Central Oregon has numerous vistas, places you can take in our majestic mountain peaks, the surrounding dessert, the stately rivers, but in this writer’s view the most breathtaking view you can get of this fabulous place we live is Brasada Ranch.
Brasada Ranch, only a short thirty minute drive from Bend or Redmond, was recently given a spectacular boost with an investment in their guest and residential amenities including Spa Brasada, which offers all the services of a traditional spa experience coupled with the awe-inspiring environment created by the ultimate ranch location.
Upon arrival at the Spa situated in a beautiful western designed building sitting high on the hill above the stunning countryside, it’s likely you’ll be greeted by Spa Director Lynn Hite. Lyn graciously offers to take great care of you, leaving you completely renewed upon your departure. A comprehensive package of services steeped in the natural healing powers of plants, flowers, the outdoors and holistic nurturing are at your disposal.
The Spa uses natural and locally sourced products to pamper and refresh your body and soul including Bend-based Angelina’s organic skincare. Angelina procures lavender and sage from the Knight family farm in Tumalo.
You might start, as I did, with a rejuvenating and relaxing massage. Offered a plush robe and spa sandals, I followed my masseuse to a comfortable, private room and enjoyed the Spa Brasada Signature Massage that combines therapeutic and relaxing techniques with the custom sage and lavender aroma to calm the nervous system and create a sense of renewal and energy.
It was simply fabulous, but there are many other variables you can choose from such as the Golfer’s Delight a deep, intensive massage with steaming hot towels steeped in warming herbs or the Spirit Rock Stone Therapy, a powerful massage that uses warm stones from the natural volcanic soils of Central Oregon to soothe your muscles and free your mind.
You can also choice from the unique Deep Tissue, Mother-to-Be and Head-to-Toe Indulgence massage treatments.
Following the massage I took a moment to relax by the private pool and hot tub offering those exquisite views of the Cascade Range and the high desert that is so mesmerizing.
I couldn’t leave the spa without having a Spa Brasada Signature Facial that was customized just for me using the finest certified organic, pure and natural ingredients. My technician revitalized my face with the skills of an expert leaving my once dehydrated skin nourished and balanced.
My companion that day tried the Pure Radiance experience that she said was thoroughly rejuvenating. The Central Oregon-sourced facial is designed for sun and environmentally damaged skin. The Radiance Serum used is made locally by Angelina’s Organic Skincare from organic, wild-crafted and natural plant ingredients, healing essential oils and antioxidants.
You may also choose a Rehydration Ritual that pampers and repairs the skin and restores hydration to moisture-deprived, thirsty skin or the Absolute Renewal which is a line of defense against aging with an emphasis on deep cleansing, complete relaxation and powerful anti-aging elixirs.
Men and teenagers are also offered their own unique facial treatments including the Rebalance for Men that deeply cleans and soothes weather-exposed skin and the Youthful Remedy that amends acne-inclined complexions using purifying BHAs along with astringent and anti-bacterial extracts of Alpine Willow and Rosemary.
One day of course is not enough to take in all the offerings but I hope to go back for the Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap or the Lemongrass Mimosa Body Scrub whereby zesty lemongrass and bamboo are blended to make this foaming exfoliating scrub, which sloughs away calloused or flaky skin.
For the most luxurious parting treatment my friend enjoyed a manicure and I had a pedicure that included an intensive hydrating mask and the perfect polish.
You can spend the entire day or weekend indulging yourself in these amazing treatments. But don’t forget to dine (which in itself is another story) as the cuisine at Brasada Ranch is absolutely out of this world from the arugula and endive greens with pomegranates and marcona almonds to the ranch hand ribeye and smashed potatoes that truly melt in your mouth.
See you there! pha
BRASADA RANCH SPECIAL
Grab your sweetie and come stay in one of the Ranch House Suites enjoying the resort’s most amazing views. Enjoy plenty of time in the oversized tub and out on the deck curled up with a blanket and bottle of wine.
Next add on two treatments at Spa Brasada and a dinner for two at Range, including a bottle of wine, starters, entrees and desert…for just $210.
While you’re staying with us at The Ranch this fall, for each treatment your reserve, Brasada will provide you a second complimentary treatment. You may also lounge at the Spa all day, enjoying the relaxation room, fireplaces, exterior pool and hot tub, and of course plenty of food and drink provided by its world-class culinary team in Range.