Every once in a while fortune smiles broadly on me. That’s what happened last week. Mini-Madame #1 received a windfall of a cash inheritance and invited me to accompany her on a weeklong trip.
Since her donor was a man known for flagrant displays and who bejeweled himself with large links of gold chain and glittery diamonds, we decided to honor him by celebrating with a bit of Hedonism.
Mini-Madame reserved a room for us at the Red Mountain Spa Resort in Ivins, Utah—and away we went!
John, a driver from the resort, met me at the airport with a comfortable heated van, a water bottle and a hot towel to freshen my hands and face. He narrated the geographical history and subsequent development of the area during our route from the airport to the resort.
Upon my arrival at Guest Services, Mini-Madame joined me on a foot tour of our new digs.
Welcome to sensual serenity.
We found the Dining Room and the Outdoor Patio immediately—it just comes natural for us to seek food first.
This is the view of the mountains surrounding the property.
In spite of the cold, I took advantage of the hammocks that decorated the property.
The indoor pool was clean, warm and provided some great exercise. There was also an outdoor pool but it isn’t open in winter.
Playing tennis or basketball in this setting can’t be beat.
Need some alone time? Feel free to wander around the stone labyrinth while meditating.
Alternatively, take a hike on the Lava Loop Trail.
The Sagestone Spa offers every possible body treatment that comes to mind-and is still legal. Here is the waiting area.
The Spa also offers a steam room but when I tried to take a photo, it fogged up my lens.
Set in a tranquil environment amid snow covered mountains, with a variety of bodily pleasures to enjoy and entertaining classes to stimulate my mind in between the healthy spa meals, truly, this place was an adventure for the senses.
Aside from having everything we could possibly want at our fingertips, we did venture out to Zion National Park among some other fun activities that I will share later. For now, I’m adjusting to being home again.