7 Spa Retreats, Spa Vacations, Spa Resorts for Your Wellness

Welcome to this collection of spa resorts, spa retreats and spa vacations for health and wellness.

My friend Daisy and I started dreaming of having our very own health and spa wellness center when we launched our wellness programs just recently. Knowing full well the benefit of holistic wellness and the need to have a get-away, a retreat of sorts to refresh the mind, rejuvenate the spirits and to reawaken the senses to the beauty of nature and the divine presence of all that is, I started browsing around for the best wellness centers, spa resorts and spa retreats.

I have truly enjoyed my web hopping scouting around for spa centers.  This is my first collection and I hope to find more.  I have now included in my bucket list the desire to be able to go to these various health spas and experience first hand the legacy of wellness that they offer to different individuals.

Birdwing Spa Photos

1. Birdwing Spa

Dubbed as one of the Best Spa Under 15 Guest Rooms in North America”; received the “Reader’s Choice Award--Best Boutique Spa in North America” plus “Best Day Spa in Minnesota,” their numerous awards for over the past 25 years will pique your curiosity enough to find out more.

Is this the spa vacation or spa resort that you are looking for?

Imagine yourself on a 300 pristine acres of woodland with fountains, ponds, and hammocks for your viewing pleasure plus a private lakeshore that stretches to two and a half miles. Guests get the chance to enjoy the unspoiled beauty and abundant wildlife and engage in activities like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, cross-country skiing or doing snowhoe.

You can also indulge in detoxifying mud massages or facials, rose body wraps that makes you feel pampered and relaxed. This sounds truly heavenly!

Be sure to check out their spa vacation packages. Rates range from a Day Spa of $250 to an overnight, a day, two days or five to seven days $1,600-2225 (seven days rate). Spa Packages includes fitness activities, wellness presentations, spa meals, salon treatments and accommodations. Couple spa packages are also available.

Learn more about BIRDWING SPA.

birdwingspa.com

Phone: 320-693-6064

Fax: 320-693-7026

21398 575th Ave

Litchfield, MN55355

birdwing@hutchtel.net

Tennessee Fitness Spa Photos

natural bridge
natural bridge
accomodations
accomodations
sunning deck
sunning deck
water wheel
water wheel

2. Tennessee Fitness Spa

The Tennessee Fitness Spa boasts of Southern Hospitality. I’ve often wondered about Southern Hospitality and someday would want to travel and experience this first hand. But more than that, I was captivated by the fact that this place is located at the Tennessee beautiful and historic Natural Bridge. This Natural Bridge is the only known double-span natural bridge formation in the world.

The chalet-style accommodations are clean and comfortable and affordable. Guests have options to stay in a quad, their most affordable room, for as low as $775 per week. Of course, double, private rooms or the penthouse are very much available too. The rate mentioned above already includes a full schedule of fitness activities plus three healthy meals of course.

Reader’s Choice Awards have been given to them for being the Best Spa for Weight Loss and Best Spa for Affordable Spa.

Look at this young lady sunbathing on their sundeck. This is located on outside of their pool building with misters to cool you on hot summer days.

The last photo is the water wheel. This is near the ice cave and their office. Water lovers can sit on a bench by the water wheel and listen to the ripples of water that will definitely calm your soul.

Learn more about TENNESSEE FITNESS SPA

tfspa.com

Phone: 931-722-5589

Toll free:1-800-235-8365

299 Natural Bridge Park Road

Waynesboro, TN 38485

shaw@netease.net.

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Photos

Echo Valley Ranch arial view
Echo Valley Ranch arial view
Baan Thai Spa
Baan Thai Spa
Dove Lodge
Dove Lodge

3. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

In the heart of British Columbia, Canada is the spectacular Cariboo region where Echo Valley Ranch & Spa was born. The combination of wide open spaces and the wilderness (the place is sourrounded by mountains and countless lakes as well as marsh lands) has become a wonderful sanctuary for guests looking for a place to rest, relax and rejuvenate.

This great get-away experience is perfect for people of all ages including the business professionals and romantic retreat for couples.

Interesting activities include horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, and fly-in fishing. World class spa treatments with a touch of Thai are made available to the guests. For the less adventurous, one can have the option to laze around in the hot tub, swimming pool or engage in the ranch activities or even watch falcons being trained. Ooh, I like that.

Cleansing spring waters and ranch grown organic produce combined with fresh air with exotic Thai Spa, you can have an all encompassing experience of wellness and well being.

Learn more about ECHO VALLEY RANCH & SPA

evranch.com
PO Box 916, Clinton
Jesmond, B.C. V0K 1K0,Canada

Telephone:  (250) 459 2386

Fax:  (250) 459 0086

Reservations: 1 800 253 8831

Email: info@evranch.com

Red Mountain Spa Photos

Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort
Hiking
Hiking
Sagestone body treatments
Sagestone body treatments

4. Red Mountain Resort & Spa

The words practically leapt from the web… Find yourself between a rock and a soft place. Curious I saw stunning red rock cliffs, black lava bed gardens and the desert inviting you to come and see this place. Of course, the imagination has begun as one can see oneself hiking through those magnificent rock structures or rock climbing and biking.

The Red Mountain Resort Spa is located in Southwestern Utah, around 2 hrs northeast of Las Vegas. Be invigorated, surrounded by majestic red rocks, blue skies and our peaceful setting along with their spa features: guided hikes, nutritious meals, cooking demonstrations, healthy life classes and more.

Red Mountain Resort got the following awards among others: Spa Magazine Silver Sage Award for Favorite Destination Spa and Favorite Affordable Spa; American Spa Magazine award for Favorite Health & Fitness Spa and one of the Top 30 places to visit in 2010.

Learn more about RED MOUNTAIN SPA

redmountainspa.com

P.O. Box 2149

St. George , UT84771-2149

Call toll-free in the US and Canada: 877.246.HIKE (4453)

Fax: 1.435.652.5777

Email: reservations@redmtn.com

Deerfield Spa Photos

Deerfield Spa
Deerfield Spa
Accomodations
Accomodations
Grounds
Grounds

5. Deerfield Spa

The Victorian house and porch looked so inviting; I just had to take a tour.  Deerfield spa is surrounded by colorful flowers and the Pocono Mountains.  The place looks so quaint and cozy that if your spirit is drawn to this kind of setting this would be the spa resort suited for you.

The relaxed atmosphere can help you unwind with an outdoor gazebo-enclosed hot tub or join an aquatic class.  You will get the chance to learn Yo-Wei, the mind-body workout that no other destination spa – anywhere – offers, or try Pilates Reformer at no extra charge. Take in a lecture or cooking class, learn self-massage.

Avail of their gift of a complementary Swedish massage with your one-week stay, $150 toward any services during a five-night mini-week, or save on treatment packages for any length stay.

Learn more about DEERFIELD SPA

deerfieldspa.com

650 Resica Falls Road

East Stroudsburg, PA18302

(800) 852-4494

(570) 223-0160

deerspa@ptd.net

Coastal Trek Resort Photos

I love this one!
I love this one!
So cozy.
So cozy.

6. Coastal Trek Health & Fitness Resort

If you would like to have a personalized health and fitness program, Coastal Trek offers you a structured program with integrated activities as well as wellness education so you are better equipped to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This luxury health resort is located on the picturesque Forbidden Plateau overlooking the GeorgiaStrait and the British ColumbiaCoastalMountain range. The 15 acre Vancouver Island property is perfect for private trails and relaxing strolls.

They have a 7 night/6 day health, hiking and fitness program ($2,995) as well as a 3 day Taste of Trek program ($1595).

Learn more about COASTAL TREK HEALTH & FITNESS RESORT

coastaltrekresort.com

Box 3160, Courtenay, BC,

Canada V9N 5N4

You can reach us in Canada at 1.250.897.8735(TREK)

info@coastaltrekresort.com


Cal-a-Vie Photos

7. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

Nestled on a 200 acres secluded valley north of San Diego, this is a spa resort perfect for a spa vacation.  I absolutely loved the photos that you will see in their website.  The rustic elegance of the Mediterranean-style villas is breathtaking.  It is very much evident that the environment created has achieved harmony exuding peace and tranquility.

The villas or petite suites can accommodate upto 30 guests, with high caliber of personalized attention and care that you desire.  Your mental and physical condition is nurtured as they teach you the ancient arts of Yoga, Qi Gong and Meditation.  There are over 20 different mind-body-spirit classes.  And you can get the chance to quiet your mind as you walk in their labyrinth or experience deep meditation in their 400 year old chapel. 

Learn more about CAL-A-VIE

cal-a-vie.com

(888) 373-8773 Toll Free

(760) 842-6831
(760) 630-0074 fax

29402 Spa Havens Way

Vista, CA92084

cavinfo@cal-a-vie.com


Do you dream of a spa vacation or spa retreat like I do?

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Dear Reader

Going through these wonderful spa retreats, spa vacations and spa resorts gave me a really good feeling of positive energy. If you have been to any of these spa resorts and have your personal feedback, I am absolutely dying to know your experience...so do share in the comment box below. To your health and wellness.

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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Oh to go to a spa! For me it's the ultimate retreat. I've never been to any of the above so I cannot leave a review, but I thank you for the read. It left me in a very peaceful state of mind and got me thinking about my next vacation!


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Shil1978 6 years ago

Wonderful hub ripplemaker, you've obviously put in a lot of effort into making this one. Thank you for this hub :)


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Michelle Joy...

My sweet kaibigan...

These places are dreamy and wonderful, Do I dream of a spa vacation like you do? You betcha! Enticing, beautiful, it is just a safe haven! Thank you for your blessings, angel!

Keep on flapping those silvery wings!

Thumbs up!

Warmest regards and blessings,

Al


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Michelle: Spas are creations of beauty which you were able to convey in your hub! As for Southern hospitality, I visited Memphis, Tennessee years ago, and yes, I found their hospitality to be charming, I still talk about it. LOL! I have been in other places, and in one city of California, I found the folks were so unpleasant, I cut my trip short, checked out of the hotel, took a plane to San Francisco, visit which I enjoyed.

Thumbs up!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Green Lotus! Me too! I would truly love to save up for it. Gosh the US is just too far for now but I have no doubt I will fulfill my bucket list soon. I may also have to scout for asian spa centers/resorts the next time around LOL


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Shil, hahahah it took me the whole day to finish this hub and in between babysitting my nephew and singing him to sleep. LOL Thanks for dropping by and may you enjoy a spa vacation for your wellness. :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Al, glad you love these kind of vacations too. They are indeed wonderful for the soul and away from the hustle and bustle of life. :) Blessings to you too!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Marie, aaah thank you for sharing your delight with Southern Hospitality. One of these days Marie, we will be able to have a retreat with you, Daisy, Sue, Dottie, Shirley (wouldn't it be great fun?) and when our dreams come true of having our wellness center in the Philippines, you are all invited that's for sure! YIPPPPEEE!


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artrush73 6 years ago

Very well put together and interesting hub thanks for sharing ripplemaker :) Looking forward reading more of your hubs


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emohealer 6 years ago from South Carolina

Michelle,

What beautiful selection of spa vacations! I must second Marie on the Southern Hospitality, I live about 3 hours from the spa you listed in Tenneessee. I am a southerner by choice and can speak for that hospitality, I Love it here and you would too. As for the one in Utah, that was a trip back home where I grew up on the Rocky Mountains.

I can envision your dream of the wellness center as that has been my dream too. The Philippines needs the center you and Daisy are creating and I can't wait to visit and participate.

Beautiful research, beautiful photos and beautiful subject. Thanks Michelle, as always superb work


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you so much for showing and writing this hub. They are becautiful.


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ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

The one in Deerfield looks nice. love the lush green environment.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

artrush: It's nice to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by. Blessings.

Sue: Wow, isn't it nice that we have the same vision? Yes, oh yes, so happy to be sharing comfortably about this dream. Now you got me more curious about the Southern hospitality (teehee)

Hello, hello: Thank you for reading this one. :)

ocbill: the green environment is really inviting and so beautiful. Thanks for commenting :)


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

All of these sound devine, one day I hope to have the time to visit at least one. Thanks for an enjoyable read, ripplemaker.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Divine vacation..I like that! :) Thanks MPG for dropping by.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Great hub, and wonderful places, the accommodations seems enough for a visit, especially at Tennessee and Echo valley Spa. I feel the need to relax a little now. :) Rated up.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi hypnodude, I see you relaxing with a contented smile on your face :) Thanks for the thumbs up! :)


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Lindsay Godfree 6 years ago from Arizona

Wonderful article and it did help lift my spirits just to think of the spa retreats. Thank you for the article!


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Katrina Ariel 6 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

Sign me up. For any of them... Though I am partial to BC because I live there. Though it's not the same, I'm pretty happy simply going into nature's spas - hot springs and clean rivers, surrounded by tall green trees. Yes!

Great hub!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Lindsay and katrina, I welcome you warmly in sharing my desire to have a spa resort or a spa vacation! Welcome aboard! Yes, yes, yes! :) Blessings to you ladies!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

I forgot to stumble it. Stumbled. :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

hypnodude, that is so sweet and kind of you. Thank you. Tis a good way to start my day... :)


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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Beautiful spa resorts, Ripplemaker - its a pity they are so far away in the US and Canada! Are you going to write about spa's in Europe?


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

ripplemaker - They all look so inviting. One of these days just maybe, I will get there. I have thought of this so many times but have never actually gone through with it.

Great Job,

Sage


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Oh my how I could get lost in these resorts! What a wonderful respite, ripplemaker! I am so glad you researched these beautiful and luxurious places!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Gosh, these are amazing places, Michelle! I loved this hub! Even the photos say it all! I have been to a few spas in my life, most in the Uk, and they are a great way to spoil yourself and detox and get rid of some bad health habits and pick up some good ones! You really sold me on this whole Health Spa thing all over again! LOL! Well done!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

CMHypno, Europe spas! That is a wonderful idea...okay will get moving to research about that one. And guess what, all these things are even far away from me too. hahahaha :)

Sage, oh you have to go. You have to! LOL And when you do, come back to share your experience. For sure, I will go and look for a place here locally to try it out. Thanks for the visit. :)

Ann, I feel the same way too. :) Thanks!

Cheeky Girl, Hahahahah you made me laugh out loud... spoil yourself one of these days :)


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Of all the times I've visited Tennessee and stayed in mountain side chalets I have Never heard of this spa! I have been seriously missing out!! This place looks fabulous!


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

a spa retreat sounds like one of the best things to do this summer to relax and really relieve stress, plus it so good for ones overall health


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