Spa Profile: Spa Brasada at Brasada Ranch
Brasada Ranch is an 1,800-acre resort located on the scenic Powell Buttes just outside of Bend, Oregon. From intimate Ranch House boutique-style hotel suites to luxurious vacation rentals, the vast property delivers ranch-style authenticity and modern amenities with breathtaking panoramic views of the Cascades. Guests of the ranch enjoy an array of activities, including horseback riding and golf on a world-class course.
In addition, Spa Brasada offers a full range of innovative body and beauty treatments designed to restore the body, mind, and spirit. Additional amenities include a fitness center with state-of-the-art strengthening and cardio fitness equipment, a tranquil adults-only pool and hot tub, an array of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, paddling and rock climbing, and more.
We chatted with Michelle LaCroix, Spa Manager of Spa Brasada, who offered insider tips, treatments to try, spa bonuses, and more.
Why You’ll Love It: Brasada Ranch prides itself in providing guests with the very best of Central Oregon and Spa Brasada is no exception. Guests at Spa Brasada appreciate our attention-to-detail, our focus on locally handcrafted and organic products, and our ability to create tailormade experiences for individual guests and groups.
Key Features: Two full-sized locker rooms, eucalyptus steam rooms, a nail room large enough to accommodate bridal parties and large groups complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, personal lockers, a spa relaxation room, and more.
Insider’s Tip: Our focus at Spa Brasada has always been to get back to the basics and do them right. Quality over quantity. There is truly something magical about a perfectly executed massage facial or body treatment.
Bonus: For special occasions, such as anniversaries or birthdays, Spa Brasada often provides a complimentary glass of lavender champagne that is made in-house or a specialty gift. Additionally, there are multiple nail services at Spa Brasada that include a complimentary glass of champagne as well. For all guests, we provide refreshing infused water, local Metolius Tea, handmade trail mix, and our famous lavender cookies which are baked daily by Brasada Ranch’s pastry chef.
Snacks Served: Snacks at Spa Brasada include local Metolius Tea, infused water, handmade trail mix, and Spa Brasada’s signature lavender cookies. Beverages include lavender champagne, local Humm Kombucha, and brews from a local microbrewery.
Splure Treatment: The 90-minute Angelina’s Aroma Bliss Massage is a one-of-a-kind treatment that allows guests to choose their own essential oil blends to be used in combination with hot towels and Himalayan salt stones during the treatment. The essential oil blends are handcrafted and made locally by Angelina’s Organic Skincare in Bend, Oregon.
Unique Treatment: Spa Brasada’s most unique treatment is the High Desert Salt Stone Therapy Massage. This treatment incorporates massage oil featuring Brasada Ranch’s signature scent, lavender sage, that’s locally grown and made in Bend. The Himalayan salt stones used in the treatment are heated to perfection and accompany a perfect massage combination that’s sure to impress any spa-goer. The salt stones provide a slight detox and remineralization for the body that leaves guests feeling balanced and relaxed.
Insider’s Favorite: A favorite among guests at Spa Brasada is the Total Indulgence Body Treatment. This treatment was created as something unique to Spa Brasada, and can be easily customized and tailored to guests’ personal preferences. Guests who are familiar with the traditional massage or body treatment will be delighted with this service, as it brings back the timelessness of experiencing something new.
DANI Naturals is locally made in Bend at the base of the Cascade mountains. Their products are eco-friendly, organic, and created from a gentle vegetable oil base. Spa Brasada uses DANI Naturals in most of our nail-specific services.
Angelina’s Organic Skincare is a modern skincare apothecary that creates small-batch, natural facial care, bath, body, and aromatherapy products. These products are locally made in Bend and are completely organic. Brasada Ranch’s signature scent comes from Angelina’s Organic Skincare line, which is not only handcrafted in Bend but the lavender is also locally grown in Central Oregon.
Naturopathica is a U.S. company the is Eco Cert-certified on many products and is the perfect addition to Spa Brasada’s local organic offerings.
[Images courtesy of Brasada Ranch]
16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd.
Bend/Powell Butte OR 97753