23. CALISTOGA RANCH, NAPA
Soaking pools overlook the "stunning canyon setting" of the "top-notch" Bathhouse at Calistoga Ranch, a winery-inspired property surrounded by 157 wooded acres. Enjoy views of a babbling creek and mossy oaks from treatment rooms equipped with open-air garden showers and private mineral water tubs. Over 60,000 resident bees provide every drop of the honey used in services like the detoxifying Bee Well Body Massage.
25. PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA PALM BEACH GARDENS
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Recently revamped to include luxe mineral pools, saunas, and steam rooms, pampering packages at the "amazing" Spa at PGA National Resort soothe aches from days spent on the green. The Sportsman's Sampler melts away soreness with a sports massage, softens sun damage with a recovery facial, and trains for future tee-offs with unlimited fitness room access. Opt for a Plush Papaya Treatment from "truly wonderful" spa staff to maximize skin's moisture with a slather of tropical scrub followed by a Swedish massage.
23. STOWE MOUNTAIN LODGE
Pampering isn't for adults only at the Stowe Mountain Lodge Spa, where a kids' spa and "Chillax Sessions" cater to children ages six and older. An outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzis, 18 "small but ideal" private treatment rooms, and lounge also give grown-ups an "amazing" respite from the daily grind. A Vermont Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar Scrub is the height of New England relaxation.
22. THE SANCTUARY HOTEL AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT
Kiawah, South Carolina
“One of the best places for an active vacation,” is also one of the best places to unwind with a Mint Julep Hydrating Facial or Avocado Coconut Wrap. "Wonderful" Southern hospitality and a state-of-the-art aqua retreat make the Spa at the Sanctuary seem like “a historic hotel with all the modern amenities.” Finish out the private yoga session and Thai massage of the Zen Retreat Spa Medley with a long lounge in a garden-inspired solarium.
21. RANCHO BERNARDO INN GOLF RESORT & SPA, SAN DIEGO
San Diego, California
"Friendly" service and "beautiful grounds" add to the "relaxing" effect of the San Diego Day Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn. "Friends and I spent a long weekend lounging by the pool and getting spa treatments," said one visitor. "The staff couldn't have done more to make it a more memorable and enjoyable visit." Maintain memories of your getaway with a "Made Fresh Daily" package, which provides a "spa at home" body treat recipe handcrafted by your personal spa therapist.
18. WILLIAMSBURG INN
A "very old-world" hotel with contemporary spa amenities and staff that "provides the ultimate experience in true service," the Williamsburg Inn's 20,000 square feet of treatment rooms and outdoor sanctuary provide a cozy atmosphere for relaxing rituals. North American botanicals used since the 1600s for their restorative properties play a starring role in many service menu offerings. Hydrotherapy and toning Pilates classes bring treatment experiences into the 21st century.
18. WILLIAMSBURG LODGE
The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg at Williamsburg Lodge is "everything a spa should be," offering aromatherapy rooms, customized facials, and muscle-repairing massages. "Marvelous" Williamsburg's rich healing history is adapted to modern tastes through the 17th-century Detoxifying Herbal Wrap & Hot Stone Massage Spa Experience for releasing impurities. Guests can arrive early or linger after treatments to make use of a circuit of steam rooms, showers, and whirlpools.
18. ST. REGIS ASPEN RESORT
Rated our readers' favorite ski resort in the country, the "heavenly" and "perfect in every way" St. Regis Aspen Resort is also home to the recently renovated Remède Spa. Champagne and chocolate abound in an indulgent sanctuary furnished with an oxygen lounge, hot tubs, steam caves, and cold plunges. The new Farm-to-Massage-Table treatment activates all five senses, with massage, exfoliation, rich, natural body butter, and sweet snacks.
17. THE LODGE, SEA ISLAND
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
"Lovely, romantic, and relaxing" is the best way to describe "amazing family destination" The Lodge, which shares spa accommodations for adults with sister resort The Cloister. "Excellent service" and a comprehensive list of relaxing treatments make "you feel like you're in another world."
15. WESTIN RIVERFRONT RESORT & SPA AT BEAVER CREEK MOUNTAIN
Spa Anjali at the LEED Silver–certified Westin Riverfront Resort encourages each visitor to choose a treatment "journey" with services inspired by the distinctive traditions of the Rockies, Himalayas or Alps. The Rocky Mountain option incorporates a River Stone Massage, Red Clover and Mountain Honey Body Mask, and Ponderosa Pine Therapy session. A saline lap pool, three infinity hot tubs, yoga classes, and "fantastic and friendly" staff complete a day of indulgence.
15. MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
New Paltz, New York
With sweeping mountain views from the Hudson Valley, the "first-class" Spa at Mohonk Mountain House and its "exceptional staff" provide guests with eco-friendly treatments tailored to individual needs. An outdoor heated mineral pool area holds private meditation and Tai Chi sessions guided by personal instructors. Professionals are also encouraged to try a "Texting Tension Tamer," which uses massage to quell soreness from workweek multitasking and "has a way of transporting the soul to a place that never wants to leave."
13. EAU PALM BEACH (FORMERLY THE RITZ-CARLTON)
Private villas and gardens decked with cabanas and dipping pools set the scene for "fun, whimsical, and extremely luxurious" experiences at Eau Spa. Aromatherapy, Honey Citrus Body Polish, and DIY lavender and mint scrubs hydrate, rejuvenate, and heighten the senses. Spa staff serving up signature cupcakes and champagne can customize the scent, music, and lighting of treatment rooms upon request.
13. THE GREENBRIER
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Natural white sulphur baths have drawn travelers to The Greenbrier and the surrounding Allegheny Mountains since the 18th century. Today, the resort's mineral spa offerings go beyond simple rejuvenating soaks to include hot stone massages, aromatherapy, and antioxidant facials. Spring for a Mineral Salt Glow treatment to experience both a traditional mountain bath and an intensive, 34-mineral exfoliating scrub. "I've never been pampered so well," raved a reader.
11. PRIMLAND RESORT
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
"Excellent" service and inspiration from American Indian healing techniques set the "wonderful spa" at Primland Resort apart. Rituals like the American Indian Day Package incorporate a unique and memorable blue corn exfoliation session, massage, and facial. "We still talk about the two-hour couples massage and can't wait to get back," enthused one reader.
11. PARK HYATT BEAVER CREEK RESORT
The "fantastic" European-style Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort takes full advantage of its alpine setting, with hot tubs placed beneath a mountain waterfall and several "excellent" nourishing skin treatments designed to deal with damage from high altitudes. The spa's Aguas Sanitas water sanctuary hosts a mineral pool and a self-guided water ritual that alternates hot and cold temperatures. The healing properties of spring water are enhanced by local flora during the Colorado Wild Rose Cure, which includes a wildflower scrub, essential oil bath, and Swedish massage.
10. SAMOSET RESORT
Invoking the natural beauty of its seaside surroundings, the "exceptional" and "relaxing" Spa at the Samoset presents an array of treatment options in four private rooms and an outdoor patio overlooking "pristine" Penobscot Bay. Detoxifying seaweed wraps and sea salt exfoliation infuse pampering with ocean inspiration. Those looking for a personal touch can select the Samoset Signature Perfect Massage, which allows guests to customize their experience with available techniques ranging from Swedish to hot stones.
8. THE CLOISTER
Sea Island, Georgia
The "magnificent" spa at the Cloister, an "ultra-luxe" Mediterranean-style resort on private Sea Island, offers "divine" treatments ranging from a White Tea Organic Facial to craniosacral light-touch massage. Guests are encouraged to soak in private, solar salt thermal pools and a sizeable waterfall whirlpool. Staff members pay "attention to detail" and personalize every spa experience, making it "feel like you’ve arrived in another era, where manners and gentility are still the norm."
8. L'AUBERGE DEL MAR RESORT & SPA
San Diego, California
Located "in the heart of Del Mar" on California's coast, all treatments at the largely open-air Spa L'Auberge are enhanced by Pacific breezes and "spectacular ocean views that take your breath away." Outdoor relaxation areas and ten private rooms house services that include the Rosemary Sea Salt Scrub and the spa's Signature Seashell Antioxidant Facial. Natural, locally-sourced ingredients also nourish stressed-out skin during the detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap treatment, which pairs intensive exfoliation with two essential oil massages.
6. FOUR SEASONS RESORT PALM BEACH
Palm Beach, Florida
Equipped with "top-notch" staff and eleven private treatment rooms, the spa at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach specializes in stress-busting services spotlighting the healing qualities of the sea. While all hotel guests receive complimentary access to the spa's sauna, whirlpool, steam room, and relaxation areas, treatments like the Stone Massage, Blue Lotus Facial, and Marine Algae Wrap are worth the splurge. Book the full-day spa and beach retreat for a 50-minute spa offering of your choice followed by oceanfront lunch and lounging.
6. MONTAGE DEER VALLEY
Park City, Utah
Taking expansive alpine terrain and tundra as its muse, the 35,000-square-foot "spectacular" Spa Montage retreat features outdoor hot tub experiences and treatments with local healing ingredients like aspen bark resin. The spa's spacious Serenity Suite, an ideal venue for couples experiences, has wide windows that highlight "beautiful," sweeping views of Deer Valley and surrounding mountains. The Surrender Signature Treatment includes a personal consultation to generate an individualized program that can include water therapy, massages, acupuncture, and clay wraps.
4. RANCHO VALENCIA RESORT
Rancho Valencia, California
The Spa at Rancho Valencia, a "hidden gem" with "wonderful" service, draws on its surrounding garden greenery and olive groves to craft treatments incorporating all-natural plant and mineral ingredients. Visitors can sip fresh organic juices during a Jade and Ginseng Pedicure, treat sensitive skin with a Gentle Fig Facial, or test out the anti-inflammatory promises of a Clay Wrap. A palm-shaded yoga pavilion and Pilates studio provide ample opportunity for toning muscles pre- or post-pampering.
4. FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI AT HISTORIC KA'UPULEHU
Big Island, Hawaii
Including macadamia nuts, black lava salt, and hibiscus in its spa menu offerings, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is ever “the perfect example of a hotel designed to fit its surroundings.” A network of tropical gardens, saunas, and outdoor water features and guidance from "intuitive staff" generate a relaxed, traditional Hawaiian vibe. The 'Iliahi ritual treatment draws on the long-prized healing properties of sandalwood to exfoliate, massage, and soak guests into a state of serenity.
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Lake George, New York
Perched on "the edge of Lake George," the recently renovated Spa at the Sagamore provides visitors with a medley of eclectic treatment choices. Tranquil private rooms, an indoor hydrotherapy space, and a waterfront spa area set the stage for the Adirondack Hot Stone Massages, Green Island Sugar Scrub, and Rose Hydrating Cocoon treatment. Guests who pick the spa's signature Sagamore Custom Facial receive personalized, attentive care targeting their individual skin concerns.
2. SANDPEARL RESORT
Clearwater Beach, Florida
The family friendly LEED Silver-certified Sandpearl Resort offers a wide array of serenity-inducing spa services for adults. A hydro bath and therapeutic water treatments maximize relaxation in surroundings that would make you "think you were on a tropical island." The spa's intensive, six-hour Essence of Sandpearl Ritual option, which includes a natural exfoliation, a hot stone massage, an ultra-luxe nourishing facial, and hydrating mani-pedi, ends just in time to catch one of Clearwater Beach's "heavenly sunsets."
1. BOCA BEACH CLUB
Boca Raton, Florida
The "tucked away" Spa Palazzo at the "fantastic" Boca Beach Club echoes the architecture and luxury amenities of Spain's Alhambra Palace. Guests take a shuttle boat to this sanctuary of mosaics and arches, which features a spa pool with underwater music and tropical gardens. Palm-framed ocean views are enjoyed alongside treatment offerings like the Sevruga Caviar Facial and Swe-Thai Massage.
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