Five Resorts to Rejuvenate
Need a quick getaway to jumpstart that depleted body, mind, and spirit after a far-too-long pandemic? Well, thankfully there are wellness resorts that provide the perfect mix of outdoors, yoga, meditation, and nutrition in a good 4 to 5-day spurt. These are the placid retreats that come to mind for a late fall or early winter getaway:
Red Mountain Resort
Essential Zion Adventure Retreat
St. George, Utah
Zion is spectacular any time of year, but especially in October and November when the extreme heat and large summer crowds are gone and you have time to explore the stunning pillars of rock in relative solitude. Red Mountain Resort in nearby St. George offers a 4-day Essential Zion Adventure Retreat that includes lodging, daily morning hikes, fitness, and wellness classes. A souvenir backpack and water bottle are also included.
Hotel Nantipa
Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
After hearing about Hotel Nantipa’s new Transcendental Wellness Experience, I was ready jump on the next plane from Logan to San Jose, Costa Rica. Here’s what the press release said: “Through a balance between stillness and mindful movement, this personalized holistic healing journey encourages guests to honor the present moment and gain a deeper understanding of self-care through a fully immersive program run by a dedicated Holistic Wellness Practitioner.” The experience includes:
 
·       Round trip flights between SJO and Tambor Airport, including transfers
·       4 nights / 5 days elegant beachfront accommodations
·       3 nourishing gourmet meals per day
·       1 guided active meditation on the beach
·       Private yoga sessions including pranayama and restorative yoga
·       2 life coaching sessions.
·       1 Ayurvedic marma point therapy session.
·       1 healing sound therapy session on the beach
·       2 private personal training sessions (optional) 

We're in! How about you?
Ranch at Rock Creek
Philipsburg, Montana
You can’t help but breathe deeply after arriving at The Ranch at Rock Creek, a luxury dude ranch in a 6000-acre Montana mountain playground. Spend the day horseback riding, cross-country skiing, skeet shooting, fly fishing, and more. Then relax in one of the 25 accommodations, which includes standalone log homes and riverside cabins. All activities, meals, and most drinks are included in the rate.
Twin Farms
Barnard, Vermont
This 300-acre estate was once author Sinclair Lewis’s wedding present to his wife and the setting for their outlandish house parties. The lodgings are all-inclusive, so all meals and activities are included in the rates. Stay in one of the ten cottages surrounding the farmhouse, barn and main inn. Everywhere you look are glorious views of Vermont mountains, valleys with wildflowers or colorful leaves depending on the season, stone walls and covered bridges. All kinds of recreation are offered, from hiking, biking, fishing, golf, horseback riding in the warmer months, to ice skating and skiing on their private hill in winter. Your reward after a day of hiking is a fantastic meal. Known for their excellent food and top-notch wine cellar, Twin Farms will not disappoint even the most discerning of foodies.
Ranch 4.0
Malibu, California
If you gained the “Pandemic 10,” this might be the place for you. When Ranch 4.0 starts up again in January, plan on hiking some 50 miles over 4 days in the coastal California foothills and then returning to a 1400 calorie a day plant-based diet. Programs run from Thursday to Sunday and you’ll be staying in comfort at the Four Seasons property in nearby Westlake Village.
Please contact ActiveTravels if you're looking to rejuvenate this Fall or any time of year! We all need a self-care break after these months of fear, isolation and worries!
Quick Escape: Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont!
Home to 30 treatment rooms and an indoor solarium pool and whirlpool, it’s hard to find a better place in New England to be pampered than the award-winning spa at Stowe’s Topnotch Resort. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, see the last colors of fall foliage, and then treat yourself to the signature 50-minute massage with scented Vermont woodspice aromatherapy oil. They also offer a variety of facials for both men and women, reiki, and energy healing sessions. Topnotch also offers a full slate of fitness classes this fall including yoga, pilates, and guided walks. Afterwards, you can treat yourself to the best local produce, Vermont cheeses, fish, and meat at Topnotch’s restaurant, The Roost.
We are very happy to announce that one lucky ActiveTravels winner will experience Topnotch Resort for free!

For our Fall 2021 Raffle, you can win the following:

  • 2 nights free
  • 1 complimentary dinner at Roost for two
  • 2 complimentary 50-minute spa treatments!

All you need to do is email us with the answers to this very important question:

THE POET ROBERT FROST IS BURIED IN BENNINGTON, VERMONT. WHAT DOES THE INSCRIPTION ON HIS GRAVE SAY?
Email us your answers and we'll announce the lucky winner
next Thursday, October 21st!

Good luck, ActiveTravels members! You can do this!
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