7 Blissful Ideas for a Spa Weekend
Whether you’re seeking a burst of adventure, a quick detox, or a girls-only trip, these spas will leave you refreshed and renewed.
Best Eco-Friendly Spa
Creekside Resort & Spa
Greenville, West Virginia
What to expect: Organic gardening practices? Composting and recycling? Locally crafted goat’s-milk soap in the bathrooms? Yes, yes, and yes. With Creekside Resort & Spa’s commitment to good environmental stewardship, you can breathe its 200 acres’ worth of clean mountain air guilt-free. The spa’s Spoil Him and Pamper Her packages, each combining a massage, a facial, and bonus products, are favorites—as is its signature glycolic Pumpkin Facial Massage. All-natural products? Always. And lodging starts at just $149 per night.
Learn more: creeksideresort.net.
Best Budget-Friendly Spa
Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
What to expect: Hot springs are such a trademark of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, that until 1950 the town was actually named Hot Springs. Today it’s commonly referred to as America’s most affordable spa town. Test the waters yourself at Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths, featuring kitschy but comfortable accommodations starting at $75. Choose a room with a custom soaking tub—some dating back to the 1930s—for a geothermal dip. Or hit the Wet Room spa for $25 a room per night (book in advance for a rate of $20 per room).
Learn more: blackstonehotsprings.com.
Best Adventure Spa
Spring Creek Ranch
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
What to expect: If you love being pampered but have trouble sitting still for long, here’s your solution: the Wilderness Adventure Spa at Spring Creek Ranch. Sure, you can indulge in massages and other treatments, many of them Rocky Mountains–themed (Mountain Sage Salt Glow, anyone?). But you may want to wait until your muscles really need them—after hiking, horseback riding, skiing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, hot-air ballooning, or even joining one of the ranch’s wildlife safaris. Rooms start at $180 per night.
Learn more: springcreekranch.com.
Best Girlfriend Getaway Spa
The Spa at the Hotel Hershey
What to expect: If you and your girlfriends firmly believe in the “eat dessert first” philosophy, we’ve found the spa for you. At the Spa at the Hotel Hershey (yes, that Hershey), the treatment menu sounds more like a pastry menu: Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Fondue Wrap, Chocolate Bean Polish, Chocolate Sugar Scrub. And best of all, they’re calorie-free. Spa treatments start at $40 (for the 15-minute Milk & Honey Soak) and rooms at the Hotel Hershey start at $279 per night.
Learn more: chocolatespa.com.
Best Spa for Foodies
Spa Elia at Hotel Los Gatos
Los Gatos, California
What to expect: If good food tempts you as much as a good massage, this is your place: The hotel’s Greek restaurant, Dio Deka, boasts a Michelin star. The spa, open only to hotel guests, features a concentrated selection of stress-reducing massages, which start at $105. Rooms at Hotel Los Gatos start at $197 per night.
Learn more: spaelia.com.
Best Detox Spa
Copperhood Retreat & Spa
Shandaken, New York
What to expect: Crunchy meets luxury at Copperhood Retreat & Spa in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Whether it’s weight loss, addiction management, or just some good old-fashioned decompression you’re after, the spa will help you find a rhythm you can keep up at home. Copperhood even offers juice-fast and vegan raw-food dining programs (but have no fear: its classic dining program, while still healthy, is much more inclusive—with wine and all). Rates start at about $440 a person per night for a seven-night package.
Learn more: copperhood.com.
Best Spa for Couples
Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt
Beaver Creek, Colorado
What to expect: Champagne and truffles with your couples spa treatment package? Yes, please. At Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt, twosomes will be tempted by the three couples treatment suites, as well as the coed mineral pool. Allegria also offers treatments tailored for men, so your guy can indulge all on his own. Couples packages start at $520, and rooms at the Park Hyatt start at $170 per night.
Learn more: allegriaspa.com.