serenity showerThe Spa at The Broadmoor, part of Colorado Springs’ AAA Five-Diamond The Broadmoor hotel, is a soothing oasis surrounded by that state’s lush mountain backdrop. This is a great place to getaway from it all. If you purchase a treatment, you can access the spa’s other amenities for the entire day and you might as well take advantage of what this place has to offer.

Your journey starts when white-gloved doorman hold the main entrance’s doors open when you step inside. From there, take an escalator up to the hotel’s main level and watch as swans float by on Cheyenne Lake—the resort’s centerpiece. Turn left, walk next to the main building and you’ll find Forbes Travel Guide five-star award-winning the Spa at The Broadmoor. Locating the spa can be tricky, so be sure to ask someone who works at the hotel for directions.

Check in at the front desk (decorated with a glass chandelier and a hand-painted mural), where one of the spa employees will lead you to the locker room and give you a tour of the facility that exudes luxury without being pretentious. I was nervous prior to walking in as I was late leaving the rental car place, but all my tensions melted away once I stepped inside.

After you’ve put your belongings away and are waiting for your treatment to start, take in gorgeous views of Colorado’s rolling Rocky Mountains and The Broadmoor’s golf course as you rest in the Mountain View Room. Inside the lounge, nosh on fresh fruit, make herbal tea or sip on cucumber or fruit-infused water in your fluffy bathrobe. You also can chill out in the gender-specific Fireplace Lounge complete with stacks of magazines, cushioned gold chairs, dark blue walls and sip tea and munch on cranberries and nuts. A therapist will come find you when it’s time for your treatment.

The Spa at The Broadmoor offers deep tissue, signature, Swedish, pre-natal, Ashiatsu deep, and couples massages, mud therapy, facials, masks, scrubs and body polishes. Packages are available and typically involve a combination of the treatments above. Hydrotherapy options include an herbal bath soak scented with your choice of lavender, orange and linden blossom or almond blossom. For $35, you can treat yourself to a Serenity Shower—it comes with 18 showerheads that mimic a waterfall cascading over your body. The spa has 35 treatment rooms total, and the highlight of the entire space is the couples suite. It comes with a fireplace, glass chandelier, lounge chairs and a ceiling that is painted to look like the sky, cotton-looking clouds included.

I opted for a signature massage and added hot stones. My treatment room was dimly lit, quiet and made for a peaceful setting. My therapist was attentive and spent quality time working out the kinks in my shoulder—a problem area for me. She used the heated-to-just-the-perfect-temperature hot stones to work deeper into my back muscles, and I’m sure my traps were grateful for it. She also had a great technique for loosening my inner-thigh muscles that I’ve never had any therapist perform on me before. Overall, this was easily one of the best (if not the best) massages I’ve ever had.

Guests who book treatments at the Spa also can enjoy use of the pool, dry sauna, steam room and an aromatherapy room. A 20 percent tip is added to all treatments.

For more information about The Spa at The Broadmoor, please visit to book a service at the Spa at the Broadmoor, or call 719.577.5770 or 866.686.3965.

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