My favorite aprés ski activity?
A spa day of course!
After hitting the slopes at Mt. Mansfield, Vermont Lewis and I enjoyed a day of pampering at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa.
A Stowe staple since 1963, the Stoweflake is a family owned and operated full-service spa and resort. Offering snowshoe trails, fitness trails, squash and racquetball courts, tennis courts, an outdoor labyrinth, multiple pools and hot air balloon rides in the summer (you know I’ll be back for that) there is something for everyone at Stoweflake.
But for this trip, the luxury spa was what brought us to the property.
Upon entering the spa we were greeted with a soft, cozy robe and slippers. We were offered spa classics like herbal teas, freshly squeezed OJ and refreshing cucumber water. A warm fire blazed in a fireplace surrounded by cushioned lounge chairs topped with soft blankets.
We changed into swimsuits and went straight to the aqua solarium. The indoor cascading waterfall and soothing mineral soaking pool were the two features that Lewis and I were most looking forward to and they did not disappoint!
Inspired by the area’s famous Bingham Falls, the waterfall was without a doubt the most impressive feature at the spa. It featured two different falls that act as back massagers when you sit on the benches just under the flow of water. The shorter fall is designed for moderate pressure and the taller fall for deeper pressure. The water was warm and the sound of the thundering water transported me to a tropical rainforest.
Beside the waterfall was a Hungarian salt bath pool. Borrowed from the centuries-old tradition of ‘taking the water,’ Hungarian salt baths are believed to stimulate circulation, promote muscle and joint mobility and increase overall health benefits.
After a luxurious soak (and quite a few photos taken under the waterfall) we were off to our massages.
Stoweflake offers an extensive menu of treatments for the mind, body, and soul — over 150 different services to be exact! Lewis and I opted for a traditional 50-minute Well-being Massages. By the way—all services allow you unlimited access to the luxurious sanctuary lounges, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, as well as the Aqua Solarium.
After our massages, Lewis braved the chilly temps and rolled around in the snow before jumping into the heated outdoor pool.
Mom and I were only brave enough to dash to the hot tub.
Had we had more time, I would have loved to try the locally inspired treatments such as the Vermont Maple Sugar Body Polish or the Green Mountain Coffee Body Treatment.
All the more reason to plan another visit!
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Thank you Stoweflake for hosting Lewis and I at your lovely spa! All opinion are my own.