Since I’ve had kids, a quick overnight trip is often the easiest to plan and usually leaves me feeling a bit refreshed, but I’m longing for a real escape where I can disconnect (goodbye iPhone) and reboot the mind, body and spirit. A luxe destination spa with five-star treatments, healthy and delicious cuisine, a variety of wellness classes and beautiful scenery would be the best remedy. The following four spas are all about well-being, and offer the right amount of pampering, soul-searching and holistic fine tuning to get yourself back on track. You can head to one of these spas with your spouse, girlfriends or solo—either way it will be hard to leave:
The Spiritual Reboot: Mii Amo
Set in Sedona’s Boynton Canyon surrounded by stunning red rocks, Mii Amo is the place to go to focus on a better you. Guests can customize their stay at this luxurious, private retreat with options such as meditation walks, yoga, barre classes, painting and stargazing. The dreamy five-star spa emphasizes holistic and pampering treatments, from traditional massages to more unique rituals such as the HozHooji, which combines turquoise mineral clay, energy work and massage. There are only 16 luxury guest rooms and casitas on property, but you can still enjoy the spa if you are a guest at sister resort Enchantment.
Nature and Nurture: Winvian Farm
I can easily hop in the car and head to this luxe spa and resort that is nestled in beautiful Litchfield Hills, Connecticut. The historic estate features 18 unique designed resort cottages (one is a fancy treehouse) on 113-acres and a 5,000-square foot spa that is surrounded by nature. You can start the day with a canoe ride or yoga class, feast on organic local cuisine for lunch, indulge in the spa with detoxifying treatments, and end your day sipping some wine by the fire.
Wellness Retreat: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
Celebrities and those in the know flock to this spa and 32-room resort in Southern California for its relaxing, therapeutic treatments—slimming herbal detox wrap, hot stone foot massage—and tailored wellness program to help detoxify the mind and body. Guests can take morning hikes overlooking lavender hillsides, play golf or tennis, partake in a variety of fitness classes and indulge in top-notch organic healthy meals throughout their stay. Wellness packages consist of three, four or seven night stays.
Pampering with the Girls: The Lodge at Woodloch
This hotel and spa is easy to get to from most cities on the east coast and would be a great place to spend quality time with girlfriends for a long weekend. The 40,ooo-square foot spa is surrounded by lush wooded acres with treatments such as the muds and suds exfoliating body treatment, which combines hops and barley to soothe and exfoliate skin. You can expect morning walks around the property, afternoon cooking classes and daily wine tastings as well as plenty of activities such as kayaking, golf and fly fishing.
Main image borrowed from Cal-a-Vie Health Spa