“As important as it is to have a plan for doing work, it is perhaps more important to have a plan for rest, relaxation, self-care, and sleep.”
― Akiroq Brost
While long vacations are very necessary, sometimes you need a quick refresh. A weekend respite where the only thing on your schedule is spa-ing, fitness, sleeping, and healthy eats. Before the start of the summer season, take a few days to yourself to rejuvenate your mind and body.
Below, read about Zeel’s hand-picked wellness getaways to take this spring.
- Connecticut Chic Unwind
Where: Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Connecticut
What: Escape for two nights to Washington, Connecticut’s ultra-chic and country cozy Mayflower Inn, and Spa. Far enough from New York City to get your mind right, but close enough that you don’t need to jump on a plane, pick from The Mayflowers’s heavenly menu of spa treatments like sound healing therapy, lymphatic drainage, and private breathing classes, all amidst the gorgeous scenery that is looking over the woods.
- The OG of Wellness Getaways
Where: Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
What: Create your own bespoke itinerary at the iconic Tucson luxury getaway that started it all, Canyon Ranch. Spend your time in the great outdoors with desert hikes and adventures or veer towards boutique-style fitness like yoga, cycling, and barre. Once your muscles are ready for a vacation, schedule every spa therapy treatment you could dream of. For those traveling from the New York area, Canyon Ranch also has a location in the Berkshires which is a quick train ride away!
- Pampered in the Poconos
Where: The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
What: Adult summer camp but make it wellness. “The Lodge” is set upon 500 pristine acres of woodlands in Pennsylvania that are waiting for you to mountain bike, hike, fish, and explore. If spas are more your speed, the property’s newly unveiled spa renovation is reason enough to visit this self-care sanctuary. Once at the Lodge, guests create their own custom itineraries like forest bathing (meditative walking through the woods), lectures on gut health, and a downright delightful list of spa therapies.
- Living lush in Laguna Beach
What: Expect peace and quiet at this perfectly sized boutique property (there are only 22 rooms). Views of the ocean and a neutral design palette will quickly ease your mind, plus, this luxury hotel takes their wellness so seriously, it is included in your stay, for free. Expect nourishing breakfasts, adventure gear, and AM yoga on the house. Paddle board and snorkel in the ocean or bring that book you’ve been meaning to read and relax with Hotel Joaquin’s famous blue majik almond milk and “rawnola”
5. Spacation in Colorado Springs
What: This award-winning resort in Colorado Springs is perfect for the wellness seeker that is ready to get pampered. Indulge in a day (or a few!) at The Broadmoor’s downright luxe spa. After sweating it out in the property’s sauna and steam room, treat yourself to services like the Ginger Lime Awakening, a brightening ginger root body treatment and their Hydrotherapy, an 18 shower head water therapy session that ends in a soothing tub filled with the essential oil of your choice.
Micaela English started her career in magazines at Lucky magazine, Men's Health and Women's Health. She then went on to spend six years working at TOWN & COUNTRY, first on the print staff and then helping the brand launch its digital footprint online as its senior web editor. Her work has appeared in Well+Good, Instyle, Architectural Digest and Marie Claire. Visit her web site at micaelaenglish.com and her profile on LinkedIn.