Nestled away in the Rocky Mountains is Monarch Casino Resort Spa with luxuries for everyone in your party. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted with accommodating personnel and awe-inspiring mountain side views. From casino to spa to fine dining, you will never have a dull moment while staying here.
My mom (Spa Travel Gal) and I stayed in the Monarch Corner View Spa Suite and the Ultimate Spa and Sauna Suite.
Both suites have amenities that ensure you truly never have to leave your room.
I stayed in the Monarch Corner View Spa Suite, and this room may be a far walk from the elevator, but it is worth it!The room has a desk, a King bed, and lounge area. Along with that, it has your very own spa tub with a mountain view! This tub was the best way to soak and relax without having to leave our room. Besides the in room amenities, you have access to the lounge with refreshments and a concierge for any of your needs. The assistants in the lounge were always swift with your requests. The lounge was the perfect way to begin and end your day!
The Ultimate Spa and Sauna Suite is extravagant as it has 3 bathrooms, a living room, a wet sauna, a dry sauna, and a giant bath tub – all with the mountain side view. The giant tub and dry sauna have their own room and is the perfect spa necessity for anyone who wants 24/7 spa amenity access.
I definitely snuck over a few times to enjoy them while my mom was busy! Truly a room unlike any I have ever seen.
With 5 restaurants to choose from, you always have an option for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans.
For breakfast every morning, we opted to eat in the lounge and enjoyed some pastries and fruit. We saved most of our appetite for lunch and dinner to indulge at Twenty-Four 7, Monarch Chophouse, and the Bistro.
Our favorite lunch spot was Twenty-Four 7 which offers American and Asian cuisine. My favorite item off the menu was the Chicken Lo Mein – it was the best lo mein I have ever had! A bonus about this restaurant is that it is located on the second floor of the casino and is open 24/7 (shocker).
The restaurant is right next to the coffee shop Java which offers Starbucks coffee, Teavana tea, pastries, gelato, and more; and it is perfect for morning wake-up or an afternoon treat
Monarch Chophouse has many options for steak, seafood, and cocktails.
The bartenders Liz and Tyler were very knowledgable and even gave us a complementary sample of their signature cocktail the Full Monty. It is Breckenridge Vodka, Fresh Peach Puree, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, and Fresh Lemon Juice. It was so delicious I had to come back the next day before dinner to get a full one! For dinner, I chose prime filet mignon and the jumbo asparagus with lemon zest and parmesan – both tender and tasty.
This is a must stop for your stay at Monarch.
The last night we chose the Bistro Mariposa as it is an array of Mexican Latin dishes and high-end tequila. As you walk in the front door you are greeted with a glas wall to see the chefs preparing your meal. The grill is on display and will make your mouth salivate as you walk inside. For an appetizer, you must try the fry bread esquites which is charred corn, mayo, cotija, chipotle, and lime over a tapa. I paired that with a smokey paloma with mezcal and fresh lime juice. For the main entree I had to choose carne asada tacos and finish it off with goat cheesecake for dessert.
With stunning views and a world class spa, you must make a stop here on your visit to Monarch.
There is an aqua spa lounge that has an experimental shower and a dipping pool for refreshing before a treatment. Past that, you will find a brine inhalation-light therapy lounge, herbal steam rooms, and a laconium relaxation lounge.
Located right outside of the spa is an indoor infinity pool, outdoor jetted spa and fire pits on a sun desk, and stunning mountain views. For my treatment, I had the organic facial which addresses your specific needs with Éminence Organic Skin Care products. These are paired with fresh organic ingredients combined to curate your facial to ensure every one of your needs is met.
Monarch’s sustainable initiatives include having energy-saving LED lighting with auto shut-off and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. They also are able to eliminate over 45,000 single-use plastic water bottles through their Vivreau water system throughout the property. Along with all of this, they offer an array of electric car charging stations.
You can truly find something for everyone in your party here among the casino, spa, restaurants, and stunning views.