by Mary E Tjotjos

Wellness Travel Guide

United States—Resorts with Wellness Programs

The Allison

Less than an hour’s drive beyond Portland, The Allison focuses on guest health and wellness. Enjoy restorative yoga sessions in the fitness studio or relax in the spa with blends of natural elements inspired by Oregon’s surroundings.

Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort

The focal point at Aspira Spa is a spectacular circular Meditation Sanctuary, with a large sunken copper vessel, and also uses herbs grown in the resort’s organic garden.

Auberge du Soleil

Overlooking the Napa Valley is where you will find wine tasting and great food, hiking and biking proliferate in the Valley. The Auberge du Soleil allows you to create a barrier from the outside world so you can focus inward while taking in the beauty of nature.


It’s easy to breathe deeply at Bardessono. As a LEED Platinum-certified resort, every detail has been designed to put guests’ minds at ease. The restaurant menu is based on organic produce from the on-site garden and nearby farms. The spa treatments are seasonal and feature organic oils and ingredients.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa

The Bernardus Lodge & Spa is set on 28 acres in the heart of the Carmel Valley. The plots around the resort include chardonnay and pinot noir vines, fruit and vegetable orchards, and colorful gardens, and the resort uses the natural bounty around it in spa treatments.

Blackberry Farm

The spa and wellness menu at Wellhouse Spa has been redesigned with new treatments inspired by the surrounding region, and offers an outdoor program that includes aerobic guided hikes, deep woods meditation, yoga and guided trail runs.

The Boulders

A labyrinth that takes cues from ancient Hopi medicine wheels, a fitness center, and an on-site café are just a few of the offerings at The Boulders. Experience the Native American-inspired Turquoise Wrap with a turquoise clay wrap and a pure honey mask.

The Broadmoor

This Napa Valley retreat puts the environment above all else with farm-fresh cuisine and on-site vegetable gardens. Its Fitness Center has an extensive selection of health and wellness programs, including a boot camp, yoga, tai-chi as well as other levels of personal fitness.

Calistoga Ranch

Tucked into a private canyon, this resort has abundant vegetable and herb gardens. Calistoga Ranch offers hiking and horseback riding through the Napa Valley as well as fitness classes. The spa offers soothing soaking pools, restorative organic spa treatments and a heated mineral pool to relax.

Callaway Gardens

Surrounded by hundreds of acres of gardens you will find Callaway Gardens with a spa that is a sanctuary where services are consistent in the organic message—products are botanical-based and organic. The fine-dining Gardens restaurant at Callaway carries the “Slow Food” designation, meaning it emphasizes locally grown and raised foods.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

A luxury hotspot on Miami Beach, the Carillon also offers a stellar wellness program, overseen by a top Miami MD,who is board-certified in functional medicine. Programs include detox, regenerative medicine, IV vitamins and more, all in a stunning surrounding, with a spa that also offers energy healing and chakra-balancing.

Carmel Valley Ranch

In the sunny foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains is a casual camp-inspired resort with adventures that range from a daily hilltop meditation to the organic honey harvesting program. Guests may chant and meditate in sessions that take place at the top of the Huff ‘n Puff hiking trail.

Chatham Bars Inn

On the shores of Cape Cod, Chatham Bars Inn offers fresh produce and dairy products from its own farm. Relax at the spa with hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers and aromatherapy massages.

Claremont Resort

Located just outside San Francisco, the Claremont Resort offers ancient acupuncture, rejuvenating facials and relaxing massages. Experience the spa, which focuses on holistic health, well-being and an array of lifestyle choices.

Cliff House

Treatments at 9000-square-foot Spa & Wellness Center at Cliff House, along the coast of southern Maine, are inspired by the elements—wind, water, earth, fire, metal, and a powerful connection with nature.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a two-hour drive out of Denver, is set on 6,000 stunning acres. The resort offers a restorative treatment called Altitude Adjustment, a relaxing massage that relies on a mix of strategically placed hot towels and aromatherapy oils to relax and center guests.

El Monte Sagrado

El Monte Sagrado, in Taos, New Mexico, was an early wellness adapter. Spa treatment rooms and grounds are designed for meditation and deep relaxation and the entire property is imbued with a strong commitment to sustainability, health and healing.

Farmhouse Inn

Located in the tiny town of Forestville, CA, the Farmhouse Inn will get you back into nature. The food is all locally sourced and the spa uses honey from the ranch in facial treatments, and carrots from the grounds are used in a puréed carrot mask.

Fairmont Kea Lani

Beautifully situated on Maui’s Wailea coast, Fairmont Kea Lani is one of Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury oceanfront resorts. Resort amenities feature the award-winning Willow Stream Spa with a full menu of locally inspired experiences. Its comprehensive “Inspire Your Energy: fitness and wellness program focuses on fitness, well-being, mindfulness and nutrition while connecting travelers to the distinct mana of the island.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Located in Arizona’s blooming Sonoran Desert, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the ultimate desert oasis. It offers robust fitness services from Pilates to TRX, aerial yoga to Surfset, as well as a wellness program with tailored nutrition, healing therapies and lifestyle plan. Its Well & Being Spa, blends wellness and spa with treatments designed to help you along a path to “Find Your Energy”.

Four Seasons Lanai

The Four Seasons Resort on the former pineapple-plantation island Lanai offers private life coaching, guided meditation, Reiki and sleep health sessions. Signature three-hour rituals feature ingredients that honor Hawaiian roots.


Fairmont Austin Spa

Fairmont Austin Spa is a restful retreat from the lively streets of Austin, showcasing breathtaking views of downtown and the warm embrace of a stunning Texas sunset. Fairmont Spa features nine treatment rooms including two VIP couples suites and lavishly appointed solariums. Each solarium showcases a saline soaking pool, eucalyptus steam grotto and European dry heat sauna. Whether you are cultivating your health and fitness goals, or recovering from a night of indulgence in Austin’s rich nightlife, Fairmont Austin Spa will create a personalized spa ritual for you.

Four Seasons Maui

Following a renovation, this beachfront resort now features the largest guest rooms and bathrooms on Maui, three of the island’s top restaurants, and an award-winning wellness spa.​

Gateway Canyons

Located in the secluded Canyons of Western Colorado, Gateway Canyons offers hiking, climbing and mountain biking in the canyons. Relax with yoga classes or at the spa, which only uses products packed with restorative natural ingredients.

Grande Lakes Orlando

The spa at The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes has 40 treatment rooms and a saltwater pool. It offers Grande Experiences, such as the Zero Gravity Massage. The treatments are multilayered and supremely relaxing.The property overlooks the headwaters of the Everglades and guided kayak or canoe trips are available.


The historic Halekulani has long been one of Hawaii’s top resorts. The hotel recently launched a Living-Well program, which is centered around a series of hour-long lectures. Each lecture focuses on a specific topic such as work-life balance or the power of positive psychology. Lifestyle Coach Kamala Skipper leads the lectures, which are free for guests or $25 for outside visitors.

Inn & Spa at Loretto

The Inn & Spa at Loretto, in the heart of Santa Fe, offers a spa that includes energy work like Craniosacral Massage, Reiki and Chakra Balancing. The spa features spacious treatment rooms and a range of beautiful natural and organic products, including Elemental, the spa’s hand-crafted aromatherapy blend.

Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort

The 18,000-square-foot Salamander Spa in Florida, with a tranquil golf-course view, spotlights signature wellness treatments designed for Balance, Reflection, Grounding and Clearing.

Joya Spa at the Omni Montelucia Resort

Enjoy a Turkish hammam and a private spa pool overlooking the property. Relish a Healing Hot Stone Massage and choose a scented oil based on your mood, or learn about personality traits and characteristics based on individual mouth shape and lip lines with a lip-print reading.

Kohler Waters & Spa

This turn-of-the-century Tudor estate offers lounge areas, a rooftop deck, sauna and steam room, and more. Experience the Water Experiential Area, which offers a waterfall, whirlpool and several different types of therapeutic showers.

Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Nestled in St. Helena, the heart of the Napa Valley wine country, this one-of-a-kind Luxury Collection Hotel offers a transformative spa retreat opportunity for relaxation and renewal. During their stay, guests are invited to experience a signature massage treatment at the spa atrio and enjoy the dedicated yoga/meditation studio overlooking the banks of a small creek and a neighboring winery.

L’Auberge de Sedona

In the midst of Sedona’s renowned spiritual and healing vortex sites, L’Auberge is a calming oasis. The spa offers guests the chance to custom-blend local organic botanicals. The clean desert air and serene mystical setting provide a perfect backdrop for yoga, desert hikes or transformation.

Lodge at Woodloch

The Outdoor Adventure program features hiking on property and off, in the Pennsylvania lake region and the peaceful Pennsylvania Mountains nearby, along with fishing, kayaking and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a visit to the 27-treatment room spa to unwind.

Loma de Vida La Cantera Resort & Spa

Loma de Vida is a destination hotel in San Antonio, Texas, which boasts 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, 15 treatment rooms, a grotto with private saline pool, and a juice bar with handcrafted cold-pressed juices. A treatment called Silence Biorhythm will help remove toxins, energize the skin and balance the nervous system.

Lumeria Maui

This peaceful spot in Maui is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and it’s a great place to get your mindfulness mojo back. Meditate, take an aromatherapy class or a horticulture workshop, and practice yoga—there are many workshops and retreats on offer.

The Mayflower Grace Inn & Spa

This New England retreat offers elemental wellness menu based on the idea that each person has a unique constitution and biochemical makeup and that we are all made up of the same elements that can be found in nature. Guest can receive highly personalized wellness programs.


Meadowood Napa Valley features delicious three-star Michelin dining, wellness programs, refurbished rooms and suites, and a brand-new world-class spa, with a sumptuous–but healthy–spa menu. Almost everything is locally sourced or grown in the Meadowood garden down the road.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa at the Pinehills

Located in Plymouth, MA, minutes away from downtown and the beach, Mirbeau Inn & Spa offers fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and wellness talks throughout the year. Enjoy the spa, which offers heated foot massage pool, and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms.

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House is a 148 year old National Historic Landmark resort 90 miles north of NYC. Offering outdoor recreation, fine dining and an award-winning Spa in a beautiful, natural setting.

Montage Deer Valley

Located just outside of Park City, Montage Deer Valley has activities to enjoy year-round including hiking, mountain biking, Pilates and fly fishing. Relax in the spa with toxin-cleansing Vichy shower, or Montage’s signature Elements of Wellness retreat, in which a selection of spa services are customized exclusively for your individual needs.

Ocean House

An upscale resort on a bluff overlooking the ocean, this Rhode Island resort has a multitude of wellness options. From a fully equipped fitness facility and seaside terrace pool, the spa also offers programs through its movement and yoga studio.

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa getaway is a Spanish hacienda-style resort located in California, just three miles outside the Los Padres National Forest. The spa menu includes Personal Journeys, Mind & Body classes and a professional line for the full wellness experience.

Omni Mount Washington Resort

Centered around a landmark 1902 Spanish Renaissance building, the resort is surrounded by magnificent mountain views. Guests are encouraged to inspire a wellness change with an outdoor pool and fitness facility to hone mind, body and soul.

Park Hyatt Allegria Spa

A fixture on the slopes of Beaver Creek, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek evokes the heart of its adjacent ski village. But the resort’s Allegria Spa, inspired by European therme philosophy, defines the spirit of wellness itself—in a sophisticated global mountain setting.

Post Ranch Inn

Set on 100 gorgeous acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn offers guests a chance to rejuvenate with an in-room massage, spa treatments with healing plants from the garden or yoga class. Or explore all that nature has to offer with amazing hikes.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Blending frontier homestead roots and luxury resort comforts, The Ranch’s Granite Spa integrates natural elements with treatments like its wild-harvested sagebrush scrub. This scrub highlights the restorative power of the surrounding landscape, and will leave guests feeling energetic and positive.

Rancho Encantado

Four Seasons resort Rancho Encantado, a 57-acre property 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, might just be New Mexico’s hidden gem. Situated at 7,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, dotted along a spiritual vortex known to facilitate healing and transformation, the 65-room oasis features cozy, clean-lined guest rooms and casitas with fireplaces and private terraces, a spa with Southwestern kiva-inspired treatment rooms, and an adventure center.

Rancho Valencia

This beautiful wellness resort is a true getaway, where you can wander through olive groves, take a tennis class with a U.S. Open winner, dine al fresco or enjoy the new and cutting-edge wellness and epigenetics program at the stunning spa.

Ritz-Carlton Bacara

The Spa at Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, California (formerly the Bacara Spa) provides a holistic retreat experience, where guests can enjoy the pool, redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fireside lounges and rooftop terrace. Treatments are both traditional and alternative and include massages, acupuncture, facials and more.

Ritz-Carlton at Key Biscayne

A tropical island oasis a mere 20-minute drive from shimmering Miami, with a 25,000-square-foot spa showcasing over the top spa and wellness treatments.

Royal Palms Resort

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Royal Palms Resort offers signature treatments centered around the nurturing essences of the Mediterranean, soothing the spirit, renewing the body and enriching the mind. Enjoy the wellness center that offers tai chi, Pilates and meditation classes.

Salamander Resort & Spa

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, experience integrative and regionalized treatments, educational workshops, and holistic therapies. Enjoy food that is farm-to-table sourced and sustainably, organically and locally produced.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Nestled within the landscapes of Camelback Mountain, experience unique Asian-inspired treatments. Or get moving with personalized fitness classes from yoga, Pilates and swimming.


The laid-back feel of Tulum makes Sanara feel like a detox retreat set away from the rest of the world. Its Cleanse & Heal program is a three- to seven-day retreat that offers three levels. A team of wellness therapists, and alternative and complementary medicine practitioners offer guests nutrition consultations, crystal healing, biomagnetic and craniosacral therapy, Mayan healing and more.

Sea Island Resort

Set on five miles of private beach, Sea Island Resort offers fitness programs including cardio, cycling and nutrition classes. Unwind at the spa with a mineral pool bath, hydrotherapy pool and labyrinth.

Solage Resort & Spa

Framed by the soft ridges of the nearby mountains, enjoy healing geo-thermal pools and mineral-rich mud therapy of Solage Calistoga. Experience wellness sessions which offer private floating meditation, mindful awareness and detox and destress session.


Surrounded by a pristine natural environment, the Sonnenalp offers a traditional European spa, which uses water therapies such as Turkish steam rooms, a Finnish sauna and a cold plunge pool.

Spa Biltmore

Set in the beautiful Sonoran desert, the Spa Biltmore offers a comprehensive wellness and recreation program, with mountain biking, desert hikes and more. Spa and wellness treatments incorporate vegan and organic ingredients and integrate local traditions.

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

This beautiful property in Park City, UT, tucked between the mountains at Deer Valley Ski Resort, offers ski-in, ski-out access, along with snowboarding. Warm up inside and try the High Altitude Relief Package, a trio of Stein signature treatments that include a Body Polish, Signature Massage and Nordic Experience Facial.

St. Julien Hotel & Spa

Boulder has long been a mecca for wellness seekers. St. Julien Hotel & Spa, a serene 10,000-square-foot oasis, stocks product lines, such as Luzern, specifically adapted for Alpine climates. It concocts its own oils and creams from the hotel’s herb garden, along with bespoke spa packages. Of course, there is endless hiking and biking to get you outdoors and keep you there.

Sundance Resort

Set in the mountains of Utah you will find alpine ziplining, cross country skiing and river rafting. Enjoy the nature-inspired eco-spa that focuses on finding balance and well-being. Find your center with meditation classes and nature walks.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Surrounded by the Sierra National Forest, Tenaya Lodge offers snowshoe hiking, rock climbing and tours of Yosemite. Enjoy the spa infused with local, one-of-a-kind essences and the signature Firefall Body Renewal to keep your skin moisturized in the dry mountains.

Top Notch Resort & Spa

Set in the ski town of Stowe, VT, Top Notch is the perfect place to relax. The spa rests on four key philosophies: active, revive, discover and restore. Try the Mount Mansfield Saucha, a heavenly herbal body treatment with an organic lavender, sage oil and sea salt scrub, handmade on property.

Turnberry Isle

This South Florida resort’s three-story spa offers sound therapy treatments. Tibetan singing bowls are placed and played around your body to balance energy fields and encourage total relaxation. Spa Wave uses rolling audio frequencies matched to the body’s organs and chakras to help reduce stress, balance moods and improve sleep.

Turtle Bay Resort

The setting is stunning, but that is far from all this newly renovated property has to offer by way of natural beauty. Saline swimming pools eliminate the need for chlorine, and the resort uses low VOC paints, recycles graywater and offers holistic wellness treatments.

Spa Anjali, Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Near Beaver Creek Mountain, in Vail Valley, this resort offers a 27,000-square-foot spa that uses only natural and organic lines. The spa offers innovative spa journeys based on experiences influenced by the Rocky Mountains, Alps and Himalayas. Stay in and take a dip in the outdoor saline lap pool.

Viceroy Snowmass

The setting is stunning, but that is far from all this newly renovated property has to offer by way of natural beauty. Saline swimming pools eliminate the need for chlorine, and the resort uses low VOC paints, recycles graywater and offers holistic wellness treatments.

Woodstock Inn & Resort

This quaint Vermont inn is historic, but the beautiful LEED-certified spa is state-of-the-art, with organic wellness treatments that incorporate locally sourced ingredients. The Inn features energy-efficiency and water conservation practices, and composting.