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. 

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Originally published: 10/31/2017

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Skaneateles (Finger Lakes)

Mirabeau Inn and Spa

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 location in historic Rhinebeck opened in 2019 with a variety of luxe spa treatments and packages (including the French Sea 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)

Aire Ancient Bath - Photo Courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

More like a faraway resort than a bathhouse, the Aire Ancient Baths will take you out of the hustle and bustle and transport you to a full mind and body restorative oasis. Soak in baths of varying temperatures to experience the ancient times of the Roman, Greek, and Ottoman traditions.

Belhurst Castle (Finger Lakes)

Belhurst Castle - Photo Courtesy of Belhurst Castle
Credit: ​Photo Courtesy of Belhurst Castle

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)

Roosevelt Baths - Photo by Beautiful Destinations
Credit: Photo by Beautiful Destinations

The Roosevelt Baths and Spa, at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs was established in 1935 and has been helping visitors find inner peace ever since. Timeless luxuries like mineral baths, facials, and body scrubs will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. 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)

Mohonk Mountain House - Courtesy of Jim Smith Photography
Credit: Courtesy of Jim Smith Photography

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)

Wood cliff Hotel Spa - Photo Courtesy of Woodcliff Hotel Spa

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 treatments, including a couples massage, aromatherapy massage, kombucha facial, and hot stone pedicure, then cozy up to the fireplace and shake off the blues.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa (Adirondacks)

Mirror Lake Inn Resort - Photo Courtesy of Mirror Lake Inn Resort

Mirror Lake Inn is like something out of a dream. Rated No. 1 on TripAdvisor, the spa offers a variety of day spa packages, body scrubs, facials, mani-pedis, salt room therapy, and more, as well as two restaurants, so you never have to leave! Package deals are also available for couples.

YO1 Wellness Center (Catskills)

YO1 - yoga room
Credit: Revette Studio

Experience natural holistic treatments for health and wellness like Calming Ayurvedic Head Therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and more at YO1 Wellness Center, one of the most highly rated resorts and spas in The Catskills.

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