5 Spa Resorts Offering a Relaxing Retreat From Delaware Winters

Seeking a retreat after the stress of the holiday season? These spa resorts are just the thing to rejuvenate and refresh your mind and body.

If you’ve been promising yourself a getaway from the stress of your everyday routine, there’s no better time than now to plan a retreat to a destination spa. Spa resorts provide a multitude of ways to refresh and renew your body, mind and spirit.

When it comes to Delaware winters, the cold weather and monotony of everyday life can get the best of anyone. If you’re in need of a refresh, these spa resorts—both near and far—are an ideal solution.

The Lodge at Woodloch

Deep in the woodlands of the Pocono Mountains is The Lodge at Woodloch. This spa resort is dedicated to helping guests launch a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle by focusing on a wide range of indoor and outdoor experiences. Guests enjoy three chef-crafted meals a day, group fitness sessions and daily lectures. The Lodge at Woodloch also offers over 35 classes including journaling, ukulele lessons, “hard-core hula,” chef-led cooking demonstrations, birding and archery. The onsite spa’s extensive menu of head-to-toe treatments recently added a hot and cold therapy. This treatment begins with a Himalayan salt sauna and finishes with a Tyrolean bucket shower or snow room, the latter which uses compact dry snow and crisp cold air.

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“Our philosophy is one of personal awakening, creating an individualized experience whether the guest’s goal is relaxation and rejuvenation, more intense fitness classes or mindfulness and personal growth,” explains Erica Bloch, director of communications.

109 River Birch Lane, Hawley, PA | 570-685-8000 | thelodgeatwoodloch.com

Shou Sugi Ban House

This serene, Japanese-inspired Hamptons sanctuary fuses Eastern and Western therapies. By integrating both scientific and spiritual methods, this spa resort offers a holistic approach to health and wellness. Be prepared to immerse yourself in customized programs to refresh, renew and restore whole-being balance at the spa and in daily classes. Expand your knowledge in disciplines from meditation and movement to winter and summer sports and the culinary arts. Open your mind to alternative therapies using water, sound, floating meditation and healing crystals.

The food at this spa resort is particularly notable because the uniquely Nordic- and Asian-influenced menus were designed in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Mads Refslund, co-founder of the celebrated restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.

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“Shou Sugi Ban House is less than two hours from New York City but feels like a world away where our Guest Services team works closely with each client to ensure that every detail is considered,” notes Dana Finkelstein, director of operations. “It is a sanctuary for wellness-minded travelers seeking spa offerings ranging from hydrotherapy to facials to Watsu massages, and healing arts such as reiki, aerial yoga and sound healing with itineraries personalized to suit the experience that each guest is seeking.”

337 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY | 631-500-9049 | shousugibanhouse.com

Canyon Ranch Lenox

Situated in a 19th-century mansion in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, this wellness destination offers you the option of curating a self-guided program or working with a team of physicians, licensed therapists and other experts drawing on traditional, modern and alternative therapies.

“Whether you opt for a curated, self-guided program or collaborate with our team of experts, we are dedicated to helping you live your best life,” says Mindi Morin, the resort’s managing director. If you have a specific area of interest such as weight management, going through a life transition or simply reconnecting with the joy of living, you will find the guidance and support you need during your stay. Every aspect of this spa resort—from the indoor and outdoor activities to the meals—is dedicated to prioritizing self-care and giving you the tools and techniques to continue building on these lifestyle skills when you return home.

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165 Kemble St., Lenox, MA | 413-637-4100 | canyonranch.com

Holistika Hotel Tulum

Disconnect from the everyday and find your place of peace tucked away in the lush Mexican jungle. At Holistika Hotel Tulum, an ever-changing roster of physical and healing arts activities encourages you to undergo the personal transformation journey you’ve always wanted to take. In addition to various types of yoga and spa treatments, you can participate in signature ceremonies such as Tamazcal for rebirth and a fresh start; Cacao, which provides nourishment for the body, mind and spirit and Sonic Experience to heal, balance and reconnect with yourself on a deep level. Plus, learn how upscale and delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes can be when you dine at Tierra, the on-premise restaurant.

AV 10 Sur Lot 4, Zona 11, Manzana 902 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico | 52 1 984 280 4128 | holistikatulum.com


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The Retreat Costa Rica

Enter a new world of rainforest and crystal quartz mountain (which itself is said to have vibrational healing powers) overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The luxurious spa offers an extensive menu of unique and intriguing therapies including a tempting selection of Farm to Spa body treatments such as the Tropical Fruit Smoothie with banana, fresh pineapple and papaya and Herbal Scrub with lemongrass and rosemary.

Make your visit to this spa resort a full couple’s retreat! A Sensual Love Journey for Couples uses crystals, moonstone dust, oil hydrotherapy and color therapy to deepen connection and ignite passion. And a four-handed Ayurvedic massage is a surefire stress reliever. In-room massages are also available.

Provincia de Alajuela, Barrio Jesus de Atenas, Costa Rica | 1-833-760-4242 | theretreatcostarica.com

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