When contemplating the idea of indulging or splurging on something nice for yourself, you might seek something tangible, like a new toy. However, another option is to seek out an experience. Sure, it's nice to have a bright shiny new toy, but we all know that after a short time those new toys typically end up in a corner collecting dust. So, for those of you seeking to indulge in extravagant experiences, here are some great tips to do just that!
Brasada Ranch Staycation
Looking to be pampered to the nines, but not wanting to spend hours or days getting to your destination? Then make the short drive east to Brasada Ranch. This place is rustic elegance at its absolute finest! Whether you are going alone or with your sweetheart, your whole family, or the entire staff from your office, Brasada has something for everyone, and if they don't they'll bend over backward to accommodate you. From unbeatable views of the Cascades to the playroom we all wanted as kids (or still want as adults), they truly have it all. Magnificent suites, one, two, three, or four bedroom cabins, two phenomenal restaurants often serving food harvested just miles away, an 18-hole golf course designed so you don't keep bumping into other golfers, an equestrian center, a luxurious spa, two pools including a lazy river and water slide, a gym, a playroom, a regulation sand volleyball court, tennis courts, pickleball, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding....the list really is endless. And they will cater to you, your group, your needs, and your greatest desires. Your wish really is their command! Lodging prices in the high season range from $220 (for a suite) to $880 (for the four-bedroom cabin), though deals can be found in the shoulder season, so this indulgence is one that might not be out of reach.
The Spa at Brasada
There are spas and then there are spas. If you're looking to relax, unwind, and indulge, this is the place to do it! While most spas have similar offerings, Brasada has (at least) one thing that sets it apart from the competition....the four-handed massage! Yep, you read that correctly. Lie back and relax while two massage therapists use choreographed, rhythmic movements to induce deep relaxation. The four-handed massage is $268 for 60 minutes, or $392 for 90 minutes. If you're really looking to indulge, follow that with their replenishing body ritual ($269 for 120 minutes), which includes a lemongrass mimosa body scrub and detoxification seaweed wrap. Conclude your indulgent session relaxing in their steam room and nibbling on their signature lavender shortbread cookies made exclusively for Brasada.
Looking to stay in town and indulge? Well then, set aside four hours for an afternoon of decadence. Why stop at one spa treatment when you can have all the most powerful ones wrapped into one amazing afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation? Jinsei's Nirvana allows you to choose between the Hammam Ritual—a Turkish purifying and restorative treatment which includes a lemon coffee scrub, steam, a purifying jasmine clay wrap, and a cardamom and amber therapeutic massage—or a Sento Ritual—a Japanese treatment for releasing tension and stimulating vital flow, that includes a purifying gingergrass bamboo scrub followed by a softening cherry blossom rice buff, a visit to the steam room, and a massage using beautifully scented Kinmoxei wild lime silk oil. Follow all that indulgence with a skin-reviving oxygenating facial, and finish with lunch and a Jinsei pedicure. $350 for four hours of indulgence.