When people think about Midwest destinations, a relaxing eco-friendly spa experience may not be the first thought that comes to mind. But one visit to Crystal Spa, which is part of the Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa located in Thompsonville, Michigan, will ensure that this will become one of your favorite places to relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself. In addition to the wonderfully unique spa atmosphere and services here, the spa is also an award winning eco-spa that is part of the Green Spa Network and the Midwest's only LEED certified spa. So whether you are looking for a day trip, a relaxing couple's vacation or a day on the slopes or golf course followed by a pampering spa visit, Crystal Spa is sure to make you a repeat customer.
Crystal Spa is part of an 18,500-square-foot facility that includes the Peak Pool & Fitness Center that is at the heart of the Crystal Mountain Resort village. The $5.5 million addition to the ski and golf resort makes this destination a one stop shop for recreation, health and wellness, resulting in a vacation that is sure to please all tastes. The results of the LEED certification earned by the Spa are noticeable. The facility was built to have minimal impact on the environment and to be highly efficient. Green building materials were used whenever possible as well as natural materials, and there is an absence of toxic paints and fumes from construction materials. Although the Spa facility is located within the vast Fitness Center & Pool, once you enter the door to the spa, you are in a sanctuary that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle.
From the first glimpse of the reception area with its soothing earth tones and water wall to the relaxing "meditation" room where guests can wait for their spa services, to the planned outdoor meditation garden and hot tub, it is clear that this is a place to let go of your cares and worries. Spa services offered range from Mani's and Pedi's, unique massages, and skin care treatments using natural products. The first stop in the spa is the "locker room," which is anything but. Instead, you can get ready for your spa visit with a robe and slippers in this luxurious and elegant preparation room. Then, while waiting in the meditation room, guests are encouraged to enjoy a cup of tea or relax in the infrared sauna before being led individually or as a couple to one of 12 Relaxation Rooms.
Whether you have had a busy day on the ski slopes or golf course, or you are simply enjoying a spa vacation, Crystal Spa has a wide variety of services for every taste. During the ski season, the spa offers special treatments meant to soothe the aches and pains that come with a long day enjoying the slopes, such as the Snowsports Massage or the Peppermint Cocoa Body Scrub. Year round treatments include the evergreen renewal treatment or the Crystal stone massage, plus special side-by-side massages for couples. Spa packages are available for every season and situation and include spa treatments plus access to fitness classes and the motion studio for the duration of your stay.
If you are a spa aficionado and are eager to check out the Midwest's only LEED certified spa facility, or if you are looking for a spa retreat that also allows you to be active at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort, you won't be disappointed by the Crystal Spa or the surrounding facilities. The Peak Fitness Center & Pool boasts equipment and classes for all your fitness needs, and the resort has 36 holes of golf for summer fun. Crystal Mountain Resort also offers both downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. For those that need lodging, the resort features 240 suites, rooms, condos and homes. The next time you are looking for a relaxing spa experience, you may be delightfully surprised to find that your most anticipated spa vacation is right in Michigan at Crystal Spa!