Cheryl-Anne Millsap

Correspondent

  • Spokane, Washington, USA

Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent who lives in Spokane, Washington. She’s also a contributing columnist for The Spokesman-Review and a freelance travel journalist. Her audio essays can be heard on Spokane Public Radio and public radio stations across the country.

  • On July 2, 2014
  • On September 30, 2013
    Cheryl-Anne Millsap answered the question: Cheryl-Anne Millsap

    What kinds of skincare products are used at La Rive Spa?

    La Rive Spa at Northern Quest Resort & Casino puts great emphasis on the healing and restorative powers of gentle skincare products. The spa products are specially chosen for their natural contents and organic compounds. Featured spa brands include Dermalogica, Intraceuticals, NuFace, Tara, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, the Moroccanoil body and hair lines and Schwarzkopf hair color. A new addition is from Phytomer, a marine cosmetics brand based in Saint-Malo, France. Phytomer's products focus on natural and pure ingredients that deliver remarkable results and pleasurable experiences.

    The spa also features local skincare products in its boutique, including Sister Sky, a Spokane-based line of native-inspired body-care essentials. For men, La Rive Spa offers Dermalogica and Jack Black grooming items, which are free of fragrances and colors and are dermatologist tested.
  • On September 30, 2013
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    What kinds of massages are offered at La Rive Spa?

    La Rive Spa at Northern Quest Resort & Casino offers a wide variety of massage options. The La Rive Signature Massage can be customized to your needs and preferences. The Pend Oreille River Stone massage uses warmed stones from the Pend Oreille River and a cleansing cedarwood oil to relax your tense muscles. Other treatments include the Golfer’s Performance Massage, which puts an emphasis on sport performance, sore muscle relief and relaxation, and the sublime Mother Earth Prenatal Massage, designed to relieve expectant moms from tension and swelling in hands and feet. The Moroccanoil scalp and neck massage uses essential oils to improve scalp circulation and restore hair condition.
  • On September 30, 2013
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    What is the style of La Rive Spa?

    The style of La Rive Spa at Northern Quest Resort & Casino near Spokane, Washington, echoes the Inland Northwest’s emphasis on a “next to nature” lifestyle while honoring the native traditions of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. La Rive Spa’s muted blues, greens and earthy brown tones are complemented by artwork portraying indigenous plants that have been historically important to native culture. The cascading water feature in the relaxation lounge, as well as the river-stone floor and soft ambient lighting, add to the effect of being outdoors. It all works together to create a calm and organic experience for men and women at the Spokane spa.
  • On September 30, 2013
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    What is the best way to get an appointment at Davenport Spa & Salon?

    Whether you’re interested in a quick 25-minute pedicure or a luxurious 80-minute deep-tissue massage, the best (and only) way to make an advance appointment at Davenport Spa & Salon in Spokane is to call the spa directly during its regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; online bookings are not available. We note that while the staff will make every effort to accommodate last-minute booking requests, and that some services are even available on a walk-in basis, based on therapist availability, this luxury Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa is often fully booked, so it’s best to plan ahead and make a reservation as far in advance as possible.
  • On September 18, 2013
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    What’s the best time to visit The Davenport Hotel and Tower?

    The winter holiday season is the time of year when The Davenport Hotel and Tower really shines. Each year this historic Spokane hotel is the site of the annual Spokane Symphony Christmas Tree Elegance fundraiser, a two-week period in early December when locals and tourists alike flock by the thousands to see 12 beautifully decorated trees and accompanying vignettes featuring gifts, travel, furniture and art. During this time, the Forbes Travel Guide recommended hotel’s grand ballrooms are host to formal galas, social events, concerts and fashion shows, and the lobby fountain is replaced with a massive holiday tree. Many local wineries also host special holiday events, including the popular Holiday Wine Weekend in mid-November.
  • On September 18, 2013
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    When is Palm Court Grill open?

    The signature fine-dining restaurant of The Davenport Hotel and Tower, Palm Court Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with breakfasts served for early risers starting at 6 a.m. and dinner available until 9 p.m. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors note that this Spokane restaurant isn’t terribly large, with a maximum seating capacity of just 30 people, so while you likely won’t have any difficulty finding a table early in the morning or just before closing, to be safe we recommend making an advance reservation if you plan on dining during the prime lunch and dinner hours. You can do so by either calling the restaurant directly, or by visiting their website and booking your spot via OpenTable.
  • On September 9, 2013
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    What is the design style of Northern Quest Resort & Casino?

    When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians invested in an expansion and upgrade of the existing property and created Northern Quest Resort & Casino, there was a deliberate decision to integrate the tribe’s rich cultural history and ties to the Northwest into the design style. The 10-story building is clad in stone, steel and glass. The Heritage Hallway, which connects the Spokane hotel and casino, houses tribal artifacts and historical images. The interior integrates natural elements of stone, wood and water, reflecting the importance of the natural world to the culture of the tribe. You’ll see a luxurious addition above the central staircase: an exquisite 21-foot chandelier with hand-blown glass cattails representing the circle of life.
  • On September 9, 2013
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    What restaurants does Northern Quest Resort & Casino have?

    From the area’s first Fatburger franchise to home-style Italian cooking (Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen) to noodles (Fai's Noodle House) to frozen yogurt (Yogoshop), anything you’re in the mood to eat can be found at one of the 14 restaurants and lounges at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. EPIC sports restaurant attracts fans with its 30-by-10-foot HDTV screen, you can bet on the horses at The Turf Club or light up at Legends of the Fire, the area’s only premium cigar lounge. The flagship eatery is Masselow’s, a fine-dining restaurant featuring food that is inspired by the resort’s regional tribal heritage. Expect dishes like bison rib-eye steak or lobster pot pie with béchamel, kurobuta bacon, vegetables, red potatoes and apple-pear chutney. Masselow’s also is known for its outstanding wine list.
  • On September 9, 2013
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    What are the rooms like at Northern Quest Resort & Casino?

    The 250 spacious rooms and suites — the largest suite is more than 1,350 square feet — at Northern Quest Resort & Casino hotel are decorated in a contemporary and urban style. Luxurious linens and upscale fabrics with subtle Native American design elements complement the clean lines of the architecture and accessories. Ambient lighting and the use of natural stone create an oasis of comfort and sophistication. Special touches in every room include flat-panel HDTVs, Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, daily newspaper delivery and luxe spa bathroom amenities. All rooms in the Spokane hotel give you access to the pool, fitness center, spa and valet parking.
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