Bourbon-themed treatments at the Four Seasons use a decadent FarmHouse Fresh Bourbon Bubbler scrub that combines brown sugar and real Kentucky whiskey — which sounds delicious but is not actually drinkable. This is clearly why guests are offered a glass of locally-distilled bourbon from 10th Mountain Whiskey before, during or after their treatment (to keep them from drinking the scrub).
The scrub is said to benefit circulation and promote a purifying and cleansing effect, and is “93.5 percent natural, vegan, gluten-free, and paraben and sulfate free.”
The treatments: From Boots to Booze Men’s Pedicure, Bourbon Cowboy, and Men’s Cut and a Cold One, are all, as suggested by their monikers, aimed at dudes.
Mary Gunderson, Spa Director, says, “We noticed there were quite a few men frequenting our Spa. We wanted to tailor a treatment that they would enjoy, as well as have it be beneficial to their skin.”
But the targeted marketing should not put off any bourbon-loving women – of which there are, of course, many (in my peer group anyway) – who wish to partake.
Here’s the lowdown on the bourbon themed treatments at the Five Star Spa at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail:
From Boots to Booze Men’s Pedicure
USD 95 per person
After a long hike or playing in the snow, men can kick off their boots and relax with this luxurious pedicure. Imbibe in a glass of locally-distilled bourbon while the treatment begins with an intoxicatingly decadent Bourbon Bubbler scrub that combines brown sugar and real Kentucky whiskey to exfoliate and relax sore feet and muscles. Next, a therapist will apply a cooling and soothing GuacStar avocado hydration mask to feet, followed by a hot-stone massage that melts away tension and leaves feet feeling invigorated. The treatment concludes with a hot foot soak, callous filing, a nail trim and buffing. For an additional USD 15, enjoy the treatment with guacamole and chips.
USD 250 per person
Muscles and limbs will get much-needed TLC in this full-body treatment. The experience begins with the application of steaming nectar milk towels to aching feet, arms and legs, and is then followed by an exfoliating application of warm Bourbon Bubbler scrub. Guests will then unwind in a hot bath while sipping on a glass of locally-distilled bourbon. A refreshing agave nectar massage will bring a smooth and relaxing end to the treatment.
Men’s Cut and a Cold One
USD 37 per person
Visit the only men’s barbershop in Vail right inside the Resort’s Five-Star Spa. Choose from a variety of services, such as a classic straight-edge razor shave and moustache trim to Moroccan oil scalp massages and various haircut services. Included with each service are local libations of choice, such as a craft beer from Crazy Mountain Brewery or barrel-aged 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Bourbon.