Whether you prefer silence in nature, yoga, or spa treatments, look to these five New England retreats to meet your self-care needs. Even better, our picks are all-inclusive, so no worrying about meal prep or fitness class fees while you “Om” your cares away.
Access to Health Care Practitioners
Nestled in the Berkshires, the nationally renowned Canyon Ranch wellness resort is a haven in the woods. A 100,000-square-foot spa and fitness complex offers services such as massage, Ayurvedic body treatments, and facials, and spa packages include more than 35 daily activities such as yoga, indoor tennis, and swimming. Along with the traditional spa experience, the Integrative Health Center features doctors, nurses, and other consultants who provide assessment and planning for optimal health. Lodging at the Inn at Canyon Ranch is attached to the resort’s centerpiece: the restored 19th-century Bellefontaine Mansion. Meals are farm to table.Cost: From $714–$1,559/nightLocation: 165 Kemble St., Lenox, Massachusetts
Hiking for All Skill Levels
New Life Hiking Spa
Located among Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Life Hiking Spa offers unparalleled hiking experiences coupled with indulgent spa services and healthy cuisine. The facility is also well known for its weight-loss program, which uses a nonclinical approach of fresh mountain air, exercise, and wholesome natural food. Guided hiking trails are available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.Hours: Open from May 17–Oct. 1Cost: From $229–$279/night per person, 3-night min.Location: 2617 Killington Rd., Killington, Vermont
Budget-Friendly with Big-Name Presenters
Kripalu, a nonprofit mission-driven organization, is self-described as the largest yoga retreat center in North America. While the main focus is on yoga, it also offers a variety of workshops, outdoor activities, and spa services. Guests can learn from acclaimed wellness experts during Kripalu’s educational programs and presentations. Facility amenities include a sauna, a fitness room, a private lakefront beach, and hiking trails. Kripalu offers regular rooms plus budget-friendly dorm-style lodging.Cost: From $177/night per personLocation: 7 Interlaken Rd., Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Ocean House is a luxury hotel perched on the bluffs of Watch Hill, overlooking the ocean and Block Island Sound. For massages, skin care, and other services, hit the OH! Spa—one of only 56 spas in the world to receive a Forbes Five-Star rating. Guests enjoy access to a private beach with seaside butler service, a croquet lawn, squash courts, private golf, indoor pool, and cuisine from Ocean House’s Center for Wine & Culinary Arts.Cost: From $855–$1,742/night per personLocation: 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Along the shores of Sebago Lake, Migis Lodge curates experiences for the whole family. For family bonding, activities such as kayaking, sailing, waterskiing, or tennis are all included, along with three meals a day. If you and your partner wish to step away for a couple’s massage, the resort's supervised children’s program can occupy the kids. Also make time for yourself with fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, and barre. Guests stay in one of the 35 rustic cottages outfitted with 21st-century amenities such as Wi-Fi and daily housekeeping.Cost: From $212/night per personLocation: 30 Migis Lodge Rd., South Casco, Maine. Open from May 17-Oct.4
Calgon, take us away!