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In today's hectic, fast-paced world, finding an oasis from the everyday can be challenging to say the least. Sometimes the stress can pile up until you find yourself turning into a walking, talking ball of pent up frustration. We often forget that it's important to take time for ourselves- time to find inner peace and the appropriate life balance. Many times, this goes beyond booking a simple massage. Maybe you're in need of a true escape from life. We understand the importance of finding the ideal place where you'll feel most comfortable. This will allow you to relax your body, open your mind, and let the stress melt away. Discover the perfect destination for renewal on our list of Top 10 North America Spa Hotels & Resorts.

The Lodge at Woodloch

Hawley, Pennsylvania

+1 (877) 738 - 8913

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!


109 River Birch Lane Hawley, PA 18428


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!


Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

+1 (866) 927 - 7132

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.


1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561


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!


Emerson Resort & Spa

Mount Tremper, New York

+1 (877) 560 - 4108

Sure, you could spring for the dingy, crowded hotels of Manhattan. OR you could drive two hours and stay at one of the state’s most luxurious retreats: The Emerson Resort & Spa. This Catskill Mountains-themed resort is the destination of choice for relaxation-seekers from all over the country, and for good reason.

While there is plenty to do with your family here, perhaps the thing that Emerson most excels at is providing a soothing environment for ultimate relaxation. While the kids are off skiing, hiking, biking, tubing, or fishing, head over to the onsite full-service spa, where the expert staff prides themselves on their ability to diagnose and immediately treat what ails their clients. Get a hot stone massage featuring high-grade essential oils and ancient ritual treatments, and sink into absolute bliss. Then slink off to your cozy room for some more rest. It’s your vacation- it shouldn’t be work!


5368 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457


Believe it or not, the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope is nearby, so go check it out!

Fun facts

The 641-mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.


Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Dana Point, California

+1 (866) 980 - 6382

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!


One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629


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.


Lake Austin Spa Resort

Austin, Texas

View +1 (800) 847 - 5637

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.


12611 Riverbend Road Austin, Texas 78732


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!


The Boar's Head

Charlottesville, Virginia

+1 (866) 880 - 6837

The next destination on our Top North America Spa Hotels & Resorts list comes to us from the state of Virginia. Our No. 6 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!


200 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, Virginia 22903



Fun facts

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

+1 (888) 601 - 5920

Rocky Mountain relaxation abounds at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa! Cradled by the pristine peaks, stunning scenery and a collection of serene spa treatments combine to create the ultimate Colorado spa escape. Come relax, rejuvenate, and repeat!

The Lodge's spa is a revelation, employing a wide menu of treatments to take relaxation to the next level. Twelve therapy rooms and a soul-cleansing solarium serve as your starting point for rejuvenation. Facials, massages, and signature treatments surpass expectations, transforming a mere pampering session into an exercise in holistic healing. Complete nail services are the cherry on top of this already exceptional experience. Unwind with hot tub, sauna, and steamroom access after an invigorating workout in the 18,000-square-foot fitness facility. Pilates, yoga, and meditation help you achieve a healthy mind, body, and soul. Indulge in a full complimentary breakfast comprised of 100 percent natural offerings and savor the acclaimed selections of Terra Bistro for dinner. The Lodge offers an array of amenities like a gas fireplace, HD television, Wi-Fi access, and much more. Ski some of the country's best slopes in the winter and explore the pristine mountain trails in the summer. Rejuvenation abounds all year round at this Colorado spa sanctuary!


352 East Meadow Drive, Vail, Colorado 81657


The Vail Vitality Center is your mecca for wellness. Train, seek a diagnosis, recover, receive education, and motivate yourself at this one-stop health center.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Vail Athletic Club and Vitality Center offers about 50 classes per week from 7 am to 7 pm in a variety of disciplines. Pilates, yoga, and meditation will keep your mind and body sharp.


Sundara Inn & Spa

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

View +1 (888) 735 - 8181

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!


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.


Stein Eriksen Lodge

Park City, Utah

View +1 (800) 453 - 1302

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.


7700 Stein Way, Park City, Utah 84060


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


Auberge du Soleil

Rutherford, California

View +1 (800) 348 - 5406

We’re going to leave Utah and head back to the California coast. Our No. 10 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.


180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford, California

Longest run/trail/road etc.

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.


The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Charleston, South Carolina

View +1 (800) 654 - 2924

Here we are at the end of our list of Top 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.


One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455


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.