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Best New York Spa Resorts
Sometimes you need to go on a vacation or getaway that is packed with adventure, that enthralls you and creates dynamic memories for your entire family. But other times, you simply need some "you-time". You need a weekend to focus inward a recuperate from your exhausting day-to-day. Some do this via golf, movies, or reading a book, but may we suggest a more opulent approach? A spa getaway is just what the doctor ordered if you're feeling stressed-out, overworked, or just tired. These are the ten best spa resorts in New York!
1

Emerson Resort & Spa

Mount Tremper, New York

View Website +1 (877) 560 - 4108

A scant two hours from Manhattan sits one of New York’s most luxurious retreats: 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.

Jump into unadulterated tranquility at Emerson. Whether you’re alone, with a partner, of have a family in tow, Emerson can cater to you. While the kids are off skiing, hiking, biking, tubing, or fishing, head over to the onsite full-service spa for some serenity. 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.

Address

5368 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457

Highlights

Go and sample the delicious Woodnotes Grille!

Related activities

Remember to check out the nearby World’s Largest Kaleidoscope!

2

The Whiteface Lodge

Lake Placid, New York

View Website +1 (866) 821 - 3014

The six-million acres of Adirondack Park forests are also home to the Whiteface Lodge, a preeminent spa and retreat for anyone seeking a little R&R.

While rooms are spacious, rustic, and cozy as they come, you’re reading this list because you’re interested in the spa. And interested you should be, as the spa at Whiteface was ranked among the Top 100 Spas in North America by Condé Nast Traveler. 8,000-feet of pure repose awaits you in the stunning complex, which (they’re pretty sure) will be plenty of space for you to find your Eden, so to speak. Let the knowledgeable staff pamper you with everything from the highly popular Apple Cider Masque & Massage to our HydraFacial MD Premier Facials.

Address

7 Whiteface Inn Ln, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Highlights

There's also a shuttle service to the hotel's private beach club!

Related activities

Beautiful Lake Placid sits only a mile away!

3

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

View Website +1 (866) 927 - 7132

A veritable Victorian castle, Mohonk Mountain House is the resort you’ve always dreamed of staying in. From your room, you’ll have an incredible view of Lake Mohonk and the rest of the Hudson Valley. Come and experience the utmost in relaxation!

There’s a ton to love at Mohonk Mountain, but perhaps the thing that guests love the most is the award-winning spa. Having recently topped lists in Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure Magazine, the spa represents the pinnacle of New York grandeur and tranquility. It features 16 restorative treatment rooms, a solarium with stone fireplace, an outdoor heated mineral pool, and a comprehensive fitness center, where you will be pampered within an inch of your life. Get a massage, a facial, or a mud bath - you deserve it!

Address

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561

Highlights

Check out the 18-hole golf course!

Getting there

8.5 miles from I-87 and 18.2 miles from the Poughkeepsie train station

4

La Tourelle

Ithaca, New York

View Website +1 (866) 689 - 4705

La Tourelle might sound foreign, but it offers all the familiar amenities you’d expect from a world-class resort (and more). With 52 deluxe rooms and suites available, not to mention the incredible hospitality of the employees (although we did just mention it), a weekend getaway here will be one you won’t soon forget.

When you aren’t resting in your pillow-top mattresses or hiking through any of the nearby five state parks, you’ll be achieving absolute serenity at the August Moon Spa. Offering all the services you’d expect of a luxury spa, August Moon also features two tranquility Rooms where you can relax and enjoy cuisine from the delicious onsite restaurant, The Bistro. It’s not heaven- it’s the August Moon Spa at La Tourelle.

Address

1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Highlights

The farm-to-table bistro serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, and there's a steakhouse.

Related activities

The Resort is 3.4 miles from Downtown!

5

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Lake Placid, New York

View Website +1 (866) 689 - 4706

When a resort has earned the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond, “Exceptional” award for over 32 consecutive years (the longest of all Lake Placid hotels), they must be doing something right. The spa at Mirror Lake Inn is just one of those things.

The onsite spa has a variety of ways for you to achieve the pinnacle of relaxation. Warm up in the Vichy shower while soaking yourself in Phytomer marine-based products. There are also designated men’s and women’s sanctuaries, featuring dedicated specialists for a plethora of treatments. On the women’s side, go get a manicure or a pedicure, then get a new style at the salon. Men are welcomed into the “Gentlemen’s Corner”, which features a selection of services skewed towards them.

Address

77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Highlights

Amenities include a 60-foot indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, fitness center and restaurant.

Related activities

The resort is located 21 miles south of Whiteface Mountain!

6

Honor's Haven Resort & Spa

Ellenville, New York

View Website +1 (866) 758 - 4399

A day at Honor's Haven Resort & Spa is one that begins and ends in serenity. From your colonial room to the ever-congenial staff, one you come you’ll never want to leave.

Come and experience the onsite wellness center, EarthMind. Your day-to-day is filled with stresses and difficulties that take a toll on mind, body, and spirit. Let Earthmind Wellness facilitate your recovery through holistic techniques and activities. This style of healing is based on East Asian energy principles and integrated wellness services such as energy yoga, tai chi, and meditation. The dedicated team of professionals will be your dedicated instructors, so as to better focus on your personal empowerment, self-development, and progressive holistic wellbeing. The relaxation is practically pungent!

Address

1195 Arrowhead Rd, Ellenville, NY 12428

Highlights

There's also 48,000 square feet of meeting space.

Related activities

The resort is 11.7 miles from Minnewaska State Park

7

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Milton, New York

View +1 (845) 795 - 1310

Buttermilk Falls Inn is home to many things: fantastic hospitality, elegant accommodations, and majestic surroundings chief among them. The Buttermilk Spa is but one more of the plethora of incredible attractions.

The astounding Buttermilk Spa is the premier eco-friendly spa in New York State. Set on 70 acres of cascading lawns, winding streams and just steps away from the Buttermilk Waterfalls, tranquility will befall you before you even step inside. Everything here is green- not the color, mind you, but rather sustainable. All-natural recipes are used in massages, facials, and body treatments, while solar and geothermal energy is used to heat the sauna, steam room, and pool. Treat yourself!

Address

220 N Rd, Milton, NY 12547

Highlights

There's also a tennis court and a gym.

Fun facts

Remember to sample the upscale farm-to-table restaurant and bar.

View Website +1 (866) 452 - 9559

The jewel of the Catskills, Villa Roma blends rustic Italian style with modern American sensibilities. The result is a resort that entrances both body and mind.

Jump into a spa day at Villa Roma for the utmost in relaxing luxury. If your body is aching from the stresses of the daily grind, try out warm stone and shiatsu massage from one of the knowledgeable relaxation experts on staff. Then pamper yourself with whatever you like! Take an extended trip to the sauna and sweat out the negative energy, or get a lavender mud wraps and sea salt scrubs to make your skin feel squeaky clean. Just remember it’s your vacation; relax!

Address

356 Villa Roma Rd, Callicoon, NY 12723

Highlights

There are 3 pools, a hot tub and a spa, plus meeting and event space.

Related activities

11.2 miles from Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts and 19.8 miles from Monticello Raceway.

9

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Highland, New York

View Website +1 (866) 980 - 7688

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort holds the rare distinction of being a relaxing resort for adults that ALSO has plenty to offer kids. Round up your family and head up to Highland for the time of your lives!

The sprawling 500-acre property provides a setting where your kids can run wild. While they’re off horseback riding, swimming, or who-knows-what, you’ll be sinking into deep, deep relaxation at the onsite spa. Whether you need a facial or a massage, the spa offers a huge selection of treatments that can be personalized to your EXACT specifications. Your kids will have a fantastic time and (more importantly) you will too!

Address

600 US-44, Highland, NY 12528

Highlights

Indoor options include a water park, a fun center with a bounce structure and an archery range.

Getting there

Only 4.7 miles from I-87 and 6.4 miles from the Poughkeepsie train station.

10

Gideon Putnam Hotel

Saratoga Springs, New York

View +1 (518) 584 - 3000

As full of history as it is opulence, the spa at the Gideon Putnam Hotel will take you, spruce you up, and spit you out a completely different (better) person than when you came in.

Established in 1935, the Roosevelt Baths & Spa Saratoga Springs spa is just as mind-blowing as it was 80 years ago. Slip into Saratoga’s naturally effervescent water and feel your body begin to heal. The is pumped in from underground springs, then mixed with warm fresh water to a neutral temperature for maximum benefits. There are 42 treatment rooms, of which you’ll have your pick. Massage, facial, whatever you’d like; it’s your vacation, so spend it relaxing in the best way possible!

Address

24 Gideon Putnam Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Highlights

Other amenities include a restaurant with a patio, and over 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.

Related activities

The resort is only a seven minute walk from Saratoga Performing Arts Center and a scant seven miles from the boutique shops and restaurants of downtown Saratoga.

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