TallGrass Fact Sheet


TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon opened on November 5, 1995


Located at 997 Upper Bear Creek Road, in the Rocky Mountain foothills community of Evergreen, Colorado, TallGrass is a 45-minute drive from downtown Denver. It sits in a serene mountain valley, on the former site of the historic Bendemeer Lodge. From the TallGrass Quiet Room and patio, guests enjoy scenes of wildflower meadows, a meandering creek, grazing wildlife and snow-capped Mt. Evans.


Gail Sharp is a corporate dropout from Chicago, where she was a marketing and sales executive with a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. She decided to leave the city and its hectic lifestyle to open a spa. This choice allowed her to slow down and adopt the lifestyle she learned to love when she attended Colorado State University.

Recent Recognitions "Best of Colorado Business Choice, Best Spa Runner Up" - ColoradoBiz Magazine - May/June 2016
"Best Spa" - 303 Magazine 2015-2016 Awards - April 2016
"Top Workplaces 2016" - The Denver Post - April 2016
"For the Good of Women" - Pulse Magazine, March/April 2016
"Giving Back" - Pulse Magazine, December 2015
"TallGrass seeking donations for holiday boxes for soldiers" - Canyon Courier - October 6, 2015
"Military women get job search makeovers" - 9News - September 12, 2015
"A dog-washing good time" - Canyon Courier, July 15, 2015
"Top Spas of Colorado" - Denver Life Magazine, January 2015

"Comforts of Home Sent Overseas" - 7News Denver - December 10, 2014

Environmental Responsibility

TallGrass is committed to reducing its environmental impact through the use of Aveda products that are produced with organic ingredients sourced from indigenous populations and which set an industry standard for environmental packaging and the Eminence Organic natural skin care line of products that are developed through sustainable farming methods and green practices. In addition, light bulbs at TallGrass are energy efficient, the spa has a recycling program, it uses renewable resources, sells environmentally-friendly items in its boutique, buys locally, and supports other businesses with green programs.


TallGrass cares for the community it serves through philanthropic programs that encourage staff and guests to get involved. The Soldier Box Project solicits donations of personal care items and twice every year sends care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan, and the Soles for Souls program collects shoes for people in need around the world. Fundraising during Earth Month supports the protection of clean water in the western U.S., and local non-profits benefit from an annual summertime dog wash. Each year during the holiday season, team members play Santa's elves at a holiday party for the children of families in crisis. The TallGrass Clippings newsletter gets the word out about homeless pets available for adoption and, throughout the year, TallGrass donates gift certificates to hundreds of charity auctions.

Staff and Program

One of the largest employers in Clear Creek County, TallGrass has a staff of over 70 full- and part-time therapists, stylists, estheticians, and customer service professionals, all of whom are fully trained, certified and experienced in their fields. A continuing education program supports their professional growth and expertise.

Client Profile

61% from Denver and its suburbs
24% reside in Evergreen
12% travel from out of state
9% of total clients are men

Spa Services

TallGrass offers a full service menu of facials, massages, body treatments, hair care and nail services, along with spa packages that combine the most popular services. Signature treatments like SweetGrass Massage, seasonal services like Pear and Green Apple Sugar Scrub, and Eminence-inspired treatments like Ultimate Berry Blast Facial are featured. Spa treatments and packages of services range in price from $35 to $485 and gift certificates, both traditional and instantly printable, are available.

Contact Gail Sharp, TallGrass owner
Phone:       303-679-4466
Fax:             303-670-7852
e-mail:       sharpgail@aol.com
web site:   www.TallGrassSpa.com