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Eleven Luxurious Spas in the Hudson Valley

By inside + out | March 21, 2022

The Hudson Valley offers a wealth of luxurious options for pampering yourself, so why not try them all? Weekends are a great excuse for a full day of “me time”, a couples massage, or a gal-pal retreat. Ready to plan a spa day? Here’s a list of some options. The photo above showcases the enticing entrance to the Emerson Spa, so let’s begin there.


Thistle at Wilderflower Farms | 2702 Main Street Gardiner NY | 855.472.3188 | WEBSITE

Thistle Spa at Wildflower Farms

Thistle, an Auberge Spa, offers a revolving treatment menu honoring the seasons combined with age-old remedies and therapeutic bodywork. Curated wellness journeys are designed to calm the mind and enliven the senses, inspiring a deeper connection with nature. See their full treatment menu here.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa | 46 West Market Street, Rhinebeck NY | 877-647-2328 | WEBSITE

Mirbeau Spa Relaxing by the Fire

The world-class Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Rhinebeck is reminiscent of an old-world chic Parisian hotel, yet it offers all the modern comforts that today’s travelers expect. Guests are invited to lounge or nap in the resting room, take in the Himalayan Salt Sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room, or the heated whirlpool spa with a private bar in the Aqua Terrace. Visitors can sample enjoyable spa treatments, seasonal spa specials and even combination day spa experiences, which include various massages and facials plus soaking in mineral baths. While there try Monet’s Favorite Fragrance Massage which marries essential oils and Swedish massage. Or try the Mirabeau Signature Massage with some CBD enhancement to improve restful sleep. There’s also a Resveratrol facial designed to lift and firm skin.

Emerson Resort + Spa | 5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper NY | 845-688-2828 | WEBSITE

Emerson Spa and resort

The enticing entrance is just the beginning. Therapies offered at the Emerson Resort and Spa are inspired by the earth’s elements and the tranquility of the Catskills. For example, the spa offers a Sublime Facial with Cold Stones, an anti-aging treatment that stimulates cellular regeneration and redefines facial volume. Or visitors might try a Sacred Nature Mask Repair Solution, which features a cleansing balm, an exfoliating mask, then a youth serum and hydra cream to enhance skin resilience and vitality. Consider the CBD pedicure with a CBD Bath Bomb soak and CBD Eco-fin Bootie treatment to pamper and rejuvenate tired feet. There’s also a CBD VIP Couples Soak and Massage that provides a soothing and healing spa experience for two. For a complete energy cleanse and reset try the Chakra Renewal, which features a tarot reading, a 60-minute crystal reiki session and a chakra realignment.

Birch Body Care | 73 Crown Street, Kingston NY | 845-331-7139 | WEBSITE

Best Spas Upstate NYThe body care shop offers a variety of massages, including Swedish, deep tissue,  and shiatsu, as well as orthopedic, structural therapy, active release therapy (ART), and deep relaxation using abhyanga (Ayurvedic) style massage. Massage sessions may include meditation, aromatherapy and crystal healing, depending on the therapist you choose. Birch Body Care also focuses on ​​clean, plant-based and ethical skincare, which includes facials that help alleviate stress. The facials are designed to help you feel comfortable and confident in your natural skin.

Rain Spa | 20 West Market Street, NY Rhinebeck | 845-876-7246 | WEBSITE

Rain Spa Rhinebeck

Rain Spa offers a range of head-to-toe services to help visitors feel radiant, refreshed and restored. The services range from a Fibroblast Plasma Lift—a skin tightening procedure to remove or reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, and sagging skin—to full body exfoliations employing minerals and elements believed to holistically rebalance body functions. Visitors can also try a Caffeine and Coconut Scrub to reduce cellulite and tighten skin or any of the spa’s massages, which include a Swedish massage, a Balinese massage and a reflexology massage. A “Rock The Senses” massage features a combination of Swedish massage and Himalayan stone therapy. Little time to spare for self-care? Try the Quick Fix, which includes a 30-minute oxygen-infused facial and massage.

Haven Spa | 6464 Haven Street, Rhinebeck NY | 845-876-7369 | WEBSITE

Haven Spa Lobby

Haven Spa uses the soothing power of scent and the latest skincare technology to help visitors achieve clear glowing skin. Their Lift & Sculpt facials rejuvenate and tone facial muscles, improve circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage to de-puff and detoxify skin. DERMAFRAC™ FACIALS use a micro-needling system to target many skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scarring. As well as high-tech skincare, the spa also offers a range of hand, foot and body massages and deliciously scented treatments. One of the most sumptuous treatments is the Temple of the Soul Ritual, an exfoliating bamboo, lemongrass and mimosa scrub to slough away dry skin, followed by 15 minutes in an aromatherapy infused steam room. There’s also a Tahitian Island Ritual, a rich, exfoliating scrub of aloe vera, lemon verbena, and litsea cubeba, followed by aromatherapy-infused steam. The ritual ends with a hydrating, full-body, 50-minute massage using a blend of shea butter and Madagascar vanilla.

Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa | 220 North Road, Milton NY | 845-795-4050 | WEBSITE   

Mohonk Mountain House Spa hot tub

Located on a 75-acre Hudson River Estate with panoramic views, the spa offers various kinds of massage, body therapies such as scrubs and wraps; facial therapies using plant-based products, and hydrafacial treatments. Hydrafacials, which are medical grade resurfacing treatments, are used to smooth fine lines, lift plump and revitalize skin. This treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the skin using super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. The results are cumulative, so the more facials you have, the better the results. The spa’s special facials include the Buttermilk Signature Facial, an Acne Defense Facial, an Age Solution Facial and a Rosacea Remedy. The estate is also home to a first-rate restaurant, a farm and a historic inn with 17 custom accommodations.

Glo Spa | 62 Ricks Road, Woodstock NY | 845-679-7800 | WEBSITE

Glo Spa Woodstock NY

In addition to pampering spa treatments, such as world-class facials, relaxing massages and rejuvenating body treatments, Glo offers amenities that rival a five-star hotel, including a steam room, infrared sauna, guided meditation, an O2 chair, a gorgeous retail shop and a heart-soaring view of the Catskill Mountains that’s enjoyable in all seasons. Specialty massages include a Thai Ball massage that uses a selection of therapeutic herbs in a warmed and moistened muslin compress ball. The Hot Stone Massage soothes muscles with smooth, heated stones, while the Lava Shell massage uses mineral-rich tiger clamshells. Skincare includes everything from dermaplaning to a Circadia Oxygen Rx Treatment, which generates a measured and controlled amount of oxygen to promote a healthy glow.

Mohonk Mountain House | 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz NY | 877-877-2664 | WEBSITE

The spa at Mohonk Moutain House

The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House includes 16 treatment rooms, relaxation verandas, a solarium, and an outdoor heated mineral pool featuring imported Dead Sea salts. The spring menu of spa treatments features a Ginger Rejuvenator—an ultra-moisturizing treatment that soothes away tension hydrates the skin and warms the spirit—using ginger root, lemongrass, cinnamon and pepper. There’s also an Arctic Berry Enzyme Exfoliating Peel to provide the deepest level of exfoliation for troubled skin and a Moss Hydrating Body Mask which incorporates a mineral-rich seaweed serum with anti-inflammatory moss extracts to detoxify, rehydrate and revitalize skin. The spa’s menu of offerings includes private wellness sessions focusing on hiking, forest bathing, yoga and meditation.

Dewa Spa at Menla | 375 Pantherkill Road, Phoenicia NY | 845-688-6897 | WEBSITE

Dewa Menla Retreat Spa

Menla’s world-class healing spa is one of the few places in the West where visitors can experience the Tibetan KuNye massage, an ancient form of massage therapy taught in traditional Tibetan medicine. Dewa Spa’s range of Eastern and Western spa treatments includes various massages, Ayurveda, acupuncture, reflexology, herbal baths, energy healing, customized facials, sound therapy, and intuitive readings. The spa features saunas and steam rooms to stimulate and detoxify your system. There are various retreats based on yoga, sound healing, herbal wisdom and psychedelic healing.  Dewa’s selection of treatments and packages is designed to leave visitors feeling renewed, relaxed and recharged.

Bodhi Holistic Spa | 543 Warren Street, Hudson NY | 518-828-2233 | WEBSITE

The eight treatment rooms in the Bodhi Holistic Spa offer massage and bodywork, an infrared sauna, facials, acupuncture and wellness coaching. One of the spa’s favorite facial treatments is the Three Goddess Facial is a favorite! This 90-minute treatment provides deep exfoliation, helps to improve pigmentation, skin texture and promotes cell turnover to enhance radiance and skin firmness and tone. Round out the experience with the spa’s Warmed Wild Lime Oil Scalp Treatment, moisturizing foot scrub.a massage, or any of the spa’s lash and brow services for a restorative makeover. The range of massages includes a Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Massage and a Nirvana Stress Relief Massage.


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