The Catskills are thawing, wildflowers will soon be blooming, and spring is finally returning. What better way to celebrate the season of rebirth than with a wellness retreat to Ulster County?
From luxury mountain resorts and quaint inns to wildflower farms and personal trainers, there are so many ways to renew your mind, body and soul in the Catskills. Here’s a starting point for your Spa-cation.
REWILD YOUR SPIRIT
Thistle, an Auberge Spa at Wildflower Farms, features six treatment rooms, an indoor saltwater pool, outdoor hot tubs, and a massive open-air fitness center. Their revolving spa menu offers customizable experiences designed to nurture the body and soul—all in a gorgeous setting surrounded by mountains and, of course, wildflowers.
REBALANCE YOUR FLOW
Honor’s Haven Retreat in Ellenville is home to lush gardens, a sparkling lake, and the Shawangunk Ridge. In addition to a full-service spa, they offer on-site Acupuncture healing treatments, courtesy of veteran acupuncturist Frederik Jente. Depending on your needs, he may incorporate other healings like gua sha, cupping, massage, or meditation.
RECONNECT YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Nestled in Mount Tremper on the edge of Slide Mountain Wilderness, Emerson Resort & Spa boasts spacious rooms, a beloved restaurant, and a variety of wellness offerings—including a two-hour comprehensive wellness session that begins with a Tarot reading, leads into a 60-minute massage, and ends with a crystal reiki session.
RESTORE YOUR CIRCULATION AND VITALITY
The Mohonk Mountain House spa now offers contrast bathing therapy—a hot and cold water immersion to reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. The Contrast Hydrotherapy Massage alternates between warm steam and a cool shower before a CBD massage, while the Lakeside Immersion treatment features a cold plunge into Lake Mohonk, followed by hot tea, yoga, and ginger-inhalation therapy.
REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN
Maria Vera Skincare in Kingston offers results-driven, non-invasive skincare in an intimate boutique spa environment. The Signature Ionix Facial utilizes the full spectrum of its tools and modalities including microcurrent, ultrasound, oxygen, regenerating light, microdermabrasion, and negative pressure therapies. The end result is deeply cleansed skin that’s smoother, lifted, and distinctly radiant.
REBUILD YOUR ENDURANCE
Jakob Roze is a former Wilhelmina fitness model turned personal trainer who relocated his practice from NYC to Upstate during the pandemic. Roze now provides personal training to Ulster County residents and visitors, with concierge service that meets you where you are (literally) with all of the necessary equipment for an invigorating workout.
Ready to Spring into the Catskills? Book your trip and plan your Wellness Retreat today.