SPA REVIEWS: Spokane's La Rive

Courtesy La Rive Spa

With a lush backdrop of evergreen trees and sparkling rivers, it’s no wonder that the Pacific Northwest’s La Rive Spa, DAYSPA’s first-ever cover contest winner, gleans inspiration from its lush surroundings. The stunning oasis is located in Spokane, Washington, a city that long ago functioned as a fur trading center and whose name translates to “children of the sun” in the Native American dialect of Salishan.

Today, Spokane’s clean air, crisp climate and outdoor adventure opportunities attract residents and visitors alike. And it’s here that the Kalispel Tribe built the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, in which La Rive is housed, in 2000. Reconnection with nature and oneself is at the heart of La Rive’s mission, which is supported by its unique interior design, nurturing staff philosophy and indigenous treatment offerings. —By Andrea Renskoff