Montana's Fountain of Youth Med Spa relaxes patrons in a peaceful setting while improving the appearance of their skin with medical spa treatments. The noninvasive Intraceuticals oxygen facial kicks off with a professional aesthetician consultation. They'll take care not to upset sensitive face-flesh, which is easily offended and prone to public weeping. Next, the aesthetician selects one of four Intraceutical serums for each 30–45-minute treatment: the rejuvenation serum, which nourishes and hydrates starving skin; the Opulence serum, which balances uneven skin scales; the clarity serum, which banishes blemishes and irritation; or the Atoxelene-infusion serum, a natural alternative to antiwrinkle injections. All serums contain lightweight hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C, and E, and green tea to protect skin from environmental hazards encountered during frosty high-altitude climbs to the drug store. The serum is applied with a stream of cool, calming pressurized oxygen that increases the rate of serum absorption. Initial results appear immediately, though skin should continue to improve during the following days.
Deb Cravens, the licensed massage therapist at Kneading the Falls, specializes in treating chronic pain and headaches. A graduate of massage school and a current student in health promotion, Deb is especially intrigued by the way massage can help facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. To that end, she offers Swedish and hot-stone bodywork as well as pregnancy massages, which are designed to ease the stress and pressure that result from enduring paper cuts from baby-naming books.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho cuts through more than 100 miles of rugged wilderness, flowing past towering trees, wildflowers, and craggy mountains. Among rafters, it’s known as a Class IV river, with a few rapids reaching Class V level in high water. On this six-day whitewater-rafting trip from Adventure Guides, up to 24 adventurers take on the Middle Fork, spending their days alternating between rushing through roaring rapids and enjoying the scenery during calm stretches. Throughout the trip, rafters may have the opportunity to fly fish, hike, and soak in hot springs. Along the way, experienced crew members deftly navigate the waterway and handle all of the logistics to ensure a comfortable trip. For detailed information on the best way to reach Stanley, Idaho—the trip's launch point—visit the transportation page. Click here to see the full six-day itinerary.Before the trip: At 6 p.m. on the day before launching, crew members meet with guests for orientation in the conference room at the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley, Idaho. Guides provide a detailed breakdown of the trip and hand out waterproof packs, day bags, and sleeping gear. Day 1: The group sets out from Stanley toward Boundary Creek or Indian Creek, depending on weather and water conditions. Before putting the rafts in the water, Adventure Guides and the U.S. Forest Service hold a safety briefing. The first day's ride is shallow and steep, and the group pauses for a break along the riverbank for lunch. That night—and each night for the rest of the trip—a supply boat runs ahead to set up camp for the evening. By the time the rafts arrive at the site, the crew will have already arranged everything you need, including the campfire, kitchen, tents, and s’mores tasting room. You can while away the evening by swimming, hiking, fishing, or playing games. Starting at 6 p.m., an hour of hors d'oeuvres and beverages is followed by a dinner that can include dutch-oven potatoes, baked salmon, stuffed chicken, or rib-eye steak. Fresh baked treats are on hand for dessert. Days 2–5: Each morning, guides start a campfire and set out a continental breakfast. About 8 a.m., they whip up a hot meal, often comprising potatoes, omelets, french toast, and pancakes. You can choose a vessel to ride in from a fleet of oar boats, paddleboats, and inflatable kayaks. Before and after lunch, the group negotiates rapids, hops overboard for the occasional dip in a swimming hole, and, of course, admires the views. The water is relatively calm on the second and third days, but picks up speed on days four through six. Lunch is included each day, and on the second and fourth nights you can take a refreshing sun shower. Day 6: After an early rise, the flotilla faces its biggest challenge: a stretch of whitewater known as "Impassable Canyon." After the confluence of the main branch of the Salmon, the boats cruise four more miles to the endpoint at Cache Bar. The crew packs up the boats and sets out a final lunch before guests board the bus back to Stanley. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Helena Downtown Conference Center in Helena, you'll be minutes from Holter Museum of Art and close to Cathedral of St. Helena. This hotel is within close proximity of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and Helena Civic Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 71 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Holiday Inn Helena Downtown Conference Center. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and air conditioning in public areas. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
The automotive club AAA serves more than 52 million members nationwide. Although the various membership levels offer myriad benefits, AAAers benefit most from the peace of mind provided by the comprehensive roadside assistance program. On-site mechanical services are available almost anywhere in the United States for common car troubles such as flat tires, dead or murdered batteries, and creamed-corn-related engine troubles.