1 . The Lodge at Woodloch

Hawley, Pennsylvania

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 738 - 8913

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Just 90 minutes from New York City in Pennsylvania’s lake region, you will find a place where time seems to stand still; a place for total rest and relaxation. But the experience you’ll have at The Lodge at Woodloch is about more than just R&R. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow, strengthen your mind and body, and awaken your spirit.

There are plenty of great places around the United States where you can kick up your feet and relax. But we guarantee that there isn’t anywhere in North America giving guests an experience like the one you’ll find at The Lodge at Woodloch. Woodloch is the first true luxury destination spa resort to open in over 10 years. From the moment you step onto the property, you’ll know that you’re somewhere very special. Their luxury spa facilities include Private Men’s and Women’s Spa Retreats, giving you more privacy. Inside these private retreats you’ll find saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and fireplace lounges. You will be provided with everything you need to relax, including plush Terry-cloth robes, spa sandals, and tote bags. Let go of whatever weight you may be carrying on your shoulders. The professional massage therapists utilize ancient techniques to relax your body and refresh your spirit. There are a long list of massages and treatments to choose from. If you want a treatment that is highly specific, ask the spa concierge for assistance in customizing your massage with an assortment of treatment enhancements. When you stay at The Lodge at Woodloch, it’s all about you. The accommodations at The Lodge at Woodloch are very special. Experience the warm comforts of a private country estate. You’ll enjoy private verandas, swivel rockers, and luxury bedding. Their Veranda Rooms and Suites will provide you with a restorative full night of sleep. We often get too caught up in our day-to-day lives. The stress can build until you feel as though you’ve lost your way. The Lodge at Woodloch is a place where you can forge the skills to navigate your life and rediscover your essential self. Come experience a fresh awakening!

Address

109 River Birch Lane Hawley, PA 18428

Highlights

The activities at The Lodge at Woodloch are very unique. Enjoy Mind/Body and Creative Discovery classes, outdoor adventures, and highly specialized water and fitness classes. Plus much more!

2 . Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 927 - 7132

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Voted the #2 Spa on Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States for 2012, you can rest assured that a getaway at Mohonk Mountain House will go above and beyond all your expectations.

Also recognized as one of the top three hotel and resort spas in the United States and Canada by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine, Mohonk Mountain House truly lives up to the hype. Here, surrounded by a 40,000 acre natural area, you can leave your worries and troubles behind and enter a complete sanctuary. 16 treatment rooms, a solarium with stone fireplace, and an outdoor heated mineral pool are just the beginning - indulge in pilates, aerobics and Qi Gong classes, soak in the indoor heated swimming pool with underwater surround sound, or break a sweat the state-of-the-art fitness center. And when it comes to pampering, Mohonk Mountain House does it best with an extensive menu of delightful spa services. Enjoy their signature "Mohonk Red" Massage, biodynamic facials, mineral body treatments, or manicure/pedicure at the salon. Mohonk Mountain House truly understands the need for wellness and indulgence, and you'll be sure to discover something special during your time here.

Address

1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

Highlights

Mohonk Mountain House knows the importance of taking care of your body, and offers a variety of classes to make it easy for you to discover as well. Their comprehensive fitness center is perfect for staying in shape during your vacation, but sign up for a private class with a personal trainer and learn yoga, Qi Gong, water aerobics, and much more!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House offers youth services for kids and teens, too! Let them feel pampered with a Lavender Massage or Teen Facial, or fun manicure and haircut at the salon! It's the perfect way to enjoy some downtime with the little ones!

3 . Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Dana Point, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (949) 240 - 2000

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The next spa resort on our list is just down the coast from The Oaks at Ojai in Dana Point. It’s a name you will probably recognize and associate with high-class accommodations and world-class luxury. Of course we’re talking about none other than the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel is a very gentle, delicate destination. Here you will find soft hues of aqua and beige, picked specifically to calm your mind and ease your senses. Listen to the soothing water features and let your mind drift off to a place that is tranquil and remote. The Spa has 12 treatment rooms, ensuring that your experience will be personal and relaxing. Choose from a selection of luxurious treatments, which include Enhancements, Touch Therapy, Skin Therapy, Exfoliation, Hair Therapy, and Hand & Foot Therapy. Every service at the Ritz-Carlton Spa is designed to nurture your body and enliven your spirit. Discover a blissful return to balance. The pampering doesn’t end once you leave the spa. In your luxurious guest room or suite you will find yourself surrounded by the timeless elegance that the Ritz-Carlton is known for. This resort has a redefined style all its own, and the accommodations reflect the sand and sea. They offer the perfect blend of modern amenities and classic furnishings. Whether you stay in an Ocean View Room or a Garden View Suite, rest assured that you will be provided with the highest standard of luxury and service. Come experience genuine renewal!

Address

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629

Highlights

Savor the extraordinary selection of fine oceanfront restaurants at the resort and prepare your senses for a culinary experience unlike any other restaurant in Dana Point.

4 . Lake Austin Spa Resort

Austin, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 980 - 9680

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Ranked in the Top 10 Destination Spas by Travel + Leisure Magazine, a retreat to the Lake Austin Spa Resort is sure to be everything you expect - and a whole lot more.

With more than 100 spa services available, the LakeHouse Spa at the Lake Austin Spa Resort offers plenty of options to ensure that you find something just right for you. Developed by their in-house experts, this extensive menu of treatments are sure to help ease away all of your stress and worries. Their luxury facilities are inspired by a combination of modern and old-world techniques to create a sanctuary that will let you feel completely at ease. Twenty indoor treatment rooms feature luxury touches as private showers and unique arts and antiques. The Blue Room is a quiet space of relaxation where you can clear your mind before your treatment, while the two spacious swimming pools offer you a place to unwind at any time during your stay. And it doesn't end there! Their separate men's and women's wet areas offer you hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms, providing you with all the space you need to truly relax and re-energize yourself. When it comes to choosing the right treatment, the LakeHouse Spa's extensive menu is full of options. Full and half day spa packages are a great way to get the complete experience. The "From Sweden to Tibet & Back" brings the East and West together for a rejuvenating Swedish massage and more. Guests enjoy the LakeHouse River Rock Massage that calms your body with warmed river rocks. If you're interested in something different, the Spa offers services at the Iris Salon; pamper yourself with a new haircut or make-up! However you choose to treat yourself, the LakeHouse Spa offers you the ideal setting to experience a spa sanctuary unlike any other.

Address

12611 Riverbend Road Austin, Texas 78732

Highlights

The award-winning Aster Cafe is the perfect place to satisfy your hunger during your spa experience. Enjoy delicious gourmet lunches and a beverage bar!

Fun facts

The Lake Austin Spa Resort has been on Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's 2013 Gold List Platinum Circle. This is their fifth year in a row on the Gold List!

5 . The Boar's Head

Charlottesville, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 880 - 6837

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The next destination on our Top North America Spa Hotels & Resorts list comes to us from the state of Virginia. Our No. 5 pick, The Boar's Head, offers a warm intimate ambiance and unparalleled Southern hospitality. So if you're looking for a place as inviting and comfy as home, this is the place for you. Unbelievable service with a smile, and complete with that unmatched Southern atmosphere.

A championship golf course, onsite fine dining options and luxury accommodations make this resort one of the nation's best. However, the crown jewel of this Virginia getaway is The Boar's Head Spa. Featuring treatments like the Tropical Wrap, body therapy and massage therapy, experience the ultimate relaxing getaway. Stay in the comfort and privacy of your own room, and let the spa specialists come to you. Create and customize your package to meet your specific needs. Other activities available to guests of The Boar's Head include hot air balloon rides, nearby championship golf and world class dining. Enjoy a five-course meal in a four-diamond restaurant. After a day full of activities, retire to your newly renovated luxury guest room featuring a balcony or patio, fireplace and wireless internet access. Three swimming pools give you a chance to cool down after a day in the sun. Don't wait any longer! Experience one of the Top North American Spa Hotels &amp: Resorts at The Boar's Head!

Address

200 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Population

43,511

Fun facts

-The Boar's Head is the official hotel of the University of Virginia. -Member of the Audubon International Historic Hotels of America.

6 . Miraval

Tucson, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (520) 825 - 4000

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Fresh air and warm sunshine have been known to do a lot to energize the body and renew the spirit. Our next spa resort is located in Tuscon, Arizona, where you’ll find plenty of both. Miraval invites you to come discover the natural Splendor of the Sonoran desert.

Miraval has built its programming around the concept of Life in Balance ™. At this top-rated all-inclusive destination, the staff is dedicated to opening your eyes, mind, and heart- allowing you to discover a new, better you. Unlike other spas, Miraval doesn’t relish in grandeur and opulence. Instead, they embrace the mantra, “Life Enhancing Minimalism.” Here, you will feel a connection to the earth as you receive the most innovative, restorative treatments in the world. The therapists at Miraval have studied in all corners of the world, allowing them to offer you a menu of treatments unlike any other, including Body Renewal Rituals, Energy and Oriental Bodywork, and a variety of specialty massages like Aqua Zen and Qi Grounding. The Life in Balance Spa is more than just a building where you can get a great massage- it’s a place where you can uncover the inner you, embrace your newfound self, and revel in a complete restored sense of wellbeing. Like the spa, the accommodations at Miraval are designed with sustainability in mind. Each of their 117 casita-style rooms feature responsibly sourced and sustainable materials. Your dining experience will be no different. The chefs at the resort seek out only the most beautiful and healthy ingredients for their culinary creations. All of this, plus an unrivaled list of amenities and activities combine to create an experience unlike any other in the world. A new life awaits you at Miraval.

Address

5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval, Tucson, AZ 85739

Highlights

Miraval is a great place to host a team-building retreat, girls' weekend, or family reunion.

7 . Sundara Inn & Spa

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Stick with us now as we venture north to a tranquil destination where the natural beauty of the heartland will surround you and speak to your soul. It’s a place for adults only, where cell phones aren’t allowed and the air is smoke free. Discover a life transforming experience at Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells.

Since opening their doors in 2003, Sundara Inn & Spa has been dedicated to transforming lives one person at a time. Define and achieve wellness through a balance of spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical cornerstones. Draw wisdom through a combination of ancient healing principles and modern well-being. Let Sundara be a sanctuary in which you experience a life changing transformation. Start or end your day with a refreshing swim in the year-round heated infinity pool or head straight to the spa, where you can enjoy an array of treatments from therapeutic massage to holistic skin care. Your visit to the spa will start with Sundara’s proprietary Purifying Bath Ritual, which will cleanse your skin and clear your mind getting you ready to fully enjoy a day of indulgence. The accommodations at Sundara Inn are intimate by design. Choose from a stylish suite or private villa and villa suite. All rooms are richly appointed and offer mesmerizing views of surrounding property and championship golf course. Plenty of indoor and outdoor fitness activities, plus artfully prepared spa cuisine complete the Sundara experience. Come energize your soul!

Address

920 Canyon Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Related activities

In the winter months, silent snow sports like snowshoeing allow for a peaceful workout.

Related Onsite Offerings

Be sure to check out Sundara's great offering of Spa Packages, which include Mom-to-Be, Mother/Daughter, and Men's packages.

8 . Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City, Utah

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 453 - 1302

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With Five-Diamond accommodations and amenities awaiting you in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Stein Eriksen Lodge is a destination for year-round indulgence. Enjoy a Four-Star rated restaurant, luxury spa, and direct access to Deer Valley Resort.

Named after Olympic Gold Medalist, Stein Eriksen, this luxury ski hotel is his vision come to life and is now one of the most accessible, year-round hotel destinations in North America. Their 20,000 square foot Norwegian spa is the first and only Forbes Five-Star Spa in Utah. Experience what it really feels like to fully relax in one of their 16 serene treatment rooms or in front of a flickering fireplace. The natural beauty of cedar, sage, and pine will surround you. Let the healing properties in your spa treatment sooth aching muscles and ease the fatigue experienced after a strenuous day of outdoor activities. The Apres Ski Muscle Strain Therapy and Soak is the perfect way to eliminate any soreness after a rigorous day on the slopes of Deer Valley Resort. Along with a full menu of treatments, other spa amenities include separate men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, a steam room, sauna, and a hot and cold plunge. Every room at Stein Eriksen Lodge is luxuriously appointed with distinctive elements. For the ultimate Five-Star experience, stay in one of the Lodge’s Park City Luxury Suites, which feature gourmet kitchens, stone fireplaces, and oversized jetted tubs. We suggest booking a trip in order to discover all of this destination’s amazing amenities. It’ll be a mountain retreat you’ll never forget.

Address

7700 Stein Way, Park City, Utah 84060

Highlights

The concierge staff is dedicated to customizing every aspect of your stay.

9 . Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 348 - 5406

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We’re going to leave Utah and head back to the California coast. Our No. 9 spa hotel and resort is a tranquil Wine Country retreat modeled after a centuries-old monastery. Today, Auberge du Soleil continues to be one of the most acclaimed spas in the country.

There are three words that describe Auberge du Soleil’s philosophy, “Pleasure is Healing.” For 30 years, this spa destination has captivated guests who are drawn to its peacefulness, style, and unmistakable romance. The accommodations at this resort are bright, warm, and richly appointed with Mediterranean-style décor and original contemporary art. There are a variety of room types and suites to choose from, all with luxurious features like large soaking tubs, fireplaces, and private terraces. On the grounds you will find Shop Auberge, a Fitness Center, Sundeck, whirlpool, sculpture garden, and La Pagode- an Asian-inspired pavilion. Also available to enjoy are the soaking pools, steam rooms, and of course- the spa. Exclusively for guests of the resort, the Auberge du Soleil Spa is a 7,000 square foot oasis that overlooks Napa Valley. You will find a unique menu of treatments that utilize the natural ingredients found in this region’s rich vineyards, groves, and gardens. Their massage treatments include Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Rhythmic Water Massage, and much more. A variety of facials and skin treatments are also available. Discover world-class luxury in the heart of Napa Valley.

Address

180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, California

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Fun facts

Auberge du Soleil began as a Napa Valley restaurant created by visionary restaurateur Claude Rouas more than 30 years ago. Since then, Auberge has maintained its legacy as a culinary destination.

Related Onsite Offerings

Auberge du Soleil has a variety of packages available including Honeymoon, Organic Wine Experience, and Culinary Escape Packages.

10 . The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Charleston, South Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 654 - 2924

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Here we are at the end of our list of Top 10 North America Spa Hotels & Resorts. We hope you found this little journey relaxing and reflective. We’ll now leave you with one last destination- The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Located on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to a top-ranked luxury spa. Your peaceful retreat will begin the moment you step into The Spa at The Sanctuary’s serene surroundings. In the men and women’s lounges you will find an aqua retreat featuring a vitality mineral pool, steam room, and sauna. The island’s vast coastline and lush greenery inspired several of their signature treatments, which are derived from nourishing seaweed, mineral-rich mud, and botanical extracts. Be surrounded by the scents and sounds of the ocean as you indulge in a customized spa treatment, then relax in their garden-inspired solariums. After setting aside some time for renewal at the spa, enjoy The Sanctuary’s other great amenities like their two outdoor swimming pools, five championship golf courses, or simply relax on the beach. At the end of the day, retire to your luxurious guest room or suite, which feature custom made mattresses, Italian linens, and private furnished balconies. Uncover all the reasons why The Sanctuary has been awarded many times over.

Address

One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

Highlights

Travel + Leisure ranked The Spa at The Sanctuary as one of the Best Hotel Spas in the United States.

Related Onsite Offerings

At The Sanctuary Spa, a C.H.E.K. (Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach) can listen to your individual needs and make lifestyle suggestions on ways to increase vitality and decrease stress.

11 . Canyon Ranch in Lenox

Lenox, Massachusetts

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 460 - 1578

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When reviewing the top spa destinations in North America, you cannot forget about the amazing resorts in New England. And our No. 11 choice, Canyon Ranch in Lenox epitomizes all-inclusive New England spa vacations.

Just a short drive from New York City and Boston in Lennox, Massachusetts, lays one of the world’s great getaways. At Canyon Ranch you can discover how great healthy living feels. The leading integrative health experts will help you achieve whatever goals you had in mind for your visit, whether it’s learning to make healthier eating choices, discovering sustainable weight loss techniques, or experiencing spiritual growth. Choose from personalized Health Packages that are specially selected to focus on your needs. Have fun getting healthy! Dine on flavorful, healthy gourmet cuisine, prepared by master chefs. Participate in a wide range of activities designed to get you moving like fitness walks, dance classes, and aquatic therapy. After a day full of healthy indulgences, retreat to your gracious accommodations at Canyon Ranch, where you’ll find luxurious linens and extensive amenities, wrapped up with quaint New England Charm. Don’t worry, we certainly haven’t forgot to mention Canyon Ranch’s sparkling 100,000 square foot Spa Complex. Here you will find a plethora of amenities to take advantage of, creating a retreat that is as laid back or as active as you want it to be. Improve your physical health in the state-of-the-art Cardio & Weight Rooms and Indoor Running Track. Or let the stress of everyday life melt away in the sauna, steam room, and whirlpools. For the ultimate experience, allow yourself to delight in one of Canyon Ranch’s incredible massages, body treatments, or salon services. Relax, refresh, and rejuvenate at this lovely New England health resort and spa.

Highlights

To ensure you have a completely relaxing vacation, Canyon Ranch guests must be at least 14 years old. Plus, cell phones are only permitted in designated areas so you can enjoy a distraction-free environment.

Fun facts

The Bellefontaine Mansion at Canyon Ranch was built in 1897 as a replica of Louis XV's Versailles chateau. Now renovated, it houses the dining facilities on the property!

Related Onsite Offerings

Canyon Ranch offers a variety of activities that will make your stay unforgettable. Enjoy everything from guided hikes and bike tours, canoeing trips, cooking classes, and over 40 daily fitness classes!

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