The 10 Best Spa and Wellness Resorts in the U.S.

Wake up. Eat. Work. Repeat. We bet you could use a little zen.

There’s no question that our self-care routines can get, well, fairly routine. With quarantine and social distancing on everyone’s mind, your long list of resolutions and intentions may have gone out the window. After being cooped up in your home, your body will be in need of the great outdoors and a holistic getaway. For travelers seeking a wellness retreat, the good news is that you don’t have to wander far. Some of the world’s best spa and wellness resorts happen to be located right here in the U.S.

While most luxury hotels have a spa on site, a few go far beyond, taking the deep relaxation and spa experience to the next level. Whether you’re searching for a destination with stunning landscapes or are simply in need of a staycation escape, here are some of the best spa and wellness resorts in America.

Enchantment Resort – Sedona, AZ

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This secluded 70-acre resort is located in Sedona’s Boynton Canyon, one of the most scenic of the box canyons that make Arizona Red Rock Country so famous. Hiking and mountain biking in Boynton Canyon are some of the most popular activities at Enchantment Resort, but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy, including, jeep tours, hot air balloon rides, tennis courts, a golf club, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and wellness workshops. The 24,000-square-foot destination spa, Mii amo, offers a variety of treatments such as, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, hydrotherapy baths, body treatments, Watsu, Ayurvedic treatments, facials and spiritual sessions. The restaurants at Enchantment Resort provide a culinary experience unlike any other. With seasonal menus, award-winning dishes and innovative cocktails with panoramic views of Boynton Canyon, endless experiences await you.

Auberge du Soleil – Napa Valley, CA

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In the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country, surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys, sits the luxurious Auberge du Soleil. Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France, this iconic resort features majestic views of the renowned vineyards and olive groves set high on Rutherford Hill. The luxurious 7,000-square-foot Auberge Spa includes eight treatment rooms, Hammam steam rooms and an extensive menu of services, including indulging treatments like the Cabernet mud body mask. A picturesque swimming pool with cabanas, 24-hour fitness center and yoga studio are also available. Guests are also invited to explore the resort’s outdoor sculpture garden showcasing over 100 works from California artists. Those seeking to explore Napa Valley on their own can discover neighboring wineries in style in a Mercedes-Benz, free to Auberge guests for afternoon outings.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort – Miami, FL

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Experience transformative signature spa treatments and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, the largest spa and wellness facility on the East coast. Carillon features 150 spacious one- and two-bedroom suites that are decked out with everything you’ll need for your stay. The all-suite oceanfront resort offers a 70,000-square-foot spa, four pools and more than 300 complimentary fitness classes available each week. The Spa at Carillon Miami offers an empowering approach to treating the mind, body and soul. With personalized attention and immersive experiences, you’ll feel refreshed like never before. The Strand Bar & Grill is the resort’s casually elegant signature restaurant serving seasonal cuisine. Featuring health-focused menus and organic cocktails, catering to both foodies and the health-conscious, there’s something for everyone.

Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, TX

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The all-inclusive waterfront oasis of Lake Austin Spa Resort is set on the picturesque hillside in Texas Hill Country. Located 30 minutes from downtown Austin, this resort is meant for a spa getaway to improve and enhance your mind, body, spirit, and overall well-being. Everything here is centered on wellness, from the exceptional spa treatments to the healthy cuisine and the stunning natural setting. Your stay can be as active or as relaxed as you want it to be. Programs at Lake Austin Spa Resort are designed to help guests attain more peace, health, balance and fulfillment in their lives. The award-winning spa offers a unique balance of ancient and modern treatments in a serene setting. It’s impossible to not feel relaxed. You’ll find aquatic influences all around you during your stay, from floating water meditation, paddle board yoga, scenic boat cruises and more.

Amangiri – Canyon Point, UT

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Those seeking a remote hideaway in a peaceful desert retreat will be in awe of Amangiri’s architecture and decor in a postcard-perfect setting. The 34 accommodations range from 1,150-square-foot suites to larger options with private pools, and a one four-bedroom home with living and dining areas and a kitchen. All rooms include private outdoor space, fireplaces, and heated floors for those cooler desert nights. When you’re not laying out by the pool, exploring the surroundings on guided hikes and horseback rides, or kayaking on nearby Lake Powell, recharge in the 25,000-square-foot Aman Spa with sweeping desert views and unique Navajo-inspired treatments.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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Near the beautiful beaches of La Jolla and Del Mar, the tranquil hidden gem of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa sits among 45-acres of stunning rolling hills, orange groves and gardens full of hibiscus and cacti. The Spanish Colonial-style exclusive resort and spa has a lot to offer from dining to leisure, and guests can even check out Bentley’s for a drive. Take a stroll around the Mediterranean-inspired estate’s grounds, where you can wander through beautiful gardens and olive groves. After, spend some relaxing time at the soothing spa featuring plant-based treatments. You’ll have plenty to do with two outdoor heated pools, free golf club rentals, a tennis facility with 18 courts and the Serenity Yoga Pavilion.

Canyon Ranch – Tucson, AZ

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Recognized as a leader in the luxury wellness resort world, the Canyon Ranch in Tucson was founded in 1979, and has inspired people to make a commitment to healthy living ever since. Since 1979 the ranch has been transformed from what was originally a family-run health resort into a world-leading destination spa. Canyon Ranch has more than 400 fitness, educational and fun activities to choose from every week – including yoga, strength training, hiking, squash, tennis, golf, creative arts, cooking demonstrations and more. The 80,000-square-foot spa complex features an aquatic center with four swimming pools, including indoor and aquatic therapy pools. You can enjoy spa treatments, medical and alternative therapies and spiritual wellness programs all during your stay. You’ll leave feeling inspired and motivated to achieve your personal life and wellness goals.

Miraval Austin Resort & Spa – Austin, TX

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The upscale Miraval Austin Resort & Spa is set on a hilltop with beautiful forested canyon views, located about half an hour from downtown Austin. Its 72 rooms are housed in seven buildings and offer private balconies. Some of the amenities include, hiking trails, an infinity-edge pool enclosed by a wooden deck, and a luxurious spa. The 20,000-square-foot Life in Balance Spa has 30 treatment rooms, a spa pool, relaxation rooms, salon, sauna and steam room. When it comes to dining, the signature restaurant, Hilltop Crossings Kitchen, serves organic, local fare, with many of the ingredients used sourced from the hotel’s 10-acre organic farm.

The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, PA

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Set on 400 acres of woodland and nature trails, The Lodge at Woodloch is a sanctuary for the senses. This adults-only lakeside spa escape is located 90 miles from New York City in the Poconos, making this a perfect weekend getaway. Whether you are looking for adventurous activities, including fly-fishing, kayaking and trail biking trips, or you prefer to enjoy a much needed day at the spa, the privacy of the lake and resort makes for the ultimate relaxation. The 40,000-square-foot spa features 28 treatment rooms with a indoor/outdoor pool complex. We recommend the signature Rosemary Awakening massage featuring freshly picked herbs from the lodge’s seasonal Healing Garden. There’s even a state-of-the-art fitness center with trainers on hand to get you into shape.

Red Mountain Resort – St. George, Utah

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With the stunning cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort and Sagestone Spa have everything you need for a relaxing getaway. The resort’s proximity to parks, including Zion National Park, makes it ideal for adventure seekers. It’s a perfect place to reflect and recharge or simply relax and appreciate nature. There’s more than 25 activities on the daily schedule ranging from yoga, barre, cooking demonstrations, wellness workshops and more. But trust us, a hike is a must. With top-notch guides, it’s an unforgettable way to take in Utah’s beautiful landscape as you explore red-rock cliffs and sandstone mountains. There’s even a Red Rock Hiker’s Massage, perfect for after a long trek.

Travelers turn to wellness retreats for a chance to escape, unplug, reset and start anew.

A health-focused resort provides the perfect solution for those wanting to focus on meditation, put a pep in your physical or emotional step, or simply escape stress somewhere warm. From connecting you to the outdoors to yoga-centered fitness getaways and health-conscious cuisine, you’ll be able to reset your mind and body in no time. These wellness retreats provide a serene setting to relax and feel rejuvenated once again.

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