Girlfriend Getaway

By Heather Shoning
Photography  Courtesy of The Inverness Denver

THE INVERNESS DENVER offers a healthy itinerary for a girls’ staycation

Gather your gal pals and head to one of the area’s top resort locations for an action-packed yet relaxing staycation this spring. The Inverness Denver offers the perfect place to get away from it all while enjoying all the things you love: friends, food, activities and a luxurious spa! 

Day One

Start your stay in a luxurious executive room or suite, which grants you access to the executive lounge. You’ll enjoy a dream-inspiring bed with Touch of Down pillows, a down-filled comforter, modern furnishings, breakfast credits and all the top-notch amenities you’ve come to expect from a Hilton property. If you choose a suite, you’ll enjoy a sunken living room and a private balcony. Both room types offer expansive views of the magnificent Rocky Mountains or The Inverness Golf Course.

Now that you’re settled, hit the links to get your steps in and enjoy a round of golf with the girls. The Inverness Golf Course is a beautiful, playable and challenging 18-hole championship golf course designed by J. Press Maxwell—one of the pre-eminent golf architects in America. You and your friends will love the course’s gentle but unforgiving slopes, rolling hills and deep bunkers.

Power up with some snacks, unique cocktails and, of course, beer at The Inverness Denver’s Breckenridge Brewery Ale & Game House. This lively gathering place offers expansive views of the golf course, and it’s a local’s favorite to gather, relax and enjoy the ambiance. Challenge your girlfriends to traditional pub games, including shuffleboard, darts and billiards, for fun, friendly competition. The outdoor beer garden provides comfortable community-style tables and casual seating and is ideal for enjoying a Colorado craft brew after your round of golf. 

Get dressed up for dinner at the resort’s Fireside Bar & Grill, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner with panoramic views, a cozy fireplace and a menu focused on locally sourced ingredients. Share the tuna carpaccio with avocado, house ponzu, micro herb salad and Fresno chiles and pork belly tacos with Chinese five spice, pepper soy glaze, pickled onion, pickled cucumber and sweet vinegar slaw for starters. Hearty dinner options include whole Rocky Moutain trout with toasted almond, brown butter, sherry vinegar, fingerling potatoes, blistered cherry tomatoes and frisée salad or try the Bootheel 7 Ranch burger with bacon and onion jam, aged white cheddar, frisée, house sauce and French fries. A unique selection of local wines, spirits and beers complement the unique cocktails, such as the signature Millionaire Margarita and a smoked old fashioned. 

Head back down to Breckenridge to wind down your evening at the outdoor fire pits. There’s nothing better than gathering around the fire to share stories and catch up on news with your besties.

Day Two

Start the day with a healthy breakfast and power up for some pickleball or tennis. The Club at Inverness features impeccably maintained outdoor courts, including one tennis court, one hybrid court for pickleball and tennis, and two pickleball courts available for free play as well as lessons. Grab your complimentary rackets and tennis balls at the front desk. Take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center with its wide variety of Precor cardio and weight equipment, including spinning bikes, elliptical machines and free weights. Ask at reception to find out about guided classes.

After your matches or workouts, you and the ladies will enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the spa to ease sore muscles. One of the area’s hidden gems, The Spa at The Inverness Denver offers a tranquil environment and relaxing retreat with myriad body treatments for a complete afternoon of pampering. Massages include those designed for slumber and recovery, plus you can add enhancements such as CBD massage oil, paraffin and more. Face feeling a little neglected? No problem! Several types of
facials are available, and they also have enhancement options.

One of the best ways to enjoy the spa is by having one of the signature body treatments, such as the evergreen body treatment during which you’ll receive a full body polish to eliminate outside toxins and impurities and to help promote cell turnover. Then, you’ll enjoy a gentle body massage with evergreen oil to awaken your senses with the aroma of evergreen forests. Divine just reading that, right? What busy woman wouldn’t love the hot honey foot treatment? It starts with a gentle foot polish using a sweet cream sugar scrub, followed by a wrap with honey heel glaze made of a Texas wildflower honey-based serum that seals in moisture and brings rich color back to tired feet. This service finishes with a relaxing foot rub to ease sore and tired feet. 

If you’re up for it after your pampering, take your group for a dip in the outdoor pool and relax in a cabana with snacks and beverages with poolside service from the Splash Pool Bar. The indoor pool is comfortably heated and ideal for swimming laps, and the adjacent whirlpool is excellent for winding down or soothing muscles. 

Depending on when you visit, The Inverness Denver hosts events, special dinners, live performances and more. Plus, there’s the fantastic Sunday brunch outside at Garden Terrace restaurant featuring classic breakfast dishes, seafood, salads, light lunch and the option to enjoy unlimited mimosas (for an extra charge). The Inverness Denver is the perfect staycation spot to relax and unwind for a long weekend with friends.

The Inverness Denver 
200 Inverness Drive West