Mother's Day spa getaways
Instead of flowers this Mother's Day, why not treat Mom to a spa getaway? The holiday may be about a month away, but you'll need to plan ahead. Here are five spas worth the splurge, and they're all within three hours of New York City.
Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester Village, Vt.
Nestled between the Green and Taconic mountains, this luxury resort spa offers an array of soothing treatments that incorporate native Vermont products. The Mother-to-Be package ($260 for three hours) includes a 50-minute Mother Earth Massage, pedicure, express manicure and a gift to go. Need more? The Equinox Signature Package ($430 for four hours) includes the Maple Exfoliation, the Spirit of Vermont (a combination of massage, Reiki and reflexology), Sole Comfort Pedicure and a gift to go.
Call 800-362-4747 or visit equinoxresort.com
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, N.J.
The stylish 2,000-room Borgata is home to not one, but two spas: Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa. The 36,000-square-foot Immersion Spa features the latest in spa offerings - Japanese-style Hanoki soaking tubs, Vichy showers and Hammam tables. Spa Toccare, meanwhile, is a 54,000-square-foot European-style spa offering classic spa treatments such as the Rock Your Senses Massage ($140 for 50 minutes), an aromatherapy Swedish massage using warm stones. Rooms start at $169 per night.
Call 609-317-1000 or visit theborgata.com
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Mass.
Whether you and Mom want to kayak, mountain-bike or relax in the whirlpool, this award-winning destination spa has got you covered. The 100,000-square-foot spa complex offers a range of treatments, including body scrubs, massages and anti-aging facials. The all-inclusive Mother & Daughter package, with three gourmet meals daily, gives one guest 25% off and includes a $130 spa allowance. A three-night stay starts at $2,230 per person.
Call 800-742-9000 and mention "Mother & Daughter" or visit canyonranch.com/lenox
Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.
For Mother's Day, Mayflower is offering a special rate: $750 for a single room ($950 for a double) which includes one 60-minute spa treatment per guest. Popular treatments include the Mayflower Smooth-as-Silk scrub ($165 for 60 minutes) and the Mayflower Sweet Surrender ($165 for 60 minutes), a blend of craniosacral and lymphatic massage and acupressure.
Call 860-868-9466 or visit mayflowerinn.com
The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Penn.
Treatments at the Lodge are designed to rejuvenate the mind and body. Try the Rosemary Awakening Spa Treatment ($240 for 100 minutes), a sea-salt body polish with homegrown rosemary and citrus followed by a full-body massage and warm seaweed wrap. The Mother/Daughter package, which includes three gourmet meals daily, offers 30% off two-night stays. Rates start at $249 per night.
Call 866-953-8500 or visit thelodgeatwoodloch.com