Top Vail Spas: 6 Places to Get Away From It All and Recharge

When many think of a mountain vacation, they see images of skiing, hiking and biking. However, destinations such as Vail offer upscale luxury and relaxation at area spas and resorts. And who says people aren’t supposed to relax while on vacation? If heading to this top Colorado destination, make plans to enjoy some R&R, and check out the top Vail spas to take a break.

Top 6 Vail Spas for Relaxation, Alpine Culture

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Find Serenity at Sonnenalp Spa

Ranked one of the top Vail spas is Sonnenalp Spa, which offers more than massages and facials. It’s so well known that it even made TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame in 2015 and earned a feature in Modeliste Magazine. Plan to spend the day at Sonnenalp Spa, home to heated indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, steam rooms and a fitness center.

In between activities, try a signature or specialized massage, body treatments, combos or relaxing facial. All of the facilities are available to guests on the day of the service at no additional charge. Couples may want to book a massage together, and visit the onsite cafe for lunch or an early dinner.

Head to Aria Spa and Club After Skiing

This popular day spa in Vail offers a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests will find a central fireplace, artwork and comfortable seating. Ideal for after a day on the slopes, visitors will enjoy warming up with a cup of tea while waiting for a massage or skin treatment.

Aria Spa and Club features 14 different treatment rooms. Choose from a selection of massage options, such as couples, deep tissue, Swedish and hot stone. For those who have more time, schedule a facial or Rocky Mountain rituals body treatment, such as the winter warm-up and alpine rejuvenation. Frequent visitors should also join the spa club to receive additional services.

See Panoramic Views at The Arrabelle Spas

Another top-rated spa in Vail is RockResorts Spa® at The Arrabelle. This 10,000-square-foot spa features panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains in a tranquil setting. RockResorts Spa offers an eco-friendly approach to spa treatments and offers alpine-inspired treatments that both relax the body and celebrate Vail’s culture.

If short on time, schedule the Mountain Bliss with a caffeinated coffee scrub or a relaxing facial. Massages include the Arrabelle custom or sacred stone, which uses hot river stones. Due to the popularity, make reservations in advance.

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Sit Fireside at The Lodge at Vail

A sister spa to The Arrabelle, RockResorts Spa® at The Lodge at Vail offers 7,500-square-feet of welcoming space with stylish stone and wood décor. Those looking for time with a special someone should book a massage in the couple’s room, which also has a fireside soaking tub for two.

In addition, guests will find facial rooms, separate massage rooms, steam rooms, saunas, and both women’s only and co-ed relaxation lounges. Other treatments include the apres-sport massage, aromatouch, body wraps, baths and facials.

Let Vitality Center Spa Revitalize the Senses

Located in Vail Mountain Lodge, this spa only uses organic and biodynamic-grown plant-based lotions, oils and herbs. Consider starting the day with a massage or facial and a soak in a hot tub. Vitality Center Spa offers signature treatments, using Australian mud, lemon, ginger, and Thai herbs, to name a few.

Massages range from classic to deep-tissue, shiatsu, salt scrubs and overall wellness. Visitors will also find a variety of facial options, a fitness center and several places to soak and let stress melt away.

Enjoy Golden Leaf Spa’s Flair

Appointments are required to visit Golden Leaf Spa, which pairs European flair with Rocky Mountain charm. Guests will find several treatment options, including body scrubs and wraps, facials, and massages.

Those who have time should book a spa package, which range from one to two hours and combine some of Golden Leaf’s most popular treatments. In addition, guests will find a 24-hour fitness center, heated indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools and steam rooms.

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