The weather might be frightful, but these upscale New England spas are rife with options that are sure to warm you around Valentine’s Day or any other time. Depending on what sounds most appealing, you could enjoy a seaside escape in Newport, Rhode Island; a midweek getaway in charming Kennebunk, Maine; or a spa extravaganza in Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains.
No matter which you choose, you’ll come back refreshed and ready to face the last bit of winter.
Hide out among the hardwoods and spruces at The Equinox, A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa. The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel delivers a Spa Welcome package that comes with a 50-minute spa treatment per person, a welcome basket and a daily continental breakfast for two (with a two-night minimum stay).
For an even more indulgent experience, the Unlimited Spa Experience, which requires a three-night stay, includes an impressive $999 credit per person for the Spa at Equinox.
Amenities at the sanctuary range from men’s and women’s saunas and steam baths to a 75-foot indoor pool and a lounge where you can enjoy herbal teas and fresh fruit by the fire.
The 13,000-square-foot palace of relaxation also has a large menu of facials, aromatherapy services, massages and signature body treatments. Our suggestion for looking and feeling your best: Indulging in the locally inspired maple scrub and topping things off with a mani-pedi.
Newport’s frosty Narragansett Bay is the perfect option for those seeking relaxation, so look no further than Castle Hill Inn’s Retreat to Romance package for a luxurious two-night getaway. As soon as you check into the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property, a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of fresh flowers will be delivered to your room, setting the stage for a delightful retreat.
Highlights of your stay will include a three-course dinner for two at Four-Star The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, daily gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea.
To nourish your soul, you’ll also be treated to a customized couples’ massage at The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics. This locally owned and award-winning skincare company only uses organic ingredients in its products, which are used exclusively in treatments at the spa.
At Four-Star The White Barn Inn, the Relax, Restore & Renew package is a midweek mini-retreat, which includes accommodations, breakfast and a $150 spa credit. You will happily use the latter at The White Barn Inn Spa, where services like the Kennebunk River stone massage and body treatments that use seasonal herbs and ingredients are done.
As an extra delightful treat, book the couple’s Spa Date Night package. The treatment begins with a meet-and-greet with the spa therapist, who provides you with bathrobes and slippers and finds out what style of massage you would like.
After your 90-minute pampering, you’ll head to the Couple’s Spa Suite, where canapés, chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine will be waiting for you.