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The Jillys’ farm in Australia features never-ending fields of natural remedies.

Spa History Health, fitness and beauty have long been an integral Broadmoor. In fact, when the hotel opened in 1918, a large portion of the ground level in the main building was dedicated to just that. Early guests swam in a 75-foot-long pool that was lined with blue and white ceramic tile and fed by a mountain spring. The Broadmoor proudly dubbed it, “The finest indoor swimming pool in America.” part of The

Today, when you’re shopping for home accessories Cheyenne Gourmet, you’re standing right above the now-empty pool; it was closed in 1963 and is now used for storage. in

Original hotel blueprints reveal adjacent rooms for massage and steam therapy, plus “hot rooms”— modern-day saunas, perhaps? On the historic menu: Turkish baths, hydro-massage, oil rubs and salt glows. A standard half-hour massage cost one dollar and entry to the pool cost 50 cents. Guests could also get a haircut and a shave in the on-site

from recycled materials and vegetable ink. In fact, if you rub hard enough, the lettering on a bottle of moisturizer just might smear. “That’s all part of the charm,” says Insinger. “If you’re looking for massproduced or extravagant packaging, you won’t find it with Uspa. Instead, you will find a performancebased line that truly ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to sustainability. It’s not just for marketing or image.”

A Day at the Spa

For visiting spa enthusiasts, the introduction of Uspa only enhances the already incredible offerings at The Broadmoor’s spa, named a Five-Star Spa by the Forbes/Mobil Travel Guide in 2010. Even if a Uspa Aloe and Green Tea Linen Wrap or a Lu’lur Ceremony with traditional Balinese massage, turmeric and rice powder exfoliation and milk bath doesn’t catch your fancy, the current menu still features some of the spa’s classic services: Swedish, deep-tissue and couples’ massage, plus straightforward facials, pedicures, manicures, hair styling, waxing, and makeup application. No matter what service you book, I highly recommend allowing plenty of time to enjoy the full range of amenities the spa offers. They are absolutely divine. I always try to combine a spa experience with a stint in the fitness center. And at

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barber shop or have their hair washed in a dedicated

“shampoo room.” Unusual for its day, men and women each had their own changing rooms, steam rooms and baths, and they could use the facilities simultaneously.

More often in 20th century, men and women were assigned separate times of day to use communal spa facilities, according to Beth Davis, The Broadmoor’s archivist. Also progressive was the “Scotch douche,” a multi-spray the early

shower not unlike the deluxe

Serenity Shower in use at The Broadmoor Spa today.

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...