Best of the Valley: Health and Services 12

BEST HOT TUB COMPANY

Crystal River Spas

1197 Main Street, Carbondale

970.963.2100

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A real review: “…Top notch, relaxed, always available, very friendly, never a complaint.”Carrying only the most efficient, innovative spas for cold climates allows this local business to focus on you, the customer, as they have since 1987. Owners Joan and Jake Boyle invite your family to a showroom dip to really feel which tub suits you best! -GJV

BEST PLACE TO RELAX

Iron Mountain 
Hot Springs

281 Centennial Street, Glenwood Springs

970.945.4766

IronMountainHotSprings.com

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Picture this: 16 mineral-rich natural soaking pools dotted along the banks of the Colorado River, each ranging in temperature from 99 to 108 degrees, connected by heated walkways and surrounded by a rejuvenating quiet zone. Add stunning mountain views and the company of friends and loved ones, and you’ve got one fabulous high country relaxation opportunity. Winter or summer, day or night, Iron Mountain Hot Springs has been the new place to unwind since its grand opening in 2015. -CC

BEST GYM & 
FITNESS CENTER

The Aspen Clinic

1460 E. Valley Road, Suite 100 & 221, Basalt

970.279.5412

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TAC recognizes that fitness develops from the inside (where it matters most), to the outside. Their stand-out feature? Helping you with the most critical shift, finding your own motivations (and blockages) for choosing health and happiness. TAC offers state-of-the-art fitness, classes, and professional wellness services. -GJV

BEST MED SPA and BEST DAY SPA

Spa of the Rockies

901 N. River Street, Glenwood Springs

970.947.3331

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Let yourself be pampered from head to toe at the Spa of the Rockies, and choose from a wide range of massages, facials, and nail care. Whether you visit before a wedding or after a hike, the staff will have just what you need to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate. –SWK

BEST BIKE SHOP

Basalt Bike & Ski

Aspen, Basalt, and 
Carbondale locations

Aspen: 970.925.7662;
Basalt: 970.927.3460; 
Carbondale: 970.963.0128

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Basalt Bike & Ski is a full-on toybox for slope, road, and trail. They’ve even got service shops to fix it up when ya get back. A lifelong, multi-sport athlete, owner Joel Mische guides a company culture eager to serve the athlete in each of us, from day trippers to trophy-grippers. -GJV

BEST OUTDOOR CLOTHING COMPANY

Bristlecone 
Mountain Sports

781 E. Valley Road, Willits

970.927.1492

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A one-stop shop for active families! Moms, dads, and kids can all find quality outdoor gear, clothing, and shoes at this midvalley favorite dedicated to the mountain lifestyle. Once you are dressed for skiing/hiking/biking success, it’s possible to rent your gear, and even ask a well-informed staff member about local resources and events. -SWK

BEST DENTIST (TIE)

Murray Dental Group

1512 Grand Avenue, Suite 202, 
Glenwood Springs

970.945.5112

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Father-son dental team Robert and John Murray are the heart of this office, which has been serving patients in the lower valley since 1976. From regular cleanings to digital x-rays, teeth whitening, dental implants, and myriad other services, Murray Dental offers general family care as well as advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures. The group’s rave online patient reviews say it all. -CC

Verheul Family Dentistry

1199 Village Road #100, Carbondale

970.963.3010

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The long-standing team at Verheul Family Dentistry strives to build trust with their clients.  A local practice since 2005, doctors Taylor and Matt Verheul work with a dedicated staff to provide outstanding dental care, even offering same-day crowns. Weekly professional development sessions keep their staff current in all aspects of modern dentistry. -SWK

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Kelly Thomas

1830 Blake Avenue, Suite 209, 
Glenwood Springs

970.384.5084

GlenwoodMedical.com

Patients of Dr. Thomas rely on her thorough knowledge of the field of dermatology and her kind, friendly care. A graduate of the University of Arizona who did her residency at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thomas diagnoses and helps treat the gamut of skin conditions, from mild concerns to more serious diseases. She is currently accepting new patients. -CC

BEST AUDIOLOGIST

Rocky Mountain Audiology

1607 Grand Avenue, Suite 21, Glenwood Springs

970.945.7575

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Dr. Daria Stakiw recognizes the barriers we may have to addressing our hearing issues: fears around what it might look like, how it will affect your lifestyle, insurance concerns, or quite frankly, the expense. Using the most innovative technology, Dr. Stakiw and Rocky Mountain Audiology make it about you and your journey into hearing loss. -GJV

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

WIN Health Institute

401 Tree Farm Drive, El Jebel

970.279.4099

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Dr. David Jensen’s motto is “A balanced approach to health.” Using holistic chiropractic treatments, he and his team of practitioners strive to provide this balance. Many patients, from Olympic athletes to local hikers, have found relief from back pain, injuries, and even hearing loss. After all, Jensen also reminds us that, “Your health is your greatest wealth!” -SWK

BEST MEDICAL 
PROVIDER

Glenwood Medical 
Associates

1830 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs

970.945.8503

GlenwoodMedical.com

From general family care to women’s health, physical therapy, internal medicine, and a range of other services, Glenwood Medical Associates has long been a go-to source for comprehensive health care in the valley. Choose from a number of doctors to meet your personal needs. -CC

BEST VETERINARIAN (TIE)

Carbondale Animal Hospital

289 Main Street, Carbondale

970.963.2826

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Veterinarian Benjamin Mackin, more affectionately known to locals as “Dr. Ben,” heads up the compassionate team at this intimate, well-loved clinic in downtown Carbondale. Though the hospital has served the community for more than 30 years, Dr. Ben purchased it in 2007 with a vision of providing practical small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry in a welcoming, small-town atmosphere. -CC

Alpine Animal Hospital

17776 Highway 82, Carbondale

970.963.2371

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With the only Board Certified Veterinary Dentist on the Western Slope as part of their team, plus a focus on the human-animal bond and specialized care offered to horses, dogs, and cats, the staff at Alpine Animal Hospital are frontrunners in their field. Located between Carbondale and El Jebel, the facility is comprehensive and community-minded. -SWK

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Luminance Photography

Basalt

970.379.8945

LuminancePhotography.com

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Jenni Fautsko is the creative force behind Luminance Photography, and she has been in love with the art of the photograph since she was a teenager. Specializing in the cherished moments shared between family members, engaged couples, siblings, and other loved ones, Jenni also incorporates the natural beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley vicinity into her work. Scan her website for adorable snaps of baby bumps, young loves, four-legged friends, and more. -CC

BEST JEWELER

Fine Things

309 8th Street, Glenwood Springs

970.945.5222

FineThingsJewelryCollectables.com

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Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations: Fine Things in the heart of downtown Glenwood offers gifts of celebration for all of life’s milestones. The shop delights tourists and is trusted by locals as a source of quality craftsmanship, knowledgeable customer service, beautiful jewelry, and collectables from around the globe. -CC