There are easy escapes from the stress of everyday life right here in New York State. Retreat at these bliss-inducing spas where heated pools and massages will melt away your worries. After an afternoon (or a weekend) at these calming retreats, you'll have no trouble facing the world. Remember to stay as local as possible and keep six feet apart from others not in your party and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Be advised that New York has a travel advisory in effect, which requires travelers from non-contiguous states to quarantine for 10 days upon entering New York State. Travelers may undergo COVID testing to test out. For more details, see the guidelines for the travel advisory here. Most attractions are operating with capacity restrictions and require advance ticketing or reservations, so plan before you go.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Skaneateles (Finger Lakes)
Although the address may say Skaneateles, you'll swear that you're in the French countryside when you arrive at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Designed with a distinctly European flair, there you can soak in the healing waters then enjoy a fine meal on a pond right out of a Monet painting.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Rhinebeck (Hudson Valley)
Mirbeau's newest location in historic Rhinebeck opened in 2019 with a variety of luxe spa treatments and packages (including the French Clay Detox and an Exotic Milk Ritual), eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, Himalayan salt saunas, an aqua terrace with a hot plunge pool and a fireplace, and accommodations for overnight guests.
Aire Ancient Baths (NYC)
More like a faraway resort than a bathhouse, the Aire Ancient Baths are rooted in tradition. Soak in baths of varying temperatures to experience the ancient times of the Roman, Greek, and Ottoman traditions.
Belhurst Castle (Finger Lakes)
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Nothing completes a trip to the spa like a glass of wine! Geneva's Belhurst Castle offers not only spa treatments, but a winery and dining options. If you're looking for a full-package getaway rather than a day at the spa, you'll find everything you want at this fairytale come to life.
Roosevelt Baths and Spa (Capital-Saratoga)
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At the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, the Roosevelt Baths and Spa was established in 1935 and has been helping visitors find inner peace ever since. Mineral baths, facials, and body scrubs can be enjoyed just as they were nearly 100 years ago. Thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt's tireless efforts to preserve Saratoga Springs, everyone can relax and enjoy the historic atmosphere.
The Sagamore Resort (Adirondacks)
The Sagamore on Lake George isn't just secluded—it's on its own island! This jewel of the Adirondacks offers spa treatments as well as a salon so that you can look and feel your best. If you are feeling more active, there are fitness activities on offer, including an indoor pool and a gym. With a majestic view of the lake, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful wonderland.
Mohonk Mountain House (Hudson Valley)
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Named one of the top 100 hotels in the world by Travel+Leisure, this is truly a treasure high in the hills of New Paltz. Part ski lodge/part spa, Mohonk is ideal for those who truly want to get away. There are fantastic overnight deals available, but you might only need a day pass to feel refreshed and ready to take on anything.
Woodcliff Hotel and Spa (Finger Lakes)
Situated in Rochester near the pristine Finger Lakes, the Woodcliff Hotel offers everything from golf to shopping as well as spa treatments to die for. It's the perfect place for a solo trip, a family getaway, or a bachelorette vacation. Choose from several all-day treatments, including men's and mother-daughter options, then cozy up to the fireplace and shake off the blues.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa (Adirondacks)
Mirror Lake Inn is like something out of a dream. Rated the No. 1 Lake Placid attraction on TripAdvisor, the spa offers a variety of body scrubs, facials, mani-pedis, and more, as well as three restaurants, so you never have to leave! Package deals are available for couples and families.
YO1 Wellness Center (Catskills)
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Experience natural holistic treatments for health and wellness like Ayurvedic hot oil massages, acupuncture, yoga, and more at YO1 Wellness Center, the only resort and spa of its type in the US.