Before leaving Houston on Friday, I scheduled an appointment for this morning at Spa Chateau, located just a few miles from Branson, at the luxurious Chateau on the Lake.
Spa Chateau, a 14,000-square-foot facility, is "a palace of pure indulgence." It reminds me of a Tuscan retreat, the kind of place one might go to enjoy exotic European therapies using the finest of lotions and potions.
The spa's two-story lobby features an amazing 30-foot-tall Swarovski crystal chandelier. It was beautiful and amazing, and it set the tone. Clearly, I was in for a very special experience.
After checking in, I was led to the woman's locker room and found it as well-appointed as the lobby. There were the usual restrooms, showers and dressing areas, but the locker room also featured a sauna, eucalyptus steam room and relaxation lounge offering beverages and light refreshments. Nearby were the co-ed whirlpool and indoor swimming pool.