Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be touched up on a regular basis lest their surfaces dull, their north sides moss, and their forearms fall off. Lavish your life vehicle with today's Groupon: for $39 you get any spa service lasting up to 50 minutes at The Spa at Wind Creek located inside Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore (up to a $115 value).
Weary spirit vessels are kneaded, heated, and scrubbed back to strength within the earth-toned walls of The Spa at Wind Creek. Give overworked muscles well-deserved R&R with an assortment of massage choices such as the 50-minute seep pressure massage, which targets high-tension areas to crumble chronic pain and stiffness (up to a $95 value). Or enfranchise olfactory nerves with the Wind Creek signature massage, during which guests concoct custom aromatherapy oils and lotions (up to a $115 value). For fingers, the 40-minute Wind Creek signature manicure brings bedazzlement accompanied by a scrub, lotion, and warm-towel benediction (up to an $80 value). Following the 25-minute lemongrass bath, the entire epidermis emerges energized and ready to continue shielding its underlying tissues from wind, rain, and sun (up to $95 value).
All treatments include use of the spa’s whirlpool, sauna, and steam-room facilities, with a complimentary robe and slippers that make even the most stoic poker faces from the adjoining casino crack a smile. Appointments are required, and arriving 20–30 minutes early is requested to ensure an unhurried push-off into the sea of soul restoration.
The Cooking Studio
The kitchen is the heart of any restaurant, so it's no surprise that the best seats in the house are the ones closest to the action. That's definitely the case at the Cooking Studio at Escape at Wind Creek. There, the Chef's Table sits, ready to host intimate dinners served right next to the chefs that prepared them. Whether they're dining from the month's prix fixe menu or collaborating with the cooking team to create their own meal, diners can watch every chop and simmer as dishes take shape under the expert guidance of resident chefs.
Diners interested in the culinary arts can also try their hand at stovetop techniques during the studio's cooking classes. Helped along by guidance from an expert chef and an ample stock of Wolf Sub-Zero equipment, students in each class man six cooking stations where they craft themed repasts. Their handiwork ranges from Mediterranean spreads to a modernized Thanksgiving dinner, which substitutes ostrich for turkey and instructs apple pie to make itself over video chat. Alternatively, students can learn via demonstration-only classes, then practice their new skills at home. No matter the class chosen, students end the sessions by dining on each newly crafted dish.