It’s easy to immerse yourself in nature at Travaasa Austin, nestled in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve of the Texas Hill Country. Try sunrise yoga, take a Texas two-step lesson, try your hand at a mechanical bullriding class or sample the award-winning spa. You’ll have worked up an appetite for the gourmet food like seared quail with fennel-shallot confit or a poblano pepper stuffed with achitoe quinoa. Travaasa, which translates to the word “travel” merged with the Sanskrit word “pravaasa,” meaning journey, bills itself as an experiential resort, and we wholeheartedly agree. Just a half-hour from Austin proper, guests feel as if they’ve been transported to a luxuriously secluded retreat that is anything but ordinary.
Relax at this upscale spa at The Boulders, located in Carefree, AZ. Get a turquoise clay wrap, an avocado citrus scrub, hot stone message, back wax or chakra balancing. The Astoria Waldorf Spa is the perfect combination of traditional and outré, upscale and low-key, active and relaxing.
Inside Santa Fe’s Eldorado Hotel, Nidah Spa helps guests rejuvenate with treatments, using natural, local ingredients like stones, plants and herbs. A chocolate peppermint sugar scrub, a turquoise-gemstone massage and a chile-honey body wrap are just some of the many treatments guests can expect when checking into this spa.
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