Every once in a while, an NYgal needs to escape the city for some peace and quiet. We love this city of ours, but we have to admit that it does get hectic. We all need a vacation sometimes to clear our heads and heal our bodies. So, what better way to do this than attend a wellness retreat?
Whether you’re looking to sweat it out with some yoga and hiking or start up some meditation, there’s a wellness retreat for you. We know that planning a getaway is hard work and time-consuming. So, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are our picks for the best wellness retreats in the U.S.
For those looking to stay relatively close to the city, the Copperhead Retreat and Spa is the best option. It’s only two hours from NYC, and there are plenty of choices for lodging. This retreat is in the Catskill Mountains, so you’ll be able to disconnect from your phone and just relax. Take a yoga or pilates class at this retreat to get your body moving. If you don’t want to get active, you can still visit for its spa package. Wind down with a massage or facial and take advantage of its many body treatments.
Copperhead also offers an extensive cuisine menu. They accommodate guests with food allergies and sensitivities. You can also indulge in their juice and bone broth fast. It may not sound appealing, but bone broth is a great cleansing diet and might just have you feeling rejuvenated. Don’t knock it until you try it.
Looking for a spiritual awakening? This place is perfect for you. Kripalu in Stockbridge, Massachusetts has hundreds of programs from spiritual meditation to yoga. You can book a stay for two to five nights with any program you find interesting. Certified teachers will guide you into creative expression and teach you healing treatments that you can practice at home.
This retreat is best for those who want to transform their minds into a healthier way of thinking. In order to do this, they do encourage you to turn over your phone. There is nothing worse than trying to meditate while someone’s phone is ringing.
If you’re willing to travel, Lake Austin Spa Resort is the ultimate vacation, covering 19 acres of land in Austin, Texas. Every package is all-inclusive and provides a luxury experience. There are three pools on the property as well as multiple hot tubs.
Activities are planned in advance, so you don’t have to worry about creating an itinerary. For the women that still need to keep up with their beauty routine, there is a salon that offers hair, makeup, and nail services. Talk about a win-win!
For a true ranch experience, head over to Philipsburg, Montana. You can participate in horseback riding or just admire the open land at The Ranch at Rock Creek. Every outdoor activity you can think of is available at this wellness retreat. Break a sweat hiking or mountain biking. This ranch also includes a full fitness center. For less extraneous activities, they also offer yoga and archery. For dinner, indulge in their seasonal plates made by Chef Drage.
We know that it’s hard for some city girls to get used to the ranch lifestyle. That’s why The Ranch at Rock Creek offers glamping cabins. You get the experience of camping without all the bugs. You don’t have to give up your modern lifestyle just yet.
The ultimate adventure in health and wellness lies in San Diego, California. Cal-a-Vie offers a full day of wellness activities and nutrition. You’ll start the day with a power walk and end with a relaxing facial. You can book a three, four, or seven night stay at this resort. Sometimes they offer specials which drastically drop the price of each package. Don’t forget to check this out before booking a stay to possibly save some money.
The cuisine at Cal-a-Vie features food from their garden. The chefs use only the freshest ingredients in their food to embrace mindful eating. Supercharge your mind and body at this wellness retreat.
Even if you don’t have time to visit these wellness retreats, don’t forget to treat yourself every once in a while. Go to your local spa for a relaxation day. Take a yoga class in the park. Your health should always be your priority.