The vast and diverse landscape of the United States plays host to an abundance of active holiday resorts and relaxing spa getaways for those who are USA-based. If you’re short on time, these luxury wellness retreats offer up short escapes so you can fit a little R&R into your weekend. Compare Retreats has rounded up five of our favourite luxury retreats in the USA for a short getaway reset and refresh in a flash.
The Ranch Malibu: 4.0 Fitness and Wellness Programme
The four-day version of The Ranch’s famously intensive fitness boot camp may be pint-sized, but it still packs a punch. Taking place at the nearby Four Seasons Westlake rather than the flagship Ranch headquarters, the no-options boot camp features eight-hours of scheduled fitness and wellness activities each day, ranging from hikes to yoga. Focused on helping participants make long-term lifestyle changes, nutrition, diet and addictive substances like sugar and alcohol are another key area explored with help from The Ranch’s wellness experts.
Prices start from US$4,200 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Lake Austin Spa Resort: 3-Night Resort Package
If the sprawling waterfront hideaway that houses the Lake Austin Spa Resort doesn’t leave you breathless, then nothing will. The all-inclusive three-night Resort Package offers guests a-la-carte options in spa services, and access to weekly health and fitness activities. It’s the perfect mix of yoga and barre classes to lengthen and strengthen, and kickboxing boot camps for intense cardio. This retreat also offers a wide range of water-based activities for aqua-addicts. Whether you’re in for yoga on the terrace or a quiet moment affront the tranquil waterfront resort, Lake Austin has you covered. Girly getaway, anyone?
Prices start from US$1,875 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Cal-a-Vie: 3-Day California Package
While it might feel like you’ve been whisked away to a quaint village in rural France, this luxury spa resort is conveniently located in San Diego County. Cal-a-View Health Spa is set across 200 acres of private land, giving it a truly remote feeling when you’re looking to get away from it all on its award-winning wellness programmes. This three-day retreat is perfect for a long weekend or when you have unused vacation days: starting on a Sunday and ending on Wednesday, this package includes unlimited fitness classes, two spa services, daily meals, nutritional lectures and cooking demonstrations.
Prices start from US$4,400 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Mii Amo Sedona: Three-Night Journey
Surrounded by the arid, dusty red sandstone of Arizona’s Sedona region, Mii Amo might feel something like a desert mirage when you first spy the sleek, modern facilities and swimming pools. Two hours north of Phoenix, and not far off Route 66, it’s ideally located for a luxury weekend escape or a break on your road trip. Its three-night journey includes Vinyasa yoga, Qi Gong, a customised fitness session and guided meditation. Additionally, guests can enjoy free use of the pool, sauna, steam room and fitness facilities. Hiking trails, Native American culture workshops and ‘intelligent cuisine’ using organic, locally-sourced ingredients at the Mii Amo Cafe are some of the other perks of this unique location and resort.
Prices start around US$2,454 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Amangiri: 3-Night Kokoro Retreat
This ultra-luxe desert oasis shows the digital detoxes are anything but basic. Frequented by Hollywood A-listers like Miley Cyrus to get away from it all, guests can nurture mind, body and soul with three nights immersed in the wonder of Southern Utah’s breathtaking landscape across 600 acres at Canyon Point. With activities ranging from hiking to crystal sound bath meditation to deep tissue massages, this retreat will whisk you away from reality to reconnect with yourself. The retreat includes three meals daily, two daily hikes on the property, one group fitness class, a 30-minute movement consultation, two meditation sessions, two movement classes, two 90-minute massages, and one half-day hike.
Prices start from US$8,992 | Book now on Compare Retreats
This article was first published in November 2017, and updated in October 2019.