February 7, 2024 | Kaddy Gibson

The 30 Best Wellness Retreats In America


Amazing Wellness Retreats In The USA

We all need a little rest and relaxation, and what better way to do it than at a world-class wellness retreat?

You may think you need to travel somewhere exotic and sunny to get away from the world, but there are lots of incredible wellness retreats right here in America. While most of the country’s top-rated wellness retreats are in Arizona, California, and the Carolinas, there are great places to relax and rejuvenate everywhere.

Here are 30 incredible wellness retreats to add to your travel list.

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1. Castle Hot Springs, Arizona

Situated on 1,100 acres in the Sonoran Desert is where you’ll find the country’s best mountain retreat: Caste Hot Springs. 

This nature resort prides itself on offering guests the best opportunities to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and focus on recharging the body, mind, and soul.

The mineral-rich waters of the hot springs are the perfect way to relax and ease any aches and pains. The resort also has various spa packages, yoga classes, and sleep programs to help you recharge.

A smiling woman lying on the bed with her eyes closed.Elina Fairytale, Pexels

2. Miraval, Arizona

The Miraval offers year-round opportunities for relaxation. In addition to standard treatments, guests can indulge in specialized treatments, like the Desert Sage Body Polish and Sacred Sounds Massage. 

The resort also has some of the most unique wellness activities, including spiritual drumming, equine therapy, beekeeping, and courses on crystal therapy.

Miraval Resort and Spa - 2012Josh Friedman, Flickr

3. Canyon Ranch, Arizona

At Canyon Ranch. You can work with a wellness coach to create your own personal journey to relaxation and healing. There are lots of activities to choose from, including Reiki therapy, archery, rock climbing, and crystal sound activation. 

When it comes to accommodations, you can choose a deluxe room or a villa, depending on how many people you might want to bring with you.

Canyon Ranch sign - 2013Ramon FVelasquez, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

4. Solange Resort And Spa, California

Whether you’re coming with kids, a partner, or going solo, there’s something for everyone at Solange Resort And Spa. With breathtaking mountain views, fire pits, and a beautiful vineyard, this resort puts in you a relaxing mood the moment you step foot on the property. 

To really help you let loose and recharge, choose one of their curated wellness packages and check out the craft wine bar and bocce ball courts.

Beautiful sunset over Tuscan vineyardsAngyalosi Beata, Shutterstock

5. The Ranch Malibu, California

Situated on 200 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Ranch is the place for those who want a more structured retreat. Fitness and healthy, plant-based eating are the specialties of this resort. 

You’ll have to follow a strict itinerary that includes hiking, fitness classes, and an early wakeup time, but you also have access to state-of-the-art treatments, likes cryotherapy.

There’s also no phone service or TVs are The Ranch, so it really is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and focus on your wellness.

Portrait of a cute young woman in cryo sauna booth for full body cryotherapy.Jacob Lund, Shutterstock

6. Golden Door, California

With 30 miles of hiking trails and 80 different programs, Golden Door is the ultimate wellness retreat. 

This Asian-inspired spa offers unique treatments like fencing, warrior flow yoga, and water tabata. Retreats are organized in weeks and separated into men’s, women’s, and co-ed retreats. 

Relaxation is guaranteed with daily massage sessions, and rooms that overlook beautiful koi ponds and Japanese gardens.

Japanese Kois PoolHung Nguyen Long, Shutterstock

7. Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, California

Featuring perfectly manicured gardens, fountains, vineyards, and chateaux architecture, this retreat will make you feel like you’re relaxing in the south of France. 

At Cal-a-Vie, you’ll be introduced to the five pillars of wellness: mind-body connection, fitness, nutrition, relaxation, and reflection. 

Curate your visit with meal planning and wide range of activities, including stargazing, wine tasting, yoga, and tennis.

Yoga meditation outsideMART PRODUCTION, Pexels

8. The Omni Grove Park Inn, North Carolina

Perched atop Sunset Mountain is the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn. This subterranean spa has 20 unique water features, including saunas, waterfall pools, contrast pools, and inhalation rooms. 

You can also try out their therapeutic wellness pods, which induce healing and relaxation with infrared heat, aromatherapy, and gemstone and vibrational therapy.

Rooms offer breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and feature custom duvets on Serta mattresses to guarantee you’re comfortable and well-rested during your stay.

Entrance view of Grove Park Inn - 2015Ga Peppy, Flickr

9. Skyterra Wellness Retreat, North Carolina

If you’re looking to reset your diet and gain healthier lifestyle habits, Skyterra is the retreat for you. 

They have over 80 different classes that help you relax and revamp your lifestyle. Mindfulness, nutrition, stress management, and self-care are some of the things you’ll learn about at this retreat.

And to make sure you really start building new, healthier habits, the minimum stay at this retreat is one week—though with so much to do, you’ll probably want to stay longer.

Man sitting in the lotus position conducting a yoga class.Yan Krukau, Pexels

10. Hilton Head Health, South Carolina

With large king rooms and private villas, Hilton Head Health is a great place for a wellness retreat with friends. 

They offer a wide range of classes every day, including yoga and aerobic classes. You can also indulge in unique treatments like cardamom-infused lymphatic drainage treatments, essential omega fresh berry massages, and slimming rituals.

Decorative podiums with bottles of cosmetic raspberry oil on pink tablePixel-Shot, Shutterstock

11. YO1 Longevity & Health Resorts, New York

Situated on over 1,300 acres of pristine land in the Catskills, YO1 is the perfect place to escape from the stresses of everyday life. 

You can tailor your visit at this all-inclusive resort with programs like pain management, anxiety management, restorative treatments, and ayurvedic-inspired retreats.

With rooms that feature incredible views of nature, and relaxing treatments like warm oil massages and mud therapy, stress is sure to fade away while you’re at YO1.

Mud bath yoga - 2009Rev Stan, Flickr

12. Troutbeck, New York

Troutbeck is the perfect escape for those who want something a little more vintage. The Barns are the main draw here, and these make up the yoga and fitness studios, spa rooms and saunas, and sound baths.

The resort is situated on 250 acres, and the grounds offer great opportunities for hiking, fishing, and rafting.

People riding on inflatable raft.Hilmi Işılak, Pexels

13. Lumeria Maui Retreat Center, Hawaii

Dating back to 1910, Lumeria Maui is one of the most scenic wellness retreats on the list. It has 24 guestrooms that provide an incredible view of the ocean, gardens, or courtyard. 

And there are so many cool activities to choose from here. From soul journey meditation and dance therapies to crystal Reiki treatments and ukelele lessons, there really is something for everyone at this resort.

Hula dance lesson at the Hawaii - 2010Scarlet Sappho, Flickr

14. Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, Hawaii

Located on the serene island of Lanai, this wellness resort is for adults only. The Japanese-inspired retreat features a range of private and luxurious treatments, like infrared saunas, plunge pools, and Ofuro bathtubs. 

To tailor your retreat, the resort can provide you with a sensei guide who will help you choose the best programs and meal plans. 

Sensei Lanai is also a great destination for couples and honeymooners who want a romantic getaway that prioritizes wellness.

Exterior view of the Four Seasons Resort Lana - 2016EQRoy, Shutterstock

15. Amangiri, Utah

Situated in the vast canyons of Utah, Amangiri is the perfect place for those who want a secluded, wilderness-inspired wellness retreat. 

When it comes to accommodations, you have your choice of suites, villas, or pavilions, which blend into the desert landscape and include private pools. Many of the wellness treatments here are inspired by Navajo healing traditions and the elements: earth, water, fire, and air.

The resort can also help you arrange outdoor adventures like horseback riding and helicopter trips to the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.

Amangiri Resort Canyon Point Utah - 2016POET ARCHITECTURE, Flickr

16. The Lodge at Woodloch, Pennsylvania

The Lodge at Woodloch is the perfect woodland escape, nestled in the Poconos. The rooms at this adults-only resort offer views of the lake or garden waterfall and feature cool amenities like marble showers and rosemary mint bath products.

The spa here offers a chance for maximum rejuvenation with unique treatments like float therapies, a snow room, a Himalayan salt sauna, and a Tyrolean bucket shower.

Nutrition is also important at The Lodge, and it offers a remarkable farm-to-table experience that is centered on vegetables grown at the resort.

A small decorative waterfall in the garden. Landscape designKostiantyn Batylchuk, Shutterstock

17. Lake Austin Spa Resort, Texas

Water-inspired wellness is the focus at Lake Austin Spa Resort, with some of the rooms featuring private hot tubs while others grant unparalleled views of the lake. 

In addition to yoga, fitness classes, and daily hikes, you can check out the resort’s culinary workshops, inspirational speakers, and relaxation areas.

Man and woman in hot tub.Ron Lach, Pexels

18. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida

If you’re looking for a more luxurious wellness retreat, then this is the resort for you. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort features opulent amenities like Michelin-star restaurants, cryotherapy, prism light pods, and vitality tubs

Some of the other state-of-the-art treatments include infrared sound healing, and vibroacoustic and electromagnetic therapies.

After selecting your main wellness concerns, like mental health, weight loss, or anti-aging among many others, the resort will create the perfect program for you.

Aerial drone photo of the Carillon and Canyon Ranch Miami Beach FL USA - 2018Felix Mizioznikov, Shutterstock

19. Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Colorado

Hidden in the San Luis Valley, this retreat center uses Buddhist teachings to help you on your wellness journey. Meditation is the main treatment here, and they offer different programs for beginners and advanced practitioners. 

Chanting, walks, and dharma talk are also used in treatment. In addition to traditional rooms, guests can stay in tents, yurts, cabins, or pine huts.

Buddhist people are sitting and listening to monks - 2023Ekachai prasertkaew, Shutterstock

20. Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin

Nestled on 80 acres of pine forest, the suites and villas at this award-winning retreat feature relaxing amenities like fireplaces, hot tubs, and terraces with breathtaking views. 

Boat cruises, guided hikes, and culinary workshops are just a few of the activities at this spa resort. And with two heated outdoor pools, you can enjoy a rejuvenating swim even on snowy winter days.

Winter wellness spa resort woman swimming in hot spring thermal pool.Maridav, Shutterstock

21. The Art Of Living Retreat Center, North Carolina

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect resort for a transformative wellness experience. 

The Art Of Living Retreat Center has a team of Ayurveda specialists who are ready to help you recharge with steam treatments, massages, yoga, and herbal and nutritional advice.

This retreat center also offers detox and cleansing retreats and has classes for stress management and seasonal affective disorder.

Young woman relaxing in sauna among hot steamLeszek Glasner, Shutterstock

22. Eupepsia Wellness Resort, Virginia

Eupepsia Wellness Resort is also located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This resort uses a combination of science and traditional Ayurveda techniques to create a tailored wellness program for you. 

Yoga, fitness classes, and plant-based farm-to-table dining are prioritized here. You can also try out the retreat’s advanced healing treatments, like flotation, magneto, and halo therapies.

This retreat is family-friendly, with some rooms offering bunk beds for kids.

The Biggest salt cave therapy of Spain in Toledo - 2015Saltium, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

23. Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Florida

After a private consultation with a health expert, the staff at Pritikin will set you up with a customized wellness plan. 

The initial assessment is very comprehensive, and includes body scans, bloodwork analysis, sleep studies, and exercise tolerance tests.

In addition to standard spa and yoga treatments, the experts at Pritikin will also pass on knowledge about cooking healthy food so you can continue your wellness journey after you leave the retreat.

Female athlete undergoes an exercise tolerance test with a cardiologist physiotherapist.Andriiii, Shutterstock

24. Road Scholar Health & Wellness Retreats, Arizona, California, New Mexico, and North Carolina

This one’s for the seniors out there. Road Scholar is a not-for-profit tour group that caters to adults aged 50 and up—though the average for participants is 72. 100,000 people take part in Road Scholar retreats each year, and they’re particularly popular with the older ladies.

The company hosts six health and wellness retreats in four different states. The most popular program is the six-day 8 Limbs of yoga retreat, situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Instructor performing yoga with seniors during sports class.vectorfusionart, Shutterstock

25. Cavallo Point, California

Situated right next to the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point is a luxurious historic lodge that is guaranteed to help you destress. The retreat has programs to help you with everything from chronic aches and pains to creating a healthier work-life balance. 

You can also learn about traditional healing techniques and the benefits of herbal remedies while also taking part in unique therapies like hypnotherapy.

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa - 2012Lynn Friedman, Flickr

26. Red Mountain Resort

About 125 miles northeast of Las Vegas is one of the most breathtaking wellness retreats in the country: Red Mountain Resort.

With beautiful views of the red rock bluffs, opulent Desert Oasis rooms and luxury villas, you can’t help but forget about the troubles of everyday life. And as an added bones, the resort is pet-friendly.

In addition to wellness workshops, a stay at Red Mountain Resort includes treatments to inspire your journey of self-discovery, like chakra balancing, acoustic acupuncture, chakra balancing, and guided hikes.

The doctor sticks needles into the girl's body on the acupuncture.KONSTANTIN_SHISHKIN, Shutterstock

27. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California

With more than 97 programs lead by some of the top-notch fitness professionals, it’s not hard to see why this five-star retreat is considered one of the best luxury wellness resorts in the world.

The fitness center at Rancho Valencia feature state-of-the-art equipment from renowned companies like Cybex, Peloton, and Woodway. 

And there’s plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun at this property, which has a total of 16 tennis courts, and lots of place to play badminton, pickleball, croquet, and bocce ball.

Man exercising at a gymIvan Samkov, Pexels

28. Mii amo, Arizona

This luxurious spa resort was recently revamped with a $40 million renovation. It now features 23 new suites, a light-filled fitness wing, and new signature restaurant that prioritizes the use of produce from local farms and orchards.

The property also has a new sensory garden and reflexology path. With visits ranging from three to ten days, you’re sure to leave Mii amo feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on life.

Alpine restaurantCOLOMBO NICOLA, Shutterstock

29. Three Forks Ranch, Wyoming

Though this working cattle ranch is situated on 200,000 acres of land in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the luxurious spa only has 15 suites for guests. But the small size of the retreat works in your favor.

Three Forks has a partnership with The Mayo Clinic, so you’ll get virtual access to a Mayo Clinic doctor during your stay and also undergo five comprehensive assessments to make a personalized wellness plan.

In addition to yoga and traditional spa therapies, there are lots of outdoor activities at this ranch, including fly-fishing and snowshoeing. You’ll also get to build healthier, more sustainable eating habits with some help from the chefs at The Kitchen Academy.

Fly fishing on the Madison River - 2016Yellowstone National Park, Flickr

30. We Care Spa, California

We care is a tranquil oasis that swears by the spiritual powers of the desert. Massages, colonics, and lots of beverages are part of the wellness program here.

Liquid fasting is the main path to wellness here and is best for those who want a retreat that’s centered on detoxing and cleansing. You can also enjoy some healing pampering with a mud wrap, some time in the infrared sauna, or lymphatic stimulation treatment.

Man during a mud wrapping with special black mud, lying in the spa salon.RossHelen, Shutterstock

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to go far to find a top-tier wellness retreat. No matter what kind of treatment you’re looking for, a visit at any one of the destinations on this list is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world. 

It may also help you gain better lifestyle habits, so you can stop stress from bringing you down once you return to everyday life.

Cheerful couple with baggage standing at reception and paying for room in spa hotel.Dragon Images, Shutterstock


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