The destination resort on the shores of lake Coeur d'Alene gets props for its setting-- nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern Idaho-- and year-round activities. One of the best things about the Coeur D'Alene Resort
, aka the "Playground of the Northwest," is the 30,000 square-foot spa, designed with water and stone elements by the renowned design team at TAG Inc. Signature therapies are derived from nature's seasons in the surrounding 140 acres of wilderness in the pristine Northwest. Spa experiences thus incorporate the medicinal value of Idaho's mineral-rich lake algae, spruce and cedar trees. Facilities at the two-level spa include 21 treatment rooms, a glass Quiet Room with fireplace overlooking the 25-mile-long lake, and the SilverTAG Shower, the region's first medi-spa. There's even an area designated for men, equipped with a Ferrari-red leather barber chair for relaxing shaves, manicures, and hair-cuts. The signature treatments run the gamut from facials to hydrotherapy baths. Try the Forest Mineral Scrub, made with essence of spruce and exfoliating mineral salts, or the Mountain Lake Natural Spirulina Wrap, which incorporates all-natural pure lake algae.