Maybe you didn’t get a chance to get away this summer and are kinda dying for a vacation. You, my friend, are in luck. We spotted a handful of local day-tripping getaways that offer amazing spa-centered amenities, that are not only easily accessible—they are also more affordable than you’d think. We found four local spa escapes for under $50.
For those who love to get up and out of the valley, consider:
At the very top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Stillwell Spa is below the Snowpine Lodge, Alta’s year-round luxury hotel. After a day of recreating, a Stillwell Spa day pass allows you to mellow-out in their steam room or sauna, or take a dip in the indoor grotto pool. You can also upgrade your day pass by booking a massage (have you ever been rubbed down with hot rocks?) or other spa services, like a killer pedicure, or the best facial of your life. 10420 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Alta, 801-742-2000
- $25: Day Pass, Mon-Thu
- $35: Day Pass, Fri-Sun
The Cliff Spa at Snowbird is located on the 9th and 10th levels of the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird ski resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. A passport at the Cliff brings more than just fresh towels, robe and sandals. Sign up for a complimentary yoga or movement class (pre-registration required) or work out in their fitness facility. Afterward, you have a plethora of restorative spa options, such as their eucalyptus steam room, sauna, solarium and of course, a rooftop sun deck with a 15-meter swimming pool and hot tub. 9320 Cliff Lodge Dr. #152, Snowbird, 801-933-2222
- $25: Summer 1-day passport, Mon-Thu
- $30: Summer 1-day passport, Fri-Sun
If you just want to sneak out closer to home, consider:
A drive up into the Avenues of SLC is as far as you need to go to receive some quality downtime. The Kura Door day spa offers robes and slippers, all while sipping on tea or sitting in the steam room prior to treatment. While most of their services, including massages, facials and custom pedicures cost more, a few, like the Ofuro Bath, count as local spa escapes for under $50. For 45 minutes, this traditional Japanese bath allows you to relax to soft music while soaking in detoxifying essential oils, herbs, and natural sea salt blends. 1136 3rd Ave., SLC, 801-364-2400
You wouldn’t want to go to a typical hair salon for a massage, would you? A getaway should be a real getaway and this day spa knows how to create that effect. If you’ve been craving a massage or facial, The Spa Lounge has a “new client special” which allows you to take $20 off any regularly priced service over $65, making an under $50 budget perfectly doable. How’s a mountain body scrub sound? You better get on that. 726 E. 12200 South, Suite E, Draper, 801-495-9732
For a list of more ways to make the most of SLC, visit our lifestyles section.