Getting a massage is one of my favorite things EVER. If you’ve never had one, I’m telling you: you’re missing out! I love going to the day spa just 10 minutes from where I live, but for an even bigger treat, I love getting massages on vacation. Best of all is going on vacation specifically FOR wellness: pampering, spa treatments, yoga, exercise, adventure, amazing food, great sleep…. You get the idea.
Whether you have the luxury of booking an entire trip around wellness, or can just spare a night or two (or perhaps even live close enough to use one of these spas as a day trip), today I want to focus on some U.S. hotels with great spas. If you’re on vacation (or live) near one of these great spas, take advantage, and get one of their treatments.
Although the most popular treatments are massages, spa treatments also include facials (for both men and women), body wraps or scrubs, hydrotherapy, steam & saunas, and some include hair, nails, and waxing. Treatments can be therapeutic, pampering, or a combination. Most spas offer a signature massage or treatment which is specific to their local area or history.
I’ve categorized the spa resorts by region.
Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Cliff House Maine in Cape Neddick, Maine.
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond in St. Michaels, Maryland.
Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania.
Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Ritz-Carlton Spa in Charlotte, North Carolina
Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.
Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago, Illinois.
Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan.
Surfside on Lake Superior in Tofte, Minnesota.
Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Ritz-Carlton Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Texas.
Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas.
Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Spa Toscana at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada.
Spa at Vdara at the Vdara Hotel Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Grand Spa at Grand America, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington.
Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Hood Canal, Washington.
Salishan Spa & Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.
Solace Spa & Salon at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
The Ranch Malibu in Malibu, California.
Omni la Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.
Keep this list handy if you’re ever close to one of these areas. And, most importantly, escape just a little bit, even if it’s just in your mind. Relax and unwind during a great treatment. You’ll feel amazing!
Happy travel Thursday!