Self care is so important. Especially being a single mother of 2. When I first became a mother I did NOT think this way and as time has progressed I learned over time how important it is to take time for yourself. Someone asked me recently if you had an hour to yourself what would you do? I said hands down I would do a hydra facial at the Gaylord Rockies Relâche Spa!
We love the Gaylord Rockies! The boys would legit move in there if it was an option. The Gaylord Rockies is our favorite family resort. It truly has it all! From the beautiful guest rooms and expansive activities all year around. There is really something for everybody and we have built the most wonderful family memories there! Here are 5 ways to self care at the Gaylord Rockies!
Our most recent stay was during the SUMMER OF MORE. The kids just went back to school to kick of their 2022-2023 school year and we are all reminiscing on our Gaylord Rockies staycation.
1. The Arapahoe Springs pool
During our stay Eero told Michael he loved him for the first time at the Arapahoe Springs pool and it was literally the cutest moment ever. I captured it right after it happened and it is the most precious memory I will hold onto forever!
The boys love slides at the Arapahoe Springs pool. I love to self care in the cabana and we all love the lazy river! While the boys swim I live my best cabana life with some drinks and delicious food poolside.
2. The Relâche Spa
While I do LOVE massages. Before kids I was a flight attendant and developed a great appreciation for back massages ever since. However if I had to pick between a massage or a hydra facial. Hydra facial it is! The Relâche Spa is stunning. The entire staff is so kind and accommodating. I love everything about it! Before and after my treatment I love relaxing in my robe and sipping on a mimosa.
So what is a hydra facial? A hydra facial is a 50-minute Signature skin resurfacing treatment that immediately reduces the look of lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, congested pores and uneven skin tone on the face. The session is completed with LED light therapy especially suited for your skin’s specific needs. It literally is the most hydrating facial and my skin looks and feels AMAZING afterwards.
3. Pirates and Princess Art Studio
I love painting on canvas and my entire family does too! There is something about the way the paint on canvas I find so relaxing and fun. I also think that painting on canvas is therapeutic and I love to self care and paint! In the Pirates and Princess Art Studio you can choose between templates of canvas or blank! I love seeing the boys express themselves also with paint! It is like a little self care for the whole fam! If you can guess Michael’s painting muse let me know in the comments!
4. Campfire and S’mores
Out of the four of us, Bladen has the biggest sweet tooth. Far behind him is Eero and then myself and Michael. While I will go for savory over sweet every time there is nothing like s’mores by the campfire. I have the sweetest memories making s’mores as a kid and I love re-creating those same memories with my own children. The Gaylord Rockies offers s’mores kits and you are able to make them by the campfire poolside. Sweets will always be a form of self care and sweet memories is just the cherry on top!
5. The Guest Rooms
Traveling as a party of 4 we need space! We are not light packers and I love the guest suites at the Gaylord Rockies. We have stayed in many 🙂 Before we ran around to do the Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt I decided to wake up early and self care by having some coffee and a little bubble bath. The bathtub in the guest family suite is huge and so relaxing and like an extension of the spa!
Before we checked out the boys ran around the hotel to do the Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt. I will say there was some tricky ones but the boys know the hotel like their home and love running around to find the answers!
This Gaylord Rockies staycation will hold a special place in my heart beyond the others because it is where Eero told Michael he loved him for the first time. These summer memories fill my heart up as a mama and I love that this trip I was able to squeeze in so much self care! If you are looking to book a family staycation or squeeze in some self care for yourself I highly recommend booking a trip to the Gaylord Rockies and also to the Relâche Spa!
Let me know if you do a hydra facial and what you think!
I am so happy you are here! I’m a wife and boy mama x2, fashion lover, living in Denver, Colorado.