By Ann Jerema
Tired of the same old weekend resort getaways? Want to do something good for your body and soul? Want to connect more with your partner? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, why not consider a weekend (or longer) away at a wellness retreat. We’re not talking about a fat camp or place to go and lose some pounds. We’re talking about luxurious spa-like retreat centers that offer great healthy food, fun activities, and a place to relax, all in one.
Check out our top picks for great wellness retreats, all located here in the United States.
One of our top picks is the Miraval Arizona. Set in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, this all-inclusive retreat center places an emphasis on spirituality while providing an abundance of yoga, fitness, and overall wellness courses. With an on-site restaurant, snack bar, and full bar with cocktails, you’ll have everything you need to relax and recharge.
Contact: 855-234-1672 – 5000 E.. Via Estancia – Tucson, AZ 85739
Red Mountain Resort
Another amazing getaway place is the Red Mountain Resort located in St. George, Utah. This wellness retreat center is nestled into the landscape of the vivid red rock cliffs that are so common in the area. At this resort, you can be as active or relaxed as you want. Coordinate an adventure to Zyon or Bryce Canyon National Park. Or, select their rejuvenate and live well package and have access to a personal physician who will work with you on your body composition, fitness and metabolic testing, and nutrition.
Contact: 877-246-4453 – 1275 E. Red Mountain Circle – Irvine, Utah, 84738
Looking for a mountain getaway? Try Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. Take a nature hike, set out for a mountain biking adventure, try fly fishing, or stay in for a day at the spa, the choice is yours. With all that plus horseback riding, culinary and tasting experiences, paddle sports, and other leisure activities, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to focus on each other as well as what is good for you.
Contact: 865-984-8166 – 1471 W. Millers Cove Rd. Walland, TN 37886