The 6 Most Relaxing U.S. Resorts
From tranquil spas to secluded ranches
Sometimes you want a vacation full of action, adventure and exploring. Other times, you just want to sit back, relax and be pampered. Here, six U.S. resorts that are explicitly designed for treating yo’self.
Best for Wine Lovers: The Allison Inn & Spa (Willamette Valley, OR)
Nestled into Oregon’s famous wine region, the Allison Inn & Spa is pretty much designed for unwinding in a gorgeous, serene setting. Take advantage of private vineyard tours, then return to home base and continue to sip Pinot Noir from your private terrace. The spa also incorporates booze into its treatments. Mimosa body massage, anyone?
From $405 per night
Best for Nature Seekers: L’Auberge de Sedona (Sedona, AZ)
Sedona, with its fiery red rock formations and gorgeous landscape, is known as a place for spiritual healing and natural harmony. At L’Auberge, each of the private creekside cabins boasts gorgeous natural views--and comes with a jaccuzi, porch and fireplace. But a stay here is about more than just the accommodations: The resort will arrange everything from hot air balloon rides to driving tours of the Grand Canyon to helicopter flights over the dramatic desert.
From $395 per night
Best for Introverts: The Point (Saranac Lake, NY)
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, look no further than this Adirondack resort where cell service is spotty and you won’t find any TVs or computers on site. Built by the Rockefellers as an upstate retreat, the Point is very rustic lake house meets refined luxury. Spend your days horseback riding, canoeing or waterskiing, and your nights enjoying truffle popcorn over a blazing campfire.
From $1,600 per night, for two adults, all amenities included
Best for Water Babies: The Cloister at Sea Island (Sea Island, GA)
Situated on a five-mile stretch of private beach, The Cloister is a coastal retreat that combines the best of Southern hospitality and Mediterranean luxury. If you must leave your idyllic stretch of powder or one of the three beach-club pools, take a trip to Rainbow Island, where your very own chef will prepare a private beachside BBQ.
From $575 per night
Best for Unplugging: Little Palm Island Resort and Spa (Little Torch Key, FL)
There are no cell phones allowed at this tropical resort located just off the Florida Keys--and accessible only by seaplane or boat. In other words, you’ll have to forgo Instagraming those incredible views and thatched roof bungalows. (Worth it, as far as we’re concerned.)
From $1,190 per night
BEST FOR FOODIES: BLACKBERRY FARM (WALLAND, TN)
Food is the center of attention at this Smoky Mountains resort, where guests enjoy organic, farm-to-table meals of homemade ricotta, freshly picked vegetables and local produce--all served in a turn-of-the-century barn, of course. The wellness center houses a fresh juice bar, yoga classes and spa treatments while the on-site farm offers cooking and gardening classes as well as livestock tours.
From $860 per night