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Sit back, relax, and enjoy personalized, whole body treatments at one of the Pikes Peak region’s fabulous spas. Spa culture is deeply ingrained here; Manitou Springs, CO was one of the original spa destinations attracting tuberculosis patients from all over the world promised healing from the natural mineral springs located throughout the area. Today, whether you seek Five-Star caliber services or simply wish to drink in the natural healing powers of the local mineral springs, there are plenty of ways to rejuvenate and replenish your body during your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. We’ll outline a few here, including our own.

First we visit the award-winning Five-Star Spa at The Broadmoor. Known for it's opulence, the spa’s services range from the anti-aging Fountain of Youth package to pampering the youth with the “Teen Ice Cream Mani/Pedi” that comes with an strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla shake during the services. At the other end of the spectrum, those of age may be pleased to hear about the Wine Down option. One of the spa’s most popular packages, the wine therapy line harnesses the anti-aging powers of chardonnay grape seeds. Of course, the services come with a glass of wine to round out the relaxation process. View a complete list of spa packages and pricing by visiting their website.

A truly one-of-a-kind spa, The Mining Exchange Hotel's MX Spa is a luxurious experience in an authentic, restored mining vault. Surround yourself in decadence with a variety of massage packages, facials, nail treatments and more in this historic and beautiful urban setting. Nestled in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, The Mining Exchange is one of Colorado's premier luxury hotels and the only 4 Diamond hotel in downtown. Built in 1902 as the stock exchange, in 2012 the Mining Exchange opened as a boutique hotel. Every detail has been thoughtfully carried out to ensure our guests comfort; the public areas are elegant yet casual with comfortable seating areas that are perfect to gather with co-workers, catch up on work or share a drink with a friend. With details ranging from a spectacular Italian Marble Fireplace, to the original safe from the stock exchange. Its full service restaurant, Springs Orleans, offers a taste of New Orleans serving traditional and imaginative fare that is sure to please even the most discerning of palates. The MX Market serves made to order salads, sandwiches and soups along with exquisite pastries. MX Spa offers a sophisticated retreat where the serene atmosphere provides a sense of well-being and relaxation. You will experience excellence in treatments and leave feeling refreshed and renewed – in mind, body, and spirit.

SunWater Spa in Manitou Springs harnesses the healing powers of the area’s natural mineral springs to provide a sanctuary for wellness for all. Soak in their personal cedar tubs fed with mineral-rich water from the heart of Tava, the Mountain of the Sun, and experience the therapeutic practices of the Ancient Ones who lived in harmony with this sacred land. Each of our tubs offers stunning views of the breathtaking landscape that has drawn visitors to SunWater for decades. Inside the spa, experience luxury and relaxation under the hands of their skilled therapists. They offer a variety of traditional and specialty massage, skincare, and body treatments with add-ons like aromatherapy, cupping, and scalp massage. Everything is customized to your specific needs and feels great thanks to the spa’s

partnership with Éminence Organic Skincare. If it’s movement you seek, SunWater Spa hosts community events, group experiences, art and dance classes, and more. Yoga classes, taught by Yoga Home, take place in their open-air Heart Center. Whatever you choose, SunWater has a reputation for enlighten visitors with a full-spectrum spiritual experience. 

The Spa at Garden of the Gods Club is another wonderful option for those looking to rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit. Massage offerings range from reflexology concentrating on the feet to deep stone and couples massages complete with a complimentary glass of champagne that oozes romance. The Vitamin C facial brings out a renewed youthfulness to the skin. Maybe a deep pore cleansing is in order. For more damaged skin, the Spa at the Garden of the Gods Club offers facial peels. Both the Spa at The Broadmoor and Garden of the Gods Club recommend arriving for your appointment at least 30 minutes early to maximize their experience. 

Finally, we invite you to stay in and luxuriate in our very own Alluvia Spa & Wellness Retreat– your full-service oasis to nurture mind, body, and soul. With the perfect selections of spa services your body needs, from skincare to message therapy, nail services to body treatments, we’ve got packages customizable just for you. If you’re not sure which of our services to choose or what combination might be best for your body, consider purchasing one of Alluvia’s spa packages. Want to escape the stresses of your busy life? Try the Tension Tamer package with a 50- minute Rest and Relax Custom Massage, a 50- minute Holistic Healing Facial, and a 50- minute Dazzle Dry™ pedicure. Or, if you’re visiting the spa with your sweetheart, try the Escape for Two package that includes a 50- minute Rest and Relax Custom Massage, 15- minute Enrich Scalp Therapy, and 15- minute Signiture Foot Therapy, all enjoyed side by side in Alluvia’s couples room. 

Whatever your needs or questions, the patient and experienced staff at Alluvia Spa & Wellness Retreat are happy to listen, suggest appropriate services, and schedule your visit. So, go ahead and make it a date with your health. The spa at Cheyenne Mountain Resort is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 4 pm and Wednesdays through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. 

When it comes down to it, we’re not too bashful to admit we’re partial; if you have to choose a spa during your stay– and what a good problem that is!-- make it Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s Alluvia Spa.