Indulge in Wellness at Top-rated Luxury Resorts in the US
Self-care, wellness, and travel share an integral connection. Often, a tranquil luxury getaway is a refreshing break from the stress of daily living. Wellness resorts offer a combination of privacy, leisure, rejuvenating amnesties, and activities that refresh your body and soul. All you need is a weekend at a luxury resort where you can de-stress by indulging in some self-care and wellness practices. These ten resorts in the USA are located in scenic and calm locations that give slowing down and enjoying nature’s beauty a new meaning.
The Broadmoor at a Glance, Colorado
Set on the beautiful Cheyenne Lake, The Broadmoor is a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort that has offered impeccable service since 1918. Besides the vast landscape and diverse natural beauty, guests will enjoy first-rate, personable service, luxurious amenities, and a wide array of activities including an unrivalled spa and shopping. Tennis courts and golf courses are nestled in the shadow of the stunning mountain scenery. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, spa, and salon treatments provide plenty of pampering to indulge in. More than 25 speciality shops, a seasonal kids’ club, a movie theatre, and 10-pin bowling will keep everyone entertained.
Calistoga Ranch, California
Located in serene Napa Valley, California, about 120 kilometres from San Francisco, Calistoga Ranch feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With views of rolling vineyards, lush greenery, moss-laden oaks, and a babbling brook, the resort will do its bit to relax and rejuvenate you. In addition to vistas, Calistoga Ranch is home to multiple natural spring-fed pools, a yoga deck with stunning views, and fun activities like hiking and biking, as well as classes on wine blending, cooking, and wellness. The world-famous indoor/outdoor spa features a full menu of relaxing treatments inspired by the surroundings. The resort also features fresh, California cuisine that pairs beautifully with local Napa Valley wine.
Perched on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the exquisite Amangani resort has breathtaking views of the snow-capped Grand Teton Mountains. The property’s suites all feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the mountainous landscape. You can also enjoy the scenery while soaking in the heated outdoor infinity pool. The resort is located just 23 kilometres from Grand Teton National Park and about 100 kilometres from Yellowstone National Park, both of which offer a wide range of outdoor activities. Amangani has a private ski slope for guest use in winter, and the concierge can help arrange rentals for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing the Snake River during the spring and summer.
Enchantment Resort, Arizona
Surrounded by the iconic red-rock cliffs of Sedona, Arizona, less than 200 kilometres north of Phoenix, sits the luxurious Enchantment Resort. This resort’s adobe-style architecture blends with its surroundings, and each room has views of the red canyon walls and the green cottonwood trees. Explore the area on one of Enchantment’s guided hikes that are offered daily, then relax with a desert-inspired treatment at the spa. A tranquil retreat on the property’s 28 hectares, the Mii amo spa is regularly hailed as one of the top spas in the country. Among the resort’s restaurant offerings is the regionally inspired, health-conscious Mii amo cafe. If you’re craving a bit more adventure, ask the resort staff to help you organize a horseback riding tour of the western canyons or a rafting trip through the Verde River Valley.
Travaasa Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Boasting beautiful 180-degree views of both the Hana and Kaihalulu bays is the peaceful and luxurious Travaasa Hana resort. Thanks to its location on the eastern edge of Maui, Hawaii, the resort is one of the first on the island to see the rising sun. To unwind, head to the top-rated spa for a massage or a facial that will remove the toxins from a hectic day of travelling. Enjoy the natural sights of the island with a horseback ride beneath the resort’s lush palm tree canopies, an outrigger canoe tour of Hana Bay, or a drive along the scenic Hana Highway. If you’re looking to eat healthier, sign up for a cooking class with a classically trained Hawaiian chef and learn to prepare delicious dishes using fresh island ingredients.
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
One of the USA’s oldest resorts, the Greenbrier has been around since 1778. Thanks to its location near White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, (about 190 kilometres southeast of Charleston), thousands of people have visited to “take to the waters” and soak in the mineral-rich springs. Not much has changed in nearly 240 years: You can still benefit from the enriching minerals at the Greenbrier’s spa. The Greenbrier also offers a meditation and healing expert who leads group meditations and offers individual spiritual and energy healing therapies. If you’re craving a hike, bike ride, or a relaxing stroll, you can do so in the property’s beautiful gardens and along the nearby trails, which are open year-round.
Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
Situated in the heart of the desert, adjacent to the pine tree-covered mountains of Tucson in southern Arizona, Canyon Ranch is one of the USA’s most famous health and wellness resorts. This 60-hectare property is home to an enormous spa complex complete with lavish treatments like custom massages, salon services, and advanced body treatments that incorporate aromatic oils and soothing lotions. For sound body and mind, the resort employs an army of specialists — from exercise physiologists to healing touch practitioners and from podiatrists to licensed therapists — to help you make the most of your spiritual getaway. Canyon Ranch will also keep your heart pumping with traditional activities like tennis and golf to non-traditional ones like a high ropes course adventure.
Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont
A precious view of the famous landscape of the Green Mountain State with peaks reaching into the clouds, one will feel at home at the Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. The resort is renowned for its spa treatments and facilities where one can enjoy anything from a facial to a full massage as part of a complete wellness retreat. The Beanery and the Solstice restaurants, two of the many places to dine on the property, two 18-hole golf courses, the beautifully preserved natural surroundings, and more dial up the essence of this relaxing getaway. The Stowe Mountain Club, which is part of the Audubon International Signature Sanctuary Program is another unmissable experience at the resort. Stowe Mountain Resort’s Mount Mansfield for the ZipTour Adventure, Treetop Adventure, and six aerial tree-to-tree courses consisting of 68 challenges are also some outdoor activities to try out at Stowe.
The Grand Treehouse Resort, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Stare out toward the Ozark National Forest from atop one of several tree houses located at the Grand Treehouse Resort, located just outside Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Each treehouse features a Jacuzzi bath for two, a glass walk-in shower, and a gas fireplace. Choose from a variety of treehouses, such as the Royal Oak Treehouse, featuring a private deck and bright orange, circular stained-glass windows, or the Cedar Manor Treehouse, with its lofted ceilings and bright green walls.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop, Colorado
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is another place for ultimate relaxation. Soak in the natural 40-degree Celsius hot spring right in the middle of Chalk Creek. Surrender to the relaxation of a real natural hot spring while appreciating the beautiful nature surrounding you. Afterwards, head to the spa for a massage in their creek-side massage room. You’ll also find a spa menu, juice bar, saunas, steam rooms, and a daily schedule of complimentary fitness classes. Along with indulging in the rejuvenating hot springs, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in Nathrop and surrounding areas. Located in a tree-lined canyon beneath the Collegiate Peaks, this quiet community has been a popular vacation destination as far back as the late 1800s.