A Fall Destination Spa Getaway Begins With a Spa Treatment!
Peter and I just arrived at the Lodge at Woodloch, a Destination Spa this afternoon. We drove up from Manhattan and arrived exactly five minutes before my Astara facial was to begin. What a delight to see how everything has come together.
Woodloch opened a year ago this summer and we were part of their first “shake down” weekend. At the time we were very impressed with the setting, the dining and cuisine, the exercise gym, and the whisper lounge. But as with many new properties, there were still some rough edges. The stand for the singing bowls at the entry hadn’t arrived, the garden furniture wasn’t set up yet, the collateral material wasn’t totally “together” and the staff was still practicing.
But Wow…everything seems to have been ironed out and it does make a difference when everything runs so smoothly: the friendly valet taking care of the car, and happily, the singing bowls were not only set up there was a sign inviting you to play with them! Heading to the spa I noticed that the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and everything was sparkling clean even though there were quite a few guests trotting about. This time I had a chance to observe all of the really tasteful and expensive décor that was visible everywhere.
We have an entire weekend to look forward to and hopefully, if it stops raining, a walk through the trees whose leaves are now red, yellow and brown. As a transplanted West Coaster, I am still in love with fall, and in particular, that one weekend a year when the leaves are really at their peak.
Well, off to the gym. The class and activity schedules cover the entire day from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – another delightful surprise!