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Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a break in New York State without breaking the bank. Whether you prefer a soak in the healing mineral waters of Saratoga, a relaxing seaside-inspired massage on Long Island, or a rejuvenating session in a salt cave, you deserve to treat yourself to a day of relaxation. No doubt enjoying a spa day is a luxury experience, but here’s a few ways to make getting pampered a bit more affordable. 

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Mirror Lake Inn (Lake Placid)

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Unwind at the spa and salon at the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid’s only four-diamond resort. The heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, sauna, and full service spa are the perfect places to feel refreshed and rejuvenated alongside stunning views of Mirror Lake. If you’re already planning a peaceful Lake Placid getaway, check out the Pamper Yourself Package (starts at $229.50/person) that features a $100 resort credit to be used at the spa, daily breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, and chocolates, included in your overnight stay. Day visitors can feel primped and polished at the salon with a manicure or pedicure ranging $35-$90. Find tranquility in the salt room (pictured) where a 45-minute session is $75, or $65 when you book a massage, facial, or body treatment.  

Adirondack Salt Cave (Glens Falls)

Treat yourself to true tranquility, lounging in a zero-gravity chair among the orange glow of the Adirondack Salt Cave in Glens Falls. A 45-minute session costs $40 ($20 for seniors 65+, active military, and veterans) where you sit back and relax while breathing in the benefits of halotherapy. The salt cave also offers a variety of treatments ranging from Swedish massages (starts at $50) to facials (starts at $75) to deep tissue work (starts at $85), among other services.


Roosevelt Baths & Spa (Saratoga Springs)

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What better place to indulge in true relaxation than in the city coined as the “queen of the spas?” Saratoga Springs, famous for its naturally-occurring healing mineral waters, is home to Roosevelt Baths & Spa where you can experience aquatic bliss for yourself. The spa offers 42 treatment rooms, mineral baths, a complete menu of services including massages, facials, scrubs, and body wraps, as well as a full-service salon. Reap the benefits of the springs for just $40 with a 20-minute mineral bath soak (or $55 for 40 minutes) and top it off with a manicure or pedicure (starts at $40) from the salon. 

Spa Mirbeau (Albany)

Add some rejuvenation and relaxation into your next visit to Albany at the Spa Mirbeau. This day spa, part of the award-winning Mirbeau Inn & Spa family, is a state-of-the-art facility featuring 14 treatment rooms with fireplaces, an herbal-infused steam room, a cedar sauna, heated whirlpool spa, a private bar, guided yoga and fitness classes, and more. A day pass for the spa costs $60 Monday-Thursday and $80 Friday-Sunday, and includes access to resort amenities without booking a treatment. The spa typically offers lower prices from Monday-Thursday, as well. 


Emerson Resort and Spa (Mount Tremper) 

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Immerse yourself in a harmonious blend of nature, balance, and restoration at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains, this spa offers fitness and wellness classes, a sauna, steam room, and outdoor hot tub. Unlock all of these luxuries for just $35 with the Emerson Wellness Pass, available midweeks only based on availability. Plus, the spa offers a variety of rotating specials including a 20% discount when you book a 30-minute treatment at 9am. Book an overnight package like the Just For You or Solomoon that includes a generous credit for the spa with your nightly rate. 

Menla Retreat (Phoenicia)

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Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find peace surrounded by 320 private Catskill acres at the Menla Retreat in Phoenicia. Nestled among the tranquility of a national forest preserve, this hidden oasis features luxurious Tibetan-inspired treatments including massages, facials, herbal baths, sound therapy, and more. Purchase a day pass ($70-$108 for off-property guests, $25 for on-property guests) and spend the day experiencing all the spa has to offer like the steam room, traditional Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, hiking trails, and more.

Resorts World Catskills (Monticello)

Tall glass exterior of the Resorts World Catskills during the day

Discover a whole world of relaxing experiences at the spa at Resorts World Catskills. Pamper the body and rejuvenate the spirit with massages, facials, full body treatments, and salon services. With a day pass ($59, Sunday-Thursday), those craving serenity can enjoy three hours of luxurious amenities including steam rooms, saunas, relaxation lounges, and indoor swimming pool and hot tub. 

Central New York

Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona)

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Spoil yourself with a trip to the 2023 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award-winning spa at Turning Stone Resort Casino. At Skʌ:nʌ́, named the number one spa in North America in 2021 and number one in New York in 2023 by Spas of America, hotel guests can enjoy massages, hot stone treatments, salon services, stunning architecture, and more. Add some pampering to your stay and book a manicure or pedicure ($45-$65, Monday-Thursday), which includes access to Skʌ:nʌ́ amenities including the steam room, sauna, hot tub, mineral pool, and more. For non-guests, the Áhsi' Day Spa is a great place to unwind with a 50-minute signature facial ($115, Monday-Thursday, $125, Friday-Sunday). Plus, all services include access to the Áhsi' steam room, sauna, hot tub, hotel pool, and fitness center. 

Traditions at the Glen (Johnson City) 

Slip into a plush robe and slippers and find peace at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City. Massages, mani pedis, facials, body treatments, and more await at this private oasis just outside of Binghamton. $95 will get you a number of deeply indulgent 50-minute treatments including signature aromatherapy, body renewal, and deep tissue massages. The spa also houses a salt sanctuary and infrared sauna and offers an $20 introductory rate for a 50-minute session (regular rate is $45). Plus, hotel guests get 50% off salt sanctuary and sauna sessions and 10% off spa services. For a real treat, unlock access to the salt, sauna, and steam rooms when you book the Elements Special Package ($60, Monday-Thursday, $90 Friday-Sunday). 


Ellicottville Salt Cave (Ellicottville)

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Plan some “me” time and discover Ellicottville’s tranquil tradition from the state’s first authentic salt cave. The Ellicottville Salt Cave is made up of more than 20 tons of salt imported from Poland, creating a space for balance and healing. For $40, unlock the benefits of salt therapy while you sit back and lounge in a zero-gravity chair during a 45-minute session. If you’re looking to up the relaxation, book one of the express 25-minute treatments such as a facial ($70), upper body salt glow ($70), upper body massage ($70), lemongrass foot scrub ($65), or salt stone foot experience ($75). Longer treatments are also available like the 50-minute Swedish massage ($110).

Ellicottville Oasis Day Spa (Ellicottville)

Spend the day hitting the slopes at Holiday Valley and afterward apres-ski with a rejuvenating visit to the spa. The Ellicottville Oasis Day Spa offers everything you need to unwind from the stress of everyday life with esthetic and body treatments, massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures, and more. 60-minute massages including Swedish and deep tissue start at $85 as well as a variety of body treatments. Melt away stress with a 30-minute session ($30) in the spa’s new relaxation room where you can lounge in state-of-the-art massage chairs surrounded by lavender aromatherapy.

Finger Lakes

Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Skaneateles)

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Achieve ultimate rejuvenation from the Finger Lakes’ Mirbeau Inn & Spa, found in a beautiful chateau-style inn. This world-class retreat received the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award for 2024 and features luxuries like massages, facials, yoga and wellness classes, saunas, steam rooms, an outdoor bar and hot spa whirlpool, and more. Make your stay unforgettable with the Midweek Special Offer that includes 50% off a spa treatment, an exclusive bottle of Mirbeau Monet Rosé or Mirbeau Mélange Red Wine, and all resort amenities when you book a two-night midweek stay. 

The Spa at 500 (Syracuse)

Since 1997, the Spa at 500 has been a quiet and restful hideaway found in a restored 1880s Victorian mansion. Just blocks from downtown Syracuse, this spa offers massages, an authentic redwood sauna, a seven-person therapeutic jacuzzi, and ultimate relaxation. For $60, relax with a 30-minute bodywork massage ($90 for 60 minutes, $125 for 90 minutes). Student discounts are also offered. Experience the benefits of the jacuzzi and sauna when you book a one hour massage treatment for $115, or warm up with the Hot Cocoa Treatment ($110), where you can relax in front of the fireplace with a mug of cocoa in the jacuzzi lounge or soak in the hot tub before your 60-minute hot cocoa scented massage. 

Greater Niagara

Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa (Lewiston)

Get the most out of your escape to the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa, combining the charm and comfort of a historic country inn with the luxuries of a boutique hotel, all just minutes from breathtaking Niagara Falls. Located in the quaint village of Lewiston, the spa offers a serene and intimate atmosphere to de-stress with body treatments, massage therapy, and a variety of packages to maximize relaxation. 50-minute massages start at $100, and with the Treat Yourself package, you’ll unlock a Himalayan hot stone massage, full body mud wrap, and a deep reflexology treatment when you book a night in a standard king room, saving around $75. 

Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino (Niagara Falls)

Pure luxury can be found at Niagara County’s only AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. A world of wellness awaits at the Spa at Seneca which features decadent treatments alongside a healing waters room, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool tub, all included with any spa appointment. Spend a half day soaking up the spa amenities with a day pass ($40) or rent out the private hydrotherapy tub ($50) for two for 25 minutes. Pamper with an express manicure ($45), pedicure ($60), or an On the Spot 25-minute massage ($65). Spend some time playing at the casino and afterward settle into a luxurious deluxe room. The Pamper Yourself Package (starts at $175/night) comes with a 50-minute spa service and glass of wine when you book overnight. 

Hudson Valley

Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz)

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Renew your mind, body, and spirit surrounded by the scenic setting of the Shawangunk Ridge at the award-winning Mohonk Mountain House Spa. This Victorian castle resort offers a lavish menu of treatments including massages, facials, manicures, wellness sessions, and more. Get the most out of your Mohonk retreat with a Midweek Spa Getaway, where you’ll get 30% off your overnight accommodation, a $225 spa credit per person, 20% off retail and private wellness instruction, access to the spa’s steam room, sauna, and mineral pool, plus the other amenities included in your overnight rate. 

Mirbeau Inn & Spa (Rhinebeck)

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Life is best balanced with wellness and indulgence, and the world-class Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck is the place to do it. Old world chic meets modern comforts in the relaxing spa complete with a Himalayan salt sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room, heated spa whirlpool, private bar, and exercise classes, all complimentary when you book a treatment. Through March, you can book the Midweek Special Offer where you’ll receive 50% off a spa treatment, an exclusive Mirbeau Monet Rosé or Mirbeau Mélange Red wine, and yoga and wellness classes, all included with a two night stay, Sunday-Thursday. 

Dutchess Inn and Spa (Beacon)

Quiet luxury can be found in all corners of Beacon’s Dutchess Inn and Spa. Located on the city’s lively main street, this spa offers massages, facials, yoga classes, and more. Spend a long weekend at the inn with the Massage Mondays package where guests receive 50% off a massage when you book a stay that includes a Monday (Sunday-Monday, Monday-Tuesday). For deep relaxation, a 55-minute Swedish massage or signature facial usually runs about $120.

Long Island

East Wind (Wading River)

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Find peace and serenity surrounded by 26 scenic North Fork acres from the spa at East Wind in Wading River. The 10,000 square-foot facility features a variety of treatments, couples suites, saunas, steam rooms, a relaxation lounge, and a state-of-the-art salon. Get the group together for a spa day with the Spa Soiree package ($195/person) which includes lunch, a glass of wine, and your choice of a 50-minute vitamin infused facial, essential massage, hand and foot treatment, or a salt glow. Take a mini North Fork vacation with the Spa-tini Getaway package ($289-$309/person) where guests receive luxury overnight accommodations, a facial or massage, a spa lunch at Desmond’s restaurant, and a martini of your choice. Plus, you’ll get access to onsite amenities like the indoor heated pool. 

Gurney's Montauk Resort (Montauk)

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Spectacular ocean views, an elegant atmosphere, and lush relaxation awaits at Gurney’s Montauk Resort. The Seawater Spa & Bathhouse offers an array of treatments inspired by the salt, sand, and sea like facials, massages, and body work. With a spa day pass ($150, Monday-Thursday through March 31), gain all-day access to the spa including one 50-minute circuit in the bathhouse thermal plunge pool, one instructor-led wellness/fitness class, access to the indoor heated pool and fitness center, plus a 10% cafe discount. 

Port Salt Cave (Port Washington)

Revel in deep relaxation and experience the calming benefits of a trip to the Port Salt Cave in Port Washington. The cave itself is crafted from therapeutic salt imported from Poland and offers a variety of spa services. Spend 45 minutes of pure bliss with a salt cave ($45) or infrared sauna ($35) session, or up the luxury with a foot soak ($45) or hand and foot infrared detox ($30). 

New York City

Natura Spa (Queens and Manhattan)

Relax your mind, body and soul at Natura Spa featured in TimeOut as one of the best spas in New York City. With locations in Manhattan and Queens, this luxury oasis offers facials, massages, and beauty care services that are sure to melt away stress. For $98, you can unwind with a 60-minute signature facial or if you’re short on time, a 30-minute mini facial is only $75. Also on the menu are a variety of massages ranging from Swedish ($60 for 30 minutes) to Sports ($70 for 30 minutes).

Element Natural Healing Arts (Brooklyn)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend a self-care day at the Element Natural Healing Arts Center. With locations in Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Waterfront, this spa has everything you need to find balance and healing with massages, facials, skincare treatments, an infrared sauna, and more. Work out tension with a 30-minute Swedish massage ($70) or spend some time in the infrared sauna with a 30-minute session for $50 (or $75 for 60 minutes).

FloLo Holistic (Manhattan)

Obsessed with rest is the motto over at FloLo Holistic in Hell's Kitchen. This rejuvenating wellness center features a wide array of services and amenities that are sure to help you find true tranquility like flotation, a sauna, cold plunges, a salt cave, massages, yoga, meditation, and more. Breathe in the benefits of the salt cave while you lounge in a zero-gravity chair during your half ($55) or full ($74) hour session. Spend time in the infrared sauna which offers a 60-minute session for $55 or $75 for 90 minutes.

Thousand Islands-Seaway

River Day Spa and Salon (Clayton)

What better place to refresh and relax than alongside the calming waters of the St. Lawrence River? At the River Day Spa and Salon in Clayton, de-stress with a 60-minute deep tissue or aromatherapy massage, both of which start at $80. Need even more time to unwind? Book a 90-minute hot stone massage for $115. Primp and pamper in the full service salon offering manicures for $28 or pedicures for $40.  

Aqua Spa (Oswego)

Ultimate relaxation and stunning views of the Oswego River can be found at the Aqua Spa. Nestled in downtown Oswego, this spa specializes in float therapy, salt therapy, massage, and more. Those who are new to float therapy can relax in the serene salt water tub with a $79 first time float ($95 for return floaters). If salt therapy sounds more your style, a 30-minute first time session is $47 (regular is $52). Relieve some of that built-up everyday stress with a 54-minute session in Aqua Spa’s state-of-the-art massage chairs for $56. 

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