Denver, CO; February 3, 2015 – Nestled in the Rocky Mountains just a twenty minute drive from Golden Colorado is the beautiful town of Black Hawk. Founded in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Blackhawk is rich in history and charm. In 1991 gambling was legalized and casinos have made it a wonderful weekend getaway destination. Blackhawk is now the largest gambling town in Colorado with 18 casinos many of which are open 24 hours a day.
A recent visit Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk and was pleasantly surprising. Ameristar is an incredible, luxurious resort, spa and casino. Despite being a large casino you immediately feel a sense of calm when you enter the property. Large wood beams and warm colors create a sense of coziness in a massive 71,000 square foot casino.
Gorgeous water features and a large seating area create a tranquil lobby, perfect for meditative lounging and people waiting.
The property features 536 well-appointed rooms including 64 suites of which the spa suite was extremely spacious. Touches of rustic décor and a modern edge made it a fun room that included two bathrooms, a wet bar, large seating area and double sided fire place.
The en suite bath was a dream with dark wood, his and her sinks and a grand walk in shower. The highlight of the room was definitely the Jacuzzi tub which overlooks the beautiful Rocky Mountains where sunset outside the window and a fireplace roaring in the background framed the jacuzzi.
Again, time for meditative lounging.
But there were many other things to do.
Ameristar has many amenities and exploring them all can be a challenge.
A magnificent pool area on the top floor of the hotel features an indoor hot tub as well as a glorious outdoor rooftop area.
I wish I could have spent more time out there. The rooftop is equipped with fire pits and outdoor hot tubs looking out onto the mountains and the bustling town.
Something I really enjoyed were the adult only hours at the pool. From 9pm-11pm every night the pool and rooftop is a kid free zone, which is great if you want to relax in the hot tubs without getting splashed. If you are traveling with kids, they will love this pool area and can splash around from 7am-9pm.
Fitness junkies will appreciate the amazing fitness center at Ameristar. Where hotel fitness centers can be pretty run-of-the-mill dissapointing, this one has everything you need and a great view.
The fitness center has state of the art cardiovascular and strength training machines. It is also open 24 hours a day. At 7am the room, and workout, was mine alone
Ameristar has five dining and entertainment venues. Dinner at Fireside Kitchen is cozy and quiet spot for a great tasting dinner and the service was wonderful. There are dining options for all tastes whether you want an elegant dinner at Timberline grille, a wonderful in-room meal or just a Starbucks.
Room service for breakfast was surprisingly fast. There is something for everybody at Ameristar.
The casino at Ameristar expands over 55,000 square feet and has something to excite everybody. The casino offers more than 1,450 slot machines including reels, video reels and video poker. There are also 33 table games including blackjack, roulette and craps along with 17 poker tables.
I’m personally not much of a gambler. I try the table games and I can’t keep up but I do love the casino atmosphere and trying my luck on the slots. I loved the casino at Ameristar because it is clean and exciting at all times of day. Maybe someday I will have the patience to learn poker and go back to play on their beautiful tables.
The Ara Spa is a full service day spa featuring hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas and six treatment rooms. From the moment I walked in the service was outstanding. Every employee I came in contact with at the spa went above and beyond for all guests.
At the spa you can choose from massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps or even hair and nail services. I had an eighty minute hot stone massage that was heavenly. Another great feature of the spa was that you can enjoy the facilities all day before and after your treatment. You can even leave for lunch and come back to enjoy the spa later in the day. It is a great way to wind down after hitting the slopes or hitting the slots. I had an incredible experience at the Ara Spa and I’m already itching to go back.
The overall experience at Ameristar was exceptional. From the free Wi-Fi and parking to the extraordinary customer service it was pleasantly surprising. Whether you are traveling to Black Hawk for a couples retreat, family getaway or girls weekend you are sure to enjoy your experience at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa.
Located just forty miles from Denver and twenty minutes to the nearest ski resort Black Hawk has it all.
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