Six of the top 10 Wellness Retreats / Resorts in the U.S. are Wellness Tourism Association members!
Here are the 10 Best Wellness Retreats/Resorts listed in order of their placing:
#1 Hilton Head Health
Hilton Head Health is nationally recognized as the leading health and weight loss resort. Located on beautiful Hilton Head Island South Carolina, H3’s comprehensive programs provide a holistic weight loss approach that incorporates healthy eating, fitness, and mindfulness education. Guests enjoy Mediterranean inspired dining at True Dining and can unwind between activities at The Indigo Spa. The newly released Hilton Head Health ONDEMAND allows guests and those who cannot make it to the resort a chance to experience their programs at home on their own schedule. This is the third win for the South Carolina resort.
#2 Eupepsia – Bland, Va.
Set on 256 acres of farm and woodland in Virginia in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains bordering the Jefferson National Forest, Eupepsia Wellness Center is a wellness sanctuary, a unique destination for health and wellness retreats, designed to help people reconnect with themselves and align with nature. Founded on the science and philosophy of Ayurveda, Eupepsia offers personalized retreats combining advanced health screenings with traditional and progressive therapies. Guest have access to ‘farm to table’ nutrition, a high-end wellness spa, a state-of-the-art functional training gym and many outdoor spaces to immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural surroundings.
#3 Skyterra Wellness Retreat – Lake Toxaway, N.C.
Skyterra in Toxaway, North Carolina is a wellness retreat designed to help guests reset. Voted best health and wellness resort in 2018 by USA Today, Skyterra is a retreat where guests from all backgrounds are encouraged to set aside life’s obligations to focus on their own health and well-being. A team of experts help guests jump-start change, build new habits, and improve their overall health. Activities include classes in fitness, yoga, meditation, stress management, nutrition, cooking, health education and outdoor recreation, all backed by evidence-based strategies and powerful practices from top health and wellness experts. Spa services are also available.
#4 New Life Hiking Spa – Killington, Vt.
With a history dating back over 40 years, New Life Hiking Spa is open each spring through fall in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. All-inclusive packages offer a private room in a country inn, three healthy meals a day, guided hikes (three levels offered each day), one massage for each three night stay, fitness classes, yoga, evening activities and cooking demos. Dates for 2018 – when New Life Hiking Spa returns to the Killington Mountain Lodge – are May 17 – Oct 1.
#5 The Art of Living Retreat Center – Boone, N.C.
Opened in 2012, The Art of Living Retreat Center is the newest outgrowth of the Art of Living Foundation’s 30+ year global commitment to health, happiness and Ayurveda. Nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the center offers immersive wellness experiences inspired by authentic traditions of yoga and Ayurveda. From signature workshops in the life-transforming power of breath and meditation to cleanses that have been practiced for thousands of years, the experiences at the center and its Shankara Ayurveda Spa provide timeless tools that help guests tap into their potential for lasting health and happiness.
#6 The Ranch Malibu – Malibu, Calif.
#7 Red Mountain Resort – Ivins, Utah
Blended into the red rock landscape of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort has everything one needs to relax, renew, and rediscover a passion for adventure. The resort has been offering travelers a blend of adventure and solace for over 20 years. Their Essential Retreat package includes three healthy meals daily, guided morning hikes, and invigorating fitness and wellness classes. Outdoor adventures include an E-bike tour of Snow Canyon or a day-trip to nearby Zion National Park. Nature-inspired treatments are available at the resort’s award-winning Sagestone Spa & Salon.
#8 Mii amo – Sedona, Ariz.
#9 The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Penn.
#10 CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa – Carefree, Ariz.
Travel to Wellness Founder/Editor Anne Dimon was one of a panel of six experts who partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.