Lake Austin Spa Resort has a fabulous 25,000 square foot spa designed to feel like a large, expensive lake home with oversized chairs, lake views, enormous fireplace and a screened porch with rockers.
The spa 30 individual treatment areas, including outdoor poolside cabanas and screened porches. All of the treatment rooms have their own shower and if you dont like the music, change it! The customized sound system has five choices for music, including some of Austin famed musicians.
Separate locker rooms and lounge areas for men and women are equipped with oversized whirlpool hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and private sunbathing courtyards. They also open onto landscaped gardens with sculptures and water features.
There are more than 100 treatments, many taken from the local terrain and nature. Peppermint, spearmint, rosemary and lavender are gathered from the herb garden for use in body scrubs. And fig trees growing near the lake inspired the spa's signature treatment, Fruits of the Shore.
The couples treatment, "Over the Top for Two," starts with some private time in a secluded outdoor suite. You can relax in an outdoor hot tub, enjoy spa treatments, lunch and time alone in a private garden with tandem treatment tents, complete with an outdoor shower and hot tub.
And many of the treatments are designed specifically with men in mind, including a pedicure that uses coffee grounds to exfoliate! Take that, sissy mango-scented scrubs! "We wanted to make sure that our male guests feel completely comfortable and relaxed while they're here, says Vertrees.
Two new swimming pools include a Junior Olympic size lap pool housed in a climate-controlled pool barn and a beautiful outdoor pool and soothing whirlpool surrounded by cabanas. And if you mess up your hair in the spa or the pool? A new salon offers complete hair, makeup and nail services. For reservations and information, call 800-847-5637 or visit the website at www.lakeaustin.com.
You can also visit LakeHouse Spa as a day guest.
A LOOK AT THE TREATMENTS
Texas Pecan Scrub: "Our warm Texas climate is perfect for growing pecan trees, and our natural surroundings have inspired this indigenous scrub. The scrub removes dead skin cells and conditions your skin."
Coffee Scrub & Massage:"Coffee grounds exfoliate dead skin cells, preparing your skin to drink in a soothing, moisturizing blend of olive and hemp sea oil, shea butter, sea salt and herbal extracts. Caffeine increases circulation, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Refreshes tired muscles and provides protection from oxidation, sunlight and pollution."
Ruby Red Grapefruit Refresher: "When it comes to purifying and stimulating your skin, ruby red grapefruit is an excellent choice. After a gentle aromatherapy exfoliation with a blend of natural grains and a soothing shower, your skin will be treated with grapefruit body wash and detox body gel. While you're wrapped to absorb all the grapefruit goodness, your scalp will be massaged. Refreshing and renewing!"
Fruits Of The Shore: "Inspired by the fig trees right on our lakeshore and their luscious, aromatic fruit, this is our most extended treatment. After a gently exfoliating fig scrub, you'll soak in a fig milk bath. Then you'll be anointed with essential oil and wrapped to absorb its skin-soothing properties. Finally, you'll experience a full body, fig lotion massage, with the scent of sun-ripened fruit and woodsy leaves. The sensation is amazing."