by Mary E Tjotjos

Join LiveWell for the opportunity to register for this amazing Wellness Vacation Package

Surrounded by majestic mountains, tranquil forests and rushing waters, the Emerson Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of Mother Nature’s playground. Seasonal colors, events and activities are plentiful from the moment you step into the Catskills. Hiking, biking, tubing, fishing, kayaking and skiing are just a few of the outdoor adventures located minutes away. The Emerson offers 26 spacious rooms in the contemporary style Inn and 27 rooms in the log cabin style Lodge. Woodnotes Grille serves “Catskill Creative Cooking” with food you know done our way prepared with fresh local ingredients and an innovative twist. The Emerson Spa is an oasis of pampering and rejuvenation, and The Shops at Emerson are a shopper’s haven with a variety of gifts, fashions, housewares, toys and local food products. The Emerson is also home to the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope.

Your stay will include 4 nights with a $200 spa voucher.

Past LiveWell Winners

Red Mountain Resort

Eman A.

October Winner

With expansive views of sweeping red mountains at every turn, the Red Mountain Resort has all of the tools you'll need to relax, renew, and rediscover your passion for adventure. Located in St. George, Utah, one of their most popular retreats, the Red Mountain Essential Retreat, allows guests to experience a plethora of exciting activities within and around the resort. Be as active or relaxed, social or private, as you wish at this top choice in Utah resorts.

STAY INCLUDED: a 5 day and 4 night stay in a Luxury Villa Suite on the Essential Retreat including daily guided hiking, 3 healthy and delicious meals, fitness classes, and use of amenities.

Eden Roc Cap Cana

Johnetta W.

September Winner

Boasting 60 sumptuous accommodations ranging from lavish boutique villas with their own private pools to elegantly designed Beachfront suites and four recently unveiled charming Ocean Villas that offer complete privacy, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a unique and secluded property nestled in the exclusive, beachfront community of Cap Cana at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic.

With an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries, Relais & Châteaux is a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs sharing a passion and a personal commitment to ensure that our guests are aware of moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

STAY INCLUDED:  4 night minimum stay with breakfast and two separate spa treatments.

Emerson Resort and Spa

July Winner

Virginia V.

Designed with the splendor of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley in mind, open spaces and oversized windows expose stunning views and bring the beauty of the outside in. Enjoy spacious accommodations in the contemporary Inn or Adirondack-style Lodge, nature-inspired treatments at our award-winning spa, our signature restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, The Shops at Emerson, and the not-to-be-missed World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. Skiing, hiking, biking, tubing, fishing and outdoor concerts are just a few of the numerous nearby activities. Or, explore the eclectic and historical towns of Phoenicia, Woodstock and Saugerties. 

STAY INCLUDED: 4 night minimum stay for 2. 

Chileno Bay Resort

April Winner

Kim S.

Nestled along a protected cove, the most desirable beach in Los Cabos has long been known for its tranquil, swimmable waters and pristine coral reefs, where a short venture out to sea unveils a hidden underwater world of tropical fish and sea turtles. The new Chileno Bay was created with a distinct vision to bring a contemporary take on the classic Baja escape with an airy, open aesthetic that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor with private terraces in each guest room.

STAY INCLUDED: Five Night Stay in a resort view room, including daily breakfast for 2 persons at the signature restaurant COMAL and two 60-minute spa treatments at the Auberge Spa at Chileno Bay. Welcome beverage upon arrival, complimentary soft drinks and water in the room, replenished daily. Complimentary wi-fi throughout the resort. Complimentary use of the health and wellness movement center and all non-motorized sports equipment located in the H2O cave.

The Lodge at Woodloch

December Winner

Brandy A.

The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening so the you are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave.

STAY INCLUDED: 4-nights for 2 adults in a luxurious Veranda Classic standard room, three gourmet meals each per night, use of all spa and fitness facilities and regular group classes and activities, a spa service allowance of $280 each per stay, a complimentary VIP Amenity of a Lodge at Woodloch Nurture with Nature Cookbook, two Lodge at Woodloch aprons, and a signature Stone Cheese Tray.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

September Winner

Elena D.

Fronting the glorious white sand beach of Mexico's stunning Caribbean Coast, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya invites one lucky LiveWell member (+ a guest!) to enjoy a complimentary all-inclusive wellness trip, including three healing spa treatments and a luxurious Zen Grand Suite with a jungle view.

STAY INCLUDED: 3-nights for 2 adults (Accommodations, Gourmet Dining, Recreational Activities) in a Zen Grand Suite with Jungle view, three spa treatments of 50 minutes each, 60 minutes water ceremony.

Rancho La Puerta

May Winner

Treasure P.

Whether it’s a holistic spa treatment from one of several cross-trained experts, a meditative guided hike, or practicing mindfulness with one of several meditation programs, Rancho La Puerta is all about the mind-body balance. 

STAY INCLUDED: 7-nights, Saturday–Saturday (Accommodations, food, scheduled transportation [Saturdays only] and full program included). A $6,500 value! Subject to availability.