An Insider’s Guide to Slack-Time Pampering
By Jenn Rein
It’s time to bring some solace back to your soul. Because, despite the glory that is our backyard, this time of year can deliver stress in the form of work, school breaks, and the regular daily management of life at six-thousand-some-odd feet. For those of us that keep WYDAHO rolling, time to breathe means reaping the rewards of what it means to be local.
So let’s get pampered. We’ve earned it!
The A-List Celebrity
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole
Have you ever been wrapped in coffee, cinnamon, and white clay? Well, here’s your chance. During the ski season only, The Spa, located in Teton Village, offers Jackson Hole Mountain Resort season pass holders a two-for-one deal on services. Use your Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club coupon to redeem this deal and refer to the booklet for specific blackout dates. fourseasons.com/jacksonhole/spa
Chill Spa at Hotel Terra (pictured above)
With a 20-percent-off, year-round locals’ special, why wouldn’t you want to chill in a rooftop hot tub in Teton Village? Or wait until the tourists leave in May to get a fifty-minute spa service for $99 (also good at the Solitude Spa in Teton Mountain Lodge). hotelterrajacksonhole.com/chill-spa
Stillwaters Spa at Teton Springs
Spend $20 or more in services and get access to the outdoor hot tubs, eucalyptus steam room, and relaxation lounge at the base of the pass in Victor. Shoulder season takes it up a notch—luxuriate in the hands of a talented massage therapist for ninety minutes, paying only the sixty-minute rate.
THE RHINESTONE COWBOY
N8V (nā tiv) Salon
Located in Rafter J (who knew?), monthly specials at N8V provide year-round savings. Down for a seaweed wrap? How about an airbrushed tan? Everyone from your boss to your neighbor will wonder how you got that special glow (and you don’t have to disclose that you stopped at Liquor Down South post-appointment). n8vbeautysalonandspa.com
Bear and Doe Banya Spa
While the explanation of a banya—a compilation of saunas, steam, cold plunges, and thwacking—may alarm you, this Jackson massage outfit’s menu of services will do anything but. For $75, locals can get one hour of massage work and one round in the infrared or hot saunas. Add $15 to your tab for unlimited use of the facilities. bearanddoebanya.com
THE SHINY NICKEL
Diva Nails & Spa
Not just for nails, this Jackson gem takes great pride in their facials and wax treatments, too. You will leave feeling, and looking, many years younger. Always on the side of affordable, Diva doesn’t need a locals’ discount to be pocketbook-friendly. 307.734.2586
A stone’s throw from Jackson’s Town Square, these guys are killing it with their dude-centric services. The “Dome and Grille,” a haircut and a hot towel shave with a straight razor, will only cost you $50. Spruce up that skull and surprise your lady. whiskeybarber.com
Enjoy a $30 pedi (ski-boot feet and all) year-round at Roots salon in Victor. Or a shoulder-season cut, color, and massage can be had for $150. facebook.com/rootsinvictor
Dig this Driggs salon: lay down $50 for a mani AND pedi. Or choose the haircut-and-eyebrow-wax combo for the low price of $42. Walk away feeling smart and sparkly. facebook.com/ElevateSalon