Namaste, Happy Travelers. It’s the start of a new year, and many are looking for mind- and body-focused wellness getaways. From fresh beautiful spas to spiritual retreats, Pennsylvania has the wellness destination that will provide much-needed rest and respite.
The Lodge at Woodloch
The Lodge at Woodloch is a sanctuary for the senses. The luxury spa features 27 treatment rooms and offers a unique selection of expert body treatments, massages, facials and salon services designed to create heightened levels of relaxation and well-being. Some additional amenities include the Whisper Lounge, a relaxation space with a fireplace and outdoor porch; the Aqua Garden, complete with soaking pools, heated Hydromassage WaterWalls and an activity pool with floor to ceiling windows surrounded by nature.
Reconnect on a weekend retreat at the 400-acre Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, which offers a range of retreats facilitating simple relaxation, detoxification, and rejuvenation. You’ll depart feeling refreshed and relaxed, with a jumpstart on your health for the year!
Forget your calendar; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a four-season playground! Located in the scenic Laurel Highlands, the Holistic Healing Center at the resort uses a 360-degree approach to achieve balance in all aspects of your life. Treatments consider the state of mind, emotional well-being, physical body, lifestyle, and goals of each person rather than the physical symptoms of disease. The resort also hosts a variety of wellness retreats, including Holistic Happy Hour with Yoga and Wine and a Gratitude & Miracles Workshop.
Lodge at Glendorn
Is an overflowing inbox killing your vibes? Book a stay at the Lodge at Glendorn, where you can stay in a secluded cabin and read a book by the fire, dine on some of the finest cuisine, or have a day at the spa. The Forest Spa is a true escape for the mind, body, and soul. One of the spa’s specialties is the use of seasonally-foraged ingredients sourced right from the lodge’s own forest. Imagine picking blackberries (when they’re in season) for your body scrub, or getting an organic facial using honey drawn from the bee hives on the property.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort
This is what they mean when they say, “one-of-a-kind.” Omni Bedford Springs Resort in the Alleghenies has the Spring’s Eternal Spa, which is one of the only spas in the country using natural spring water in all its treatments. The resort boasts eight mineral springs first used by the local Native Americans for their healing properties. Visitors can take advantage the Bedford Bath — a signature bathing ritual the day of your treatment. Coming in the spring of 2019, the resort will offer a wellness weekend designed to restore balance and promote stress reduction and relaxation.
The Woods Spa at Gateway Lodge
Nestled among the hemlocks and pines of Cook Forest, your mind and body will find calming serenity at The Woods Spa at Gateway Lodge. As an Aveda destination spa, the Gateway Lodge will bring you products and services that embrace wellness to you and the rest of the world.
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