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If you’re in need of a relaxing stay along with pampering treatments, you’ll find alluring spa resorts across Pennsylvania to choose to suit your needs. Many of the luxury resorts are located in beautiful wooded settings in places like the renowned Poconos, but they can also be found in some of the state’s exciting cities too. No matter what you’re after in your spa resort vacation experience, you’re sure to find it on this list.
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Lodge at Woodloch is one of the world’s best spa resorts. This luxury Poconos oasis is an adult-only property ensuring an especially tranquil stay, located in a secluded wooded setting among over 400 acres near a private lake where you can fish or kayak. The spa features over two dozen treatment rooms, an aqua garden with co-ed soaking pools with heated hydromassage waterfalls and a year-round outdoor whirlpool. Its whisper lounge has a fireplace and an outdoor porch for relaxing, while the fitness center offers classes like yoga, Pilates, tai chi and aqua fitness. An on-site farm-to-table restaurant serves delicious and healthy gourmet meals, including room service. The spacious rooms all have private verandas for watching the sunrise and enjoying the peaceful sounds of the Rock Garden Waterfall.
Chocolate lovers can do no better than the luxurious Hotel Hershey, dubbed the “Chocolate Spa.” Its spa features cocoa-based treatments like the cocoa massage, chocolate fondue wrap, Hershey shower and the decadent whipped cocoa bath. It includes soaking tubs, hydrotherapy baths, Vichy showers, silent meditation rooms, a beauty salon and more. There are also large indoor and outdoor pools, multiple restaurants and golfing nearby at the Hershey Country Club. Rooms are available in the hotel itself or in cottages as large as a six-bedroom which has a stone gas fireplace, dining table, and wet bar with mini-fridge and microwave.
The Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa is hard to beat for a romantic spa retreat. The 1890s chateau hosts 10 elegant castle-style rooms and suites all of which come with a private balcony with spectacular views, a Jacuzzi and fireplace. The spa offers services that can be enjoyed as a couple or individually, with everything from facials, body wraps and massage to hand and foot treatments. There are all sorts of special packages available, and the mansion is also popular for weddings and wedding reception.
This Poconos bed and breakfast is located on Huckleberry Mountain, providing especially scenic views while the luxurious suites boast fireplaces, Jacuzzis for two and private balconies for enjoying the scenery. The spa suites come with especially romantic four-poster beds or column-style king beds. The spa features a hot tub, indoor saltwater pool, a wide range of massage options and a long list of pampering treatments like the French cocoa wrap. The on-site restaurant has been called one of the best in the Poconos, a multiple award winner, while the Philadelphia Inquirer called a meal here “Dinner Fit for a King.” Activities are offered too, like hiking on the trails throughout the property, yoga in the summer and fall, and winter snowshoeing.
The Omni Bedford Springs has a long history that dates back more than two centuries, located in the Allegheny Mountains about two hours from big-city attractions in Washington D.C. and three hours from Philadelphia. It has played host to 10 presidents over the years, seven of whom were in office at the time. There are eight mineral springs located on the grounds of the hotel, originally built for those who wanted to “take the waters” to reap their healing properties, and today, guests still enjoy them in the Springs Eternal Spa. The property also hosts five restaurants and there are miles and miles of scenic trails for hiking nearby. Couples seeking romance may want to book one of the packages that include various options like sparkling wine and strawberries or a signature spa welcome treatment.
The Five-Diamond Award Rittenhouse offers a prime Philadelphia location near many of its iconic attractions, along with an in-house spa and world-class dining. The historic hotel has long set the standard when it comes to the city’s luxury hotels. Staff greet guests by name, who are welcomed with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Its suites overlook Rittenhouse Square, and when you want to get out and explore the attractions, if you don’t have your car you can be driven in the hotel’s own Jaguar. The property also houses several dining options, including the award-winning Lacroix, a relaxing atrium pool and the Rittenhouse Spa & Club with a full menu of options like massage, facials, body rituals and special services for brides, grooms, and couples.
The Lodge at Glendorn is an upscale property less than 20 miles from Allegany State Park, made up of a 1929 redwood house and a dozen cabins that were built over the 1930s and ’40s. They all have wood-burning fireplaces and cable TV, with the higher-end options coming with full kitchens and whirlpool tubs. The Forest Spa is right on-site and offers a wide range of treatments. In fact, here, wine isn’t just for sipping. Its signature Tuscan Wine Therapy treatment is a one-of-a-kind facial using all-organic ingredients, including nuts, berries, honey, and other ingredients found in the forest. Guests can also enjoy a heated pool and activities like biking, kayaking, and tennis.
Guests can look forward to plenty of pampering at Bear Creek Mountain Resort, along with gorgeous mountain views. The coffee and sea kelp scrub or wrap at the spa is a favorite although there are multiple massage techniques to choose from when seeking the ultimate in stress and tension relief. A year-round destination, the summer activities include hiking, biking, and disc golf, along with swimming in the indoor or outdoor pools. Winter brings opportunities for snow tubing, skiing, and boarding. There are three restaurants, including The Grille, which offers an extensive beer list and dining with mountain views. The spacious rooms are available with upgrades like whirlpools or Jacuzzis, and kitchenettes. Book an executive suite for lots of luxuries, including floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.
This resort offers it all, including a spa exclusive for guests and resort members, offering blissful services aimed at relaxation or rejuvenation, with all treatments including access to its indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, steam room, sauna, and relaxation lounge. There are a ton of things to do here too, with everything from golf and animal safaris to zip-lining and off-road experiences. Accommodation is available in lodge rooms, townhomes, and luxury vacation homes, and you can look forward to fine-dining at the on-site Laurtrec restaurant.
One of the top resorts in the romantic Poconos, Skytop Lodge is a Dutch Colonial-style resort that provides a tranquil retreat for mind, body, and soul. The spa offers a long list of treatments aimed to stimulate healing and overall well-being. If you want to really indulge, choose the “Time to Rember” combination. It’s nearly five hours of incredible pampering. There are a variety of wellness packages to choose from along with beauty services and a relaxation area. Guests can also sign up for yoga and fitness classes. There’s an indoor pool and hot tub, hiking trails, and a golf course right on the property too, while dining can be enjoyed at two restaurants, including an eatery serving delectable Italian cuisine. Rooms are inspired by the English countryside and include TVs, attached private bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi.
The luxurious Ritz-Carlton is home to the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon, providing a paradise in the city for pampering, using a blend of local and traditional techniques. Some of the favorite options here include the warm stone massage and hibiscus/honey hydration wrap. Classic massage, chakra balancing, and reiki are available too. It’s all about luxury here from the moment you step into the lobby with its grand columns, majestic domed ceiling, and marble floors. You’ll even get a welcoming glass of champagne. Memorable meals and cocktails can be enjoyed at the Latin American Aqimero, while rooms provide city views and amenities like flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and marble bathrooms with rainfall showers.
This couples-only resort in the Poconos lies along the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, providing the ideal retreat for those who want to enjoy recreational activities and relaxation. A popular destination for romance-seekers since the ’60s, its founder was the inventor of the heart-shaped Sweetheart Tub, providing the ultimate for couples into nostalgia who can also immerse themselves into one of the huge Champagne glass-shaped whirlpools. Outdoor adventures on offer include golf, tennis, horseback riding, swimming and speed boat rides, while the spa offers a variety of services, including massage. Live nightly entertainment is provided too, with everything from DJs to comedians. All-inclusive packages are available.