Midwest Living Review
The menu of services at this new spa is tempting to even the toughest cowboy. In addition to haircuts ($25), blowouts and mani/pedis ($60), Cedar Canyon Spa offers the Cowboy Classic scalp massage (a blend of warm avocado, lime blossom and ginger extracts, $30), traditional massages (starting at $40 for 30 minutes), hydrotherapies and body treatments. Body wraps include the Little Missouri Mud Wrap, the Badlands Glacial Clay and Seaweed Wrap, the Campfire Coffee and Chocolate Cream Wrap, and a Luscious Lavender Wrap ($80 each). Hydrotherapies in a claw-foot tub feel extraordinarily decadent for this setting -- not that we mind. Patrons can immerse themselves in chocolate and whole milk in the Hoot's Chocolate Milk Bath; soak in milk, honey, lavender oil, rose and sage in the Maddie's Medley Bath; and energize their senses in the Peppermint-Ginger Plunge Bath ($40 each). Special packages designed for golfers run $115, and a full day's worth of pampering, including lunch and a gift, are $349. Plenty of Medora visitors bring their horses to explore the Maah Daah Hey Trail, and now, they can schedule their mounts for equine massages courtesy of Cedar Canyon Spa. A 90-minute head-to-tail massage runs $100. This new business, not run by the Theodore Roosevelt Foundation, is a welcome complement to the Rough Rider Hotel across the street and plans to stay open year-round.