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Sagestone Spa & Salon at Red Mountain Resort - Spa Review

Pampering for Pop

by Sandy Samuels

The men's steam room at Sagestone Spa and Salon
The men's steam room at Sagestone Spa & Salon

Hiking red-tinged cliffs. Biking rugged paths. Riding sandstone mountains. For an active, outdoorsy dad, Red Mountain Resort is the perfect Father’s Day getaway. Its movie-set-stunning, 55-acre, Mojave Desert-scape setting in southwest Utah features low-rise, terra cotta-sided buildings that replicate the colors of Pine Valley Mountain’s stark and striated cliffs. Destination spa guests can walk, bike or take the van to Snow Mountain State Park’s nearby entry for complimentary activities, such as mountain biking, hiking or mountain climbing. They can also purchase extras like full-day hiking excursions to nearby National Parks (Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park) or trail riding.

A pedicure at Sagestone Spa & Salon Biking near Red Mountain Resort
Sagestone Spa & Salon's pedicure
Biking near Red Mountain Resort

At Red Mountain, folks can mingle at the bar sipping wine or beer (or perch on the same bar stools at mid-day cooking class demonstrations and tastings) and chat in line at unlimited breakfast and luncheon buffets while selecting from an extravagant display of fresh and filling foods (the wait staff serves formally at dinner). Guests can also take any of 50 complimentary fitness classes, swim indoors or out, loaf in a whirlpool, attend health seminar sessions, play golf, and shop for outdoor gear. (We've even bought sneakers and pedometers there). In addition to traditional fitness classes, sporty guests wanting to test their limits can try Red Mountain's new TRX Suspension Trainer — a total body exercise machine invented by a Navy Seal.

In 2006, the tri-level Sagestone Spa & Salon opened within the existing geodesic dome on the sloping property. Guests can choose from a menu of 50 a la carte spa services or pick an overnight package that includes treatments. For example, the three-night "Fit for a King" special features an 80-minute Red Rock Hiker’s Massage plus either a personal training session or a second spa treatment. The package also includes accommodations, meals, unlimited fitness and education classes and complimentary bicycle rentals. For the second spa treatment, we recommend a facial for real, rugged guys. One choice for men who like to live at (and climb up) the edge is The Mountain Man Anti-Age Performance service. This 50-minute pampering session energizes, circulates and helps skin regain vitality. The 80-minute version of this facial ends with the application of Vital Leg, a mint and eucalyptus gel that leaves a cool and soothing finish. One caveat: don't shave within two hours of the treatment! The "Fit for a King" package is a great deal for Dad at $369 per person, per night, double occupancy.

Sagestone Spa & Salon
Red Mountain Resort
1275 E. Red Mountain Circle
Ivins, Utah  84738
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