Visitors to Deadwood will have another attraction besides gambling and skiing.
Akela Spa will open December 6. Executive Lodging owner Kim Rupp and other investors are behind Deadwood's first spa. It will be located one mile outside of Deadwood on US Hwy 14A.
International spa designers Christi Cano of Innovative Spa Productions and Sam Marguiles of Atmosphere Spa Design were hired to design the spa.
Akela Spa will offer massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and various body treatments; plus an outdoor area with hot tubs, a sauna and a fire pit.
Akela Spa gets its name from the Lakota word Abla Kela which means calm.