Fall Foliage Tour: Autumn in the Northeast

Fall Foliage Tour: Autumn in the Northeast

Pumpkin picking, apple pies, boots, scarves, and that perfect crisp chill in the air – nothing, and I repeat, nothing beats fall. Which is why we want to take you on a tour, a fall foliage tour that is, of the northeast – where you can sneak a peak at the bright reds, oranges, and yellows as they begin to blanket the trees all while enjoying a little fall-inspired treatment at any of these spas!

While we’re just naming a few of the great spots to visit in the northeast, we want to hear your favorites in the comments below! Plus, check out last year’s fall foliage tour for even more spots in the northeast and some in the northwest!

Presented by Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain, New York

Bear Mountain Inn – Bear Mountain, New York

Built in 1915, the historic Bear Mountain Inn features views of the Hessian Lake and its namesake – Bear Mountain. Guests will relish in these picturesque views while the weather cools and fall creeps in.  As the mountain and its reflection on the water creates a truly vibrant painting – one can enjoy with a cup of hot cocoa while lounging on the Hickory Terrace or on one of the property’s signature tree-branch benches.

The intimate mountainside inn was restored to its rustic glory over a nine-year renovation process which was completed in early 2012. There are 15 comfortable deluxe guestrooms and suites, three delish dining options, and of course a lovely spa where guests can enjoy treatments such as the Lavender Garden Dream – an 80-minute full-body massage experience.

Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz, New  York

A Spafinder Wellness 365 Readers’ Choice Award Winner for the last 5 years, the family-owned and operated (since 1869 no less!) Mohonk Mountain House is a Northeastern fall foliage mecca. With more than 2,000 acres of majestic seasonal views (regardless of the season) this Victorian castle resort is located near the quintessential Catskill Mountains and fuses old world charm with the modern luxuries travelers desire today.

The 16 treatment room eco-friendly spa features a solarium with stone fireplace as well as an outdoor heated mineral pool to truly experience the season while spa-ing. Guests this month can take advantage of the Mohonk Leaf-Peeper Package that can include rock climbing, carriage and horseback rides, mountain biking, and of course visits to local orchards, wineries, and more!

The Essex Resort and Spa – Essex, Vermont

Guests of The Essex Resort & Spa will enjoy close proximity to downtown Burlington, the Green Mountains, and Lake Champlain – as well as 18 acres of gorgeous fall scenery. Pets are welcome at the resort and can even enjoy a treatment at the Spa while their owners enjoy a variety of cooking classes at this renowned Culinary Resort.

The 120-room resort was founded in 1989 and features two award-winning restaurants, three public teaching kitchens, and a full-service spa, salon, and fitness center where guests can enjoy amazing treatments and classes which will have them looking and feeling great during their stay! The 10-treatment room spa has an oversized outdoor hot tub where guests can enjoy the views of the gorgeous foliage.

Stowe Mountain Lodge – Stowe, Vermont

Known by many as one of the best Ski Resorts in North America – Stowe Mountain Lodge’s location at the base of Mount Mansfield also offers a prime location to view gorgeous fall colors. Guests of this Destination Resort know its scenery – which includes covered-bridges, glistening lakes, mountain peaks, and lush forests – isn’t the only draw. The six-story resort is vast – with 300-rooms designed to blend traditional lodge elegance with contemporary rustic charm.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa – Skaneateles, New York

Surrounded by gardens, ponds. and acres of tall forests in the majestic Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Mirbeau Inn & Spa is the ultimate destination for fall foliage. Guests can take in the surroundings and sip on some of the Finger Lake’s finest vintages on a wine tour offered by the resort.

The 34-room intimate boutique resort was designed to resemble an Old World French Country Estate – even the gardens mirror that of Monet’s own renditions of the gardens in Paris. Mirbeau can be translated to mean “reflected beauty” and its certain that beauty is reflected everywhere one looks at Mirbeau.

Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennsylvania

Located amidst 150 wooded acres where guests can hike, mountain bike, and even kayak on the 15-acre private lake is the fantastic 57-room  luxury destination spa The Lodge at Woodloch. Guests can enjoy healthy gourmet cuisine, a full-service spa program in the 40,000-square-foot spa, and a vast array of indoor and outdoor fitness activities.

Enjoy seasonal treatments like a Cranberry Body Polish all while taking in the seasonal beauty all around you!