When you’re living the city life of Boston, you often need a reprieve from the traffic, stress and hectic pace. At least I do to stay sane!!! So where do you go when you crave peace, quiet and tranquility? For me, the answer is always a spa and a little road trip. Massages, facials, scrubs, lavender OH MY! Here is one of my favorite places to go for serenity, great treatments and healthy food, which is a reasonable driving distance from Boston. Men, this one’s for you too-don’t knock it ‘til you try it!
TOPNOTCH RESORT AND SPA: STOWE, VERMONT
About a 3 hour and 20 min drive from Boston, this spot is one of my go-to places. The spa is clean, they offer a wide array of treatments and their therapists are some of the best! They have 30 plus treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite for side by side couple’s massages (awww ;-))
They also have:
- Changing rooms with private lockers and showers
- An indoor pool
- An outdoor hot tub
- Coed sauna and steam room
- A full service salon
- Men’s and women’s lounge areas to read and relax
I’m always in my element here. Classic logo-embroidered white robes, slippers, hot tea, healthy fruit, the smell of lavender and a cozy chair to lounge in ‘til my treatment. My Favorite treatment of all time here is the Mount Mansfield Saucha. (105 minutes $240 includes tip)The treatment itself is AMAAAAZING. Sugar scrubbed, wrapped in a detoxifying cocoon and massaged until my skin is as smooth as silk. What else could you ask for? My therapist was Barb Alpert, ask for her, she is highly skilled and knows the body well.
I leave here feeling balanced, blissful and beautified! You will love this place!
- Cancellation is 24 hrs
- 20% tip is included
- You must be 16 years or older to use the spa
- Bring your bathing suit!!
- Check for the “treatment of the month specials” They are usually my favorite and they are discounted