2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Spas for Affordability
A spa vacation is the perfect opportunity to get the ultimate experience in personal luxury, and while you may think treating yourself to a spa getaway will leave a pretty big hole in your wallet, you might want to think again. Immersing yourself in solace doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, and these spas can certainly prove it!
This Ontario destination spa knows exactly how to cater to its guests’ every wish by offering various spa getaway deals at an unthinkable price. If you wish to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa, check out the all-inclusive Day Spa at Ste. Anne’s, where you can feast your eyes on a 3-course lunch, afternoon tea, and a choice from a variety of wellness activities including yoga, meditation, hiking, walking, or a stretch class. In between wellness services, guests have the privilege of exploring the walking trails or relaxing in the steam room! This Day Spa is offered from 8:30 a.m – 6:00 p.m at just $170-$220 per person!
If a day at the spa isn’t quite enough, Ste. Anne’s offers Overnight Getaways as well, which are all-inclusive and provide comforting accommodations, carefully-prepared meals, pampering spa services and group wellness classes! Guests also have access to all of the spa’s facilities, including its eucalyptus steam room, hot tubs, fitness rooms and more. This overnight spa deal is recommended at a 2-night minimum stay for just $299-$515 per person!
The Oaks at Ojai focuses on providing its guests with the healthiest spa getaway imaginable. This all-inclusive destination spa offers unbeatable overnight stays which include accommodations at the spa’s lodge, cottage, courtyard suite, private room, or spa suite (your choice!), 15 fitness classes (optional), three healthy spa cuisine meals specially-prepared for you, and endless use of the resort’s numerous facilities, including saunas, swimming pools, and weight training equipment! Overnight rates, depending on your choice of accommodation, are offered at less than $400 per person per night!
Deerfield is a full-service destination spa that offers an endless variety of spa services specially designed to pamper and offer its guests the ultimate wellness experience. On top of its incredible spa deals, Deerfield even offers its guests either a complementary Swedish massage with any one-week stay, $150 toward any services during a five-night mini-week, or a discount on treatment packages for any length stay! What better way to make the most out of an incredibly affordable spa vacation?
Indulge in Atlantis’ rejuvenating atmosphere at the Spa Atlantis, where you can enjoy numerous spa packages on offer, including the ultimate Retreat and Revive spa package. This package provides guests with a two-night stay in the Luxury Tower, two 60-minute Swedish massage treatments, and one $100 food credit to Bistro Napa, which offers top-of-the-line seasonal organic fare. The Retreat and Revive spa package is just $436 per person!
Green Mountain is not your traditional spa getaway, but rather a unique weight-loss and wellness retreat. If you’re going solo, you can choose from a one week ($3,306), two week ($6,205), three week ($8,654), or four week ($10,803) program. All rates include meals, accommodations, workshops, activities, guest speakers, fitness assessments, program materials, taxes and gratuities!
At Spa Eastman, enjoy a definitive spa experience with its Destination Spa package. This package is offered at just $175 per person and includes one-night accommodation, three physical activity sessions, workshops, three healthful meals and healthy snacks served all day (including fruits, nuts, and herbal tea), guided walks, and access to the spa’s thermal facilities!
Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons
If you’d like to go on a spa getaway with a special someone, Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons is an ideal option, and the spa’s packages are the definition of both soothing and affordable! Packages are as low as $199 per person and include a two-night accommodation in the Main Lodge for two people, breakfast each morning, a cocktail in either of two of the resort’s bars, one 25-minute neck and shoulder massage, one 45-minute basic pedicure, and more!
Located in the breathtaking Green Mountains of Vermont, this destination spa offers truly affordable rates. Choose a 2-4-night Mini Vacation, which includes spacious rooms, gourmet meals (with nutritious snacks) and the destination spa’s renowned hiking spa program for just $259 ($239 for double occupancy). If you wish to get the same experience for a longer duration, embark on the spa’s Jump Start Getaway, where you can enjoy 5-10 nights at the destination spa for just $249 ($229 for double occupancy)!
Peppermill Resort, Spa & Casino
For your next spa getaway, take advantage of an affordable weekend day spa at Peppermill. With the spa’s Weekend Day Pass, guests have the privilege of receiving all-day access to Spa Toscana’s hot and cold plunges, Dry Sauna and Eucalyptus Steam Room, indoor leisure pool, sundeck, and light snacks at a low price of $60 per person!
If you wish to receive an unforgettable spa special before ringing in the holidays, choose Spa Toscana’s fall package, “Home Sweet Harvest” (available through December 20th), and choose from a Harvest Honey Glow Wrap, Chocolate Pumpkin Enzyme Facial, or an Oh My Pumpkin Pie manicure or pedicure. Each seasonal treatment is 100 minutes at just $152 per person!
Hilton Head Health is a weight-loss spa and health retreat providing you with the ultimate tools to obtain wellness by combining exercise, healthy eating and education throughout your stay. The retreat offers a wide range of programs, but one of its most affordable options is bringing a friend and sharing a Private Villa for one week at a reduced price (as low as $2,980 per person)!