California Spa Resorts

Pamper yourself at the Golden Door Spa, San Diego

"Number 1 Destination Spa" —Zagat Survey 2005 Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts, & Spas "'No one does spirituality like the Golden Door,' ...this premier destination spa's beautiful hiking trails, 'luxurious sensing-every-need' service, and Michel Stroot's spa cuisine" are cited as some of the reasons for the Golden Door being named "Best Small Spa"—Spa Finder Reader's Choice Awards " One of the Top 5 Destination Spas"— Travel + Leisure 2004, 2003, 2002 Readers' Poll "Number 1 Destination Spa in North America and the Caribbean" — Condé Nast Traveler's spa poll 2001, 2000 "Number 1 Spa in America" (13 consecutive years) — Zagat US Hotel, Resort and Spa Guide "Number 1 Spa" — Robb Report's 11th Annual "Best of the Best" Awards Town & Country says, "There are spas for every reason and every season but nothing can compare to the Golden Door."

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irishlass said...

My parents stayed at the Sonoma Mission Inn on their honeymoon, and it's just as beautiful today as it was then.

For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced this site. First revered by Native American and early settlers as a bathing ground, the springs gained popularity among San Franciscans in the 1840s, when a bathhouse emerged to shelter the restorative waters. Generations of travelers have visited this site through the years to 'take the waters' and witness its transfer-mation from a rustic bathhouse to a new elegant Spanish-Mission style Inn in 1927.

Today, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is proud to be one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with our own source of thermal mineral water, which flows from 1,100 feet directly beneath the Inn at 135 degrees.

Our Spa pays homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, who believed in the axiom, 'Sanitas Per Aquas', or healing through water.

irishlass said...

At Bacara, in Santa Barbara, you never need to leave the pool

Splish. Splash. Swimming pools with ocean views.

At Bacara, you'll find a collection of zero-edge swimming pools -- three in all -- that are glorious enough in their own right. But when you factor in the magnificent views, our 26 private full-service cabanas, and two outdoor whirlpools, you come to realize that the Bacara poolside experience is beyond any you've had before. All-day lounging is encouraged, and an exceptional selection of food and drink served from 10 am until sunset ensures that if you don't want to get out of your chair all day, you won't have to.

unless it's to go to the spa

Peel. Polish. Tighten. Tone. Relax. Renew.
The ultimate in indulgence and rejuvenation.

42,000 square feet completely dedicated to refreshing and reviving you.
36 individual treatment rooms
Private sunbathing with breathtaking ocean views
Open air or indoor massage
A 3,500 square foot cardiovascular and strength-training center
Fitness classes and one-on-one training
A heated zero-edge pool
Swiss showers
Personalized wellness programs
A beauty salon
The all-organic Spa Café
And every conceivable treatment for both men and women by skilled, licensed professionals.

DC Staffer said...

if you use a blackberry ...

from USA Today

Thursday, March 9, 2006
It was only a matter of time ...
I'm giving a sorely-in-need-of-a-massage thumbs up to the marketing folks at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif. This super swanky resort is known for its two golf courses and well-visited pools, but now the hotel's spa has unveiled the Blackberry Hand Massage "in an effort to encourage faster, more comfortable PDA usage," according to a press release. The 30-minute treatment includes blackberry (the fruit, not the device) balm and an accupressure massage to release the tension so many pda-addicted folks carry in their hands. The treatment is $80, and in less than an hour, you can be zooming through those text messages like you were a teenager. And for what it's worth, if you've never had a hand massage, they're awesome, and most hotel spas offer them, even if they don't have blackberry balm.

Anonymous said...

Glen Ivy

Since 1860 people have travelled to Glen Ivy to experience the mineral springs. Today this day resort and spa offers world-class spa services, an oasis of sparkling pools, baths, Club Mud, and spa services,

Anonymous said...

Two Bunch Palms

Imagine soaking in naturally warm mineral waters in a beautiful stone grotto as palms gently sway overhead, surrounded by deep blue sky. You hear the soft calls of desert birds, you see the sun peeking through the lofty trees, you feel the stress of your life peel away layer by layer by layer... you've come to the right place to return to your center, your natural inner peace awakens...you've come to experience the many wonders of Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa. Welcome.

Visit the exclusive hideaway of Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, where you will see stunning vistas of the San Bernardino Mountains, feel the magical breezes that blow through the Coachella Valley, and in the quiet of our pristine oasis, watch for the white owls frolicking in the palms at night. Clean air, warm breezes, naturally hot mineral water, great food and maybe a Watsu or facial and you will feel like a new person in just days.

Only two hours east of L.A., day trips (although you probably won't want to leave) can include Joshua Tree National Park, golf, Palm Springs and other Coachella Valley Desert Resort cities. Desert Hot Springs has an incredible 330+ days of sunshine per year.

irishlass said...

Outdoor massages on the deck overlooking the lake

The Cal Neva Resort Euro Spa has quickly become a local's favorite. For the newest and most desirable treatments in spa care, the Euro Spa offers great monthly specials which allow guests to visit on a regular basis in order to try out all the services on the spa menu.

Pamper and indulge yourself with our specialty items which include: Hydrotherapy tub session, Dead Sea Body Masks, Herbal Wraps, Salt Glow Scrubs and Hot Rock Treatment.

Outdoor massages on the deck overlooking the lake gives you the utmost Lake Tahoe experience.

For more information, please contact us at: 800.225.6382 (ext. 2403) and be sure to ask for the "Spa Monthly Special".

irishlass said...

Have a real mud bath at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

Let's Talk Mud

Sometimes 100% doesn't mean the best. And when it comes to mud, we should know. Dr. Wilkinson's unique mud formula is based on over 5 decades of doing what is best for the client instead of promoting the latest trends.

The mud bath consists of a combination of local volcanic ash, imported peat, and naturally boiling hot springs water from our source. Designed for maximum heat penetration and buoyancy, the tried and true mud formula has long been recognized as Calistoga's finest. While volcanic ash cleanses and smooths your skin, the peat buoys you up and allows the mineral water's soothing heat to penetrate more deeply. Lavender aromas help to relax both the body and mind.

Mud baths originated hundreds of years ago in the European countries and continued as a popular heat treatment with the Native Americans.

In the forties and fifties, mud bath treatments were mainly sought after by older people seeking relief from rheumatism and arthritis. In the seventies mud bath treatments became popular to reduce stress, relax and feel rejuvenated. Whatever your reason, try a mud bath -- you will love it!

The mud bath lasts from 10 to 12 minutes and is followed by a warm, cleansing mineral water shower. Next is a bubbling, aromatic mineral bath to soothe and further unwind...then enjoy the natural mineral steam room. A blanket wrap follows...swaddled in all natural fresh blankets, a nap and slow cool down feel perfect and comforting after the various baths. Here at Dr. Wilkinson's, only the best will do and our experienced staff of massage therapists and estheticians, most of whom have been here for years, fully realize the value of an excellent treatment. This treatment known as "The Works" is our most popular treatment.