There's a certain cliché that one must travel to a far-off land (say, Bali or the Maldives) to experience the mind and body rejuvenation of an award-winning spa. The reality? There's probably one within driving distance of you that'll do the job just as well. Mark a weekend on your calendar, round up your girlfriends and get your pampering on at one of these serene weekend spa getaways.
In the desert about 125 miles north of Los Angeles, you'll find palm trees, cacti, flowering vines, and dramatic mountain vistas as you detox, Hollywood-style, in this juice-fast led program. Guests often emerge reporting a one to three pound per day weight loss—as well as clearer heads and brighter eyes and skin. Credit goes to both the clean liquid diet and the raft of classes offered, including breath work, Reiki, sound-healing, yoga of every flavor, "creative visioning"—and even sessions about transitioning back to solid food.
The first Gurney's in Southampton is an Instagram and influencer hot-spot, and this recently opened Rhode Island outpost promises to deliver on the same mix of low-key opulence and impeccable taste. Starting this month, the spa will house three-day wellness retreat pop-ups hosted by fitness experts and chefs from across the country.
A cool hour drive from Santa Fe is this rambling retreat, and honestly, there's just one thing you need to know: There are seven different bodies of water for you to enjoy, including four natural springs and a mud pool, several regular old pools filled with healing arsenic and iron waters.
It used to be that New Yorkers searching for a luxurious destination spa experience had to board a plane, until (just two hours from NYC) arrived in 2006 with 57 nature-inspired rooms (each with a private veranda) and a 40,000-square-foot spa. The 150 wooded acres feature a private 15-acre lake, and there's no stone unturned in terms of what you can do to get healthy: from golf to kayaking to fly fishing; from snowshoeing and hot tubbing amidst snowflakes; from bathing in the hydro massage pools to working up a sweat at TRX, spin or yoga sessions.
Two peaceful hours from Charlotte is nestled this idyllic Blue Mountain escape in a restored Greek revival mansion. The grounds are a highlight, perfect for ambling and losing oneself in the opulence of a bygone area. When you come back to reality, enjoy state-of-the-art spa services in the all-inclusive facilities.
The Mayflower is close to New York City while still feeling like a full-blown escape, and if ever you want to feel like a New England royalty—a very well-moisturized, relaxed, and pampered member, at that—look no further.
If you’re looking for , it doesn’t get more private than a spa tucked away in the stunning canyons of the Southwest. Amangiri’s spa facilities are the epitome of luxury: meditate in the Floatation Pavilion (a pool in which the water and air both match your body temperature), lounge in a heated stone-lined pool, or switch between the soothing steam room and the cool plunge pool.
Prepare for one of those rare city moments where you can enjoy some peace and relaxation without having to actually leave the city. in Chicago’s Near North Side neighborhood is perfect for a daylong pamper session, with amenities like a lap pool, health club, and some extraordinary spa treatments. The Signature Massage is one of their most popular because it is personalized for each guest according to their needs.
is one of only 25 five-star spas in the country. They have all of your favorites like therapeutic massages and deep-cleansing facials, a relaxation pool, both wet and dry saunas, and an indoor whirlpool. For an even more exclusive experience, the spa only uses their custom-made organic product line during treatments.
An extravagantly refurbished 19th-century textile factory, is the perfect place for New Yorkers and visitors alike to find some calm and serenity inside a piece of Old New York. This luxury bathhouse offers traditional Greek and Roman baths, massages, and a eucalyptus-infused steam room.
If you haven’t heard of The Ranch in Malibu, it is one of Hollywood’s most star-studded spas. Enjoy the unparalleled glamour without the big crowd at The Ranch 4.0 at the . This four-day cleansing program includes hiking, yoga, and a daily massage, as well as delicious vegetarian cuisine served in a private greenhouse.
Spend a relaxed weekend decompressing in western Texas at the . This charming resort offers laid-back luxury with a spa that offers extensive day packages. Detoxify with an espresso mud body treatment or refresh with a lemon verbena body polish. After, explore 27 acres of lush gardens, take a wildlife excursion or stargaze, courtesy of Marathon's pitch-black skies.
This elegant offers spa packages perfect for a weekend getaway. Get active during the day with hiking, biking or skiing, and the come back to your serene lodge for some serious spa pampering: The 10,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility uses locally sourced products and treatments inspired by the native flora and changing seasons of Vermont.
Escape into the trees at hidden among 60 acres of birch forest. A walkway woven between trees will lead you to treetop treatment rooms (suspended eight feet above ground) where products made from organically grown herbs, flowers, oils and grains are used for spa services. Try a "Maine Honey Body Buzz" or a bamboo therapy massage.
has a world-class spa with treatments to rejuvenate you completely by Monday. Enjoy packages from the "Active Pathway Package" (it includes services such as a personal training session and a massage) to the "Restorative Pathway Package" (which includes a custom energy healing session, massage and facial).
Between horseback riding and mountain biking at , be sure to carve out plenty of time for the spa, which is situated along a creek in a beautiful meadow. Two massage tents are suspended over the water with glass floors (talk about an amazing view!) and treatments include signatures like the "Cowboy Soak," which involves a moonlit soak in therapeutic copper tubs overlooking a mountain range.
Enjoy 25,000 square feet of spa paradise at , where a mix of ancient and modern therapeutic techniques are practiced. Spa packages include a couple's package in the private in-ground spa (services include a Quench Body Wrap, lunch at the café and, of course, massages) and a mother-daughter package (includes aromatherapy and manicures/pedicures). Acupuncture, floating meditation and "inner strength" massages are also available.
boasts a stunning red rock backdrop and offers rejuvenating Native American-inspired therapies such as "Spirit of the New Moon," which begins with you writing down an intention, followed by a foot bath and fully body massage and "Inner Quest." For the latter, reflective of Native American rituals, sweet grass is burned and a blanket is used to create the warmth of a sweat lodge. New offerings include an exfoliation inspired by the southwest region's pinon nut and directional meditation inspired by indigenous medicine wheel practices.
Rejuvenate at a hotel spa where you can still sneak in some Rodeo Drive shopping during the day. This spa is centered around a mineral wellness pool. The 20,000-square-foot space is inspired by the Spanish Colonial Revival, and packages include the "Day of Indulgence," which offers a body rescue massage, facial and manicure/pedicure, lunch credit.
This offers a wide range of services in both treatment rooms and traditional outdoor teepees. To get the most out of the beautiful 30,000-acre property that surrounds you, sign up for a spa package such as "Sweet Serenity," which includes a private hike, 80-minute yoga, guided meditation and a 90-minute massage.
At , pampering is prime at the five-star spa, where you'll find hot and cold plunge baths, couple treatment rooms, Vichy wet treatment rooms and even a hair and makeup salon. Try a gemstone facial (meant to dramatically increase hydration) or an alpine glow body wrap (featuring immune-boosting honeybee propolis to rejuvenate dry skin).
This is electronics-free in common areas, giving you a pristine opportunity to unplug and decompress. Located in a vibrant pine forest, this spa offers services including a Purifying Bath Ritual (rainfall shower and exfoliation, cool plunge pool, etc.) and treatments just for him or for the mother-to-be.
recently opened with a bounty of offerings including a salt room, flotation tank and plenty of weekend retreats to choose from. With a focus on body therapy, this spa will leave you feeling healed with Fijian body butter massages, Ayurvedic treatments, steam cocooning and much more.
Not only does offer everything from animal safaris to zip lines, but its spa is also topnotch (besides, you need a way to relax after all those activities!). Wellness retreats are offered throughout the year with both daylong and multi-day options, and regular spa treatments include herbal wraps, spa reflexology and a water bath ritual meant to improve blood and lymph flow.
If your dream weekend getaway includes having the option to explore a bustling city between spa treatments, consider the spa at . Its award-winning spa includes a blend of signature treatments with Asian, European and Ayurvedic philosophies. Try the "Escape From The City" package (body wrap exfoliation, holistic massage and remodeling facial) or the "Red Carpet Ready" (healthy glow facial, salt and oil scrub, body wrap, hair wash and blowout and professional makeup application — champagne and lunch!).