Who’s down for a little R&R? If some much needed rest and relaxation along with some clean living is on your short list as a getaway from all of life’s stresses, you’re in luck. More people than ever are self-prescribing a “wellness checkup” for their next travel destination that provides opportunities for physical and mental rejuvenation. There are a number of destinations that answer the call for outdoor exploration, healthier food options, and body pampering as well, but here are three amazing options that promise to relax you in the best way possible:
1. Lake Austin Spa Resort - Austin, TX
Tucked away in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas is a luxurious lakefront getaway known for its outdoor fitness activities, food, and fun.
The resort offers all-inclusive accommodations and provides significant pampering time and a guilt-free getaway. Self-discovery programs are part of the package.
Activities include fitness boot camps, meditation, paddle boarding, chef classes, pilates, tribal yoga, and more. You can feel as rejuvenated or worked out as you choose.
It's not all about fitness. The resort offers wine tastings, life coaching, art and cooking classes, photography, makeup consultations, and more. The resort is located at 1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd. in Austin.
2. The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, MT
This luxury ranch and resort showcases the best of Montana. It is located on a 37,000-acre, working cattle ranch in the western part of the state.
Paws Up provides guests with accommodation options, all the while experiencing a wilderness sanctuary they'll never forget. It is an incredible way to experience the natural beauty of this state while being able to relax at the same time.
Group classes, individual lessons, horseback riding, hiking, spa days, and sleep ins are all part of the offerings here.
Some of the most memorable moments can be found by simply hanging out by the fire pit at night and becoming reacquainted with loved ones and nature. The ranch is located at 40060 Paws Up Rd. in Greenough, MT.
3. Ventana Resort - Big Sur, CA
This exquisite five-star resort is set on 160 forested acres on the rugged Pacific coast. The number Ventana is Spanish for "window" and serves as inspiration of a look into the beautiful Big Sur area with rolling hills, old-growth forests, and views of the magnificent ocean.
One of the most popular accommodations that serves to fire the imagination, make it easier to breathe, and provide a unique experience is Ventana's Redwood and Canyon Glampsites. The luxury camping experience comes with all the perks of getting away from it all, while still relishing all the amenities and services of a world-class resort. If glamping is not to your liking, there are traditional resort rooms as well that are nothing short of amazing.
The resort includes a luxury pool, infinity spa, sauna, all with a fabulous view of the coastline and forests.
The Glass House Gallery, located on site, includes an exquisite collection of paintings, sculpture, hand blown glass, photography and more from local artists and artisans. Ventana Resort is located at 48123 Highway One in Big Sur, CA.
Have you traveled to any of these locations, and if so, what was your experience Do you have other spa and R&R destinations that would you recommend adding to this list?
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