Best Spas in New York State
Our favorite places for R&R outside the Big Apple
New York has so much more to offer than just New York City. In fact, if you’re looking for a truly rejuvenating wellness getaway, we recommend hopping the next train out of Grand Central and up to the state’s scenic countryside. From the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains to the picturesque Lake George, the Empire State is brimming with unique retreats. Here, the best spas and relaxing resorts in New York state.
The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House
One of the best spas in New York is actually located in a castle (naturally). But not just any castle. A 150-year-old Victorian-style behemoth of a castle perched on the Shawangunk Ridge in New Paltz. The resort houses an award-winning spa and wellness center, plus a farm-to-table restaurant.
The spa and wellness center includes a eucalyptus steam room, indoor heated pool, outdoor heated mineral pool (open all year) with Dead Sea Salts, verandas, and solarium. Over 80 types of natural spa treatments are available, including holistic balancing facials, moss hydrating body masks, reiki, and a ginger rejuvenator treatment. The Mohonk Spa team invites guests to take advantage of the beauty of the Hudson Valley with meditative hikes and forest bathing sessions (read our rundown on this wildly relaxing stress reliever here ).
Private and group sessions are available for meditation and yoga in addition to a wide selection of fitness classes, such as baree and tai chi. Mohonk also offers various types of yoga including Aqua, Hatha, and Yin yoga. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and guided hikes/nature walks with mountain and river views. Head to The Spa at Mohonk for a wellness retreat that will leave you feeling peaceful and more connected with mother nature.
Experience India’s best spa treatments and holistic healing therapies without ever leaving the state of New York. Set in the serene forests of the Catskill Mountains, YO1 will pair you with a wellness counselor to begin your personal pathway to achieve health and wellness goals. Your personalized wellness plan can focus on improving your lifestyle, detoxing and rejuvenating, managing body pain, reaching a healthy weight, or simply achieving unparalleled relaxation.
YO1’s new space combines natural beauty and modern techniques to help you on your holistic wellness journey. Over 130 luxury rooms, therapy and fitness center, outdoor amphitheater, mud rooms, hydrotherapy rooms, 8 yoga spaces, saunas, hot tubs, and an indoor pool provide you with everything you need and more during your stay. YO1 also hosts guest speakers, such as nutritionists and wellness experts, in their indoor theatre. An on-site juice bar, tea bar, nutrition program and sustainable, organic dining prepared by a renowned chef will set you on path to a healthy lifestyle. Staff members are experts in traditional healing therapies such as ayurvedic and yogic therapies, naturopathy, and acupuncture to detoxify, cleanse, and refresh the mind and body. If you’re in New York, YO1 is the place to go for a personalized wellness experience.
The Sagamore Resort
Nestled on a private island on New York’s Lake George, the luxury Sagamore Resort is home to a spa that will leave you feeling like the absolute best version of yourself. Their spa treatments are inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding Adirondacks and include restorative body scrubs, soothing body wraps, custom facials, reiki, stone massages, and collagen treatments, among others. Visit the salon for full beauty services, such as makeup application, hair styling, and mani-pedis.
Continue your wellness experience at Sagamore’s 24-hour fitness center, various on-site yoga classes, or with a private guided hike among the Adirondack Mountains. Sagamore also houses indoor and outdoor pools, a world-renowned golf course, tennis courts, and a recreational center for kids. Dine at any of their 8 award-winning restaurants offering everything from traditional Italian and gourmet steaks to handcrafted cocktails and poolside fare. Choose from a wide array of luxury accommodations, such as the historic main hotel, stone castle, carriage house, and individual condos. Winter offerings include cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and tubing at nearby mountains. The Sagamore Resort offers guests a natural escape, fit for an individual or family vacation.
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