The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

Edwards, Colorado

Apr 9, 2008
Outside Magazine

Best For: Men who moisturize
There aren't many "mancation" outfitters we'd endorse without a slight cringe. But RockResorts, a high-end Colorado-based hotel chain that combines pampering with adventure, makes a notable exception. At the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, RockResorts' hideaway 15 miles west of Beaver Creek, you'll spend your days skiing, hiking, or ice-climbing on steep routes in East Vail. Afterwards, you'll hit the spa, where the staff specializes in skin-refreshing rubdowns with names like Gentle Rain and Sweet Earth. If that sounds too, um, delicate, opt for the 75-minute Mountain Man treatment, which involves being scrubbed down with sea salt, dried sugarcane, and magnesium-oxide crystals. Dinner consists of broiled salmon fillets the size of a forearm; if you can get it, stay in the Cordillera Suite, a 600-square-foot, two-room crib with a king-size bed, a gas fireplace, and a stone-and-glass Jacuzzi. From $409 per night;

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