The Spa Anjali
We had to attend to some business in Denver and decided to hit Beaver Creek Mountain for some last minute spring skiing. After two days of early morning ski days, my colleague and I decided to not ski the last day and look for a nearby spa. Now, if you are a reader of B&P you already know our immediate desire was to find an exceptional steam room. Our searches found that the Westin’s Spa Anjali was the place to go. Named one of the "Top 25 Resort Spas" in the U.S. by Condé Nast, the spa has all the features one would need to melt away the soreness and detox the hot toddies out the system.
Unlike many other spas, you can buy a day pass and not get a treatment if you chose. My colleauge opted for a massage and was extremely pleased. After check-in, you get your locker, robe, sandals, and access to complimentary snacks. With the day pass, you have full access to the Westin facilities such as their high-tech gym ( they have Peloton bikes!) and the outdoor water facilities.
The outdoor features are stunning. There are three salinated infinity hot tubs ( yes that's a thing) and an Olympic lap pool overlooking Beaver Creek mountain. I read my newspapers ( they have NYtime & WSJ) while I soaked.
After your muscles are sufficiently loose, use their steam room and dry sauna for a serious detox session. They also had a spray bottle of eucalyptus mist in the steam room for guests ( first I’ve seen). After you skin is pruning up, you can use their men's grooming utensils to highlight your new improved relaxed glow.
We had an excellent time here and give The Spa Anjali our B&P seal of approval as the best spa in Beaver Creek Avon Colorado.
Look to spend $40 for a day pass if you are a guest at the Westin and $50 if your visiting. $140 with a massage.
We had the fortune to be invited for a dinner at the exclusive Beano's Cabin. A restaurant only accessible by snowcat, Beano's is situated in the middle of Beaver Creek Mountain. We recommend having a couple of drinks earlier at the Chop house at the base of the mountain before climbing aboard the Beano's cat...it gets chilly and a booze blanket beats all blankets.
After arrival, you put your shoes away and slip on fuzzy slippers provided by the restaurant. Walking into the main dining room, you feel as if you just entered Robert Redford's winter getaway. Ornate wood beams loom above you next to the four deer antler chandeliers that light the space.
Our meal consisted of 5 courses all paired with wine. Beyond the quality of the food was the service. Orchestrated down to the minute, each dish came out just at the right time allowing the perfect amount of time in-between courses. The staff recognized when there was engaging conversation at the table and made a point to silently skate between guests to fill wine to ensure no disruption.
If you need to impress a client during a ski trip, this is the place to go. The meal is an experience that you and your dining partners will talk about for a long time.
Look to spend $100-$150 a head.