Five Day Spas in Jackson
It’s no secret that Grand Teton National Park is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. We’ve dedicated many posts to the wonders and beauty of this historic park. We’ve also written at length about indoor activities for those not so enthusiastic about the outdoors. We have never written about luxury day spas in the Jackson Hole area, however. Maybe you got a bigger-than-expected tax return or want to treat yourself. Or maybe your great aunt Patrice from Monaco just died and left you thirty million dollars. (It happens.) Either way, visiting one of these luxurious day spas will leave you feeling like a brand-new person—especially if that new person just spent all their money on facials.
Relax with a massage, get a customized facial, or try a variety of scrubs, wraps, and soothing rituals. Here’s an example of what the spa offers: “Warm, smooth river stones are used in combination with flowing Swedish massage techniques to bring instant relief to tense muscles and sore joints. Stones are mindfully placed on the body in line with anatomy, or energetically to balance and ground the individual.”
You get the picture. The Four Seasons is the kind of place where a room can easily run at least a thousand dollars, so a spa day isn’t going to be cheap. But with a website that promises “We can arrange virtually anything,” you know it’s gonna be good.
If you’re looking for something a little less upscale, something that will let you afford a nice dinner afterward without having to sell any vital organs, the Grace Space is a three-minute walk from Jackson’s historic town square and actually lists its prices on the website. The winner of multiple Best of JH awards, This tranquil spa is a favorite for tourists and locals alike.
While there’s no promise to “arrange virtually anything” (what does that even mean?), the Grace Spa offers a sizeable variety of haircuts, coloring, nail treatments, facials, waxings, facials, massages, and more.
Say hello to body freshness, say goodbye to body fat! In addition to the usual treatments with exotic names like “Jade Facial with Shirodhara” and “Cocoon Journey”, this place (inside the upscale Terra Hotel) also offers non-invasive weight loss procedures. It’s won a variety of awards from various fancy publications we like to have on our coffee tables but never actually read, in case you’re left with any doubt as to the high-class service you’ll find here.
We’ll let the website copy do the talking: “Welcome to our alpine oasis set amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Teton Mountains. Here, nature is a healer for both body and soul at our 12,000 sq. ft. destination spa where Thai body rituals rejuvenate you for another day on the slopes.”
In addition to the usual facials and massages, SpaTerre offers a “Tranquility Lounge,” cryotherapy, and an oxygen bar. In case you’re the kind of person who has to live with the oxygen you get from the air, an oxygen bar is a place that delivers concentrated oxygen meant to increase energy levels and a variety of other health benefits.
Despite its name, this spa is anything but rustic. Where the word might evoke images of a weathered old cabin, this spa looks like the sort of place rich people go in a murder mystery where one of them ends up stabbed to death by gold-plated hair scissors. So, it’s fancy.
They are “a full-service boutique Spa that boasts stunning treatment rooms, a luxurious couples massage room with a large soaking tub, dry sauna, one-of-a-kind eucalyptus steam room, and an outdoor fireside hot tub that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.”
Have you been to any of these fine establishments? Any others that you’d recommend? Let us know in the comments.
This post is brought to you by Flat Creek Inn, which does not have a built-in spa. We do, however, have really good views of elk. Take that, Four Seasons.
Ryan Kunz is a copywriter and freelance writer who writes on a variety of topics, including media, the outdoors, and whatever else strikes his fancy. He has no room to judge anyone who spends their money on expensive spas, because he just dropped an absurd amount of cash on a LEGO set.