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The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge
Written by Fresh Vancouver   

woman sitting on dock at lake

We were looking for a reviving spring break when we heard about The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge. Like a breath of fresh mountain air, The Spa is a cleansing space for mind, body and soul and the spa’s 2013 refresh saw the decor becoming even more in-tune with the lodge’s stunning surroundings. Just a five-minute drive from the heart of Whistler, Nita Lake Lodge is located 500m from the base of Whistler Mountain, on the edge of the Valley Trail that connects Whistler’s communities.

Our spring wellness break started the moment we arrived and sank onto our king-sized bed. We roused ourselves to enjoy the crisp spring air as we admired Nita Lake from the balcony of our spacious 500 square foot studio suite. Each of the lodge’s 77 rooms, including the one- and two-bedroom suites, features double soaker tubs and king sized beds.

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At dinnertime, we curled up in front of the crackling fire at Cure and joined in the après-ski chat with late season skiers over some bar bites and a glass of BC wine. The following day, we began with a delicious warm gluten-free pastry made in-house at the lodge’s Fix Café and sipped on freshly-squeezed juices and smoothies from their new range of health-conscious drinks.

They helped get us going as we had an active morning hiking and biking the Valley Trail – we were glad to return to the refuge of the lodge in the afternoon and take a long soak in the outdoor hot tubs to relax our aching muscles.

The redesign of The Spa was inspired by the four elements – earth, water, fire and air – and the lounge area is now a warm and homely haven of natural fabrics, cozy blankets and plush rugs. We snuggled up with a book and enjoyed the view of the mountains beyond, which were starting to sprout alpine wild flowers.

 

field in sunshine

The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge offers eco-friendly products from ilā and Tammy Fender, the only spa in British Columbia to do so, and their signature ilā Kundalini Back Massage takes relaxation to another level. With a combination of warm essential oils and gentle massage, the treatment uses chakra and sound healing to activate and channel Kundalini, the dormant energy at the base of the spine and it left us truly blissed-out and fully rejuvenated.

We floated out of the spa on a cloud of happy exhaustion and headed to a restorative yin class at the onsite Jivamukti yoga studio. A quick snooze and a brisk lakeside walk under the stars later, we’d woken up enough to enjoy our meal at Aura, feasting on a seasonal spring menu that makes the most of the produce growing on the lodge’s rooftop garden.

room with couches and high windows

We ended our weekend away curled up in our robes in front of our fireplace, watching a DVD and feeling totally relaxed in our new home away from home. We left feeling as refreshed as a springtime rain shower.

Facts:

Nita Lake Lodge
Address: 2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler British Columbia
Phone: 1-604-966-5700
Toll Free: 1-888-755-6482
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.nitalakelodge.com

For reservations visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482. Rates start at $159 during low season, and $229 during high season.