Celebrate Like It’s 1888 on May 18!
You’re invited to our big birthday bash! On Saturday, May 18, Glenwood Hot Springs will host a pool party of colossal proportions in celebration of its 125th anniversary. The all-day event includes discounted pool admission, buy one regular-priced admission and get the second one for the nostalgic price of $1.25 (some restrictions apply). There will be raffles for prizes and goody bags for the first 500 families to arrive after 11 a.m. Throughout the day, special guest Don Brehm will be telling historical stories in the persona of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Other highlights include:
- 1 p.m. – A fashion show featuring swimwear through the decades
- 4 p.m. – A beach ball drop, 1,000 beach balls will be released from the bathhouse rooftop into the pool
- 6 p.m. – The Symphony in the Valley playing the swinging sounds of the big band era
- Dusk – A “dive-in” movie featuring “The Great K & A Train Robbery,” a silent movie filmed on location in Glenwood Springs in 1926
Glenwood Canyon Brewpub Creates Big Medicine Ale in Honor of 125th
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company, the award-winning Glenwood Springs brewpub, will be serving a commemorative beer to celebrate Glenwood Hot Springs’ 125th anniversary, called Big Medicine Ale and promising to “cure what ales you.” The beverage, so named for the curative Yampah hot spring that translates from the Ute language to “Big Medicine,” is an easy drinking beer with a golden color and an inviting hop aroma. The beer will be available beginning in mid-May at the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub and served in a keepsake pint glass on May 18 and 19, while supplies last.
Tell Us Your Pool Story
Become a part of Glenwood Hot Springs history. As part of our 125th birthday celebration, guests, club members and pool passholders are invited to share their favorite Glenwood Hot Springs memories via “Tell Us Your Story,” a new page on the Glenwood Hot Springs website. Your hot springs memories can be as recent as yesterday or as distant as a decades-old childhood recollection. Adding photos, especially historical ones, is highly encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for posts with the most “likes.”
Congratulations Marilee Rippy
Glenwood Hot Springs congratulates Athletic Club member Marilee Rippy, named Citizen of the Year at the annual Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Gala and Awards Banquet. Rippy was honored for her many years of community service.
Sunflower Shower Spa Special
Sunflowers follow the daily sweep of the sun for vital nutrients, and so can you with our Sunflower Shower package. Start with a warm mineral bath, followed by a nourishing Sunflower Body Polish to nourish skin. Rejuvenate with a 50-minute Classic Swedish Massage, all for just $132. Gift cards are available. Offer valid Monday – Friday through May 31. Some restrictions may apply. Book online or by phone at 970-947-3331 or 877-947-3331.
Free Spa of the Rockies Signature Mineral Bath
Enjoy a complimentary Spa of the Rockies Signature Mineral Bath when you book any 80-minute spa treatment or service through May 23. Select from a variety of aromatherapy options for a customized soothing soak that will leave you feeling extra pampered. View our menu of services here or call 970-947-3331 or 877-947-3331 to book an appointment.
May Health & Beauty Hints: Get Skin Summer Ready
Dry, itchy, sunburned skin can be a negative summer side effect. Shea butter is a rich emollient that traps moisture, promotes elasticity, protects against sun damage and fades age spots. The goal is not only to add moisture to the skin, but to keep it there. Below are a few tips from Zents to keep skin healthy and hydrated. All of these products are available in the Spa of the Rockies boutique.
Dry Skin Tip 1: Keep Water Lukewarm, Not Hot
Hot water robs skin of moisture causing dry skin; it’s best to shower in lukewarm temperatures. The same rule applies to hand washing. Try: Zents triple-milled shea butter soaps, which hydrate and nourish as they cleanse. Luxuriously creamy shea butter suds replenish moisture, infusing the skin with unparalleled softness.
Dry Skin Tip 2: Take Extra Care of Heels, Elbows, Knees and Hands
These areas are especially susceptible to dry, itchy skin. Hydrate your feet at night by applying balm and sleeping in cotton socks. Try: Zents Concreta for a powerful infusion of 100 percent organic shea butter with a protective dose of beeswax. Emollient Concreta is therapeutic for heels, knees, elbows, cuticles and hands.
Dry Skin Tip 3: Maintain a Daily Body Care Regimen
The best way to deal with dry, dehydrated skin is to moisturize every day after your bathing ritual. For skin that is soft, supple and replenished, take a few minutes each day to hydrate with lotion. Try: Zents body lotion with 100 percent organic shea butter and sodium PCA, a natural humectant that holds moisture to hydrate, plump lines and improve elasticity.
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge Update
Construction continues at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge where a new entrance and canopy will soon greet guests. Construction is scheduled to be completed by May 17.
Make Her Feel Special with Mother’s Day Lodging Package
Make Mom feel truly special with this pampering package that includes Zent's premium bath salts, flowers and candy upon arrival. She’ll stay in a newly remodeled guest room, have breakfast poolside, come and go as she pleases to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and, best off all, enjoy herself with a manicure and pedicure for two at the award-winning Spa of the Rockies. Mom can even take 10 percent off when she adds on any other spa service. This package begins at $322, based on double occupancy. For reservations call 1-877-947-3331.
Guard on Duty: Hot Weather Hydration
Summer is fast approaching and temperatures are steadily escalating. Staying hydrated is always important, especially as the mercury climbs. When swimming at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, and in particular when enjoying the therapy pool, remember to drink plenty of water and not just soak in it. During typical activities not involving extreme levels of physical activity, drink eight full glasses of water per day. Try to spread your consumption out over the entire day; this will help you to stay hydrated and not fall victim to heat exhaustion and other hydration-related maladies. See you at the pool!
Register for Summer Swim Lessons
Summer is nearly here; register your youngsters for summer swim lessons now. There are two eight-week June sessions; the first begins on June 3 and the second on July 27, with no classes during the week of July 2 - 5. Lessons are either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 8 – 8:45 or 9 – 9:45. The cost is $90.
Win a Spa of the Rockies Herbal Tea Detoxifying Body Polish
Club members: Stop by the Athletic Club front desk to enter to win a Spa of the Rockies Herbal Tea Detoxifying Body Polish, a $63 value. Congratulations to Patti Payne, winner of last month’s drawing for a warm stone pedicure.
May Class Notes:
May Athletic Club Fitness Schedule
Welcome back Mary Moscon!
Join veteran instructor Mary Moscon for her Rock Bodies workout every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m.
Pilates Personal Training with Suzanne
Tone and lengthen muscles for swimsuit season. Suzanne is currently offering a special introductory rate; buy one session at the regular $70 rate and receive one session free. These two-hour private sessions provide individualized Pilates reformer and chair workouts. Sign up at the Athletic Club front desk.
Spring Repairs & Remodeling
Phase one of the wet lounge repairs and remodel is underway, with work expected to last through May. The hot tub will remain open; however, the shower, steam room and dry sauna will be closed for the duration. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this process.
Three-Month Trial Memberships Available Now
Ideal for sports conditioning or for college kids coming home for the summer, three-month Athletic Club memberships are available now for only $340. Stop by the Athletic Club desk or call 970-947-2953 for details.
May Sport Shop Coupon
This month take $10 off a purchase of $50 or more or $25 off a purchase of $100 or more. Customers must bring in a coupon at the time of purchase and are limited to one coupon per household. Not valid with other coupons or offers. To print a coupon, please visit the website.
Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Dawn Hayes, Glenwood Hot Springs Employee of the Month. Dawn has been a vital part of the Glenwood Hot Springs team for many years. Her passion for both the hospitality industry and the company are undeniable and are an asset to our daily operations. Dawn’s can-do attitude and willingness to go above and beyond expectations are deeply appreciated by our guests and fellow employees. We are delighted to have Dawn as part of our team.
“I was born in Wyoming and moved to Colorado in the 1970s. I have three grown children and four wonderful grandsons. I started working for Glenwood Hot Springs back in 1988 and I love it. I also have a passion for photography and enjoy going out as often as I can to take pictures of the area. My husband Peter and I will be celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary in November and are planning to visit Disney World in Florida…can’t wait. I guess I am a really big kid at heart.”