Top North America Spa Hotels & Resorts
Emerson Resort & Spa
Mount Tremper, New York
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
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Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York
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!
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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!close
The Lodge at Woodloch
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!close
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dana Point, California
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.
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There's also yoga classes, a beach shuttle, access to tennis courts, and the chic beauty spa's sauna and steam rooms.close
The Boar's Head
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 &: Resorts at The Boar's Head!
200 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
-The Boar's Head is the official hotel of the University of Virginia. -Member of the Audubon International Historic Hotels of America.close
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa
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.
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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.close
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
San Antonio, Texas
At Windflower Spa, located at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, you'll find your happy place- we guarantee it!
The Hyatt Regency's unique blend of countryside relaxation and casual elegance isn't limited to its accommodations- it extends to all aspects, including the onsite spa. Unwind and indulge in a relaxing massage with native Hill Country ingredients. Sink into a hot bath and let the bubbles put your mind at ease. Or make your feet look their spiffiest with a much-needed pedicure. However you choose to spend your time at Windflower, it'll be a worthwhile investment. Add in the warmth of authentic Texas hospitality and you have an unforgettable experience!
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78251
The resort is nestled on 300 acres of historic ranch land.
There's a 5-acre water park with multiple pools, lazy river, water slide and wave machine onsite!close
Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort
Since 1892, Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort have been offering their healing waters to people looking to revitalize, rejuvenate, and get away. Discovered in 1876 by Isadore St. Martin while on a hunting expedition, he later returned to the hot springs with his wife who suffered neuralgia. The springs helped relieve her sufferings, and soon many people traveled to experience it themselves.
Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort offer a spa experience unlike any other. Soak in their breathtaking and replenishing hot springs and soothe your worries and aches away! They offer a variety of spa services to complete this refreshing vacation! Carson is a one-of-a-kind spa experience, unlike anything you experienced before. It's all about your body, mind, and soul at Carson Hot Springs Spa and Golf Resort. Here, you can let your everyday worries wash away with their revitalizing hot springs and refreshing onsite activities, which range from golf to hiking. Become healthy again at Carson! It's an unparalleled experience that you won't soon forget.
372 St. Martin's Spring Rd., Carson, Washington 98610
The new Elk Ridge Golf Course is a destination that golf enthusiasts of all levels are sure to enjoy. With elegant new landscapes and challenges, the par 71 course offers over 6,500 yards of lush greens, and an onsite clubhouse with restaurant and deli bar.
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The bathhouse features spa services like massage, mineral baths, and wraps.close
Saybrook Point Resort and Marina
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Just two hours outside New York City situated in historic Saybrook, Connecticut, Saybrook Point Resort and Marina offers a rejuvenating experience on the East Coast.
Bosting waterfront tranquility and the friendliness of a small town, Saybrook Point Resort and Marina provides a truly charming experience. The spacious accommodations are ideal for a romantic getaway or quiet escape with friends. Their marina provides convenient water access and world-class amenities to enhance your boating experience. However, if you are looking to be completely pampered, look no further than the Sanno Spa at Saybrook Point. Their expanded spa menu and products allow guests to relax with treatments perfectly tailored to reflect their desires and needs. Massage therapy, facials, and body wraps and scrubs are just a few of the services that will spoil you. Feel refreshed and renewed after a visit to this spa!
2 Bridge Street Old Saybrook CT 06475
Voted the “Most Romantic Place to Stay” by Connecticut Magazine, S Saybrook Point Resort and Marina’s Lighthouse Suite offers beautiful unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River complete with over 900 square feet of space all to your own.
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Dine at their award-winning restaurant in Fresh Salt where you will see breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound while savoring their dishes comprising of local Connecticut ingredients.close
The Horse Shoe Farm
Asheville, North Carolina
Whether you are staying overnight at The Horse Shoe Farm or just dropping by for an appointment, The Stable Spa provides one of the most unique experiences in all of North Carolina.
The Horse Shoe Farm sits on over 80 acres of pristine riverfront farmland where guest homes, stables, and event venues are all at your disposal. Upon arrival, you’ll bask in the serene beauty and experience a heightened sense of self-discovery. Although that open space provides plenty of activities and relaxing sensibilities, you do not want to miss out on treatments at The Stable Spa. One of their core values is wellbeing, meaning creating a mind-body balance and facilitating ways for them to come together. Experience a state of bliss whether you detox with the lymphatic massage, unwind with a four-hands massage, or meditate at The Silo. The natural setting and ambiance forged by The Horse Shoe Farm will make you feel at peace for some time to come.
155 Horse Shoe Farm Drive Hendersonville, NC 28791
From Asheville: Head East on I-26. Take Exit 40 for NC-280/Asheville Regional Airport toward Arden. Keep right at the fork and merge onto NC-280 W / Airport Road. Continue on NC-280 W / Airport Road for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto NC-191 S / Haywood Road. Continue on Haywood Road for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto S Rugby Rd. Continue on S Rugby Road for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Horse Shoe Farm Drive and arrive at your destination.
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For another healing exercise, take a stroll through The Labryinth—a walking path that acts as a form of meditation as it snakes back and forth across the garden until you reach the center.close
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Park City, Utah
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.close
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Charleston, South Carolina
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.
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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.close
Auberge du Soleil
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.
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.
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Auberge du Soleil has a variety of packages available including Honeymoon, Organic Wine Experience, and Culinary Escape Packages.close
Lake Austin Spa Resort
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!
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!close
Sundara Inn & Spa
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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
In the winter months, silent snow sports like snowshoeing allow for a peaceful workout.
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Be sure to check out Sundara's great offering of Spa Packages, which include Mom-to-Be, Mother/Daughter, and Men's packages.close
Sparkling Hill Resort
Vernon, British Columbia
Sparkling Hill Resort's KurSpa (a of the German word for ‘healing’ and the Latin word for ‘water’) is a spectacular place to refresh, recharge, reinvigorate!
As one of the largest among luxury spas in Canada, many come to the KurSpa expecting incredible things- and those expectations are usually surpassed! This is considered by many to be the most unique spa in the world, and its more than 40,000 sq. ft. of treatment space offer over 100 innovative healing treatments for you and your party to enjoy. Make sure you check out one of KurSpa's signature attractions: the Cryo Cold Chamber. This three chamber treatment is perfect for athletes and is meant for reducing inflammation and discomfort. Whatever treatment interests you, you'll leave feeling like a whole new person!
888 Sparkling Pl, Vernon, BC V1H 2K7, Canada
The resort is 17.2 km from Vernon.
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A cooked breakfast buffet is complimentary, and there's a fine-dining restaurant, a chic coffee shop and a refined wine bar.close