Best Luxury Spa Destinations in the U.S.
When you think about a wonderful luxury spa vacation, it’s tempting to envision the beautiful beaches and warm sunshine of resorts in the Caribbean or Latin America or the ancient and exotic ones in Asia. However, you don’t have to look that far afield for a spa destination that’s luxurious. The United States boasts some wonderful spas for a quick getaway or a long retreat. Whether you’re just looking for a place to get away from the stress of your life, or you want a health spa experience, here are a few destinations to put on your must-visit list.
Resort at Squaw Creek
If you like an outdoorsy spa experience, head to this Lake Tahoe destination, which won top marks from CNN’s Conde Nast Traveler. Spa options include skin care services, body treatments and massages. Visitors can choose from eight different massage options, including a high altitude massage for $150. There are also nine options when it comes to body treatments, with the most luxurious being the Squaw Valley Sacred Journey and the Moroccan Body Buff/Scalp Tx.
Amangani is another can’t-miss spa if you love to be surrounded by beautiful scenery as you unwind. Located in Wyoming’s scenic Grand Tetons, Amangani offers a variety of fitness options, including two exercise studios and various individually tailored fitness programs. In addition to standard spa services, the Amangani has a wet room with mud and sea salt treatment options.
Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa is geared more toward travelers who don’t particularly want to unplug during their spa stay. If you want a more urban spa experience, give this iconic hotel a try. Yes, the building and its atmosphere are vintage ’20s gems, but the treatments and ambiance indulge modern-day tastes. Options at the Arizona Biltmore include massage therapies, body scrubs, body treatments and skin care treatments.
Head to the Greenbrier in West Virginia if you want a side of golf or tennis with your spa experience, or if you just want to experience one of the country’s better-known destination spas. As you’d expect from a traditional rural resort, you can also indulge an interest in outdoor pastimes like skeet shooting. The main attraction at Greenbrier is the mineral spa, which allows visitors to enjoy white sulfur water.
Omni Grove Park Inn
The Omni Grove Park Inn is a great choice if you want to experience a more contemporary version of a spa getaway when it comes to treatments. However, the antique-studded look of the rooms won’t let you forget that you are in a storied century-old building. Grove Park has also played host to countless celebrity guests, so expect to feel like a VIP while you’re there. Omni Grove Park Inn’s spa also features a cafe, which serves freshly made juices and smoothies. When your spa retreat is over, you can stop by the boutique to purchase any oils or candles you enjoyed during your stay.
These are just a few of the luxury destination spas in the United States. If you want to make sure a particular service is available, call ahead as some spas offer seasonal treatment menus. Any of these spas will be a vacation to remember, so pack your cell phone or camera and prepare to snap some memories.