Despite an extended summer in most places, cool fall days are finally here. And it doesn’t matter if your focus is on revitalizing your sun-whipped skin or preparing it for the winter’s unforgiving winds, these sensational spas have the ideal treatment for you. Some have seasonal packages, while others offer autumnal treatments year-round. No matter which one you pick, you’re promised a serene place to take a breather before the hectic holiday season.
Take a break from the tables at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno and head to this Four-Star spa for three fall-themed treatments. Tired skin gets refreshed with the Unmask Your Inner Goddess treatment, which uses a pomegranate and emerginC peels to exfoliate and rehydrate your face.
The Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice is more than just a cute name; this full-body scrub using pomegranate spice exfoliates dull skin before a pumpkin enzyme wrap, with antioxidants and vitamins A and C, bestows a blissful glow.
The Cranberry Spa Pedicure is a smart way to revive your feet after a season of sandals. Soak your digits in a cranberry-scented footbath before they’re scrubbed and moisturized with rich body butter. Legs get pampered, too, with a gentle massage.
The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach
Miami may not scream fall splendor, but the Spa at Carillon Miami Beach is running three tantalizing packages to take you to the end of the year in style. Through the end of October, the Apples, Spice & Everything Nice offer treats you to a shampoo, scalp massage and orange-cinnamon deep conditioning treatment. For hands and feet, it’s an organic apple-lavender manicure and pedicure. Of course, no autumnal activity is complete without something pumpkin, so sip the Pumpkin Power wellness cocktail as you soak up some pampering.
The theme continues in November with the Pumpkin Ginger Dream treatment, a heavenly massage with ginger-infused oil followed by a steamy pumpkin facial.
Carillon’s Cure for the Holi-daze is a welcome respite from the December frenzy. Relax with a chocolate body butter massage and a chocolate-peppermint scrub, manicure and pedicure. Cap it off with a mint hot cocoa or warm mulled apple cider.
The Spa at Alyeska
Cozy up at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska, with two toasty spa treatments. Best Foot Forward is a quick, 20-minute vacation to put a spring in your step after a day on the slopes. The energizing massage helps improve circulation in feet that have been sloshing around for hours in heavy ski boots.
If you want a revitalizing body scrub, the Rosemary Citron Sensation uses rosemary, sea salt and citron oil for a zingy scrub; after the bergamot moisturizing massage that’s also included, you’ll feel ultra-fresh and ready for another outdoor excursion.
The Auberge Spa
The Four-Star spa at Five-Star Auberge du Soleil in Napa is known for its Meyer lemon olive oil massages, but you’ll want to give its two seasonal treatments a try. The Redefine for Fall Facial uses a collagen mask and microcurrent technology to moisturize, lift and firm your skin, a refreshing indulgence after summer sun exposure.
Fall into Bliss is a tranquil two-hour service that begins with a ginger-cardamom scrub and then leads to a white clay body masque and chamomile-lemon oil scalp treatment. Take a hot, steamy shower outdoors before melting onto the massage table for a fragrant cedar, grapefruit and ylang ylang full-body massage.
Spa Beaumontia, located in the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Harbor View Inn, is named for the soft, white Beaumontia flower that grows throughout the property. If you’re not quite ready to let autumn change to winter, take refuge at Spa Beaumontia for a few hours. Santa Barbara’s balmy weather aside, experiences like the Jojoba Scalp Massage, which uses jojoba oil scented with either cucumber melon, tropical fruit or flowers, will leave you feeling as fresh as the first days of fall.
The Spa at The Joule
The in-house spa at The Joule, a Four-Star property in Dallas, has myriad treatments to get you ready for the next few months. For skin that’s still dried out by the summer sun, the 50-minute Triple Body Scrub is a godsend. This exceptional exfoliation combines a dry brushing technique, a pink Himalayan salt scrub and a calendula-shea butter to exfoliate and moisturize thirsty skin. Combine it with a 25-minute massage, and you’ll leave with a glow that might last through Thanksgiving.
The Cliff Spa
The Cliff Lodge, a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel, may be in Snowbird, Utah (a 38-minute trek from Salt Lake City), but seasonal services at its Cliff Spa will make the trip more than worth it. The Autumn Pumpkin Facial, with cinnamon, honeysuckle and pumpkin, and the Fig/Mandarin Manicure, accented by mandarin, fig, clove and ginger, sound good enough to eat, but after either treatment, it’ll be your pores that will be hungry for more. Extend the luxuriating with a dip in the rooftop pool or snag a seat in the fragrant eucalyptus steam room.