Denver SpaSugar & Spice Scrub – This exfoliating treatment helps soften dry skin and fortify moisture levels leaving your skin glowing for the holiday season. The seasonal-inspired herbal spice scrub with sweet almond oil, walnut extract, shea butter, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove oil will soften and boost skin’s natural botanicals leaving it silky, soft and supple. The finishing touch is a chocolate sugar scrub for the hands and feet and a peppermint oil scalp massage. 45 minutes…$115
  • Gingerbread Facial – Customized for your specific skin type, this high-performance facial features the highest quality seasonal ingredients to deep clean and purify the skin. A gentle cleanse, tone and exfoliation will remove dull and dry skin cells. A relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage with botanical serums will re-balance and restore a youthful glow to your appearance. Enjoy a seasonal herbal spice hand exfoliation and a peppermint scalp and foot massage. This luxurious facial will leave you ready to enjoy the holiday season. 80 minutes…$200
  • Peppermint Patty Pedicure – Embracing notes of chocolate and peppermint this pedicure was created to celebrate the holiday season. This decadent pedicure starts with warm foot soak to soften and nourish the feet. Then, legs and feet are exfoliated with a chocolate sugar scrub. Then a mint chocolate mask is applied for hydration. A paraffin foot dip is also included before whipped chocolate lotion is massaged into the feet and legs. Nails are polished as a finishing touch. As an extra indulgence a warm cup of hot chocolate is served to complete the spa experience. 75 minutes…$125

Available through January 31, 2012, www.ritzcarlton.com/denver, Ring 303.312.3830.

The Spa at Four Seasons Denver

  • The Spa at Four Seasons DenverThe Winter Sensation Body Treatment – This indulgent 60-minute treatment includes a back scrub and a peppermint foot mask, removed with hot towels and a foot massage, and concludes with a full-body massage with a lavender peppermint crème. 60 minutes…$120
  • Facial with Peppermint Hand and Foot Treatment – Enjoy The Spa’s rejuvenating customized European facial combined with a refreshing hand and foot treatment. Receive a customized facial with The Spa’s all-natural, highly-effective ISUN and USPA product lines. Hands and feet are exfoliated and revitalized, and pampered in warm mitts and booties. The finishing touch on this 60-minute hydrating facial is a quench with peppermint essential oil. 60 minutes…$120
  • Peppermint Pedicure – ‘Tis the season to not forget about your tootsies! Ladies, ensure toes look their best in holiday heels with the Peppermint Pedicure. This 50-minute treatment includes an invigorating soak in essential peppermint oil, followed by filing of the nails and cuticle clean up. Enjoy a peppermint sugar and salt scrub followed by a relaxing peppermint Shea butter massage and polish. Ensure a radiant, holiday look with a Creative Nail Design color such as Rouge Red. 50 minutes…$60

Each of these special holiday Spa treatments includes a gift of chocolate truffles made by Executive Pastry Chef Christopher Jordan.

Available through January 15, 2012, www.fourseasons.com/denver, Ring 303.389.3020.