In a state as beautiful as Vermont, the relaxation of a spa is enhanced by the surrounding natural beauty. At many of the best spas in the Green Mountain State, you can expect organic products, maple scrubs, and much more to complement the location and resources. Here are the 10 best!
The recent recipient of last year’s Daisy Award for Best Spa, the 35,000-square-foot Topnotch Resort and Spa prides itself on individualized treatments. They would like the user experience to be a transformative one. Whether it’s in the private lounges with fireplaces and juice bars, the sauna and steam room, the 60-foot solarium with pool, hot tub, and cascading waterfall, or the full-service salon, Topnotch will help you find your path to wellness.
Located inside a five-star hotel and dedicated to cultivating the connection between health and nature, the Spa and Wellness Center at Stowe Mountain Lodge uses its bucolic setting to renew both mind and body. The 21,000 square-foot facility provides a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, a sanctuary lounge, and 18 private treatment rooms.
With its 10,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility with 10 treatment rooms, this spa boutique features organic and locally sourced products. With a full range of massage options, skin care treatments, waxing, nail and hair treatments, and facials, it is easy for men, women, and even children to find their personal Zen.
The 13,000-square-foot facility is nestled against the backdrop of surrounding mountains. It is an energizing and healing natural environment that the Equinox incorporated into its services by water from Equinox Springs. Enjoy steam baths and showers, cozy fireplace, herbal teas, and fresh fruit, along with an extensive list of facials, massages, and signature body treatments. Or enjoy the heated indoor pool, yoga, Pilates, and meditation class, and more.
Stay at a real English Cotswold-style castle—the vision of world traveler and former Vermont Governor Allen Miller Fletcher—and experience the award-winning Aveda Concept Spa. The philosophy is a holistic approach to every area of well-being—from physical wellness to mental restoration. Exercise options accompany lavish spa services for a cardiovascular workout and a restorative workout all in one.
Featuring steam and sauna rooms, fitness center, pools, hot tub, tennis courts, and relaxation lounges, the Spa at the Essex specializes in offering a variety of spa amenities. Some specialties are deep tissue, eastern hand, sports, reiki, and warm stone massages, facial treatments, salon services, fitness room, indoor pool, and more.
From local ingredients to natural aromatherapies, the Killington Grand Spa will melt your worries away. Signature treatments include a warm maple sugar scrub, a warm stone massage, and the Black Diamond sports massage. Other services include facials, nail services, fitness center, sauna, and steam room.
A Travel Leisure World’s Best award winner last year, New Life offers over 12 different type of massage treatments, like warm bamboo, Thai yoga, myofascial release, and Ohashi method. Also, nutrition counseling and personal fitness training sessions available, but the biggest draw to New Life, started in 1978, is the bucolic natural surroundings of the Green Mountain National Forest and its hiking trails.
We are told by the website that Jivana is a Sanskrit word meaning “the rejuvenating effect of water.” This becomes the basis of the spa’s therapeutic treatments, and all products are organic. Services are based on ancient and classic treatments, and fully licensed and certified team members believe that healing comes from within.
Previously owned by American author, Sinclair Lewis, this bed and breakfast was featured in Forbes Travel Guide and features 300 acres of wildflowers, rolling hills, and pastoral fields. The onsite spa includes fitness center, salon, brick steam rooms, and treatment rooms, although treatment can be requested at your room as well.