Sometimes you just need to relax. What better way to unwind than in the pristine surroundings of the United States’ great outdoors? These five healthy resorts are located in soothing, calming locations that make slowing down and enjoying the beauty of the USA that much easier.
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Napa Valley, California
Located in serene Napa Valley, California, about 120 kilometers 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 part to relax and rejuvenate you. In addition to the 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 its surroundings. The resort also features fresh, California cuisine that pairs beautifully with local Napa Valley wine.
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 kilometers 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 has 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 relaxing stroll, you can do so in the property’s beautiful gardens and along the nearby trails, which are open year-round.
Montage Deer Valley
Park City, Utah
Tucked away in the beautiful, forested slopes of Deer Valley, Utah (just steps from vibrant and eccentric Park City), the Montage Deer Valley has a sequestered feel that belies its central location. Although this resort is best known for its proximity to the area’s coveted ski slopes, the Montage Deer Valley boasts an array of healthy year-round activities. The Montage has a renowned 3,250-square-meter spa that houses a top-notch gym, indoor and outdoor pools with sweeping views of the valley, and a studio for yoga, Pilates and dance. The resort is also home to many kilometers of trails, golf courses and alpine slides and coasters to give you a chance to soak up the fresh mountain air.
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 nontraditional ones like a high ropes course adventure.
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 traveling. 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.
Sleep in the lap of luxury in the U.S. great outdoors.