Need a soul-soothing vacation? These Colorado wellness retreats are sure to do the trick.
The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride (Prices & Photos)
Situated in the heart of Telluride’s Mountain Village, the Peaks Resort & Spa is surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Rockies in southwestern Colorado, and offers the opportunity to indulge in some pampering at its wellness spa which features everything from a Pilates studio and meditation lounge to eucalyptus-filled Jacuzzis. Enjoy rejuvenating treatments like hot stone therapy, and participate in yoga, tennis or meditation classes, or even personal training sessions. There’s plenty to do off the property too, with the host of outdoor adventures that await, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing and more. A wide range of accommodations are available, with rooms and suites, condos and penthouses, along with a convenient ski-in/ski-out location at the base of Telluride’s famous ski resort that makes it ideal for those who want to enjoy a wellness retreat and time on the slopes.
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, Vail (Prices & Photos)
Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa not only offers lavish and inviting accommodation with rooms that boast fireplaces deep soaking tubs and feather beds, but it hosts the Vail Athletic Club which hosts Pilates, yoga, spinning and bar, as well as a sauna and an indoor climbing wall. The Terra Bistro serves healthy cuisine featuring organic ingredients. Facials, massage, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and a boutique for the hands and feet are all available too, to complete the total package.
Off the property, walk into Vail Village and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the mountain town of Zermatt in Switzerland. The architecture dons magnificent decorative woodwork, detailed doors and charming balconies. Some of the bars and eateries serve up Alpine cuisine, and of course, the majestic Rocky Mountains provide a similar Alps-style backdrop. While winter is a popular time for skiing and boarding, in the warmer months of the year you can hit the scenic hiking trails or try your luck at fishing, with numerous lakes and streams in the area that are renowned for trout fishing.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs (Prices & Photos)
One of the top resorts in Colorado, Cheyenne Mountain Resort makes for the ideal retreat, complete with stunning mountain views and a host of offerings designed to soothe the body, mind and soul. In fact, there’s so much to do right on the property, you may never want to leave, although you should really get out an explore a little, with Pikes Peak practically at your doorstep. There’s a 35-acre lake for water sports, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a fitness center and five indoor/outdoor swimming pools. The resort also hosts activities like fishing trips, rock climbing classes and jeep tours. All of those calories you’ll be burning mean you’ll need some good fuel, and, fortunately, this resort comes through in a big way when it comes to dining, with a number of restaurants offering something for everyone, including fresh, regional specialties and plenty of healthy, gourmet fare.
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Rollinsville (Prices & Photos)
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat offers yoga and meditation retreats to its beautiful facility tucked on 250 acres of evergreen forests in the mountains above Boulder. A variety of programs are available in addition to yoga and meditation, including chanting, hiking and health therapies, and guests can stay for a night, a weekend or longer. Vegetarian meals are provided, with ingredients sourced from the onsite organic gardens. During your free time, you can look forward to soothing sore muscles in the hot tub or sauna.
Choose your own dates for an Anytime Yoga & Meditation Retreat, available most weeks, May through September. Teacher training programs are offered all year long.
Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Prices & Photos)
At this 600-acre retreat in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins, guests can create a personal retreat package or register for a variety of programs ranging from “Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” to “The Path of Simply Being” and nature-based programs with an interdisciplinary focus on astronomy. Stay for a month, week or just a weekend, embarking on a journey of self-exploration focusing on mindful living, body awareness or personal transformation. Lodging options include everything from tent platforms providing the chance to immerse yourself in the spectacular surroundings to lodge suites with modern amenities. Eight miles of trails offer the chance to practice active meditation by running, hiking or snowshoeing.
True Nature Healing Arts Center, Carbondale (Nearby Hotels)
The True Nature Healing Arts Center is a healing sanctuary set within the Roaring Fork Valley, a short drive from Aspen and Glenwood Springs. The property features a two-story building that’s surrounded by a Peace Garden and hosts a labryinth, a reflexology path, and fire circle with outdoor yoga spiral and spaces. In September, it holds the annual Sacred Fest, a community gathering with Kirtans (call-and-answer chants) and other live music; a Wellness Village with massage, acupuncture and face-painting, while healthy, organic food is made onsite. All year round, visitors can participate in yoga classes, workshops, and visit the spa for a massage or one of some 25 various healing treatments as well as shop at the boutique which sells books, art, crystals, and organic, sustainable clothes.
Blissful Spirit Retreat at Hooper Homestead, Central City (Prices & Photos)
A Blissful Spirit Retreat aims to provide the ideal setting for guests to relax, reflect and renew through a range of retreat options focusing on meditation, yoga and breathing work while reconnecting with nature. Breathe in the fresh mountain water, watch the birds, smell the flowers in the garden, and gaze at the stars after dark from the hot tub. Guests have a choice of shared or private suites in the Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters, and can enjoy fresh juices that are made daily, focused on their ability to help heal specific health conditions. Spa treatments and healing therapies are offered as well.