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The Top 23 Wellness Retreats in North America to Reset, Rest & Recharge

Feb. 17th, 2023

Making real change to your physical, mental or spiritual wellbeing often means that you need to be forced out of your comfort zone and experience something new. A place where you can step away from the rat race of daily life and focus on your physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. Thankfully wellness retreats are designed just for that. They offer a mix of experts in nutrition, physical fitness, and psychology along with unique amenities and often luxurious spa treatments, to boost your state of mind, learn how to improve your health and reset. Across North America, these 23 wellness retreats will help reset, rest and recharge.

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As the first destination spa in North America, Golden Door has been a category leader of destination spas since 1958. Taking inspiration from the Japanese ryokan, guests enter the secluded property through two golden doors (made of hammered Tunisian brass and copper sculpted with the image of the Tree of Life and inlaid with semi-precious stones) and are greeted with pristine landscaping and customized stay where no two programs are ever the same. The location presents its guests the platform to transform their minds, body and souls where guests can relax, restore and refresh on a focused journey. With activities dedicated to mindfulness, spirituality and fitness, they have a healthy food program that reflects your dietary needs while their facility affords guests a plethora of outdoor activities to explore. Through industry-leading group discussions and personalized 1:1 sessions, focusing on not only indulging you during your stay, but on providing the tools for inner reflection, healthy eating, and fitness so that you create long lasting effects to take away with you when you finally have to leave. They offer packages from three nights to seven nights starting, with the three-night package starting at $6,250 and it includes a personal training session, in room massages, body treatments and all food and beverages.


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Recently debuted in May 2022, RESET Telluride is a first-of-its-kind private, ultra-luxury wellness and trekking retreat set at an elevation surrounded by the beauty of the San Juan mountains. Designed to deliver a complete physical and mental RESET, at the heart of each experience are their daily, half-day treks with AMGA-Certified Mountain Guides. During each retreat, guests have unlimited access to RESET’s exclusive wellness center with targeted state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment, yoga, meditation, massage, physical therapy and body composition scanning and reading. Along with five 60-minute in-room massages which are included in your stay, guests can add to their retreat with selections such as acupuncture, oxygen enrichment, nutritional coaching, IV therapies, hyperbaric chamber therapy and more. The RESET retreat starts at $5,500 per guest for a four-day retreat and $10,000 per guest for a six-day retreat.


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Designed to reduce stress, Casa Alternavida is a boutique all-inclusive wellness retreat center in Puerto Rico. Designed for curious, growth-minded individuals and groups, they offer a high-touchpoint, guided retreat experience which invites guests to get out of their heads and into their body intelligence. Guests learn to reconnect to their essential self through coaching, rainforest adventures, alone time and great conversations around meals each day. For individuals and couples interested in prioritizing their wellbeing, personalized retreats (prices are between $525 - $685 all-inclusive per single occupancy night) start with a pre-arrival assessment and when arriving in Puerto Rico your daily schedule will include guided nature adventures, cultural food experiences, a personalized retreat program and more. Their leadership and team-building retreats are curated and facilitated to enhance your corporate culture and include a complete buyout of the retreat for between $6,700 - $8,700 per night for 10 people. Travelers will leave feeling their worries have disappeared while time expanded at this Southern tip of the Bermuda triangle location.


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The Lodge at Woodloch is an award-winning destination spa resort located in the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Set on over 500 pristine wooded acres with a 15-acre private lake, the resort embraces a philosophy of personal awakening and offers a sanctuary for the senses. The outdoor adventure program allows guests to truly let nature nurture through the variety of activities such as sunset kayaking, guided hikes, forest bathing and fly-fishing while the hydromassage water walls and outdoor horizon whirlpool overlooking fern-carpeted woodlands provide a bit of respite. The spa features a Snow Room that is the first of its kind in a Wellness Resort in the United States along with Forest Bathing and a team that is one of the only certified teams at a resort in the US. Whether choosing the Intro to Spa Package or the Complete Spa Package, guests will enjoy lavish accommodations, stimulating speakers and workshops, scheduled group fitness classes and lectures, a personal spa concierge and much more. Pricing starts from $459 per person, per night and packages can also be customized to start your very own personal or group journey in the Poconos. 


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Tucked away on the coast just two blocks from the beach Hilton Head Health offers the only coastal wellness retreat in the US. The all-inclusive weight loss and wellness resort creates personally customized programs to meet you where you are. A pioneer in the field of integrated health, the holistic wellness retreat presents a medically based whole health approach addressing mental and physical challenges for real results and sustainable change. They embrace their coastal surroundings with miles of walking paths through 800 acres and a plethora of outdoor activities, luxurious spa services and delicious nourishing meals. Each member’s H3 getaway starts with a consultation with a Program Consultant to ensure the program is set for a long-lasting change for better health. This January, they launched ReNew which is their new wellness program focused entirely on self-care. Programs start at $755/night and guests can choose between their Healthy Getaway for a three-night minimum stay, their LivingWell, Jump Start or ReNew programs for a minimum seven-night stay or the Lose Well program with a minimum 28-night stay. 


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Featuring daily hikes through the stunning mountains of British Columbia, Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa is an all-inclusive luxury fitness and health retreat. For a complete body and mind reboot, the retreat will transform your physical, mental and emotional health. Along with changing your body composition, you will lower stress levels, improve sleep quality and strengthen mental health through mindfulness education and training. Their organic, gourmet spa cuisine and proper meal timing improves metabolic rate and gut microbiome health and makes you rediscover your energy and creativity. One of their new offerings is forest bathing in which guests are led by a certified nature immersion/forest bathing practitioner on a mind-calming walk through the lush surroundings. Other unique offerings include barefoot walking meditation classes and an ever-evolving lecture series aimed to help guests return home with a calm, confident mind. Offered from late April to late October, the retreat is scheduled from Saturday-Saturday and includes all meals, daily guided hikes, yoga, workshops, exercise classes, spa access, transportation to and from local airports and three 50-minute therapeutic massages. The seven-night retreat costs $6,400. 


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Shou Sugi Ban House is the only comprehensive wellness program in the Hamptons. Spanning over five acres and surrounded by evergreen trees and lush grasses, Shou Sugi Ban House offers an environment that is both tranquil and transcendent. If guests are looking to restore balance in mind, body and spirit, their overnight retreats present a program with multiple offerings from their Wellness Menu. Starting with daily breakfast, morning movement and evening movement and meditation, guests can add to their itinerary from a list of wellness offerings which include sound healing, hydrotherapy and newly added aerial yoga. Three packaged retreats offered include the Digestive Cleanse Retreat which includes colon hydrotherapy, a whole-food meal program, and supportive wellness experiences; a Couple’s Retreat and the Indulge and Retreat with door-to-door transportation from NYC to the Hamptons in included. Programs start around $1,045/night.


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Located in Southern Oregon's beautiful Rogue Valley, Lithia Springs Resort has introduced a wellness retreat called She Flies With Her Own Wings, a reference to Oregon’s state motto, alis volat propriis. This two-night package features sessions hosted by health and lifestyle coach Andréa Matteson, who uses Emotion Code Healing, Neuro-Linguistic Processing, and Emotional Freedom Technique to facilitate powerful breakthroughs with clients. The holistic approach includes gourmet meals sourced from local produce, onsite spas, bike paths through the nearby woods, a fitness cottage, afternoon tea with fresh baked pastries and more. Surrounded by four acres of lush gardens punctuated with fountains, a koi pond, a gazebo, and lawns perfect for meditation or yoga, the peaceful surrounding explodes with color and perfume. Lithia Springs derives its name from the naturally occurring lithia water, found deep beneath the resort, which is said to have unique healing properties and is filtered and piped to every room for luxurious, private mineral water bath soaks. The retreat starts at $498 for a Garden View Room — also, for those looking to travel with someone the second guest is discounted to $265.


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Two hours from New York City in Northwestern Connecticut, Winvian Farm is an idyllic spot to recharge and indulge the senses. Set amongst woodlands and meadows on 113 acres, guests can choose from a selection of 18 unique resort cottages and the distinct Hadley Suite as accommodation offerings. It is also home to a 5,000-square-foot spa that houses six treatment rooms, including two couple’s suites with wood-burning fireplaces both for overnight and retreat guests. Guests may enjoy a hand-tailored bundle of treatments and private classes to soothe mind and soul, in a peaceful environment where they can unwind and rejuvenate amongst the quiet of nature. From solo retreats to bridal showers or couple’s getaways, guests will also eat well at the restaurant at Winvian Farm featuring cuisine grown in the onsite, three-acre farm and four greenhouses. Nightly rates start from $799 per night inclusive of delicious, homemade breakfast and guests can wine tastings and cooking classes as lovely guest activities that can be added on a la carte to create a full retreat experience.


On the shores of Lake Superior in Bayfield, WI, Wild Rice Retreat is the Midwest’s first-ever, all-inclusive wellness retreat. Opened May 2021, the retreat was founded on the pillars of nourishment, expression and movement and has created an environment for grounding the mind, body and spirit. Whether choosing personal travel retreats or guided retreats, guests can choose from 31 Scandinavian-designed lodging units. The personal retreats offer guests two fresh, healthy & locally sourced meals a day, access to daily movement & wellness classes and full use of their restorative amenities and the ability to choose from daily classes to create a thought-provoking journey. The guided retreats add exclusive access to retreat-specific classes from licensed practitioners – with disciplines including jewelry making, prose writing retreat, photography, relativity and mentorship, yoga and much more. Rates will vary from $299 to $499/night, depending on the style of lodging.


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As one of the leaders in sustainable weight loss and healing of lifestyle diseases for over 50 years, Pritikin Longevity Center is a medically supervised wellness destination located in Trump National Doral Miami. From private physician consultations, weight-loss workshops, diabetes and hypertension management, longevity-rich dining, culinary classes and more, each specifically designed program immerses guests in a life-calibrating educational journey. The Center has a three-pillar program consisting of Food & Nutrition, Exercise & Fitness and a Health Mindset and offers more than eight different retreats, for those seeking to enjoy the greatest duration of life. Based on viewing food as medicine, there is a physician-directed meal program and exercise regimen that is built for long-lasting results. The seasonal rate for the full two-week Pritikin Program is $4,607 ($660 per night) double occupancy, and $6,117 ($874 per night) for single occupancy.


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Lake Austin Spa Resort is an all-inclusive destination spa and wellness retreat set within Texas Hill Country on the shores of Lake Austin. Exclusive luxury meets casual comfort as guests can explore the waterfront location and soak in the peaceful vibe of the Balcones Canyonlands Nature Preserve across the lake. They can take part in a plethora of outdoor activities on the lake from paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing as well as hikes and several fitness classes, wellness lectures or yoga classes. The award-winning, world-class luxury LakeHouse Spa offers guests a choice of more than 100 treatments and is the only location to offer The Regal by Valmont, created exclusively for resort guests. Offering cutting-edge treatments combining Eastern and Western modalities, the 25,000 sq. ft. spa features treatments such as Gemstone Soul Recovery Experience and the Texas Starry Night Massage. Guests will also enjoy three meals a day at the resort's lakeside dining options where a thoughtful approach to healthy eating always includes the most delicious options that are intentional in using locally sourced ingredients. Meals, classes and activities are included in the nightly rate starting at $595/person, spa services can be added ala carte.


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Set on 400 acres of majestic desert in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Miraval Arizona is the original Miraval Resort & Spa, serving as a serene space for quiet reflection and spirited discovery to help guests create a life in balance through mindfulness. The property’s distinctive design fully embraces its surroundings with architecture and landscape design including colors, native plants and cacti that pay homage to the stunning desert landscape. Miraval Arizona’s approach to wellbeing is immersive and experiential, tapping into the restorative stillness of the Sonoran Desert with an extensive menu of daily workshops, classes, lectures, and activities that support the journeys of all guests. Culinary and nutrition, equine and wellbeing experiences are just a few of the many highlights at this bespoke property, all of which play a key role in the wellbeing of the whole individual. 


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Surrounded by nature, Miraval Austin is tucked away in the rolling hills of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and sits on 280-plus acres, 170 of which will never be developed by law, offering guests a pristine natural environment ideal for unplugging and reflecting. With 117 rooms that span 13 separate lodges, each room is accessible from outside and offers breathtaking views of the preserve. For comfort and ease, guests can enjoy amenities that include in-room meditation channels, a Tibetan singing bowl, and a meditation pillow. With an extensive menu of life-enriching options that include daily workshops, classes, lectures and activities, Miraval Austin works with each guest to create a custom itinerary that best reflects their motivations for visiting. Trademark experiences at Miraval Austin include equine activities, farm and garden explorations, excursions on Lake Travis and the Miraval Austin’s Challenge Course.


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Miraval Berkshires is a resort and spa destination dedicated to inspiring a Life in Balance, located atop 380 protected acres in Lenox, Massachusetts. Their unique offerings include immersive experiences centered around the connection of mind, body and spirit. These experiences empower guests to embark on intention based and transformational wellbeing journeys. Presenting an array of dynamic fitness, yoga and wellness programs including equine programming at the Meadowview Acres, fitness classes at the Body Mindfulness Center, spa treatments at the renowned Life in Balance Spa and more, the resort also features an extensive array of outdoor adventure programming. Whether on land or water activities on Laurel Lake, their offerings promote mindfulness, self-awareness, connections, and personal revelations. Guests will leave with a wellness experience with purpose, driven by personalized intention. Their inclusive packages include all meals, access to daily activities, full access to the spa, ground transportation and a $175 credit to spa services and other fee-based activities. 


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Created by acclaimed love guru Dr. Ava Cadell, The Loveology Retreat in Maricopa, CA, is located within a two-hour drive north of Los Angeles. Opened in Fall 2022, the new retreat takes over from Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple Retreat and represents a real-life, in-person extension of Dr. Ava’s long-popular, online program Loveology University®. Offering yoga, meditation, hiking and holistic healing workshops, the new retreat has been designed to reward clients with rejuvenating activities and services to help them refine their focus, restore their spirits and reward their hearts. From Dr. Ava’s Sexycises by Sexperts: Yin Yang Yoga for Intimacy Program to her Nine Forms of Meditation, The Loveology Retreat also collaborates with a highly trained Wellness Team including Dr. Shannon Chavez, Dr. Hernando Chaves, Sabrina Jackson and Ram Kirin who teach about intimacy, pleasure, movement and breathwork. Situated on 45 acres in unincorporated Ventura County, the retreat includes two on-site buildings and four state-of-the-art campers for lodging and an 11-foot-tall Stupa, which was constructed on the site by monks so that all beings may attain enlightenment.


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Marram Montauk is a 96-room boutique resort located in the relaxed beachside surf town of Montauk on the northeast tip of Long Island rooted in the concept of barefoot luxury. Beyond traditional wellness activities such as yoga and meditation, the resort offers additional holistic wellness experiences for guests such as creative workshops, evening fires in their verdant courtyard and fireside chats. Guests can further their experiences with paid add-ons including salt cave therapy off-site, private tarot reading, surf lessons with the world-class surfers of Engstrom Surf, and private beach fires. Offering so many ways to relax and reconnect, rates start at $383 and are offered from April through November.


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Tucked high in the Sonoran Desert and just outside of Scottsdale, CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa is a place of incredible natural beauty. Through daily fitness classes, meditation, curated personal growth and discovery content, outdoor adventures and access to world-renowned wellness guides and healers, guests can easily relax and recharge. CIVANA’s state-of-the-art spa has 22 treatment rooms offering a wide range of therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments focused on healing through water, as well as an Aqua Vitality circuit which contains the only Klafs Sanarium in the continental U.S. The resort’s comfortable accommodations and acclaimed plant-forward culinary program also help to leave guests feeling rejuvenated and recharged. Ongoing throughout 2023, their wellness retreats are designed to redefine intentions, reinforce connection and reset healthy habits. Year-round retreats give guests access to in-depth workshops led by expert practitioners and start at $699 per person.


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The Ranch Malibu offers both a seven-day and nine-day results-oriented health program for an intimate group of up to 25 guests. Their immersive programs allow for busy professionals to recalibrate the mind and body and achieve personal program goals in physical and mental health. From morning hikes to afternoon fitness and yoga classes and daily massages, the physical regimen is complemented by a 1,400-calorie-a-day organic, plant-based diet. Other unique offerings include a Bod Pod body composition analysis and a mid-week 60-minute sound bath. Guests also enjoy weekly cooking classes, a tour of The Ranch’s onsite, certified organic garden, as well as elective evening nutrition and wellness discussions. Pre-and post-program cholesterol testing and body composition analysis are also offered along with infrared and cryotherapy saunas. To further assist in calming the mind, their accommodations do not include televisions and they strongly urge guests to disconnect from electronic devices while on the property. The Ranch Malibu is offered 52 weeks per year and guests can add on to either The Ranch 7.0 or The Ranch 9.0 for longer stays. 


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Slated to open Fall of 2023, The Ranch Hudson Valley, is the program's first East Coast destination. The Ranch will offer three-day and four-day wellness programs of varying intensities which touch upon the core elements of The Ranch program – hiking, fitness classes, yoga, deep tissue massage and a plant-based diet. The Ranch 3.0, will be available Monday – Thursday and will include a two-hour hike each morning and four hours of low-impact exercise. The more challenging Ranch 4.0 program is offered Thursday through Monday and starts with varied four-hour hikes each morning and an active daily schedule of six hours of low-impact exercise. Afternoons in both programs include naptime, strength training, restorative yoga and a daily massage and all meals follow a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet. Just 45 minutes from New York City, The Ranch Hudson Valley is nestled amidst 200 acres, in an historic lakefront estate and immerses guests in nature.


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Canyon Ranch Tucson is the company’s original wellness resort sitting on 150 lush desert acres in the Santa Catalina foothills. Thanks to the year-round sunshine, the resort which opened in 1979 can accommodate 240 guests and offers 200-plus acres of Canyon Ranch Living® private residences. Guests at the resort can take advantage of the 80,000-square-foot spa & fitness facilities with nine exercise studios, full salon and 28 spa treatment rooms, along with three outdoor pools and an Aquatic Center with indoor. Available for three, five or seven days, guests can choose one of their ‘Pathway Experiences’ which draws from wellness pillars, including health & performance, mind & spirit, fitness & movement, nutrition & food and spa & beauty. These expertly curated personalized services are based on your wellness intentions, offering medical-based immersive experiences along with 35-plus mind-body activities, a spiritual wellness center, an abundance of outdoor adventure and much more. Pricing at all Canyon Ranch locations varies depending on each service. 


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Set around California Redwoods, Canyon Ranch Woodside is open to individuals from Thursday through Monday for bookable retreats lasting three or four days. A 30-minute drive from San Francisco and Silicon Valley in Woodside, CA, it accommodates up to 38 guests across 24 luxury treehouses and 14 guest rooms. The remote location provides a great place for guests to quiet their minds, engage their bodies, and take time to explore the avenues that can lead to inner peace. Their ‘Find Inner Calm Pathway’ experience is designed to help guests deepen compassion for themselves by learning practices of self-care, reflection, and spiritual growth. Through fitness classes, workshops, spiritual wellness services and a boutique spa, guests can also add several outdoor activities, guests will be able to build energy and stamina and discover new insights about themselves.


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Canyon Ranch Lenox offers‘Pathway’experiences available for three,five or seven days on the grounds of the historic Bellefontaine Mansion in the heart of the Berkshires. The all-inclusive resort delivers world-class health benefits for up to 175 on 120 woodland acres, just a 10-minute walk to the quaint town of Lenox. Guests can meet with physicians, nutritionists and registered dieticians, mental health and wellness therapists, spiritual wellness experts, movement therapists, and performance scientists at the Health & Performance Center and visit Canyon Ranch Aesthetics® for advanced, non-invasive skin care and treatments including Juvéderm®, Botox®, and Restylane®. Their massive 100,000 sq. ft. fitness center includes a running track, tennis courts, cycling and fitness studios, and cardio and weight rooms with classes offered throughout the day. Their comprehensive team of experts guide each journey based on individual preferences.

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