The holidays in Sun Valley are unique. From the snow-covered peaks (and ski runs!) that surround the Wood River Valley, to the old-fashioned charm of the Sun Valley Village and the decidedly European feel of the Resort, Christmas in Sun Valley is straight out of a beloved picture book. I have spent more than 30 Christmases in Sun Valley and while I certainly appreciate all that the Resort does to keep current (our amazing snowmaking and grooming, the gorgeous Lodge remodel, The Spa, and new
If you have yet to experience the gorgeous new Spa at Sun Valley, run, don’t walk. Or rather phone first, but once you book your appointment, run! This beautifully appointed two-story escape offers the finest in skin care, massage, nail and hair services, body treatments … even acupuncture. And it truly is an oasis away from the dog days of summer. Take a break from all your outdoor activities and come into the Spa to enjoy one of their tempting services. You won’t want to leave … and you don’t have to!
Take a cue from this group of fun girls from Utah and spend a luxurious day at the Spa at Sun Valley enjoying services, the pool and, yes, a glass of champagne
The best part about receiving any treatment at the Spa is that you can spend as much time (the same day as your appointment) enjoying Spa and Resort amenities. Each manicure, pedicure, haircut, facial, couples massage, treatment packages … everything … comes with a complimentary day pass to the pool, Fitness Center and all Spa amenities.
Picture a perfect day: you check in to the reception desk mid-morning to enjoy the treatment of your choice. I would highly recommend the Hydra Facial, a massage, a sugar scrub or maybe sprucing up with a haircut or blow dry followed by a decadent manicure of pedicure. Lavish in the luxury of the treatment and then retire to the sauna or steam rooms in the beautifully appointed men’s and women’s relaxation lounges. The ambiance is so peaceful you may just drift off.
Turn yourself over to the experts at the Spa at Sun Valley to enjoy some well deserved pampering and relaxation
If it’s a gorgeous day, and since this is Sun Valley, nearly every day is gorgeous, you may want to relax for a few hours around the pool. Grab a comfortable chaise, bring your favorite book, dip into the cool waters if it gets warm and just unwind. The hot tub is also beautiful and oh-so-relaxing. Sip a freshly squeezed juice or maybe indulge in a cocktail. It is vacation after all and you should soak it all in.
If a workout is what would make you happiest, the Fitness Center is stocked with the latest machines for cardio fitness and strength training. The best Elliptical machines and Treadmills also come with a pretty impressive view of the pool and Baldy!
A spa day can include a pass to the beautiful new Fitness Center. Take a run or lift some weights and reward yourself with a tasty lunch at the Poolside Cafe
When you’ve worked up an appetite in any of these pursuits, the brand new Poolside Café is the spot to go for a healthy lunch or dinner. The menu includes light items like watermelon salad, a spa Caesar salad, summer tomato Caprese salad, edamame and avocado hummus and even chips and salsa for a satisfying snack. There are also hearty choices including burgers, veggie burgers and wild shrimp tacos. Feel like a pizza? There is a complement of flatbread options from Caprese, antipasto and Greek, to Asian chicken and the BLT.
The more I think about this, perhaps the best way to schedule a spa day is a workout, followed by a swim and lunch, ending up with relaxing spa services. Then you can go to bed early. But any order works.
Last weekend, a great group of women from Salt Lake City were staying at the Lodge and enjoying a girls’ vacation that included an extended day at the spa. This meant manicures and pedicures, massages, champagne (of course), lunch and a long stint at the pool. By all reports, many groups – weddings, reunions, friends vacationing together – are making a day at the Spa at Sun Valley an integral part of their getaway. There is even a special bridal menu to make each member of the wedding party feel and look spectacular. A day at the Spa is the perfect way to relax and prepare for the big day.
An oasis amid the hectic summer recreation schedule, the Sun Valley Lodge pool offers a relaxing getaway
In order to take advantage of a day pass at the Spa at Sun Valley, each member of your family or group needs to be scheduled for their own spa service or to buy a separate day pass. Please phone the courteous and helpful staff at 208.622.2160 to book your appointment and plan the perfect day.
Everyone needs a little spa-aaahhhhh. Why not make a day of it?
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