The concept of ‘going on vacation’ means different things to different people. For many, it’s about cultivating an adventure or checking items off your bucket list - hiking Machu Picchu, walking along the Great Wall of China or snorkeling in Thailand, perhaps. For others, though, it’s a time to relax, recharge and unwind from the chaos of work and life. After all - when you work hard, it’s natural for your body and your mind to crave rest.
If you’re the type of person who wants to spend their vacation in the lap of luxury, we’ve got some ideas. Here are our recommendations for some of the best spa resorts in America. Please let us know if we can help you arrange private air transportation to any of these destinations.
Lake Austin Spa Resort (Austin, Texas)
Lake Austin Spa Resort offers an earthy, comfortable take on a luxury spa getaway. The resort is set on a beautiful, secluded lake amid a gorgeous Texan landscape. Just twenty minutes from the lively city of Austin, the spa provides luxurious accommodations, delicious meals, three pools, a full-service spa and a variety of fitness and wellness activities. Enjoy a long hike or lay out by the water - the choice is yours. There is also the option to paddle board or enjoy other water sports on site. To learn more, visit their website here.
The Ranch (Malibu, California)
The Ranch is known as a fitness resort because of its focus on health, exercise and nutrition. A favourite of celebrities looking to shed a few pounds before a big role or awards season, this resort offers amenities designed to improve one’s spiritual, physical and mental wellness. Your time here is decidedly about self-improvement rather than pure pampering or relaxation, but it also offers daily yoga practice and massage treatments. The Ranch is also offering a program in Italy later this year. Visit their website here to learn more.
Miraval Resort and Spa (Tucson, Arizona)
Miraval has several locations, including a well-reviewed spa in Austin and an upcoming addition to the Berkshires, Massachusetts. We recommend the Arizona location for their stunning landscape, incredible amenities and high end, modern accommodations. Visit for the day, get a suite or book a villa. In addition to amazing spa experiences, there are opportunities for meditation, yoga, hiking and even horseback riding. The resort encourages sustainable practices and creative living - two elements that are apparent in their approach. Learn more at MiravalArizona.com.
Sundara Inn and Spa (Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin)
Sundara is what you might picture when you imagine a weekend away at a modern spa resort - good food, an incredible full-service spa and beautiful rooms among a serene, forested landscape. Every corner is designed for relaxation and enjoyment. Bring a book, schedule a massage or spa treatment or walk along the meditation trail (there’s a hammock at the end, if you feel like a nap). A salt room offers detoxing halotherapy and there is a golf course on site, should you feel like a game. To learn more, visit their website here.
The Lodge (Hawley, Pennsylvania)
Nearest airport- Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Intl.
Classic, elegant and endlessly relaxing, The Lodge at Woodloch is a small, private luxury spa resort. Visiting this resort is a bit like having your own private country estate - never a bad thing, if you ask us - and the spa itself offers great options and amenities. Enjoy indoor and outdoor water features, stunning views and comfort at every turn. There’s a fire pit to gather around in the evening and gorgeous grounds to explore. Unlike some spa resorts, wine and spirits are served alongside chef-prepared meals. You can learn more by visiting their website.
Contact ELEVATE to arrange your private flight to any of these incredible destinations or for additional travel recommendations.